Normal Balanced Living πŸŒ—
laurentelford96 I just love this time of year... Don't get me wrong, I'll miss summer and it's fruity abundance, but when there's a slight chill in the air, leaves scattered on the ground, big warming pots of stews and soups simmering on the stove, everyone's wrapped up in tons of knitwear, with blankets, hot-water bottles, fires blazing, drinking cups of tea & cocoa... And don't forget the seasonal foods. Pumpkin, squash, apples, blackberries, pears, FIGS yes, this is the point to all my rambling folks, all hail the fresh figgies, for they are well and truly back in season and I am eating them by the dozen this big bowl of fruity goodness was my lunch bowl, full of sliced bananas, fresh raspberries, and of course, fresh figs, with a dusting of ground cinnamon... Ahhhh, now this is heaven! One of my favourite combinations from last autumn! I hope everyone else is beginning to embrace the beautiful seasonal produce found at this time of year #autumn #abundance #plantbaseddiet #earthdiet #eatrealfood #eattherainbow #beautyfoods #seasonalfoods #wholefoods #rawfood #vegan 54min
  •   nicecreamqueen Drooling and I'm so excited for pumpkin season aswell! 48min
  •   doamazing Nice! 46min
  •   treehuggs4u What's your favourite way to eat figs?? @laurentelford96 39min
  •   vegetritious Amazing 38min
  •   yogifindingpeace Currently freezing drinking tea. I feel ya but sometimes the winter weather gets to me haha 33min
  •   andrea_backtomyroots I love the fall so much! I love sleeping with a warm blanket on with cool air coming in the window. And coming home to hot stew in the slow cooker! And pumpkin of course! 24min
  •   sushiwithtea I've had my pancakes and figs today. Now, studies and a hot cup of freshly brewed coffee with coconut milk. Autumn is beautiful. 7min

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laurentelford96 #latergram of some muesli making in my halls residence {oats, raisins, cinnamon, coconut chips & superfood mix with @rudehealth almond milk, banana slices & fresh figgies} ~ this was technically lunch, breakfast was a small green smoothie, apples & some dates. #studentlife #studenteats #healthiswealth #foodismedicine #plantbaseddiet #wholefoods #vegan 24h

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Normal Balanced Living πŸŒ—
laurentelford96 Comforting Sunday brunch this morning was a big pot of sweet potato steel cut oatmeal with cinnamon, nutmeg, coconut nectar & raisins, enjoyed at home. Heading back up to uni residence now for the week. Weekends and home brunches will be so much sweeter from now on. 2d
  •   yogifindingpeace Okay this is unfair. Become my chef Your food always looks so delicious Lauren, I am jealous of your cooking skills haha. How do you make this? 2d
  •   justineytg yes howww 2d
  •   nicecreamqueen Sweet potato oatmeal that sounds amazing!!!! You genius! 2d
  •   eatnourishlove Wow this sounds incredible & looks oh so yummy! Hope you have a good week at uni 2d
  •   classygirl.vintagechic @laurentelford96 looks much better than my first meal lol! Enjoy uni, what are you studying? 2d
  •   pinktutu82 Hey sweetie! Hope Uni goes well! What are you studying? Sending love xx 1d

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Normal Balanced Living πŸŒ—
laurentelford96 A little reminder to us all self-love is so important. How can we live happily and in peace if our inner voices are constantly demeaning and putting ourselves down? Monitor your thoughts, show yourself some love and start treating yourself how you would expect others to treat you. #selflove #peace #selftalk #selfesteem #goodvibes #reminder #messagetotheworld 3d

