Category Archives: Self Love

Recipes from instagram!

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So I wanna post a few of the recipes I’ve had on my Instagram here today. I love these a lot.

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Minty Berry Coconut Green Smoothie:
Ingredients:
-1c frozen berry’s
-1-2tbs. Coconut flour
-Drop coconut and mint extract
-Stevia.
-Coconut shreds

Blend all up to stevia with a little water. Then pour a little in a glass add coconut shreds and layer each with smoothie. Enjoy!

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Cranberry Coconut Cake:
Ingredients:
-1/4c egg whites
– 2 tbs. coconut flour
-tbs. flax
-stevia
-drop vanilla and dash sea salt
-Cranberries
-1/2 tsp. baking powder

Mix all Ing with a little water and mix in cranberries. Microwave for 1-2 minutes. Top with a little yogurt, cranberries, and cinnamon. Enjoy!

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<strong<Carrot Cake Bowl
Ingredients:
-1c yogurt
-Packet carrott baby food
-1-2tbs. Coconut flour, cinnamon, maple syrup each
-1-2tbs. Flax
-stevia

Layer and mix. Enjoy!!!

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Strawberry short cake:
Ingredients:
-1/4c egg whites
-2tbs. Coconut flour
-tsp. coconut oil
-stevia
-strawberries
-coconut shreds

Mix In a bowl. Microwave for 1-2 minutes. Top with yogurt, strawberries, and coconut shreds. Enjoy!!

I really hope you like the recipes let me know!!

Have a good day.

Quote: “If I told you in 10 years from now nothing would change I doubt you’d be happy so why are you so afraid of change?”

What does that mean to you?

I love that quote. I say it all the time to get through tough times in recovery.

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BLOG TAKES A TURN!

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Hey well it has been a long time!  *****************

This blog is definitely going to take a turn. I have been on a huge journey for myself and didn’t want to post until I could really bring you something that was working for me. I am now doing well. I am not eating raw, vegan, juicing. Nope yummy food is involved. Overnight oats, omelets, power bowls (credit over to powercakes), fish, pancakes and more. I have become something of a chef and cannot wait to share it with you.

I also feel the site can be a sense of support for everyone. Recovery is not just from eating disorders, drugs or alcohol. What about the person who self esteem is so low, or is trapped in her exercise routine or diet or is addicted to shopping. It is all  pain that is coming out sideways. Which is why I am really focusing on the blog.
Also I changed my site name because I feel that people  (like myself) live so much in the past they forget about the future and do not realize that everything that happens is

ALL THEIR STORY!

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Winter Squashes, Blog Lovin, And More….

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So it is approaching fall and I am just loving squash! Infact tonight I had my Spegetti Squash dish tonight!!

But do not forget all the other beautiful squashes and sweet potatos (I did a whole post on my love for them) and yams (they have these awesome Purple Japenese ones) !!! A new post on this may be necessary;) Would you like that?

I will give a quick Squash Recipe…. Ready.

Take your favorite squash (commly butternut)

Cut in half.

Spread with coconut oil or butter and cinnamon.

Eat it all and savor!:)

I just had to give a huge shoutout to some blogs and youtubes I have been loving lately:::

www.powercakes.com  : Kasey is so incredible and inspirations not to mention really eats a rainbow and takes great care of herself!!!

www.youtube.com/yogatic : Great yoga videos I love her!

Great Post by Gena of Choosing Raw on how yoga helped her recover from her eating disorder.

Lastly, The Pure 2 Raw Twins have been super inspiring lately!

Question:: What blogs and youtbes, recipes are you lovely lately?

Emotions Food and the Colon

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I have recently discovered the power of emotions.

It affects everything. That’s why there is emotional eating and emotional constipation( yes, its real).

When I am happy I digest everything and I am regular.

My challenge to you is to look at your emotions. Wether it be through meditation (listen to the ocean while you do it … it helps:), a therapist, a shauman, etc. Take a look. And heal.

