I fell off my healthy kick so long ago that I feel it’s time to do something drastic before getting back on track. I purchased this essence of vitality cleanse after reading about Chef Ahki. She was my summer girl crush (they change frequently, lol) because her skin glows and she always seems to be rocking beautiful sundresses. Anyways, after doing a bit more research I decided I was up for the challenge and the financial investment was symbolic of the investment I wanted to make in my healthy lifestyle as I move forward into the new year.
The taste though ya’ll. Whoo! I took the recommended 2 oz at about 11pm and I had lemonade on hand to help chase it down…. Tip for ya – get a real lemon and be prepared to eat ALL of it. This stuff is so pungent I could barely keep it down. Don’t smell it first. That was my big mistake. Also make sure you brush your teeth right after. That will help. This stuff is very bitter and the flavor is crazy strong.
On the positive side – I feel it moving throughout my entire body. Waking things up. I’m not exaggerating. It’s kind of awesome. I’m looking forward to healthy eating and fun with food preparation for the next 21 days. Wish me luck!
This recipe will be especially useful to those of you on a plant based diet – I’m talking about my fellow vegans, vegetarians, pescetarians, and FLEXatarians out there, lol. I’m not really a “bean + nut” eater so I have to get creative when it’s time to incorporate high protein foods into my diet. Below find a single serving recipe for this protein packed “oatmeal” alternative. If you’re making this for more than one person don’t forget to double it, etc. Consider making enough for the week and just warming it up in the morning for a quick and healthy start to your day!
This is some quinoa that I purchased in bulk from my local health food store. A little goes a long way so I consider it to be pretty affordable.
- 1/2-1whole organic banana
- 1/4 cup white quinoa
- 1/3 cup almond milk or almond coconut blend
- 1/3 cup water
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract Continue reading
Yes that’s a lemon cupcake with cream cheese buttercream filling- these treats are divine!
If you’re in Lafayette, IN then you have got to stop by Star City Coffee & Ale House, downtown off Main Street. Trust me, these cupcakes are worth blowing your New Years Resolutions for!
This Christmas I was determined to MAKE my friends and family members gifts instead of buying pre-packaged ones. For women who have it all there’s lots of pressure to pick the perfect gift but how can anyone diss a heartfelt gift made by hand with love!
Christmas was only a few weeks away and I was having trouble coming up with a good idea. Thankfully, just before I was ready to give up I came across this link on Twitter promoting a “How-To” article for Body Scrubs. It looked easy so I decided to give it a try. Continue reading