• Nutrition

    Avocado Obsession + A Recipe Round-Up

    True story: I am OBSESSED with avocados.  I have always been naturally thin- never calorie counting, and I remember when when my friends from college who were naturally calorie- obsessed would literally shun avocados because they were high in calories.  This sadly made me feel guilty for eating a full avocado at a time because I didn’t want to eat 400 calories and a ton of fat.  WELL I grew-up and stop listening to what other people said: especially when it came to nutrition and diets.  So I am back at it- supporting the avocado and all of it’s glorious fats.   You know why?  Because it’s fricken delicious, packed…

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    Old Food, New Love

    When I think diet foods especially fad diet foods I think grapefruits.  You know- magazines telling you to eat 1/2 a grapefruit before every meal and you can lose three pounds that month.  Well if you are new to my blog – let me introduce myself and tell you one thing about me: I HATE DIETS. I hate diet foods anything associated with diets. Okay so now that my rant is over- let me tell you do that I do love grapefruits not because of any of there weight los claims but because of their delicious flavor and health benefits: ♥ They are packed in vitamin C! – Which means…

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    Two Ingredient, Two Second Snack!

    I am a huge supporter of snacking.  I think it’s really important to listen to your body and eat when you’re hungry- even if that means between meals.  The only issue with snacking is when we think of snacks we think of “junk”. Chips, cookies etc.  To me, junk food is considered a treat, not for snacking. Some healthy snacks that I eat late at night include: ♥ Fruit and peanut butter ♥ Corn chips (unprocessed) and salsa ♥ Half an avocado with sea salt ♥ Popcorn! Popcorn is my absolute favorite.  Did you know popcorn is a WHOLE GRAIN and has protein and a butt-load of fiber! Sometimes at…

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    Mornings Are Hard- Breakfast Doesn’t Have To Be!

    Waking up is the HARDEST thing ever!  And it’s not because I hate work or hate the mornings.  I just absolutely love being in bed. BUTTT it’s the real world and I need to get my ass up –normally by 6am. I used to be super unhealthy {in the mornings}.  I would either skip breakfast because I didn’t think I had the time or I would run to Starbucks, grab one of those high sodium, low fat breakfast sandwiches and an unnecessarily expensive latte. Taking five minutes out of your normal morning might seem dreadful {trust me, sometimes it is} but you need to learn to prioritize your needs and…

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    Hello Autumn– A Pomegranate Smoothie

    September is my favorite month! It is still warm out & all of the Fall-y thinks start to trickle in.  This includes fruits and vegetables ♥ And pomegranate just happens to be my FAVORITE fall fruit.  Not only is it delicious and oddly fun to eat but pomegranates are packed with antioxidants and vitamins.  As always, I like my food as close to the source as possible.  So although POM juice has been really popular for awhile and has tons of health food claims- I will always recommend to eat the fruit straight from the source! {Added bonus: when eating the pomegranate vs drinking it’s juice you get tons of health…

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    CLEAN Protein Bites + Smoothie

      Hello September!!! I am it such disbelief that the summer is almost over!! Today I want to chat about protein.  UGH- so the most frustrating thing for me is the protein shake and bar market.  I would say about 75% of anything that is marketed to gym-goers is all crap!  Fake ingredient- false claim crap!  When it comes to protein- something that is supposed to be super good for us-aim for high quality sources- look at the ingredients, make sure you are consuming REAL food.   I have actually boycotted protein powder for forever- but I came across ALOHA which actually has legit ingredients like pumpkin seed and hemp seed protein.…

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    Banana Chocolate Peanut Butter CHIA Pudding

    Okay so this delicious dessert is raw, VEGAN, low calorie, nutrient dense and only five ingredients!!  Literally the best dessert // breakfast ever! ♥ 2 Tbsp Chia Seeds ♥ 1 Tbsp PB2 powder ♥ 1 Tbsp Raw Cocoa Powder ♥ 1 Tsp Hemp Hearts ♥ 1/2 Banana ♥ 4-6 ounces of water Directions:  Blend all of the above ingredients into a blender or food processor.  Refrigerate overnight until it’s a thick consistency.  Enjoy 🙂 Why this pudding is the shit: Well aside from it being raw and vegan it is also SUPER healthy. Chia seeds are packed with fiber and protein.  Hemp hearts are rich in essential fatty acids and…

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    #TeaTime: Turmeric Tea

      Happy almost weekend!  Yesterday I made my own tea and it was AMAZING!  I have been reading a lot about the health benefits of turmeric but I have been in NOO mood to cook–especially not pot of curry—-I mean it is ten thousand degrees out!   So instead I made my own turmeric tea!  This recipe is literally sooo good.  If you aren’t craving hot tea- make a big batch of it and put it in the fridge for some iced-tea!   psssst….This turmeric tea with a splash of full-fat coconut milk—amazeballlls.             So why turmeric? Here are a few of it’s benefits: ♥…

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    This Weeks Recap

    Hi all! Hope everyone is having a great week! ♥  I haven’t posted in a while-so I wanted to do a little recap as this week was full of excitement!  Now that this blog is sort of on a role- I feel like I have had so many exciting opportunities come up! ♥ Do you follow me on Instagram? If you don’t–you should! I am starting to partner with a few brands and will be posting tons of giveaways! This week, I did a giveaway for a three day juice cleanse hosted by Raw Generation…and let me tell you..there juices are DELICIOUS! Comment below if you want a discount code to there juice!!…