creamy strawberry coconut breeze + a giveaway

I think that we all deserve a treat.

I was going to save this giveaway for a couple more months from now, but I think that the time is right.

Swampy subway platforms have made me cranky.

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Giving makes me happy.

So let’s perk up my mood and give something away, okay?

I’ve mentioned before how much I love Sweet Anthem Handmade Perfumes.

They’re vegan. They smell amazing. They’re crafted with care and love.

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I’m giving away a $35 gift certificate so you can begin, or continue, your own love affair with Meredith Smith’s beautiful creations.

You can choose from Sweet Anthem’s vast collection and find your own special scent.

If perfume isn’t your thing, you can pick up some lotion, candles, lip shimmers and Perfumed Necklaces.

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Plus, Sweet Anthem’s website now offers fragrances from a variety of perfumeries.

So what are you waiting for?

Leave a comment below between now and 11:59 pm EST on Monday, July 29 to be entered to win a $35 gift certificate to Sweet Anthem Handmade Perfumes. The winner will be announced here on the blog on Tuesday, July 30.

Note: Sweet Anthem is on summer sabbatical until August 8, so any orders placed before then will not ship until the shop reopens.

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Sweet Anthem ships worldwide, so please comment, international friends!

And in the meantime, those of you experiencing a hot and muggy summer with me will find a little bit of relief in this Creamy Strawberry Coconut Breeze.

For those of you frolicking in winter weather right now, this dreamy drink is ready to be bookmarked for later, or enjoyed today if you’re like me and love cold treats year-round.

I’m going to drink mine while I caress my air conditioner and beg her to never, ever quit on me.

Creamy Strawberry Coconut Breeze
Recipe adapted from Taste of Home
Serves 1-2
Printable recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup whole strawberries, stems removed
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1 can unsweetened full fat coconut milk (I used Thai Kitchen), chilled in a refrigerator overnight

Slices the strawberries and place in a blender or food processor, along with the apple juice.

Cover and blend until smooth.

Open the can of coconut milk and scoop out the firm, solidified layer into a mixing bowl. Stop scooping once you hit the watery portion near the bottom.

Whip the coconut milk solids, either by hand or hand mixer, until the milk turns into whipped cream, 3-5 minutes.

Coconut Whipped Cream

Add the whipped cream and the extra leftover water in the bottom of the can to the blender.

Blend it Up
Blend until all ingredients are combined.

Drink up!

Strawberry Coconut Breeze

 

*Product images courtesy of Sweet Anthem Handmade Perfumes
**This giveaway is from me to you. Sweet Anthem has a special place in my heart, but they are in no way involved in this giveaway.

30 thoughts on “creamy strawberry coconut breeze + a giveaway

  1. What an awesome giveaway! And your drink sounds so refreshing! With the current heat and humidity, any help with hydration is much appreciated. :)

  2. Smelling pretty is a plus. Products look so nice. This drink looks amazing to calm the blazing days. The thought of strawberries and coconut sounds perfect. I will be making this for sure.

  3. So excited for this great giveaway! And to try this recipe! We’re having your “baked eggplant burger” recipe tonight!

  4. This recipe looks delicious. I’ve been meaning to try coconut whipped cream for a while and this will be the perfect reason!

  5. That strawberry drinks looks absolutely delicious! I am also excited about learning more about and trying Sweet Anthem products. I’m all about products that smell good.

  6. The giveaway sounds awesome and while I love the pictures of your new drink, I miss the posts that include pictures of your cats! Excellent blog…. LOVE IT!

  7. Sure, why not enter?

    Either way, that recipe is going in the “I Am Super Hot and Summer is Killing Me So I Need to Drink Refreshing Things” queue!

  8. I stumbled upon your blog while searching for vegan recipes for my favorite vegan cousin. She has asked me to make vegan cupcakes for her wedding in September so I am ever searching for vegan recipes to try. She’s coming to visit soon so I’m trying your tortilla roll ups out on her. Thanks for the recipes!

  9. I am a 1 month old vegan (46 yr old) and am so excited to discover all these amazing products, recipes, blogs and websites. Can’t believe it’s taken so log but I am really enjoying the Vegan journey so far.

  10. I found site off of findingvegan.com- great work! I’m excited to try this strawberry smoothie and would love to win your giveaway!

  11. That looks so good!
    It’s really hot in London and I’ve been having lots of smoothies/juices lately
    I recently tried carrot and watermelon, which was lovely!
    Great giveaway!
    All of the perfumes sound gorgeous!

  12. I’m always looking for new vegan companies to support. I’ll definitely have to check out Sweet Anthem. Great giveaway!

  13. That strawberry breeze looks great– I bet it would be good with peaches, too! I just moved to Baltimore, and we have some pretty awesome local Maryland peaches right about now.
    The perfumes look lovely, I’ve got my fingers crossed for the giveaway!

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