North Coast Organics Review

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A couple of months ago I was lucky enough to receive two awesome products to review from North Coast Organics. I got to try out Death By Lavender and Revolver, both vegan, organic and not tested on animals. I was super excited to see a new vegan deodorant. In the past, I have tried countless deodorants that work for the first hour until they ware off, leaving me trying to remember if I deodorized in the morning. I began to get lazy of going to the store and grabbing another deodorant that won’t work, so I just began using coconut oil. Which don’t get me wrong, worked, but didn’t have the smell I wanted.

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This right here, has coconut oil as a main ingredient but is also paired with essential oils and other ingredients to make sure your smelling fresh! Instantaneously, I could smell the aroma of essential oils when I opened it up. A vegan deodorant that smells good and works? Yes, it has finally been made. It glides on smoothly and leaves you fresh for hours. If your sweating a lot during the day, I would recommend throwing this in your bag and reapplying just to make sure your covered. My favorite part about this deodorant are the simple list of ingredients that you can actually read. I’m a sucker for a short ingredient list. Its really important to me to keep what goes in me vegan, but to also make sure I’m keeping every aspect of my life cruelty free. These deodorants are my favorite of all that I have tried. North Coast Organics have come up with the secret formula to save us all. f you haven’t tried this yet go get your hands on it. I swear by this product and I’m sure you will too! 

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I mean even look at the cute sticker 🙂

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Go Raw Vegan Granola Bowl

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The sun has been shining and its so lovely to finally see the light again. Although, yesterday I got blown into school by a wind storm. Our weather here in New York has been hectic. One day its 65 the next its 15. Crazy. But soon (hopefully) it will be summer, and then I will no longer have to use frozen berries anymore. Getting to the meal…Sometimes I’m in a mood for something quick and easy with little time or effort. In this case granola with fresh ripened bananas, berries and kiwi sounded like a go too. 

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The granola I’m using here is Go Raw’s Apple Cinnamon Granola. Their products are out of this world if you want something tasty and good for you at the same time! This granola tastes like an apple crisp pie with chunks of dried apples, buckwheat, and flax sweetened with dates and a ton of wonderful spices that bring it all together. I got lazy and decided instead of making my own buckwheat granola I could cheat a little. Since I had no almonds to make fresh almond milk I had to improvise. Heres what I came up with..

Ingredients:

Raw Granola (homemade is idea! I’ll have a recipe coming soon)

Bananas!

Fresh or frozen berries

Any other fruit of choice

Dates to sweeten “Milk”

Lucuma powder or Vanilla bean

Goji Berries 

Steps:

1. Place your granola in a bowl

2. Slice up your fruit and throw it in

3. To make the “milk” blend 2-3 frozen bananas with dates for sweetness and lucuma/vanilla bean powder

4. Top with goji berries and cinnamon if you’d like

Thats it! As simple as that. The milk is so creamy and frothy and it compliments the other fruits so well. It leaves you satisfied and feeling good. This is such an easy meal/snack that you could even take on the go and just pack the “milk” in a bottle. Yum! Hope you all enjoy! I know I will be having this again soon…or everyday.

 

Delicious Raw Vegan “Icecream”

 

 

 

 

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Perhaps you follow me on instagram. It is very is easy to see my loving obsession for half melted, explosion of topped banana ice-cream. Since dipping my toes into the raw vegan waters, I have experimented with tons of different flavors and there is no way to ever get sick of it! Bananas have tons of health benefits, it is said they even cure depression! Pretty cool right? Need your mood lifted, snack on a banana…or two….or seven. Which in this case explains the ice-cream above.

Acai Banana Icecream

Ingredients:

  • As many frozen bananas as you’d like (the more the better!)
  • Acai Berry Powder
  • Coconut Water 
  • Toppings: pomegranate arils; dried mulberries; carob

Directions:

  1. Blend frozen bananas in a food processor or high powered blender until creamy
  2. Add Acai Powder
  3. Blend with a bit of coconut water
  4. Put into a bowl and top with all sorts of delicious toppings!
  5. Sit down and enjoy, you will be left speechless & maybe a little cold depending on where you live.