Cinnamon Honey Paleo Bars

I had a girl tell me she loved my blog today, up until I posted a paleo recipe. This left me perplexed because Paleo is really just another word for healthy? While I do not eat entirely Paleo, I wish I had that will power, I do think it’s an awesome concept to eat primarily fruits, veggies, nuts, lean meats etc… so, there you have it, my Paleo stance.

Anyway, this recipe was given to me by a friend, and after loving the bars she gave me I had to make them again for myself. These bars are super easy to make and, of course, very healthy for you. Because there are so many nuts in this mix, feel free to use the nuts you prefer instead of the ones I used, simply swap in or out whatever nuts you’d like.

-Cinnamon Honey Paleo Bars-

Ingredients Used, all Organic:

  • 1 cup Cashews
  • 1 cup Almonds
  • 1 cup Pecans
  • 1/2 cup Sunflower Seeds
  • 10 Tbsp Raw Honey
  • 1 Tbsp Chia Seeds
  • 1/2 Tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla
  • 1/2 Unsweetened Coconut (I did not have)
  • Other optional add-ins: Goji Berries, Cacao Nibs, Dried Fruit…
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Naughty Monkey Footwear

Many of you are curious about what I do for a living, so I thought I would share a bit more about what I do for work! For the past 4 years, I have worked in the Marketing Department for a footwear company called Naughty Monkey. It’s a super fun job that allows me to be creative, all while playing with stylish shoes and maintaining this site on the side.

Because I do work from home, I am able to break my time up to work on that, as well as my own stuff, which is a great way to always keep the day exciting. I really love all things creative, stylish, fashionable, glam and organic, so I do feel lucky to have the best of both worlds when it comes to a career.

Naughty Monkey has some super adorable sandals, boots, heels, wedges & more… feel free to take a peek, and if you see any you like, I, of course, made you a code to take $20 off ANY style over $80!

Simply use code organicbunny at checkout ➳ SHOP

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Being Organic Bath Salts

I love finding unique products which is why I was super excited to come across Being Skincare, a handcrafted line of small batch, organic and vegan bath and body products based out of the Pacific Northwest.

BEING was created to remind people how important it is to take care of themselves because in this wild world of never ending responsibilities, it’s easy to put yourself last and to become disconnected from what matters the most. BEING is all about taking the time and space to treat yourself with love, all while being present in the relaxing moment.

Nutrient-rich ingredients, of the highest quality, have been thoughtfully selected for their curative properties, using a holistic approach designed to indulge the senses and responsibly care for the skin. This means that unlike other bath and body products full of harsh chemicals and fillers, every ingredient in each BEING product has a purpose. 

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IMBIBE Epoch Organic Perfume

For the past few months, I have been trying to find an organic perfume that my boyfriend and I both enjoy, however, I kept coming up empty handed. While there are tons I loved, and still love, he was not a fan of them all until smelling this one by IMBIBE Skincare last night.

I must say that this perfume goes against all of my previous perfume preferences, as it is very masculine mixed with a feminine splash of rose. It really does smell like you were hugged by a man, all while still smelling like a fresh bunch of roses…. if that makes any sense? The sandalwood in this perfume is what gives it a masculine touch, so be sure you enjoy this type of scent before making the purchase!

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hot pink cuisinart

Hot Pink Cuisinart Appliances

Ahhhh, how did I not know that Cuisinart makes hot pink appliances? I want every single item! The best part, besides them being hot pink, is they actually got really great reviews on Amazon! Some of these items do contain plastic, so perhaps I would avoid those, and go with the glass items like the blender instead!

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Paleo Raspberry Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches

I love dessert, but what I love even more is that finding delicious but healthy dessert recipes is easier than ever these days. I guess the only downfall is that you have to make them yourself, however, I’m just grateful these recipes exist.

-How to Make Gluten Free Raspberry Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches-

Brownie Crust Ingredients:

Ice Cream Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup organic cashews, soaked 6-24 hours, drained
  • 1 1/4 cups full-fat organic coconut milk, shaken prior to opening
  • 1/2 vanilla bean split and scraped
  • 1 1/2 cups organic raspberries
  • 5 tablespoons organic maple syrup, plus another 3 tablespoons for macerating the raspberries
  • Pinch of Himalayan sea salt
  • 1/2 ounce chopped cacao butter or coconut oil, melted
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My Favorite Organic Drinks

When I am not sipping on water I love to have my fridge full of healthy, organic juices and teas, so I figured, why not share some of my favorite go-to beverages? I find that Jimbo’s or Whole Food has the best drink selections, but I can find a few of these at Sprout’s or smaller markets if I’m lucky.

