VEGAN GLUTEN FREE BREAKFAST POWER BOWL

Growing up we hear things like “wakey wakey, eggs and bac-y.” We are taught that bread with sugar (pancakes, waffles, or French toast with syrup) is a decent option to start our day. The truth is, breakfast really IS an important meal. It’s the meal that hopefully fuels our bodies for the day. At first, when you’re trying to eat plant based, breakfast can be the most difficult meal to find alternatives for because there are hardly any plant based options for breakfast at restaurants. When we think of breakfast we literally picture eggs and bacon with a side of french toast. Luckily, in reality, there are PLENTY of delicious, MUCH healthier options; It’s simply a matter of discovery. Here is a recipe for the tastiest, most nutritious breakfast I’ve ever had! I call this one Vegan – GF Breakfast Power Bowl

SLEEK VEGAN LEATHER WATCHES

Let’s face it. It’s cool to know what time it is. It’s also cool to not be glued to our phones. We’re all striving to be present, but most of us rely on technological devices to tell us what minute of the day we are in. Wearing a wrist watch can relieve us of cell phone googling, putting our phones away only to take them out again, and can be the cherry on top of a perfect outfit. The brand I’m highlighting in this post comes from a long line of cute, and classic. WARNING: You may fall in love.

THE DREAMIEST ETHICAL SWIMWEAR BRAND

This Summer, I am committed to sharing with you handfuls of my favorite conscious brands! What better way to begin than with swimwear? With slow fashion finally making its debut, I’d like to expose one of the most original, creative artists in the biz. As someone I have known nearly my entire life, and someone I’ve always felt inspired by, it is no surprise to me that my friend Sabrina has launched her very own swimwear company. Excluding the bias of the artist behind the brand being someone I love, there are 2 important reasons you should know that she and her brand exist.

Number 1: Her line is a part of the slow fashion industry and is an excellent choice for ethical, conscious style.

Number 2: Knowing her has brought an extra whimsical spin to my life and now, through her creations, you can experience the dreaminess this gal brings into the world with everything she touches.

Without further ado, let me introduce the most unique, literally one-of-a-kind (as her pieces are made to order), swimwear lines around, Sabrina West Swimwear.

GUNAS NEW YORK – 100% VEGAN LUXURY HANDBAGS

 

When I first went vegan, it was all about the food. I simply refused to eat animal products. I felt like I had found my truth. It was amazing! I was on top of the world. Then, I realized that VEGAN meant an entire way of life. I began to notice that animal products were in eeeeverything . . . my toiletries, my beauty products, my clothes and accessories. I realized that my closet was full of non vegan friendly items and the more I looked at my bags and boots, the more I saw skin rather than high quality fabrics. This was so disturbing to me that I ended up gathering those items and getting rid of them. While I felt relieved by cleansing my closet of animal products, I was a bit saddened by the thought that I would have to settle for cheaper fabrics from that point on, or so I thought . . . 

MERMAID TOAST

If you’re living a healthy lifestyle, most mornings are pretty breezy, but we all know that’s not the case 100% of the time. Whether you were working late, binge studying, or out having way more fun than you planned, some mornings you just feel like a manatee. Today’s recipe is a fun way to make thooose mornings, or any ordinary morning, magical again! Transforming you from feeling like a giant tub of lard, to the beautiful, long-haired, glittering aquatic goddess you truly are, let’s hear it for Mermaid Toast!

S A Y A – HAIRPINS THAT ARE SAVING THE RAINFOREST

The rainforest; a tropical treasure trove, breathtaking in its lush green majesty and one of the most biologically diverse ecosystems on the planet. This magical world is disappearing right before our eyes. As illegal logging becomes more prevalent in  places such as Indonesia, the rainforests there are literally being stripped null. Places that were once inhabited by so many of the world’s most beautiful creatures . . .

VEGAN TROPICAL FRUIT SMOOTHIES

With Spring in full bloom and Summer just around the corner, it is gettin’ hot out there. Rising temperatures mean it’s time to start prepping your produce! Between weekend plans and trying to simultaneously live out your “adult life” there’s little time to cook and throwing away food over being too busy is always heart wrenching. Here to save our busy behinds are our favorite tropical fruits and chia seeds!

VEGAN MAKEUP – RED APPLE LIPSTICK

Hola chicas! I finally found a 100% Vegan makeup brand that delivers utmost quality and I need to share the wealth. As much as I believe that makeup is not needed, we all know that having the option is truly a blessing. Whether it’s an important work day and you feel like the walking dead, you just love playing/experimenting with makeup, or you want your features to pop along with an outfit you’ve proudly put together, makeup can be an awesome tool to utilize. As common as it is to wear make-up daily, we tend to forget that these products are going directly onto our skin and that whatever they consist of may even make it into our bloodstream. Finding QUALITY products like eyeliners, lip colors, blush, and eye shadows that are NATURAL and gentle on your skin can be a daunting task. After going Vegan and adding that to the check list, I wondered if I’d ever be able to wear make-up again. In the midst of my discouragement I discovered a brand that met ALL my requirements! Red Apple Lipstick came to the rescue, delivering the facts I needed to stay true to my code of ethics, all while offering their products in color pallets that anyone could fall in love with.