Eat To THRIVE
- Question from iridescentaurora -
How do you get your orange juice to be so vibrant?? All I get from freshly squeezed oranges is a pale cloudy orange color.

Hmmmm… healthy organic fresh oranges I guess! Try to buy them in season!


Posted 13 hours ago

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- Question from notoriousbiggiesmalls -
Do you have any before and after photos? Has your body changed on this diet? Thanks :)

Answered below :)


Posted 13 hours ago

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- Question from mosaiicc -
Hello darling, your blog is simply wonderful. I was just wondering, about how much weight did you lose when you began this lifestyle? Thank you xoxo

I might have lost 1-2 lbs of water retention weight (since it’s a low sodium diet) but that was it. Weight loss wasn’t the reason I stared eating 80/10/10 or hclf. I was pretty slim already, and didn’t want to loose any weight.

That said, I can definitely see how it would be easy to loose weight eating this way. If I’m not careful and eat too few calories on days when I’m exercising a lot I definitely notice I start to loose weight. I’ve found that I need cooked carbs on or around those days to maintain my weight.


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Loving fresh #rawvegan summer salads!  Tonight’s has green & red leaf lettuce, swiss chard, kale, chioggia beets, corn, zucchini, cucumber, tomatoes, scallions, nectarines, avocado, parsley, lime juice, zucchini blossoms, a few little tricolour violas, & some wild blackberries.
21 of July, 2014

Loving fresh #rawvegan summer salads! Tonight’s has green & red leaf lettuce, swiss chard, kale, chioggia beets, corn, zucchini, cucumber, tomatoes, scallions, nectarines, avocado, parsley, lime juice, zucchini blossoms, a few little tricolour violas, & some wild blackberries.


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number1slut:
Since female mammals can only produce milk during and after pregnancy, we shove long steel devides into their vaginas with our bare hands once a year to inject them with bull semen.
The calves are taken away after birth to prevent them from drinking the milk that will be sold to the public.
The male calves are sent to the veal industry where they are kept in small stalls or tiny crates. Minimal to no movement is allowed; this prevents muscle development, which keeps their flesh extra tender for your enjoyment.
The machines suck the cows dry several times a day - most of these cows have severe infections, and the pus gets sucked out along with the milk.
A single cow emits more environmentally harmful gases than a car. 
Some cows spend their entire lives standing on concrete floors; others are crammed into massive mud lots.
Cows have a natural lifespan of about 25 years, but the conditions they now live in lead to disease, lameness, and reproductive problems that render cows worthless to the dairy industry by the time they are four or five years old, at which time they are sent to the slaughterhouse.
We are the only species to drink milk after infancy.
Cow’s milk is the number one cause of food allergies among infants and children. 
Milk and other animal products may lower your lifespan more than smoking.
20 of July, 2014

number1slut:

  1. Since female mammals can only produce milk during and after pregnancy, we shove long steel devides into their vaginas with our bare hands once a year to inject them with bull semen.
  2. The calves are taken away after birth to prevent them from drinking the milk that will be sold to the public.
  3. The male calves are sent to the veal industry where they are kept in small stalls or tiny crates. Minimal to no movement is allowed; this prevents muscle development, which keeps their flesh extra tender for your enjoyment.
  4. The machines suck the cows dry several times a day - most of these cows have severe infections, and the pus gets sucked out along with the milk.
  5. A single cow emits more environmentally harmful gases than a car. 
  6. Some cows spend their entire lives standing on concrete floors; others are crammed into massive mud lots.
  7. Cows have a natural lifespan of about 25 years, but the conditions they now live in lead to disease, lameness, and reproductive problems that render cows worthless to the dairy industry by the time they are four or five years old, at which time they are sent to the slaughterhouse.
  8. We are the only species to drink milk after infancy.
  9. Cow’s milk is the number one cause of food allergies among infants and children. 
  10. Milk and other animal products may lower your lifespan more than smoking.

(Source: necessaryveganism, via vegan-yums)


Posted 2 days ago

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necessaryveganism:
The domestic hen is a descendent of the Red Junglefowl, who only lays a few eggs/year. Domestic hens have been bred by us to lay close to 300 eggs/year!
A typical egg-laying hen spends her life in a cage the size of a notebook.
The extreme psychological stress from over-crowding often leads to pecking, fighting, and cannibalism.
Because male chickens can’t lay eggs, they are separated from the females after birth and ground up alive.
Or they are dumped – still alive and conscious – into giant trash cans, where they are left to starve and/or suffocate.
To avoid the hens from injuring each other, a part of their beaks are cut off.
When the cost of feeding them out-grows the benefit derived from their egg production, they are slaughtered.
15% of the hatched chickens become meat. They are genetically selected to reach 6 times their natural weight in 1.5 months. They are still babies when we eat them, but they are so large for their soft bones that many cannot even stand on their legs, let alone walk.
Eggs are unhealthy to the point where it is illegal to market them as ‘healthy’, ‘nutritious’ or even ‘safe’.
In the end, they are hung upside down by their feet while fully conscious. First their heads will be dragged through a bath of electrically charged water, rendering most of them unconscious. They are then taken to an automatic neck cutter, where they are bled. After that they go to a scalding tank, which makes it easier to pluck them. Some chickens are still fully conscious after the electrical bath. 
Now you know.
20 of July, 2014

necessaryveganism:

