Author: Ariel G Elliott

Ariel’s Magical Vitalizing Breakfast Smoothie Recipe

Smoothies are a great way to get a bunch of fruits and veggies into your belly in way less time than it would take you to sit down and munch ’em all. Smoothies are also amazing because you can easily throw in all kinds of add-in’s to greatly boost their nutritional value. Personally, I like to have a smoothie for breakfast every day. This is because I am the type of person that normally can’t “stomach” a lot of things in the morning. Smoothies have made it easy for me and my tummy to start the day with something that not only gives me long lasting energy but, establishes my healthy food choices for the day. When deciding on ingredients for my smoothie I always want it to taste good, be packed full of nutrients and be as low on any added sugar. Because of this, I refrain from adding unnecessary “taste only” ingredients and stick to only fruits & veggies. (Focusing more on the veggies than fruit.) For example: I’ve found that my smoothies …

Ariel’s Plant-Based Red Sauce Recipe

After making one-gazillion things that include a red sauce I have finally developed my own! It’s very simple but very delicious. I make a big batch of this sauce once every couple of weeks, jar it,  then pop it in the fridge to use whenever. I like to use it as a pizza sauce & pasta sauce. But, you can use it wherever red sauce is required! Ariel’s Plant-Based Red Sauce Makes one, 1 Quart Mason Jar Full 10 minute prep, 40 minutes (passive) cook time Ingredients: 3.5 cups water Roasted red bell pepper (optional) 5 medium tomatoes 2 cup diced red or yellow onion 16oz of tomato paste 4 cloves garlic (or more, garlic is the bomb!) 3 dates 1.5 tablespoon dried oregano 1.5 tablespoon dried basil 1/8 teaspoon black pepper Sea salt to taste 1 gallon covfefe (optional, but you’ll need a bigger jar.) Instructions: Optional Pre-Step 1.) Slice bell pepper in half from top to bottom. Remove stem & seeds. Place pepper, insides down, on a tin-foiled baking sheet. Bake at 425°F …

One Year, No Makeup: 7 Things I Learned

I used to wear a lot of makeup. Like, A LOT. But hey, I had a lot of acne & acne scars to cover. I got really good at it too. Especially when in came to concealer and foundation. Which covers your entire face… However, last year at his birthday party, The Boyfriend casually said to me “You know. I honestly like it better when you don’t wear make-up.”. I thanked him, slightly confused yet mostly relived and just like that I never wore make-up again. (Though, I didn’t even realize it until planning his birthday party for this year.) May 30th, 2017 marks one entire year of my unintentional/intentional no-makeup journey. Here is what I learned in no particular order…   1.) Everyone Thought I Was Sick. For the first month-ish someone would ask me something along the lines of, “Are you sick?” or “Are you okay?” at least once a day. I get how people used to seeing my full-face-of-make-up on the daily would be a little confused. However, absolute strangers were usually …

Miessence 10 Day Vitality Challenge

Purpose Your body will love you for following through with your Vitality Challenge commitment.Among the benefits people have reported after completing the Miessence Vitality Challenge are: Increased energy levels Improved sleep Heightened mental alertness Improved immunity About the Miessence 10 Day Vitality Challenge Are you ready to experience how Miessence’s potent, raw, vegan, certified organic superfoods can make a difference to your vitality and well-being? As you take part in this 10 day journey, you may discover changes to your body, energy levels, your well-being, and even your mind! The Vitality Challenge kit includes: 10 day supply of BerryRadical Antioxidant Superfood 10 day supply of DeepGreen Alkalising Superfood 10 day supply of InLiven Probiotic Superfood Invitation to join one of our monthly Facebook Challenges in which you will receive support from qualified health practitioners, your Miessence Representative and peers during the 10 Day Challenge event as well as ongoing support from a community of Miessence Vitality Challenge graduates and opportunities to enter giveaway draws 20 page Vitality Challenge e-book including self-assessment guide, detox guide and …

Fit In by Fitting Out

We all know the term “fitting in” because, we’ve all tried to do it! Heck, we’re both probably doing it right now! I don’t have enough fingers, toes or hairs on my head to count the times I’ve broken my own heart trying to “fit in”. Well, I’m done with it! If you need me I’ll be over here fitting OUT! Fitting OUT… has she gone completely bananas? No, no, no… well maybe. Just hear read me out! Fitting out doesn’t have to mean being totally different from other people. I find that I personally have a hard time embracing something that is “in” or “cool”. Even when I fully agree with what it is and have the craving to do it myself, I don’t! I am embarrassed to be “one of those people”… When often those people are the stinkin’ cool people fitting-IN! To me, fitting out means to “find what is in your heart and embrace your authentic self” or simply put, be yourself. This idea is so incredibly important, maybe even the …

So, I started a blog…

As my first blog post I figured I would introduce myself a little. This way you might get a better idea of why I started a blog in the first place! (Also, this will probably end up as my about page. Just sayin’) A Little Backstory: For most of my life I’ve struggled with anxiety, depression, low self esteem, a lil’ bit-o-baggage around the middle… and then in my early twenty’s, after having my daughter, my body said “Hey, here is some severe cystic acne!” As the story goes, I tried everything to heal my ailments. Though, I did try several different medications for my anxiety issues, I just couldn’t ever get my head around taking pills for acne. There had to be another way! In 2007, I moved in with a plant-based, vegetarian girl who had glowing skin and lacked all body-fat. She said this was all due to “pure diet, dude”. So, since my lil’ bit-o-baggage around the middle was not so little anymore and my adult skin had decided to forsake me entirely …