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Deliciously Vegan Cherry and Acai Berry smoothie!

Eating “clean” doesn’t have to be boring with this yummy recipe: Indulge yourself with a

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Deliciously Vegan Cherry and Acai Berry smoothie!

Another Weekend

Friday afternoon I spent working with Paige and her buisness partner Simi. They both are health coaches and have a program called Finally Free (you have to check it out!) I met them at Bello Mundo in San Luis Obispo So much fun & very productive. Andrew’s grandma is dying so after a short work session with the girls I went to his mom’s where all his family was gathered. Saturday morning I met up with my SLO girls and walked the Bob Jones Trail. A few of us got Acai bowls in Avila Loved the shop- they had awesome succulent decorations So fun!!! I’ll post about my Sunday tomorrow because its a little more in-depth. Xoxox Arbonne Girl Dom

My first Acai Bowl Experience

I have always wanted to try a proper Acai Bowl but it is so hard to find that here in London. This lovely shop opened in my local area couple of months ago but I never had time to pay it a visit. Last Sunday, I really fancied trying the famous Acai Bowl and I wasn’t deceived, in the contrary. I ordered the Acai “Special” Bowl which consists of the Acai base, granola and banana but then you can choose 3 different extra toppings. I choose Goji berries, Blueberries and Kiwi. It was to die for!!!!! The quality of the products are super high and she makes everything in front of you and nothing is pre-prepared. It is a bit pricey though (£6.95), but trust me you have to try it once and then you’ll be hooked forever! If I could eat it everyday, I would. VIVA ACAI – Gloucester Road Arcade SW7 4SF

Super Foods and how they can benefit your health!

