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I’ve been craving a smoothie bowl the last few days. Finally just made one. . . . Açaí Smoothie Bowl 🥣 . . . Ingredients 🔸1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk or any plant based milk 🔸1 pack trader Joes’s unsweetened acai smoothie pack 🔸1/2 large frozen ripe banana 🔸1 tsp honey or agave nectar 🔸1/2 cup frozen mango 🔸1/2 cup frozen pineapple 🔸1/2 cup kale . . . 🍓My toppings: chia seeds, banana, raspberries, mango, and shredded coconut. . . . *You can great creative with your toppings. Fresh fruits, shredded coconut, nuts, and/or seeds. 🔹Directions 1. Place almond milk, acai smoothie pack, banana, mango, pineapple, kale, and honey or agave nectar into high-powered blender. 2. Blend until well-combined and all chunks have disappeared. The texture will be similar to a very thick smoothie. 3. Pour acai mixture into bowl and top with desired toppings.
Mood after going through a lot of drastic changes the last year all while trying to manage my anxiety and adhd (divorce, selling my home, moving to a new city, my son turned 18 and is off pursuing his soccer career). I’m permanently on one! I’m going after everything I’ve ever wanted and I don’t care how scared I am. You’re either a passenger or the driver of your life. I’m the mutha fukkin driver! I refuse to watch my life just pass me by like I have no control, like I’m some victim of my circumstances & past traumas. Life is meant to be lived and lived with joy and gratitude. We aren’t supposed to play a passive role in our own lives. . . . Don’t wait around for someone to make you happy, or for the right circumstances to make you happy. You have to go out and create your own happiness and take charge of your life. Yeah...it’s hard! But if you keep pressing through no matter how hard it gets, you will get stronger. I promise! That is all....oh and these video clips from today where I documented being on one. 😝💁🏽♀️
I’ve been slept on, hated on, mistreated, judged, not genuinely supported, used, abused, and rejected most of my life. I learned to make my own mutha fukkin way! Don’t ever rely on anyone to make shit happen for you. You make that shit happen for yourself! Keep going, let people judge and let people keep sleeping. Use it as fuel to keep that 🔥 lit. Because ain’t nobody gonna believe in you the way you believe in you! . . . #alwaysfortheunderdog
A lot of you are asking about my six pack & my workout routine. I’m currently working with an online fitness coach that I will share once I complete my program. In the meantime here is what you should be doing to prepare your body for working out. Because abs aren’t built just through exercise. What you’re eating & drinking, and your lifestyle dictate how much fat is covering the muscle. So you have to shed the fat before you can see what you’re building underneath. . . . 🔸Start by drinking a gallon of water a day (no chugging, just consistently drink throughout the day). . . . 🔸Get close to 8 hours of sleep a night (this is good for muscle gain, fat loss, better mood, and better digestion. . . . 🔸Cut out all processed food. If you can kill it or grow it, eat it. If the food isn’t 1 ingredient only, its processed, so cut it out. Ex: cut out all soda, chips, cookies, bread, sauces, juices, fast food, packaged items, etc (Ezekiel bread, protein bars, and shakes are fine). . . . 🔸Make sure every meal you eat has some type of protein. 1. If you eat meat: eggs, chicken breast, turkey, fish, seafood, beef, vegetables, etc 2. If you are pescatarian: eggs, Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, fish, vegetables, etc 3. If you are vegetarian: eggs, Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, vegetables, etc 4. If you are vegan: vegan protein powder, pea protein based foods, vegetables, nuts and seeds, etc. . . . This swimsuit is from @jcrew for my ladies wanting more coverage with D cups and up who were asking about it. Another great swimwear brand for D and larger cup size is @thefoldswim.
🌱🌊 Benefits of Sea Moss and Bladderwrack. It contains 92 minerals of the 102 minerals that the human body consists of. Such as zinc, iodine, iron, calcium, potassium, B-complex vitamins, sodium, sulfur, silicon, and iron. It also contains small amounts of selenium, phosphorus, zinc, manganese and vitamins A, E, C, G, K and a host of others that are vital for our daily survival. This means most people could just about live off of this sea moss. When we give our body it's needed cell food, our body is able to reverse and even stop many diseases. . . . 🌱Sea moss aka Irish moss is a source of potassium chloride, a nutrient which helps to dissolve inflammation and phlegm in the mucous membranes which cause congestion. It also contains compounds which act as natural antimicrobial and antiviral agents, helping to get rid of any infections. acts as a natural cough syrup. Popular for its anti-viral properties, the benefits of sea moss most commonly include: * Fights iron deficiency * Dissolves mucus * Improves mental health * Reduces effects of radiation * Aids in weight loss . . . 🌱Bladderwrack is one of the most common of all ocean seaweeds, it’s a rich source of beta-carotene, potassium and many other organic compounds that make it a true superfood. It’s able to slow macular degeneration, improve vision. It’s also a powerful anti-inflammatory, making it useful in treating arthritis, gout and more. Other benefits include: * Promotes healthy digestion * Aids in weight loss via increased metabolism * Reduces risk of coronary disease * Slows signs of aging * Cancer prevention . . . I buy capsules from the brand Green Leaf on Amazon. You can also buy sea moss in seaweed form, but it takes some preparation to turn it into a gel that you can consume so I stick with the capsules.
