Naturally Vegan

”Let food be thy medicine” ~ Hippocrates
I received The Foundation and The Daily Good from ALOHA for review and have been trying them all month. So, what exactly are these products? Well, besides from being nutrient-rich whole foods, they are vegan, gluten-free and all natural with no artificial flavors using high quality ingredients. It was definitely a no-brainer; I had to try them! 
I’ve been taking The Foundation which is a 5-pill supplement pack that was designed to help the body face the challenges of modern life and delivers important nutrients that sometime we can not get even if we carry a pretty healthy and clean diet. It is a natural, vegan solution that provides the nutrients we are lacking, like Vitamin D3 and omega-3s and supports our natural defenses against stress, toxins and illness.
I’ve also been enjoying The Daily Good which is a dried, green juice including 14 nutrient-rich ingredients. I mix it with water and ice as I like the natural flavor (making me “The Green Juice Aficionado”) and I drink it during my dance class or if I need a bit of a boost during the day. Another good way of mixing this powder would be in a smoothie, with fresh fruit, coconut, flax or almond milk, cacao nibs and any other ingredients that you like to use. 
I’ll be completely honest, I feel great all the time as I follow a pretty healthy and clean diet already but taking these supplements just makes me feel better knowing that I am taking in the highest quality ingredients in addition to my fresh food intake. I carry a few pouches in my bag and I’m good to go for the day. The Daily Good definitely made me think outside the juicer! 

Peace! - Lizanna Pompa 

I received The Foundation and The Daily Good from ALOHA for review and have been trying them all month. So, what exactly are these products? Well, besides from being nutrient-rich whole foods, they are vegan, gluten-free and all natural with no artificial flavors using high quality ingredients. It was definitely a no-brainer; I had to try them!

I’ve been taking The Foundation which is a 5-pill supplement pack that was designed to help the body face the challenges of modern life and delivers important nutrients that sometime we can not get even if we carry a pretty healthy and clean diet. It is a natural, vegan solution that provides the nutrients we are lacking, like Vitamin D3 and omega-3s and supports our natural defenses against stress, toxins and illness.

I’ve also been enjoying The Daily Good which is a dried, green juice including 14 nutrient-rich ingredients. I mix it with water and ice as I like the natural flavor (making me “The Green Juice Aficionado”) and I drink it during my dance class or if I need a bit of a boost during the day. Another good way of mixing this powder would be in a smoothie, with fresh fruit, coconut, flax or almond milk, cacao nibs and any other ingredients that you like to use. 

I’ll be completely honest, I feel great all the time as I follow a pretty healthy and clean diet already but taking these supplements just makes me feel better knowing that I am taking in the highest quality ingredients in addition to my fresh food intake. I carry a few pouches in my bag and I’m good to go for the day. The Daily Good definitely made me think outside the juicer! 

Peace! - Lizanna Pompa 

Roasting a few veggies for lunch, mushrooms will go in later as they cook faster, yum!
They’re seasoned with paprika, sea salt, ground pepper, fresh garlic, olive oil, rosemary, and lots of freshly squeezed lemon. Give them a quick mix and pop them in the oven until they reach preferred softness. If you can get all these ingredients organic, even better! 
Super simple to make, nutritious and very tasty. If you want to connect, you can follow me on Instagram: @Lizannapm or FB: Naturally Vegan 
Enjoy! - Lizanna Pompa 

Roasting a few veggies for lunch, mushrooms will go in later as they cook faster, yum!

They’re seasoned with paprika, sea salt, ground pepper, fresh garlic, olive oil, rosemary, and lots of freshly squeezed lemon. Give them a quick mix and pop them in the oven until they reach preferred softness. If you can get all these ingredients organic, even better! 

