The Truth About My Life.. Over PhoJuly 31, 2015
Having lunch together and talking about life is one of my favourite things to do with someone. I did it a lot in LA, so I figured I should do it on my channel too. I love you guys so much and am happy to share. Beware, it’s a personal one and heavy at times.
Love & Light,
Sheet Mask, Yacht Party & 3am Dessert Vlog!April 30, 2015
I’ve been dabbling in Korean skincare, and trying products I’ve never heard of like sheet masks and essence. I showed the sheet mask in the video (which is SO amazing) and I will show the rest in upcoming videos once I’m sure they’re worth the hype!
Cremalab Herb Tea Mask: http://bit.ly/1GzKGMz
I had my morning shake which is the Dr.Gaye Super Shake. I’ve mentioned this shake in videos before, they’re not sponsoring me but they’re great people who actually care about ingredients and sustainability. I feel like most shakes out there are just trying to cash in on a trend, so these guys are my go-to if I want to buy my morning shake. It makes me feel so good and wakes me up (thanks to the cacao and maca powder).
Dr. Gaye Super Shake: http://bit.ly/drgayesupershake
I went out and bought a Victoria’s Secret bra, a new variety that has a very soft, gel-like substance in the cup. It’s not super padded, but it does add a little oomph. I bought it because during certain parts of the month I get really sensitive and some bras can irritate me, so I got the softest thing I could find :P.
I got home and made veggies for the boys. Their sides were sautéed button and king oyster mushrooms, cooked in a bit of olive oil with added liquid tamari, green onion, cracked black pepper and toasted sesame oil. As well as caprese salads made with tomatoes, bocconcini, basil, quality olive oil, salt, pepper, and balsamic reduction.
Dessert was made as follows: Mango Coconut Chia Parfait:
1. Preheat oven at 350 degrees
2. Pour coconut milk (or yogurt) and almond milk in a glass, I do a 50/50 ratio
3. Sweeten with a bit of maple syrup, I like to add a dash of vanilla extract and sometimes 1/8 tsp of salt
4. Add a heaping tablespoon or two of chia seeds to the glass, stir
5. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. You can do it overnight as well!
6. Toast slivered almonds for 6-8 minutes
7. Put toasted almonds, mangos and strawberries on top of the chia pudding and enjoy!
I also had soup dumplings, Asian herbal soup, Korean rice wine and a cappucino throughout the day, and little things like homemade biscuits and granola bars!
Hope you enjoyed this vlog guys! Much love to you!
How to Achieve Fitness GoalsMarch 27, 2015
Simple Night RoutineMarch 20, 2015
A Juicy Beauty TipMarch 3, 2015
I used to be one of those people who was always drinking juice because it’s more interesting than water (blue Kool-Aid was my jam). Preferring blended juices to sugar water has been a great change for me since I don’t need the excess sugar in my diet. Hopefully this will help some of you guys out as well! I personally don’t think you should drink more sugar than you could eat in its whole food form, and blending my juices has helped me not over-consume sugar. (more…)
My Diet Overhaul Results & ShamingJanuary 26, 2015
I don’t eat “clean” anymore, that word is starting to make me cringe. I used to be such a “bro”, it’s the worst. I eat a balance of all foods (specific to my personal needs) and indulge when I want. Some people call it flexible dieting, I call it who gives a shit. I don’t have cheat days because I don’t feel deprived. I don’t get upset if a menu doesn’t cater to my demands. I’m so done with being high-maintenance when it comes to what I eat. Food is beautiful, and one of the greatest joys in my life is experiencing the cuisine of different cultures. I’m so thankful that I didn’t stick up my nose for the entire Middle East trip, I’m glad I sat on the floor in an historic restaurant in the heart of the city and ate the traditional food with my hands. I like having a healthy relationship with food. This is what works for me, do what works for you and call it a preference. Don’t join the hordes of people who define themselves by what they eat and shame everyone else, as if that’s a good way to educate and create a better world. I’m sorry if I sound jaded, I’m just tired of seeing the anti-intellectual climate of nutrition on the web. On a lighter note, I’m so happy that I don’t fear being wrong. I’m happy to live with an open mind and constantly change. I’m off to eat what I want because I can. Take care of yourselves, my friends.
Love & Light,
DIY Pumpkin OatmealJanuary 22, 2015
Oatmeal is super underrated. It’s filling, cheap, super easy to make and can be fine-tuned perfectly to your preferences. It has been such a convenient go-to on meal. This is one of my favourite ways to eat oatmeal!
RECIPE + DIRECTIONS
1 Cup Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
1-2 Tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
1 Tbsp Rye Flakes
1 Cup Water
Pinch of Salt
Directions: Add all ingredients in a pot and leave over-night covered at room temperature. You can leave it for as long as 24 hours depending on your preferences. The next day, give the oats a little rinse.
1 Cup Almond Milk
1/2 Can Pumpkin Puree
1 Cup Frozen Overripe Banana
Pumpkin Spice To Taste
Brown Sugar To Taste
Directions: Cook the soaked oats like you would quick oats. Combine ingredients over medium heat until the oatmeal reaches the desired consistency. Don’t be afraid to add or take away ingredients, nobody knows your tastes like you do. Enjoy!
Note: You can use any sweetener you like. I just prefer brown sugar because it tastes so unbelievably good with oatmeal!
Love & Light,
DIY Acai BowlJanuary 5, 2015
Acai bowls are like eating ice cream for breakfast (or in the evening in my case)! The pre-made ones can get pretty costly but they’re very easy to make if you have a solid blender and don’t mind cutting up fruit! I like to have mine with hot water and lemon because it’s very cold and I like having a warm tummy.
1 Packet Acai Puree
1 Cup Frozen Berries, I used blueberries and raspberries
1/2 Cup Frozen Ripe Banana
1 Cup Almond Milk (sometimes I use half a cup to make the puree thicker)
1/2 Tsp Maca Root Powder (optional)
1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract (optional)
You can throw anything you want on top! I like pineapple, strawberries, papaya, passionfruit, chia seeds, hemp seeds, unsweetened flaked coconut, apple, pistachios and walnuts!
Raw cream cheese topping recipe. I use maple syrup in the place of honey/agave.
I hope you guys enjoy it if you try it! It’s a great recipe to have and it definitely kicks the sugar cravings in the butt!
Love & Light,