Kittens Get Thirsty Too and I Promise I Won’t Poison You With Glitter

Categories: Inspirational Writing,Nutrition Tips,POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY,Uncategorized,

Adventures in my nature-loving, mermaidish Southern California lifestyle continue as I decide that producing a pretty eBook filled with beautiful and healthy dessert recipes is right up my pretty things, sweet-tooth alley. See Strawberry Banana Smoothie below with Cashew Coconut Cream and Turkish white mulberries and pomegranates on top. I sweetened the entire beautiful smoothie creature with Tahitian vanilla powder and let’s just say, I wish I had another one and I’m sorry I ate such a delicious smoothie so quickly.

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I’ve actually been creating vegan, nutrient-rich desserts up a storm for seemingly eons because it really is my berry jelly jam and I love seeing how healthy I can make them while still maintaining supreme deliciousness. Behold…

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What you see is an entirely different berry delicious Strawberry Banana Smoothie concoction I made last week. I also mourn this smoothie’s death. It’s got dragon fruit and chocolaty oats on the bottom from this recipe, blueberries in the middle and fresh pomegranates on top.

Okay now for more eBook talk. I am going to make it POP with colors and glam deliciousness, but all sparkles will not be on the food. In fact, absolutely no sparkles will be on the food. I haven’t heard of sparkle poisoning, but I don’t want it to be a new trend upon eBook launch. In fact, this would not make any sense whatsoever because my goal is to keep you healthy, feeling energetic and vibrant and glitter poisoning would defeat this entire purpose. I also seem to have a thing for ShopBando drinkware. Goodness me, it may take longer to do my hair in the morning, but it is times like these in which I am grateful to be a girl. I can sip from a sip sip tumbler that says, “Kittens Get Thirsty Too,” and ponder that, yes, this really is adulthood and that my 5-year-old self would be proud. I think my 5-year-old self and I would be great friends, actually. Goodbye days of excruciating organic chem lab and biochemistry at Cornell, I make delicious, good-for-you desserts for a living. Muhahahaha. Okay, and I write about science and pay my bills on time and a bunch of other seemingly more grown up stuff, but don’t tell my 5-year-old self. She wouldn’t understand anyway.

Let’s keep this pretty talk up while I am on a role. And I’m going to add some health talk too because what would this website be without nutrition and wellness talk? Nothing. That’s right NOTHING. Let’s continue…

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These pictures are quite fun to look at, aren’t they? Well, let me tell you, it was even more fun to behold their unpicturelyness in person. I found them and took photos of them like: A) A crazy tourist, B) A camera-naming blogger {Bianca B. Cameraro is my camera’s name} C) Both. Let’s go with C. They live at Fashion Island in Newport Beach (I can be a tourist in my town of residence, right?), an outdoor mall with a huge, currently Easter-themed garden in the middle. Yes, you can virtually pinch or slap me if you’d like. I’d like to be reminded that I am not dreaming and I really do live near such a beautiful location.

Wellness talk and science time! ~> As species diversity of flowering plants goes up, our allergy risk goes down. Spending time in forests fights cancer, spending time in nature improves our sense of well-being, and whether dark storm clouds are lashing the air with rain or a luminous sun lights up planet Earth with brilliant blue clarity, being around nature improves our self-esteem and our moods. Be kind to nature and it will be kind to you back! That was actually verbatim from Chapter 11 of Love Your Body. But when I write this online, I don’t have to meticulously write up the scientific references. I can directly link you to them. I love this.

Before I leave this life update, glitterish and flowery blog post, there are a few things I’d like to mention/ask you.

I’d like to mention: I listened to the School of Greatness Podcast today and Todd Kashdan was a guest. My absolutely favorite takeaway was, “It turns out that our negative emotions (anger, guilt, fear, sadness) are just as important to feel as our positive ones.” Why is tolerating pain so important to living a good life? How can long-term struggling (emotional or physical pain) ultimately make us more successful and fulfilled? People don’t like to talk about it, but it is really the dark side of life which provides us the greatest potential to lead a satisfying and successful life. While my 5-year-old self would likely not understand this either, the corky, upbeat girl behind this blog post has not always had it easy and this is why I am always so grateful and seemingly upbeat. Who I am is not a reflection of a carefree existence. It is conquering my challenges and beating them that makes me feel happy and excited. One example of a challenge that happened to me: Think lots of chronic physical pain from sports injuries. Sharp painnnn. Not fun! My teenage years were filled with countless hours on tennis courts (in Florida’s bagillion degree weather ~ now that was a challenge) trying to make it as a pro tennis player. SOOOO, my point is that you can find the bright side of life no matter what you go through and in every hardship is an opportunity waiting for you. The down waves of life can make the up waves that much more meaningful and exciting. Isn’t that amazing?!

I’d like to ask: If you have a favorite dessert recipe you would like me to take a stab at healthifying, by all means let me know! Leave me a comment here, message me on Facebook or comment on Instagram. I love a good challenge, but more importantly, I love writing about nutrition, creating recipes and everything else I do the most because I want to help make your life better, healthier and more fun too. I also love poetry and am thinking of weaving my recipe eBook with poetry related to the book. It’s certainly a work in progress, but nothing great was ever done over night!

I hope you are having a good day and talk (urr…write!) to you again soon! XO

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