Majik Mermaid Bites

I’ve been trying to really cut back on my sugar intake lately, so I wanted to create a high fat treat that has almost no sweetener, but is still super decadent and keeps me satisfied. Enter: majik mermaid bites. These little nuggets of joy remind me of the ocean, they’ve got blue and green hues that come from blue majik and spirulina (hence the name!). They’re loaded with healthy fats from coconut, walnut, and MCT oil; plus lots of fiber from hemp and chia seeds. This recipe is super adaptable and easy to make, find it below:

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Goodbye Cystic Acne: How I Cleared My Skin

 

I’ve grappled with the idea of posting ‘before photos’ of my acne for a long time. It feels so personal/vulnerable/embarrassing…but then I have to ask myself: why do I feel ashamed? It’s not my fault that I struggled with cystic acne for so many years. Yet still, here I am, cringing a bit at the idea of putting these photos out there. I think it’s because, when you have become so used to hiding something for good chunk of your life, it never feels quite comfortable to expose it. I’ve decided that if I can help one person or give someone who feels helpless and hopeless, a bit of hope through posting these photos, then it’s worth it.

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Collagen Pancakes

How have I waited this long to try the whole “3 ingredient” pancake thing? I feel like I’ve been doing it all wrong thus far. For a while, I had a bit of sensitivity to bananas so I avoided these kinds of recipes, but after reintroducing them and feeling a-okay, I decided to give banana pancakes a shot. I used the classic recipe combo of banana, oats and egg, (I subbed egg whites since egg yolks trigger my hormonal acne) and I added some collagen peptides- these were ridiculously good. Recipe below:

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Inside My Fridge

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To say my fridge always looks like this would be a big old lie; here’s the truth: organization has never been my strong suit. In saying that, I want to shift gears and explain that even if something has never been your “strong suit” you can make it as strong as you’d like, you just have to make the effort. We often pigeon hole ourselves and define who we are based on long practiced habits- but guess what? They’re just habits and all habits can be changed. We can always change the status quo and decide to do whatever we want to do or be whoever we want to be through intention. I make the effort every day to try to be more organized, I’ll research organizational blogs or pick up little tips from my peers and adopt them- it’s always a work in progress.

Okay, enough about my habits. The point is: I’ve finally organized my fridge and gotten to a place where I’m better equipped to keep it that way. I will share with you some organizational tips, plus the items I always have on hand.

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Thai Coconut Curry

Thai curry is my favorite ‘last minute dinner’. I like to always have a few cans of coconut milk & jars of thai curry paste in my pantry for nights when I don’t know what to cook and I’m feeling extra lazy. The great part about a curry is you can sort of throw in whatever you’d like (the world is your oyster! ) It’s perfect for a “fridge clean out” extravaganza. I don’t know that my recipe is the most authentic thing in the world, but it’s how I’ve come to enjoy it and it’s very simple. Read on for the recipe

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