I made green dough and food coloring wasn’t involved! This recipe was approved by my little brother. He’s totally not little. He’s younger but much taller, that’s all. You’ll probably see him on my channel from time to time. Watch me make this delicious pizza! Otherwise recipe is down below…

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Prep time: 10 min. Cook time: 10 min. Total time: 20

Crust ingredients: 


Toppings ingredients:

  • sliced olives
  • sliced mushrooms
  • spinach
  • thinly sliced onion
  • 2-3 tbs American cheddar cheese
  • 2-3 tbs Feta cheese
  • 1 tbs ground flaxseed (what I use)/chia seed blend (what I use)
  • 1 tbs hemp seeds (what I use)
  • 1 tbs MCT oil (what I use)

I used toppings I had available and put however much veggies I wanted. I would totally have used mozzarella if I had any. I prefer basil pesto over tomato sauce because it’s usually 2 g of sugar or less. Use whatever toppings you like. This keto vegetarian pizza is 1 serving. Enjoy!



  1. Pour crust ingredients into food processor until evenly mixed.
  2. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  3. Knead the dough for a good minute or two on parchment paper.
  4. With another sheet of parchment paper, use rolling pin to evenly flatten out dough to your desired shape.
  5. Lightly brush melted butter on baking pan and crust before adding toppings.
  6. Bake for 10 min.

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DETOX To Kickstart Weight Loss

DETOX. There’s no better way. You gotta get that water weight off first, then you’ll see exactly how much fat you’re dealing with. Makes sense right? Most dietitians and nutritionists suggest detoxifying the body before embarking on any new diet for many reasons. Doing detox allows the diet to work even better, balancing pH levels could fix any indigestion problems, and among many others, I would just like to add that you would probably be more successful losing fat by tackling water retention first. I believe you’d likely be more optimistic about your progress if you acknowledge that feeling of being bloated is caused by factors such as overconsumption of simple carbs.

DID YOU KNOW THAT WHEAT PARTICULARLY WHITE BREAD BLOCKS THE ABSORPTION OF NUTRIENTS….NUTRIENTS THAT COULD AID IN YOUR WEIGHT LOSS? I’ve never been diagnosed with gluten intolerance, but my body is just so good at telling me how bad it is for me. See if you can give up grains and wheat for at least a week, and in that same week I dare you to go VEGAN. For one week. Just one. While you’re at it, try this simple DETOX. See what wonders it could do for you. I lost 4 pounds in the first week alone. I believe it’s mostly water and maybe some old junk in the trunk. 🙂 But look at my rolls that have melted away! Watch my video on why cleansing the body is so important (esp. if you’re a woman).

Aside from weight loss, here’s a host of other benefits.

My one week weight loss progress: I lost 4 pounds doing detox as a vegan.
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Look at that before and after! The first row of pictures was taken January 1st, 2018 and right below was exactly seven days later, January 7th, 2018. Can someone give me a pat on my back fat? I didn’t start out overly overweight, but I’m glad I got rid of as much as I could. But guess what?! I actually did it without breaking a sweat! I didn’t exercise. Here’s what I drank once, every day for an entire week. Enough said.

GREEN SMOOTHIE DETOX – (raw vegan, non GMO, gluten-free, soy-free)


  • handful of spinach or kale
  • a bunch of cilantro (about 10 to 15)
  • 1/3 – 1/4 cucumber (large) or 2-3 Persian cucumbers (small)
  • 1/2 or whole lemon (juice), 1/2 for less tang
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 1/2 slice ginger
  • 1 tbs ground flaxseed (what I use)/chia seed blend (what I use)
  • 8 oz water
  • stevia (optional, preference)
  • ice (optional)
  • 1 tbs psyllium husk (optional, what I’ve used in the past)
  • 1 serving of aloe vera juice (optional, what I’ve used in the past)


  1. Pour all ingredients into a blender and set to smoothie (what I use)
  2. Enjoy!

Like this detox? Be sure to follow My Weight Loss Journey on PinterestIf you are trying my diet, pin this to WEEK 1 – KETO VEGAN RECIPES/DETOX.

NOTE: I usually put 2 tbs of stevia but I’ll be switching to erythritol sometime soon. I like to put ice cubes after blending, right before I’m ready to drink it. The heavier you are, the more weight you should expect to lose within that first week alone.

