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Truly Sparkling Summer Nights

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There’s nothing better than summer nights and spontaneous moments that make truly special memories. But of course, for the perfect spontaneous moments, you need the perfect beverage in hand! And friends, I’ll be honest with you, warm summer days and nights usually leave me reaching for a cool bevvy to kick my feet up with, but as we all know… not all drinks are created equal. Often times drinks that contain alcohol, contain gluten, and most are full of sugar and calories (I’m not a big calorie counter, but hello alcoholic beverages that are on a caloric overload… goodness!). But don’t you worry, I have a gluten free, crisp, clean, and refreshing Spiked and Sparkling drink to share with you that will up the ante on your summer beverage game!

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Truly Spiked & Sparkling

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So here’s why I love Truly and why I chose to partner with them for this summer season:

  • Truly is a Spiked Sparkling

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Celebrating 100 Years of La Victoria

Gluten-Free Me / Healthy Living / Miscellaneous

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I was extremely honored to be invited to a perfectly beautiful evening celebrating the brand, La Victoria’s 100th Anniversary! To even think of a brand having excelled for that many years while keeping the integrity and foundations that they established as a company 100 years ago is incredible. La Victoria was the pioneer of jarred salsa. In 1917, and to this day they continue to make all of their salsas and sauces with real, simple ingredients. Plus, all of their tomatoes are sourced right here in California! Being in the nutrition world, I appreciate this so much, as the ingredients are jarred at their greatest quality, just as if your Abuela/Grandma might do.

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La Victoria is actually a part of my personal story, so it was an additional honor to be invited to this celebration. When I first went gluten free, I was clueless of what I could even eat, and terrified by the fact that most sauces and even …

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Tenley’s Favorite Simple Coffee Upgrades!

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The fact that I love coffee is no secret! And some are surprised by my daily cup as I work in the holistic health  and wellness world. Coffee isn’t all that bad, but there are a few reasons why I may personally take a break from time to time, or even suggest my clients to slow down their coffee consumption.  (More on that in a future post!) Truth is, over the years, I have made some HUGE changes with how much coffee I consume and what is in my cup.

Upgrading what is in your cup can actually boost your energy even more throughout the day vs. slow you down-which most of our coffee drinks actually do. These simple upgrades can also help you lean out your mid-section, as most of the additions we’re adding into our fancy coffees are slowing down our metabolism… and all those sugary and milky substances like to make themselves at home around that waistline. …

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Iceland: Blue Lagoon

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Into the Blue…
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{Photo by Taylor Leopold}

The Blue Lagoon. The MUST stop in Iceland.

When planning our trip to Iceland I KNEW that somehow we would need to fit in a stop to this geothermal spa. We considered making the stop at the Blue Lagoon as soon as we got off our flights to Iceland, as the airport is near, and it would be a nice way to begin a trip— but a friend that had been before had suggested maybe finishing our time in Iceland with our stop at this famous spa and Icelandic Landmark. So that’s exactly what we did, it was perfect!

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After several days of driving and seeing the breathtaking sites of this magical country, Taylor and I enjoyed a relaxing night at The Blue Lagoon before our next flights and adventures. We soaked in the hot spa water, floated around sipping on wine, enjoyed an unbelievable dinner (completely gluten free for me), covered …

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London: Gluten Free Afternoon Tea

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Dreamy London Days… and a Dream come true for me. Gluten Free Afternoon Tea!

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{Photos by Taylor Leopold}

I had always dreamt of exploring the posh and historic streets of London. And when I say Always, I mean that this was something that I had wanted to do since the day I learned about Princess Diana and the two young princes that I was sure were awaiting my arrival to London just as much as I was excited to get there! 😉 (I had a vivid imagination growing up… let’s be honest, it’s still pretty active.)

