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The ULTIMATE Guide to Vegan Beginner Essentials | The Staple Foods That Helped Me Make the Change

Over the past year or so, I’ve made the transition to a vegan lifestyle. I have been a vegetarian for over 10 years, and found that it was the right time in my life to make the change and start this new chapter in my life. I’ve got a whole lot to say on my reasoning behind it, and where I am coming from in terms of my decision to go vegan, so if anybody is interested in hearing about my vegan story, feel free to let me know and I’ll try my best to fully articulate my thoughts.   Today, however, we’re going to be talking about the brands and products that helped me through the transition and that helped keep me on track. Like I mentioned above, I’ve pretty much been a lifelong vegetarian so my experiences and cravings most likely differ from somebody starting from scratch, but I still thought this post might be helpful as I’ve worked hard to find the most authentic and top notch products. There are plenty of …

The BEST (and healthiest!) Green Smoothie | Only 4 Ingredients!

I don’t know about you guys, but there is nothing more satisfying to me as a sweet and creamy smoothie in the morning. A quick treat that is packed with micronutrients, a good ol’ green smoothie to start the day is pretty much a guarantee that I am going to start off my morning feeling rejuvenated and revived. Because most smoothies boast bright pink and purple colors, my vibrant green drink can look a little… shocking, I know. But believe me, this is the sweetest and most delicious concotion I have ever come up with. And with only 4 ingredients, it’s a simple way to start the day. For a Single Serving, Recipe as Follows: 1 Frozen Banana 2 Cups Fresh or Frozen Spinach (I prefer frozen to make it even thicker and colder) 1 Cup Almond Milk 1 Serving of Vanilla Protein Powder (I use Orgain Sweet Vanilla Bean) And there you have it! A four ingredient recipe for the most delectable smoothie to ever grace your lips. I hope you enjoy and would …

April Lifestyle Loves | 2017

I don’t know about you, but the month of April always acts as a sort of re-set button. No longer are we burdened with the need for products that help fight of the Winter chills, nor do we need to shy away from bright and bold colors. While today I am going to be touching upon my favorite lifestyle products from the month of April, rather than beauty products, I feel as if the past month has still acted as a rejuvenating time in my daily routine. If you’re interested in reading about the my April lifestyle loves, just keep on reading.

My Favorite Lifestyle YouTubers, Podcasts, and Blogs: Cooking, Work Outs, and More!

Lets face it, life would be a whole lot easier if it came with a tutorial. Luckily, for us mere mortals, we have the internet- which is just as good. During the school year, procrastination becomes an artform that I have all but perfected. And in this dawdled time I have actually managed come across some really awesome stuff that I think everybody should know about. Today I’m going to be sharing with you a few of my all time favorite internet and iTunes finds for. ‘Cuz let’s be real- listening to podcasts, watching food shows, and working out is a blast, but is always better when you’re procrastinating.

My At-Home Spa Day Essentials

No matter how picture perfect your life may be, it is simply inevitable that long days at the office or in the classroom result in stress and exhaustion. Personally, I have anxiety and often feel overwhelmed with the stresses of daily life. While anxiety or stress is by no means a good feeling, I have (over the years) found an at home routine that helps me unwind, and melts any feelings of worry away. Today I am going to be walking you through my 4-part method for a stress relieving, at-home spa day that never fails to relax. Part One: Destress Bubbles: When feeling overwhelmed, I start off my night by soaking in the tub. When your tense, stressed, and overworked body enters the warm water, your muscles instinctively relax- resulting in an instantaneous feeling of calm. This is the first step to a tense free night, and a peaceful nights sleep. Essence: To enhance the effects of your bath time, incense is a great option. Ever since Ancient Egypt, incense and essential oils have been used to treat anxiety, and …