April 2019

Hello, my name is Sareena, and I am a plant-based food blogger. I work online as an independent customer support representative as well. Two and a half years ago I was working in a high stress environment. I barely saw my family, and I was literally working myself to death. One day my body had enough, and it told me so. For months, I was in and out of the hospital as body was so worn down. I was sick, depressed, and over-worked. During this time, I started to do my food blog so that I would have something positive to focus on. I went from someone who used to hate being in the kitchen, to absolutely loving it. From stress to success I ended up quitting my job, and now I have so much time to focus on my family, my health, and my blog! Finding something that you’re passionate about, and being able to do it, made all the difference

Ingredients 2 cups medjool dates (pitted) 2/3 cup coconut oil (melted) 1/2 cup full fat coconut milk (canned) 1 tsp vanilla salt Chocolate Coating 2 Tbsp coconut oil (melted) 2 tbsp cacao powder 1 tbsp Hungry Buddha Coconut Nectar Toppings sea salt Hungry Buddha Salted Caramel Coconut Chips   Instructions Put the dates in a bowl and cover with boiling water. Let it soak for 30 minutes and then drain. Puree all the ingredients together until completely smooth. Put into chocolate molds and freeze for at least 3 hours. Make the chocolate coating and dip or pour over the filling. It will set almost immediately. Let the chocolates thaw for at least 10 minutes before eating. Sprinkle toppings & enjoy!   For more recipes like this, visit Sareena's Food Blog.   Want to learn more about our Brand Ambassadors or become one yourself? Check it out here.

We are constantly striving to look and feel our very best and will do anything to get there. At least that’s how I felt for a long period of time. My teenage years were stressful. I felt pressured to look a certain way. In today's evolving society, there is no denying that popular culture and media has a significant influence on us. Often times, I found myself picking myself apart and comparing myself to others. I started dieting which was traumatic for my mind and body. I lost a lot of weight enough to make me extremely underweight and unhealthy. The number on the scale was what I let define me. I was over exercising and under eating. My hormones were out of whack, my body was out of balance. I was trapped in a downward spiral. I began to isolate myself from everyone. My anxiety with food increased and it carried into my social life. I had a severe lack