Saturday, April 4, 2015

Scoop it up!!



Hope you all are having an amazing Saturday morning! Did you know tonight is a full moon and lunar eclipse?! It's suppose to be beautiful so look up and make a wish tonight! I think my wish will be that I can eat dessert for breakfast everyday! Oh wait…that wish has already come true! Yaaay for Nice Cream! I'll have to keep thinking what I want my next wish to be!  
Seriously though I use to eat soooo much ice-cream growing up but then became lactose intolerant! I think my body just one day was like, "Uhhh you're done Coco!"…and then I cried! So, when I discovered nice cream it was like all was right in the world again! :)

This is my simple banana nice cream recipe which is the base to all my other variations I make. I've also included my strawberry nice cream recipes! I mixed the two for a yummy strawberry banana combo! You can eat this anytime of the day but I love having this for breakfast! It's completely all natural and filled with vitamins, minerals and keeps you full for hours! Make it for your kiddos and they will think they are having dessert for breakfast…little do they know it's all fruit and so healthy for them! 

Banana Nice Cream Recipe:

6 frozen bananas
3 pitted dates
1/4 cup almond milk (or more until desired consistency)

Directions: Blend all ingredient in a food processor or high quality blender until you get creamy soft serve ice-cream consistency. Spoon into container and stick into freezer to harden for at least two hour to make "ice-cream scoops" 

*Coco tip- make sure your bananas are VERY ripe before you freeze them. The more ripe the sweeter the mixture!

Strawberry Nice Cream Recipe:

3 frozen bananas
14 frozen strawberries
3 TB almond milk (or more until creamy consistency)

Directions: Blend all ingredients in food processor or high quality blender. Once all blended spoon into container and put in freezer to harden.

Once the mixtures have hardened you can remove from freezer and scoop! Serve both flavors in a cone or bowl and top with your favorite toppings or eat as is! If you don't want to make into scoops you don't have to freeze mixture and can eat right after blending! 

Hope you all have a beautiful day! Truly try incorporating this into your lifestyle! It is so healthy and really hits the spot when you are craving unhealthy sugary sweets! 

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Get some Balance!


I don't know about ya all but one of the biggest things I struggle with in my life is balance! Trying to manage work, family, friends, kids, traveling, health, cleaning, laundry, cooking…k you get the picture! It can become very overwhelming real fast! I know that when I take the time to take care of myself I am becoming the best version of me and the best version for everyone else in my life.  

I really really have loved using Balance essential oil. Somedays I just want to dip my entire body in it! haha It has helped me so much with balancing out my hormones and helping me sleep! When I sleep it's like I'm reborn! When I don't…uhhh watch out! lol It also has helped me manage my stress and anxiety which then helps me feel more balanced and ready to take on the day! 

I apply balance to the inside of my wrists, back of my neck and bottom of my feet.  If I have work off I really love using it in my diffuser at home! It is definitely a staple essential oil! I truly believe in natural healing! I use to take prescriptions for anxiety, stress and sleep and some are very unhealthy, can be addictive and have major side effects.

I am so passionate about natural healing with essential oils because I have seen how much it has help me! I am sharing all my oil tips and plant based diet recipes to help anyone who might be struggling the way I did and wants to try a more natural and healthy approach.  If I can help even one person it makes it all worth it! 

Please feel free to email me about anything! krissycoco@gmail.com

You can also go to mydottera.com/cocoandcoconuts to also learn more about these natural oils that have changed my life! 

Hope you all have a beautiful night! 

Friday, March 27, 2015

Aubergine Love + Giveaway Winner!

Scroll down for Aubergine $50 Gift Card Giveaway Winner!!!

Oh yeah ya all! Happy Friday! I am SO excited to share with you one of my favorite places ever and give you all a chance to win a giveaway to try all their deliciousness! I have always been a foodie and use to be a gourmet baker. Over the years I have changed my diet so I can feel and look as healthy as possible! Eating healthy does not mean you have to sacrifice taste! In fact I have never felt so healthy and satisfied in my life when it comes to the food I eat.

That is what I love about Aubergine! There philosophy is to improve the health of others. They are driven by the principle that food is medicine…like really yummy out of this world medicine that makes you look and feel better! True beauty and health really does begin within! But seriously lets start talking about all their amazing food! 

