Clean Fit Box – NOV Pumpkin Energy Ball Recipe

This month I got to try out the Vegetarian Clean Fit Box.  Clean Fit Boxes promise no junk, only clean fit foods. My diet consist of both being vegetarian as well as gluten free. Luckily for me all the products in the November box suited my diet restrictions. It came with an array of 5-7 samples, full size items and a monthly recipe. This month the recipe was for Pumpkin Spice Energy Balls which contained the Glean Pumpkin Flour (Full Size) that came in the box. My two favorite products were both the  Glean Pumpkin Flour as I never knew it existed before this and the Artisana Organic Raw Walnut Butter. All the products were things I would like and perfectly curated for my likening. I am the type of person who buys what they like and doesn’t necessarily try new products, so sampling these definitely helped me find some knew things to look out for on my next grocery shop. Clean Fit Box has 3 choices of boxes: Original, Gluten Free and Vegetarian. They come in Single, monthly and yearly subscriptions to fit everyones needs. I think this would be a great gift for yourself or a family member to get them to try new products to help them find things they might like!

Picture: (Left) Udi’s Gluten Free Toast x Artisana Organic Raw Walnut Butter x Sliced Banana x Cinnamon

Picture: (Right) Pumpkin Energy Ball Recipe (In November Box) using the Glean Gluten Free Pumpkin Flour – I made the recipe my own by adding unsalted sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds to the mix.

Check them out:

Instagram: @Clean.Fit_Box

Facebook: Clean Fit Box

 

Sea to Sky Inner Fire Collection

Screen Shot 2017-09-26 at 3.26.05 PM.png My Inner Fire has just launched there new Sea to Sky Line with 6 new designs. The designs range in colors with white, black and all the shades of blue imageable. You can get the new range in yoga leggings, capris, shorts and sport bras. I think this is my favorite collection yet with design factor. Although I do not have my hands on the collection yet I have already placed my order for a set of leggings / sport bra in the Woodland print to review on both my blog and Insta stories once it arrives.

Shop the Collection Here!

In other news this weekend Detroit is hosting the Wanderlust 108 this coming weekend on October 1st. Wanderlust will be hosting a mindful 5k and an outdoor yoga experience you will never forget! This year it will be hosted on Belle Isle in Cricket Park. There will be all sorts of yoga seminars, craft vendors, healthy organic snacks and Dj’s on the MainStage. If your not busy this weekend grab a ticket and check out the Wanderlust x Adidas shop. I won’t have my Sea to Sky gear in yet from My Inner fire, but I will definitely be rocking on of my Palm night Leggings and sports bra from the Gypsea Soul Summer Collection! If you see me, don’t be shy and come say hello!

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Help give back with Wanderlust 108 for every registration purchased, Wanderlust will donate $1.08 to No Kid Hungry to help feed healthy meals to kids in need.

More event info ==> wanderlust.com/108-events/detroit

Will be wearing the Palm Night Print (On Right) for wanderlust 108!

Inner Fire Gypsea Soul Collection

Inner Fire Gypsea Soul Collection

Inner Fire has been my go to yoga wear brand for about the last year now. They just launched their spring Gypsea Soul Collection which is super exciting not only because of the new prints, but since they added not one but two new styles of sports bras to their line! This collection is made to grasp beauty, the power of the ocean inspired by the sea and island life. From day one I always loved matching my clothes and my workout wear sets. The new line includes 6 new designs available in shorts, capris, leggings and two types of sports bras. They also have a few new tops witch whimsical designs too. I still am a big fan of how high quality the inner fire products are even after multiple wears and washings. I have very high expectations for their new yoga bras and cannot wait for my order with the new line to arrive. If you like what you see on the Inner Fire website make sure to use my discount code “Cortis15” and you will receive 15% off your entire purchase!I am so lucky to have discovered Inner Fire and not only love their products, but love being a part of the Inner Fire family as an Inner Fire Luminary. I will keep you posted on when my first package arrives and will do an updated review. I will also be posting photos with the collection on my Instagram so keep an eye out!

Here are a few of my top Picks from the Collection:

  1. Palm Nights- Explore Bra $54
  2. Palm Sunset- Capri $68
  3. Palm Night- Soul Short $38
  4. Palm Sunset- Move Bra $49
  5. Lotus Mood- Yoga Tank Top $28
  6. Crystal Dream- Explore Bra $54
  7. Ocean Dream- Leggings $72

 

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We Are One Sangha Movement 

 

1. Where are you from and your ancestry?

I am from Metro Detroit, Michigan. I am Czech, Maltese & Navajo Indian!

2. What does yoga community mean to you?

I recently became an Inner Fire Luminary and not only becoming a brand ambassador for brand I became part of a positive yogi lifestyle community. I’ve gotten learn new things about my other Luminary family as well as about myself. Getting positive comments and messages encouraging me to keep going from My Inner Fire Family. I love being able to connect with people who have similar goals, vibes and active lifestyles like me.

