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High Protein Food Options For Vegans & Vegetarians

Interested in making the transition from meat eater to vegetarian or vegan? Don’t forget to get your protein in. A lot of new vegetarians and vegans find themselves losing muscle tone or gaining weight because they aren’t eating balanced meals. They might find themselves munching a lot more on things like pizza, cheese, and breads, when they need to get in some vegetarian proteins still. Protein curbs hungry, it can save you calories, it helps build stronger muscles, and it’s great for your hair and nails. The Harvard Health blog says that the Recommended Daily Allowance for protein is 0.8 grams per kilogram of body weight. You can use this online calculator to figure it out. For some protein rich, vegetarian and vegan options, check out this...

Delicious Smoothie Bowl Recipes

I love a good smoothie because they are delicious, filling and chock full of goodness in so many ways. However, at times, when I am having a smoothie for a meal and not just a snack, I miss the act of using utensils and chewing, which is where delectable smoothie bowls come in. Smoothie bowls are basically smoothies, served in a bowl with a spoon, and are finished off with any toppings you wish. Think along the lines of shredded coconut, goji berries, granola, dried fruits, and any other delicious ingredients you would like to add in and eat. This is where you can unleash your inner child and create the most colorful and unique smoothie bowl creations of your own. To help get you started, here...

Aromatherapy: Get a Whiff of Grapefruit

Love, love, love me some grapefruit. But I’m not just talking about the taste of it. The scent of grapefruit is so incredibly amazing. I can’t get enough of it and it’s as if I can smell it a mile away. There’s something about its sweet and tart fragrance that is absolutely energizing. It always brings a big smile to my face and I’m always sold when I see any product that has its oils in it. Check out some great, cruelty-free beauty and home products that you can snatch up right now. Yes to Grapefruit Rejuvenating Facial Wipes, $5.99 Get off all of your makeup with these refreshing facial wipes! Bonus is that they’re perfect for travelling as well. Alba Botanica Good & Clean Toxin Release Scrub,...

Healthy Living Vlogger We Love! Mind Over Munch

  When we first watched Mind Over Munch on YouTube, it was love at first video. It’s hosted by Alyssia Sheikh and not only is she relatable and fun to watch, but she promotes a very attainable lifestyle that will get you fit and healthy. There are so many different playlists to watch on her channel from What I Eat in a Day and Meal Prep!, to Vegan Recipes and Workouts. And she takes into consideration what viewers need more information on and want to watch, so be sure to leave her a comment if there is anything you want to see more on. Just be warned! Don’t start watching these before bed because you’ll want to stay up all night. These are some addicting, healthy living...

Healthy Living Pantry Necessities

Don’t get me wrong, I love to indulge here and there when it comes to food, but for everyday living, I feel that it’s very important to treat my body in a healthily manner. Vitacost.com is one of my favorite online food destinations to get my pantry stocked up so I’m fueled and ready to face the day. See some of the items I insist on always having readily available. Starwest Botanicals Organic Spirulina Powder, $17.21 Spirulina tastes super salty and of the sea, but when used sparingly, you can’t even tell it’s there. It’s an algae that contains protein, vitamins, is considered to be an antioxidant, and is anti-inflammatory. Vitacost Vitamin D3, $11 Since I try not to be in the direct sun for too long and because...

How to Make Your Smoothie Filling

A breakfast smoothie sounds like a great way to start your day, doesn’t it? Fresh fruits and bright greens just make me feel healthy just thinking about it. But if you’re anything like me, about an hour after I polish them off, I’m starting to feel hungry again and wishing that I succumbed to a New York bagel with cream cheese instead. Fear not! You can still start your morning off with a lovely smoothie that not only tastes great and is healthy, but will keep you full for a longer period of time. Check out some of these add-ins that you’re going to want to stock up your pantry and fridge with, to keep you satiated longer. Oats Ever notice how a bowl of hot oatmeal...