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SUNDAY SALAD // packed with all the right goods. •
After a wild weekend in Austin, TX, something light and supah clean was being craved. •
📸chopped kale, shredded brussies, blueberries, strawberries, avocado, chopped pecans toasted in brown sugar. Tossed in grapeseed oil + lemon. Topped with salmon 🍋
SUNDAY SALAD // packed with all the right goods. • After a wild weekend in Austin, TX, something light and supah clean was being craved. • 📸chopped kale, shredded brussies, blueberries, strawberries, avocado, chopped pecans toasted in brown sugar. Tossed in grapeseed oil + lemon. Topped with salmon 🍋
After a quick getaway in Austin it's always nice to come home, whip up some comfort food and curl up on the couch. What did y'all do this weekend? •
📸 sweet potato topped with @so_delicious unsweetened vanilla yogurt (dairy free), almond butter, @purely_elizabeth granola, and mixed berries.
After a quick getaway in Austin it's always nice to come home, whip up some comfort food and curl up on the couch. What did y'all do this weekend? • 📸 sweet potato topped with @so_delicious unsweetened vanilla yogurt (dairy free), almond butter, @purely_elizabeth granola, and mixed berries.
WATERMELON // look young forever. • 
Vitamin A is stellar for your skin, and just a cup of watermelon contains nearly one-quarter of your recommended daily intake of it. 
Vitamin A helps keep skin and hair moisturized, and it also encourages healthy growth of new collagen and elastin cells, according to the Cleveland Clinic. 
Vitamin C is also beneficial in this regard, as it promotes healthy collagen growth.
WATERMELON // look young forever. • Vitamin A is stellar for your skin, and just a cup of watermelon contains nearly one-quarter of your recommended daily intake of it. Vitamin A helps keep skin and hair moisturized, and it also encourages healthy growth of new collagen and elastin cells, according to the Cleveland Clinic. Vitamin C is also beneficial in this regard, as it promotes healthy collagen growth.
These Buddha bowls may look fancy but I assure you they're not. 
You can top them with anything, on the fly and they come out amazing. Not only that but you will walk away happy because it was healthy and you will be oh so full! These have been on heavy rotation during the work week just because they are so quick and whatever is in your fridge typically works. Minimal thought, minimal prep--It's a win win in my book. •
📸 quinoa topped with @lovebeets honey + ginger marinated beets, sweet potato (skin on), broccoli with pecans, avocado topped with lemon juice.
These Buddha bowls may look fancy but I assure you they're not. You can top them with anything, on the fly and they come out amazing. Not only that but you will walk away happy because it was healthy and you will be oh so full! These have been on heavy rotation during the work week just because they are so quick and whatever is in your fridge typically works. Minimal thought, minimal prep--It's a win win in my book. • 📸 quinoa topped with @lovebeets honey + ginger marinated beets, sweet potato (skin on), broccoli with pecans, avocado topped with lemon juice.
Simple snack but impactful (Spoiler alert--I'm going to live forever) •
📸 @glutinofoods GF bread topped with fresh almond butter, raspberries and local blueberries
Simple snack but impactful (Spoiler alert--I'm going to live forever) • 📸 @glutinofoods GF bread topped with fresh almond butter, raspberries and local blueberries
My first trip to @dishsociety for lunch was a success! I had the hardest time choosing what I wanted because I wanted everything! They had so many gluten free options, too-I was in heaven. 
Safe to say I chose well but I'm look forward to my next visit. •
📸 Whole avocado topped with organic citrus quinoa relish on organic greens.
My first trip to @dishsociety for lunch was a success! I had the hardest time choosing what I wanted because I wanted everything! They had so many gluten free options, too-I was in heaven. Safe to say I chose well but I'm look forward to my next visit. • 📸 Whole avocado topped with organic citrus quinoa relish on organic greens.
Now, if only I could start every morning this way... •
📸 my fave @coconutbowls filled with @so_delicious unsweetened vanilla yogurt, almond butter, blueberry + hemp @purely_elizabeth granola, @beekeepers_naturals bee pollen from @purely_elizabeth latest deal, kiwi, banana and raspberries!
Now, if only I could start every morning this way... • 📸 my fave @coconutbowls filled with @so_delicious unsweetened vanilla yogurt, almond butter, blueberry + hemp @purely_elizabeth granola, @beekeepers_naturals bee pollen from @purely_elizabeth latest deal, kiwi, banana and raspberries!
