MY PLANT BASED JOURNEY DURING COVID-19

Today marks week 3.  Yup I did it – made a drastic change because I had to. But who decides to make such a change, going plant based, on the brink of a lockdown, during quarantine an chill?  Strictly fruits and veggies while on COVID_19 house arrest? No snacks to enjoy while binge watching shows…

GREEN SMOOTHIE BOWL W/ HOMEMADE GRANOLA

It’s February and chilly outside in NYC. Cold or not though, I’m having a smoothie just about every day. I think we tend to associate smoothies with the warmer months but even in the winter they remain a part of the daily routine. These one-a-day smoothies that I enjoy and attribute to keeping the weight off…

FREEZER MEAL PREP – MY SAVING GRACE

Why the Frozen gif reference? Because I’ve been given the nickname “Freeze Queen”. Before we get into why, are we one full month into 2020 already? This time three years ago I prepped for the “new year” “new me”.  At the time I didn’t know that a serious commitment to weight loss and health would be…

HOOPS VS. STUDS

On the Gwen Beloti Facebook page this year we kicked off Style Chat Monday’s.  Every Monday we post a style/fashion related topic and people chime in.  This week the topic was Hoops vs. Studs. We posted a poll in our IG stories and you can see what the audience had to say. I’m not sure I agree though……

CHOCOLATE PUDDING – KIND OF

We are one week into 2020 already! What better way to kick-off the new year than with some chocolate, healthy chocolate. By the way, this post is dedicated to my good friend who said and I quote… “I was like …. I haven’t seen a damn smoothie post in forever.  What is going on with…

DON’T PUMP – WHO KNEW?

A few months ago I stopped in to Sephora to get a foundation sample and I needed a new mascara, I wanted to try something different.  My go-to for a while had been “Better Than Sex” by Too Faced.  After chatting with one of the consultants we decided on “Perversion” by Urban Decay.   Interesting product names. Any who,…

MEETING OF THE MINDS @ BKLYNBLEND

“The Mastermind is an alliance of two or more people working in harmony with a positive mental attitude toward a definite end.” – Think and Grow Rich by N. Hill For our November meeting we met at BklynBlend in Bedstuy… really cool space. The smoothies and the food, yummy.  Try the B44 smoothies, strawberry-banana yumminess. The salmon sandwich was also really…

A LOVE AFFAIR

If you’ve read my bio you know that “accessories” were my first love.  I say that because in a sense they were the solution to a problem… Problem – young girl loves fashion, feminine stuff, being creative – girl doesn’t easily find clothing that she likes that fits her well. The new trendy outfits that…

STYLING TIPS & TRICKS

Earlier last year I wrote a couple of pieces on Medium, a series of style-tip articles.  The focus was on how to maximize your wardrobe, I included personal tips and some research findings. Why did I write them.. the saying “life qualified me” comes to mind. Having been in a position of wanting to excessively camoflouge…

ONE-A-DAY

I’ve made it a priority to make and enjoy one smoothie a day.  It ensures daily that I get in veggies, fruits and superfoods that I might not have consumed otherwise. This regimen has contributed greatly I believe to the my weight loss and health lifestyle changes.    The recipes that I’ve catalogued, for the most part,…