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laurentelford96 Just a little piece of my second home #uni #newbeginnings 3d
  •   laurentelford96 @roadtohappinessandhealth thank you so much, my beautiful Connie! 3d
  •   laurentelford96 @healthygoodness93 it's a uni here in Northern Ireland! I will try my best! Exciting times ahead! 3d
  •   laurentelford96 Thank you @coconuttysara!! I will try my best! 3d
  •   laurentelford96 @lottadenktbreed awh, how lovely of you! Thank you very much. I like creating as many good vibes as I can wherever I go sending you lots of love! 3d
  •   venna21 Best of luck Hun! Uni will be an awesome thing!! Sending you lots of love and positive vibes!! 3d
  •   waygoodday Oh my gosh; look at your view! And your positive sayings; bless you in the journey @laurentelford96 SO excited for you️️ 3d
  •   thewindingspiralcase Looks like a lovely place to live :-) How exciting to be starting uni! Wishing you all the best! 3d
  •   ashleymck91 Aww Lauren hope you enjoy cranagh as much as I did! I'm pretty sure that was my old flat facing yours in the photo! I'm sure i'll see you around soon 3d

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Sierra Balanced Living πŸŒ—
laurentelford96 Moving day selfie big changes ahead for me. Moving forward with eager anticipation and enthusiasm. I'm going to embrace all the opportunities coming my way. After all, change is the only constant. Everything in life is temporary. So open your arms, and your heart, to magical new beginnings, unfamiliar faces and new areas for growth. Place trust in what the future holds. "Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds, cannot change anything" 3d
  •   mrjuanjohnson Awesome. Tony Robbins once said CANI stands for constant and never ending improvement 3d
  •   heartyspoonful Good luck to you and your new adventure!!! You will shine, I'm sure of it 3d
  •   smiletohealth You will achieve and enjoy great things gorgeous girl x sending lots of positive vibes your way xxx @laurentelford96 3d
  •   laurentelford96 Thanks, my love! Always so kind, you are! ️ @heartyspoonful 3d
  •   laurentelford96 @smiletohealth thank you Chelsea dear! Same to you, lots of love! 3d
  •   smiletohealth What is it your studying again? I hope you enjoy it xx 3d
  •   clarasxphs 3d
  •   balancedveganlife Waow your eyes are absolutely stunning!! I'm sure all good things will come to you, when you keep such a bright and open mind :-) Good luck with everything! xxx 2d

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laurentelford96 Breakfast on moving out day fuelled up with lots of green smoothie {spinach, cucumber, mango, banana, blueberries, maca, water} & some of my favourite raw buckwheat porridge {soaked buckwheat groats blended with ripe banana, dates, maca, raw cacao & a splash of almond milk} topped with a superfood mix {gojiberries, mulberries, acaΓ­, hemp & chia seeds, cacao, cinnamon} & a sprouted grain mix {buckwheat, quinoa, amaranth & sunflower seeds} uni, here I come! #movingout #student #uni #breakfast #foodismedicine #healthiswealth #superfoods #glutenfree #dairyfree #rawfood #rawvegan #earthdiet #eatrealfood #plantbaseddiet 3d

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Normal Balanced Living πŸŒ—
laurentelford96 Banana 'ice-cream' {5 blended frozen bananas} with fresh figgies, dried mulberries & chopped dates, dusted with cinnamon, nutmeg & coconut sugar 4d

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Valencia Balanced Living πŸŒ—
laurentelford96 Green smoothies are always the star of the show in my kitchen lots of goodness packed into today's as I'm still trying to shift this stubborn illness of mine! {lots of organic spinach, 3 ripe bananas, cucumber, frozen mango, frozen blueberries, spirulina, wheatgrass, water & @rudehealth brown rice milk} #greensmoothie 4d

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Normal Balanced Living πŸŒ—
laurentelford96 Soaked chia oats with cinnamon & ground flax, topped with sliced bananas & fresh figs, more cinnamon & nutmeg. Simple & delicious! 5d

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Normal Balanced Living πŸŒ—
laurentelford96 Having a bit of a TLC morning as I woke up still not quite feeling myself. Picking myself up with a long hot shower, my @lushcosmetics oatifix face mask, a fresh veggie juice {beets, cucumber, carrots, ginger, lemon} & a green smoothie with a little chocolate booster {spinach, bananas, @rudehealth rice milk, cacao, maca & wheatgrass} for a little mood & energy enhancer 'look after your body, it's the only place you have to live' #TLC #pickmeup #freshjuice #greensmoothie #facemask #lushcosmetics #loveyourbody 5d
  •   eatnourishlove There must be something about today, I woke up feeling the exact same. Not myself, tired and kind of disconnected? I hope you feel better soon 5d
  •   smiletohealth @eatnourishlove same here! It is 9/11 which may have some significance? Xx 5d
  •   eatnourishlove Aw no sorry to hear you feel the same! possibly! In all honesty my life isn't in the best of places in general but today is just a very bad day. I hope you've both been able to pull through the day and try the best you can to make it better/easier for yourselves @smiletohealth @laurentelford96 xxx 5d

