Expo West 2017 Recap, Part 1

As many of you know, Expo West was last weekend, and it was insane. Okay, that might have been a bit of an exaggeration, but it was pretty intense. Get ready for two very long recap posts. What else is new… If you’re not familiar with Expo West, it’s basically a huge convention where thousands of companies showcase their “natural” products, both old products and new launches. It’s mainly food, but there are also makeup products, household items, and so on. Expo West is like Christmas for foodies. It’s like Coachella for health freaks. In every way. I honestly felt like I came home…

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Peppermint Vanilla Coconut Smoothie Bowl (Paleo)

HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY, YOU LUCKY HUMAN! Are you wearing your green? I woke up this morning feeling like a CHAMP because I took the last test of my undergraduate career yesterday, so I wanted to make myself somethin’ festive to celebrate my good mood. Since I won’t be having corned beef and cabbage this year, I opted for something better – a peppermint smoothie bowl! Long gone are my high school days of living at McDonald’s to slurp down a Shamrock Shake every day after class in March. Even though I loved McDonald’s growing up (I really made a 180*…), if…

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Why You’ll Never Reach the Perfect Weight

Where did this obsession with reaching the “right” weight come from? It’s so ingrained in our society that I think most people don’t even realize the obsession is there. It’s so much a part of our culture, though, that it’s commonly assumed that everyone is trying to reach some kind of weight-related goal. That assumption? Not okay. Almost every single article I see in magazines and on popular websites has something to do with losing weight or reaching a body goal. Slim down, get that bikini body, eat for a slimmer waist, blah blah blah. What if someone doesn’t want to lose weight? What if (SHOCKER) someone wants…

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Amanda Farley from Amanda Fit Life

Considering today is International Women’s Day, I could not be happier to feature the amazing woman I’m about to talk about. She is one of the most supportive, inspiring and amazing women I know. Amanda Farley. Where do I begin with her? If you’re not familiar with Amanda, she’s the fabulous lady behind AmandaFitLife on Instagram and the blog Amanda Fit Life. I won’t lie, the first thing that attracted me to Amanda was her killer taste, as in…TASTE BUDS. I stumbled across her Instagram account and was immediately obsessed with her snack plates and very Christina-esque dinners of salmon, perfectly crispy brussels…

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Chai Chia Rice Pudding (Fake Oatmeal) (Paleo / Vegan)

Now that I’m on “the protocol,” I’m trying to switch up my breakfasts as much as I can to keep things interesting. I’ve learned the hard way that my body doesn’t like having the same foods every single day, so it’s important to rotate my meals. I’m also trying to figure out ways to make myself forget that I can’t have heaps of vegetables with every meal now. It’s a real struggle. The way this recipe was born is kind of weird. Also kind of funny. It all started with the name. My roommates and I were sitting around enjoying…

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