Moose Tracks Ice Cream

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Creamy vanilla ice cream is swirled with decadent fudge while tiny peanut butter cups dance in every spoonful of this homemade Moose Tracks Ice cream.

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Moose Tracks Ice Cream

The original moose tracks ice cream has been making people smile for decades, with it’s fudge ripple and peanut butter cups. And, if you love that, then this homemade moose tracks ice cream recipe will knock your socks off.

You won’t believe the difference it makes to eat it while it’s still freshly churned with top-notch ingredients. The sweet vanilla, rich chocolate and peanut butter flavors will keep you coming back for another spoonful.

One of my favorite things about ice cream is that it is an endlessly versatile, adjustable dessert. Add chunks of baked goods, candy, fruit, or nuts and you transform plain old vanilla into something truly magical.

Even with an ice cream like moose tracks, which already has mix-ins, you can still make it even better with toppings. There’s whipped cream, chocolate sauce, peanut butter sauce, salted caramel sauce and so many more!

ingredients for ice cream with hot fudge and peanut butter cups

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TRX Kettlebell Circuit Workout

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Hi friends! How’s the day going? Thank you so much for the beautiful birthday wishes for Miss P. I read them all to her and she loved them. (She also LOVED having everyone sing “Happy Birthday!”) I’ll be sure to recap the birthday festivities in one post after her party. 🙂 For today, I have a brand-new workout for you, combining two of my very favorite tools: the kettlebell and the TRX suspension trainer.

Trx and kettlebell circuit workout

(Wearing Nikes, lulu crops, and this Zella tank which I later realized was inside-out for all of these pics. Derp. haha)

TRX Kettlebell Circuit Workout

Kettlebells and the TRX add an entirely different dimension to training, as they target our deep internal core stabilizers. You have to work harder to maintain balance or center of gravity with the kettlebell, and the TRX encourages a plank position for the exercises. You’re in a moving plank the entire time. These are excellent tools to to challenge yourself and keep your muscles guessing!

The workout is meant to be completed circuit-style, moving quickly from one set of exercises to the next. After you finish one round of the entire circuit, you have the option to move through it again 1-2 times for 3 total times.

What Is Power Circuit Workout

Here are a couple of interesting things about this circuit, which increase its *excitement*:

-It’s a longer circuit (11 exercises). This use uses quite a few unilateral movements, focusing on one side at a time. If you’re in a time pinch, you can do a couple of bilateral movements instead. (For the burpees, do regular, non-TRX burpees, and for the kettlebell squat and press, hold two kettlebells instead of one. Ditch one of the squat exercises if you’re trying to bring down the time.)

-Speaking of unilateral movements, this is SUCH a great way to train. If we’re always training both sides at the same time, it’s easy to depend on your stronger side, or ignore how each side is feeling. You may find that you can make simple tweaks to improve form because you’re really paying attention to the working muscles.

-It’s a leg crusher. These are challenging movements to work your entire body, with a lower body and glute emphasis. You’re welcome. Mauaha.

As always, talk with a doctor before making any fitness changes. Honor your body and modify as needed. This workout assumes that you’re comfortable working with the TRX and kettlebell, and know how to execute these moves safely. If you have any questions, please let me know, or ask a personal trainer at your local gym to help you. We are happy (and stoked!) for the opportunity to help others work out more safely.

Now, let’s move onto the workout!

Trx kettlebell circuit workout

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Form cues and tips:

1. Squat and reach: step away from the TRX base point, holding onto the strap with one hand. Sink down into a squat (chest listed, and weight in your heels), as you tap your free hand to the floor. As you exhale to rise, squeeze your glutes, and “c

150: Breast implant illness and explanting with Dr. Robert Whitfield, MD

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Hi friends! I have a new podcast episode live today chatting about a topic that has directly affected me: breast implant illness and explanting. I share all about my journey in this post and this post.

I’ve followed Dr. Whitfield for years and was thrilled when he was booked as a guest on the podcast.

He’s a sought-after provider who specializes in explant and breast implant illness, and also supports his patients in the preoperative and post-op healing journey.

Here’s what we talk about in today’s show:

What are the symptoms of breast implant illness?

How to support your body before and after explant?

