Things I’m Loving Friday

Happy Friday!

I’m so excited to close out my first week of work, but am especially excited because I leave tonight to go to Cali for the weekend! I’m thrilled to take a short trip and spend a little time with my boyfriend and his family before I won’t see him for a few months.

In usual Friday fashion, here’s some things that I have been loving this week:

The album Yes! by Jason Mraz.

UnknownThis album has seriously been a bright and grounding light to my mornings. It has a way of feeling calm, yet upbeat and is just a really pleasant way to start the day. I know I’m a little late to the party, as this has been out a while, but I highly recommend checking it out πŸ™‚

This Mint Chocolate smoothie by Amanda Guyana

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Okay, my picture doesn’t give this smoothie any justice, but adding fresh mint leaves and raw cacao to avocado in a blender does some really magical things. This was so tasty, so satisfying, and even rather filling. Talk about having cravings taken care of! You can hit up her Facebook page to get the scoop on the recipe.

Natural Calm Magnesium Supplement

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Speaking of reducing craving, this week I tried Natural Calm Magnesium to help with chocolate cravings, and I found it super useful. Maybe not the best tasting thing in the world, but it helps to increase magnesium if you seem to have low levels (which could be indicated by constant chocolate cravings, but it really depends on the person).

This healing miso soup:

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This healing, immune boosting, miso soup is full of crazy goodness including garlic, miso, mushrooms, turmeric, onion, kale, soybeans, ginger and cayenne pepper. I have been worried about getting sick being around kids all day, so this has been a nice meal in the evenings to keep my immune system boosted. Plus, it really is delicious!

I’m so excited to start reading these:

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This old favorite sweet treat has also made an appearance a few nights this week:

imageA date topped with almond butter and chocolate chips. It tastes kind of like a twix bar in my opinion, dates can give a caramel like taste. It’s super easy and super satisfying.

What have you been loving this week?

Happy weekend! I’ll catch you on Sunday for some Sunday Scenes ❀

xo,
Ashley

 

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