Reiki…what?

I’m taking it back to my reiki days, reiki is an ancient Japanese healing that uses symbols and chakras to release tension and stress built up in certain parts of your body. Blockages are caused due to emotional or physical stress that people hold on to. It’s important to clear out what no longer serves you purpose.

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Concentrate on your breathing and recharging each of your chakras. There are 7 chakras (root, sacral, solar plexus, heart chakra, throat chakra, third eye chakra, crown chakra) and each day it’s important to release unwanted negative energy and start with a brand new positive energy. Get cleansin & take a deep breath in.

Taking it back to the caveman days

Caven Creations are the way chocolates should be made like back in the caveman days without all that extra stuff. Grab a bar and get chompin’. The greatest creations come from within.

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Based out of Santa Cruz, California each of the chocolate bars are completely raw, organic, fair trade, sugar-free, and hand crafted with love. Raw cacao is loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that can enhance your mood. Caven Creations come in three varieties including Coconut Meat & Sweet Bar, Hey Honey! Bar, and Sweet & Salt Crunch Bar. Each bar is naturally sweetened using organic coconut sugar, raw organic honey, and Non-GMO Birch Xylitol. Try yours today.

 

 

Spending time with you

How often do you hang out with yourself? Ya know, watch a movie, get some snacks, and have a good laugh. The simple joys of life that people forget about. You can get so caught up in your job, your relationships, and the stressors of everyday life, but you need to spend quality time with YOU.

It’s so important to embrace your inner self. You know actually hang out with you and enjoy doing so. Find your passions, hobbies, and be fully present in the moment. Emotional health is just as important as your physical health. Often, people forget that you are the most important person in the world.

  1. Try something new (a sport, a cooking class, sky diving, etc.)
  2. Meet new people, young, old, or in between. Everyone is here to teach you a lesson.
  3. Perform a random act of kindness ya know holding the door for someone, giving a compliment, offering to buy someone a coffee, or whatever get creative with it!

Once you discover your passions, you can find what your calling is. You will feel better and be able to be successful. Your life will begin to take off.

Watch the video below. Spend time alone thinking.

Berry good green smoothie!

Smoothie, Smoothies rockin’ everywhere. In this day and age, everyone seems to be on the go and needs a quick healthy breakfast. Since, I first started eliminating dairy from my diet not only do I feel less bloated but I actually naturally lost weight. I get my daily servings of supergreens (kale, apples, kale, spirulina, chlorella, alfalfa, wheatgrass, barley leaf, broccoli, and spinch)via Coconut Greens and add a banana for extra potassium with berries that are full of antioxidants. Throw in cinnamon, flax seeds, and any other protein butter: peanut butter, cashew butter, walnut butter, whatever you prefer. Get your morning started right. It’s simple ingredients, non-dairy milk, frozen fruit, banana, coconut greens powder, flax seeds, and a dash of cinnamon and you’re good to go for the whole day. Say goodbye to those fast-food cravings, and hello to a more plant based diet that will have you feeling good and looking good. No joke! But as you can tell, I’m totally obsessed with my Coconut Greens inspired smoothie. Get scoopin’

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Full video of Christa Alexis making her berry green smoothie. 

On the go green journey..

On the go green journey…

Every morning, I gear up for my day with a smoothie and a positive outlook. I find that a lighter yet a nutritious breakfast helps me to stay energized throughout my entire day. I try to combine healthy fruit options with a protein (almond butter, cashew butter, or peanut butter), unsweetened non-dairy milk, and coconut greens super powder. Coconut greens helps me to get my servings of veggies without tasting bad. In just one scoop, I’m getting kale, spinach, alfalfa, apple, chlorella, alfalfa, wheatgrass, barley leaf, and broccoli.

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Forget those nasty tasting smoothies, your smoothie can taste great and give you all the health benefits you need. I’ve tried a lot of powders and nothing comes close to the Coconut Greens powder. Totally go green! Each time you purchase a tub of Coconut Greens you help a child in a developing country. Use my code Christa10 for an additional 10% off each purchase.

You can feel good, look good, and go green all at once.

Cheers,

Christa Alexis xo

 

 

Green smoothies

Scoop one serving of Coconut Greens into your smoothie & get your daily servings of vitamin B enriched veggies. It’s the perfect way to start the day. You can stay hydrated all day long with the coconut water based supergreen powder. Go green & stay lean!

