Benefits of Dark Chocolate



Health Benefits

  • Lowers Blood Pressure.
  • Makes you happy.
  • Helps in weight loss.
  • Keeps you smart.
  • Reduces stress.
  • Powerful source of antioxidants.
  • Lowers cholesterol.
  • Helps prevent diabetes.

If there is one thing I struggle with is staying away from SWEETS. They are my bread and butter! From ice cream, to cake, to cookies, to pastries. I get cravings just by thinking about it. Since this is obviously something I wanted to change in my diet. I decided to switch all my sweet cravings to just ONE healthy alternative. →DARK CHOCOLATE

Every time I crave something sweet I reach for my dark chocolate stash and start munching. I still haven’t gotten used to the bitter taste & it did take me a while to learn how to replace sweets with dark chocolate, but it definitely takes away those sweet cravings. Not only does Dark Chocolate help with cravings; it also has A LOT of health benefits. In order to benefit from dark chocolate though; dark chocolate needs to be 65%-85% cocoa. Is anyone a fan of dark chocolate? I know I’m still trying to get used to it.

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Thrive Market 


Hey y’all ! I’m not sure if y’all are familiar with Thrive Market, but they are definitely worth mentioning. I get a lot of my groceries from them. This website is perfect for ordering those pricey foods on a good budget. I buy purely Elizabeth, sun potion, red hill & other products for a less expensive price. They even give you free things ! With ever order I have made they give me one free item! One time they gave me free date chocolate chip cookies and a coconut oil jar. They do have a membership fee but they give you one month free trial. Take advantage of the free month! It’s totally worth it 👍🏻 

They have their own app and deliver your groceries. You don’t get them the same day though. Order at least a week before you actually need the groceries.


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They also have their own brand of food & they sale other things other than food. I really enjoyed shopping with Thrive Market. Hope you guys give it a try ! 

Detox! You won’t regret it

You may or may not be familiar with cleanses or how the body detoxifies itself. If you are familiar with this subject, that’s great! All I want is for you guys to be aware of everything health. If you are not familiar, then I hope you enjoy learning and reading about your body and how to stay healthy.

Lets help our bodies stay on top of it’s game

Before talking about the complete body cleanse, know that the body actually detoxifies itself.

How does the body detoxify itself?

What is a detox? To clear the body of toxins.

What are toxins? Toxins cause harm to our bodies and they can be anywhere; in the water we drink, in the food we eat, and it can also be in the air we breathe. They can be: highly processed foods and artificial ingredients, pollution in our air and water, pesticides, fertilizers, hormones used in our foods and more. 

  • SKIN let out toxins by sweating.
  • LIVER detoxifies chemicals and metabolizes drugs.
  • LUNGS helps the body get rid of CO2 gas when we breathe out.
  • LARGE INTESTINE transmits the useless waste material from the body.
  • KIDNEYS extract waste from blood and through urination.

Your body is always working on detoxifying itself. It’s our job to help our organs be at their full potential. This involves lifestyle changes, as well as committing to a detox plan for a while. (preferably organic)

4 Ways To Detox Your Body

1. Choose REAL FOOD

2. Drink ALOT of water

3. Exercise

4. Do a Complete Body Detox

These are not all the things you can do to help your body detox itself but its some.

The Complete Body Cleanse

Okay, so lately I’ve been feeling super weird in my stomach. I wanted to do a stomach cleanse but then I started thinking… I would so much rather do the whole deal! Your body goes through a lot without you even realizing it. Since I’ve never done a cleanse and I occasionally eat the “bad foods”, I wanted to give the whole body cleanse a try.

About this specific body cleanse

Lasts for 14 days

All capsules taken in morning and night with 8 ounces of water

Contains: 3 bottles

  1. Cleansing fiber blend.
  2. Non-stimulant laxative with herbal blend to utilize the natural water in your body to help flush toxins away.
  3. Milk Thistle Liver Cleanse to support liver function.

