chocolate pomegranate smoothie

chocolate  pomegranate smoothie--Journey for Jessi The weather has been foggy, rainy, dreary and “cold.”  Well, cold for Houston.  This always seems to happen when I come home.  I expect a break from the cold and the snow and want to come to the warm and sun, but here I am… oh well.  I am not letting it ruin my fun!
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vegan venture

Happy October!  Fall is upon us.  The leaves are changing, the air is changing…and so is my diet.  What?  That is right.  I am challenging myself this month–all 31 days to go vegan!  What is veganism? What brought this on?  I will answer all of these questions soon I promise!  If you feel like joining this journey with me, comment on this post and follow along and we can support each other! Continue reading

trader joe’s

trader joe's--Journey for JessiOne weekend ago I visited Trader Joe’s for the fist time ever.  I have always heard glorious stories about it and how it is deemed “the poor man’s Whole Foods.”  Well, I love Whole Foods (obsessed really) and I am a poor college student… so I thought I would go check it out while I was home in Houston for the summer! Continue reading

cherry vanilla smoothie

Cherry Vanilla SmoothieI made this smoothie a couple of days ago for my post-run pick-me-up.  If you did not already know, I am a smoothie addict!  This smoothie was inspired by the fresh organic cherries I bought at the store the other day. Cherries always remind me of summer, probably because they are in season now.  If you say you do not like cherries and the only cherries you have had are those neon red Maraschino cherries… shame on you… I love cherries, but I loathe those fake ones.  I suggest you give real cherries another shot.  Why not begin with my Cherry Vanilla Smoothie?

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listen to your heart

ImageI feel blessed.  Blessed because I have my health—and that, is more valuable in life than all the money in the world.  People ask me why I workout everyday, or why I eat so healthy.  Does that really require an answer?  Because I want to live long whilst still enjoying life—who wouldn’t?   I always thought that eating well and staying physically fit was the way to get there, but when my world got turned upside down last May, I began questioning and fearing that I was pushing myself too hard… Continue reading