Aubergine has soooo many items that I'm obsessed with! There literally isn't one thing I've tried that hasn't blown my mind! They offer healthy, natural, fresh house-made salads, salad dressings, sandwiches, soups, acai/pitaya bowls, smoothies, juices, desserts and pastries without ANY preservatives, sugars or unhealthy fats. Its such a good feeling to be able to eat out and know that no matter what you order off the menu you are getting something that is healthy, nutritious and delicious! Scroll down for some of my favorite items and also info on how to enter giveaway! 


I have been lactose intolerant since 2005! Dairy is one of the hardest foods for the human body to digest! However, in the past creamy soup was always a comfort food for me! When I went into Aubergine the first time and realized they had a variety of creamy soups that were dairy free and made "creamy" using tofu and raw cashews I was in heaven! Truly never tasted soups so yummy! 


Does this picture even need an explanation of how delicious it is?! Cocoa Blast Smoothie is a must try! 


I might not dress granola but I definitely eat granola! Probably one of my top ten favorite foods! I just love that you can eat it as a snack or use as topping on acai, pitaya, smoothies or nice creams…. really the possibilities are endless! Like everything else Aubergine makes their granola in house using all natural ingredients! Sugar free and so nutritious! Filled with multi seed blend and gluten-free oats! Heaven!


I might have become obsessed with Pitaya just because it's so pretty! haha Then I tasted it and my obsession turned into full blown true love! lol Their pitaya is raw and 100% pure. It's an amazing source of antioxidants, fiber and vitamins. Eating raw and clean is really so essential to strengthening the immune system and increasing energy! 


Don't ask me how these muffins made it from Utah to Vegas without me eating them all! (I may or may not have eaten all the cookies though) K we all know I ate all the cookies! Don't judge! lol These muffins are amazing!! The Zucchini muffin is my favorite! 


I don't even know where to begin when it comes to talking about Aubergines salads! I could right a 60 page thesis paper on them! The have so many different kinds! You can chopped up all your favorite ingredients to customize your own, make a salad plate or try one of their amazing salad inventions off the menu! 


So, as I said before I brought a ton of cookies with me for my drive back down to Vegas and yes I ate them all! I have a serious sweet tooth and that is NEVER going to go away! You could say I'm somewhat of a dessert snob and I'm very picky about my desserts! A lot of "healthy" desserts are disgusting! (real talk) Lol! So, these cookies are one of my favorite finds! Pecan Date, Almond, Carob Chip…all amazing!

These are just a few of my favorite foods from Aubergine and Company but you can check out more of their food on their website www.aubergineandcompany.com :)  

I'm honestly so excited to give you all the chance to win a $50 gift card to Aubergine! I love sharing my passion for food and health! Anyone 18 years and older in the USA can enter giveaway. If you live in Utah you can go in and eat or if you live out of state they can ship out any of their house made granola, muffins, cookies and desserts! 

To Enter Giveaway is super easy:

1. Must be following @cocoandcoconuts instagram (link on side right side of page)
2. Must be following @aubergineandcompany instagram
4. Tag as many friends as you want! Each tag is one entry! Please tag each friend in separate comment!
5. For TEN additional entry posts repost picture on your instragram and tag me so I know! 


WINNER OF AUBERGINE AND CO. GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY PICKED AT RANDOM IS:

@EMILYJEANJUDD

CONGRATS! PLEASE EMAIL JULIA AT JUJUZAN@GMAIL.COM TO CLAIM YOUR WIN! 


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Wild Orange Oil..


Happy Hump day peeps! Wanted to share with ya all one of my favorite oils! It's Wild Orange! There are so many ways to use this oil but I wanted to focus on using it when traveling! Flying and driving can be really draining and exhausting for the mind and body…especially when you are traveling a lot! 

It just starts to wear you down! I know for me after awhile I just feel low energy, physically tired and become more prone to sickness. So I started taking Wild Oil with me during my travels and road trips and it has helped me so much! It really gives me added energy and revitalizes my mind and body! It also protects against harsh environmental and seasonal factors and has amazing immune enhancing benefits to fight off getting sick! Obsessed!!!

Here is how I use Wild Orange:

I add a drop of oil into my water (always drink a lot of water while traveling to decrease bloat and dehydration)

Rub on inside of wrist 

Add a drop to palms of hand and rub in. Bring palms up to face and cup over nose and inhale deeply three times! 