When my sweet boyfriend and I began planning our trip to Iceland we realized London would be our gateway stop to our travels that would follow our Iceland trip. This brought a huge smile to my face, realizing I was finally going to get to explore a city that I had forever been fascinated by. And what made this even better is when we …

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Iceland: Horseback Riding & Gluten Free Picnics on Black Sand Beaches

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  The Black Sand Beaches of Vik, Iceland

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Our first day in Iceland was full (read about our first day HERE), but we weren’t about to miss a beat for our second day exploring this beautiful and mystical country. I could say that this day was my favorite, but really, I’ll say that about each day. Iceland is just magical, full of adventure, romantic, and absolutely picturesque.

Day 2 we woke up and hit the road to the black sand beaches of Vik. Day 2 will take a couple posts to share, because yet again, we packed the day full, and kept going into the middle of the night. The first highlight of the day was horseback riding on these black sand beaches, this was something that both Taylor and I had said was something that we wanted to make sure we would do while visiting Vik.

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The Iceland horses are something different. One, they’re everywhere, and they’re super friendly! …

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Iceland: Gluten Free Eats, Endless Sunsets, & Sweet Memories Day One

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{Photo by Taylor Leopold}

“Here’s to the twilight, here’s to the memories. These are my souvenirs, my mental pictures of everything. Here’s to the late nights, here’s to the firelight. These are my souvenirs.”-Switchfoot

How does one even put into words the beauty and magic of Iceland? Honestly. I’ve been home from my beautiful adventure to Iceland for some time now, but I’ve struggled to find the voice that I wanted to have as I shared this with all of you. I want to share the beauty we got to take in over the four days we spent driving across the south part of Iceland! But of course, I want to share with you the Gluten Free Eats we found along the way and any healthy travel upgrades I might have been able to put to use on this adventure.

The sweetest memories come with an adventure like this of course, so luckily I was traveling with my incredibly talented …

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Must Have Travel Snacks

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One of the most frequent questions that I’m asked is about how to eat healthy (or even for me, gluten free) while traveling! It’s a great question as it seems daunting for many to be able to stick to eating for their personal dietary needs or even attempting to stick to their healthy eating practices while traveling, but after several trips full of trial and error (hunger pains to “gluten poisoning” tummy aches), I think I have found some must have travel snacks for domestic and international travel.

I’m highlighting some of my favorite travel snacks/foods that I’ve found work best for me, and even better, my DIY Cleanse business partner, Emily and I have created a full travel guide as one of our many bonuses when you download the cleanse! So if you’ve been waiting for the right moment to download your DIY Cleanse and join our community, I’d say the time is now! 😉 Click HERE for …

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Zoodle Avocado Pesto

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The Perfect Marriage of Green things! I’m a big fan of Pesto and a big fan of Pasta! But there are days that I just want to go about my favorite dishes a little lighter! Because I’m gluten free, if I do pasta I tend to lean towards brown rice pasta, BUT lately I’ve been feeling a little extra bloated which means my body is trying to work something out so I’m steering towards more anti-inflammatory foods, enter in my Zoodles, Zucchini Noodles!! And kicking dairy out is another way to ditch that bloat and inflammation so I made a tasty dinner using Zoodles and my dairy free Avocado Pesto! You can pair with any protein, I went for chicken! You of course don’t have to use my Avocado Pesto to sauce up your fancy little zoodles, all sauces will do!

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I Love You, Pumpkin. Grain Free Pumpkin Pancakes

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Oh, Pumpkin. You bring the fall spirit to life. Your scents, your taste, the warm and fuzzy feelings that brings this season to life. 

Ohhhh… Hey! Just a little love going on between me and my beloved Pumpkin. And really, pumpkin, the orange ooey gooey stuff, not a dreamy tall and handsome fella. 😉 (He’s on my Christmas wish list!)

I could go on about Pumpkin, especially because this magical orange guy is just as wonderful as the Pumpkin in the story of Cinderella! Pumpkin is so nutritiously beneficial, full of antioxidants and vitamins, but enough about that!

Onto the Pancakes!

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