Growing up, I luckily avoided sugary cereals, and ate various musli - oat or barley based with nuts and dried fruit. I was super excited when I found a similar granola at the store and has to give it a smoothie bowl twist! Fresh strawberries, banana and peaches blended with coconut water and topped with this goodness = yum!

Growing up, I luckily avoided sugary cereals, and ate various musli - oat or barley based with nuts and dried fruit. I was super excited when I found a similar granola at the store and has to give it a smoothie bowl twist! Fresh strawberries, banana and peaches blended with coconut water and topped with this goodness = yum!

Plant Power Protein Burger!
Unlock the power of plants in your diet. By far the biggest concern, and the most common question I get as a #vegan is ‘where the heck do you get your protein?’
Honestly, the question got old years ago, and it has simply never applied to me - I have become 360degrees healthier since dropping meat out of my diet. If I feel low on energy, it’s vitamins (think a green juice!) or carbs that I long for more than protein. I have ran a marathon and half ironman on a vegan, high raw diet, and I was a wuss as a meat- eating kid! 😚💪 

But that’s me, and I am always open to answering questions, as well as helping people find sources of plant protein. This burger is a great, super quick and easy meal - no joke. Here’s the full recipe: 
 Makes a lot 😊
1 cup garbanzo (or other) beans
1/2 cup oats
Small carrot, shredded
1/4 cup corn
1 tbsp coconut oil
Flax egg or flour to bind
Small pinch salt
1 tbsp liquid aminos
Pinch powdered ginger
Pinch tumeric 
Few tbsp water, as necessary

Blend garbanzos in processor to a mushy mass, you can add carrot immediately or shred sepparately. I like to add whole oats, can grind into flour. Add the rest of ingredients, water as needed and form into burgers. Pan grill till golden, add oil if needed. As I uses cocked beans, all the ingredients are totally digestible as they come, so not too much heat is necessary. All comes together in 15min flat! I served it with avocado & sprout salad, vegan mayo on top!

Plant Power Protein Burger!
Unlock the power of plants in your diet. By far the biggest concern, and the most common question I get as a #vegan is ‘where the heck do you get your protein?’
Honestly, the question got old years ago, and it has simply never applied to me - I have become 360degrees healthier since dropping meat out of my diet. If I feel low on energy, it’s vitamins (think a green juice!) or carbs that I long for more than protein. I have ran a marathon and half ironman on a vegan, high raw diet, and I was a wuss as a meat- eating kid! 😚💪

But that’s me, and I am always open to answering questions, as well as helping people find sources of plant protein. This burger is a great, super quick and easy meal - no joke. Here’s the full recipe:
Makes a lot 😊
1 cup garbanzo (or other) beans
1/2 cup oats
Small carrot, shredded
1/4 cup corn
1 tbsp coconut oil
Flax egg or flour to bind
Small pinch salt
1 tbsp liquid aminos
Pinch powdered ginger
Pinch tumeric
Few tbsp water, as necessary

Blend garbanzos in processor to a mushy mass, you can add carrot immediately or shred sepparately. I like to add whole oats, can grind into flour. Add the rest of ingredients, water as needed and form into burgers. Pan grill till golden, add oil if needed. As I uses cocked beans, all the ingredients are totally digestible as they come, so not too much heat is necessary. All comes together in 15min flat! I served it with avocado & sprout salad, vegan mayo on top!

Happy Monday! Here are some delicious #glutenfree & #vegan chocolate chip pancakes to cheer us up and prep us for the week ahead! Pancakes may seem like the easiest food to make, but I will argue they are not. More often than not they will stick or break for me, specially if making hem GF - it’s not easy to find the perfect flour to get them to stay in one piece. I used a mix of rice flour, and homemade almond & oat flours. 
One rookie mistake I have made countless times is putting sugar in pancakes - can’t be done! They will stick to the pan and break, even with coconut sugar. If you need them to be sweet maybe add a few drops of stevia, but that’s it! For flavor, always add a pinch of salt, and use toppings to sweeten your dessert. I used fruits and homemade fruit drizzle to lighten the treat up and add some nutrients. I’ll be posting the full recipe on my blog http://girlintheraw.com. Enjoy!!

Happy Monday! Here are some delicious #glutenfree & #vegan chocolate chip pancakes to cheer us up and prep us for the week ahead! Pancakes may seem like the easiest food to make, but I will argue they are not. More often than not they will stick or break for me, specially if making hem GF - it’s not easy to find the perfect flour to get them to stay in one piece. I used a mix of rice flour, and homemade almond & oat flours.
One rookie mistake I have made countless times is putting sugar in pancakes - can’t be done! They will stick to the pan and break, even with coconut sugar. If you need them to be sweet maybe add a few drops of stevia, but that’s it! For flavor, always add a pinch of salt, and use toppings to sweeten your dessert. I used fruits and homemade fruit drizzle to lighten the treat up and add some nutrients. I’ll be posting the full recipe on my blog http://girlintheraw.com. Enjoy!!