Sometimes it’s not about becoming someone new. Sometimes it’s about shedding the walls and masks you’ve built up over the years, and connecting with the old you. You know the person you really were before someone told you something was wrong with you, or made you feel like who you were wasn’t good enough. Before you learned what judgement felt like. Before you started to build up walls and wear different masks to prevent from getting hurt again. . . . A lot of us have experienced someone rejecting us, saying we’re too much of this and too much of that. Or not enough of something. Or something is wrong with us. This causes us to internalize what they think and in turn we feel like we have to change or hide. We begin to feel inadequate and our self esteem lowers. We start to get further and further away from who we truly are, and try to please people to become this ideal they have. I’m here to say fukk all of that! Remember when you were a child you just did and said what came naturally? You weren’t concerned about what anyone else thought. Get back to that! Get back to who you were when you were uninhibited and you did and said what you wanted because some asshole didn’t have a chance to traumatize you yet. As long as you are honest, and you aren’t hurting yourself or others by being toxic or dysfunctional, then do you boo! Because you are always gonna be too much or not enough to someone out there in the world. And you’ll believe them if you don’t have a strong sense of self and self love. You’ll internalize their behaviors, their judgements & their opinions of you and you will change for them. Don’t do it! You are perfect as you are and the right people will be there and love you and appreciate you for who you are. You are enough, you are perfect, flaws and all. . . . Getting back to me. Fukk who likes it or not!
Some of y’all are killing me in my IG stories. 🤦🏽♀️🤣 . . . I know a lot of you that follow me have been following me for a long time & the behavior on my IG stories is different from what you’ve seen from me in the past. Also because it’s social media, it’s like looking at a puzzle with missing pieces & trying to see the whole picture. You just can’t see the whole picture & you never will. So there is a lot of projection & judgement going on. . . . The truth is I’ve always been the turnt up girl who grew up in Brooklyn. I’m loud a lot! I’m ratchet at times, and I’m hellah fun and crazy to hang with because I just like to enjoy my my life. My life in Austin didn’t allow me to enjoy this side of myself. It was just a different energy & I was in a different space at that time of my life. Now that I live in LA I’m blessed to be able to reconnect with this side of myself that has always been there. If you are close with me then you know I’m a lot of energy and I love to live my life turnt up! So this is not new behavior at all, this is who I’ve always been but have never shared it on social media. Although I share very vulnerable moments, I don’t share everything. Somethings you just need to keep for yourself. . . . This is also how I live truly holistically. I need the balance of work & fun to be my best & truest self. So here’s to being an intellectual with a mix of class & ratchetness. Here’s to being multifaceted, multidimensional, and layered as fukk! Because you can be intelligent, classy, sexy, focused, spiritual, woke, crunchy granola, a mom, and turn up whenever the hell you want! There are no rules in this life. You just have to make sure the life your living is your own. And this is mine. . . . Wellness posts coming soon. I’ve just been working on a huge order for @saintheronshop & haven’t had time to do any. Love you guys. ❤️✨ . . . Video featuring @roofeeo spinning tunes, @taylour_paige and @buddy getting lit on the kiddy ride, @kentjamz vibin’. I didn’t buy the top. It was too pricey for what it was. And I don’t know the name of the store but it’s on Melrose Ave. 😝 . . . #dualityisboss #authenticityisspiritual
✨Because I’m freer than I’ve ever been. . . ✨Free from caring what people think of me, because my opinion of myself is all that matters. . . ✨Free from fearing loss. Whether it’s fear of losing a person or an opportunity. . . ✨Free from shame when I fail, make mistakes, or when I disappoint someone or myself. . . ✨Free to be more present and playful. . . ✨Free to fulfill my wants, needs, and desires without guilt. . . ✨Free to keep doing and saying things that scare the hell out of me. . . ✨Free to be ok with not knowing. . . ✨Free to grow, change, and reinvent myself whenever it feels right. . . ✨Free from judging others and myself. . . ✨Free from believing that love from someone else could ever be better than the love from myself. . . ✨Free because I have found power and strength from leaving the world of safety and moving forward into the unknown. . . photographer @sanetrastew
I had the honor of being at this power house of woman @mumumansion.book launch yesterday. . . . Now I want to talk about community for a sec. Research says that the happiest people are those who focus their time and energy on close, supportive friends and family, and community. Society tells us in order to be happy, we need to be successful, make a lot of money, and have a good job. Although having enough money to take care of basic needs (food, shelter, clothes) does increase happiness, an excess of money doesn’t necessarily make us any happier. Someone who makes $150,000 a year isn’t necessarily any happier than someone who brings home $40,000 a year. In fact, people who are very focused on making more money and higher social status tend to be more depressed, anxious, and generally less energized. The happiest people are those who focus their time and energy on close, supportive friends and family, and community. People who are happy tend to live longer. And there’s nowhere in the world with more people who live over the age of 100 than Okinawa, Japan. Okinawa is a close-knit society. Their traditions and community activities keep the people connecting with one another. For instance, they have a band that plays in a different village every Friday night. Everyone in the village, from young to old, comes out to see it. . . . Knowing how important having my own tribe is has led me to be very intentional with who I place myself around, especially since I just moved to LA. In the past, my visits to LA left me with a bad taste in my mouth. I said I would never move to LA & I didn’t like it. Fast forward to the present, I live here and I’m loving it! So much growth has happened from the times I visited in my 20s. Now that I’m older & wiser I realized that you can find amazing genuine people who are about growth & support in a city like LA. It all depends on your own mindset, what your looking for, and the energy you’re giving off. You have to be wise enough to know where to look for your people, for example, events like @mumumansion. You have to be proactive and actually go. Your community is not going to drop in your lap.