Avocado Butter Smoothie

This post will largely deviate from the usual  material I put out there. I want to share s recipe I created that’s inspired by one of my favorite drinks from a local health shop.

It’s my spin on the Avocado Butter Smoothie, so here’s what you need to make one: 

-1 avocado

-1 cup of ice

-2 bananas 

-1 tablespoon agave syrup

-1 tablespoon peanut butter (optional)

-1 cup of spinach 

Prepare the aforementioned ingredients and place them in a blender. Blend for 3-5 minutes or until thick, smoothie-like texture is achieved. And voila! Healthy, delicious drink. This recipe generally makes 2-4 servings. Enjoy!

Here’s what the finished product should look like:

Presenting an Avocado Butter Smoothie made by yours truly! (Inspired by a drink concocted in Arlington, VA.) If you're looking to get more energy, lose weight, or eat healthy, having a diet rich in avocado/omega 3 is the ticket. I'm a Californian, so by default, I'm an avocado aficionado–you can be too! What you'll need to make it: 1 avocado . 1 cup of ice . 2 bananas . 1 tablespoon agave syrup . 1 tablespoon peanut butter (optional) . 1 cup of spinach . A blender And voila! Healthy, delicious drink. This recipe generally makes 2-4 servings. Enjoy! #damnthatsdelish #avocado #recipe #instafood #cleaneats #goodfood #yummy #detox #easyrecipes #healthyliving #greensmoothies #drinksbygabby #cocktails #healthycocktails #foodgram #bonappetite

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If you’re looking to get more energy, lose weight, or eat healthy, having a diet rich in avocado/omega 3 is the ticket. I’m a Californian, so by default, I’m an avocado aficionado–you can be too!

Try this out and let me know what you think of it!


Resurgent: Shad Planking Solidifies Virginia’s Important Role as Swing State

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On Friday, I had the pleasure of attending my first Shad Planking event at the Wakefield Sportsman Club in Wakefield, Virginia–a town 170 miles southeast of Washington, D.C. This was the 68th Annual Shad Planking event held to benefit the Wakefield Ruritan Club, which has put on the event since its inception. I was invited by the festival organizers to be a featured blogger for the event.

Shad Planking was originally dominated by Democrats and was once exclusive to males. Over the course of its 68th-year existence, the event has grown to include women and expand its reach to right-leaning audiences. Moreover, this year in particular, rebranding efforts were implemented to make the event more amenable to younger audiences by enticing them with wine, beer, and other goodies.

Garden & Gun Magazine profiled the yearly event in their recent April/May 2016 edition describing it as the following:

Continue reading at The Resurgent. 

Counter Cultured: Luke Bryan Returns to Country Roots in New Song

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The four-time co-host of the Academy of Country Music Awards and outdoor enthusiast has a new music video showcasing his love of fishing and hunting. 

Luke Bryan’s new song “Huntin’, Fishin’, and Lovin’ Every Day” will even appeal to those who are skeptical of the country crooner’s music. Often associated with the “bro-country” movement, Bryan’s new song appears to have departed from this. As more country music adopts a more traditionalist tone, even Bryan recognizes the need to return to his true country roots–especially with this ode to dedicated anglers and hunters.

On the surface, the song seems to focus on fishing, hunting, and romance. However, it’s more about a guy who loves fishing and hunting every day.

Continue reading at Counter Cultured. 

WOS Article: CA Ban on Coastal Fishing To Remain In Place

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Despite its mission of promoting conservation, the California Fish and Game Commission will leave its ban on coastal fishing in California in place.

The already troubled California Fish and Game Commission has not only abandoned its mission of promoting conservation efforts in the Golden State. It has also decided to keep a ban–better known as the Marine Life Protection Act–on coastal fishing in Southern California in place.

The Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) seeks to “redesign California’s system of marine protected areas (MPAs) to function as a network in order to: increase coherence and effectiveness in protecting the state’s marine life and habitats, marine ecosystems, and marine natural heritage, as well as to improve recreational, educational and study opportunities provided by marine ecosystems subject to minimal human disturbance.” It was adopted into law in 1999 but modified in 2010 to include a ban on coastal fishing from Santa Barbara to the U.S.-Mexico border.

Continue reading at Wide Open Spaces. 


WOS Article: CA Fish & Game Commission Betrays Sportsmen

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In response to an L.A. Times investigation into the California Fish & Game Commission, local groups, like a Safari Club International chapter, have called for greater accountability and transparency.  

A blistering report from the L.A. Times found that the California Fish & Game Commission betrayed anglers, hunters, and marksmen in the Golden State. As a result of this report, local hunting groups, including the Orange County chapter of Safari Club International, have lambasted the commission for betraying outdoor enthusiasts in the state.

“The L.A. Times has turned the lights on to reveal a government commission that is totally out of control and operating without any checks and balances,” said Lisa McNamee, past president of Safari Club International’s Orange County chapter, in a press release.

“It calls into question virtually every decision the Fish and Game Commission has made over the last several years…It’s outrageous that commissioners have been handing checks to lobbyists…and voting on matters for which they have a blatant conflict of interest…This is a tremendous disservice to all Californians and an affront to good, clean and responsible government.”

Continue reading at Wide Open Spaces.