💜Happy Friday! It’s my honor to start the weekend by announcing:

#ShiftYourPractice Winners!!!💗
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✅Grand Prize: @joaquina_mc; 
1⃣4 1st Place Winners: @bdyogaaddict, @clarkedabluehen, @_dday_, @sincerely_stretching; 

2⃣8 Runners up: @kauailife, @deebtz, @theshawntang, @miingini, @_heart_of_gypsy, @yoga_lovin_rn, @bare_yogi, @jjnpl14
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Congratulations winners & all of you who completed all 31 days! We saw you all & did a random drawing for the winners. We are so happy to have many prizes to give away!! 

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WINNERS: PLEASE E-MAIL MAILING ADDRESS & SHIRT/TOP SIZE TO rima@costarima.com ASAP! See the prize graphic that hosts posted to see what you won!
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💜Much love to my co-hosts & sponsors @veganyogiunicorn @rima_danielle @yinandjuice & @mindyvegan! ✨ @SULARAwear @yogatraveltree @karma_collective @compassionatethreads @veganyogiunicorn @pranapowder


💗Shout out to our amazing participants that were in the running!!!
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@Lindsalish, @Jag28co, @_carotzilla_, @Alexandraxlane, @Ambitiousphoenix, @bjanelly2307, @Bubblebutt_yogis, @Carolinayogagirl, @Carynnr, @catvaladez, @elisemarieyoga, @evomoran, @ewaitholeng, @fitnessmommyv, @hcfs27, @Jfindsyoga, @Justwildfemininechild, @leimitchen, @misskarababy, @namasht3, @oliviasobsessions, @scalelessfitmom, @sdchappele, @smashmiz_yogi, @sud05, @umphht, @vegan_mama_manda, @zottimi, & all the participants that joined us for all or part of our journey! We appreciate you so much & hope you benefited as much as we did last month. Stay tuned to #ahimsaalliance for our next challenge which launches first day of Fall (hint, hint)! Namaste yoginis & yogis!

💜Happy Friday! It’s my honor to start the weekend by announcing:

#ShiftYourPractice Winners!!!💗
-
✅Grand Prize: @joaquina_mc;
1⃣4 1st Place Winners: @bdyogaaddict, @clarkedabluehen, @_dday_, @sincerely_stretching;

2⃣8 Runners up: @kauailife, @deebtz, @theshawntang, @miingini, @_heart_of_gypsy, @yoga_lovin_rn, @bare_yogi, @jjnpl14
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Congratulations winners & all of you who completed all 31 days! We saw you all & did a random drawing for the winners. We are so happy to have many prizes to give away!!

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WINNERS: PLEASE E-MAIL MAILING ADDRESS & SHIRT/TOP SIZE TO rima@costarima.com ASAP! See the prize graphic that hosts posted to see what you won!
-
💜Much love to my co-hosts & sponsors @veganyogiunicorn @rima_danielle @yinandjuice & @mindyvegan! ✨ @SULARAwear @yogatraveltree @karma_collective @compassionatethreads @veganyogiunicorn @pranapowder


💗Shout out to our amazing participants that were in the running!!!
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@Lindsalish, @Jag28co, @_carotzilla_, @Alexandraxlane, @Ambitiousphoenix, @bjanelly2307, @Bubblebutt_yogis, @Carolinayogagirl, @Carynnr, @catvaladez, @elisemarieyoga, @evomoran, @ewaitholeng, @fitnessmommyv, @hcfs27, @Jfindsyoga, @Justwildfemininechild, @leimitchen, @misskarababy, @namasht3, @oliviasobsessions, @scalelessfitmom, @sdchappele, @smashmiz_yogi, @sud05, @umphht, @vegan_mama_manda, @zottimi, & all the participants that joined us for all or part of our journey! We appreciate you so much & hope you benefited as much as we did last month. Stay tuned to #ahimsaalliance for our next challenge which launches first day of Fall (hint, hint)! Namaste yoginis & yogis!

In case you haven’t heard, the first month of fall has been deemed the Month of Yoga! 💗💗💗 And I couldn’t be happier! Until we start out next fabulous #yogachallenge with the #ahimsaalliance girls on Sept 23 (first official day of fall), I am completing a challenge close to home - at my yoga studio! Having a strong home practice is a great advantage, but taking classes with various instructors and among other beautiful yogis helps me grow as a yogi and an instructor! My goal is taking 15 classes during the month. My studio is giving away awesome prizes as inspiration, and I am sure your local studio might be doing something similar as well! 