The blender I use most of the time is Blendtec. Thank the Lord for parents! I have been so blessed with blenders. I’ve never once bought one for myself. I always seem to attract them into my life as presents. But if I had done more research on blenders before they made the purchase, I would have convinced them to get the Vitamix instead. This is the best if you’re the type who can’t stand bits and grits in your smoothie. I remember when my parents got the Jack Lalanne Juicer. I’m absolutely sure my transition to vegetarianism influenced them to buy it. I lasted 15 years on that diet and loved that machine, but it’s been living in the garage for the past 8 years now. Juicing’s not good enough. If you’re your own health advocate you should know. The good stuff is in skin! If you don’t enjoy grainy bits in your super greens smoothie, or you don’t have the best quality blender in the world, don’t make that a reason to miss out on fiber! Here’s something you can do about it.

STEP 1: Use a strainer.

STEP 2: Dump all that nutrient-dense goodness down the drain or feed it to your plants as fertilizer. 🙂

STEP 3: Pour a serving of Benefiber back into the detox! Now you’ve got yourself a healthy drink that’s actually a smoothie. 😉

I am currently 105 pounds. My goal weight is 100. I think it’s perfect for my height. I’m 5 feet by the way, if you were curious, and I would also like to gain 5 pounds of some nice, firm muscle, particularly on my butt. I don’t know why my sister and I didn’t inherit our mother’s naturally, chunky heinie while our younger brother did. I guess I better do a bajillion squats than I often pray for a dream body.

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Gratitude is a Saving Grace

Ever felt like you were just stuck in the dumps? All you had to do was snap out of it. Easier said than done. But the moment you start praising the Lord, something amazing happens. Your soul begins to feel alive again. Condemnation is just a feeling, it’s a state. But God remains. Unchanged. The good Lord fills you with conviction. Don’t forget you were made for worship. It’s for His glory, but He loves you so much so He created a way for you to be uplifted as well. Praise His name. Gratitude follows.


Colossians 3:15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.

1 Corinthians 15:27 But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Thessalonians 15:16-18 Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

NOTE: This will be a future devotional and/or vlog series.

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ZERO Carb Lunch

Lunch: YAM NOODLES aka SHIRATAKE aka KONJAC, in basil pesto w/ MCT oil, hemp seeds, & ground flaxseed/chia seed blend. 0 carbs. 2 min. to prepare.

I’m taking a break from doing my weekly WEIGHT LOSS UPDATE vlogs, because I don’t want to get obsessed w/ my weight. But I’ll keep focusing on food, sharing recipes, & doing WHAT I EAT IN A DAY vids. SW: 124. CW: 104. GW: 💯 This week I’m an OVO-LACTO VEGETARIAN. I eat around my menstrual cycle. SUBSCRIBE to my channel Start Today Repeat Tomorrow to learn more about how I’m losing weight.

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If you have been following me on Start Today Repeat Tomorrow, this video is not late, but the upload is…watch it now. This is the second time I’m circuiting on my diet (2nd month), beginning again as a RAW VEGAN. I will probably recreate this pretty bowl of goodness  next month (March) when I circuit a third time! Next week I transition to VEGETARIANISM.

My greens powder is unpalatable. I hate to waste though. So I mask the nasty with cacao, and this dish is chocolatey!! It’s definitely not your typical smoothie bowl. It’s more of a pudding bowl. It’s perfect for those who want to incorporate more veggies and are running out of ideas. Here is the recipe if you would like to try it yourself.

RAW VEGAN SUPER GREENS & CACAO PUDDING BOWL. Dairy free, gluten-free, non GMO, organic, soy-free, raw vegan. <3

Prep time: 5 min. Total time: 5-10 min. 

Pudding ingredients :

Toppings ingredients:



  1. Mix pudding ingredients in a blender.
  2. Pour into bowl.
  3. Decorate however you like!

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Ok, listen to me…have you ever wondered why no matter how much you exercise or how well you try to eat healthy, the extra baggage just won’t leave your poor body alone? I think believe most diets out there are actually making it more difficult for you keep it off for good. Why? A LOT OF THEM DO NOT PUT HORMONES INTO PERSPECTIVE. One diet might not work for another person. Males and females are so biologically different. And to narrow it down even more, the differences of one female’s makeup from another makes them even more intricately unique.