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Ingredients

  • 1 Banana
  • 4 Strawberries (or more if you’d like)
  • Califia’s Unsweetened Coconut Milk
  • Peanut Butter
  • 1 Scoop of Coconut Greens

Blend it up & drink your heart to greens!

Add your greens to your oatmeal!

Coconut Greens is the perfect way to add Vitamin B based vitamins to your breakfast. Get some quick oats, flax seeds, almonds, cinnamon, and cacao powder , and scoop one serving of green powder in. Mix together thoroughly. There you go, you have your grains, protein, and veggies all in one meal. Wa la!

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Breakfast (Photo credits via Christa Alexis)

Order your tub of Coconut Greens today on Amazon. Every purchase goes to a child with a Vitamin A deficiency via Dose 4 Dose. Feel good and live better with your greens.

Vegan kitchen, Kaya’s Kitchen

Located in the heart of the Jersey shore, Kaya’s Kitchen is an organic vegan cuisine with the fresh good quality ingredients. It uses seitan, tofu, and tempeh as protein alternatives in many of their plant-based dishes. You won’t go home hungry. You’ll go home happy.

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Started off with country nuggets served with agave honey mustard and BBQ sauce (Photo Credits: Christa Alexis)

Started off the day with Maine’s cane sugar based root beer (fair trade certified) and panko breaded country vegan nuggets. The agave honey mustard is to die for. It’s flavorful, light consistency, and great for dipping with the country nuggets. Maine root beer was just the right amount of sweetness without any added caffeine. You may want to have two, but beware of the sugar attack.

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Maine Root Beer

And there are so many options for vegetarians and vegans to choose from, you’ll need to look over the menu a few times (Well at least we did). You can get a culturally blended dish or a more traditional one. If you’re in the mood for Mexican, Indian, or American food, you can find exactly what you want. Don’t worry, you can add any type of plant-based protein to your dish. There is so much flavor and freshness in every dish!

Top picks: Happy Buddah (Gluten-free) and Burrito Grande

 

Much love,

Christa Alexis

 

Eat cookies, Eat Pastry!

Looking for a sweet non-dairy treat, look no further Eat Pastry offers a whole line of decadent soft baked cookies that are totally satisfying. Whether you like Chocolate Chip, Chocoloic Chip, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, or Snickerdoodle as a non-GMO vegan snack that pairs well with almond milk. Get your (non-dairy) milk and get dipping into your favorite flavor. The Chocolate Chip and Snickerdoodle flavors are also gluten-free in case you were wondering.

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Scoop out about a teaspoon worth of cookie dough, place on a greased tray, and bake for about 10 minutes. If you want to eat it raw, go for it, you can’t get salmonella (since it’s dairy-free) or even scoop it on top of your So Delicious ice cream.

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Get ready and eat…but there might not be any leftovers. Eat Pastry’s cookies are soft, flavorful, and not too sweet. Don’t worry, let your guests try them & they won’t even know that they’re vegan! A+ for Eat Pastry. BRB, while we make more.

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Photos taken by Christa Alexis and a special thanks to Eat Pastry!

Much love, Christa Alexis

Nutty for nut butters!

Artisana Organics makes a line of nut & seed butters, coconut butter and oils, chocolate spreads and bars, and on the go squeeze packs that are non-GMO, organic, and vegan certified. Did we mention they’re totally nutty and delicious?

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The nut butters have no extra additives, sugar, oils, or bizarre ingredients. Each butter is 100% raw with only one ingredient in every jar. It’s hard to come across a wide selection of nut butters especially Artisana Organics’ walnut, pecan, and cashew flavors.

Each nut-based butter taste pure & is hand-crafted with the highest quality ingredients. Add to your favorite butter to toast, waffles, smoothies, and in recipes to enhance the flavor. For recipe ideas, visit Artisana Organics.

My personal favorite was the raw cashew butter and it’s a great way to add some extra protein to your smoothie. To get specific, there is 6 grams of protein per serving.

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I made my morning pick-me-up unsweetened almond milk smoothie with blueberries and Artisana Organics Raw Cashew Nut Butter.