Greens 101

Happy Memorial Day, readers! I want to address the importance of this day and those who sacrificed their lives to protect our nation. I hope you all take some time today to remember the significance of that.

I know a lot of you are cooking out today, having back yard BBQ’s, or enjoying a picnic in the park which is why I want to share with you all some fun little tips on how to add something healthy to your festivities of choosing. I came up with a few fun ways to easily add in some greens to your diet. Thanks to my friends at Evolution Fresh, they make it super fun and easy to incorporate a healthy lifestyle and a love for yummy greens!

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Recipe #1

I love a good salad, especially one that is colorful and flavorful!
Here is a simple way to make a delicious salad

Optional- to keep it clean avoid adding any dressing. Instead, squeeze some lemon onto your salad and sprinkle on some pepper for added flavor

For a drink try any cold pressed Evolution Fresh juice and add a cucumber for a garnish

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Recipe #2

This one is my favorite! Cucumber Strawberry Orange Spritzer. Are your taste buds watering yet?
I began by pouring my Evolution Fresh Orange juice into a cup about half way and then filling the other half with sparkling water. Cut up strawberries and cucumber to give it an even more refreshing taste. Cucumbers are great to add to any drink like water, lemonade, or a spritzer.

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Recipe #3

This one was fun and so easy and perfect for kids too! Who doesn’t love a delicious icy pop? If you struggle with fitting greens into your diet this one is for you. Simply pour any green juice into a pop sickle mold and voila! You have a great summer time treat. The Essential Greens and Sweet Greens juices are perfect for this one 🙂1 - IMG_0229 - Social


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I hope you all enjoyed getting some fun new ideas on how to add greens to your meals! Visit our friends at Evolution Fresh and learn more about the benefits of cold pressed juices.


photos by Skyler Fike

Roots Juices


Ahhh, there is nothing like a good cleanse to reboot and rewire yourself. Wether it be cleansing your mind or your body, feeling better and taking care of yourself is super important.

I recently discovered Roots Juices in Dallas and became curious with the 3-day juice cleanse they had. I’ve juiced before and love how its a yummy way of getting in all your greens quick and easy. I knew it would be hard at times but it was so worth it!

The first day was probably the easiest, I highly recommend eating as many raw veggies and fruits as you can before taking part in the cleanse. I was in the studio all day working so I was distracted with that instead of any cravings. The best part was the last juice of the day. “Health Nut” a cold press of almonds, dates, sea salt, and water- it felt like a dessert to top off the day. The 2nd day I didn’t start feeling cravings until later in the afternoon but I kept thinking of how happy my body was cleansing out and detoxing so that helped keep me going. I won’t lie- I thought about food quite a bit that night. But my body thanked me for not indulging! The 3rd day I was so proud of myself and feeling good inside so it was an easy day to get through! The next day I ate strictly vegan and then the next 2 days I ate vegetarian (I indulged in some cheese and yogurt).

All in all it was an amazing experience and something I highly recommend to anyone wanting to detox their body. The before and after care of a cleanse is important too. Since you won’t be eating any meant for about a week, find other ways to get good sources of protein after your cleanse (peanut butter, mixed nuts, hard boiled eggs, tofu)

And as far as Roots Juices, they are the place to go to! They simply hand you a bag full of your juice supply with an instruction insert to help you during your cleanse. And bonus- they are Y.U.M.M.Y! I know some are fearful of juicing thinking they won’t like the way they taste, but trust me, you will love what Roots has to offer!

Any questions regarding on juicing don’t hesitate to email or



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Benefits of juicing:
Increased energy.
Strengthening of bones.
Clearer skin.
Lower risk for disease.

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Yummmm, one of the best things about summer is sitting outside enjoying the heat and sipping on a fun refreshing drink. I have been on a search to find healthy, new products that still taste great and struck gold when I tried WTRMLN WTR. It’s cold pressed watermelon and includes everything but the skin, no water added so you know you are getting all the deliciousness and nutrients that you need.

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Let’s Be Frank…

Ladies and gents, I found something so special I can’t wait to share with you. I am all about finding new at home ways to get healthier glowing skin and when I discovered Frank’s coffee scrub I must admit that it sparked my curiosity. The company based out of Australia sent over their original scrub and I couldn’t wait to hop in the shower to try it out. Let me just say…WOW. My skin felt baby soft just after one use. It targets scars, stretch marks, dry skin, and cellulite and needs to be left on for 5-10 minutes before rinsing for best results.

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Strawberry Apple in the Arctic

It’s no secret we love a good smoothie (obviously). The best part of making your own is that YOU get to control what goes in and what stays out. Most stores add in ice cream or fattening sherbets and nobody has time for that when they wanna get their clean eating on! We partnered up with Arctic Zero on some of their deliciously low calorie frozen dessert. They sweeten their treats with monk fruit and organic cane sugar leaving the artificial sweeteners behind. One entire pint is only 150 calories leaving you guilt free while you indulge. I decided to use the strawberry flavor to my strawberry apple smoothie and it was SO good!





How I made mine: Serving size 2

1 small bowl of chopped apples and strawberries
1 cup ice
1 cup strawberry Arctic Zero frozen dessert
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup apple cinnamon granola


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Mom’s Apple Pie.

There is nothing I love more than my mom’s warm Apple Pie when fall rolls around. Her pies are infamous in our family and I love throwing dinner and lunch parties with her merely for the fact that I get to share the delicious dessert with my friends. One of my best friends is getting married next fall and we had a fun time preparing a Bridesmaid luncheon. Try this recipe with homemade or store bought crust and your taste buds will love you!






5-6 apples peeled, cored, and chopped
Add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
Dash of nutmeg
1 cup sugar
2 table spoons flour
Mix and pour over apples
Stir and pour into crust
Cook 375 degrees for 40-45 minutes


Serve some cool cucumber sandwiches for a yummy appetizer.



Chop up fruit and add it to your lemonade for a refreshing drink.

IMG_5940Gather some flowers from outside and toss them into an old Mason jar for a shabby bouquet.


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Nothing ends a lemonade party better than some acoustic melodies.

xokris and mom

Berry Delicious: Smoothie Recipe

Ready for something refreshing while the heat lingers around before fall? I made a sweet treat that I thought I would share with all of you that love blue berries and raspberries.

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What you need for this healthy snack (serving two)

4 cups ice
1 cup blue berries
1 cup raspberries
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/3 cup plain yogurt

Make your own Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Summer is still here no matter what all the mourning beach goers say, and my favorite summertime treat is always a refreshing smoothie (obviously). The most popular smoothies around our neighborhood are made with strawberries and bananas. There are many different ways you can make your own, and if you have a blender it’s pretty easy. Here’s one of our favorites!




Ingredients: (serving 2)

1/2 banana
1 cup orange juice
1 1/4 cups plain Greek yogurt
3 handfuls of ice
Top off with granola and sliced fruit