I’ve actually lost more than 10 pounds since December, but I began my count down the start of 2018, and exactly a month later, I’ve lost an even 10! I created something. Something that could work for every woman. Well maybe not all, but possibly all menstruating women who struggle with weight. I focus on balancing hormones by balancing nutrients. And I am losing weight. My sister also lost weight. Even my mom, who is menopausal tried my diet for 1 month and she lost weight….yet not as significantly as me and my sister’s results. But I know I’ve hit something big and it could change the way many women diet. I just need more guinea pigs. But anyway, great year so far. I thought I’d share my month-long journey into weight loss…….




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It’s been so long. I know I’ve abandoned my blog. Forgive me. I just edited my About Me too explaining this. I sound redundant. But I’m back. If you care. Or if you don’t I really don’t mind. 🙂 I started this years ago and I just can’t not use it ever again. It’s always nice to have something to call your own. I think I’m finally starting to think more like a mom, even though I don’t have any kids. This is my baby. I need to nurture it. I think God would really like that. He was the one who prompted me to start this anyway. So yes, Im back. I’m alive or at least trying to survive. Life got busy. Reading some of my old posts makes me crack up. I’ve gone and deleted ones that just sound immature. Err. I’m still growing and every year gets better and better. What matters is I keep walking in faith and part of that is keeping up with this blog. I’m so glad 2018 has been great towards me so far. I’m learning to expand in ways I only dreamed in the past. And having this blog will push me to share the Lord’s goodness. I’m grateful. And so should you, for whatever circumstance you might be in, know that it only takes gratitude for the things you already have, because with God all things are possible. While I’ve been gone, on my free time, I would read so much on health because I knew I wasn’t living my best. I’m always led to the cold truth that my relationship with Christ is directly related to my overall wellbeing, and the topic of health has definitely stepped up on my list of values. So I’ve been doing a lot of independent research, specifically concerning women’s health. If you are only following this blog because of the Christian-based content, you might want to unsubscribe. I would just like to warn you that I’m incorporating all things related to diet/weight loss (recipes, tips, and health in general). I will be sharing my weight loss journey in hopes of helping many other women struggling to lose unwanted weight. Lastly, I am a portrait artist who has committed to using my talent not just when I feel like drawing or painting. I’ve been blessed to appreciate detail in everything and with this gift, how can I suppress it? I’ll be posting all my artwork here. Check out my GALLERY. So that’s me for now. I hope you all are doing great this year. And I pray you receive blessings every day. BE BLESSED! 🙂

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Being humble is good. It brings you to places that has your mind and heart expecting peace…not expecting in a way that you think you deserve it, but instead expecting in a way that it’s just there and it’s free. And not many know this or is even aware it’s there, but you feel special cause you see it and understand it. At that point, it’s more of a gift than it is free. The peace of God is joy and love, and in it there is freedom. You have to help people understand this. There’s much peace by meeting Him halfway, by approaching Him in humility, by surrendering completely. But don’t waste this gift of knowledge and not tell a soul.

Matthew 11:28-30 Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.

I was sent a message for one of the posts I made in my other blog, which was also about humility. He told me to define “humble” because he says he didn’t believe many people truly understand humility. I will eventually make a vlog discussing more on this topic. But anyway, I thought I’d refer to an older post I made, thanks to an anonymous prayer request. Here’s my thoughts on humility and more.


I’ve been struggling with a certain sin pattern in my life for a long time now, and no matter how many times I try to give it over to God, I end up falling back into it eventually. It’s doing a number on my anxiety, and I just feelhopeless and far from God. A friend told me I should talk to someone she knows about it, but I’m just not sure I’m ready to do that. I’d really appreciate some prayer, and maybe some advice on what to do if you’ve got any. (Sorry it’s kinda vague…)

