Victoriaus Life

This site is dedicated to provide those who are interested with an easy way to enrich their lives from the inside out. Check out updates for tips on how to incorporate cleansing and detoxification into your body, tried and true detoxifying, digestive-friendly, and delicious recipes, and articles and tips on yoga!

Detox

There are many ways to change your daily life in order to help your body get rid of the toxins that have accumulated within it. Every little bit counts and the less weighed down your body is from these toxins, the better you'll feel. It'll improve every aspect of your being, not just physically. You'll heal faster, think better, have a better chemical balance, etc.

Yoga

Yoga is something I believe everyone should include within their exercise program. It is invaluable because it has so many benefits beyond just the physical. But even within the physical aspect, yoga incorporates and blends so many physical benefits all at once – it stimulates your inner organs, improves blood flow, increases strength and flexibility, all while giving you a cardiovascular workout!

Recipes

All of the recipes shown are vegan and very simple to make. Going vegan is hard, but it can be done if the food is delicious and easy to create. Some of these are also gluten free. All of them are designed to be digestive-friendly, so as to assist your body in cleansing while providing it with necessary nutrients at the same time. Never feel guilty about the food you eat again!

About Me

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Latest Blog

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Tropical Açaí Bowl

Have you ever heard of these?  It is basically a smoothie bowl.  Imagine eating some frozen yogurt with fresh, juicy fruit on top.  That is basically what this is, except all of the sugar is completely natural and there is no dairy.  Therefore, no guilt plus tons of nutrition!  A wonderful thing to have, especially […]

18 Jul, 2016 admin
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BBQ Wraps

This raw vegan, gluten free wrap is so easy to whip up!  In actuality, you can choose what items you want in the wrap but I chose these because my taste buds prefer them.  What I love is that you can make the barbecue sauce ahead of time and then just assemble the rest of […]

24 Jun, 2016 admin
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Cajun Creamy Pasta with Chickpea-Lentil Crisps

I’m so excited to share this one!  It’s a nutrition-packed dish that is delicious and full of flavor from all the herbs and spices.  If you want something really quick, you can skip the crisps, but I added them for a protein element and to add a crispy texture to the dish.  I love eating this […]

4 May, 2016 admin
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Cookie Dough Protein Balls

Want an easy way to sneak in some extra protein while giving yourself a sweet treat at the same time?  How about some gluten free, vegan cookie dough protein balls?  These require no baking and is quick and easy to make! As always, if you click the ingredient, you’ll be directed to the Amazon page […]

7 Apr, 2016 admin
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Sundried Tomato Pesto Wedges with Chickpea Tortillas

So I was trying to come up with finger-food to make for a meeting I had coming up that was healthy, not to mention vegan and gluten-free, and I ended up brainstorming this thing up.  I originally wanted to roll them up and slice them, but the tortillas were too thick to be rolled, so […]

22 Mar, 2016 admin
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Pink and Red Pasta

This delicious, creamy roasted pepper sauce is so easy to make and allows you to sneak in some super-nutritious hemp seeds!  Hemp seeds have an excellent balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.  They are considered the “perfect protein” because not only do they have all 20 amino acids, but they also have each of the […]

16 Feb, 2016 admin
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Post-Workout Power Smoothie

Get a pump of greens and protein in this smoothie!  It’s packed with nutrients to help you lean out, build muscle, and detox!  It has spirulina, which is a great post-workout addition, with its protein, iron, potassium, manganese, selenium, zinc, and a bunch of other nutrients and vitamins.  It has chlorella, which also has protein, amino […]

1 Feb, 2016 admin
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No Bake Protein Brownies

What a way to sneak in some extra protein and nutrition!  I’ve been looking for a vegan, no-bake brownie that still kept that moist, soft texture and didn’t bombard me with that bitter taste of cacao, and I’ve found it!  This is now my favorite way to sneak in lentils, hemp seeds, and cacao into […]

7 Dec, 2015 admin
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White Chocolate Goji Berry Protein Cookies

I’ve been trying to find ways to sneak in more protein, and this is a wonderfully sweet way!  The recipe makes about 24 cookies and you don’t even need to bake them!  I added the goji berries for a fruity nutritional kick but if you prefer, use something else – raisins, dried cranberries, etc.  No […]

12 Nov, 2015 admin
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Banana Bread

Fall weather is approaching and my home was getting cold, so I had to bake something to warm up the place.  Luckily, I always keep a batch of bananas ripening in my home (because you can always freeze them for later use) so it was perfect for some glorious gluten free, vegan banana bread!  The […]

13 Oct, 2015 admin
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Wheatgrass Protein Pudding

I found a way to get all the wonderful nutrients of wheatgrass in a yummy dessert, with plenty of protein!  For those who are trying to lose weight, I highly recommend that you incorporate strength training in your diet and increase your consumption of protein – this will help with killing off that fat!  This […]