While doing this cleanse I have to drink a lot of water, eat a healthy diet and no intense exercise. (Only yoga)

I can’t wait to try this out and see how I feel! Has anyone ever done a total body cleanse ? I would like to know your experience and how it helped you. !

Ways to stay motivated and get that work out done


Sometimes you just don’t want to work out or eat healthy. You loose that motivation and that’s normal, it happens every now and then. I know I struggle to wake up at 5am some days to get that morning workout in.

Some ways I stay motivated 

  1. I have a Tumblr blog where I post and look at fitness pictures. (I try to look at it every morning when I wake up). It helps me a lot to get up and go to that morning crossfit class. (You can take a look, you’ll find it on my blog under blogroll. Scroll all the way down).
  2. I only buy healthy food. I have a box of organic cookies for when that sweet tooth kicks in.
  3. I read other fitness blogs and get ideas for recipes and workouts.
  4. I wash my hair only on days I work out.
  5. I say to myself only 10 minutes and if I want to leave I’ll leave. When I say that it makes me feel like no one is making me stay and it’s not something I HAVE to do, since it’s not something I HAVE to do. The feeling turns into something I WANT to do.
  6. I think about how bad and lazy and tired I’ll feel if I don’t workout. The guilt of not working out gets me up in the morning as well.

Ways to stay motivated 

  1. Make a fitness board and put it where you always see it.
  2. Having trouble going for a run? Download zombies run app. It’s a really cool app that makes it seem like your running away from zombies. With headphones on you can hear them like they were right behind you. It also has a lot of more cool features you should check it out!
  3. Wear tighter clothes. Wearing loose clothes tends to make you more comfortable and people usually tend to gain a couple of pounds.
  4. Start a hobby that helps you stay active. (Yoga,run,crossfit,bicycling,aerial yoga, pole dancing).
  5. Follow fitness blogs/Instagrams.
  6. Wash hair only on days that you work out.
  7. Buy cute leggings and tops to work out in.
  8. Wear the cute leggings and top.
  9. Try group fitness. Having other people around you striving to get fit and working out gives of a good energy and gets you pumped.
  10. Work out in the morning. When you do, you get it out of the way faster and you don’t have to think about working out the whole day which can make you start dread it.
  11. Buy a cute dress (smaller than your actual size) and hang it somewhere. Wear it when you drop the weight you want.
  12. Take pictures in your work out clothes. After that intense workout. Take a cute picture of yourself doing yoga and share it on your social media profile. Going through your social media and seeing all the cute pictures of you working out helps to stay motivated.

How do you guys stay motivated ? I would seriously love to hear! Please share.

How to make a delicious acai bowl

I’ve been making this acai bowl for EVERYONE. My hubby asks for it so much and I make it almost every breakfast! It’s so easy to make and it’s seriously sooooo yummy!

Ingredients for bowl

  • Mango
  • Pineapple
  • Banana
  • Blueberries
  • Acai powder
  • Moringa powder
  • Honey 2 spoons
  • Coconut water
  • Sun potion powders

Toppings

  • Coconut flakes
  • Lara bar chocolate chip cookie dough
  • Wild friends pumpkin spice peanut butter
  • Banana
  • Strawberries
  • Berries

Acai bowls are literally my favorite go to meal. It’s so simple to do and it can be done in less then 5 minutes. First I put the frozen fruits then I add all the powders, honey, coconut water about half way through the ingredients (not the blender). Then I blend ! You guys don’t really need to add the sunpotions or the moringa powder. I add it because of its health benefits but it doesn’t make a difference in the taste. For toppings I usually put what you see in my picture but it all depends on what you like! Some fruits, granola, coconut flakes, whatever you want. Have fun with it ! And remember not to blend to much. You want to make it a smooth & creamy consistency. I hope you guys enjoy! I seriously LOVE this recipe!