I juice about once to twice a week - about 32 oz worth of juice (check out some of my recipes here). I came to realize that I had so much juicing pulp leftover that was still nutritious and rich in fiber and thought it was kind of wasteful to just chuck it out all the time. I decided to research some creative ways to reuse the left over juicing pulp to alleviate that waste guilt.
Ok, so juicing has been the fad the last few years and for a variety of reasons. Anything from cleanses, detoxes, diet alternative, etc. Me, on the other hand, does it because it keeps my face really clear of acne and I like to get a healthy dose of vegetable nutrients I know I don't get on a daily basis (you don't have to worry about taking those multi-vitamins either).
After coming to terms with being a soreness-junkie post-workouts I realized that it can be really draining in my day to day activities – can we talk about legs-shaking-soreness while you are trying to balance over a public toilet? Yea that kind of soreness is getting in the way. Hanging clothes on a hanger shoulders-on-fire-cray-type-soreness.
I really like boxed goodies...whether it be clothes picked out by your own personal stylist or refrigerated boxes with all the ingredients you need to make some pretty awesome dishes. Platedfor being a relatively new food delivery service is pretty great with some minor issues that I think can be easily remedied.
I am sorry what? That was my first reaction when reading the first of many articles on the dangers of carrageenan in a variety of organic and non-organic products I was currently using on a daily basis! Just FYI, I am not one of those 'cancer is in everything' paranoid and organic-vegetarian-health-nuts; but I do consider myself a strict 'holding-government-agencies-accountable' when they just silently allow and sanction certain ingredients to be let loose in the cosmetic and food markets!
I didn’t really get into the swing of tea drinking until I was living in Japan and I started craving it every time I had a heavy greasy meal or I wanted a subtle caffeine jump to finish an essay for the night.
So I decided to create a new category to my blog posts reviewing some boxes my friends and I have ordered over the last year. These specialized boxes usually contain a few select items of a particular theme - anything from like food (FarmBox), makeup, clothes (Stichfix), hair products (Curlbox) etc.
I thought this would be a very interesting list of banned foods, additives, and preservatives to share, especially because I notice a couple of things on this list in foods I eat at least two or three times a week!
Instead of eating raw spinach with its grassy aftertaste everyday at work I figured a nice quick 8oz smoothie with some added sweetness might not be a bad idea, plus it might be a good pick-me-up post workouts since I always want to take a cat nap.
So I let the tresses free a couple of weeks after the end of the synchronized swimming season… https://t.co/KKLnlRMMnG
As we prepare to dive into 💸💸Black Friday weekend, don’t forget to save some of your end-of-the-year bonus dollars for #UniqueLA @uniquemarkets Dec 2+3!✨ Shop while having fun, joining community and supporting the local economy❤️ #shoplocal #shopsmall #qualityoverquantity #blackfriday #thanksgiving #herbal #herbalism #herbalproducts #botanicals #natural #organic
Chocolate 🍫 Soap to match these chocolate #33 tresses - They should be good to go for sale on Monday❤️ #cybermonday #soap #chocolate #organic #natural #diy #crochetbraids #naturalhair #curly #jamaicanbounce #wandcurlsonfleek #wandcurls
Herbal pickings were abundant this morning for some planned evening hydrosol making💜 sadly my Mexican oregano has died back for the year but I got #yarrow #lemongrass #geranium #rosemary #spearmint #lemonthyme ready to go!! #hydrosol #herbs #herbalism #herbal #herbalproducts #toner #botanicals
So I let the tresses free a couple of weeks after the end of the synchronized swimming season (and yes it was LA cold enough to break out the turtle and sweater 😂) I have to say tho, while in Florida I picked up the @jamaicanmangoandlime Pure Naturals Coconut Butter Creme and it worked wonders for just having my hair out and about and not feeling dry as hell at the end of the day🙌🏾 Will talk more tomorrow in a product review post, but I no longer dread wearing my hair out as much (combing is still a pain😭) #naturalhairproblems #naturalhair #naturalhaircare #moisturizer #washngo #purenaturals #jamaicanmangoandlime #buttercreme
Hey yallllll! Its been a minute - in between studying and preparing massive amounts of Holiday product I’m literally almost 🤯🤪🤬at the end of most days! But excited to announce I will be vending at @uniquemarkets first weekend of December (get your tickets now!) in downtown LA - for those of y’all not in the area definitely peep what’s available to order online for all your holiday goodies🎄 Will be posting more holiday products soon (soaps, herbal boxes, tea sets!💜) #holidays #holidayshopping #uniquemarketla #losangeles #downtownla #december #gifts #herbalproducts #herbalism #herbal #botanicals #organic #natural #tea #soap #handcrafted #handmade
$4.90 later my annual budget challenge Halloween costume made its debut 👻 and thankfully most people got it! 🙏🏾 I was thinking I was gonna be mistaken for Moana or Coachella festival chick 😂 the finishing touches was a bottle of rosé and a pumpkin spice latte lol #snapchatfilter #wreath #flowers #dollartree #basicbish #rosé #pumpkinspicelatte #naturalhair #washandgo #halloweencostume #halloween
Hey y'all!!! Will be at Artists and Fleas Market Tomorrow (in the delicious heat ☀️ of Abbot Kinney in Venice🙌🏾) - I still have some Pumpkin Spice Soap left over and will have some sets/gifts out if you are looking to get some early gift shopping done👌🏾ALSO there is a Halloween costume contest, come see what I got going on and vote for me for the win😬 #losangeles #afinla #artistsandfleas #fleamarket #herbalproducts #herbalism #herbal #herbs #soap #halloween #botanicals #natural #organic
I've been so MIA - mostly preparing for US Masters Synchro Nationals in Clermont, FL that happened this past weekend, my 40s team got 🥇🙌🏾 and my duet and trio got second✌🏾Now I'm back so excited for off season and BIG HAIR crochet braids styles that could never fit under a swim cap😬😂 #crochetbraids #naturalhair #tbt #nationals #synchro #synchronizedswimming #bighair #washngo #masters #clermont #florida #gold #silver #unsyncables
Last trio practice before nationals with @phiphibaby and my old synchro coach when I was a kid - never thought I would be big enough to swim with her❤️😭 #synchronizedswimming #nationals #exercise #trio #synchro #blackgirlmagic
😍Hairspiration😍 for POST-synchro season🙌🏾 @_janaebraids can you hook me up with this style?? 😇 I've been fantasizing about what I'm gonna be doing to my hair for four months on the off-season and I think I'm gonna do this, crochet faux locs, and the curlkalon short style (and whatever else catches my eye that can't fit under a swim cap🤣) #naturalhairproblems #blackhair #blackhairstyles #naturalhair #naturalhaircare #crochetbraids #crochetfauxlocs #curkalon #mambotwist