May 30, 2017
Are Cashews the New Prozac?
I’ve been following the Food Matters website for years (especially since I became vegan), but I only recently watched the Food Matters documentary on Netflix. If you haven’t seen it yet, I highly recommend watching it as soon as possible. As the name implies, the documentary focuses on the importance of consuming healthy food. Why? … Continue reading "Are Cashews the New Prozac?"
May 29, 2017
Quick 2-Ingredient Vegan Cracker Dip Recipe
Looking for a last-minute Memorial Day recipe? Or what about an easy vegan dip for your next springtime get-together? With barbecue season, baseball season, and camping season in full force, surely you’ll be looking for an easy dip you can whip up in no time! And if that’s the case, we recommended you try this easy, … Continue reading "Quick 2-Ingredient Vegan Cracker Dip Recipe"
May 29, 2017
Strawberry Banana Chia Seed Smoothie
With a combination of healthy ingredients like fresh strawberries, frozen bananas, almond milk, chia seeds, and cacao nibs, you really can’t go wrong. As we mentioned in a previous post, cacao nibs help to elevate low moods and they’re packed full of nutritional benefits such as protein, antioxidants, iron, magnesium, and calcium. Additionally, antioxidant-rich chia seeds … Continue reading "Strawberry Banana Chia Seed Smoothie"
May 28, 2017
Amazing Health Benefits of Bath Meditation
Since it happens to be Mental Health Month, we’ve made an effort to discuss important mental health topics including stress, anxiety, and depression, and how to cope with issues such as these. To help you deal with stress and anxiety, we’ve recently talked about the ways in which you can create a spa-like detox bath at … Continue reading "Amazing Health Benefits of Bath Meditation"
May 25, 2017
How to Create a Spa-Like Detox Bath
Since May is Mental Health Month, I thought I’d share some tips on one of my favorite strategies for de-stressing and detoxifying: Soaking in the bath tub. Creating a detox bath is hands-down my favorite way to de-stress and unwind after a long day or a busy week. I love filling the tub as full as I … Continue reading "How to Create a Spa-Like Detox Bath"
May 24, 2017
Blueberry Banana Vegan Protein Smoothie
With tasty and protein-packed ingredients like cacao and oats, this vegan protein smoothie is not only healthy and delicious – but it’s also high in vegan/plant-based protein. You see, cacao nibs are cacao beans which have been roasted, separated from the husk, and broken down into smaller nib-like pieces. Since cacao nibs allow cacao to … Continue reading "Blueberry Banana Vegan Protein Smoothie"
May 22, 2017
5 Smartphone Apps for Better Mental Health
Not everyone can afford to see a counselor, therapist or psychiatrist for their mental health issues, and fortunately, mental health apps are the next best thing. Not only are mental health apps an inexpensive form of therapy, but they’re easy to access at any time – day or night. Many smartphone apps have been designed … Continue reading "5 Smartphone Apps for Better Mental Health"
May 9, 2017
Creamy Chocolate Avocado Smoothie
I’m a huge avocado fan. I love avocado on toast (with a drizzle of olive oil), in a veggie wrap, or on its own with a little bit of sea salt sprinkled on top. Yum! You might think I’d draw the line at an avocado smoothie, but nope. Avocados can do no wrong! With this being said, … Continue reading "Creamy Chocolate Avocado Smoothie"
May 5, 2017
Easy Vegan Quesadillas & Tri-Colored Quinoa Salad
Happy Cinco de Mayo! A few years ago, my husband and I visited an all-inclusive Mexican resort during the week of Cinco de Mayo. We were super stoked to be visiting Puerto Vallarta over Cinco de Mayo, and we assumed that there’d be tons of vegan options for us to eat because it was Mexico after … Continue reading "Easy Vegan Quesadillas & Tri-Colored Quinoa Salad"
May 3, 2017
5 Mental Health Mantras
As a person who’s struggled with depression and anxiety a lot, I have some pretty strong feelings about May being Mental Health Month. About 80 percent of me thinks it’s amazing there is a month dedicated to opening more people’s eyes about mental health stigmas, resources, and treatment. The other 20 percent of me just … Continue reading "5 Mental Health Mantras"