Going Vegan??

I’ve been debating for the last couple of months as to whether or not I should overhaul my diet and go vegan. I feel that I’ve accomplished so much in the fitness aspect of my life. I now want to take it a step further and really improve my diet. Not as a fad or…

Healthy Food Options in Lagos Pt. 2

A couple of months have gone by and I’m happy to report that I’ve discovered even more healthy food options in the city of Lagos! First on the list… Sweet Kiwi (sweetkiwiyogurt.com) Frozen yogurt has been one of my favorite desserts for years. I love that it’s lower in calories than ice cream and that…

Tips for Healthier Shopping

“I just need to stop at the grocery store to grab a few things.” That’s what you said to yourself about an hour ago. Now you’re standing in an aisle stocked with chips, crisps, and dips and your shopping cart brimming full with them. You find yourself wondering, “how in the world did I get…

Gym Bag Essentials

Whether you’re in the gym for a quick bit of cardio or you’re pumping iron for 90 minutes, its good to come organized with all the items you’ll need while in the gym and afterwards. Here’s a peek into what a pack in my gym bag on a typical day….   Gym Bag I currently…

Social Media Update

I am now on Facebook and Twitter!!! If you’re on any of these sites please look me up! Twitter: @coffeecrunches Facebook: coffeeandcrunches.bbg Thanks!! xx

Healthy Food Options in Lagos

When I moved back to Nigeria in the summer or 2008 there were very few healthy options to enjoy. I honestly can’t remember anything really. Fast forward 8 years and I’m so happy to have discovered numerous juice and smoothie bars, healthy grocery stores and even vegan food delivery options. I wanted to share some…

Travel Noire – Grand Luxxe, Riviera Maya

Yesterday was Boxing Day, and I spent it with some of my oldest family friends. We drank champagne, discussed politics, and reminisced about our favorite vacation spent at the Grande Luxxe Residences in Riviera Maya, Mexico. For one glorious week in September 2015, we all had the time of our lives there. Part of the Vidanta Group, which…

Travel Noire – San Juan, Puerto Rico

The sea breeze brings with it a hint of mofongo (a fried plantain based dish). I had no idea then that I would indulge in this delightful dish at least once everyday of my stay in San Juan. As we leave the airport and enter the taxi, my friends and I, all longtime friends from…

BBG Week 3

Well I’ve made it through the third week of Kayla Itsines’ Bikini Body Workout and surprisingly I haven’t quit. My legs are shaky (today was leg day aka hell day) My muscles are sore But I’m still giving all that I’ve got because everyday I remind myself why I’m doing this. It’s not for vanity…

Health Benefits of Papaya (aka Paw Paw)

Last weekend I went to an event called ‘Naturals in the City’ here in Lagos and I was SUPER impressed with the entrepreneurs and their products. One lady I met owns a farm where everything grown there is all natural and organic. At her stand she was selling papaya (*here in Africa, and I believe…

Travel Noire

I love to travel I don’t love the airports, the layovers, long haul flights over the Atlantic or Pacific (i’ve developed a bit of anxiety over the years). But what I do love is arriving at my destination. I’ve been blessed to have the ability to travel so extensively in my life so far and…

‘Mean Green’ Juice Recipe

When I tell people I love drinking green juice I don’t always get the best reaction. Most people I’ve talked to have viewed it quite negatively. “Ewww that sounds gross”  “That sounds awful. Sorry but it does. Why are you torturing yourself”  “That looks like you’re drinking grass. Smells like grass too? Why are you…