 

Good Luck:)~ 

Instagram and Favorites of the Moment!

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Ive been loving instagram lately here are some photos:

My green juice with butterscotch stevia yum!

 

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Loads of steamed veggies with kelp. Avocado. Bit stevia. Yum!!
Ps. Tip okra cooked will be the ultimate bowel help just saying:)

Salad!

So to move on.

Some favorites.

Rereading blogs I like Kibbys Blended Life and Detoxinista. It always changes I have so many:)

Foods. Fruit! Love it in summer. And been craving hemp or almond milk time to give in. I’ve also loved steamed veggies and avocados!

Edible Goddess  for inspiration!

Products I want to try energybits and Maca and chia seeds:)!

What have you been loving lately?

Have a great day!

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Ps my instagram name is recoveringmylifeforce. Follow me?:)

Diet…Is it mental?

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This is a post thats been on my mind for a while now that is diet. There is so much dogma out there theres raw, vegan, paleo, 80/10/10, atkins, south beach,etc…lalala. For every diet there is a group of people it works for and then theres the people who follow no diet and it works out just fine.

For me I truly am starting to believe there is not “perfect right tight”.  It is mind control if you feel right it’ll be right. There is no good or bad in this life. Everything is here for a reason. Yes even raw for all the raw dogma out there right now with cleansing season. It is mental and a lifestyle. When food no longer plagues your mind it will no longer plague your body. You can eat the perfect diet but when all you do is stress about it then it WILL take a toll on your body because your mind is that powerful.

Instead of focusing so much on your diet and finding the perfect cleanse focus on finding something you LOVE MORE than diet.

Enjoy life guys. Go out there, and eat how it TRULY makes you feel best. Just listen to your body it talks.

I’ll be back soon with another post on my thoughts on bikram yoga. Have a nice day!!

QUESTION: What are your thoughts on diet and the mind?

Yoga to help you “go”

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So todays post is kind of funny but its true who doesn’t want to go, right? I have a set of yoga poses that always help me out and I hope they help you too!

Yoga routine:

Start sitting Indian Style with your hands in the recieving position. Set your intention and close your eyes.

Next Lie Gently on your back and we are gonna do wind relieving pose.

Start by pulling your right leg into your chest avoiding your ribcage and look down chin to chest pull HARD it should hurt a bit in your hip. massaging the ascending colon.

Repeat on left side. Then you will pull both legs in looking down trying to get spine on floor. Repeat at least two times holding the poses for at least 30 seconds.

          

Next is a simple spinal twist. They are quite comonly done. All twists are great for digestion so I would look into it, but heres a great one.  Just lie down pull your right leg in the across your body, keep your shoulder down and look to your left. Then repeat on the other side. Sometimes for an advancement I like to wrap my legs around like eagle pose!

Next is a version of cat pose. THIS IS MY FAVORITE! I always feel it! Get on your hands and knees. Then bring your chest to the floor. Arms out in front of you and if you can chin to floor. Hold. Then wrap your right arm underneath your chest. Then left. Hold each pose. To demonstrate is the cat himself;).

This is the best one ever.

Good luck going! Let me know how it works!

Next on the agenda today IHERB! Serisously I love it you get the cheapest deals ever on everything!

And I have a code for five dollars off so stock up:

Cupon Code: IDI491

STOCK UP for spring! Oh and Happy Spring:)

QUESTION: Did you like todays post do you want to see more of them on yoga? What helps you go;)

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Lessons of yoga

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Hey guys hope you enjoyed the simple recipes. I have two awesome ones coming up as well!!

I have been pouring my heart into yoga lately and it literally has saved my life. I’m not shy to admit I suffer with depression and struggle with body image a lot and it has helped me immensely.

I go to sunstone yoga and they are SO helpful and supportive of me everyday and I feel like I belong and it’s amazing!!!

It makes me want to do yoga.

It boosts my confidence and makes me appreciate my body and want to fuel it.

It makes me realize by modification to your level you can grow more!