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laurentelford96 When picking up my Ocean Salt face/body scrub from lush last week, I also treated myself to this incredible face mask - 'Oatifix' - which is almost good enough to eat (seriously, it just looks and smells like a thick sweet porridge). It uses a combination of oats, bananas, vanilla & almonds to gently nourish the skin. This morning I decided to try it out and my skin felt really fresh and healthy afterwards - it is literally like you're feeding your skin breakfast! Love it! #lush #lushcosmetics #oatifix #facemask #natural #veganfriendly #breakfastforyourskin 5d
  •   binilein At first I thought this was hummus 5d
  •   coconutandberries I should try making that at home! Not sure it would get onto my face though...more like straight in my mouth 5d
  •   balancedveganlife Wow that sounds amazing!! 5d

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Valencia Balanced Living πŸŒ—
laurentelford96 Seriously in love with these t-shirt designs by @thebalancedblonde... Only problem is choosing which to get and stopping myself from buying all 4 (plus the other amazing designs she has created)! Check her out everyone! #thebalancedblondewardrobe 6d

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Normal Balanced Living πŸŒ—
laurentelford96 Just like the change in seasons, and the shifts in energy associated with last night's full moon, lots of change is cultivating in my life right now... It's as though everything is in sync. I'm getting ready to move out of my house to live (majority) away from home (although not far), I'm about to start university, meet lots of new people, live/work/play in a completely different environment and my life is going to be a hell of a lot different in just a few short days. Scary? Yes, of course. Exciting? Hell yesss. We have two choices; to negatively disregard and reject change, or we can simply embrace it, appreciate all the new opportunities for growth and define it as an ultimate learning curve for our future selves. Revel in the new moon, the new season, the new job, the new relationship... It all has purpose, it all adds value and experience to our lives. Don't be scared, don't fear the change, don't think of all the things that could go wrong. Step out of that comfort zone of yours and face all of the new challenges, situations, opportunities and events associated with the changes that are occurring. Remind yourself of their belonging and their place in your life, no matter how obvious or subtle it may be. Trust the journey. Every little fragment of existence along your path is vital. Every last drop is fuelling your inevitable growth. 🌚🌝 6d

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laurentelford96 Enjoying the speediness & simplicity of leftovers tonight. Round two of Sophie's { @balancedveganlife } chunky fall veggie soup with lots of lemon & herbs, and a side of cooked buckwheat this time I'm excited for the many cosy & comforting fall dinners ahead! 6d

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Normal Balanced Living πŸŒ—
laurentelford96 After a sleepless night I was craving comfort this morning, so I opted for a bowl of oatmeal with all kinds of healing ingredients. Organic oats cooked with a mixture of @rebel_kitchen chai mylk {water, coconut milk, date nectar, cacao, cinnamon, turmeric, cardamom} and @rudehealth brown rice milk, & sweetened with coconut nectar syrup. Topped with sliced ripe banana, fresh figs & crunchy peanut butter, with a dusting of cinnamon & nutmeg 6d

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laurentelford96 May peace reside within me #righthererightnow 6d

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laurentelford96 Last night I satisfied my midnight munchies with a big bowl of homemade muesli {organic oats, ground flaxseed, shelled hemp seeds, crushed walnuts, chopped dates, goji berries, dried mulberries, cacao nibs, cinnamon, coconut sugar} with @rudehealth brown rice milk and sliced ripe bananas #midnightmunchies #plantbaseddiet #breakfastatmidnight #dairyfree #veganfriendly #earthdiet #eatrealfood #cravingssatisfied 6d

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