Meal Replacements: Avo-Love Smoothie

When it comes down to deliciousness and convenience, smoothies are the perfect creamy treat!  They are perfect for when you’re on the go and can even replace meals if you make them correctly and include the nessecary essential nutrients that your body needs from each meal. The trick is to have enough protein, healthy fats…

Landing your dream internship: tips + advice

From a young age I’ve always loved health, skincare, and basically everything beauty. After starting Cocoa Inspired and growing as a blogger, I’ve found a passion for writing and visually curating this space where people around the world can come to find: inspiration, confidence, and well-being. Now, I am able to fuse my passions into…

I’m gonna be a BRIDESMAID!

Yes, it’s true!  I’m going to a bridesmaid this upcoming November 2017 and I cannot wait!  I am beyond happy for my sister and her fiancé, and this year is especially a good one because we get to celebrate their love.  Along with being a bridesmaid, comes lots and lots of “bridesmaid things” including dress…

Cheers to Twenty!

Good morning loves!  Long time no blog.  I finally turned 20! Wee! Not a teen anymore, so I  decided that it’s time for some serious adulting!  I realized that if you seriously want something you have to work hard, be mature, and most importantly motivate and push yourself to get it.   As I get…

10 Elements of Glow: Small habits that make a huge difference

Happy Tuesday!  Here is the quickest guide to good living you’ll ever read! Everyday is a new day.  A new day for opportunity, a new day for growth, a new day to glow and be our best….. but how often do we stop and realize that?  I think we could all agree that sometimes life…

Pina Colada Protein Style

Happy August!🍍 As some of you may know, I’m super into tropical things!  I am crazy about coconuts, pineapples, plumerias, and the ocean.  (I swear in my past life I was a mermaid, or some islander!). I recently got really into smoothies and decided to make a fun tropical smoothie recipe, but one that has…

Healthy Smoothie Recipes!

Hi loves!  Happy Thursday, it’s almost the weekend!  Two days ago I got all 4 wisdom teeth removed (ouch!) so now I need to get a little creative with my smoothie recipes.  Today I wanted to share with you guys two super classic and easy recipe that I’ve always loved! These smoothie has been saving…

Spring, is that you?

Happy April!  I am so excited to share this month’s inspo board.  I was really inspired by floral prints, pinks/nudes, fresh fruits/food, and the streets of Paris, France.  Something I’ve learned along the way is that the saying “when one door closes, another one opens” is actually so true.  I have experienced it again and…

#Girlboss Necessities

Hello All!  It’s been a pretty crazy past few weeks with a never-ending to do list in my hands…internship applications, studying for finals, apartment shopping, blog editing. I was lucky to have time to put on a face mask and relax for 20 minutes last week. (apologies to my skin!)  But hey, you get what…

Calling all Cookie Butter lovers

Hello, happy Friday! I’m really excited to share this with you all today because I am a huge cookie butter fanatic and foodie in general!  For those of you that love Speculoos cookie butter (only found at Trader Joes btw!) I have found the perfect treat for you!  “Han’s Homemade Ice Cream” at the Anaheim…

Holiday Cheer

Happy holidays to all my readers! I am beyond grateful for everyone who has stopped by “Lifestyle By Cocoa”.  Blogging has been something so fun and meaningful to me and I’m happy to share one of my many passions with you all!  This is my lovely Lee Familia minus one sister and her boyfriend who…

November: the month of gratitude

Happy November everybody!  Changing leaves, snuggling up by the fire, sweater weather… it’s finally here!🍂❄️ There is so much I love about this month.  In celebration of Thanksgiving, we should all try to be conscious of all the wonderful things in life and fulfill yourself with gratefulness this month (and hopefully every month).  No matter…