Wednesday, July 23, 2014

MY 10 DAY JUICE FAST RESULTS


So I've been owing you all this update BIG time. These are the results of the the juice fast I did a couple of months back. Although my fast got cut short due to my uterus kicking me (haha), it was still a great experience. You can watch the full story on the video below. 

Don't forget that you can get my free E book on "How To Do a 10 Day Juice Fast". Click HERE to do so! 


10 DAY JUICE FAST RESULTS


I hope you enjoyed that, let me know if you have any questions and connect with me in any of my social networks (all links are on the side tab). Also I want to post information in a way that is easiest for you to view, so I want to ask - do you prefer videos or written posts? Let me know!

Until next time,

Lorena

Friday, July 18, 2014

CRAN-BERRY SMOOTHIE


Today is my day off and it has been beautiful so far. Kicking brunch off with this yummy banana - cranberry - blueberry smoothie!


CRAN-BERRY SMOOTHIE RECIPE 
  •  1 banana 
  •  1/2 cup blueberries 
  • 1/2 frozen cranberries 


You may want to add orange juice, nut milk, or yogurt (if not vegan) but you don't have to.


 Smoothies are my favorite go to breakfast, they are easy, quick, and you can take them to go!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

WITH LELO: INSPIRE ME SERIES - BLOG FEATURE


INSPIRE ME SERIES: LORENA MONROY

"Where do I start with Lorena. I first met her, or I should say, swept by her beauty at an event held in Toronto. We never spoke but somehow, sometime later we became friends on Facebook. I do, every now and then creep on her page, especially when I need a good pick me up. She always writes inspiring status’ and eventually I began landing on her blog. She probably doesn't know it but I read it religiously.
When I saw that she was going on another juice cleanse, I was amazed at her commitment. Lorena is beautiful and I love her passion for living a healthy lifestyle. She inspired me to start looking at what I put in my body and allowed me to push myself to go on a juice cleanse."

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

OOTD: BLUE, WHITE & PATTERNS






The rain has stopped for a few days, although we do have it forecast for the weekend, and the heavy grey clouds in the sky are a good reminder of that. Today's outfit is pretty much all either thrifted or hand-me-downs in bright colors to contrast the dull morning weather.

The top, loafers, and necklace were all thrifted. Can I just go on a rant on how much I love thrifting?! I LOVE THRIFTING - entering the store, going through racks and racks, trying on all sorts of clothes, and then finding those true gems, for ridiculously low prices. Love it, love it all... *sigh - okey I'm done haha!

My favorite part of this outfit however has be to these gorgeous white bottoms. If you look closely you will notice a flower pattern. These pants make me feel ultra femenine and pretty. It really is all about the details. I actually got these pants from my mom. They didn't fit her anymore and thought that I would like them - Thanks mom! The funny thing is that they are so long on her that she needs to wear heels, it goes to show you how much taller than her I am haha.

Anyhow, that's all for today - hope you have a wonderful day!

Love,
Lorena

Top: Thrifted (I think it was Jessica though)
Jacket:Thrifted (Cotton Ginny)
Necklace: Thrifted
Loafers: Thrifted (Grasshopers)
Bottoms: Tradition


Tuesday, July 08, 2014

OOTD: THIS IS HOW I FEEL



Today has been a crazy mix of pouring rain and sunshine, it feels like the weather just can't seem to make up it's mind. Funny enough that's how my own mood has been. There is so much going on, and I anticipate July to be a really busy month so I've gone from feeling excited, to anxious about getting stuff done yesterday as soon as possible. When it all gets to be too much, I am learning to take deep breaths and find the quietness and stillness at the bottom of each breath. It helps.

Today's outfit is definitely more on the boho side. I would say that my style in general is boho-chic, but my closet is quite eclectic, multi-decade, and multi-styles. This morning I was definitely feeling boho, so I grabbed my kimono and draped it over solid black . As I was browsing H&M recently I came upon this gorgeous neck-piece and I swooned - you guys already know how I feel about statement necklaces - best part about it, it was on sale! I was one happy girl. I love how well it goes with my super soft  kimono - pair that is a super afro-ey mane (courtesy of the humidity and rain) and I'm good to go!

Leggings: Members Only
Kimono: H&M
Necklace: H&M
Sandals: Call it Spring

Saturday, July 05, 2014

VEGAN GLUTEN-FREE GREEN TEA {MATCHA} PANCAKES


I made these beauties yesterday, and they were a total experiment. I had about 2 cups left of my gluten-free pancake mix and thought I'd make myself some pancakes with a twist. I've made pancakes without eggs or dairy before and used apple sauce to make them fluffy - unfortunately I had no apple sauce, so I had to work with what I had.


That's when I had the idea of using the ingredients that I usually put in my morning shake into the pancake mix. I had no guarantee that it would work, but it totally did! Next up, the recipe!


VEGAN GLUTEN-FREE GREEN TEA {MATCHA} PANCAKES
  • 1 cup of gluten-free pancake mix
  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • 1 scoop of Vanilla-Chai Vega One
  • 1 tsp. of organic Matcha
  • I used Earth's Balance "butter" to cook the pancakes
  1. Mix the ingredients together (I use my Vitamix to blend them into a smooth consistency)
  2. Heat up a flat skillet or pan and grease it with Earth's Balance
  3. Pour some pancake mix (if you want larger pancakes pour more, if you want thinner smaller ones pour less)
  4. Cook until bubbles begin to appear and pop on the pancake surface then flip
  5. Cook until the bottom looks cooked, remove from pan and serve
I topped mine off with some fruit and coyo - but you can top it off with anything you like!


What I love about these pancakes is that not only do they look and taste great, they are super good for me. Matcha is an antioxidant powerhouse that helps fight cancer, burn fat, detoxes, and gives energy. The Vega One Powder is a one-stop for all the nutrients I need in the morning. It has 50% daily intake of vitamins and minerals, 15g protein, 6g fibre, 1.5g Omega-3, Antioxidants, Probiotics, and a full serving of Greens. Basically, my morning is all set!

 Would you guys try these, or is the green too weird for you? I hope you give them a chance,  not only are the delish, but your body will thank you for them!

Love,
Lorena



Wednesday, July 02, 2014

OOTD: SIMPLE, CLEAN & CLASSY


You already know I love me some prints and bold colors, but I equally love simple and clean outfits. Today was a classy & clean sort of day - my simple outfit was paired with an equally simple and fresh face.

Today was pouring at times and yours truly got caught in the rain and got soaked - believe it or not, this pictures were taken shortly after coming home, by this time I was semi-dry. Gotta love thin fabrics, they are fresh and dry right up!

Pants: Thrifted
Top: Tan Jay
Necklace: Tan Jay
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