DIY Raw Cacao Super Antioxidant Face Mask

If you've ever dreamed of face-planting into a rich, chocolate-y dessert, then have I got a treat for you today. That's right, I'm suggesting you smear chocolate "pudding" all over your face, on purpose. Clear some space on your schedule, friends, it's time for a chocolate spa day! The inspiration for this creamy cacao face mask came … Continue reading DIY Raw Cacao Super Antioxidant Face Mask

Fresh Turmeric Milk

It has been a chilly week so far here in west Michigan. Cold, rainy, and windy. The kind of weather that makes you want to curl up with a book and a warm mug. If you follow FYB on Facebook, you may have noticed about a month ago that I posted a photo of a … Continue reading Fresh Turmeric Milk

Anti-Inflammatory Island Smoothie with Fresh Turmeric Root + A Quick and Dirty Guide to Fighting Inflammation

Inflammation. Wrote a little song about it, like to hear it? Here it goes! Sorry, sometimes when I'm trying to focus on writing about health, the ladies of En Vogue start belting out songs in my head. No, I didn't really write you a diva-licious power song about inflammation (although I'd be a lot cooler … Continue reading Anti-Inflammatory Island Smoothie with Fresh Turmeric Root + A Quick and Dirty Guide to Fighting Inflammation

Pear Vanilla Mint Smoothie

A couple of weeks ago, while shopping for groceries, I spotted a big, beautiful bunch of fresh mint, and I felt compelled to buy it. I don't normally find it in huge bunches like that, and I got really excited thinking of all kinds of things I wanted to make with it. My favorite way to … Continue reading Pear Vanilla Mint Smoothie

Weekend Beauty: Four Spice Face Mask and Homemade Cinnamon-Turmeric Tea for Clear, Glowing Skin

One of the biggest benefits of switching to a whole-food and plant-strong diet is that your skin begins to effortlessly look a lot better. I've talked about clearing up my acne in the past, and how eating more of the lovely foods nature provides us (and less processed/packaged food) was one of the key components in finally ditching … Continue reading Weekend Beauty: Four Spice Face Mask and Homemade Cinnamon-Turmeric Tea for Clear, Glowing Skin

Creamy, Dreamy, and Delicious Homemade Cashew-Almond-Hazelnut Milk

  So I was all pumped up last week about detox soup and blending six different types of greens with lemon and calling it a smoothie, and then... and THEN... it hit me.  Cookie cravings.  Oh man, did it ever hit me.  I had visions of peanut butter chocolate chip cookies dancing all over my head … Continue reading Creamy, Dreamy, and Delicious Homemade Cashew-Almond-Hazelnut Milk

Simple and Quick! Shoots and ‘Shrooms Asian Detox Soup

Now that all of my leftovers are gone, I feel the need to eat clean, simple food.  Make that clean, simple, and easy food.  When it comes to holidays and celebrations, I don't hold back.  It's healthy to indulge now and then!  I go back for seconds, I have the fluffy rolls, and I finish it off with a slice of … Continue reading Simple and Quick! Shoots and ‘Shrooms Asian Detox Soup