Be Sweet, Be Hot, and Be Original Kumana Avocado Sauce!

Happy Sunday, kittehs! Last weekend was a complete slice of avocado sauce heaven!  If you have never heard of avocado sauce, you must give Kumana’s Be Sweet, Be Hot, and Be Original vegan avocado sauces a try!  Each bottle is made of 2/3 avocados!

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Kumana’s avocado sauces come in three outstanding flavors: Be Sweet, Be Original, & Be Hot!

Thanks to Live Talent Now I was blessed with the opportunity to model with Kumana at the Natural Products Expo in Anaheim, CA!  Kumana founders, Francisco Pavan (far right, photo below) & Roberto Pavan (far left, photo below), grew up in Venezuela and have incorporated their secret Venezuelan family recipe, chalked full of tasty spices, into their sublime avocado sauces!

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We served up some delicious vegan and non-vegan hors d’oeuvre options topped with Kumana avocado sauce at the Natural Products Expo! | Anaheim, CA | March 10, 2018

If you are on the go x365, you will definitely appreciate how fast you can add some tasty avocado sauce to your favorite dishes and snacks, likeeee avocado toast.  You don’t have to spend the time you don’t have, peeling and slicing up that avocado to strategically place on your bread.  You can just drizzle on your favorite avocado sauce, devour it, and be out the door!  Also, you can’t beat the fact that it’s only 5 calories per teaspoon, 0 grams of carbs, and 0 grams of sugar.  What?!! IMG_2049.jpgI go through a bottle of this stuff in less than a wk! Lately I have been adding it to my toast, chili…IMG_2012 2 and even my homemade ramen! Feel free to add it to your Tuesday Tacos, Monday Meatballs, or Friday Fajitas! IMG_2029 I cannot wait to use them as a marinade for one of my favorite entrées: baked salmon. If I had to recommend a Kumana flavor to try, I would say to try them all.  They are that delicious.  If you are on the hunt for a bottle of their avocado goodness, they are currently available on Amazon and will be sold in Safeway stores in Northern Cali in July 2018.  I will be picking up a few bottles in Norcal on my next road trip back home for sureeee!!! Have a great week, loves!! ❤ ❤ ❤ ~KelleIMG_2059

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Interval Train With Me! | Fitness Mode

Hi loves!  It’s #ToneItUpTuesday !!  :)))))  I recently had a request on Instagram to do this fitness video. IMG_3118 2A different genre than what I normally do on my channel, and a fun video to put together for you guys!

Disclaimer: I am a professional model, not a personal trainer, so it is important to consult with a physician before beginning any workout.  The exercises I share with you in this video are a few of the ones that work for me in my interval training process.  IMG_3039My daily 20-30 minute routine consists of 6-7 butt, abs, arms, legs & thigh targeting exercises.  IMG_3072It is very important to keep your muscles guessing, so I like to switch up a lot of these exercises and/or increase the intervals.  While I love 60 minute workouts, I’ve found that interval training for 20-30 minutes is equally as great!  And I hope this workout goes awesome for you, too!  IMG_3030 2.jpgMany of my interval training workouts consist of using my Piltates Ultra-Fit circle (left side of yoga mat).  It is not necessary to have one to be able to do this workout, however.  A 5 lb weight or canned food from your kitchen cupboard works great, too!IMG_3059 3   I personally love the Pilates circle because it allows me to target several muscles at once and tones my arms FAST.  It is amazing for inner thighs also!  You can easily do thigh squeezes with it while you work from a laptop as well!  :)))) For more info on the Pilates circle, click here.  Let’s get this workout started!!

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Just grab a yoga mat (or large towel), a Pilates circle or single weight of some sort (I like 5 lbs, but 2 lb weights are great, too!), a tall jug of water, & let’s SWEAT!!! Hope you enjoy the video! Much love! ❤ ❤ xoxo ~Kelle

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Interval Train With Me! | Fitness Mode | Kelley Whilden

Weekends With Kona Red Coffee!

Aloha, everyone!  Weekends would definitely not be the same without fresh coffee….and especially Kona Red Hawaiian coffee!!  We had a blast at the Natural Products Expo West last weekend down in Anaheim, CA!

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Kona Red Coffee | Natural Products Expo West | March 2017 | Anaheim, CA 

Kona Red coffee is made with Kona coffee beans cultivated on the big island of Hawaii.  My favorite Kona Red cold brewed blend is the Hawaiian Vanilla.  It is only 25 calories, non-dairy, vegan, gluten-free, rich in antioxidants, & only 5g of sugar.  Cold brewed coffee is less acidic & contains twice as much caffeine as hot brewed coffee! Who knew!?!! The taste of this blend is smooth and delicious. Some iced coffees can be overly sweet, and this one  gets it just right! You can also add your own dairy preference to it and make it a latté!   Yummmmmy!!!!  Kona Red can be found at your local Bristol Farms, Albertson’s, Safeway, etc etc :)))

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Kona Red Hawaiin Vanilla Cold Brewed Coffee is only 25 calories, dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, & DELICIOUS! | Photo by Brian McMcabe | Natural Products Expo West | Anaheim, CA

It was such a fun weekend and more on Kona Red’s delicious and healthy products will be coming soon in a future post!  Thank you so much to Live Talent & Kona Red for the awesome booking!! Wishing everyone a rockin weekend!!! MAHALO!!!! XO ~Kelle

