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Hi Naturally Stefanie Crew! My name is Ivy and Im obsessed with Mangos and Green juice! To make a long story short about 11 years ago I was really really sick. I was in and out of the hospital, put on awful prescription medications that only seemed to make things worse. It was in that time that I wanted to take back control over my health and dive deeper into connection with my body. I did not want other people to communicate the messages my body was after all, sending me! It was around this time I fell in love with juice and the way it made me feel. As I began to get more clarity and understanding my love for juice grew and my knowledge of the depth and complexity of the body grew also. I wanted to help everyone around me and if I didn’t know how, I wanted learn for them, so I could them help others in their similar situation. 
Here I am 5 years into owning my own juice company, and now a certified herbalist, my crazy concoctions are still developing and my love affair with ” the green stuff” continues. Below are some of my most favorite juicing tips.
Plan a head: So much easier said than done. But know you will need to make  a mess in your kitchen. Purchase produce ahead of time, when your feeling great and focused. You WILL have days when you JUST DONT FEEL LIKE IT. Plan a head for those, and be prepared.
Storing Juice: Store juice in sealable glass containters, and make sure the containers are FULL to the top so air cannot kill the enzymes and create bacteria. Mason jars work great, old komchua bottles work awesome, or even old cleanse drinkbar bottles, just make sure everything is clean to prevent spoilage. Juices should be stored no more than three days, however, lemon acts as a preservative and can give your juices a little bit longer in the fridge. Also remember, KEEP THEM COLD. ALWAYS. ALWAYS ALWAYS.
Eating and Juicing. Remember Juice is best on an empty stomach and by itself. Sometimes, however that is just not possible. In our #30daysofjuice there is NO RULES.  Drink your juice with a bowlof ice cream or a burger, we don’t care. JUST GET IT IN.  This is a judge free challenge and a chance for you to create great habits. The likely hood of you consuming your juice while dowing fries is not high, however, should it happen, ITS OK. ITS CALLED LIFE AND A WAY TO GET THAT JUICE IN AND A POTATO, its  a vegetable, right?
FRUIT/ VEGETABLE RATIO. Now I know I said there was no rules, and THERE IS NOT. But, try to get your juices at least 70% vegetable or higher. If you get in all apple and carrot, THAT IS OK. Just when you CAN focus on it, or are preparing for a few days worth of juice, stick to cucumber and celery as your base, and add in fruit AT THE END, making sure you got in all your leafy greens.
Purchasing Juice: Now we all know making juice at home is best, but sometimes it is not practical and that is what drinkbar is for! When you are out in about, try to get vegetable based juices, NONHPP, and ALL ORGANIC. It is extremely important to reach for organic, as juicing pesticides is never a great idea!

GREEN JUICE RECIPE:
ORGANIC Is so important!! Try your best when juicing at home to buy all organic and if you cannot find it, try to substitute when possible, I.E. spinach for kale. etc.

1 medium FUJI APPLE 

4-5 kale Leaves, ( STEM AND ALL)

2-3 celery stalks

1-2 medium cucumbers ( peel included, unless not organic then peel)

1 half lemon, cut off peel.

knuckle size of ginger. ( I like alot, 🙂 but if this is your first time, start very very small, nickle size or less.)

It is important to follow the kale with a base, i.e. cucumber or celery. This will help push the juice out from the leafy kale. You can add more apple to your liking, although less is best when we are discussing a daily green juice!
Also, add a plastic grocery bag into pulp shoot for easy clean up. Making this easy, will make you more likely to do it.
Juicing enough for several days is also recommended, but make sure you close them in tightly sealed jars. Canning jars work great, but so does other bottles. Glass is best, but anything to make juicing easy IS GOOD.
Juicing 101 EBOOK. A How To Juice At Home. Plus shopping guides, recipes and More.

 

Like I have said 1 million times, I am not a makeup person. I feel like I am quite a basic makeup user, I find products I love and I stick to them. I find a look I love and stick to it. Simple as that. I am not one who has lots of time nor patience for sitting around for hours painting my face into a masterpiece. I am pretty much the most basic biatch out there when it comes to my makeup! However so many of you message me and comment asking me what makeup I use and to do a routine! Instead of a video I thought I would put together this blog post!

 

I have used the same makeup brand and products for around 2 years now. THIS IS NOT A SPONSORED POST. I just love them. Honestly. A friend of a friend who is now a friend (LOL wrap your head around that) introduced me to the brand and products a while back and I can honestly say I will never change my makeup brand. The makeup is made from high quality swiss ingredients, it is vegan friendly and is good to the skin. I have always had issues with my skin whether it be spots or dryness, something has always got to be an issue on my face! I have found that good high quality products, a clean diet, lots of water and sleep have improved my skin to where it is now. (I thought by the time I reached 23 I would have the face of an angel but no still struggling like a 16 year old!). I don’t think you ever escape your skin issues but you sure can improve them.

