Make your own almond milk

Almond milk

I recently started making my own almond milk to make with smoothies and matcha lattes and I honestly can’t see myself ever going back to a store bought version. I was always picky with the brands I purchased as a lot of them would give me headaches and brain fog, which is what motivated me to start making my own! I’ve actually stated spending less money out on matcha lattes because I prefer my own milk now, which is another plus since they can cost you around $7 here in NY.

This is the recipe that I use but feel free to modify if you would like an unsweetened version:

yields 5 servings

  • 1c whole almonds (soaked overnight in cold water or in hot water for a few hours, strained after)
  • 5c filtered water
  • 2 dates
  • 1 cap of vanilla extract

Blend on high for 1-2 minutes and then strain using a nut bag, the one that I purchased on Amazon is here.

NOTE: If you don’t like almonds or are allergic, feel free to substitute for your favorite nut or use a mix of them. I’ve used cashews before and it tasted just as good!





How I drink 200+ oz of water a day

Hi everyone!

A question that I get asked a lot is how I drink so much water and if there are there any benefits from doing so! On most days I consume between 169-220 oz of water depending on how busy I am, if I am traveling, and how I am feeling that day. I try to drink as much water as possible because I feel and look better when I do so. Some of the benefits are clearer skin, mental clarity, and weight loss. Studies have shown that drinking water first thing in the morning helps boost your metabolism! When you’re drinking a lot of water it helps flush out any toxins which aids in weight loss, and helps prevent UTIs and yeast infections. Staying hydrated also acts as an appetite suppressant until you are actually hungry.

Some easy ways to consume more water is drinking when you first wake up and before you go to bed. I always keep water bottles (16.9 oz) by my bed and chug 2 of them when I first wake up and 3-4 before I go to sleep. With each meal I have at least 1 bottle and drink around 50 oz when I go to the gym.

If drinking 200 oz is too much for you, try keeping water by your bed to have first thing in the morning and at night. Gradually increase the amount you drink with each meal and when you work out. You will feel healthier and be happy with the results!









Women Who Inspire Me

Women Who Inspire Me

I’ve been feeling really inspired by some powerful, bad-ass women lately which I think is important since women don’t get enough credit in this world. I’ve always considered myself a feminist but wasn’t too involved in women’s issues until this past year. Women’s rights are continuously being threatened and it’s important that we unite to prevent this from happening.

Some of the women I admire are:


michelle obama

Michelle Obama for 2020? During the 8 years she served as FLOTUS she championed for children and women’s rights and did so gracefully. In 2015 the Obamas created Let Girls Learn to help adolescent girls around the world gain a quality eduction. Education was a passion project for the Obamas during their tenure and rightfully so as they are both well educated.  Michelle is the most educated First Lady, with two Ivy League degrees, graduating cum laude from Princeton and later Harvard Law School.

Through her campaign Let’s Move!, she helped combat childhood obesity by getting children to eat healthier and be more active. Michelle is also co-founder of Joining Forces, an initiative that gives vets and their families the tools to succeed through employment, education and health services.

In addition to her many achievements in and out of the White House, Michelle’s ability to stay vigilant and take the high road when politics turned ugly will be part of her lasting legacy.



Emma Watson is doing a lot. In addition to being a super talented actress she is the UN Women’s Global Goodwill Ambassador and has used her platform to advocate for both girls and women’s rights around the world. Emma’s also served as an advocate for the HeForShe campaign in promoting gender equality. She has also worked to promote fair trade and organic clothing and served as an ambassador for Camfed International, a movement to educate girls in rural Africa. Last year Emma created a feminist book club, Our Shared Self, to continue learning about equality and women’s issues. This year she created The Press Tour , an Instagram account that chronicles her eco-friendly and sustainable looks that she wears when she is doing press.



Gal Gadot is an Israeli actress, model, singer, martial artist, and former soldier. She had the badass role as Wonder Woman and completely killed it. This Jewish beauty is a self proclaimed feminist and once said that “whoever is not a feminist is a sexist”. Agreed.



Eileen Kelly might be a modern day Carrie Bradshaw. She’s a sex educator and founder of killerandasweetthang, an account for millennials to openly discuss sex and other coming of age issues that weren’t properly talked about in your high school sex ed class. Eileen uses the digital age to explore her sexuality but better yet, let readers know that it is okay to be sexual. Take a scroll through her feed and you’ll find the raw, unfiltered content that weren’t in your textbooks.


Who inspires you?