  1. The domestic hen is a descendent of the Red Junglefowl, who only lays a few eggs/year. Domestic hens have been bred by us to lay close to 300 eggs/year!
  2. A typical egg-laying hen spends her life in a cage the size of a notebook.
  3. The extreme psychological stress from over-crowding often leads to pecking, fighting, and cannibalism.
  4. Because male chickens can’t lay eggs, they are separated from the females after birth and ground up alive.
  5. Or they are dumped – still alive and conscious – into giant trash cans, where they are left to starve and/or suffocate.
  6. To avoid the hens from injuring each other, a part of their beaks are cut off.
  7. When the cost of feeding them out-grows the benefit derived from their egg production, they are slaughtered.
  8. 15% of the hatched chickens become meat. They are genetically selected to reach 6 times their natural weight in 1.5 months. They are still babies when we eat them, but they are so large for their soft bones that many cannot even stand on their legs, let alone walk.
  9. Eggs are unhealthy to the point where it is illegal to market them as ‘healthy’, ‘nutritious’ or even ‘safe’.
  10. In the end, they are hung upside down by their feet while fully conscious. First their heads will be dragged through a bath of electrically charged water, rendering most of them unconscious. They are then taken to an automatic neck cutter, where they are bled. After that they go to a scalding tank, which makes it easier to pluck them. Some chickens are still fully conscious after the electrical bath. 

Now you know.

(via vegan-yums)


Posted 2 days ago

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Late lunch of watermelon & cantaloupe!  (and for anyone curious: I used a melon baller to scoop out the round little balls, they’re inexpensive and easy to use little kitchen tools).
19 of July, 2014

Late lunch of watermelon & cantaloupe! (and for anyone curious: I used a melon baller to scoop out the round little balls, they’re inexpensive and easy to use little kitchen tools).


Posted 3 days ago

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- Question from unearthlyqueen -
how did you make your little watermelon, cantaloupe, & honeydew melon balls? how'd you get that shape?

I used a melon baller


Posted 4 days ago

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- Question from vivirlila -
Hi! I'm not a vegan/organic eater or anything, but I still want to have a clean diet! Could you recommend any healthy snacks? I never know what to eat when I'm hungry! :)

I would say just eat more at breakfast lunch or dinner so you don’t need snacks ;). But my fav snacks would probably be mangos, bananas, or dried fruit b/c they’re easy to take with you on the go. Kale chips or rice crackers are also good ideas!


Posted 4 days ago

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- Question from zigeunerherz -
is it bad for my stomach to be expanded quite a lot after eating giant salad/fruit bowls? because after eating my meals i feel really great and satisfied but i worry about my stomach being expanded. will a lot of food affect my stomach in a bad way?

No don’t worry, it’s normal!


Posted 4 days ago

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- Question from sunflowrprincess -
What's your main source of protein?

Fruits & vegetables. Grains when I eat them.


Posted 4 days ago

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Fav tumblr accounts!

19 of July, 2014

Somebody asked a while ago for a list of some other healthy food related tumblr accounts… here are the ones I follow, in no particular order:

angelaisraw
wholeheartedeats
rawvana
thewholesomelife
aleven11
capitalveganna-onea
fullyrawkristina
beautifulpicturesofhealthyfood
happyvibes-healthylives
garden-of-vegan
omadesalasvegan
onehungrymamifood


Posted 4 days ago

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Lots of little bees visiting the zucchini blossoms this morning! 🐝 #organicgarden (at Sunshine Coast, BC)
18 of July, 2014

Lots of little bees visiting the zucchini blossoms this morning! 🐝 #organicgarden (at Sunshine Coast, BC)


Posted 4 days ago
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Wild trailing blackberries, blueberries, & ataulfo mangos this morning… such a yummy combination!
18 of July, 2014

Wild trailing blackberries, blueberries, & ataulfo mangos this morning… such a yummy combination!


Posted 4 days ago

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- Question from kimjongdaenamite -
how do you make banana whip?

You must have seen a really old photo, I haven’t made banana whip in months! It’s just frozen bananas put through a slow juicer :)


Posted 5 days ago

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