How have you challenged yourself to kick your practice up a notch?

In case you haven’t heard, the first month of fall has been deemed the Month of Yoga! 💗💗💗 And I couldn’t be happier! Until we start out next fabulous #yogachallenge with the #ahimsaalliance girls on Sept 23 (first official day of fall), I am completing a challenge close to home - at my yoga studio! Having a strong home practice is a great advantage, but taking classes with various instructors and among other beautiful yogis helps me grow as a yogi and an instructor! My goal is taking 15 classes during the month. My studio is giving away awesome prizes as inspiration, and I am sure your local studio might be doing something similar as well!

How have you challenged yourself to kick your practice up a notch?

Vegan comfort food alert: Croatian style! There is nothing more satisfying on cold European winters than a hot bowl of thick soup filled with delicious veggies. No cold no more 😚 but I still crave soup on days raw goodies don’t hit the spot. And there is a special relationship between beans and mash potatoes! Green beans, carrots, corn in tomato based soup, with creamy mash. Soo good…. 😊

Vegan comfort food alert: Croatian style! There is nothing more satisfying on cold European winters than a hot bowl of thick soup filled with delicious veggies. No cold no more 😚 but I still crave soup on days raw goodies don’t hit the spot. And there is a special relationship between beans and mash potatoes! Green beans, carrots, corn in tomato based soup, with creamy mash. Soo good…. 😊

🌺My dearest beautiful yogis! It is the very last day, day 31 of #shiftyourpractice! I hope this challenge has brought you as much joy, fun, health and inspiration as it has brought me! I feel like a completely new person. Vowing to dedicate to yoga, to yourself and your wellbeing guarantees a transformation - before you know it, you are surprised by your progress! 

🌺We are ending our practice, just like a yoga class, with a gentle reclined spinal twist! In my variation, start with your legs extended, and bend one knee into your chest. Take a few breaths, stretching your hip, and then turn your knee across your body to the other side. Maintain your shoulders on the mat, and twist from your pelvic floor and all the way up your spine. Maintain your extended leg straight, you can point your toes in the same direction of your twisted knee. You can turn your head in the opposite direction of your knee. Take deep conscious breaths, and slowly untwist, then twist on the other side. It’s a great pose to do before Savasana, so take a few moments to close your eyes and enjoy the conclusion of our challenge!!! 

🌺My co-hosts and I thank your from the bottom of our hearts for your honest participation. We wish we could give each and every one of you a juicy hug, and a yogi inspired gift. We will be announcing the winners of the challenge soon so keep your heads up!!! 


🌺This is just the beginning! We have another challenge in works with the #ahimsaalliance girls for September, starting with the beautiful fall season. Hope you will participate - we are working hard to get even more prizes, and the theme is one of my favorites ever (hint hint) - lot of opportunity to get creative, real and personal!

🌺Check @veganyogiunicorn @rima_danielle @yinandjuice @mindyvegan for more sweet words for the conclusion!

🌺My dearest beautiful yogis! It is the very last day, day 31 of #shiftyourpractice! I hope this challenge has brought you as much joy, fun, health and inspiration as it has brought me! I feel like a completely new person. Vowing to dedicate to yoga, to yourself and your wellbeing guarantees a transformation - before you know it, you are surprised by your progress!

🌺We are ending our practice, just like a yoga class, with a gentle reclined spinal twist! In my variation, start with your legs extended, and bend one knee into your chest. Take a few breaths, stretching your hip, and then turn your knee across your body to the other side. Maintain your shoulders on the mat, and twist from your pelvic floor and all the way up your spine. Maintain your extended leg straight, you can point your toes in the same direction of your twisted knee. You can turn your head in the opposite direction of your knee. Take deep conscious breaths, and slowly untwist, then twist on the other side. It’s a great pose to do before Savasana, so take a few moments to close your eyes and enjoy the conclusion of our challenge!!!

🌺My co-hosts and I thank your from the bottom of our hearts for your honest participation. We wish we could give each and every one of you a juicy hug, and a yogi inspired gift. We will be announcing the winners of the challenge soon so keep your heads up!!!


🌺This is just the beginning! We have another challenge in works with the #ahimsaalliance girls for September, starting with the beautiful fall season. Hope you will participate - we are working hard to get even more prizes, and the theme is one of my favorites ever (hint hint) - lot of opportunity to get creative, real and personal!

🌺Check @veganyogiunicorn @rima_danielle @yinandjuice @mindyvegan for more sweet words for the conclusion!