Monday, April 14, 2014

Currently Listening To: Eve

She Bad Bad- Lip Lock (2013)

Really good music is normally how I make it through my NTC (Nike Training Club) workout. Eve's album for 2013 is normally playing in its entirety, but her song "She Bad Bad" makes me want to kick it up a notch and finish strong.

What is one of your favorite workout songs?

Friday, April 11, 2014

Feast: Raw Banana Nut Bread

                                                                         Confession: I have a serious sweet tooth. I love a really good dessert that has textures, different ingredients that I can identify as I eat it and anything that puts a smile on my face once I'm done. I have gravitated more towards "cleaner" desserts ( enriched flour, artificial ingredients, and preservative free) and was excited to find a new take on a classic and family favorite dessert I've grew up eating. Oh, Lady Cakes has come up with a easy raw recipe for Banana Nut Bread.         

 2 cups raw almonds
1 1/4 cup raw walnuts, divided
1/2 cup oat groats
3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
Pinch of fine sea salt
4-6 medjool dates  
2 medium bananas, very ripe         

In a food processor fitted with the S blade, blend the almonds, 1 cup of the walnut pieces, oat groats, cinnamon and salt into a fine meal; about 1-2 minutes. Add the dates and bananas; blend until the mixture forms a dough. Remove the S blade from the mixing bowl and mix in the remaining 1/4 cup of walnut pieces with a wooden spoon. Press dough into a loaf pan (or any size pan, really) then cover with plastic and freeze until ready to eat.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Face: Olga Estupinan

The Face: Olga Estupinan
Ethncity: American
Agency: Wilhelmina
Height: 5'9"
Bust: 32
Waist: 23
Hips: 34

 Why I love her: I met Olga at a friend's birthday party. She was the absolutely stunning and a complete sweetheart. She is one of those women who look like they should be a model and probably wake up looking better than you after you had a full night of beauty sleep and time to do your hair and makeup an tell you how beautiful you look unaware that she looks amazing.  That being said, Olga has the potential to be a successful high fashion and commercial model. 

Friday, March 28, 2014

Feast: Superfood Sunshine Smoothie

Spring is officially here! Even though I'm still in layers and the most Spring-like thing I've done is change my wool hat for a baseball cap... Anyway, with the determination to eat healthier and be healthier ( I have a Soul Cycle) class tomorrow I decided to share this awesome recipe with you guys from a favorite new food blog of mine called Love & Lemons.

I love that she has a section for us vegan foodies and her recipes are so flavorful and yummy. This recipe will also be great to transition into Summer.

  • 2 bananas (frozen, ideally)
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup original Almond Milk
  • juice of 1 medium orange, plus some zest
  • 2 tablespoons goji berries
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger, or a splash of ginger juice
  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds (optional)
  • handful of ice
Blend to your preference.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

On My Radar: F21 Printed Shorts

Technically, the Geo Girl Dolphin shorts from Forever 21 are on my radar and in my closet. I can't wait for weather that allows me to wear only one layer of clothing, that's not too much to ask for right? Anyway, I love the print, the cut of these shorts, the material and the cost (It's under $15.00). It's soft and light-weight which will be essential for the humid ridden New York Summer. That being said, I will be grateful for the cold weather now, because when its week long heat waves I will be praying for cooler weather. 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Tress Tuesday: Vatika Oil

I have been on a mission as of late to simplify my hair, face and beauty products. And not only simplify, but to make sure they're healthier and natural. Vatika Oil has always been a favorite of mine, not only because its  enriched coconut oil, but my hair feels amazing after using it. I have decided to go back to Ayurvedic treatments for my hair, when I started doing them my hair felt stronger and it looked a lot better. I have dyed my hair black and cut off the bleached ends so that my hair could get come rest and I can keep my hand out of my hair for the next couple of months.