When we talk about living healthy lifestyles we cannot NOT talk about plant-based foods.
The foods that God put here on earth were intentionally created to provide us nutrients, PREVENT diseases, and give us the energy needed to fulfill our purpose. Healthy eating is not just something we should talk about when we get sick or overweight, it’s a discussion that needs to be had everyday. That is because:
- Taking care of our bodies is an act of worship- God wants us to be healthy!
- Nutrient-rich foods supply us with the energy needed to carry out our purpose
- We must break the cycles of disease, cancer, diabetes, in our families- our short-term habits affect our long-term health.
So no matter what kind of diet you have, lets fuel our bodies with foods that keep us healthy LONG-TERM. If you’re new to this healthy eating journey, GREAT. We can do this together! I’m going to share with you all of my favorite superfoods that keep me full, give me energy, and taste delicious!
Growing up I had a MAJOR sweet tooth. Cake, cupcakes, cookies, ice cream, brownies, you name it. There wasn’t much I really didn’t like, as long as it had sugar, I was happy. However, over the years, as I’ve learned how to kick my sugar addiction, I’ve become way more picky about what kind of sweets I’ll eat. I guess you can say I’ve become a dessert snob LOL. I’m looking for the perfect balance between sweet, but not too sweet, flavorful, and moist. And let me just say I’ve made MANY vegan desserts, but I find these cinnamon rolls to be the perfect combination of all those things. These cinnamon rolls are perfectly sweet, ooey gooey, and just melt in your mouth. And on top of that, they are 100% vegan.
What makes these rolls even better, is the nostalgia it brings from my childhood. I remember being young, walking through the mall with my mom after a long day of shopping and ALWAYS stopping to get Cinnabon. It’s a memory that always reminds me that small moments, often times mean the most. So for me, these cinnamon rolls not only reflect good dessert, but also sweet memories. So in the midst of discipline, work, school, exercise, and eating healthy, always remember to enjoy the small moments and treat yo’self honey! Enjoy!
You guys, when I tell you there is nothing like having a morning routine I truly mean it. Towards the end of 2017, I started to realize that positive morning routines have power. They have the power to transform not just your day, but your entire life. As my self-awareness began to grow overtime, I started to notice that the very first thing I thought about in the morning was an overwhelming to-do list of things that needed to be done. And some days, I would wake up feeling like I couldn’t even manage my own feelings and racing thoughts. As soon as I opened my eyes, anxiety, comparison, hustle, checklists, and stress would come upon me. And once it was there, it was hard to turn it off until bed that night, only to return first thing in the morning. The cycle continued. Until, I decided that my mornings were going to be peaceful and relaxing. I started to develop a routine that made me feel good inside and out every morning. Now I will say that in the beginning, it will take some getting used too. It’s a discipline that you must work toward. Breaking old habits and creating new ones, does take time. But I challenge you, for at least 21-days, to spend the first 30-45 minutes of your day in quiet, peace, and positivity. Win the day, demand peace, and take back your confidence!
First off, Happy Valentines Day! Some people either really love this holiday, while others really hate on it. Personally, I think it’s a really special day! And not just for couples, but for everybody who is capable of expressing love. And I know I’ve said this before, I am a TRUE sap. So I’m here for all the couple pics, dates, flowers, galentines, chocolate, and sappy IG posts. Listen, I may be single, but I ain’t no hater. Okurrr
I think the most important part of this day is remembering the things in life that are most important: God, family, friends, significant others, and all people in general, even strangers. This day reminds us to stop and take a moment to express love to others. And oftentimes, we get so caught up in the daily “grind”, that we forget about the major things in life. Money, success, careers, material things, these things that can be important, but aren’t everlasting, so I’ll call these things our “minors” in life. Because at the end of the day, what us humans really want is to love and be loved. And unfortunately, we spend a lot of time looking for that fulfillment in our “minors”, and they never truly give us happiness. So we must make our “major” in life, LOVE. And just like any college major we must: study it and practice it, so we can be tested on it and PASS. We may not pass every time, but our daily improvements will yield results that can not only change our lives, but the world!