17 Sep, 2015 admin
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Why Go Upside Down?

Yoga is full of inversions, which basically means where your head is below your heart.  Why does that matter and why should you do them?  Obviously, because it’s fun!  But here are a list of other reasons why you should go upside down. Mentally, it shakes things up.  We are always looking, thinking, and living […]

21 Aug, 2015 admin
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Banana Oat Protein Cookies

I have a sweet tooth.  And I’ve been trying to add more protein into my diet.  This was a wonderful way to combined the two.  I had other people try it and they found it to be delicious.  The recipe makes a dozen cookies, but I need to make bigger batches, because these babies are not […]

7 Aug, 2015 admin
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Strawberry “Ice Cream”

Try to tell me this does not look delectable.  This is a great, refreshing dessert.  I like to have it after a workout, due to the potassium from the banana.  If you want it to feel more like a sorbet, feel free to add more strawberries.  I find that using those single-serve blender containers is […]

31 Jul, 2015 admin
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Face Clearing Exfoliator

Do you realize how much money you’re wasting buying exfoliating products for your face?  On top of that, most of those products use ingredients that are actually damaging to your skin!  Let’s take it to the basics and make your own, using products from your own kitchen.  Obviously you’ll need a small container to hold […]

30 Jul, 2015 admin
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Cinnamon Protein Pancakes

I hope to update this with better pictures because it tastes so much better than it looks!  This is my first foray into incorporating more protein into my diet, since I’ve been working out more, and I wanted ways to include it, other than by throwing protein powder into green smoothies, so here we go!  […]

26 Jul, 2015 admin
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Ice Cream in 1 Minute (With Raspberry Swirl and Mango Variations)

Looking for something cold, fruity, and sweet?  Why not some ice cream?  Oh, you’re worried because it’s not healthy?  Easy – throw some frozen bananas in a blender!  It’s yummy and healthy!  I find that the blenders with the single-serve containers for smoothies work the best with blending the bananas, and are SO easy to […]

7 Jul, 2015 admin
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Cold Sesame Peanut Noodles

When I tried this, I thought it was so good that I just want to go smack someone!  It’s delicious and SO easy to make!  It took me about 10 minutes, and that was really just because I was waiting for the noodles to boil.  Now, you can make this raw vegan by replacing the […]

17 Jun, 2015 admin
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Chocolate Raspberry Coconut Layer Bars

Ooey gooey chocolate mixed with raspberry jam???  Where can I get some?!?  Well, try these raw vegan, gluten free chocolate raspberry coconut layer bars to satisfy your cravings!  They’re easy to make and delicious!  You have a caramel-like bottom layer, then a coconut cream layer, then raspberry jam, followed by chocolate on top, to create […]

14 May, 2015 admin
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Raspberry Jam

Raw vegan raspberry jam – what more is there to say?  This is super simple to make, and delicious!  I love having different ways of eating fruit!  So the next time you want jam, make your own!   Makes 3-4 cups. Ingredients: 1 cup fresh raspberries 4 large medjool dates 1/8 cup coconut water 1 […]

14 May, 2015 admin
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Vietnamese Mung Bean Dessert (Chè)

One of the great things about having a mother who cooks great food is easy access to such deliciousness.  Not only can I pick her brain on how to make the food, but I know how it tastes, too, so I can play around with ingredients to healthify them! Ché is a term used to […]

16 Apr, 2015 admin
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Vietnamese Sandwich (Bánh Mì) Deconstructed

I love bánh mì but I usually only eat it when I splurge, since it typically involves a white baguette and mayonnaise and/or butter.  It’s a result of when the French had taken over the country, and represents a fusion of the two cultures.  Well, now you can enjoy the taste in a much healthier […]

14 Mar, 2015 admin
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Chocolate Caramel Bars

Enjoy a tasty chocolatey, gooey treat without any of the guilt!  I have to admit, I have trouble enjoying the bitter taste of raw cacao, but I have no trouble scarfing these down.  So instead of grabbing those candy bars, reach for raw vegan candy bars, instead!  If you like Twix, I have a feeling […]

13 Mar, 2015 admin
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Potato Salad

Traditional potato salad is typically very unhealthy.  Lots of carbs and fat, no nutrients.  Well, now you can enjoy the taste without any of the guilt, and with plenty of nutrition added as a bonus!  For this recipe, I incorporated a raw vegan mayonnaise recipe I found from The Rawtarian.  Most of this recipe is […]

12 Mar, 2015 admin
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Pad Thai

I did it! I finally did it! I finally worked out a vegan recipe that adequately mimics the taste of pad Thai!  This can be made gluten free by using tamari instead of nama shoyu and it can also be made raw vegan by using kelp noodles instead of the rice noodles.  However, I do […]