No worries, thank you for this! 🙂 A sin is a sin. Sins will always present anxiety/fear sooner or later. There is no greater sin God detests over another because the point is He always wants us to repent and confess whatever wrong it was we did. It’s for our own good so that we move on with peace. See how much He loves us? Prayer is suppose to bring you back to humility, hence  ACTS – adoration (praise), confession, thanksgiving, and supplication (special requests). In prayer, anything you ask for should often be towards the end or at the end. I say often because if you’re not already yet in a state of surrender/humility, it will be hard to reach the heart of God, but if you already are humble before you ask, then more likely than not your prayers will be answered sooner than later. God wants you to grow in humility first before asking Him anything. Know the difference between weakness and humility. Weakness, believe it or not has pride in it. It is based on the thought and feeling we have because we believe we are not strong enough. You can magnify your weakness by feeding into that belief, which will only strengthen your “weakness”. Humility is acceptance of whatever you have good or bad and trusting God with it. We are not perfect for a reason, we’ll always make mistakes, and that reason is because the Lord wants us to call on Him in our desperation. It’s a reminder that He’s God and we’re not. I believe that when a person struggles with the same sin over and over again, it’s in His will that they are going through it. That is your test/trial. How will you handle it? Some might believe God is punishing them, or it’s karma, or it’s just life and you have to deal with it, or they might not even really think much because they are so deep into sin. He will put the person in the same situation time and time again until they approach God or in some cases approach Him a different way. Try ACTS and ask Him at the end to help you transform your mind, to help you see that your situation with the same sin are trials. It puts importance on praise and thanks rather than going to Him with your sin being the thing that’s magnified. Focus on Him, not on yourself, and the natural thing that happens next is a deep humility to surrender and give up your sins, turning away from them in complete faith. There is power in the name of Jesus. Pray and mention His name often. Put importance on the relationship between the Son and the Father. I believe we get stuck in our sins because we have lost the significance of the connection between them. God sent His Son to die for you. He died at the Cross and was resurrected to be with the Father. When He joined God in Heaven, He took our sins with Him and His Father dealt with them. ALL SINS OF THE WORLD WERE FORGIVEN, PARDONED, PAID FOR, BECAUSE GOD’S SON DYING FOR YOU AND ME WAS ALL IN HIS WILL. NO ONE CAN DO ANYTHING TO UNDO THAT. THAT WAS ALL GOD’S DOING, HE SENT JESUS FOR THAT VERY PURPOSE. WE ARE THEN LEFT TO ACCEPT THAT PERFECT GRACE WHICH IS CHRIST INTO OUR HEARTS AGAIN AND AGAIN AS MANY TIMES AS WE MUST EVERY HOUR, EVERY DAY AND BE LIKE JESUS, WHO WAS JUST THE EXAMPLE GOD KNEW WE NEEDED. OUR OLD LIVES MUST DIE WITH OUR SINS EACH TIME WE ACCEPT CHRIST BECAUSE WHEN WE ACCEPT CHRIST WE ALSO BECOME ONE IN THE FATHER JUST AS HE WAS UNITED WITH HIM. WE CAN’T COME TO THE FATHER WITHOUT FIRST ACCEPTING CHRIST (John 14:6). YOU WILL FEEL MUCH CLOSER TO GOD THE MORE YOU STRIVE TO LIVE WITH THE CHARACTERISTICS OF JESUS BECAUSE HE IS THE WAY THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE. IF YOU KNOW JESUS, THEN YOU KNOW THE FATHER (John 14:9). If you accept Christ you will do whatever it takes not to take God’s Grace for granted and also not take advantage of it. When you accept Christ you’re accepting God’s Grace. Get in the habit of accepting Him into your heart every morning and truly mean it so that your mind magnifies God’s revealed truth about His Son….you’re reminding yourself that JESUS IS GOD’S GRACE. WE DON’T DESERVE HIM BUT HE WAS SENT ANYWAY. Every time you obey Him on the basis of His Grace, He is proud of you. That is a blessing because it should grant your heart joy and peace for being in harmony with Him. And if you fall into the same sin again, repeat the process ACTS and in His time you’ll get better and better at turning away. I believe that anxiety is the result of a divided heart. Make sure you’re not making certain situations, thoughts, and things more important than God. Anything that  doesn’t point to Him is a distraction. He must be behind your every motive. Whatever you entertain in your mind and in your life is what you end up worshipping over Him. Pay close attention to the things you feed your mind and body. FOCUS ON HIM. A couple years ago I found out the word integrity comes from “integer” meaning whole and complete, not a fraction. Integrity is found in wholeness, in being one with God. It’s only in being one with Him you will find true peace and joy and faith and confidence to overcome your giants. PRAY THROUGHOUT THE DAY, OBEY CONSISTENTLY.

