Homemade Almond Milk Recipe + Discount CODE!

Hey guys! I am so excited to share with you this almond milk I made! I have always wanted to make my own nut milk. Always. But it’s been one of those things I’ve put off because I thought it would be too complicated, difficult and time consuming to do. Well…I finally did it. And…it…

VEGAN in PORTLAND!

Mind power. I SAID I was going/wanted to go to Portland this summer. I didn’t know exactly when. With who or by myself. I was just looking for the “perfect” time to take away from auditions and #setlife to come adventure. But I knew it was going to happen. And of course, my gifts made…

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS ORLANDO/ Orlando Vegan Food

  Heyyy guys! I just LOVE traveling and finding vegan options in new places to share with you! THIS trip in particular did NOT let me down. In fact, it surpassed ALLLLL my expectations! (don’t you just love when that happens?) *I do apologize for the lack of quality in the photos. I was on…

my super awesome Mexican Birthday! + Being Vegan in Mexico

Hey guys!!! I just wanted to share with you how awesome being vegan in MEXICO was and is! It was more amazing than I imagined. I’m from Michigan. The only Mexican restaurant I ever saw growing up was called AZTECA. It was in a small business plaza. And I never went. Not sure if it…

Being Vegan in Paris

P A R I S. A city we all dream of visiting. Or at least I have. But I must say I’ve never been in a rush to go. I always thought a trip to this beautiful place would be later on in my life. In a world where I’m a married woman and am spending this…

Being vegan in Thailand

SO. I’m not gonna lie…when the opportunity to travel to Thailand came up, I did not hesitate. Not because I wanted to see the temples or found an interest in buddhism. Not because of the cheap fares and such. But because of..yeah you guessed it…the FOOD. Thai food has always been my FAVORITE! Beginning in…

My first cleanse/ parasite cleanse

That moment when you realize you’re so vegan you feel bad killing your own parasites… Because, they’re living beings, too! But then you have to SNAP! out of it. They’re living off of YOU. And it’s affecting YOU, Joi. Knock off the compassion. Just this once. Okay. You’re right. Time to defend myself. Hey! So if you couldn’t…

why I’m not a vegetarian.

Hey guys! This is a topic that always comes up in my everyday life. It is truly something that irks me! Here is what it looks like: When someone calls me a vegetarian. “Oh, so you are a vegetarian I see.” Nah, bruh. I’m not. Or “Oh… I used to be vegetarian.” Okay…cool…I can’t relate….

Soul Searching in Oakland 

…and by that I mean, I found vegan soul food. In Oakland, California. And I think I left my heart on the table. Souley Vegan is one of the few vegan places I heard about existing during my first trip to the Bay Area. Unfortunately, they are closed on Mondays so I wasn’t able to…

listen to your body

This is something I have failed at over and over again but have finally learned. Making the decision to accept what my body is telling me has been one of the best things I could ever do! How many times do our bodies try to communicate with us but we ignore what it is saying?…

a divine hostess indeed

   As most of you know, I am an always-on-the-go actress. After 10 days straight of waking up early to be on set, going back and fourth to auditions and taking care of errands in between, there has not been much time for a delicious home cooked meal! Yesterday after I finished filming a commercial,…

new year, new me.

yeah yeah yeah…I know everyone hates that saying. But you know what? right now, that’s just exactly how I’m feeling. I’m going to share with you one of the health goals I’ve made for myself in 2015: Drink MORE water. YES… water is the only thing I drink (besides smoothies & fresh juices) BUT I have always struggled…