If you’ve been following my Instagram you know I’ve had quite a journey in the past three years; I’ve struggled with my relationship with food and loving my body, but I finally reached a point where I was able to follow through with the goals I set for myself, and I couldn’t be happier.
I have an immense sweet tooth (something that doesn’t align well with my lifestyle change), especially during that time of the month. I had the opportunity to work with Clio Snacks(Greek yogurt bars wrapped in chocolate), and it has become my new guilty-pleasure treat. It has become my go-to snack after a long day of work, dessert, and sweet-tooth crusher.
Chocolatey on the outside, creamy on the inside
Each bar is 170 calories or less, has 8g of protein, and is packed with probiotics. There are seven flavors to choose from, which include Vanilla (my fav), Strawberry, Peanut Butter, Honey, Blueberry, Coconut, and Espresso. If you’re in Miami, you can find Clio Snacks at Whole Foods in the Yogurt Selection and select Walmarts.
There’s been a wave in the beauty industry with having the option of having cleaner products. I’ve been seeing a surge of Farmacy Beauty products and some of my followers rave about the company, so I decided to try out the Freshen Up all-natural deodorant stick; the product claims the following:
Provide aa triple detox
Brightens the underarm
Cool + clear
I’ve been using the deodorant for a couple about two months now, and I can say this is deodorant gives me mixed feelings. When I first started using it, it would sting and when I would sweat, I can definitely smell my foul odor. As time progressed, the stinging stopped but I do have to reapply product once I start to sweat.
P.S: when your underarms smell, it’s your body’s way of detoxifying itself.
Final thoughts…… It’s okay, since I’m home it doesn’t bother me that I have to reapply the product. If you’re looking for a natural deodorant then I do recommend.
We all fell in love with Vital Proteins a couple of years ago when it came out with its collagen peptides; to my surprise, Vital Proteins has a new addition to its line, Matcha Collagen.
I’ve been drinking it as an iced matcha latte for a couple of weeks now, and I’m hooked! This matcha collagen tastes better than any matcha I’ve had, and I’m picky when it comes to the matcha I drink. I recommend this to all my matcha lovers; the 12oz package is $49 for a one time purchase and $36.75 with a monthly subscription.
WHAT IS IT?
Vital Proteins mixed their collagen with high-quality Japanese matcha green tea and grass-fed, pasture-raised bovine. It offers 10g of protein, and a natural energy boost [just a few of the benefits].
HOW I MAKE IT
I use my NutriBullet to make an iced matcha latte
Add ice into the blender
Add your choice of milk [I prefer almond or oat milk]
Add a scoop [or two] of the matcha collagen
Blend and drink up
MATCHA COLLAGEN BENEFITS
Natural energy boost
Easily digested and absorbed by the body
Matcha contains 137 times the amount of antioxidants
Helps improve hair, skin, nails and joints, ligaments, tendons
How are you holding up? Things have been crazy around the world, considering what’s going on. If you’re like me, a person who loves to go to the gym, you miss it very much. To keep me busy and active, I’ve decided to get into home workouts; below are some of the workouts I’ve enjoyed doing since the quarantine.
I don’t do them all everyday, but I do switch it up every other day.
Your girl finally got the opportunity to experience her first SOBEWFF! Thanks to my incredible boss, I had the opportunity to participate in Goya Foods’ Grand Tasting Village, and Bacardi’s Beach Carnival hosted by Andrew Zimmern.
It was such an overwhelming but great experience. There were so many great restaurants and alcohol vendors; all of my favs had the longest lines of life, so I wasn’t able to taste what they were showcasing, but I knew it was amazing.
What I learned:
-Pace yourself. Get some food in your system first and then make your way around the alcohol vendors (don’t get drunk too fast). Apparently, there were more alcohol than food this year… hmmm
-Attend the event an hour or two before it ends, the lines will be way shorter
-Wear tennis shoes instead of sandals or flats… Your feet will thank you
-The less you bring the better (bring the essentials like ID and credit cards). When the event is ending, vendors give out a bunch of goodies!
Overall, I recommend attending SOBE at least once, you won’t regret it and you will be able to say, ‘Been there, done that’.
It was one of those days where my sushi cravings kicked in; so on Saturday, I decided to visit Shokudo By World Resources Cafe in Little Haiti and have lunch; when I walked into the Japanese restaurant, I was taken aback by the calm atmosphere.
First up was the Crunchy Sushi with crispy rice, spicy tuna, and truffle eel sauce, and the Crispy Wonton Roll with garlic aioli, tuna, cucumber, scallions, shisho, crunch, and avocado top.
Then, we indulged in the Mango Roll with salmon, fresh mango, tempura flakes, cream cheese, avocado, and soy paper, and the Crab Fried Rice with lump blue crab, avocado, tomato [there was too much tomato] , scallion, and an egg.
Finally, we ended our meal with Strawberry Mochi and the Oreo Sushi Roll.