Like I said I found this brand around 2 years ago and WILL NEVER GO BACK. Like most people I looked for trending makeup that cool people were using, or cheap makeup that wouldn’t break the bank. Truth is, you get what you pay for. Now this brand is not expensive by any means but it is not the cheap nasty stuff you find in local drug stores either, probably because it is not filled with cheap nasty ingredients!

Arbonne transforms lives through pure, botanically based ingredients in scientifically tested products; a pure, healthy lifestyle; and the pure joy of helping others.

 

WHAT I AM WEARING:

 

SHOP: Arbonne Primer, Arbonne Perfecting Liquid Foundation shade buff, Arbonne Pressed Powder in shade light, Arbonne Glow on Bronzer, Arbonne Smoothed over Lipstick in Currant.

 


As stated this is not a sponsored post but I do have an affiliate link and I will tell you why. Like I said my friend actually introduced these products to me. She was an Arbonne consultant. What this means is she actually built her own online business with these products and also receives a cracking discount at the same time, save money and make money all in one. I joined her because saving money is my favourite hobby besides sleeping and eating! You can shop these products through my link but if you find you like them you can reach out to me and find out how to get yourself the discount too so every month your shop your newly found products, you can save money at the same time. Winner winner tofu dinner!

 

CHECK OUT MY FAVOURITES HERE: SHOP

 

Other products used are the Glow kit by Anastasia Beverly Hills you can shop here

Fake eyelashes by eyelure you can shop here

Hey everyone! Welcome back to my blog. I am writing a post up about our favourite places to eat vegan whilst we were over in Orlando and let me say there were quite a lot of really good places so I was pleasantly surprised. We did stick to supermarket finds throughout the day and tended to go out at night for restaurant meals and were constantly on the hunt for the best vegan desserts Orlando had to offer. I hope this helps some of you if you are traveling here and need to know the best options!

  1. ETHOS VEGAN KITCHEN: 

ALL VEGAN. ALL GOOD. I recommend the orange juice mimosas .. oops. We had different meals each time we went but our favourite was 100% the Samson burger. I swear it tasted like a Big Mac!

2. MARKET ON SOUTH:

Everyone in instagram ranted and raved and forced us to go here. It was decent yes but not my favourite. They had a great tempeh taco and Marco enjoyed the soy dogs with a side of mac n cheese. We also had 4 too many desserts!

 

3. LOVING HUT:

Again an all veggie establishment with delicious asian inspired food. This was one of my favourite places to eat. Not what we would consider a restaurant more of a canteen/cafe style place but delicious none the less. I highly recommend the pineapple and tofu burger..yum.

4. GREEN ROOM CAFE, COCOA BEACH:

Not all vegan but the options we had were delish. A tofu and veggie wrap with blue chips and salsa with a side of peanut butter protein smoothie.

 

 

5. MELLOW MUSHROOM PIZZA:

Not all vegan but omg all delicious. All pizzas could be made vegan and they had the option of vegan daiya cheese. We went for a fully loaded veggie pizza, tempeh and the cheese. Holy cow. How I managed to eat 99% of an America medium pizza I will never know. It was just that good.

6. UNIVERSAL STUDIOS:

We grabbed a snack here because we read online that the Auntie Anne’s pretzels could be made vegan. Ask for a dairy free pretzel and they make it with oil instead of butter (just glaze it) and they top it with the most amazing cinnamon sugar ever. Perfect full fat snack attack.

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Hey guys! I am writing to you from Orlando, Florida right now, sadly it is my last day! The weather has been amazing, apart from a few cloudy evenings here and there which you will see from my photos below! I am working with Buchanan Galleries to bring you this post to show you some of the outfits I shopped before I came. For those of you who do not know, Buchanan Galleries is an indoor shopping centre in Glasgow, Scotland home to a great variety of shops for all your fashion needs! My personal favourite shops within the centre are River Island, H&M and even Quiz has surprised me with a few great items this summer.

Buchanan Galleries are hosting a huge competition where you can WIN your summer wardrobe! It is so easy and the competition is coming to a close this Thursday 29th June so carefully read the details below on how to enter and you can get yourself on over there this week and try bag yourself a new wardrobe!

For your chance to win a whopping £1,000 worth of Buchanan Galleries gift cards just in time for summer, simply guess how many beach balls are in the net suspended above our Summer Hub on the ground floor, opposite John Lewis. You can submit your entry using the iPads or printed forms available at the Summer Hub. Competition closes on Thursday 29th June.

