Great Reads from the Week

Hi Everyone! Hope you’re week went FABULOUS!!!

I have some great reads for you. You know the drill; Grab a mug of Tea, Coffee or Wine (depending on your time zone). & get comfy for my picks for the week!

Conscious Diva’s has a few really great reads for you; The difference between Commitment & Devotion as well as 7 tips to stick with your workout

Do you want to know what house plants are best at purifying the air in your home? Wake Up World has a list here, they also have a cool photo showing how the world eats. It’s been floating around the internet for a while now, but if you haven’t seen it yet you should check it out!

Being an advocate for Vitamins or Supplements, I also think it’s important to take the proper ones. Here’s a post on how to tell if your Supplements aren’t the right kind. (pure or synthetic)

Being into Detoxing, I know how amazing Epsom Salts can be, but I never knew how great they were for Gardening~ thanks Wake Up World!

Kris Carr shows us why we need to get rid of the clutter …… in our minds!!!

Creative Spiritual Women shows us here how to be defenseless!

Here is a great site if you are looking to up the Vegan in your house. Recipes Galore!!!

Well, we all want an inspired life right? Maybe, just maybe this read will do it?

One of my favorite web~sites, MindBodyGreen shows us 7 Limitless ways to Give, 5 ways to attract Goodness, 5 steps to creating Positive Outcomes, & 5 ways to say what you want to say (& change the world!)

Free Movies to Watch :

who doesn’t love a free movie right? So make up some Fresh PopCorn, drizzle some Coconut Oil & Cacao Powder on top,

grab a glass of wine or a cup of tea & enjoy these interesting documentary flicks!

When Food Kills;

Vital Force: Rediscovering Health the Natural Way;

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FYI, May 5th is International Herb day. Do you LOVE Herbs? DO you use them in your meals? Do you Grow them? What are your Favorite Herbs? Check out a few Herbs & their Nutritional Content (Part 1) here that I talked about Recently!

My reads for this week!

Happy Friday everyone!!! How has your week been?

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Now, onto this week’s must read articles 🙂

There are a few amazing reads for you this week, so grab your mug of tea, coffee or glass of wine (depending on your time zone), & enjoy what I’ve prepared for you 🙂

1st things 1st. You are following Danielle LaPonte’s 30 Day Challenge Videos right? RIGHT? Here’s a recap of what she’s been doing thus far, check it out & try to keep up!!

From Conscious Diva’s, a great post on being perfect 🙂 & being organized (what’s that?)

I’ve always wanted to know how to cook without following a recipe…. here‘s a good way to start!

Love Lemons & here’s another post on how amazing they can be everyday!

Also have a survey here that I would love for you to take a minute to fill out. 10 quick questions & you could help so much!!! xox

Here’s a great post from Kris Carr’s site about losing our judgments & gaining more bliss! as well as Manifesting!

Gentle Living’s wonderful article about Highly Sensitive People is really really great. Take a read to understand it more.

Here’s a great post. As a mom, I usually feel unappreciated by my kids, but do I under~appreciate myself? Read here.

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What I’m reading this week

Hey lovely followers! How was your week? Mine was pretty great!!! There has seriously been some amazing reads out there this week 🙂 I have been on a personal growth over~load…. So grab your mug of tea, coffee or wine (depending on the time zone 😉 I hope you enjoy & learn as much as I did.

Now’s the time that the beautiful Dandelions are coming out in full force. Before you Kill them all with POISON 😦 , why not read about why they are so amazing! Here Wake Up World shares with us some goodies about the Herb (not Weed) & I also have a little post about them here!

As many of you know, I’m addicted to self growth, positive affirmations, life lessons, etc. I just can’t read enough of them! So here is my list of reads to do with that!

Mind~Body~Green shows us ways to be ok with where we are right now, Love this!

Jess from Wellness Warriors guest blogs to show us how to Keep Health Commitments (if you don’t know about Jess yet, read her bio, she’s an inspiration!)

Here Danielle LaPonte is taking us through a 30 day Challenge to Cultivate your Creative Genius, & I challenge YOU to join me? are you in???

Kerri at Awakened Princess has a beautiful post on Freeing yourself & Empowering others, she’s just a wonderfully smart woman.

Have you already seen the post about the 12 things that happy people do differently? If not, it’s worth a look.

And of Course, I love Vienda!!! Here’s a new post from her about being HAPPY!

