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one hour at PlantFit

Got home and realized I’ve been craving homemade raw vegan banana almond milk for weeks and quickly whipped some up for a post workout drink. SO GOOD. Then I had a raw vegan BLT from Pixie Retreat. SO HAPPY that Food Fight carries their delicious food!



Next month is my birthday and I already have my list ready to go and share with you! Here we go!

♥ Black Milk purple galaxy leggings, high waisted wet look leggings and liquid silver leggings or just a gift card

♥ Herbivore Clothing Gift Cards

♥ Spiritual Gangster ‘Grateful’ pullover in grey

♥ Giant Dwarf (on etsy) heart crown

♥ Mala beads

♥ Anthropologie and JCrew Gift Cards

♥ Dip station

♥ Ice Cream Maker

♥ Sip Gift Cards

♥ Vivienne Westwood for Melissa black sandal with black heart and Melissa Peace Sandal in pink


One Lucky Duck products are my favorite raw vegan foods to order online and to have in person in NYC. They even have TWO locations in Manhattan now! Pictured here are two cereals and my favorite way to eat them. I make some vanilla raw vegan hemp milk in my blender and pour it over the cacao or cinnamon crispies and pile on bananas, frozen blueberries, and goji berries. Amazingly delicious and good for me!

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I'm expecting my next One Lucky Duck order on my doorstep very soon. This time I'm trying their new chocolate bars (I think I ordered every flavor), two kinds of crackers that I've only had in the restaurant and of course, some cacao crispies! And because I'm on the mailing list I happily took full advantage of some free shipping and free snowflake cookies. Sign up for the treats on the mailing list cause they're changing the specials daily. Happy holidays!

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"I believe this is a tremendously exciting time to be alive.  I believe if we look and listen with our hearts, we can see very clearly now the emerging new paradigm based on love, unity, peace, prosperity, abundance, hope, change, harmony, sustainability.  All we have to do is keep that vision clear, not fall prey to the fears and worries that easily beset us in these tumultuous times.  I’m bringing my children up for a world that is going to be unimaginably different from the one I grew up in.  Really, how could I know what to teach them, what skills they will need?  So all I can do is to empower them to be themselves, to teach them self-knowledge, self-awareness, and self-responsibility.  To trust that they have all the answers they need inside of themselves.  Or in their words, to become Jedi Knights!!"

-Kate Magic of  Raw Living

Taken form a great interview you can read here:

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Delicious Green Smoothie with the hows and the whys!

I cup water- get it moving
4 big handfuls of spinach -Protein! Vitamin A, C, E, K and calcium and iron!
1 cup frozen mango -makes it creamy and vitamin A, C, more B vitamins, potassium, and even a little calcium and iron!
1 banana -makes it creamy and potassium, magnesium, vitamin C, vitamin B6 and more!
cinnamon to taste -yum
vanilla extract to taste -sweetness
1 tablespoon raw honey -sweetness
3 tablespoons Manitoba Harvest hemp vanilla protein powder -for the protein after a 30 minute rebounder workout duh!
optional: sprinkle of vegan chocolate chips -cause I love chocolate!

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"I am a genius! Look at every opportunity I created in my life and all those I continue to create that show me the wonders of flow, life, infinity, love, contrast and action. Without all that stuff, there would be nothing, yet from nothing springs stuff, so I get to love all of my stuff right now! I'm so glad I've switched on my Ecstatic Being circuitry, so I can love every single thing that comes to me from right now to infinity. Oh, goddess, I just can't help myself. Finally, I am falling in freedom. I have no control, I have no boundaries, and everything is limitless. The Universe loves me and wants me to be ecstatic to its perfect rhythm. Lucky, lucky me for shining so bright at the most interesting time ever in history."


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Kelp Noodles!

Tonight I gave Sea Tangle Kelp Noodles a go in my own kitchen. I've had them prepared for me in raw vegan restaurants but this was the first time I found them and brought them home! First I soaked them in warm water for about 30 minutes (I've read that soaking them for about half the day gets them soft like glass noodles) while I threw together the following (measurements are rough, sorry I just eyeball it):

1/2 avocado
1/2 garlic clove
dash of cayenne
onion powder
pink salt
shredded carrots
apple cider vinegar
balsamic vinegar
1/2 squeezed lemon
fresh parsley
dulse flakes


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I think I may have a few dear friends that I haven't seen in so long reading my blog because of Facebook! So fun! So this post is for you Amy M! And your letter filled with your yummieness made me a little teary! 

