Since summer is just around the corner, and the sun is already shining brighter, I thought now is the perfect time to share one of my favorite recipes – sun tea! Continue reading “Sun Tea Recipe”
It’s that time of year again….the weather’s getting colder…and you’ve got a cold. Great. Colds always come at the most inconvenient times, right? Fortunately, some good rest and healthy eating can boost your immune system, but if you’re looking for some immediate relief of a sore throat, or trying to ward off an incoming cold, try this recipe for fresh lemon ginger tea. And if you’re just looking for a tasty tea, no worries, you’ve come to the right place. Continue reading “Fresh Lemon Ginger Tea”
If you like piña coladaaaasss…
Then you should make this recipe. Right now preferably. It’s got the tart taste of pineapple with the smooth mellow taste of coconut. Talk about the perfect combo. A match made…in the blender. Continue reading “Pineapple Coconut Nicecream”
You’ve done it before…more than once. You eye an ice cream shop while you’re walking the streets of a new town. You do some advance research and find numerous articles on the “10 best bakeries/donut shops/macaroon shops in ____.” These places all sound soooooo delicious. And why not try them all since you know you won’t have anything like them back home?? With this mindset (which I definitely share), how do you manage eating at all the fun cafes and restaurants while still trying to incorporate fitness into your travel routine? Not all hotels or hostels have gyms, so when you find yourself in a fitness-slump, here’s what to do… Continue reading “How to Travel and Exercise”
Both my sister and I share a love for cooking and baking…and experimenting. My sister has to be one of the most creative masterminds when it comes to figuring out what to do with (at times random) ingredients. Last week we decided to whip up some energy bars. We’re big Larabar fans, so we were looking to make a treat that had a similar taste and texture. Larabars are known for being healthy as well as having minimal ingredients – which is awesome. Some of the bars I’ve eaten have only had three ingredients. Seems kinda crazy when most packaged foods have 20+ ingredients (most of them being chemicals) ! So if you are looking for a super delicious raw energy bar, then keep on reading, because these bars are tried and tested, and pass the “super delicious raw energy bar” food test…if there is a test for that. Continue reading “How To Make Larabar Energy Bars”
Pretty much one of the best ingredients on earth, coconut oil can do almost everything. Seriously. It’s amazing. Below I’ve shared my favorite uses for coconut oil (everything from food uses to body uses) and shared a few suggestions for what to look for in coconut oil and how to use it!
Continue reading “Best Food and Body Uses For Coconut Oil”
On a busy work/school day, you want the ability to make a quick meal that’s still delicious and healthy. Que in quinoa bowls. So easy and PACKED with nutrients. Continue reading “Quick Quinoa Lunch Bowl”
Thanks to a recent rise to fame in social media, coffee scrubs have become some of the most photographed body care products. Coffee lovers can now rejoice even more. These scrubs are extremely simple (and inexpensive!) to make at home – no need to wait for your scrub to arrive in the mail.
Continue reading “2 Ingredient Coffee Body Scrub”
When you’re in a rush, it can be tempting to choose the closest pre-made packaged food within an arm’s length. Our busy lives often cause us to place our health way down on our list of daily priorities. However, eating healthy can be easy….and quick. In my experience, it’s all about finding foods that I love to eat (such as specific fruits/veggies/grains, etc.) and searching for recipes or more often than not, just creating my own recipes with the foods I have at home. The following recipes I usually make for breakfast, but they are so versatile that they make a great snack or evening dessert. Continue reading “3 Recipes to Try Now”
I just watched (like literally just finished watching) a TED Talk about a girl named Lauren who has significantly reduced the amount of trash that she “produces” every day. It’s pretty awesome and I thought I would share it. Though some say she’s “extreme,” I think she has some great tips – especially in terms of DIY body products like toothpaste, shampoos, soaps, lotion. Continue reading ““Why I Live A Zero Waste Life””