It makes me see the benefits and re glory of rest.

It’s helped me see what my body can do.

It makes me crave cucumbers;).

And so much more.

I can’t emphasize enough the value of rest in yoga at the end and during your practice and honestly by doing a pose at your level you grow so much stronger.

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It’s a practice not perfection. It ebbs and flows everyday.

I hope you enjoyed me getting a little personal:).

Namaste ❤

Recipes!

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Hey guys! Hows your week going?! I  have a few recipes I promised for you but apparently great minds think alike because my “chips” are pretty much the same ones Rande posted!

 

Here is the recipes!!!

Sweet and Salty “Chips”:::

Ingredients:

Amount of zuchinni, sweet potato, yellow squash,etc. desired cut super thin ( I used 2-3)

1/2 tbs. coconut oil

Sea Salt (not regular salt — the body has  no need for soduim and can actually be very toxic)

Stevia

Directions:

Bake at 375 and check til at your desired crispiness so good so simple!!!!

Tropical Dressing (very good with avocados or shredded coconut as a fat, a light lettuce like romaine and watery veggies like cucumber) :

Ingredients:

Juice of one lime

1 tsp. Stevia

1 tsp. coconut aminos (or tamari gluten free is fine!)

1 tsp. coconut oil

Just mix it together BEST DRESSING EVER!!!!

 

There they are guys.

Have you guys ever seen sweetly raw‘s blog she is so awesome!!

I hope you enjoy these!!
Be back soon with the best hummus ever and some lessons of yoga!

Question:

What are some lessons you leaned this week?

Quotes:

Have a nice night!!!!!

Oh, also I am looking for some blog tips if anyone has any!! XOXO:)

 

 

 

 

Yoga and 7 random Facts! Oh and awesome news!

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Hey guys I got awarded top health blogger from wellsphere I feel so official yay:) See my badge. Jk LOL!

Anyway I have a few things today first on the list … Yoga.

 

Where have you been my whole life I have fallen in love. A deep love. It is amazing. Getting personal exercise has been such a point of senisitivty and struggle in my life. First I hate it! Then with an eating disorder feeling like I have to but never did. I had so much guilt over it that food struggles got worse.

This went on for years. My whole family is an athlete and I feel like a failure cuz I am not one. Still do to be honest. I still hate exercise its a struggle.

But I found yoga. And for the first time I feel strong, flexible and I look forward to it. So yes yoga will be on this blog because it rocks.

My favorite pose has to be…

 

 

 

On my list to do is get my yoga certificiation. Not only do I feel physcially better but my depression has gone down a lot. I am by no means good or anything but I hope to be and I love it,
Hows exercise for you? Do you like yoga?

So after the blog over at Choosing Raw today I decided to do seven random facts as well….

1.  I love disney channel music. I am a geek:) It makes me happy.

2. I am thinking of going into child pschology. I love kids and helping people.

3. The country I want to visit most is Thailand. I want to eat a Durian really bad;).

4. I have been in a Sonic commercial. Wierd I know Lol:). It was awesome .

5. I write songs. They are usually very sad and are always very personal. Songwriting is my baby.

6. Being eco-friendly is really hard for me.My family could care less and it is a challenge.

7. I am starting to find my faith after years of struggle thanks to an awesome church.

 

So there you go. I am gonna tag….

Rande over at Vegetable Centric Kitchen

If you want to do it;)

Music of the day:

“Thank you” by Keith Urban. Even if you are not a country fan at all this song is beautiful thanking his wife for standing by him and loving him in the darkest days of his life in his addictions. So amazing!!

Tomorrow on the blog: An awesome “chip” recipe and a yummy salad!!!

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Question: What role has exercise played in your life? Is it easy or hard? What is your favorite? How much do you do?
Have a nice yummy night. I am going to my older sisters tonight and I am having “chips” and salad (that’ll be here tomorrow) and my yummy maca drink I LOVED. Treat yourself xxoxo