All posts by thenakedflora

MERMAID TOAST

If youโ€™re living a healthy lifestyle, most mornings are pretty breezy, but we all know thatโ€™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, letโ€™s hear it for Mermaid Toast!

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ONE YEAR VEGAN AND COUNTING

You guys!!!! Today marks one year VEGAN! I can easily and honestly say that going vegan is the best decision I’ve ever made and that I have never experienced as much peace and joy as I have during my first year living a vegan lifestyle. Now, I want to share with you some of the details of this past year ๐Ÿ™‚

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S A Y A – HAIRPINS THAT ARE SAVING THE RAINFOREST

The rainforest; a tropical treasure trove,ย breathtakingย 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 ย 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 . . .

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VEGAN TROPICAL FRUIT SMOOTHIES

With Spring in full bloom and Summer just around the corner, it is gettinโ€™ hot out there. Rising temperatures mean itโ€™s time to start prepping your produce! Between weekend plans and trying to simultaneously live out your โ€œadult lifeโ€ thereโ€™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!

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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.ย 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 skinย can be a daunting task. After going Veganย 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 Lipstickย 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.

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SMOOTHIE BOWLS: THE ART FORM

Ah yes, the all mystical smoothie bowl. They’re like the unicorn of meals. If you’re into health and are currently using Instagram, I’m sure you’ve come across one of those colorful bowls full of gorgeously decorated, healthy deliciousness, also known asย Smoothie Bowls. Most of the time when you’re scrolling through your feed and one pops up, you’ve just gotta scroll back and take a gander at the thing. They’re so bright and happy and have so much going on that you can’t help but think, “I wish I could eat that for breakfast every day!” The thing is . . . you CAN! ๐Ÿ™‚ Smoothie bowls are very intriguing and yes, do look pretty complicated, but I can assure you that anyone can make them. For this post I decided to break down the smoothie bowl in hopes to encourage readers to give one a try at home. I don’t mean to demystify the oh-so-magical smoothie bowl, I just think it’s important to share these fun, very healthy meal ideas with anyone and everyone who is trying to live a healthy life! ย So here we go . . . Continue reading SMOOTHIE BOWLS: THE ART FORM

VEGAN SPRING ROLLS

What better time than Spring to create some colorful spring rolls? With the season just around the corner, I thought I would show you just how easy it is to create this vibrant, healthy meal. Spring rolls are one of the easiest, quickest meals you can whip up. They’re also incredibly fun to make, so having a friend with you is a good idea. Continue reading VEGAN SPRING ROLLS