I am woman
The last few months, I have really worked on embracing my femininity. Some things in my past have kept me from fully embodying womanhood up to this point, so I’ve been exploring that side of me. It’s been amazing to see how opening up that space inside of me has made me a kinder, wiser and braver person.
Gifts and strengths
On this journey, I’ve learned a few things about women. Women are gentle in how they move in the world. Where some men act with force, women can guide with tenderness and love. At the same time, we can be fierce and passionate when the occasion calls for it. Women have the gift of seeing the best in others when we choose to, and we can be very compassionate. We draw on beauty and grace to offer a safe environment for the growth of others. There is nothing like women supporting each other and I am so lucky to have some wonderful soul sisters to walk this path with me.
Celebrating with dessert
Of course, there’s another thing women do well. We can cook! Personally, I think peaches and mangoes are a very tasty combination. Together they are used in my favorite kind of salsa, so I thought I would try to pair these fruits in a new way. There’s a peach crisp recipe that I really love, so I added some limited edition Activz Mango Powder. They blend beautifully, so grab some of the powder today before it sells out! This dessert will have you coming back for seconds (and seriously considering thirds).
Peach and mango crisp
- 5 cups sliced peaches (I used 4 large ones)
- 1 cup water
- 1/4 cup Activz Mango Powder
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 cup softened butter
- Preheat oven to 400°.
- Peel and slice the peaches thinly. Place them in a pot along with water, Activz Mango Powder and sugar. Bring to a boil and let simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- In a medium bowl, mix rolled oats, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and butter with your hands until crumbly and even.
- Grease a 7”x11” glass pan. Pour in peach mixture and top with oat mixture. Bake in oven for 30–40 minutes. Let stand a few minutes to set before serving.