Wouldn’t want to start my morning with anything else today! 
Perfect weather, delicious smoothie, life is good :)

Wouldn’t want to start my morning with anything else today!
Perfect weather, delicious smoothie, life is good :)

Stopped by my favorite fruit stand in the area earlier today :) 
And it’s all locally grown fruits and veggies! 
Yum!

Stopped by my favorite fruit stand in the area earlier today :)
And it’s all locally grown fruits and veggies!
Yum!

Green Juice totally rocks!

Green Juice totally rocks!

Today’s Green Smoothie! 
Not as big as usual 

Oh and the smoothie and I had a little tussle. 
Smoothie: 1 Feet: 0
Lets just say a little fumble of the hands caused my feet to be covered in this green goodness.
Yep.

Today’s Green Smoothie!
Not as big as usual

Oh and the smoothie and I had a little tussle.
Smoothie: 1 Feet: 0
Lets just say a little fumble of the hands caused my feet to be covered in this green goodness.
Yep.

Stovetop craziness tonight!
And oh mah goodness was it good!Ingredients: 
Quinoa and tons of veggiesAnd for flavor:
A lil oil
Mixed spices
Spicy fresh peppers
Agave Nectar 

The agave made it sweet, the peppers made it spicy, and the spices made it salty/savory!
Such a unique delicious flavor…definitely making this again! :)

Stovetop craziness tonight!
And oh mah goodness was it good!
Ingredients:
Quinoa and tons of veggies
And for flavor:
A lil oil
Mixed spices
Spicy fresh peppers
Agave Nectar

The agave made it sweet, the peppers made it spicy, and the spices made it salty/savory!
Such a unique delicious flavor…definitely making this again! :)

My 10 mile bike ride from today was off da chaaain!…literally though, my bike chain fell of

My 10 mile bike ride from today was off da chaaain!
…literally though, my bike chain fell of

Day 9 Being 100% Vegan!

I’ve been eating a lot lately, but it’s all 100% vegan, mostly raw, organic, and extremely healthy!

I love it! I never feel like I should “restrict” If I want something sweet, rather than feeling guilty for eating an unhealthy treat, I make a raw vegan healthy treat (like my Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles) and enjoy it! :)

It’s been 9 days and hasn’t been hard at all, I’ve been finding it easy to say no thank you to a ton of the foods that I would’ve drooled over before…like fresh baked warm non vegan chocolate chip cookies….drool haha
I’ll just make them vegan!

Green Smoothies got me feeling good these days! 
I drink a massive green smoothie every single day, and in doing so I have seen major improvements in my skin!
Plus they’re delicious, so that is a major plus :)

Green Smoothies got me feeling good these days!
I drink a massive green smoothie every single day, and in doing so I have seen major improvements in my skin!
Plus they’re delicious, so that is a major plus :)

My brekkie this morning :) Oatmeal does the soul good

My brekkie this morning :)
Oatmeal does the soul good

Day 8 being 100% vegan!

What I learned today:
Being vegan forces me to get creative in the kitchen.

Confession: I have a major sweet tooth, it’s more like a sweet molar

So when I’m constantly eating fruits and veggies I have to always be sure to keep something sweet in the house to curb those sweet cravings!
What I do a lot is throw some nuts (usually almonds or cashews) in a food processor with some agave and if I want to get creative with it I’ll add some cacao powder for a more chocolate-y flavor…and so on!
And because of that, I no longer crave fake sweets like the processed goodies you see on store shelves! And it’s only been like a week!

You all should remember all my raw vegan truffle recipes, right?
No? Well if you have no idea what I’m taking about, you are missing out! So you should totally check my recipe page right here!
Or you an click here
Or here
…you get the point

Vinyasa Yoga Flow

Just completed the same yoga video that I posted here two days ago!

It’s totally awesome, one of my personal faves…especially if you’re just starting out or starting fresh like me :)

As I mentioned before, the man narrating does an amazing job! You basically could do the whole thing without ever watching what the girl is doing, because his narrations are so specific and detailed. He also is great about pointing out little things like emphasizing how to curl your toes under to press up into downward dog…things that really make you go, “Oh that makes sense!” or telling you to square your hips and tuck your tail bone in making you think, “Oh that totally felt better”
Just simple things that really make a big difference!

Check it out!

Midnight Yoga

Because last night I could not fall asleep
And I know that if I do yoga tonight, I may have an easier chance at snoozing quicker

So a light vinyasa yoga flow it is!

So thankful the peeps at the Food Forest showed me how to harvest some plants and allowed me to take some home! I incorporated them into my dinner tonight:  Left: Quinoa with steamed spinach, moringa and spices all wrapped into the edible hibiscus plant leaf with hummus spread on itRight: Same as above, just wanted to try it without the hibiscus wrap

So thankful the peeps at the Food Forest showed me how to harvest some plants and allowed me to take some home!

I incorporated them into my dinner tonight:
Left: Quinoa with steamed spinach, moringa and spices all wrapped into the edible hibiscus plant leaf with hummus spread on it
Right: Same as above, just wanted to try it without the hibiscus wrap

Stopped by my schools Food Forest today! Everyone is so rad, knowledgeable, and overall just beautiful inspiring souls! They taught my friend Dani and I how to harvest some of the foods that grow and also allowed us to take some home!  We are allowed to come whenever we would like to harvest food to take home and eat! :)
In this photo I have: Moringa Oleifera Edible Hibiscus Katut Leaves
I’ll be doing a whole post on the benefits of some of these plants because ooooh maaaah goodness there are so many!

Stopped by my schools Food Forest today!
Everyone is so rad, knowledgeable, and overall just beautiful inspiring souls!
They taught my friend Dani and I how to harvest some of the foods that grow and also allowed us to take some home!
We are allowed to come whenever we would like to harvest food to take home and eat! :)

In this photo I have:
Moringa Oleifera
Edible Hibiscus
Katut Leaves

I’ll be doing a whole post on the benefits of some of these plants because ooooh maaaah goodness there are so many!

Yoga Practice: Not a Competition

I used to be the type of person who liked to jump right into things. I would be determined to get an inversion, and rather than strengthening each muscle to properly achieve the inversion or pose, I would go right into a pose that my body was not ready for.
By doing this, I got hurt and had to stop lifting and practicing inversions for quite some time.

Now I am starting fresh.
I’m ready to begin practice yoga again without the eagerness to get a pose the moment I learn about it. I will take the time to start from the beginning and strengthen each and every muscle in my body.

As Krishnamurti once said,
"Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.

Whether you are in competition with others or yourself, let it go.
Yoga is about spirituality and strengthening.
Savor the practice and what it does for your body and use the more advanced poses and inversions as a source of motivation, not competition.

(Source: riiaeatsright)