Mermade Moments: May 2015

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Red, White & Blue Trifle with Mountain High Yoghurt

I've been trying to make healthier food choices lately and I've been really good about packing my lunch...for the last three days ;)

One of my staples has been yoghurt. I've been making myself a parfait every day for a snack. Layers of fruit, yoghurt, and almonds. Yummm!

When I was presented the opportunity to work with Mountain High Yoghurt, I was all about it. I decided to put a healthy spin on a classic treat! Red, White and Blue Yoghurt Trifle with Fruit!

For this recipe, I used:

  • Mountain High Yoghurt - Fat Free Vanilla
  • Angel Food Cake (sliced and those slices cut in half)
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries

I didn't use specific measurements at all. I grabbed a small glass bowl (where's a trifle dish when I need it???) and layered the ingredients. I started with Mountain High Yoghurt, a piece of angel food cake (cut in half) and then threw all the berries on top/ I repeated this a few times, ending with the Mountain High Yoghurt. It looked a little plain on top, so I sprinkled some angel food cake crumbles on top.

I love Mountain High Yoghurt. Vanilla is my favorite. It's smooth, tangy, and has 10 grams of protein! It's the perfect snack and can be the perfect treat.

This would be perfect for 4th of July or any summer party. It's all the deliciousness, without the guilt!

Visit Mountain High's website for a coupon to get your own yoghurt. They also have tons of yummy recipes to look at! 

Curious as to why they put the 'H' in yoghurt? It's spelled that way in Europe and they are using old school European methods of making this yoghurt still today!

For more info, check out Mountain High Yoghurt's Pinterest, Facebook, and Instagram

Monday, May 18, 2015


note the tumbler filled with pink champagne

This last weekend, I was at the beach. (surprise!) and allllll over the sand were these little blue jelly like creatures. After talking to my Marine Science major BFF, we concluded that they were blue jelly fish. Duh!

this is the under side - pretty blue!

I did a quick google search and found out that these babies are actually washing up onto shore all over the west coast! Cray cray!

I took a few random pictures just because I thought they were cool. I wish I would've taken more for the sake of this blog post. I also wish I would've taken a better picture of the crazy fin they have. You can kind of see it in the first picture.

I actually felt bad for them - just laying there all dead and stuff. I tried to put one back in the water for good measure. It didn't come back to life. (although I knew it was a lost cause)

They even have their own hashtag. That's how you know you've made it in life.

PS. this is near Monterey, CA if you are tracking where these little jellies wash up.

if you have amazing eyes and can see all the white specks to the right of us - those are washed up, old jellies.

Have you seen any? Where? I would love to know!