Mmm, CHOCOLATE

This morning, I created yet another delicious smoothie. I was inspired by this recipe by Beautiful Vegan, which by the way, is a recipe you simply must try. Literally, it will change your life! Anywho, in thinking on this delectable creation, I decided to create a creamy, chocolatey, protein packed, smoothie. I blended frozen strawberries, with raw cocoa powder, protein powder, avacado, a splash of vanilla extract, and water. The end result was quite tasty. I will make some changes the next time I make it, like increasing the cocoa powder. As it is, its somewhat bitter in a semi-dark chocolate kind of way, so you may find you enjoy it as is.

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Smoothie

5 medium frozen strawberries
1/2 Avacado
1 scoop of strawberry whey protein powder
2T raw cocoa powder
1tsp vanilla extract
1/2c water

Blend well. Drink.

On another note, in my endeavor to become a healthier, sexier, beast, i’ve decided to begin eliminating toxins/chemicals externally, as well.
Ive began using a olive oil/coconut oil blend to wash my face, and thus far im loving the results! Theres lots of info on the web about what oils are best for various skin types, so take the time to do a little research if you want to give this a try. The method is simple. Massage oil or blend oils on to your dry face. Massage all over, then apply a wet washcloth over your face thats as hot as you can tolerate to open up your pores. Massage again, repeat steaming, pat dry. Easy. Im also surrendering my shampoo for baking soda/water and my conditioner for Apple Cider Vinegar. I start tomorrow so i’ll keep you posted on the results!

As always, thanks for reading!!

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Magic Mushrooms!!!!

I’m not actually intending for this blog to be an Everyday Paleo recipe review, but being a new paleo-er, I’m using mostly recipes from the book for the next couple of weeks. So, i’m literally eating my way through Sarah’s book…..HEY! My name is Sarah too!! Weird! Its like that movie “Julie and Julia” but much less glamorous and dramatic. Anywho, I digress, MAGICAL MUSHROOMS!! Thats what I am officially renaming Sarah Fragoso’s   Giant Stuffed Portobellos. These babies are sooooo damn tasty, eating them feels like i’m wrecking my new healthy eating ways! Oh, and yes I gots a picture for your hungry eyes!

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Mmmm, now stop drooling…thats gross…..

You can never go wrong mixing up beef, sausage, onions, bell pepper, celery, garlic, and mushrooms. Sarah F. is a genius, she is St. Mother Paleo. The end.

As for me, t’was a good day again. Started the day with lots of water, a touch of exercise, broccoli and sausage stir fried in some coconut oil for breakfast, followed by more water, ham slices, half an avacado, and an apple for lunch, followed by….thats right, MORE WATER! And now a delicious ending!

Oh and a sneak peak into my future: this weekend, the hubby and I are going to begin constructing me an outdoor work out area. I’m going to see how creative we can get with equiptment and what not! Should be fun, and of course, I’ll keep you informed 😉

As always, thanks for reading!