3. How does yoga bring us together?

I believe yoga brings us together by helping us keep an open mind about different ways to stay active and fit. You can do all different types of yoga like classes, partner yoga, biran sessions etc. There are so many different types of yoga there is something for everyone. I also believe you can’t truly know someone until you know yourself. You can start learning about your self by upping your self awareness with yoga. Yoga has really helped me by learning to calm my anxiety to help relax my mind and body. I am one of those people who is always having a million thoughts per second and never can turn my mind off. After putting yoga more frequently into my workout regimen I have noticed that I can do things I never thought possible. In the end its all about making that first step to go to that yoga class you might be nervous to attend or making it a regular routine even if its only for 10 minutes a day. Make that first step and it will make all the difference in your life. I was recently visiting my grandma down in Daytona Beach, FL and I had just received my first Inner Fire Apparel package. As I was trying on the outfits I had gotten my grandma came in and was telling me how adorable they were. She also mentioned how it reminded her that she’s always wanted to try going to a yoga class in her sub division, but she was too nervous that she was too nervous about her age and never trying it before. Luckily I was down there for 2.5 weeks so I was able to surprise book us into a class one Tuesday morning. I didn’t tell her until the night before. After the class the next day my grandma was so happy she went. She was so happy that she had me to give her that extra push she needed to attend her first class that she was in tears of joy. She now attends a weekly class in her community and it makes her so happy to be a part of such a positive learning community.

Instagram: @Myinnerfire

Twitter: @Innerfirelife

#WeAreOneSangga #WeAreOne #MyInnerFire

Save 15% on your next Inner Fire Purchase with the code “CORTIS15”. All you need to do is apply the code when you check out!

Female For Life Activewear

One thing I am very passionate about is living a healthy lifestyle. That means being active, positive and eating healthy. When I discovered the brand Female For Life I was instantly intrigued by the positive self & body image the brand portrayed and the values that it had. Unlike other brands Female For Life caters for your body and not your size. Sourcing sexy and sassy activewear to fit your every need. I was lucky enough to receive a set to try out for myself! I got to review the Basic Sports Bra top and the Fashionista Workout Leggings. I was overly surprised at how high quality the material was that they used and how well made the pieces were. Once I tried them on they fit my body perfectly accentuating my best features. There designs range from size 6- 24 so there is something for everyone. They even provide a Body Shape and Type calculator to help you determine what would fit your body the best in my case I was a petite bottom and sexy top size.You can shop for you body by determining which style fits you best Petite, Sexy, Curvy, Voluptuous and Bella. The leggings were so soft to touch and actually not see through which is a big plus! The seams on the clothing laid very flat and were non itchy or irritating which is something I look for when shopping for my activewear. I rate them very high for the handmade quality and comfortable design putting them at the same caliber league with the well known LuluLemon but at more affordable prices. Female For life sources their materials globally finding the best fabrics to keep you cool and comfortable. Sourcing the handmade styles from a group of 5 dedicated men and women in a family ran business on the outskirts of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. They specialize in Activewear ranging from Yoga, Gym and Sportswear. They are a %100 Owned and operated Australian company that care about the Community and Environment. Make Sure to check them out and give them a follow on their socials!

My Top 6 Favorites Wish List from Female For Life

  1. High Rise Leggings Long Pants $91.97
  2. Basic Sports Bra Top (White)  $36.49
  3. Smart Sports Jacket $106.57
  4. Leopard Leggings  $72.99
  5. Textura Yoga Leggings $84.67
  6. BellaBeat Leaf (Rose Gold) $160.59

 Instagram: @femaleforlife_activewear

Twitter: @femaleforlife

Website: https://www.femaleforlife.com.au

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Top: Female For Life x Basic Sports Bra Top (Black) $36.99

Bottoms: Female For Life x Fashionista Workout Leggings $73.99

Shoes: Adidas x ZX Flux Primeknit $129.99 

Smoothie Bowl

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Basic Recipe:

  • 3-5 : Ripe Chopped Frozen Bananas
  • 1/2 Cup : Any Fruit (can be fresh or frozen)
  • 1/4 Cup : Oats (to keep you full longer)
  • 1 Tablespoon : Chia Seeds
  • 1 Teaspoon of: Maca Powder, Acai Powder  (Optional)
  • Add Almond Milk or Coconut Water to desired consistency

Toppings I like to add are:

Goji Berries, Fresh Fruit, Gluten Free Granola, Coconut Chips, Cacao Nibs, Spirulina Powder

Also, I want to thank Nutriseed UK for letting me try a variety of there Superfoods! Check out their  website for all- natural, raw, non GMO nutritious ingredients!

My Blender: Ninja Mega Kitchen System 

Nutriseed UK : Acai Powder  / Chia Seeds / Goji Berries