If you have any questions about this oil and or oils you can email me at krissycoco@gmail.com

Also, you can check out www.mydoterra.com/cocoandcoconuts for info on oils! For $35 a year you get all Doterra product at wholesale!! Woot Woot! Seriously amazing if you want to start incorporating natural healing into your everyday life! 

Have an amazing day loves! :)


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Coco & Coconuts :)


My usual obsession of chocolate and peanut butter is taking a back set because I can't get enough of chocolate and coconut right now! (Sorry Peanut butter…I still love you) This nice cream is so delicious and easy to make and the best part is it's soooo good for you! Packed with super food nutrition. It's great for breakfast or really anytime of the day!

Coco & Coconut Nice Cream Recipe:

2 Frozen Bananas
1 Scoop Vegan Chocolate Powder
Coconut water or Almond/Coconut Milk until desired consistency

Blend together in food processor or high quality mixer to get ice-cream like consistency.  Top with raw coconut flakes! 

Have a wonderful day! :)

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Magic for that time of the month!


I know how we should probably talk about how I need a manicure in a major way but there are more important things to talk about! Like cramps and bloating and serious PMS! We all know that time of the month can be no fun! I have always had very severe cramps and PMS every month since as long as I can remember.  In high school I use to have to stay home from school every month for a couple days because I couldn't even get out of bed because my cramps were so bad! 

So when I started using Clarycalm I literally felt like I had found a miracle! I rub Clarycalm on my stomach and massage it around.  It has helped so much with my cramps and PMS.  I also layer my Clarycalm with Whisper to relax. Clarycalm works really well with heat! So, another great tip is to put a heating pad over your stomach once you apply your oils! I also take Lavender Epsom Salt Baths to help with bloating! It also keeps me calm and helps with my mood and sleep.

For any questions email me at krissycoco@gmail.com

You can also go to www.mydoterra.com/cocoandcoconuts to read more about Doterra Oils and all their natural healing benefits! If you want to buy oils Wholesale you can sign up and pay $35 and get everything Doterra wholesale for the entire year! 

Hope you all have a cramp free and happy magical month! :)







Eat Pretty..


Just in case you don't know I'm obsessed with Nice Cream here is another post to let you know I still am!! What's better than getting to eat dessert for breakfast and feel good about it?! It's like I had 3 wishes and this one came true! I'm still waiting for my other two wishes to happen.  So, if you're reading this James Franco yes I want to marry you and travel the world forever! :) But back to this beautiful breakfast! 

Nice Cream is so easy to make, nutritious and gives me so much energy! I can't promise you James Franco but I can promise you will love Nice Cream!

Nice Cream Recipe:

3 Frozen Bananas
5 Dates
Splash of Water

Blend all ingredients to desired smooth ice-cream consistency.  Top with your faves! I topped mine with bananas, goji berries, raspberries, strawberries and raw coconut flakes! 

Have a wonderful day peeps! 


You had me at Bliss..



Happy Sunday! Even though I work Sundays now it's still one of my favorite days! Sundays for me maybe kinda sorta totally might have been me sleeping in, wearing my pajamas all day while I baked and got caught up on all my favorite shows…don't judge! ;) Heehee However, now that I have to be up early working all day I have needed a little extra somethin' somethin' to wake me up and get me through the day!

 Citrus Bliss is totally one of my staple oils and the perfect oil for the job! The smell is so invigorating! It helps reduce stress, anxiety and positively affects mood! Just what I need for a crazy work day…or any other day for that matter! I apply on the inside of my wrist a couple times a day! You can also use Citrus Bliss in a diffuser to clean and purify the air! I don't want to play favorites but Citrus Bliss oil might be my favorite oil ever! It truly is bliss! 

If you have any questions you can email me at krissycoco@gmail.com or go to www.mydoterra.com/cocoandcoconuts for more information. For $35 you get wholesale on everything ! Score!!! K gotta go to work! 

Have an amazing relaxing Sunday! 


Saturday, March 21, 2015

Chocolate Nicecream


Hi ya all! Hope you are having an amazing day! I love starting my day with a big bowl of nice cream! Chocolate Nicecream is a go to for me! It's such a great versatile nice cream flavor that you can switch up with different toppings!

Chocolate Nicecream Recipe:

2 frozen bananas
1 scoop vegan chocolate powder (I use shakeology)
Splash of water

Blend all ingredients together until smooth.  I topped mine with sliced bananas, goji berries, raspberries and blueberries! 

Enjoy!! 

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Iredale All Day!