Have you ever been curious about super-foods? If not, you should be! Super-foods are defined as any nutrient rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and well being. Do I have your attention now? I have compiled a list of a few of the top super-foods and how each one can benefit your health! Remember, whenever you are making a change to your diet and you’re unsure of how it will impact you, be sure to check with your health care provider. Chlorella Single celled green algae. Chlorella is an ancient super-food. Fossil records indicate it existed up to at least 540 million years ago! It was the first cell form to contain a nucleus. It’s cells established the blueprint for land based plants. Chlorella has survived any and all climate changes over the years (earth, wind, and fire!). There are two important and highly unusual characteristics: It has a tough cell wall that is almost unbreakable. The materials that make this durable cell wall have been shown to bind with heavy metals, pesticides, and toxins and carry them safely out of the body! Chlorella has a high reproduction rate. Regenerates into four new cells every 17-20 hours. It’s unusually high regeneration rate is attributed to what’s called “chlorella growth factor” or (CGF). CGF is found in the nucleus of every cell. Not only does CGF help with regenerating Chorella but it can safely fuel your body’s regeneration as well! Contains carotenoids like vitamin A (beta-carotene) and alpha-carotene and lutein, powerful antioxidants: vitamins C, D, E, and vitamin K. Chlorella has a higher concentration of chlorophyll than any other plant on planet earth along with the super antioxidant alpha-lipoic acid. It also has a whole slew of the brain-healthy, energizing B-vitamins: thiamine, riboflavin, pyridoxine, niacin, pantothenic acid, folic acid, vitamin B12, biotin, and choline. Contains important minerals like phosphorus, calcium, zinc, magnesium, and iron. Here’s a fun fact: Chlorella contains more protein per ounce than steak. Chlorella contains favorite fibrous food of probiotic bacteria, inositol. Includes healthy fats like oleic acid, a balanced supply of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids. It also has nucleic acids for building DNA and RNA. Chlorella has the perfect combination of nutrients your body craves for healing to help achieve optimal health and bodily function. Spirulina A type of blue green algae that grows naturally in oceans and salty lakes. The Aztecs harvested spirulina from Lake Texcoco in central Mexico and is still harvested today from Lake Chad in West-Central Africa and is turned into dry cakes. Spirulina grows in microscopic spiruls that tend to stick together which makes it easy to harvest. Has an intense blue green color and used as a color additive. Spirulina is rich in protein, vitamins, mineral, carotenoids, and antioxidants. Contains nutrients like B complex vitamins, beta-carotene, vitamin E, manganese, zinc, copper, iron, selenium, and gamma linolenic acid (an essential fatty acid). Be sure to buy spirulina or any blue-green algae from a trusted source. Blue-green algae can absorb toxins and chemicals where it is grown that can be harmful to the body. Alfalfa High in many essential vitamins and minerals: A, D, E, K, and full family of B vitamins: biotin, calcium, folic acid, iron, magnesium, and potassium. High in protein, especially when dried. Known as the “king of all foods” because of it’s nutrient rich qualities. Is used for feeding animals because it has the highest nutritional value of all the forage/hay crops. Very rich in essential nutrients. Its roots can reach lengths up to 60 feet allowing it to absorb nutrients and minerals other plants may not be able to reach. It can help flush the bowels of built up toxins and has been used for diuretic purposes Has been shown to lower cholesterol. Detoxifies and cleanses the blood. Lowers blood pressure and balances hormones. Contains beneficial healing properties against bad breath, sore or achy joints, imbalanced skin conditions, and increases immune system functionality. Alfalfa, when consumed regularly, acts as an alternative to pain medicines for headaches and migraines. Alfalfa does have a bland taste and it is recommended to brew with another tea with flavor. Available in capsule form. Wheat Grass 2 oz of wheat grass has the nutritional quality of about 5lbs of the best raw organic vegetables. Wheatgrass has twice the amount of Vitamin A as carrots and is higher in Vitamin C than oranges! It contains the full spectrum of B vitamins, as well as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium and potassium in a balanced ratio. Wheatgrass is a complete source of protein, supplying all of the essential amino acids, and more. It has about 20% of total calories coming from protein. This protein is in the form of poly peptides, simpler and shorter chains of amino acids that the body uses more efficiently in the blood stream and tissues. Wheatgrass helps neutralize toxins and environmental pollutants in the body. Wheatgrass juice must be consumed fresh, within 15 minutes of juicing. The juice must be consumed undiluted and on an empty stomach to allow the nutrients to be better absorbed into by the body. Spinach Spinach is one of the most iron rich vegetables and is a store house for many phytonutrients. Is a rich source of antioxidants like vitamin A, vitamin C, lutein, zea—xanthin, and beta-carotene. Helps protect against free radicals. Zea-xanthin is an important antioxidant that helps protect from “age related macular disease” (ARMD). Contains minerals such as potassium, manganese, magnesium, copper, and zinc. Good source of omega 3 fatty acids. Acai Berry Found in the Amazon. Is a healing, immune system building, energy boosting berry. Has the ability to lower cholesterol. Rich in plant sterols that provide cardio-protective benefits to our cells by preventing blood clots. Aids in weight loss. Can ward off harmful organisms. Promotes healthy skin. Aids in digestion and is high in dietary fiber. Protects against free radicals. Has anti aging effects. Bee Pollen Bee pollen is the food of the young bee and its about 40% protein. Is considered one of nature’s most completely nourishing foods. Contains nearly all nutrients required by humans. About half of its protein is in the form of free amino acids that are ready to be absorbed by the body. Bee pollen cannot be synthesized in a lab (awesome!) Bee pollen contains all of the essential components of life. Improves endurance and vitality in our bodies. Rich in protein, free amino acids, and vitamins. Richer in protein than any animal protein! Contains more amino acids than beef, eggs, or cheese of equal weight. Inhibits the development of harmful bacteria. Contains an antibiotic factor that is effective against salmonella and some strains of bacteria.

Street Food – Brasil

We’ve tried a lot of street food so far, so here are a few photos. The biggest tip we have whe

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Street Food – Brasil

Organic Sambazon "Blended Breakfast" drink review

Today was my first time trying SAMBAZON’s “Blended Breakfast” superfood smoothie. It has strawberry, banana, chia, and ancient grains. It’s also made from quinoa, amaranth, and whole fruits. It’s vegan and gluten free, but does contain 29g of sugar. It tastes like a regular tasty smoothie and doesn’t taste like a gross, healthy one. I’m going to be buying their products from now on at my local HEB. What I really like about this company is that its’s made in the USA, supports fair trade of Acai supply, and purchasing these products help support the Amazon Rainforest. I’m all for this, check out their website at http://www.Sambazon.com Till my next quest~ Instagram:Nicole Victoria Gomez