& Finally, here is a movie. If you’ve got an hour & a half take a look at this goodie! It has some pretty great info ~

 

Hope your weekend is AMAZING!!! I’m off to Vancouver for the Heath Food Trade Show. I’m sure I’ll have some insane stories to share when I get back. What are your plans?

 

2 New Yummy Bite~Sized Vegan Healthy Amazing Treats

Since we have made the family decision to stop eating products with eggs in them, I thought that I should stock our fridge with some Yummy Bite~Sized Vegan Healthy Amazing Treats. So far I’ve made 2 different Yummy Bite~Sized Vegan Healthy Amazing Treats, but I’ll keep them coming if you find them a good addition to your fridge.
Black~Bean Brownie Bites

1 can Black Beans

3/4 Cup Vegan Chocolate Chips

2Tbsp Maple Syrup

Blend the ingredients together in your Ninja (or blender) & then scoop into mini~cupcake holders!

*the Chocolate chips stayed a little crunchy which was a really nice surprise!

I put these in the Fridge & they have kept well so far!

Banana Peanut Butter Chocolate Crunchy Bites

1 Cup Crunchy Peanut Butter

2Tbsp Coconut Oil

1 Cup Vegan Chocolate Chips

1 1/2 Banana’s

1tsp Vanilla

Blend the ingredients together in your Ninja (or blender) & then scoop into mini~cupcake holders!


Here is a photo of both of them. I’ve also made the Black Bean Brownies with Black Soy Beans & they had a slight Coffee taste to them. Great!

You can add Maca powder, Cacao powder, Spiralina powder or anything else if you want to bump up the Healthy 😉

What are your go~to Vegan Treats? Care to share? 😉

Stuff I loved reading…

Happy Easter Weekend All! I’m so excited that Spring has Sprung & I have a (mostly) long weekend. Is it weird that I have Friday, Saturday & Monday off? 😉 huh… I guess I’ll take it! This year we’re doing a TON of different things for the Easter Celebrations. I won’t give them all away, but needless to say it’s 100% Vegan (besides a few chocolate treats~milk), but there will be no eggs, etc! Can’t wait!

What are your plans for the Long Weekend?

This week I’ve put my ‘must reads’ into categories. Please grab your coffee, tea or 😉 glass of wine & enjoy my specially chosen post for your reading pleasure!

For Inspiration & Growth within Yourself:

My new found must go~to daily lovely site is Gentle Living where Liz shows me how to be more Centered & Balanced. Here she shows us the importance of Breathing & her 25 self care tips is amazing too!

Conscious Divas has a great article about Calming our Energy, I especially love #2 where it says to ‘brush the dush off your shoulders’. # 4 (get out doors) & #5 of meditation is a must I 100% agree!

Kris Carr at Crazy Sext Life has done it again (ok, I say this every bleepin’ week). But she has! Read her Love Rules , Follow your Heart, & of course the Article I’ve been sharing on Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest all week long Nourish your Inner Introvert!

Here are a few cute Green Tips from The Well Daily. I must admit I didn’t even think of throwing my contact lenses in the Recycle bin, but I am guilty of that no longer!!! 🙂

Must try Recipes

Detoxinista has done it again! I’m speechless~ I can’t wait to try this recipe out. Do you love sushi like me? Take a look at how ingenious she is with this substitution of carrot pulp (from your juicer, you have a juicer right?) for Rice!!

so….. what do you do if you don’t have a juicer (tsk tsk) or maybe you just don’t want to use your left over carrot pulp instead of rice? then go over to Sarah’s site & try Quinoa sushi~ how amazing do they look? Needless to say, we’ll be eating a TON of Vegan sushi around here!!!

I love Miso. It’s one of my top fav’s in the world. I also am pretty partial to Asparagus, especially when it’s in season. So what do you get when you add these together? Boom!

A new blog I started following has proven to be great. Love this one with rice & mushrooms!!!

What would YOU say if someone told you they could make you a fab  Vegan White Macadamia Nut Cookie? Whaaaat? Yah, I thought so.

Ok, so talking about cookies…. here’s another one. (Because you really can’t have enough cookies~ especially if you live with 2 cute little cookie monsters!!)

Let’s end off with how I started my weekend morning. OH Deer Buddha!!! Grab a coffee & top it like you’ve always wanted to but never had the guts!!!

Hope you enjoyed! Have a super hoppy Weekend 😉