Hey ya all! If you don't already know that I'm a skincare and makeup junkie you will after this post! I've had my esthetician license for over ten years and have tried everything! I also was the cosmetic manager at Nordstrom so I love makeup too! My favorite skincare is Obagi which I get at Elase Medical Spa! I did a post that you can click on under beauty to see my full skincare regime! Before applying makeup you want to make sure you are first taking care of your skin and cleansing it and using products that will work with your makeup to get the best results out of your makeup.

When it comes to makeup I really am pretty basic! I like my makeup to look natural and fresh and that is pretty much how I do my makeup everyday. I personally feel that makeup should enhance your own beauty instead of covering it up completely! If I'm going to an event or out for the night I love doing a smokey eye or more dramatic lip color and extra coverage so my makeup lasts longer but other than that I keep it pretty basic and fresh looking.

I truly have tried every makeup company and product out there! Everything from products at the grocery store to Dior! I love find new products but I wanted to share with you the products that I have used for years and years that are my staples every single day! I have been using Jane Iredale forever! I found it when I was working for a plastic surgeon and he carried the brand. Since the day I got my first pressed powder compact I was hooked! I honestly can't live without it! If I'm needing a little glow I use their face tanner...it's the only one I have ever found that I like. If I want extra coverage I use their foundation and then I will apply the powder to set everything. I have their bronzer and a few different blushes as well. Their brushes, eyeshadows and lip glosses are the bomb! My new favorite find from Jane Iredale is the Bitty Brow Kit! I'm obsessed! It's so easy to use and you get a professional looking eyebrow without having to go in every few weeks! Definitely a Coco's fave! 

Hope you all enjoy my favorites as much as I do! You can order Jane Iredale online or I usually can find it at spas, salons or doctors offices.  I get mine at Aesthetica in Lindon or Suggestions Salon in Orem.  And like I always say true beauty begins within and a little makeup just brings out your own unique lovely self! Hope you all have an amazing day! 











Tuesday, January 6, 2015

New Year New You!


Hello hello! Hope you all are having a good day and a good start to the new year! I don't know about you but I love making new years resolutions! I use to make waaaaay to many goals and most of them were just unrealistic and therefore I just became overwhelmed and ended up not do any them! The last couple years I decided to make fewer goals in the areas of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual improvement.  I feel when I do this I don't feel so overwhelmed and I actually accomplish my goals!

I already started the new year off with a 3 day juice cleanse from Ivie Juice Bar which I loved! I feel clean and detoxed with tons of energy!  One of my other new years resolutions has been to change up my workout routine.  I have been doing the same thing for years and it's time to mix things up! I always find working out is easier and more fun when you bring a friend along! Especially on those days you don't want to get your bum out of bed you have a person to push you and vice versa!

So my bestie SaraJane from www.burnitbeauty.com came up with a really easy but effective workout plan for us to do! We workout together 4 days a week. 2 days we focus on strength by doing light weights one day and yoga for the other. Then the other two days we focus on cardio by doing a fun aerobics class or stairstepper! The time flies when you are working out with a friend! And since your body has muscle memory it's always a good idea to change up your workout to get better results! 

We both love working out in our Georgie Wear outfits or wearing them after when we head to get a smoothie, juice to replenish our bodies! They are so comfy to workout in and so cute to run all our errands in after! Check out their site for all their different styles! I always feel when I am wearing cute stuff to workout in it just gives me even more motivation to keep up with my workout goals! Hope you all have an amazing day! :)

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Kicking of 2015 with an MK Sale!

Happy New Years friends! I can't tell you how excited I am to have 2014 official come to an end! It was a roooough year for me and I am so excited for 2015 and what is to come! I feel like this is going to be the best year yet! I will be blogging throughout the month my New Years resolutions and my progress with them! I already completed my 3 day juice cleanse and feel ready to take on anything! 

I wanted to start this year off with a few of my favorite things! One being an amazing sale and the other is this amazing sale is with the love of my life Mr. Michael Kors! I honestly feel the man can do know wrong! His styles are classic but he always manages to throw a twist into his creations making everything seem new and fresh! 

I wanted to share my favorite items that are on sale right now! Most of the items are up to 50-60% off and most I picked are under $150 to $100 dollars! So shop around and let's start this year looking and feeling as amazing as ever! Hope you all had a wonderful New Years Day and that you are already having an amazing 2015!!! I can't wait to see what this year brings! 







 

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