There are all these new restaurants popping up in New York that serve healthy/vegan/vegetarian food that supposedly tastes good. BY Chloe, Superiority Burger, and Dimes are just a few. I am HIGHLY skeptical and so, so, so hesitant but I did drop into Dimes and I was very pleased with my first acai bowl. Just to be clear though, acai bowls are just smoothies, but in a bowl right? Don’t get me wrong I love a smoothie, but damn let’s not pretend we’ve created something new here. I ordered the Strawberry Pitaya Bowl which is topped with bananas strawberries, and bee pollen. I’ve never eaten straight up bee pollen before but it gets a thumbs up. Next time I want to get the Lavender Acai bowl. Dimes is super affordable. The bowls are between 8 and 10 dollars, and they have a bomb breakfast sandwich for only $6. So, go be healthy and check out the full Dimes menu here .

Acai Raspberry Smoothie

Detoxifying and very delicious breakfast! :) Ingredients: 250 grams Raspberry 1 Banana 100 ml Milk of your choice 2 tablespoons Acai Powder’ 1 Kiwi Cashews (optional) Blend raspberries, banana, milk and acai powder and enjoy!:)

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Acai Raspberry Smoothie

Raw and Organic Acai Berry Powder – A Superfood Required for Your Health

There are many whole fruit, organic superfoods available in the world for helping its population remain healthy and fit. The dark purple colored and nutrient dense Acai berry powder is one such superfood that can bring you optimal health without any risk of chemical fillers, preservatives or lost nutrients due to overheating. This powder supplement tastes nice and is prepared from natural growing beauty berries in the rainforest of the Brazilian Amazon. It is the prime resource of all natural vegan protein, minerals, vitamins, fiber, resveratrol and omega fatty acids. With it, you can always have greater nutritional value than other whole fruits available on this earth. This powder is often prepared from the freshly picked berries whose pulp gets flash pasteurized at significantly low temperature for your health and safety and then gets freeze dried quickly to preserve all of its nutrients. You will no more have to buy cheaper and ineffective Acai pulp in bulk amount as organically processed and finished Acai berry powder proves to be far more effective as energizers and can ensure you maximum health benefits. The acai plant is normally a kind of Palm Tree growing wildly in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest. It bears small and beautiful dark purple colored berries with high amount of nutrients required for your health and wellbeing. The small berries on this plant don’t just have medicinal value, but also have high energy value to help people keep energized all the time. However, they rot faster and need to be processed within 24 hours after being plucked. With access to dedicated berry harvesters and pluckers in Brazil area, it is now possible to produce flash pasteurized and freeze dried Acai berry power with complete reserve of its natural nutrients for supply throughout the world. Research has confirmed the Acai Berry to be full of nutrients and bringing diverse health benefits to people on consumption. It can be a great health supplement, especially due to its extremely high amount of antioxidants. These antioxidants are found to be 10 times that blueberries can supply to your body. So, there is a low chance of oxidation of other molecules taking place in the cell, minimizing a process that may ultimately lead to death or damage of your cell. It is the process which supports cell regrowth and also protects your major organs and skin from the effect and signs of early aging. Though some organic fruits are packed with antioxidants, the Acai Berry has a far more ORAC score (3500) than normal fruits like banana or apple. Again, there are two significant components in the Acai powder to make it a healthy supplement for everyone: protein and fiber. The nutritional fiber helps in system cleansing and detoxification and allows your digestive system to perform at its best. Another beneficial thing is it can replace eggs to ensure you high level of protein without the trace of any unwanted cholesterol. The unequaled combination of antioxidants and protein in the Acai powder is likely to help your immune system perform properly. Moreover, the vegan protein in this powder includes Omega 9, 6 and 3 fatty acids to enhance the texture of your nail, hair and skin. Potential Health Benefits Increased energy, mental aptitude and overall well-being Improved digestive power and performance Anti-aging effect Strong immunity Build up useful cholesterol Promotion of cell regeneration and growth If you need an organic, whole fruit and delicious superfood having better nutrient and health value than blue berries, order acai berry powder from Optimally Organic . It strictly deals in organic and natural supplements that would add to your longevity and well being with an affordable investment!

project açaí, holland village

I’ve just had a pigfest over the weekend – ribs (barbecued and in soup), pork knuckles (

project açaí, holland village

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