Best of…June!

We’re officially halfway through the year–wooooo! July is my favorite month for several reasons, one being that my 20th birthday is on the 27th, which also happens to be the opening day of the summer Olympics this year. I also really love the 4th of July, even though this year I won’t get to see any fireworks because of all the fire bans. Better safe than sorry though–all the fires here have been scary and I don’t want anyone else to lose their homes because of a careless mistake. And I just love July because it’s pretty much the height of summer–my favorite season.

But backing up to June for the moment, here is my monthly recap of my favorite posts!

Best Deep Post: I’m Done…

I’m so tired of counting calories rather than enjoying my life.

I won’t lie, it’s always hard for me to hit publish on my more honest posts, but it’s always worth it. I appreciate all of the comments you guys left on that post and I’ll be looking back at it often to remind me of why I’m choosing life over calories.

Best Recipe: Sunny “Raw”nola

This stuff is beyond yum!

Sometimes the simplest things in life are the best. Since I posted this recipe, I’ve simplified it even more to just 3 ingredients and it’s just as delicious as the original 5 ingredient version. I’ve made it on a weekly basis and my dad even loves it, which is a testament to how good it is. If you have oats, sunflower seeds and agave–make this now!

Best New Find: NadaMoo! coconut milk ice cream

Review to come soon!

Let’s just say I don’t fear coconut as much anymore. I’ve mentioned it periodically on my blog, but coconut has been fear food numero uno since my ED. However, since seeing coconut products all over the blog world, I’ve become more and more interested in trying it again. I finally conquered my fear and bought a pint of maple pecan coconut milk ice cream last week. From the first bite, I was in love. I still love my almond milk ice creams, but this stuff was beyond creamy, which is crazy for a vegan ice cream! Best part is, it’s sweetened naturally (with agave nectar) and all the fat is from aΒ healthyΒ plant source, coconut. Never again will I shy away from a coconut product!

Best WIAW: Secret Nutrition Edition

Looks like dessert, but is secretly packed with antioxidants and potassium!

I love switching up my WIAW posts from the typical everything-I-ate-today kinds, and this was really fun to research all the health benefits behind some of my favorite foods. Look for another similar post soon!

Do you like coconut or coconut milk products? What’s your favorite Olympics event to watch?

18 thoughts on “Best of…June!

  1. I’m stoked for the Olympica too! Men’s swimming is pretty nice if you catch my drift haha πŸ˜‰
    You had some amazing posts in June, I can’t wait to see what July brings!

  2. I love coconut,but it’s still a bit tricky for me to eat because of the saturated fat content… Stupid,I know,but I’m working on it!
    I am so proud of you for trying that ice cream,anyhoo – what a great step into the right direction,girl,you’re awesome! πŸ™‚

  3. I’ve never actually had coconut milk ice cream but that looks delicious (the food in your posts pretty much always does though). I’m glad you don’t fear it anymore too, it’s important to remember anything is okay in moderation and totally cutting things out due to fears doesn’t help us live our lives fully.

    I love, love, love the Olympics too! Can’t wait for them and have been watching the trials πŸ™‚

    • I love what you said there about moderation! I am so sick of constantly depriving myself of things I want, just because I deem them as unhealthy or scary or whatever.

      I’ve been watching the trials too! I’m always so amazed by how talented everyone is at their sport.

  4. caloricandcrazy says:

    How fun! Your b-day is the same day as the Olympics opening ceremonies!
    I love watching the gymnastics, diving, and random sports like handball and fencing, haha.

  5. Yay for conquering a fear food! And I hope that you can use your new WIAWs to realize that there’s nutritional value in pretty much every food and everything is good for you, especially in your current condition. While I like July well enough when I’m in Germany (or last summer in Bar Harbor, ME) here in NYC or at home in Greensboro, NC, it’s actually my LEAST favorite month. I can’t stand this heat, I just want it to be over! But happy almost birthday. No more of this ED rubbish in your 20s, right? πŸ™‚

  6. I’m totally pumped for the Olympics. It is going to be epic. I look forward to volleyball and basketball since I play volleyball and I love basketball. Also just can’t wait to check out all the hotness that is the athletes lol I always love your favorites posts because I always get to find out new things and food items.

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