Friday Five!

Feliz Viernes! This week flew by for me. Chicago felt like the weekend, so today feels like Wednesday to me. But it’s actually Friday! That’s the best! I’m still on a high from my awesome yoga graduation weekend and my amazing trip to Chicago, so I hope these good vibes continue on, and I hope you are feeling good vibes too!

If not, maybe these five cool things from the internet will help. : )

1. Breakfast Brownies (Vegan, High RAW, wheat/soy/nut/corn/refined sugar free…. gluten free if you use certified oats)

I just realized I have yet to feature a recipe from Lou at fridge scrapings on the Friday Five. This is a travesty because Lou makes AMAZING, creative, healthy treats that leave me drooling all the time. Also, she’s a sweetheart and a kindred hippie spirit. : )  This recipe for breakfast “brownies” is particularly awesome looking, and I can’t wait to whip up a batch of these!

2. Natural Skin Care

Loved this post from Courtney Pool about her methods for getting glowing skin, au natural. Dry brushing, juicing, veggie-heavy diet….it’s all in there (and more!).

3. PCRM’s New Anti-Dairy School Lunch Campaign

You may remember PCRM from their controversial cheese=fat campaign, but this time they’ve shifted gears in an effort to remove dairy from school lunches. The vegan advocacy group’s “Let’s Really Move!” plan insists that removing dairy from schools will create healthier children, and provides a plan that includes introducing kale and other green veggies into schools. All sounds good to my ears, but is going vegan the first step we should be taking to address poor nutrition in schools? In many ways, I think, yes, it is, but reading the skeptics in this article, I think there’s some more work to be done first.

4. Collard Wraps with Turmeric Spread

In some not-so-shocking news, I have another overuse-related knee injury. Ever since thinking it was a good idea to run a half marathon on an torn hamstring, my legs are perpetually prone to pain. I am taking a couple yoga-only days, icing regularly and doing what I can to reduce inflammation. One of the best ways to do that without pills is with TURMERIC! So I was excited to be reminded of a Rawmazing recipe I bookmarked last spring for collard wraps with turmeric spread. I think these will be perfect for the upcoming summer picnic Mike and I have planned!

5. To Fruit or Not to Fruit

The gals at Purely Twins discuss a hot topic in the healthy living world. Could fruit actually be bad for us? Will the high natural sugar cause weight gain? What about fruit and food combining philosophy? These are all questions I’ve wondered about, read about, and tried to learn more about, so it was nice to get the twins perspective!

What do you think of the PCRM campaign? Do you have any skin care tips? Any thoughts on fruit—do you avoid it or embrace it? What are you up to this weekend?

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6 thoughts on “Friday Five!

  1. Lou says:

    Oh shucks, thanks so much for featuring me you lovely lady, you! I blush!

    Fruit seems to be a hot topic at the moment… I’m missing it like crazy with this candida cleanse… but I think cutting it out for a while is actually helping – who would have thought!?

  2. Gabby @ the veggie nook says:

    Once again, what a great selection! I loved that recipe from Lou, looks so delicious. I definitely agree with a ton of that stuff in the natural skin care article! I use oil to cleanse instead of soap, use MSM, love spirulina and believe water and veggies are key :)

    And funny story, I bookmarked that same recipe by Rawmazing and forgot about it. Thanks for reminding me!

  3. KatsHealthCorner says:

    Those chocolate breakfast brownies sound AMAZING! What a simple yet delicious list of ingredients! :)

    I was really intrigued by PRCM’s Anti-Dairy campaign too. I don’t personally drink milk (or any kind of dairy in fact), but I know a lot of people enjoy it, love it, and are grateful for it. But of course it doesn’t work for everyone. I do think it’s a good step in the right direction, but there are still some things that need to be addressed first before it can and/or should happen. At least they took out the chocolate milk! That’s a good start! :)

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