Healthy Vegan Fall Breakfast Ideas!

Hope you like my recipes for yummy, vegan breakfasts… inspired by Fall flavors!

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Treat Your Feet Right with LUNA Sandals

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My dad is quite the health enthusiast (to say the least). If you ask him about anything from nutritional supplements to posture, you’ll soon see he’s done his research… a lot of research. I guess you could say ongoing research – there’s always something new he’s researching, learning, and passing on to my brother and I.

My dad’s latest endeavor has been building an arch in his feet. Both he and I were born with ill-fated and encompassing pronation… A.K.A. very, very, very flat feet. After a lot of research, my dad has discovered ways to “work” his feet to create an arch with the muscles rather than wearing orthodics or insoles that essentially just mask the problem. To work his feet, he began wearing shoes with “zero-drop” (flat shoes with no arch and no support). This allowed him to be able to feel how his feet were mechanizing and now he really has built his arches up using his own derived methods!

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The LUNA Tech Strap attaches to the sandal with velcro for added stability and keeps your ankle secure while walking.

After 16 years of competitive figure skating, I don’t have the prettiest feet in the book (as you can probably tell from these pictures I was reluctant to post!), With all those years of squeezing in to skates too small or too big , I need all the help that I can get. Of course… it wasn’t too long before my little brother and I jumped on the bandwagon with my dad’s notion of zero-drop shoes. After a few trial and errors, we found LUNA Sandals, a small company with big ideas based in Seattle, Washington. These amazing sandals are handcrafted, and made to replicate the way of the cavemen – mainly “bare-foot walking” and hurache sandals.

I have to say, these sandals are beyond comfortable! I am wearing the LUNA Mono (MGT) with tech straps. They begin to mold to your feet and really do feel like your walking bare foot! (or on Cloud 9 – whichever you prefer). Besides being the most comfortable shoes I now own, I love how they look! A combination of boho hippie meets health guru meets chic flats. Count me in! I just can’t get enough of how stylish these are!

The best part about this particular fashion statement is that these sandals are actually GOOD for your feet and body. They allow you to feel how you’re walking, work on building your foot muscles (like I’m trying to do at the moment), and do it all in comfort.

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If you’re not in the area, don’t worry – they ship worldwide and even have an online chart to check your size!  

They always say, your feet are the foundation of the body! Treat your feet right with LUNA Sandals.

Green Dream Machine Smoothie Recipe | Vegan, Gluten-Free, Natural, No Sugar Added

 

If you’ve ever had an Orange Dream Machine from Jamba Juice, you’ll love this! All the deliciousness – healthified!

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Vegan Superfood Chocolate Chia Oats!

This is a really delicious and nutritious recipe for Vegan Superfood Chocolate oats! It’s great as a breakfast, snack, or even dessert! I don’t know what I would do without this recipe – I eat it almost every day! Enjoy!

Have you tried Kombucha?

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Have you tried Kombucha? It is an amazing health elixir – the ancient Chinese actually doted it as an “immortal” drink. Essentially, Kombucha is fermented tea. The health benefits are outstanding and include:

~ Detoxification
~ High in Anti-Oxidants
~ Healthy Digestive System
~ Increased Energy Levels
~ Healthy Liver Functioning
~ Natural Stress Reliever
~ Excellent source of glucosamine
~ May contribute to Cancer Prevention

Now who wouldn’t want a bottle of all that?

I do have to warn you that Kombucha is a bit of an acquired taste. It won’t be love at first sip, but I promise you will love it after a few times.

You can buy Kombucha at most health food stores – I usually purchase mine at Whole Foods Market. My favorite is this GT’s Kombucha. Pictured is the Gingerberry flavor, which I find to be scrumptious. You’ve got to try my favorite – the Multi-green flavor – for an extra boost of spirulina, chorella, and deliciousness 🙂

You can also try making your own Kombucha. Although this is a somewhat lengthy process, it’s sure to be bursting with healthy goodness.

Whatever way you try it, you will definitely have a new love for Kombucha after you begin drinking it!

Stay cheeky!

Healthy Snacking

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I took a morning walk to the local health food store and picked up these two healthy snacks, so I though I would share them with you all.

I absolutely love Peeled Snacks and have for a long time. These are a great alternative to some of the sugar-filled fruit snacks out there. They’re all natural and no sugar added. This is my favorite flavor – dried banana, mango, & pineapple. The flavor combination is so yummy and really does take you to a tropical paradise of your own!

This was my first time trying the Raaw drink. I choose the Passion Fruit Wheatgrass flavor because I wanted the nutritional benefits of the Wheatgrass with the deliciousness of passion fruit – and boy, did I get it! The taste is amazing and it really made me feel energized. They have loads of other fruit & vegetable juice flavors. Again, thus drink has no added sugar and is just composed of the good stuff – pure fruits and veggies!

As you probably know by now, I’m a little obsessed with health. {Just take a look at some of my YouTube recipe videos and you’ll know what I mean.} I always look for snacks that are all-natural or organic and minimally processed – that way I can get the nutrition I need from a tasty source 🙂

Wishing you all health and happiness xx

Healthy on a Budget: Tropical Green Smoothie Recipe Under $2!!!

The biggest concern people have when trying to eat healthy is that it will be too expensive. I’m here to show you that’s not always the case! Here’s a super healthy, super delicious Tropical Green Smoothie Recipe that you can make for under $2!