August 11, 2018

When I gave up coffee/caffeine a few years back, what I missed most was simply having a study or driving companion. My favorite tradition was grabbing an iced soy latte from Starbucks on late study nights or long car trips. When I started to see the negative effects caffeine (especially coffee) had on my body, I started experimenting with caffeine-less drinks, and came up with quite a few delicious recipes that filled my coffe...

November 20, 2017

I look forward to Thanksgiving for a lot of reasons, but one of the main reasons I'm so excited is because of Thanksgiving night...BLACK FRIDAY!! WOOHOOH! For some people, this is an extremely stressful event that they'd rather do online behind their computer screens, but for me, it's a must-do..a tradition even. And with this tradition comes many other traditions that come along with it, including the one night a year I would...

October 31, 2017

Ever since going paleo, I have been desperately searching for a paleo-compliant protein powder. I tried countless pea proteins that tasted like...peas, until I finally came across collagen peptides to up my protein intake a bit. Although this is extremely helpful and makes my tummy feel great, I was looking for something a bit higher in protein, and a way to switch it up so I am getting other nutrients aside from those found i...

July 28, 2017

Smoothies are a part of my everyday nutrition. They're full of fiber, super easy to digest, and can be taken on the go. This smoothie takes it up a step by adding ingredients specifically for the purpose of fighting inflammation. Personally, turmeric is not my thing. I don't necessarily enjoy the earthy taste of it, but I love what it does for my stomach, which leads me into the first perk of this particular recipe... you real...

July 3, 2017

I first began exploring how to make almond milk at home when I really started researching what certain ingredients actually were. The typical, unsweetened almond milk ingredient list may go something like this: Almonds, Natural Flavor, Sea Salt, Locust Bean Gum, Sunflower Lecithin, Gellan gum, and them maybe some added minerals and vitamins. Most of these ingredients serve as emulsifiers and often replace carrageenan (which is...

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