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Announcing… Frida & Me!

Oh, hey there. It’s been awhile! I know, I know, I went a little bit AWOL for a little long while… but I’m back and I have a super exciting announcement! I am beyond thrilled to have launched my new blog and brand, Frida & Me. Honestly, this project has been a long time in the making and I feel like I just gave birth. Frida & Me is a lifestyle blog geared toward conscious living and those who are aiming to better their lives, and the world in which we live.  We will be featuring clean eats, organic and cruelty-free wellness and beauty products, as well as tons of inspiration for you fellow boss babes! We are also launching our very own line of eco-friendly accessories apparel for pooches and their humans.  So please, please head on over and check it out. I’m dying to hear what you think!! And don’t forget to follow us @fridaandme_ for your daily dose of, well, Frida & Me!

xo

Katie Roof Frida & Me

Bite Me: Coconut Crazy

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News flash: I have a new obsession, or rather an old obsession coming to me in a new form…

Anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE coconut. Anything coconut. Everything coconut. Coconut milk, coconut water, coconut flakes, shredded coconut, coconut butter, coconut oil (I literally bathe in it), coconut palm sugar, plain old coconut. Basically, if you’re a coconut in any form… you are totally welcome into my life.

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So, what’s this new obsession? Dang Coconut Chips. Yep, toasted, crunchy, crispy, salty, sweet coconut chips. I’ve tried other coconut chips… but these ones undoubtedly take the cake. They have the perfect taste and the perfect, crunchy consistency. I picked up a bag of these bad boys at Whole Foods the other day and it was love at first site bite. I literally died. Maybe not literally, but pretty freaking close. These are hands down the best things I have ever tasted. Yes, you can incorporate these into your favorite recipes or use them as garnishes but I’m perfectly content eating them straight from the bag.

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Furthermore, coconut is totally AMAZING for you. They are rich in healthy fat and lauric acid. Coconut boosts energy, increases immunity, regulates blood sugar, nourishes the thyroid, and can help cut down on belly fat. ALl of that and they are freaking delish. These coconut chips are gluten free, dairy free, vegan, all natural, non GMO, and all of that other good stuff!! Oh ya, and they contain only three ingredients… no preservatives or nasty chemicals. Woo-hoo!

I seriously dare you to try these and not fall head over heals! & while you’re at it… spill… what’s your favorite healthy snack?

⇣ MORE COCONUT FAVS ⇣

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Biteworthy Skincare

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Let’s talk about skin.

I know… here we go again. Yes, I have a skin obsession! It’s pretty much the first thing I notice about people, I want to know everyone’s skin care secrets ( like, I literally ask randoms what they heck they use on their face to make it look so good ) , and if my skin isn’t looking flawless I freeeaaakkkk. Like crawl into a whole, hide under a blanket, become a hermit, & spend hours on hours researching online.

Lately my skin has been a little… lackluster shall we say. I think it’s ready to shed it’s winter coat. I’m not crazy about going to the derm cuz sorry, but I just don’t think that benzoyl peroxide and popping a pill is the answer to life’s problems… and that’s often what the doctor orders.

Soooooo… I visited my local health food store to see what they had to say. They were raving about this mask, so I had to give it a go!

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Andalou Naturals has an amazing line of skin care. It’s all natural, cruelty free, GMO free, and certified gluten free… score! After testing out The Pumpkin Honey Glycolic Mask I am totally sold. My skin literally looks 20 x better than it did 10 minutes ago. No joke!

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Here’s why this mask is so amaze…

+ Pumpkin is rich in beta carotene. Natural enzymes remove dehydrated cells to brighten and smooth the skin.

+ Manuka honey soothes and heals to clarify and restore balance to the skin.

+ Glycolic Acid acts like a gentle, mini-peel by exfoliating dead cells and impurities.

+ Vitamin C evens tone, boosts collagen production, increases cellular turnover, and fights free radicals.

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I’m so obsessed with this mask that I had to buy the entire brightening line. I’ll keep you guys posted on my favs ;) & I’m dying to know… what are your skincare secrets?!?

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Snack-Time Saviors: Snip Chips

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You probably know by now that Wonderfully Raw makes some of my absolute favorite snacks, so when I received a little package from them I was beyond stoked to find some of my go-to faves and discover some new ones!!

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Let me just say that Snip Chips seriously just took my snacking game to the next level! ← OMG. They’re made of parsnips, coconut ← my fav food in the world , and other delicious, nutritious ingreds. I’m pretty sure I have never eaten a parsnip ( until now ). I’m not even sure what one looks like. I will say, however, that they are super delish.

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Parsnips are high in dietary fiber, folate, omega 3s, potassium, and vitamins C, E, and K. Coconut is my favorite source of healthy fat. It nourishes the thyroid, boosts metabolism, and turns your body into a lean, mean, fat-burning machine. It is super heart healthy, high in fiber, and has a low Glycemic Index, keeping your blood sugar stable and reducing cravings for other, not so healthy treats.

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These snacks are raw, vegan, gluten free, and insanely tasty. Seriously, what more could you ask for?!?

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Real Vs. Steal: Bootie Call

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So, time to spill a dirty little secret. I’m a shoe addict… particularly when it comes to boots. I probably have 25+ pairs of black boots alone, and I’m not sorry about it.

These bad boys are my absolute fav!! They may look a little intense, but I swear they are beyond comfortable and go with literally everything + I kind of feel like Jack Skellington when I wear them which to me is a total plus!

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Yes, these gorgeous UNIF Neo booties are absolutely to die… I know they’re platforms and all, but $215 is a little steep if you ask me <– get it… steep, platforms, k. Oh ya, another ‘lil secret… I ♥ bad puns, lolz.

So back to the shoes. The H&M version is a quarter of the price and wayyyyy cuter IMHO. I’m so obsessed with the front zips, ribbed padding, and chunky soles. Plus, this version is totally vegan & animal friendly <– woo hoo!

So, spill… would you splurge on the real or save with the steal?

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This Snack is Bananas: B.A.N.A.N.A.S.

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Yum! While perusing the aisles of my local Jimbo’s today I found what is sure to become my fave new snack, and the best part is… they’re free! Well, not technically, but they are free of all sorts of yucky things like GMOs, animal products, and gluten {hooray}. Just incase the title didn’t make it crystal clear… I’m talking about bananas [not your run of the mill banana, but perfect little snack packs of dehydrated bananas aka Barnanas]. Bananas are loaded with potassium which makes them the perfect pre-workout snack. They will totally fuel your muscles and keep you super energized. They come in basic banana [which contains one ingredient… BANANAS] and chocolate covered banana [made up of bananas, cocoa, and other all natural organic ingredients] <– yummers! I’ve gotta say… I’ll be indulging in the chocolate ones sparingly, but they serve as a super tasty little treat. You know what they say… buy fresh, buy local, and this company is located right here in La Jolla, CA. So go for it, give ’em a try, and go totally bananas.

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