Raw Vegan Coconut Cookies

These…are…SO GOOD!!!!! These have such amazing flavor and are light, simple, not too sweet and just melt in your mouth. Plus they’re raw so they are quick and simple to make!IMG_20160218_132707I made these for Valentine’s Day this year (hence the heart shapes & pink frosting) but you could make these any ol’ time and leave the frosting white or make it any color you’d like, for that matter. They keep for a week or 2 in the fridge and could be made in larger batches and kept in the freezer.

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Carb Cycling & Fat Loss

I have been having a lot of people ask me what exactly carb cycling is so I wanted to go over my approach.


**I do want to emphasize that this is MY approach and what I have found to work best for me right now. There are about a zillion different ways to implement carb cycling and different methods effect everyone differently (imagine that! lol). It is all about understanding your body and how it responds.**

OK. So basically carb cycling is simply a planned alteration of carbohydrate intake in order to prevent a fat loss plateau and maintain high-functioning metabolism along with maintained workout/training performance.

In layman’s terms: You consume different amounts of carbs on different days depending on your body, goals, and training routine.

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Homemade Seitan (say-tan)

I have finally perfected my seitan recipe and am SO excited to finally share it with everyone! The recipe you’ll find below makes 7 servings so feel free to double (or triple) it if needed. If you do, however, I recommend baking it in 2 (or 3) logs.

Seitan is such a great source of protein and I definitely utilize it every day in my meals because each serving gives you 26.5 grams of plant-based protein! Not to mention it tastes wonderful. It does have a slightly chewy texture which is the initial turn-off for a lot of people…but my recommendation is to slice it (or dice it for, say, a stir fry) and fry it up in a pan with some oil or nonstick spray until it gets a nice and crispy on the outside. Once you do that it should look something like it does here:


<– This meal is one serving of the seitan (I think about 80g or 2.8oz), couscous, and steamed broccoli ๐Ÿ™‚

The seitan cooks up like this in just a couple minutes and makes all the difference. It is also PHENOMENAL sliced thin, cooked up, and layered on a sandwich with avocado and veggies galore ๐Ÿ˜€Read More »

Garden of Life Review – RAW Meal

CaptureThis post is long overdue! My apologies for that.

As you may know, I recently teamed up with Garden of Life to review their products and host giveaways.

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First I must say that GOL is a company full of amazing people who are kind, funny, and so supportive of everyone they work with; athletes and non-athletes alike! They have integrity with their product and believe in what they produce and sell <–If that doesn’t make you want to support them then….well, then follow me on Instagram (@fitlauraxo) and enter my next giveaway so you can try their products and you’ll see why they are so great!!

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Coming Soon…


I feel so lucky to have this amazing company, Garden of Life, let me join their team as a blogger and product reviewer!! What does this mean, exactly?? Well…it means that I will be reviewing certain products and also running GIVEAWAYS to give you all the chance to try their AMAZING products too!!!

Stay tuned for more!!!

Eat well. Live well.

Vegan Blueberry Banana Muffins (Award Winning!!)

Who doesn’t love muffins? What if I told you you can make this recipe and feel GOOD while you’re eating them knowing they are healthy and full of good ingredients?? These are the BEST vegan muffins I have EVER made and they even won a recipe contest at Garden of Life, which is my most favorite supplement company; from vitamins to vegan protein powder packed full of plant-based goodness. They make amazing products and I recommend you check them out.


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Lemon Lavender Cookies (vegan)

I’ve been enjoying playing with vegan baking and cookies are such a great way to experiment! I was in the mood for something lemony and as I was whipping up this batter I thought ‘how aboutย lavenderย lemon!’

Ta-da!!! Lavender Lemon Cookies ๐Ÿ˜€ They are light and chewy and delicious and I am having a hard time not eating ALL of them!!!

Vegan lavender lemon cookies

These are also super fast to make so they are perfect for making any time you are in the mood for a treat โค

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