Advice for those considering explant

and so.much more

Breast implant illness and explanting with Dr. Robert Whitfield, MD

Here’s more about Dr. Whitfield and his background:

Dr. Robert Whitfield has been a plastic surgeon for 26 years and board-certified for over 16 years. He specializes in Breast Implant Illness (BII), breast implant removal surgery and advanced cosmetic procedures such as his “No-Cut” Facelift. In addition to his exceptional work as a surgeon, Dr. Rob is a sought-after provider for his Holistic Accelerated Recovery Program (HARP). The protocols of HARP help to reduce systemic inflammation and assist patients who are both preparing or recovering from surgical procedures. Dr. Rob’s skills dovetail into a perfect balance of art and science and provides hope to scores of women looking to age gracefully or restore their health after BII.

You can check out his website here and follow him on Instagram here. 

More resources from this episode:

I love love love the meals from Sakara LifeUse this link and the code XOGINAH for 20% off their meal delivery and clean boutique items. This is something I do once a month as a lil treat to myself and the meals are always showstoppers.

If any of my fellow health professional friends are looking for another way to help their clients, I highly recommend IHP. You can also use this information to heal yourself and then go one to heal others, which I think is a beautiful mission. You can absolutely join if you don’t currently work in the health or fitness industry; many IHPs don’t begin on this path. They’re friends who are passionate to learn more about health and wellness, and want to share this information with those they love. You can do this as a passion, or start an entirely new career.

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Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream Recipe

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Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream Recipe

a photo of a pile of perfectly whipped vanilla bean whipped cream with marscapone sitting next to fresh berries

It’s not just a vanilla bean whipped cream, it’s hands down my most favorite thing ever to serve alongside desserts or even just to dip fresh berries in. And the best part? It’s just as easy as a plain whipped cream.

Ingredients Needed for Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream

You only need 4 ingredients for this luscious whipped cream! Here is your shopping list:

  • Heavy Whipping Cream: you’ll need a pint of whipping cream to make this recipe
  • Vanilla Bean Pods: if you don’t have vanilla bean pods, add a splash of vanilla extract
  • Powdered Sugar: also called confectioners’ sugar
  • Mascarpone: can be found in the grocery store near the ricotta cheese or cream cheese

The measurements for each ingredient can be found in the recipe card below.

How to Make Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream Recipe

Making this vanilla bean whipped cream is just as easy as making regular whipped cream with just a couple extra steps.

  1. Beat the whipped cream with a hand mixer (or with the whisk attachment on a stand mixer) in a mixing bowl until soft peaks form. Don’t over whip!
  2. Add the vanilla beans (see next section for directions on scraping vanilla bean pods) and powdered sugar and beat until soft peaks form again.
  3. Beat until stiff peaks form.
  4. Serve on top of pies, cake, waffles, pancakes, or use as a dip for fresh fruit. Everything is better with a dollop of vanilla bean whipped cream!

These instructions can also be found in the recipe card below. You can print or save the recipe there as well.

How to Scrape Vanilla Bean Pods

Place the bean pod on a cutting board and slice it lengthwise using the tip of a paring knife. Use the edge of the paring knife to scrape the length of the pod removing the seeds or beans as you go.

Should I Use Powdered Sugar or Granulated Sugar in Whipped Cream?

You can use either granulated or powdered sugar. I prefer to use powdered sugar because it’s so light and doesn’t weigh down the whipping cream. 

Is Whipping Cream The Same As Heavy Cream?

Whipping cream and heavy cream are the same thing. They both contain at least 36% or more milk fat, but the difference between whipping cream and heavy cream is that whipping tends to be more fluffy when whipped. But you can use them interchangeably.

Is There a Substitute for Heavy Cream?

There isn’t really a substitute for heavy cream when trying to make whipped cream. If you want to make a dairy-free whipped cream, you can use full-fat c

Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies

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With a rich, buttery dough that is loaded with irresistible morsels of chocolate, these Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies nail every delicious detail. And, bonus, they stay soft and chewy for days.

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Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies

I have made this recipe more times than I can count, over the years. They’re perfect for potlucks and gift-giving. And, I get asked all the time how they are so soft and chewy.

The not-so-secret ingredient is instant pudding mix. It’s that simple. In addition to their incredible chewy texture, these cookies freeze beautifully, making them especially easy to have ready to go when you need them.

And, I happen to know that both the cookies and the dough taste awesome straight out of the freezer. Yes, I did admit that. I often bake about half of the batch and freeze the remaining cookie dough.

When I am ready to use the frozen dough, I set it on the counter for 20-30 minutes to thaw slightly and then scoop out the number of cookies I want to bake.

Overhead vertical shot of salted chocolate chip pudding cookies on a cooling rack; underneath the rack, a checkered red and white hand towel

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