An equally breezy and steamy Saturday in Houston today ☀️ hashtag blessed for the large oscillating fan out here on the patio at @brasilhouston •
📸 vanilla bean yogurt parfait + decaf cappuccino
An equally breezy and steamy Saturday in Houston today ☀️ hashtag blessed for the large oscillating fan out here on the patio at @brasilhouston • 📸 vanilla bean yogurt parfait + decaf cappuccino
I do believe I have found my latest crush // this acai bowl from @txjuicegirl  I have had their juices many times at the @urbanharvesthouston farmers market but sadly never ventured to their shop on 19th st in the Heights. Shame on me since it's so close to my house. After talking with Gretchen, the Juice Girl herself, about how they are the ONLY smoothie/juice bar in Houston that's 100% organic, she mentioned that she truly can tell a difference in the flavor. 
I'll be honest, the only açai bowl that I've ever had was a couple years ago in Brazil and I wasn't a big fan of its flavor and since then I've always gravitated to pitaya bowl's. 
After trying Juice Girls açai bowl yesterday I can honestly agree with Gretchen, the flavor of her organic acai bowl is hands down one of the best flavor creations I've had to date. Not to mention, their granola is like a soft crumbled cookie. 
I'm a total fruit smoothie addict and I'm officially hooked on these bowls. If you have not tried @txjuicegirl acai bowl-run that way, stat! Feel free to join me when I run by later this afternoon for round 2 ;)
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📸 The Original: acai, granola, banana, strawberry, hemp seeds and agave
I do believe I have found my latest crush // this acai bowl from @txjuicegirl I have had their juices many times at the @urbanharvesthouston farmers market but sadly never ventured to their shop on 19th st in the Heights. Shame on me since it's so close to my house. After talking with Gretchen, the Juice Girl herself, about how they are the ONLY smoothie/juice bar in Houston that's 100% organic, she mentioned that she truly can tell a difference in the flavor. I'll be honest, the only açai bowl that I've ever had was a couple years ago in Brazil and I wasn't a big fan of its flavor and since then I've always gravitated to pitaya bowl's. After trying Juice Girls açai bowl yesterday I can honestly agree with Gretchen, the flavor of her organic acai bowl is hands down one of the best flavor creations I've had to date. Not to mention, their granola is like a soft crumbled cookie. I'm a total fruit smoothie addict and I'm officially hooked on these bowls. If you have not tried @txjuicegirl acai bowl-run that way, stat! Feel free to join me when I run by later this afternoon for round 2 ;) • 📸 The Original: acai, granola, banana, strawberry, hemp seeds and agave
BERRIES // skin therapy •
Berries are potentially therapeutic for your skin, reducing wrinkles and skin damage from free radicals (particularly ellagic acid) and may block the production of enzymes that break down collagen. It's as easy as three servings a week. I'm pretty sure I eat that amount before lunch hits 😬 •
📸 @so_delicious unsweetened vanilla yogurt mixed with almond butter, @purely_elizabeth blueberry and hemp granola and delicious mixed berries
BERRIES // skin therapy • Berries are potentially therapeutic for your skin, reducing wrinkles and skin damage from free radicals (particularly ellagic acid) and may block the production of enzymes that break down collagen. It's as easy as three servings a week. I'm pretty sure I eat that amount before lunch hits 😬 • 📸 @so_delicious unsweetened vanilla yogurt mixed with almond butter, @purely_elizabeth blueberry and hemp granola and delicious mixed berries
OKINAWAN SWEET POTATO // the better to see you with. •
You won't have any trouble meeting your vitamin A needs when you include Okinawan sweet potatoes in your diet. 
A 1-cup serving of the potato contains 1,442 retinal equivalents of vitamin A, meeting more than 500 percent of the daily value. 
Vitamin A is essential for sight and overall eye health. 
It also supports a healthy immune system and is important for reproduction and the proper functioning of the heart, lungs and kidneys.