CHECK OUT BUCHANAN GALLERIES HERE: https://buchanangalleries.co.uk/articles/win-your-summer-15420

 

Outfit number one is this amazing jumpsuit from Quiz. I must say this is the most comfortable, best fitting and an around perfect item. I have worn this on a few occasions so far when the weather has been a little cooler and cloudy at night (hence the sky in the photo below!) You can shop it here: JUMPSUIT

 

Now the rest of my clothes were bought in River Island, I can’t even lie, I love the place! It is always my go to store and the one in Buchanan Galleries is amazing and always has a great selection.

 

First up is this amazing floaty arm wrap top which you will see is a common style in this post. I firstly got this burgundy, yellow, black toned top and paired it with some grey shorts, both which you can shop here: TOP / SHORTS

 

 

This may be my favourite outfit as it is so comfortable and flattering yet can look both casual and dressy all at once. Exactly what you need on holiday. A fitted pink crop top and some high waisted white torn shorts. SHORTS / TOP

 

Next is this amazing blue wrap top, similar to the one above but also very different at the same time!  I cannot find the exact top on the website but you can shop the exact top in a different colour pattern here: TOP

 

 

My next outfit, also from River Island, was this cute and cosy off the shoulder white top paired again with the grey shorts! You can shop it here along with the black sunglasses: TOP / GLASSES

 

 

Last but not least is this amazing pair of shoes, wooden candles with a white and gold detail. I am absolutely in love with them as you can probably tell from the photos as they are in every single one!  These were on sale so sadly I have no link to them!

 

 

 

 

 

We all want to eat healthier, but sometimes the thought of making extravagant raw meals that take 5 hours is just not an option. Fear not humans. I have your back. Easy meal prep of 3 meals that you can make on Sunday night and will last you for breakfast lunch and dinner Monday-Wednesday.

  1. OVERNIGHT OATS

1 SERVING (MAKE NIGHTLY OR PREP ALL 3 IN ADVANCE):

60G OATS

300ML ALMOND MILK

1 TBSP COCONUT SUGAR

1 TBSP CACAO NIBS

1 TBSP CHIA SEEDS

15G VANILLA PROTEIN

20G NUT BUTTER

ADD ALL INGREDIENTS TO A JAR AND MIX. REFRIGERATE OVER NIGHT

2. LENTIL BOLOGNESE

3 SERVINGS:

300G PROTEIN PASTA

3 X 400G TIN LENTILS

300G SALSA

BUNCH CILANTRO

COOK PASTA ACCORDING TO INSTRUCTIONS

MIX IN COOKED LENTILS (USE TINNED AND WASH)

MIX IN SALSA AND CILANTRO

SALT AND PEPPER TO TASTE

DIVIDE INTO 3 TUBS

3. MEXICAN BOWL

3 SERVINGS:

225G QUINOA

3 X 400G TIN MIXED BEANS

1.5 TINS SWEETCORN

1.5 AVOCADOS

300G SALSA

JUICE OF 3 LEMONS

600G LETTUCE

BUNCH CILANTRO

COOK QUINOA ACCORDING TO INSTRUCTIONS

MIX IN TINNED AND WASHED BEANS AND CORN

MIX IN SALSA

DIVIDE MIXTURE BETWEEN 3 TUBS

ADD SLICED AVOCADO, LETTUCE AND SOAK IN LIME TO FLAVOUR AND PRESERVE

SALT, PEPPER AND CILANTRO TO TASTE

Can brunch be your favourite meal or is that cheating since it is technically classed as two meals put together? Either way it is my fave. In case you have not noticed. I am addicted to sweet food, yes I know how dare I drink maple syrup by the gallon, but it is true. I make up for this addiction by making healthy recipes of typically not so healthy foods // french toast, pancakes? Usually high in fat and processed sugar and not to mention crammed with unhealthy animal products like eggs, milk, butter and other dairy items not too friendly on the arteries .. or the waist line! So I bring you wonderful people some healthy vegan brunch ideas! PS the french toast is my favourite.

CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY PROTEIN WAFFLES 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 70 grams of oats (or 100 if omitting the protein powder)
  • 30 grams protein powder ( I used chocolate smooth by Myprotein)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 banana
  • 120-150 ml liquid depending on how dry mixture looks with protein used

METHOD:

  1. Blend all ingredients until smooth and immediately place in a waffle maker as mixture dries out fast
  2. Toast for5 minutes or until cooked and top with raspberries, coconut and syrup.
  3. Delightful.

