• What to wear in Europe
    Travel

    Greece 2018 Recap – What I did, Where I stayed, What I ate

    As you probably know (if you follow my Instagram), I recently spent two weeks in Europe – 1 week in Greece, 1 week in Italy. Greece had always been top on my list of places to go. I’m not even really sure why – I didn’t even know what there was to do in Greece. All I knew was that it looked beautiful and Blake Lively went there while filming Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. And if Blake Lively went to Greece – it must be amazing, right?! Amazing doesn’t even begin to describe it. The beauty of Greece is unlike anything I’ve ever seen. I fell completely head over…

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    Blueberry coconut freezer bites

    BLUEBERRY COCONUT FREEZER BITES *soak 1 cup cashews overnight prior to making* BOTTOM LAYER : in a food processor, combine…  1 1/2 cup nuts (i used pecans, cashews, hazelnuts) OR use 1/2 cups of your favorite granola! 1/3 cup coconut butter (oil will work too) optional: honey or 4-5 dates for sweetness *I use nuts instead of granola & don’t sweeten!  *press bottom layer into silicon molds or mini cupcake liners. place in freezer BLUEBERRY COCONUT CASHEW LAYER: in a food processor combine…  1 cup cashews that have been soaked over night 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries, 1/2 cup full fat coconut milk 4-5 pitted dates dash of vanilla…

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    Homemade Dairy-free Coffee Creamer

      Coffee. GAME CHANGER!! I’ve created the perfect dairy free creamer that’s just subtly sweet – making your coffee creamy and delicious and giving it just a subtle touch of sweetness.. aka it still tastes like coffee, not straight up SUGAR! It’s dairy free, and only gets it’s sweetness naturally from dates – as opposed to the ones in the grocery store that are stocked full of sugar & ingredients your body doesn’t even recognize!! AND it comes with a bonus recipe at the end: coffee-chip pecan bites!! Dairy Free Caramelly Pecan Coffee Creamer Sorry that’s a mouth full – LOL *You will need to soak Pecans overnight for this…

  • Recipes,  Snacks

    Coffee-chip Pecan Bites

    If you’ve ever made homemade nut milk, you know that one of the best parts is the “pulp” that’s leftover. RIGHT?! You can make so many yummy treats with it!! If you’re a coffee lover, these coffee-chip pecan balls are perfect! I make them using the leftover pulp from when I make my homemade dairy free coffee creamer Coffee-chip Pecan Pulp Bites *you will need a food processor, or a good blender for this* INGREDIENTS Leftover pulp from pecan milk *any pulp from any type of nut milk will work* 1 TBS cacao powder 1 heaping TBS coconut flour 3-5 pitted dates *depending on how sweet you like things* 1/4…

  • Travel

    LA Eats

    If you’re a health nut like me, you know that LA is the place to freakin be. The amount of healthy eats in the area seems almost overwhelming – like, I can only fit in SO many meals a day.. where do I go?! I spent a week with my Instagram foodie bffs doing all the healthy foodie things and here is a list of all the good places we hit! Obviously, I didn’t hit ALLL of the places I was hoping to, but here’s where I did go –   Great White – Venice, CA We came here for brunch on my first day  (and the last day, lol)…

  • mental health

    College Life – why living at school just wasn’t for me

    I grew up constantly hearing about was how amazing my brother’s college experience was – how it was the best four years of his life, how he made the most amazing friends, had the most amazing experiences, and would do it all again in a heartbeat if he could. My brother went to college when I was 3, almost 4, so when I say I heard about this my whole life…I mean it. My brother has always been my biggest role model. I’ve looked up to him my whole life and have always wanted to be just like him. Because of this, living at college was always the plan for me. When…

  • Dessert,  Recipes,  Snacks

    Cookie Dough Bites

    Out of ALLL of the recipes i have ever made – this has to be my favorite. I know, I know, bold statement but TRUE. My whole family loves them, even my brother.. which is very rare that he likes something of mine. Now, he checks the freezer every time he’s ever to see if I have a stash of them, and last time he was at my house he took the whole bag of them home with him LOL. So, as you can probably guess these are delissssh if I do say myself. But I’ll let you be the judge….   Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites INGREDIENTS – *Makes about 10, depending on size of…

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    Paleo Carrot Cake Bars

    To be completely honest.. I’ve never had carrot cake. But I’m pretty sure this is what it would taste like. And it’s amazing. A healthy take on the traditional dessert, without sacrificing any flavaaaah! *I made this recipe for the Oster spring baking campaign. They sent a hand mixer of theirs but other than that, the recipe is all mine!* Paleo Carrot Cake Bars INGREDIENTS 3/4 cup almond butter 2 eggs about 1 cup shredded carrots 3 heaping TBS coconut flour* see notes 2 TBS – 1/4 cup honey (depending on desired sweetness) 1 TBS melted coconut oil/coconut butter OR grassfed butter 1/4-1/2 cup raisins 1/4-1/2 cup chopped nuts (pecans or…

  • SIBO

    SIBO Series – Finally, an update!!

    Hi guys!! I FINALLY have a SIBO update for you – I know, I know.. it’s been a while. When I originally started the SIBO Series on my blog, I had planned to give more frequent updates, but I quickly realized that there were no updates to give. (If you’re unfamiliar with SIBO and the diet I have been following, read Post 1, Post 2, and Post 3, before this one).     My holistic nutritionist never made any big changes to my protocol, and nothing much was changing with how I felt physically or mentally, so I just didn’t have anything to say. I’ve been following this SIBO “protocol” (if you even want to call…

  • Health,  Wellness & Realness

    Busier doesn’t = BETTER

    Heading into this weekend I realized that I had nothing to do. Absolutely nothing. Nowhere I needed to be, no one I had plans with, nothing important that had to get done. I can’t remember the last weekend that I didn’t have at least one thing to be at or to do. You would think that I’d be so excited to have a few open days and embrace the fact that I could just do whatever I wanted. But for some reason.. the nothingness made me anxious. What was I going to fill my time with? I like to be busy. It’s weird because I get overwhelmed if I have too much…

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