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🍌mango nana acai bowl🍌 topped with the goods ✖️(aka almond butter, banana coins, cacao nibs, hemp seeds, coconut, and granola)✖️😈😈

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Cinnamon Swirl Banana Ice Cream topped with cacao nibs, dried mulberries, chopped dates, hemp seeds, fresh strawberries + a peanut butter drizzle 🌞💋💕✨🍓🌸⭐️

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Matcha & Jasmine Macaron Ice Cream Sandwiches + A Giveaway!

If I had to boil everything in life down to just three things, I might settle on love, and flowers, and ice cream sandwiches. Matcha macaron and jasmine green tea ice cream sandwiches, to be exact. With cacao nibs. And a whole lotta love, courtesy yours truly and the baking genius of Alana Kysar from Fix Feast Flair.

Lucky for us, and EVEN LUCKIER FOR YOU, Smith Teamaker gave us a Green Tea Gift Pack of Jasmine Silver Tip and Matcha Powder teas to give away to you! ‘Cause you’re gonna get hooked. 'Cause these ice cream sandwiches kinda taste like waking up on a bed of blooming jasmine with a green tea latte in one hand and a bar of your favorite dark chocolate in the other. 

I know. It’s ridic. Get a full tutorial plus the recipes and A GIVEAWAY here!

This delicious little jar of heaven is literally so amazing you will never be able to live your life the same way again. It’s vegan, all natural, super easy, and it has only 6 ingredients!

Serves 1

6 medjool dates (pitted and soaked for 10 min. in hot water)
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon flaxseeds
1 tablespoon unsweetened coconut
1 tablespoon cacao
2/3 frozen bananas

In a food processor, blend the seeds, coconut, and cacao until finely ground. Add in dates and blend until combined. Roll into little balls (makes around 7 medium sized) and put aside. Blend 2 or 3 frozen banana in the food processor and mix with the bliss balls. Enjoy!

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Breakfast: already ate half of it, but captured its beauty anyway…frozen banana-cacao ice cream

Lunch: big batch of RAWNOLA. So dense and delicious…using the recipe of lonijane on Instagram. Oats, shredded coconut, and Medjool dates blended in a food processor. MMMMMmmmmMmm. Will be adding cashew milk and probably tons of watermelon on the side :)

Cacao vanilla nice cream with peanut butter coconut cookie dough bliss balls

Rusty Nail's Recipes

Dear Drinkers. Those of us who live in the US will be Springing Forwards an hour, tomorrow. And, while, it certainly does not feel like Spring outside, what with the snow blanketing everything forever, and the skies a uniform slate grey. With that being the case, I think we all need a bit of brightness. A bit of positivity. A bit of blue-skies and optimism. A story, to lift the… “Spirits”. And where there’s a story, there’s a Storyteller.

Ladies and Gentlemen

It’s Skylark! 

This canary-yellow creator is trying to write. Not just *A* story; but *THE* story. And any time someone is striving to create something which is not just honed to the point of perfection, but also leaves lasting impact, influence, and cultural relevance? They’re deserving of honoring, here at The Pony Keg. 

A Skylark

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz Vanilla Vodka
  • 1 oz Advocaat
  • 1 White Cacao liqueur
  • Ice
  • Chilled Martini Glass

Special Equipment:

A cocktail shaker.

Making a Skylark:

  1. Put all liquids and ice in Cocktail Shaker
  2. Shake vigorously
  3. Strain into glass
  4. Drink!

You’ve just made a Skylark! 

I’d feel a little remiss, however, to ignore the work that’s come before him, and the accomplishments that Al’s already produced.

Any time someone starts a new project, a new enterprise, a new story; it could be said to be a bit of an Adventure. Which would make the person performing that action… An Adventurer.

An Adventurer (Makes 4):

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz Grand Marnier
  • 1 oz Skyy Ginger Vodka
  • 6 oz Orange Juice
  • ice
  • 4 Shot Glasses

Special Equipment:

A cocktail shaker.

Making an Adventurer:

  1. Put all liquids and ice in Cocktail Shaker
  2. Shake vigorously
  3. Strain into glasses
  4. Drink!

You’ve just produced an Adventurer!

The first of these drinks I designed around Al’s Sunny disposition, and Canary-Yellow coloring. It’s a sweet, dessert-y drink, which fits with the sweet, and fulfilling nature of any interaction you might have with Al Skylark. The second of these is to honor a blog I was sorely remiss in not getting a drink out to honor while it was running, and one of the most ambitious projects I’ve ever seen someone attempt in Tumblrpon.

To you, Al Skylark. Thank you.

Keep sending in suggestions as to who you’d like to see made into a drink, and Stay Thirsty, my friends!