Details of my day being an athletic vegan stay at home mom:

5:30am: Alarm, drink water, eat a 1/4 of a Thrive Bar  and maybe a piece of dark chocolate. I like Endangered Species. My fav:

Endangered Species Extra Dark by robothand

6:15am: Start gym workout by warming up on the eliptical for 5 to 7 minutes. Then work in intervals of 30 seconds hard and one minute recovery. I vary this to make it more interesting for myself. So sometimes it means a higher incline, longer time at a higher heart rate or slowing down. I'll mix up my cardio on any machine from the stairs to rowing to cycling and running. I consider my first hour of exercise time I must get in and the rest of my workout is the body making time that will really have the long lasting changes. So for me that means I want to accomplish an hour of cardio, free weights for 10 to 20 minutes 3 days a week, and about 5 minutes of abs most days.

I have my first appointment with a new trainer tomorrow. He better not give me any grief about being vegan! And I'm excited to learn what I'm missing at the gym!

8:15am: I've already made a smoothie for myself the night before so I'm able to walk into my house, grab and drink! Brendan Brazier's Thrive book taught me about the recovery window after exercise. Brazier says you need something to eat this is easily and quickly assimilated by the body right after exercise. By doing this you are keeping your blood flowing to recover your hard working muscle extremities from your workout and not rushing your blood to your belly for digestion. One hour after your recovery meal you can have your plate of food because your body is ready and able and needs it!

The remainder of my day is not so structured:
I eat about every 2 1/2 hours, play, have internet time, games, meals for my son, classes for him as well and Andy (husband) hides away in his home office to work.

I eat a lot of raw food. Some of my favs are zucchini pasta, raw desserts, smoothies, raw tacos, salads and more! Lately I've been loving a sprouted wheat bagel with Tofutti Cream Cheese, cucumbers and ground black pepper. Yum! I also love Quinoa pasta  with sauce or just tossed with a little extra virgin olive oil and nutritional yeast. I make raw hemp milk in a high speed blender and enjoy raw cereals from One Lucky Duck and Lydia's Organics. I eat apples and a little almond butter, bananas, pears, big bowls of steamed broccoli, kale, chard, and loads of spinach! I make green lemonade with greens, lemon, water and an apple. Oh my I could go on for days about food, I take E3 Live every day, and rotate protein powders like hemp, the Ultimate meal, Vega, and anything that's vegan without soy is fair game! I do eat soy products but I'm trying not to overdo the processed foods. One of my personal food rules is to not drink anything 30 minutes before or after a meal. I find it's helpful with overall digestion.

When I eat this way I feel light and energized, grounded and strong.

I like to watch a little Oprah at night and go to bed because I looooovvvvve sleep and am in bed by about 9:30p. I believe the body needs plenty of rest for recovery and energy. I have an amazing support system in my husband who encourages me to try whatever I fancy and my little boy, Eliot wants to run races with me! 

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I made a raw triple berry cake from rawroyalty's blog on Thursday and I must say it was really good. It was a big bummer trying to get a photo of it, it's really purple all over the top, unlike the picture tells! Husband thought he tasted cacao butter, so I lost him there, I thought it tasted a bit like a berry cheesecake, and Summer (my sister-in-law of design is mine and bread and honey) thought it was more like a berry pudding. All in all a fun but expensive experience. And I couldn't get Eliot to try it, "no thanks, Mom" he says "I just like chocolate."

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Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you'll be criticized anyway. You'll be damned if you do, and damned if you don't.
– Eleanor Roosevelt

B: e3 live, lemon water. i sat down and ate a whole papaya

s: i adapted a smoothie recipe i found on my smoothie: water, a large orange, frozen strawberries, frozen cherries, scoop of raw raspberry honey, pinch of pumpkin seeds, and small handful of cacao nibs.

i took my big mason jar full of smoothie too the alberta street fair. there was music, a parade with drummers, bicycles, silt walkers, kids and dogs, and we donated some cash for at a fundraiser for a little boy. they had haystacks, bubbles, a train table, painting birdhouses and picture frames- it was very sweet.

L: green papaya salad from a thai restaurant on alberta. not entirely raw, but close!

s: slice of watermelon and chocolate peanut butter frosting off a very dry piece of vegan cake.

D: green smoothie: coconut water, banana, frozen mango, bunches of spinach, cardamom, cinnamon and vanilla. next time i'll put nutmeg too. yummy! i also made curry in a hurry from i put the creamy curry sauce over a small head of chopped kale, 1/2 sliced cucumber and peas. sounds weird but it totally worked. refreshing. next time i'll make it spicier. i was a bit shy with the curry.


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