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📸 okinawan sweet potato, @purely_elizabeth blueberry and hemp granola, @so_delicious unsweetened vanilla yogurt, almond butter topped with local blackberries from @urbanharvesthouston farmers market
OKINAWAN SWEET POTATO // the better to see you with. • You won't have any trouble meeting your vitamin A needs when you include Okinawan sweet potatoes in your diet. A 1-cup serving of the potato contains 1,442 retinal equivalents of vitamin A, meeting more than 500 percent of the daily value. Vitamin A is essential for sight and overall eye health. It also supports a healthy immune system and is important for reproduction and the proper functioning of the heart, lungs and kidneys. • 📸 okinawan sweet potato, @purely_elizabeth blueberry and hemp granola, @so_delicious unsweetened vanilla yogurt, almond butter topped with local blackberries from @urbanharvesthouston farmers market
@brasilhouston you never disappoint •
📸 butternut squash and poblano tamale, chicken posole soup and their heavenly side salad.
@brasilhouston you never disappoint • 📸 butternut squash and poblano tamale, chicken posole soup and their heavenly side salad.
My life would be MADE if I could eat this sandwich every single day of my life. @ripecuisine you knocked this one out of the park for me. Already needing my Saturday adventure at the @urbanharvesthouston Farmer's Market, stat! 🍑 •
📸 @ripecuisine sandy on GF toast with cashew crema, basil, orange marmalade and peaches
My life would be MADE if I could eat this sandwich every single day of my life. @ripecuisine you knocked this one out of the park for me. Already needing my Saturday adventure at the @urbanharvesthouston Farmer's Market, stat! 🍑 • 📸 @ripecuisine sandy on GF toast with cashew crema, basil, orange marmalade and peaches
Friday is here which means the @urbanharvesthouston farmers market is tomorrow! 🍓
This place truly has turned into my happy place, rightfully so. Fresh local produce, food trucks, fresh flowers, fresh juice, live music...what could be better? No other way I'd rather spend my Saturday. What are you guys up to this weekend?
Friday is here which means the @urbanharvesthouston farmers market is tomorrow! 🍓 This place truly has turned into my happy place, rightfully so. Fresh local produce, food trucks, fresh flowers, fresh juice, live music...what could be better? No other way I'd rather spend my Saturday. What are you guys up to this weekend?
Today was a really awesome day and it's going to get even better as we inhale these protein packed Buddha bowls 💪🏼 •
📸 Buddha bowl packed with quinoa cooked in @kettleandfire mushroom and chicken bone broth, spinach, avocado, black beans and sweet potatoes baked in an almond milk + chilies in adobo sauce. Final (optional) touch: lemon juice on top 🍋
Today was a really awesome day and it's going to get even better as we inhale these protein packed Buddha bowls 💪🏼 • 📸 Buddha bowl packed with quinoa cooked in @kettleandfire mushroom and chicken bone broth, spinach, avocado, black beans and sweet potatoes baked in an almond milk + chilies in adobo sauce. Final (optional) touch: lemon juice on top 🍋
So pumped that I finally made it to @nourishjuicebarhtx NEWEST spot, @kaloscoffeeco ! Think organic juices + smoothies, fresh coffee and breakfast + lunch snacks galore! It's officially my happy place--a much needed one stop shop. 
Beyond pleased that they're also walking distance from my house in the Heights! 
Not pictured: the GF spinach quiche and breakfast taco I got (they were inhaled too quickly) 
Check my Insta-stories out for an inside look at this new location! 🍊
So pumped that I finally made it to @nourishjuicebarhtx NEWEST spot, @kaloscoffeeco ! Think organic juices + smoothies, fresh coffee and breakfast + lunch snacks galore! It's officially my happy place--a much needed one stop shop. Beyond pleased that they're also walking distance from my house in the Heights! Not pictured: the GF spinach quiche and breakfast taco I got (they were inhaled too quickly) Check my Insta-stories out for an inside look at this new location! 🍊
@hobbitcafe fruit salad NEVER disappoints. It provides all the right flavors--I'm hooked •
📸 mixed fruit tossed in yogurt with coconut shavings and shaved almonds
@hobbitcafe fruit salad NEVER disappoints. It provides all the right flavors--I'm hooked • 📸 mixed fruit tossed in yogurt with coconut shavings and shaved almonds
My latest "on the go" creation // the waffle taco. •
Life is so much easier sometimes when you can inhale something with your hands, right? •
📸 @naturespathorganic GF waffles with almond butter and @urbanharvesthouston farmer's market local blackberries
My latest "on the go" creation // the waffle taco. • Life is so much easier sometimes when you can inhale something with your hands, right? • 📸 @naturespathorganic GF waffles with almond butter and @urbanharvesthouston farmer's market local blackberries