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Recently Purchased!

7:29 PM


         

     
Here's a couple things I've purchased over the last couple weeks! All clickable through the scroll widget, I couldn't link the exact tropical romper, but I linked the dress which takes you to the site, then you can shop the romper through the website! Also, the earrings were showing out of stock, but I did find a few left at the Target's here in Mcallen, so check those out, because these palm leaf earrings are TOO perfect for summer! Also, I'm SO happy, because I finally got my 'Love Taza' luggage! I've been eyeing this babe since her release! It recently went on sale at my local Target and I just HAD to get it! I can't wait to take it with me on my upcoming trips these next few months.
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My favorite lunch spot!

8:07 PM

The Healing Factory Company

If you know me, or follow me via social media, you KNOW my favorite lunch spot is 'The Healing'. I go there almost every other day for: food, juice, a smoothie bowl, or a quick pick me up healing shot (also to see the friendly faces who work there, including owners Ingrid & Albert)! I've gotten a ton of my co-workers/followers to go there, because I'm constantly raving about how delicious it is! I always say, "I can't recommend anything to you, because literally the WHOLE menu is so good! So try the whole menu." (haha)
As a vegan/vegetarian picking up a quick bite can become challenging, or tiresome, I had a few lunch spots that I used to go to prior to The Healing, and living in the 956, the vegetarian food menu is barely making it's way down here (slowly, but surely, thank god). When I heard from my friend/coworker, Cici, say her friends were opening up a vegan food/juice shop, I was ecstatic, like really 10 steps away from me?! HECK YES.
I'm so thankful owner Ingrid is constantly sprucing up the menu with new and exciting, as well as delicious, dishes and snack options! 

Here are just a few of my favorites:

The Golden
This one is probably my first recommendation to people who are not used to vegan/vegetarian food. This burger is so flavorful, and tasty, that most people do not taste the "chickn" found inside, but rather the flavors it catches within. The golden is a "spicy" version or opt for "The Cosmic" which is the non-spicy version. 
PS - it really is not spicy at all, but has a buffalo sauce flavor.

The Texas Salad
My new favorite salad (The Budda was my first)!! This salad allowed me to taste what tempeh really should taste like... ha, I tried once, lets just not go there. This salad is loaded with greens, quinoa, spiraled cucumber + carrots, tempeh w/ BBQ flavor, and sweet potatoes! They give you a choice of dressing and I love the vegan Caesar dressing so so yummy! 

Sprouted Sandwich + Pineapple/Mango Agua Frescas
 This is a summer special! Owner Ingrid brought sprouts onto the menu for a summer treat! I hadn't had sprouts in a couple years, so I was really eager to taste this sandwich when I heard about it on their Instagram! I am not sure I would recommend this as a first try, just because everyone reacts differently to the taste of sprouts... they are a crunchy-like texture, that catch the taste of whatever they are with is the best I can describe the taste. If you try this sandwich though and like it, you rock! In this sandwich you'll find:
+ hummus
+ avocado
+ lemon juice
+ spirilized cucumber 
+ sprouts
+ greens 
also includes a side salad!
With this meal I also tried her summer beverage aguas frescas! I love mango + pineapple so naturally that was my first choice! Definitely a refreshing drink.

The Wise Smoothie Bowl
Any smoothie bowl you try from here will be delicious! The menu has what each one consists of, so when you go you can see what's inside it, and if you like it! My favorite is the wise, definitely a sweet, fulfilling quick lunch. Inside is: acai, strawberry, banana, spinach, cacao nibs, reishi mushroom, lavender oil, and coconut milk.
This is such a filling bowl, that I normally have it for lunch when I do not want to eat a big meal, but still want to get full. I know reading that it has mushrooms inside is like, what?! I literally didn't know until I looked up the menu for you all right now it had mushrooms lol. You do not taste them at all, I promise. The toppings it comes with are granola, blueberries, walnuts, blackberries, banana, strawberries, a chunky scoop of peanut butter (my fav part) and cacao nibs! 
If you do not know what cacao nibs are or what they taste like, it taste like semi-sweet dark chocolate. It adds a nice touch. This bowl is my recommendation for sure!


Green Magic Juice 
So many of the juices from here are delicious, and also show on the menu what they have inside so you do not have to worry about drinking some crazy concoction! The juice I have pictured above is called "green magic", this juice is full of PURE GREENS, I do not recommend this drink for a sweet drink, but rather as a detox beverage. I know it might be TMI or gross, but if you are constipated or ate a greasy meal over the weekend and want to rid of those toxins, drink this hearty beverage, and you will go.. if you know what I mean, haha. After a couple time having it, it tastes really nice, refreshing, and clean. 

Brave Shot
The Healing also offers wellness shots that specifically target problems you may be having, whether it's digestion or circulation, there's a shot for you! 
In the photo above I got the Brave shot, which is for energy! It consists of:
+ ginger 
+ tumeric
+ orange 
+ cayenne pepper
After you take this shot you feel the kick of energy from within! A shot that has a spicy kick (no this one is spicy but so good) to it, and makes you feel alive! This one is not for the weak, but after taking it, I promise you feel so good already ... yes, that quick!

I didn't not get to picture everything guys, I am sorry, but it really would have taken forever, haha but some others I recommend are:
- The Lucky - which is a hummus plate (great light snack)
- Overnight Oats - vanilla is my favorite!!
- Vibrant Juice - a sweeter detoxifying juice
- Majestic Smoothie Bowl - tropical paradise in your mouth
- Gardenia Salad Bowl - light & fruity for a non-heavy meal
Budda Salad Bowl - a fulfilling bigger salad
- Love Sandwich - vegan grilled cheese + avocado .. yes please! (my coworkers ALL love this one)
- Galaxy Sandwich - light sandwich, but fills you up without being heavy

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If you have any questions, as always message me via Instagram!

xx