Super simple to make, nutritious and very tasty. If you want to connect, you can follow me on Instagram: @Lizannapm or FB: Naturally Vegan 

Enjoy! - Lizanna Pompa 

Doing a little writing outside and enjoying the weather plus my herbs like the company… Gotta give them some love :) good morning! #naturallyvegan #gooutside #joy #love #orlando #writing #productreviews #nature #greenthumb

How is it that I had never heard of Tastymakes before?
Well, Tastymakes is right! I received a few samples for review and just like the name says it, they sure are tasty and most important they’re simply-made snacks that go through a slow dehydrating process at a low temperature ensuring that all the essential vitamins, enzymes and nutritional benefits are kept. 
I was able to try the Apple Pie Granola, Vanilla Nut Bar Bites, Choco-Coco Granola and the Lemon Bar Bites which are all amazing… not very sweet and can be added to enhance the taste of any kind of oatmeal, porridge or yogurt. I liked adding it on my overnight oats which added great flavor and I had the bar bites as snacks with tea in-between meals. I also shared the products with a few friends and kids and they LOVED them! 
Want to try these delicious and healthy snacks? Okay, awesome! because the founder at TastyMakes was nice enough to give all my followers/readers a 15% discount, so use CODE: tm11 or via this link and order away! You can pick from the tons of flavors and delicious combinations and you can even create your own!
Can’t really go wrong as these are all organic, sprouted, gluten-free, vegan and raw~ Simply AMAZING! I know you’ll love them:) 

Be Healthy! ~ Lizanna Pompa 

How is it that I had never heard of Tastymakes before?

Well, Tastymakes is right! I received a few samples for review and just like the name says it, they sure are tasty and most important they’re simply-made snacks that go through a slow dehydrating process at a low temperature ensuring that all the essential vitamins, enzymes and nutritional benefits are kept. 

I was able to try the Apple Pie Granola, Vanilla Nut Bar Bites, Choco-Coco Granola and the Lemon Bar Bites which are all amazing… not very sweet and can be added to enhance the taste of any kind of oatmeal, porridge or yogurt. I liked adding it on my overnight oats which added great flavor and I had the bar bites as snacks with tea in-between meals. I also shared the products with a few friends and kids and they LOVED them! 

Want to try these delicious and healthy snacks? Okay, awesome! because the founder at TastyMakes was nice enough to give all my followers/readers a 15% discount, so use CODE: tm11 or via this link and order away! You can pick from the tons of flavors and delicious combinations and you can even create your own!

Can’t really go wrong as these are all organic, sprouted, gluten-free, vegan and raw~ Simply AMAZING! I know you’ll love them:) 

Be Healthy! ~ Lizanna Pompa 

EnergyBits Product Review 
I received a sample of a few energybits a few months ago to give them a try as I was curious on their energy and nutritional benefits. So after reading up on it, I thought, okay let’s give it a try!  I took 20 pills before my 2 hour intense workout and 10 during as I couldn’t take all the 30 small pills that are recommended at once! but I must say, I was full of energy throughout and I even had room for more! AMAZING!
Note: I did not take them on an empty stomach. 
Here are a few Health Benefits: Made from 100% organically grown, NON GMO spirulina algae and loaded with 40 nutrients. They have the highest concentration of protein in the world (64% protein which is three times the amount of protein in steak), over 40 nutrients, and are just one calorie per tab. Just a handful of 30+ bits will not only fill you up, they will meet most of your daily nutritional requirements, and all for just ONE calorie per tab.
For more information, visit: http://www.energybits.com//energybits.html
Get your energy on! 
-Lizanna Pompa 

EnergyBits Product Review 

I received a sample of a few energybits a few months ago to give them a try as I was curious on their energy and nutritional benefits. So after reading up on it, I thought, okay let’s give it a try!  I took 20 pills before my 2 hour intense workout and 10 during as I couldn’t take all the 30 small pills that are recommended at once! but I must say, I was full of energy throughout and I even had room for more! AMAZING!

Note: I did not take them on an empty stomach. 

Here are a few Health Benefits: Made from 100% organically grown, NON GMO spirulina algae and loaded with 40 nutrients. They have the highest concentration of protein in the world (64% protein which is three times the amount of protein in steak), over 40 nutrients, and are just one calorie per tab. Just a handful of 30+ bits will not only fill you up, they will meet most of your daily nutritional requirements, and all for just ONE calorie per tab.

For more information, visit: http://www.energybits.com//energybits.html

Get your energy on! 

