Citrus And Thyme Marinated Olives

Hey everyone! Here are my marinated citrus and thyme olives — the perfect way to impress your friends and family at your next gathering. Marinating your olives is so incredibly simple and takes no time to do. You can add them to your cocktails, charcuterie board and more. And most of the ingredients can also be swapped out for whatever you have on hand. I like to use castelvetrano olives because they have a firm and buttery texture that holds up well in any marinade. What’s your favorite type of olive? Comment below.

Enjoy,
Xo- Ayesha

 

Citrus And Thyme Marinated Olives

2 cups olives of your choice. (I used Castelvetrano green olives)
One tablespoon lemon juice, plus two lemon peels.
One tablespoon blood orange juice, plus two orange peels.
1-2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced.
1/2 cup olive oil
Four sprigs thyme
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (Or more if you like heat)
Black pepper to taste
Pinch sea salt

Drain and rinse olives. Now in a large mason jar or container add all of the ingredients. Cover and refrigerate overnight. The longer they stay in the marinade, the more flavorful they will be. Allow coming to room temperature before serving.

They can stay stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for at least a month.

Mango Dream Smoothie

Heres another throwback! My “Mango Dream Smoothie” is delicious and comes together in no time! It reminds me of a bowl of sherbert ice cream in a glass, without all of the added sugar and calories. It’s a perfect mid-day or night time snack. We combine mango and blood orange to get this delicious and citrusy, yet light flavor. Mango is also great for the digestion and helps to clear your skin! What are some of your favorite ways to eat mango? Leave a comment below.

Xo- Ayesha

Mango Dream Smoothie

One Cup almond milk (or nut milk of your choice)
One Cup mango chunks
One Peeled and sliced blood orange
4 Small pitted dates
2 Tablespoon lemon juice (approx juice of 1 lemon)
Pinch sea salt
1/2-1 cup ice (depending on desired consistency)

Just place ingredients into the blender and mix until you get your desired consistency. If the consistency is too thick for you add more ice and continue to blend to your liking! So easy and so delicious.

Quick TIP: I love to freeze my fruit in Glad Freezer Bags at the beginning of the week for easy and convenient smoothie prep.