21 Sep 2016

FABULOUS OATS with BERRIES + SEEDS


I eat oatmeal every morning, and if I don't get the chance at the start of my day, I always end up making it for dinner. I guess my body just needs it's daily dose. I make my oatmeal in a particular way that gets it nice and creamy, and I LOOOVE sweet things (big surprise, look at my blog) so my oats are regularly smothered in nut butter and coconut sugar. I essentially am eating a giant bowl of warm cookie dough each time I sit down with my oatmeal. I am not mad about it.

19 Sep 2016

GREEN SMOOTHIE with BASIL, PINEAPPLE + MANGO


Smoothies give me life. They keep me energized and motivated to get through my days. They give me the nutrition I need to function optimally: both physically, mentally and thus emotionally, because my mental health and emotional state are inextricably linked with my physical well-being. These days I eat and exercise for my mental health. When I make food, my main focus is: how will this make me feel? When I go to the gym or for a bike ride, it's not to alter my body to look a certain way, it's to release endorphins in my brain so I can maintain a positive mental attitude.

16 Sep 2016

CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER PILLOW COOKIES


This post is fully inspired by Amy Lyons' recipe in Fragrant Vanilla Cake. Her recipes are always so decadent and drool-worthy. I gave these to a bunch of friends during the week and everyone seemed to love 'em. I ate about half of them myself so I personally promise: they are delish. I wasn't sure about using so much flax seed in the cookie part but somehow it makes them addictive!? And hey, ya get a bunch of omega 3's or something. Most importantly: you get chocolate peanut butter bites all day long. Enjoy!

13 Sep 2016

POWER SMOOTHIE with BERRIES, BEET + BANANA


Howdy hey howdy ho. 

I don't know why I just typed that in but I'm going to leave it because I believe in being my authentic self or whatever.