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The Blogger Recognition Award!

trophy-153395_640I will start by saying thank you SO much to GiltsandGlamz for nominating me for the Blogger Recognition Award over the weekend!  I am so appreciative to those of you who follow, read, & support my blog!  I like to put a lot of time into my posts, so it means a great deal to me that GiltsandGlamz would nominate me!  Your guys’ and gals’ support means so so SO much!!! Whether it pertains to health, fitness, fashion, beauty, lifestyle, etc., I absolutely adore writing/blogging on these topics.  It was really my love for all of these things that triggered my desire to start a blog.  One of my greatest passions has always been photography, so I absolutely love that aspect of blogging as well.  I am constantly feeling like I am missing moments to capture when I don’t have my camera with me!!!!  My advice to new bloggers is to first narrow your passions.  Then blog about your passions with relevant content including photos, quotes, and witty writing.  In the info age, short and sweet sentences are best for holding your readers’ attention.  Also, I recommend putting in the extra time to select and edit impressive photos.  A picture can speak a thousand words, so bright & powerful content really helps to grab your readers’ attention.  GiltsandGlamz is an incredible blog that I love reading on the daily, and I invite you to subscribe and follow her blog as well.  Congrats to the blogs I have nominated below, and have a beautiful week!!! ❤ ❤         heart_nominate.jpg

Now for the nominations….drum roll pleaseeeeeee….I nominate the following blogs for the Bloggers Recognition Award:

  1. PinotAndPeepToes
  2. MyStyleInsideOut
  3. Cooking With A Wallflower
  4. Square Mile of Style
  5. BeatFaceFriday
  6. Glamorize Your Mind
  7. A Pinch of Inspiration
  8. Simoneteffect
  9. Fluently Fashion
  10. carlynnsblog
  11. Serendipity
  12. Just Like Heaven
  13. The Bambi Eyes
  14. Twinspiration
  15. Shrisloveformakeup

 

There Are A Few Rules:

Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
Write a post to show your award.
Give a brief story of how your blog started.
Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.
Let Go…

Two Pieces Of Advice For New Bloggers:

Let this be something you enjoy and cherish do not, do not go crazy over how many views or likes a day you’re hitting, yes, that makes you happy and makes want to put in more work, which is great and that’s how it should stay. Your number one priority should be to make your self happy with the content of your blog because when you love what you put out there so will your readers.
Be YOU, Be REAL yes, original is what your aim should be, trust me when I say you do not need to change the way you speak to publish content on your blog, write as you speak, write as you feel, and write as though you were talking to a friend in a real life, that is whats going to attract and connect readers to your blog.

Idea World 2016

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My girl Angela & me at the HealthPro booth | Idea World 2016 | Los Angeles Convention Center

Yesterday was pretty epic at Idea World 2016!  We met some great health, beauty, & fitness companies yesterday at the LA Convention Center!  One of our first stops was the Plant Fusion booth.  Their protein powders contain entirely plant-based protein and taste AMAZING!  Check them out at PlantFusion.net for how you, too, can become a FUSIONISTA!  Love my Plant Fusion water bottle with metal spring.  The metal spring shakes up and mixes ingredients without needing a spoon or blender.  Brilliant for the days when I have two seconds to eat.

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PlantFusion Fusionistas | Idea World 2016 | Los Angeles Convention Center

Then I climbed gauntlet style monkey bars, and decided to swing & drop off once I got to the bar that was about 12 ft up in the air.  I have a sublime fear of heights!!

Talk about an arm and ab workout!!  Hoolahooping for an ab work is also fantastic.  I couldn’t walk by FXP Fitness without giving their hoola workout a try!

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Wale Forrester, Co-Founder, ShowerPill | Kelley Whilden, Co-host, The Daily Vitamin

Another fab company is ShowerPill!  Founded in San Francisco, they wanted to develop a way to clean up after a sweaty workout,

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ShowerPill Athletic Body Wipes | Perfect for my hikes!

especially for those times when a shower is just nowhere in sight. Thank you for the box of athletic body wipes, ShowerPill!  They will come in handy on my runs & hikes, & are the perfect size for tossing in my workout bag!  After working up a sweat in the fitness contest booths, I definitely built up an appetite.  One of my favorite food booths was the Soupure booth!

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Soupure’s Lentil Soup | Soupure’s Storefront is located in Brentwood, CA | Great for vegan & raw diets

My other fave flave is their Strawberry Cashew soup.  IMG_5723So yummy!  Thank you, Soupure!!  We finished the day with some fun times in the Propel booth!  Their fruity waters are always refreshing!  Idea World is open through tomorrow and is a great way to get motivated to workout and eat healthy!  Have a rockin weekend, my lovelies!  XO ~Kelley

 

 

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THE DAILY VITAMIN’S SUPER GIVEAWAY! $400 Value

My lovelies! Now is the time to enter for chances to win your very own commercial blender in our The Daily Vitamin Super Giveaway!!  If you are a forever foodie, new to blending, or wanting to get started making your own soups & smoothies, then this is the giveaway for you!

One lucky winner will receive a Blendtec Total Blender (one of the best blenders on the market!)!  Winner will also receive four (4) bags of Whole Food Powder to jumpstart your smoothie and blending revolution.

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Enter to win A Blendtec Total Blender plus (4) Whole Food  Powders in our $400 Value Super Giveaway!  | Kelley Whilden, Co-host, The Daily Vitamin