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VEGAN | marisa demos  ๐ŸŒŸContent Creator & YouTuber ๐ŸŒFood | Fitness | Health | Holistic Lifestyle ๐Ÿ’ŒCONTACT: plantstrongmarisa@gmail.com โฌ‡๏ธWATCH MY NEW VIDEO

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Quick new YouTube video! Link in bio.
Short and sweet What I Eat In A Day Video ๐Ÿด๐ŸŽฅ don't forget to give it a thumbs up and subscribe ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ
I've been staying super busy and it's amazing how many new friends I've came in contact with over the past few weeks. It's so relieving meeting kind, genuine people who you can talk to comfortably and laugh with for hours.
Surrounding yourself with driven, passionate people to uplift you and make you happy is priceless. Pure friendships are so great, and I consider all of you guys my friends as well.
Happy hump day you beautiful souls! ๐Ÿช๐Ÿ’“

Happy Tuesday everybody! It's a beautiful day to be alive ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
This is vegan Pad Thai, a spicy tempeh burger with a side of chips and a pickle and a yummy vegan cookie ๐Ÿช.
I got a tarot reading done and it was the coolest thing ever๐Ÿ”ฎ๐Ÿ“–. I felt really wierded out that someone seemed to have a very deep understanding of what was going on in my life but it was really interesting at the same time.๐Ÿค”
Im a very good person, and I feel re-affirmed, happy and ready to let go of everything negative in my life and live for myself. Here is just one of the readings she did for me (she sent me like 6 different ones but I'm going to paste the one that resonated with me the most):
๐Ÿ’œ"You're reminded that you are a strong and courageous person. As you master the act of being courageous your whole world changes. We started life from a place of inner power and strength. If you've been feeling fear and insecurity in your life or your current situation it's now time to awaken to the courage that lies within you. It is natural at times to feel overwhelmed by challenges people situations and events in our lives. We're constantly being encouraged to draw on our own strength and courage to get us through it. All of life experiences, positive and negative, go to deep Foundations of strength and courage of the Soul."๐Ÿ’œ
I probably will share another reading tomorrow in another post, I just found it so fascinating. Hope you all have a great day ๐Ÿ’“

I loveeeee zucchini! ๐Ÿฅ’๐Ÿ’š
It's honestly so versatile and a low-density veggie that can give your meals lots of volume without the extra calories since it only has about 21 calories per cup. ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ
It contains significant amounts of potassium, folate, and vitamin A, all of which are important for general good health.
Some of my favorite ways to use it:
1. Spiralize in place of actual pasta noodles
2. Grate them and make zoats to bulk up plain oatmeal (inspired from @plantifullynourished)
3. Steam & freeze to add to banana nice cream for less calories (inspired from @leefromamerica)
4. Chop and bake in the oven to add to any dinner dish!

I feel my best when I eat my best.
Whole foods, unprocessed, clean and vegan of course ๐Ÿ˜›
This was 1/2 cup brown rice (measured dry), sweet corn, spinach, black beans and orange teriyaki tofu ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
Does anybody have a favorite flavor they like their tofu? I'm loving the taste of this kind! I also like sriracha & tamari flavored tofu ๐Ÿ‘…
I've been working all morning, so now it's time for this girl to relax and plan out a YouTube video for next Wednesday.
Hope you guys are having an amazing weekend ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ˜˜

Oatmeal with chia seeds soaked in almond milk, warmed mixed berries, some cherries & tahini ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ’๐Ÿฅ›
I haven't had oats in foreverrrrr. I'm definitely on a nicecream kick lately and it probably will always be my go-to breakfasts, even in the winter ๐Ÿ˜‚โ˜ƒ๏ธ
I've been feeling super thankful for all my girlfriends lately. I've never really had lots of friends that were girls growing up, but lately that's changed. Do you ever just meet people and think that they came into your life at that exact time for some important reason? That's how I feel with all of the friends I've made in the past two months. ๐Ÿ‘ฏ๐Ÿ‘ฏ
Having a support system to talk to, get brunch with, go on shopping trips with, walk around a park with, work out with, etc. has been so helpful for my mental state. Forever thankful for the amazing people that are put into my life๐Ÿ’“โœจ
Tag a friend below who you're thankful for ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ

NEW YOUTUBE VIDEO! Link in bio ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿผ
Don't forget to subscribe & give it a thumbs up.
Balancing my hormones with all natural remedies, a shoulder & leg workout and see what I do at my day job! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
I also ask for your guys' input on if any of you guys have natural hormone balancing tips & tricks.
Go give it a watch ๐Ÿ˜