8 Mar, 2015 admin
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Drunken Noodles

I love Thai food, so of course I had to take a stab at another dish that I love – drunken noodles!  Sometimes it also goes by the name of pad see ew.  So of course I had to take a stab at vegan drunken noodles/vegan pad see ew.  I healthified even further by replacing some […]

23 Feb, 2015 admin
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Thai Curry Sauce

Yum, who wants some delicious vegan, gluten free Thai curry?  Bursting in flavor, this sauce is very versatile and so easy to make!  I have eaten it with quinoa and with noodles. Of course, you can also go the traditional route and eat it with rice.  This makes quite a bit of sauce, so it […]

11 Jan, 2015 admin
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Crow – The Gateway Arm Balance

Arm Balances Arm balances look intimidating.  They feel intimidating.  But they’re fun, trust me!  Crow pose is what I like to call the gateway arm balance pose.  Once you figure your way out of crow pose, you understand arm balances much better, and the more advance arm balances become easier to work your way around.  […]

1 Jan, 2015 admin
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Eggplant Parmesan

I love eggplant parmesan.  But when I indulge in some cheesy, saucy goodness, I have to prepare myself for the repercussions of eating a completely unhealthy meal…what with the deeply fried eggplant dipped in batter and covered in breadcrumbs, then the mounds of cheese, and finally the cooked tomato sauce (cooked tomatoes are acidic on […]

1 Nov, 2014 admin
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Pancake Cinnamon Rolls

Oh My Deliciousness!!  This is so amazing, you’d have a hard time believing it’s whole and nutritious!  Gently cooked vegan, gluten free pancake cinnamon rolls – now you can have your guilty pleasure breakfast food without the guilt!  I LOVE it when food not only bursts with flavor in your mouth BUT your body also […]

25 Oct, 2014 admin
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Veggie Quinoa Bowl with “Peanut” Lime Sauce

I’ve never been one for salads, but I think this is semi-salad.  It has a fresh taste to it.  The vegetables are barely cooked and the lime adds a fresh, almost dressing-like flavor to the sauce.  Very easy to make and of course it’s delicious.  It is very close to raw vegan, the only thing […]

20 Sep, 2014 admin
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Easy Morning Detox – Warm Lemon Water (With Cayenne)

Start Your Day By Helping Your Body Clean Itself with Warm Water with Lemon and Cayenne Ditch the coffee! Drink this, instead, and your body will thank you!   There are so many benefits to starting your day off with this.  My morning routine typically consists of oil pulling, then warm water with lemon and […]

22 Aug, 2014 admin
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Standing Bow Tips

Standing bow is sometimes also called dancer’s pose.  It is one of the 26 asanas or postures in a Bikram hot yoga class, but it does make appearances in other classes as well. Some people seem to can’t figure out how to get further in this pose so I’m going to give a few not-so-obvious tips […]

13 Aug, 2014 admin
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Pineapple Mango Sorbet

So easy and so quick to make, and a great way to get some potassium, zinc, iron, and manganese, not to mention vitamins A, B, C, and E!  This raw vegan, gluten free delight is my favorite way to eat fruit!  You can use other fruits, of course, instead of mango and pineapple, but the banana […]

1 Aug, 2014 admin
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Quesadillas with Raw Vegan Saucy Salsa

I seriously, seriously love these quesadillas.  When I first started going vegan, these were my go-to meals.  They are so delicious and very easy on the digestive system.  Cleanse-friendly!  For those who are having trouble weaning off dairy, I highly suggest these quesadillas.  It took a while for me to create a salsa I would […]

24 Jul, 2014 admin
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How to Naturally Relieve Sinus Congestion

Sinus congestion is horrible – not being able to breathe, going through boxes of tissues, restless nights, etc.  If you want to relieve it without resorting to medicine, here’s what to do: Use a neti pot once a day.  The neti pot will irrigate your sinuses, freeing up some of the congestion and washing out […]

4 Jul, 2014 admin
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Knock Out That Headstand!

Headstands can be intimidating at first.     Forward folds will help you get used to the idea of being upside down.   Once you get used to being upside down, it’s now just a matter of getting your body positioned so you can get your legs in the air.   So here are some […]

4 Jul, 2014 admin
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Benefits of Raw Honey and Cinnamon

There are so many benefits to this concoction but on top of it, it’s delicious.  I drink hot water with raw honey and cinnamon every day.  Typically, I add 1 tbsp raw honey and 1 tsp cinnamon to about 1 cup of water.  It’s also just a great way to add fluids to your diet […]