       (my prayer…)

Heavenly Father, we worship You, the God who frees us from ourselves. Be magnified in our minds, be glorified in our hearts, be exalted in Your will, to which we surrender faithfully. Lord God, we praise Jesus, thank You for His holiness, thank You that You chose us to be Your servants, that we might give up our ways of pleasing ourselves to devote a life of honoring You. Father, I lift up my friend who seeks to live that life of freedom, I point them to You. Every morning, the life You grace them with, breathe Your Spirit into their soul so that they rise and walk with the life You meant for them live. Lord, give them Your willpower, so they seek to find a strength that matches Jesus’ to go after Your heart in all they do and say. Reveal to them the beauty that is in Your heart, so they strive to offer theirs in place for humility. Forgive them Father for all they have done to pollute their heart and show them how easily You have removed all impurity and fears because of surrendering to You. I ask that You help them to focus on praising You and magnifying that perfect heart of Yours so that in their desire for more of You, they allow theirs to be shaped and molded continually. And however You are going to do that, let their minds be also transformed to trust that in all situations and circumstances, You are there guiding them no matter what. Lord, I lift up all those that return to the same sins. In Your power break their addictions, teach them the ways of Jesus because it’s His heart full of character we want to reflect. We call on You, our ever-present help, please convict us loudly in our hearts when temptation is near to offer that time to You. In Jesus name, I pray, Amen.

1 Corinthians 10:13 “No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and He will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation He will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.”

1 John 3:6-7 “No one who abides in Him keeps on sinning; no one who keeps on sinning has either seen Him or known Him. Little children, let no one deceive you. Whoever practices righteousness is righteous, as He is righteous.”

2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”

Acts 8:22 Repent, then, of this evil plan of yours, and pray to the Lord that He will forgive you for thinking such a thing as this.

Matthew 3:8 Do those things that will show that you have turned from your sins.

Proverbs 11:3 The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity.

1 Peter 1:13 So prepare your minds for action and exercise self-control. Put all your hope in the gracious salvation that will come to you when Jesus Christ is revealed to the world. 

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God’s Will

Proverbs 3:4-6 – Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

I’m learning to trust in God with all my heart all over again. Too often I grow with pride and sometimes I’m so blind thinking I’m still following Him when I’m not. Instead I’m following my emotions. It’s important I stay highly focused on Him, I need to yield every second. His will is for me to discover it no matter how many times it takes. His will will bring me to obey Him.

It’s easier prayed than done, and it truly is a challenge for some not to give in to their human emotions. But if we learn to use negative feelings as triggers to go straight to the Lord in prayer, we can prevent so many regrets, and broken relationships. Falling off the narrow path is the result of leading ourselves based on what we think is better for us. Yet the Lord Almighty loves us so relentlessly that He will not allow us to keep going without His discipline. And whenever we return, He will not allow us to keep going without the strength and faith we asked for.

I believe so many of us get anxious figuring out what God’s will is as if to say there is a general idea/plan He has for each individual, which He does, but I think it’s a big misconception to put the importance on that. He reveals His will every time we obey. In our journey with Christ, every step we surrender we’re brought closer to the Father, making us one with Him. His will may not always make sense at first, but sooner or later we discover a growing peace and acceptance in the most inner part of our being placed by none other than God. His purpose is for me to take His will and make action based on the faith He’s graced me with and the wisdom that has been learned from that. His will won’t bring me somewhere where He is not also present. But to merely acknowledge Him in every situation is not the same as surrendering to His will. A declaration to the Lord saying, “I obey Your will, please help me now to understand what I should do” is an act of faith where He then has our full attention as He urges us to simply walk by it. His will is always good, otherwise He wouldn’t have created you for it, because your purpose in life is for Him alone, where His love and guidance will never abandon you nor forsake you.


  • Is there any problem I had this past week that made me trust my feelings more than God?
  • Can I try better at handing Him my emotions by confessing right then and there and ask for a desire to recognize the times I have the opportunity to pray?
  • What can I do differently tomorrow to remind me that my faith is more important than my feelings?


Heavenly Father, I praise You and thank You for creating me with emotions, for the person that I was then, the person I am now, and the person that You want me to become. Forgive me for the times I have only focused on my needs and desires and the times I have forgotten to depend on Your vision for me. You love me so much not to leave me as I am and so I thank You for disciplining me by using my emotions to teach me lessons. I ask that you help me use them as a way to refocus on You so that I can remember to trust You and Your will for me and not myself or my ways. Help me to understand and make sense of things that I have a hard time accepting and remind me that Your ways are higher. Lord, help me to rely on Your truth when problems confuse me by doing whatever it takes for me to make things less about me and more about You and help me to desire what You desire for me. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

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