 

CHOCOLATE CHIP BANANA PANCAKES 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 90 grams oats (or 120 if omitting protein)
  • 30 grams vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 and 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1-2 tbsp chocolate chips

METHOD:

  1.  Blend all the ingredients except the chocolate chips
  2. Let mixture sit and thicken up for 10-15 minutes
  3. Pour into a heated and and cook either side for 3-4 minutes or until small holes appear in pancakes
  4. Stack, top with banana, chocolate chips and syrup

FRENCH TOAST

INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 slices of bloomer style bread
  • 1 cup Almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 1 tbsp Chia Seeds
  • Strawberries sliced
  • Stevia blended to powdered sugar
  • Alpro or other non dairy pouring cream
  • Syrup

METHOD:

  1. Mix together the almond milk, cinnamon, syrup, chia seeds and refrigerate for 15-20 minutes until eggy texture forms
  2. Dip the bread and coat each side
  3. Cook in a pre heated pan and cook either side for 3-4 minutes or until looking well done
  4. Top with strawberries, syrup, sugar and cream

 

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HEY EVERYONE! Happy Friday and even more Happy Bank Holiday Weekend! I am so excited for the weekend as we have an amazing looking vegan festival happening in Glasgow … eek! That means donuts. Enough said. I actually have only recently heard about this festival from a friend online and I am so glad I found out in time as the festival is this current weekend MAY 27TH & 28TH in Trades Hall, Glassford Street, Glasgow. Check out the Facebook page here

With over 50 fantastic stalls, 8 world food caterers, all day talks and all day cookery demos it is kind of a given that I will be going! I will there on Saturday 27th from 12pm with Marco so if you guys are planning on going please come up and say hello! Vegan donuts all round haha 🙂

Whether you are vegan already and are going along for some epic food or you are curious about veganism and want to learn more then make sure to check this festival out, tickets are just £3 on the door.

The full weekend programme can be found here and there is a printed copy on arrival but check out a few hot line ups below!

SATURDAY – NORTH GALLERY

12pm – Vinyasa Flow Yoga Open Class with Nimita Bhatt
Vinyasa yoga is about coordinating breath and movement. Nimita will guide you through a short practice that will get your body moving + feeling energised. Whether you’ve done yoga before or have never stepped onto the mat, come and have a wee stretch, then fill your belly with all the good festival food!

https://nimitabhatt.co.uk

1pm – Cookery Demo – Risotto Primavera seasonal speciality of the restaurant Red Onion by chef owner John Quigley

https://www.facebook.com/redonionglasgow/

2pm – Cookery Demo – Using Herbs and Spices to Make Food Tasty and Add Extra Nutrition for Vegans by Lilian Nassuna Muirhead

A simple introduction to using herbs in your own kitchen, for extra flavour and healing of the body through the nutrients that are in the herbs and spices. We will be using readily available ingredients such as sage, thyme, basil, bay leaf lemons…etc. in both sweet and savoury dishes. We will be making herbal teas and explain how they can help one’s health. We will make vegan herb butter for you delicious baked potatoes and some other dishes that go really well with loads of herbs and spices. If you would like to be a healthier vegan or would simply like to add flavour to your foo, then this demo is for you.

 

Hey guys! In line with the youtube video I just uploaded talking about my experience with intermittent fasting please see the 3 recipes below that I would eat in a typical day! Intermittent fasting is not a diet, not a fast, not a calorie restriction method or anything like that. It is merely a way of eating. Thus you eat 2-3 large meals per day within a 6-8 hour window versus 5-6 small meals per day over 10-12 hours. Personally I naturally eat this way and love it. Please see my youtube video here for more and check out the recipes below!

CASHEW CACAO OATS:

70grams oats

200ml almond milk

1 tbsp raw cacao powder

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20grams cashew or other nut butter

1 tbsp raw cacao nibs

2-4 tbsp maple or agave syrup

  1. Start by mixing the oats, cacao and almond milk until well combined
  2. Microwave for 2 minutes or stove cook
  3. Top with cashew butter, syrup and nibs

CHOCOLATE SMOOTHIE: 

2-3 bananas

1 cup almond milk

1 scoop my protein vegan blend chocolate smooth

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2 tbsp raw cacao powder

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1 tbsp maca powder

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1 scoop creatine (optional)

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ICE ICE BABY

  1. Blend

RED LENTIL SWEET POTATO CURRY:

100grams lentils

1 onion chopped

2 garlic cloves minced

1 chilli (optional)

2 x 400g tins hoped tomatoes

1 litre vegan stock

2-3 large sweet potatoes washed, cubed, steamed in advance

1 tbsp each cumin, coriander, chilli flakes, curry powder, turmeric, black pepper, paprika

  1. Fry the onion, garlic and chilli until cooked through
  2. Stir in the spices to coat and create a paste like consistency
  3. Add in the chopped tomatoes and bring to the boil
  4. Add in lentils, potato, stock
  5. Cover and reduce to simmer for 30 minutes or until lentil are cooked
  6. Serve over rice and add black pepper, Sriracha or other hot sauce