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Healthy Smoothie Recipes

In my humble opinion one of the best things about Summer and Fall is the produce – From putting together delectable salad beasts filled with all the fresh vegetables I can get my hands on to juicing & blending the fruits & veggies I pick up at the farmers market.

You can check out some of my personal favorite healthy, vegan smoothies in my recent Morning Routine post or you can read the MCLV Mange: October Smoothie Challenge series that I wrote last year.

In the mood for something sweeter than one of my straightforward green smoothies? Here are some tasty, creative healthy smoothie recipes I’ve found lately so you can use up all your fresh fruit and vegetables while the harvest lasts.

Strawberry Watermelon Smoothie

Apple Pie Smoothie

Mint Cucumber Smoothie


The Ultimate Spinach Smoothie

Sunshine Smoothie: Anti-Cancer Superhero

Blueberry Watermelon Smoothie Recipe


What’s your favorite smoothie recipe?

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Links You’ll Love

This week’s Links You’ll Love features everything from DIY beauty products and fabulous hat inspiration to recipes and workouts. Everything you need to get inspired for this week!

Fashion & Beauty:


One of the best ways to transition from Summer to Fall is with accessories – And hats are a stylish way to make that happen – Hats On by They All Hate Us.

Olivia Palermo is one of my favorite fashion icons these days, I always get inspired by her street style and would do anything to raid her dreamy closet! Lucky for us, she’s willing to share some of her fashionable know how – 5 Style Lessons With Olivia Palermo.

There’s eco-friendly beauty products and there’s seriously eco-friendly beauty products. These are the latter – DIY: 15 Amazing Beauty Products You Can Make At Home.


Knots, low ponytails, and buns – Check out this fabulous post for some fun Summer hair inspiration – Breaking Point.

One thing that I never leave the house without is blush – It has the unique ability to make you look fresher and more awake, which is something I refuse to live without. Want to get the perfect rosy blush? Check out Get Glowing from Effortless Chic!

Health & Fitness:

Blueberries are a great source of antioxidants and anti-aging phytochemicals so you should try to work some of these healthy little gems into your life – Ripe For the Picking: 12 Healthy Blueberry Recipes.


Curious how the professionals stay in shape? Check out this great breakdown of workouts from FitFluential – Week of Workouts.

I don’t know about you, but when I find a dressing that I love, I can’t stop eating salads. I crave them and spend my day thinking about them! {Please, no judgement on my salad daydreaming} Check out this killer list of recipes from the Queen of Vegan Cooking Dreena Burton’s 5 Healthy Salad Dressings.

A major benefit of working out is the blissful endorphin rush you feel afterwards. Chasing that high? Check out this post from Real Simple – 5 Mood Boosting Workouts.


Vegan Succotash

Not sure how to use up all the veggies leftover in your fridge? My go-to is usually a “kitchen sink soup” but this Vegan Succotash from Choosing Raw is going to be my next veggie-rich recipe attempt.

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Cauliflower Recipes

I don’t know about you, but I go through phases in the kitchen. Ingredients or recipes or specific foods that I’ll eat non-stop until I’m utterly sick of them. {I also do that with new songs now that I think about it…}

Right now the food currently on repeat in my kitchen is – You guessed it – Cauliflower! In the last few months I’ve tried everything from cauliflower mashed potatoes and cheese sauce to raw cauliflower rice and salad beasts.


Here are some of my favorite cauliflower recipes:


I’ve tried all of these and have loved each and every one. I have a handful of other delicious looking cauliflower-based recipes printed out and waiting in my kitchen though so be sure to follow me on Instagram so you can see my cooking attempts!

What’s YOUR favorite food right now?

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MCLV Mange: Vegan Chocolate Cheesecake

As much as I love making cookies I have to confess that my favorite desserts to make, and eat, are always raw. The Wannabe Chef’s Raw Salted Caramel Chocolate Pecan Torte is hands down my favorite dessert. It’s also the most requested by my friends and family.


So when I saw Taste Space’s Better Than Nutella Cheesecake (Almost Raw Chocolate Hazelnut Cheesecake) it seemed like fate. A few little changes in the recipe due to ingredient availability and I ended up with a delicious, chocolatey cheesecake that was a big hit.


  • 1 Cup Almonds
  • 1 Cup dates
  • 1/4 Cup Raw Cacao
  • Pinch salt


  • 2 Cups Raw Cashews {Soaked & Rinsed}
  • 5 Tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 Cup water
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1/4 Cup Powdered Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Raw Cacao


It was really rich and creamy, and tasted great cold straight from the freezer. It also wasn’t too sweet which I really liked – Sometimes too sweet on top of really rich can make a dessert a little over the top, but this was perfect!

Stay tuned for the next MCLV Mange installment and check out the previous posts from this series to see what you’ve missed so far:

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Links You’ll Love

Fashion & Beauty:

Are you a fan of topping your looks with a chic little blazer? Check out Refiner’s 29’s Challenge Accepted! Watch How Our Editor Styles 1 Blazer 5 Ways for some creative new ideas!


I don’t know about you, but I love a quick & easy up-do during the Summer, it’s the perfect way to get your hair out of your face. For Sure J’Adore clearly agrees – Easy Summer Hair: Braids.

This season is all about sunglasses – Bold colors, fun embellishments – There are some great pairs out there. In the mood to get creative? Try The StyleList’s DIY: Two-Tone Sunglasses.

Still in the market for the perfect Father’s Day Gift? Apartment 34 to the rescue – Fab Father’s Day Gifts You Can Still Get!


This Summer’s new trend in carry-alls is a bit of a throwback. Backpacks are back! Don’t believe me? Check out Into The Gloss’s Knapsack Nation for some of the options out there.

Health & Fitness:

Whether you love to bake or are a fan of adding something sweet to your morning coffee, this is an article you should read – The 5 Best Natural Substitutes For Sugar.


Now’s the time that the Farmers Markets and grocery stores are flooded with tons of colorful, fresh produce so it’s the perfect time to whip up some delicious vegetable filled dishes:

One of the biggest health risks in our modern society is stress. Not only can it play a role in ailments like heart disease, it can also lead to weight gain, interfere with sleep, and cause depression & anxiety. Read this now – Why Stress Can Kill You: A Cardiologist Explains!


There are a lot of supplements & superfoods & healthy foods touted as “miracle cures” today and it can be hard to figure out which you should try and why they may help. Here are some interesting facts about Wheatgrass to help educate you – 50 Reasons To Drink Wheatgrass Everyday.

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