-Lizanna Pompa 

Something about this morning… feels peaceful like Sunday. Is it the cloudy day or the cool breeze coming through the window of my balcony as I sit on my rocking chair sipping on some tea and lemon while listening to the sounds of birds chirping and soft music. Maybe because it’s Spring. Or maybe because it feels good to be home. 

Something about this morning… feels peaceful like Sunday. Is it the cloudy day or the cool breeze coming through the window of my balcony as I sit on my rocking chair sipping on some tea and lemon while listening to the sounds of birds chirping and soft music. Maybe because it’s Spring. Or maybe because it feels good to be home. 

Like home away from home. Today I say, goodbye Chicago. 

I rise bright and early, I open the shades and I take it all in. I make a cup of joe and quickly head outside. Such a perfect day, as everyday, and suddenly I find myself looking straight at the building where I no longer have access to, a place I called home, a happy place. So I walk, for hours… reflecting, smiling, observing, happy.

And as I close this chapter I find myself already in the next, excited beyond words for what’s coming and filled with much gratitude for all the experiences, for all the lessons, for all the good people I crossed paths with, 
for the eight years I called this amazing city my home, after all, home is where I’m at :) 

"Every morning you have two choices: continue to sleep with your dreams, or wake up and chase them." I chose to chase them. 


Peace! -Lizanna 

Like home away from home. Today I say, goodbye Chicago. 

I rise bright and early, I open the shades and I take it all in. I make a cup of joe and quickly head outside. Such a perfect day, as everyday, and suddenly I find myself looking straight at the building where I no longer have access to, a place I called home, a happy place. So I walk, for hours… reflecting, smiling, observing, happy.
And as I close this chapter I find myself already in the next, excited beyond words for what’s coming and filled with much gratitude for all the experiences, for all the lessons, for all the good people I crossed paths with, 
for the eight years I called this amazing city my home, after all, home is where I’m at :) 
"Every morning you have two choices: continue to sleep with your dreams, or wake up and chase them." I chose to chase them. 
Peace! -Lizanna 

A little taste of what really happened! Aphrodisiac Brunch #sweetsgalore #postvday #friends #LOVE

The TSNPE True Not for Profit Story by yours truly  So, how was TSNPE formed and the bigger question how did this partnership come about? Well, with just a few days shy of one year and while minding my own business going through my twitter followers I see Lasse Larsen – Model turned health advocate and with very similar interests I have to add… my first instinct?….cont. + http://www.thesexiestnonprofitever.org/2014/01/our-year-as-a-nonprofit/#.UuHuYz9MEuo

The TSNPE True Not for Profit Story by yours truly
So, how was TSNPE formed and the bigger question how did this partnership come about? Well, with just a few days shy of one year and while minding my own business going through my twitter followers I see Lasse Larsen – Model turned health advocate and with very similar interests I have to add… my first instinct?….cont. + http://www.thesexiestnonprofitever.org/2014/01/our-year-as-a-nonprofit/#.UuHuYz9MEuo

Whole Wheat & Bran Chocolate Chip Scones

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I’m sitting here enjoying a delicious scone with hot tea while I write this recipe because you guys have to try these, they’re delicious with lots of good stuff in them. The chocolate and coconut combination in particular really do the trick; they’re soft and moist (not my favorite word) and very chocolaty. I think these are perfect for an after dinner snack or even for my after lunch snack… let’s see what my friends think tomorrow! 

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour 
  • 1/2 cup of wheat bran 
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder 
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar 
  • 3 tablespoons of melted coconut oil 
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (vegan) 
  • 3/4 cup cold coconut milk 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice 

Instructions: 

  1. Preheat oven at 400 F 
  2. Mix together all liquids in small bowl
  3. Mix all dry ingredients together including chocolate chips and add coconut oil while stirring with a fork;  small chunks will form and that’s okay
  4. Add liquid ingredients into the mix and combine but do not over mix 
  5. In a round 9 inch baking pan add mix and pat flat
  6. Bake for 18 minutes or until lightly brown on the edges 
  7. With knife cut 8 scones into triangles and let them cool for a bit  
  8. Enjoy warm with hot tea or coffee 

Serves 8. 

Until next time! :) 

Lizanna Pompa