Happiness is the smell of freshly brewed morning coffee. โ˜•๏ธ

Plain banana nice cream with ashwagandha powder in it ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿจ
Ashwagandha powder is known for balancing hormones, which I seriously NEED. (Sorry if this is tmi) but I've been on my period for 4 weeks straight. 4 weeks. I'm doing everything in my power to destress and relax, from hanging out with friends to meditating.
Anyways, to make this tasty bowl simply blend 3 frozen bananas with a splash of almond milk and add whatever flavoring you want (if using powders). If I'm using other frozen fruits such as acai/mixed berries, I use only 2 bananas.
I've been feeling really grateful for this community and all the amazing souls in it. I can't get over all of the kind messages and words of hope and encouragement you all have provided for me.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart. โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ’“
Hope you all have a fantastic Monday and go accomplish all the goals you have set for this week ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

Spontaneous backdrop change ๐Ÿ˜‚
I enjoyed this oatmeal with my friend @ourhealthyvida for breakfast on a riverfront the other day ๐Ÿ˜‹
I wanted to thank you all for your kind words on my last post and for your messages, you all mean the absolute world to me ๐Ÿ’“
Hope you all have a beautiful day wherever you're at in the worldโ˜€๏ธ

I use this Instagram as an "escape" where I can be real, open, and honest with how I feel and with my thoughts (when I don't share my posts to Facebook).
I figured I would address what's been happening with me lately, as I've been having a very rough time dealing with life in general.
I'm not trying to sound like a sob story in the least, but I've been struggling with depression since late March, and have had suicidal thoughts that started in September of 2016 and recently emerged again in mid May, which were very strong and really scared me.
My roommate is also moving to England for two years and I had to move home, 45 minutes away from my job that I love, back to a place that I hate. I watched an amazing woman pass away from cancer in the same exact way my mom did, and it had a bigger effect on me than I originally anticipated. I'm also am going through the biggest heartbreak of my life, I feel really lost, hurt and kind of helpless in a way and my anxiety is at an all time high about it.
I have no appetite, I weigh 131lbs as of this morning, which is the lowest I've been in 2 years; I usually sit at around 143. I'm not purposely refraining from eating, I just feel sick when I force myself to. I've been on my period going on 4 weeks now, so I can tell all the stress I'm going through is having a severe effect on my body. I'm also on antidepressants, which I tried to avoid for the longest time because I was convinced I didn't need medicine to get my mental state right. I'm also going to therapy and talking to this wonderful woman and she's been helping a lot.
So again, I'm sorry if you see a lack of posts, but I appreciate all of the direct messages from you guys asking me if I've been okay.
I will be okay, I just need time.
Sorry that this is so long but I consider you guys my friends and you guys have been messaging me, and it's crazy how even strangers can tell that there's something off with someone.
Thank you for your patience.
I love you guys.

Choc nicecream bowl ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿจ
3 frozen bananas
1 heaping tbsp of cacao powder
1 tsp of ashwagandha powder (I got mine from @majusuperfoods)
A splash of almond milk and blend ๐ŸŒ€
Topped this baby with ground flaxseed, puffed millet and sunflower seeds ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ
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Unfortunately I was unable to finish this bowl because my appetite is at an all time low ๐Ÿ˜“ trying to get it back by working out and de-stressing.
On top of that, I have a NEW YouTube video on my channel! I talk about how I plan to lose fat and build muscle with my diet. There are some calculations so be ready for that ๐Ÿค“
Link is in my Instagram bio! Make sure to subscribe and give it a thumbs up ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

I've been journaling a lot. Writing down my thoughts and feelings have been helping me cope with a lot of troubles that I've been enduring in my life recently and I thought I would share something I wrote last night with you all:
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I am beautiful.
I am amazing.
I am powerful.
I am unique.
I am strong.
I am vulnerable and that's okay sometimes.
I don't need anybody to rely on.
I can accomplish anything I set my mind to.
I can be successful on my own.
I am a hard worker.
I am driven.
I am smart and knowledgeable.
I make people proud.
I inspire people.
I motivate people.
I am a kind-hearted, genuine person.
I don't need a man to be happy.
I don't need someone who breaks promises.
I don't need to associate with people that make me feel like I'm not worth it.
I don't need people that make me feel like less of a person.
If someone can't handle me at my worst, they don't deserve me at my best.
I am over it.
I won't let anything stand in the way of my dreams.
Nothing can stop me.
I will be the woman my mother always wanted me to be.

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