30 Weeks Pregnant

A Purified Pregnancy | Weeks 29-31

Amanda Nicole Smith Lifestyle, Pregnancy Leave a Comment

The weeks are flying by and everyday we get more and more excited to meet baby girl. Thanks to my friends and family, her room is filled with clothes, books, bottles, toys, and everything else she needs. She moves and kicks constantly, and sometimes it’s on both sides at the same time, which means she’s getting much bigger! My lovely …

28 Weeks Pregnant

A Purified Pregnancy | Weeks 26-28

Amanda Nicole Smith Lifestyle, Pregnancy Leave a Comment

Time is flying by and now that I am in the third and final trimester, I’m realizing just how close we are to meeting our precious little girl. Words cannot describe how excited and thankful I am. A lot has happened in the past few weeks. I decided to shop around for a different doctor/midwife and realized that the doctor …

50 tips and tricks to improve flexibility

50 Tips & Tricks To Improve Your Flexibility

amandanicolesmith Fitness, Flexibility Leave a Comment

Let’s go over 50 different tips and tricks to help you improve your flexibility. Find or create a consistent flexibility routine. Try the flexibility challenge routines. Start with an aerobic or cardio warmup that includes joint rotations. Create a schedule; 4 days a week, 1 hour per session is a good place to start. Find a local flexibility class or …

Homemade Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles

Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles

amandanicolesmith Dessert, Quick & Easy, Raw Vegan, Snacks, Sugar Free, Vegan Leave a Comment

These strawberry lemonade popsicles are made with real fruit, full of flavor, and super easy to make. It’s sour and fruity and never runs out of flavor like some popsicles, plus they’re cheaper to make than store bought popsicles. Dominick tried one while I was teaching classes and texted me, “This is the best popsicle I have ever had in …

Raw Vegan Cinnamon Rolls

Raw Vegan Cheesecake Filled Cinnamon Rolls

amandanicolesmith Breakfast, Cheese, Dehydrated, Dessert, Raw Vegan, Snacks, Vegan 2 Comments

Introducing creamy cheesecake filled cinnamon rolls, good for breakfast, snacks, or dessert. These no-bake raw vegan goodies are filled with whole nuts, seeds and grains, sweetened with unrefined sugar, and flavored with cinnamon, vanilla and lemon.  This recipe takes about 20 minutes to prep and uses a dehydrator to dry the dough for about 40 minutes. Cashew cream cheese, the same stuff used …

25 Weeks Pregnant

A Purified Pregnancy | 23-25 Weeks

amandanicolesmith Lifestyle, Pregnancy Leave a Comment

Food, fitness, work, baby kicking and tumbling, meditation, preparation, and relaxation; a day in the life of this pregnant lady. These last couple of weeks I have been more focused than ever on eating a ton of nutritious food, working out just enough to feel my best, and sleeping as much as I can. My goal is to try and get in as …

Nutritious Fruit & Veggie Juice

Delicious & Highly Nutritious Fruit & Veggie Juice

amandanicolesmith Detox, Drinks, Juice, Quick & Easy, Raw Vegan, Vegan Leave a Comment

Green juice can be delicious and highly nutritious at the same time. Cucumber, celery, carrots, apples, young thai coconut and ginger; this is my winning fruit and veggie combination that is sure to delight even the pickiest of taste buds. What I love about his juice is that it makes you feel so alive, I get this euphoric feeling after …

22 Weeks Pregnant

A Purified Pregnancy | Weeks 21-22

amandanicolesmith Experiences, Lifestyle, Pregnancy Leave a Comment

The second trimester has been treating me well, and I have been hoping the third trimester, which is slowly creeping up, will treat me just as good. I can already tell the pressure on my bladder, will be a nuisance but nothing I can’t handle, especially after such a rough first trimester, so I say bring it on. I had an …