Monday Eating in Orange CountyJul 14, 2021
I spent my Monday exploring Irvine and Orange County, so fun!!!
For breakfast, I had a green juice from Erewhon Market that I got yesterday. The mint was such a refreshing way to start the day. Naturally, I had to go on the hunt for an organic acai bowl and finally found one from a local smoothie place that uses no concentrated juices, no pasteurized juices, no coloring, no diluting, no added sugar, no added preservatives, no frozen fruit, and no artificial coloring or flavoring.
I stopped at Mothers Market to get a Nellys Organics bar and some chocolate to have on hand. I also grabbed some other things for the day. Nelly's Organics creates vegan, 100% organic products that also contain no forms of additives and preservatives! Additionally, they have so many flavors; such as caramel nougat, chunky almond butter, coconut, double chocolate, german chocolate, nutty nougat, peanut butter and coconut, and peanut butter quinoa. I also picked up a Heavenly Organics Mint Chocolate Honey Patties!! Their products are made with simple ingredients, 100% organic, and the perfect on-the-go sweet snack. The Mint Chocolate Honey Patties are gluten-free, dairy-free, no added sugar, sustainably produced, uses 100% organic raw white honey, and uses 100% organic dark chocolate. Lastly, I got a treat from Honey Mama's. Their products are all naturally free from refined sugar, soy, eggs, dairy, gluten, and grains. They are made with 5 ingredients: raw organic honey, organic unrefined coconut oil, organic cocoa or cacao powder, himalyan pink salt, and either shredded coconut, sprouted almonds, or organic sesame seeds. I got the lavender flavor this time and it was AMAZING, but their cocoa truffle bars come in NINE different flavors!
Now back to work... Caroline and I had a little "work sesh" outside of the hotel in the beautiful California weather!! We spent time working on The Earth Diet and Liana's Organics! The Earth Diet and its website was created to assist you in living your healthiest life possible in this lifetime. The goal is to be consistently healthy for your entire life, and to nourish your body properly every single day so you can feel good on the inside, and when we are truly healthy on the inside, the outside will reflect that. Similarly, I created Liana's Organics becuase I wanted to introduce a highly unique product that combines time-tested organic ingredients into a powerful and easy-to-consume daily wholefoods dietary supplement that aids in anxiety and focus support.We grabbed dinner at the The Burger Lounge in Irvine. The Burger Lounge uses only grass fed beef and plant based protien burgers...AND they even have plant based milkshakes!! They believe in the "less is more" mentality and focuses on using fewer, more quality ingredients. Additionally, they aim to be as eco friendly as possible and believes in sustainble foods and businesses. I love this location because they have burger lounge as well as Wholefoods and Panini Grill! So many great choices for the whole family so that everyone has something that they want to eat no matter what. We met up with Steph Hendel, the creator of Body Built by Love and more! She encourages women to work with her so that she can help teach that "inner transformation comes first, from there all things are possible, keeping weight off is easy once your inner world is aligned, and that living the life that you want and having the body of your dreams doesnt have to be stressful!" After Burger Lounge, we went to Wholefoods first and got GT's Hard Kombucha. The "hard" kombucha uses a "dual fermentation" process that creates the alcoholic beverage. They dont sacrifce the benefits of kombucha by creating a "hard" version, they found a way to allow you to, as their website says, "celebrate tonight and enjoy tomorrow!"
The best way to end the day was with desser at Pressed Juicery where we got vegan soft serve made with coconut milk and dates!