Guayaki Yerba Mate Teas-

Yerba Mate has the strength of coffee, the health benefits of tea and the euphoria of chocolate, all in one delicious beverage. Of the six commonly used stimulants in the world: coffee, tea, kola nut, cocoa and guarana, yerba mate triumphs as the most balanced, delivering both energy and nutrition.

Yerba mate comes from the naturally caffeinated and nourishing leaves of the celebrated South American rainforest Holly Tree, Ilex paraguariensis. For centuries, South America’s Aché Guayakí tribe has sipped yerba mate from a traditional mate gourd for its rejuvenating effects.

I am pretty much addicted to their iced teas, I love drinking these when I need a boost of energy before the gym or a big pile of work that needs extra focus.

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Dairy Free Watermelon Coconut Ice Cream

Summer is coming which to me is awesome because that means there will be more watermelon in season for me to eat. I am obsessed with watermelon everything, so when I came across this Watermelon Coconut Dairy Free Ice Cream recipe, I had to try it out. I think the best thing about this recipe, besides the awesome ingredients, is that you don’t need a blender to make it!

-How to Make Dairy Free Watermelon Coconut Ice Cream-

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 can full-fat coconut milk
  • 5 pitted Medjool dates
  • ⅛ teaspoon scraped vanilla bean or ⅛ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups cubed watermelon

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Blend all ingredients in a blender and transfer to a brownie or cake pan.
  2. Place in the freezer for 3 hours or until hardened.
  3. Break the frozen watermelon mixture into chunks and place back in the blender.
  4. Blend until a creamy consistency is reached.
  5. Place back in a container or large bowl and place in the freezer to firm up for about 30 minutes.
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Eco Brow Review

Did you know that the oh-so-popular Anastasia eyebrow products contain multiple parabens, which as we know, have various links to breast tumor formations? Many studies of actual breast tumors show a build-up of methylparaben in the breast tissue, which is why I refuse to use any product with parabens in it.

As a huge fan of the bold brow movement, I am pleased to announce that I have finally found the perfect solution to eco-friendly bold brows! Meet Eco Brow, a naturally derived, mineral based, paraben free brow wax designed to deliver fuller, more fabulous brows, without compromising your well being.

When I first tried this product out, I will admit I overdid it. Because I was not used to a brow wax {Normally use a powder}, my brows came out super dark and I was left not liking the product. I realized that I probably was just not used to this method, so I gave it another chance, which proved to pay off as I loved it much more the second time around using a much lighter hand.

How to Use Eco Brow-

This product works best when used with their angled brush, simply dip the brush into the brow pot and slowly dab and drag the color on. I suggest using less to start out, adding more if needed. The colors are very pigmented and rich so really… less is definitely more here. After I applied a few strokes, I used the brush end to comb the product through, then going back and applying in more product where any holes were spotted.

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GuruNanda Oil Pulling

We’ve all heard about it, but how many of you have actually tried oil pulling? I’ve done it a few times, but I haven’t been able to keep it up daily, despite really wanting to. I recently came across these GuruNanda single servings of mixed oils that make it easier to do each day, so, I am hoping to give this another whirl to really monitor the benefits now that half of the work has been done for me. Time to step up my oil pulling game in hopes to rid my body of the toxins that accumulate in me each day!

Where Do Toxins Come From?

  • Spending most of your time in front of computers or steering wheels in artificially air-conditioned environments.
  • Consumption of unhealthy and untimely processed fast foods.
  • Lack of water, drinking mostly dehydrating liquids such as sodas, alcohol, teas, and coffee.
  • A lack of exercise, which prohibits the body from releasing toxins.Over time, these factors can create a vicious cycle of toxic buildup.

Over time, all of the above can create a vicious cycle of toxic build-up that can clog the body’s lymphatic system, which affects every organ and cell in the human body. An unhealthy lymphatic system cannot easily absorb or discharge unwanted body fat, carry away excess body fluids and toxins, or heal inflammation of the body’s muscular, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, endocrine and nervous systems. This dysfunction is what leads to health problems such as weight gain, migraines, aching joints, constipation, energy loss, mental fog, mental confusion, mood change, insomnia, restlessness, muscular spasms, a weakened immune system and nausea.

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