29 Jun, 2014 admin
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What Do I Put In My Juice?

The rule of thumb for juices is 3:1 veggies to fruits.  You don’t want to have too much sugar hitting your body so quickly.  Maybe eventually you can make the ratio higher for veggies to fruits.   For beginners, I suggest using more mild tasting vegetables like romaine lettuce, broccoli, cucumbers, etc.  I have also […]

27 Jun, 2014 admin
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Downward Facing Dog – Basics on the Basics

Anyone who has heard of yoga has probably also heard of downward facing dog.  So those who start out practicing yoga tend to skip over the correct alignment since they’re under the impression that this is such a basic pose.  But it’s not really as simple as one may initially believe.  So here are some […]

27 Jun, 2014 admin
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My Absolute Favorite Chia Pudding

If you haven’t already heard, chia seeds are awesome for you.  They have those essential Omega fatty acids and have plenty of protein and fiber.  They are incredibly useful when you want to figure out a way to have guilt free yet absolutely healthy and nutritious pudding.  This totally hits the spot for me when […]

27 Jun, 2014 admin
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Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

So I was a dork when making this and opted to go with a red color scheme.  Might as well, right?  Well, except for the basil.  But I definitely enjoyed eating this super healthy, almost raw vegan creamy roasted red pepper sauce.  And I do love roasted red peppers.  But it feels amazing to know […]

19 Jun, 2014 admin
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How to Roast Peppers

Step 1: Go to the store and buy a jar of roasted red peppers. Step 2: Return the jar and buy red peppers from the produce aisle. Roasting your own peppers is significantly healthier than buying them, and you control what gets added with your peppers.  I roast mine absolutely plain, but you can drizzle […]

19 Jun, 2014 admin
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How to Safely Bend Your Back More Deeply

Getting your back to bend deeply back is not an easy task, and if done incorrectly, could result in injuries.  I know from personal experience.  So here are my tips on how to get there one day without harming yourself.     The most important thing is to listen to your body.  Know where your […]

17 Jun, 2014 admin
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Oil Pulling? What is That, a Form of Torture?

Seriously, though, what is oil pulling and why is it becoming more popular?   What is it: the process of swishing oil in your mouth for 20 minutes Why is it spreading: because there’s no harm and people have actually had positive results   Oil pulling is one of the easiest ways to help incorporate […]

17 Jun, 2014 admin
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Hellooooooo Alfredo!

Oh gosh, what can I say about this?  Of course, it’s super healthy and it’s vegan.  Of course, it’s delicious.  You’ll be getting your protein and fiber for sure!  And it’s SUPER easy!  Probably half an hour to make, which includes waiting for the pasta water to boil.  Normal alfredo is more complicated and there’s […]

15 Jun, 2014 admin
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Raw Vegan Raspberry Jam Bars

I can’t think of many things better than guilt free, healthy dessert.  I mean, how can you go wrong with dessert that’s actually GOOD for you??  So I have a thing for raspberry jam.  These bars are basically bars with raspberry jam, topped with icing.  The awesome part is that they’re made with chia seeds, […]

13 Jun, 2014 admin
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Differences Between Juicers

  What Juicer Should You Buy?   Choosing a juicer can be overwhelming.  Here is the lowdown, starting from the cheapest: centrifugal masticating and single gear twin gear cold presser Centrifugal Pros: fast, easy clean-up, inexpensive Cons: destroys the nutrients, still leaves wet pulp, loud Let me get into the cons, since the pros are […]

8 Jun, 2014 admin
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Juicing? Who What When Where Why

What is the big deal about juicing?  Here’s the 101.   First off, let me begin by explaining the 2 types of juicing that’s out – let me call them juicing for health and mainstream juicing. Mainstream juicing – what is most likely being referred to out in the media now, that is currently become […]

8 Jun, 2014 admin
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Southwestern Creamy Tomato Pasta

  I’m not usually a fan of Mexican/Texan food, but this vegan recipe is delicioso!  It has a slight kick to it, depending on how sensitive your taste buds are, but the combination of flavors makes this dish so amazing.  But all you need is a pot and a food processor or blender!  So very […]

8 Jun, 2014 admin
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“Peanut” Pad Thai

  I love this easy to make vegan dish for those days when I’m craving some pad thai!  It tastes amazing.  Most pad thai sauces are made with refined sugar and fish sauce but this has none of that. You wouldn’t believe that it’s that healthy!  I wish I could call this a 1 pot […]

8 Jun, 2014 admin
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Why You Should Do Yoga

  Why should you try yoga?  When someone first suggested yoga to me, I laughed at the idea of putting aside valuable workout time just to stretch a little bit.  I was so wrong.  Here are some reasons why yoga is an incredible addition to your arsenal: Flexibility: Let’s start with the obvious.  Yoga makes […]

8 Jun, 2014 admin