After falling in love with other healthy living blogs and realizing she may have the material to start her own, Alyssa created her health, fitness, and lifestyle blog, Life of bLyss, to chronicle everything “blyssful” in her life (get it? Alyssa + bliss = blyss?). Alyssa’s blog covers her favorite tips and tricks, experiences and misadventures, and her life working in the fitness industry.
According to the CDC, about 600,000 people are affected by heart health in the United States every year.
So what can we do to prevent these issues and help improve our hearts? Instead of just cutting out bad foods, become knowledgeable of which foods are good for your heart so you can make them a part of your families daily diet.
With these no-bake Pumpkin Chai Tarts created by our SuperFan Brittany, you won’t want to turn on the oven again! It’s officially fall, and these mini pumpkin tarts are a quick and easy seasonal dessert that can be lighter on your waistline. Naturally sweetened, and packed with protein these tarts can be whipped up in a blender in only minutes. These individual tarts are great for instant portion control and also helps them set faster when chilled.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 banana
- 3/4 c pumpkin puree
- 1 scoop VeganSmart Chai
- 1 Tsp. Cinnamon
- 1/2 c arrowroot powder
- 2 Tb. Chia seeds
- 2 Tb. Almond milk
Once blended, pour mixture into pre-made single serve vegan graham crust (available on the cake aisle at many markets). Top with cinnamon and refrigerate until firm.
Enjoy as is or with a dollop of vegan whipped cream!
Gina Leslie lives in Newport Beach, CA and runs an online fitness company as Gina the Trainer while also working in sports marketing. Very passionate for health, sports and fitness, Gina loves working hard to help others reach their fitness goals. Her main objective is to help as many people as she can with busy lifestyles to achieve their fitness and health goals through dedication. Gina not only ran in 6 marathons but also competed in a fitness competition.
If you’re in search of a natural detox that doesn’t involve drinking tons of weird concoctions then we have great news! There are plenty of deliciously satisfying foods with surprising detox-friendly properties that will help you boost your energy levels while cleansing your body at the same time.
Brittany Rowley lives in Costa Mesa, California. Brittany went on an archaeological dig in Ecuador before discovering her love for sustainable living. She then traveled to New Zealand to learn more about sustainable living. This is where she discovered her deep concern about our environment and her next endeavor is to find a way to apply herself in conservation and/or preservation. A fun fact about Brittany is that in her backyard she has mini orchard of fruit and nut bearing trees!
Rachel DeVaughn lives in Virginia with her husband and two boys. In her spare time she loves to blog, read, scrapbook, exercise and spend time with her family.
Rachel hasn’t always lived a healthy, active lifestyle. After having her second baby in the summer of 2010, she reached her highest weight of 250 pounds!
Myth: Protein only comes from meat.
Vegetables aren’t always talked about for being a great source of protein, but there are some sneaky ones out there that have a pretty good amount! It’s very easy to get your daily requirement of protein from nuts, beans, grains and green veggies! Here are some plant-based ways to get this essential nutrient: