Hey everyone! I’m Kelsey, the city girl-hippie chick hybrid behind bananas + bellinis who is obsessed with living a healthy, fabulous life. bananas + bellinis was created so that I can show the world that healthy doesn’t have to mean boring, balance is the key to a happy life and that it really is okay to chase that shot with green juice.
For as long as I can remember, I have struggled with body image issues. At my lowest point, I had developed restrictive eating habits that I masked behind being a health-conscious vegan, over-exercised and lived in a state of constant anxiety that was centered around my weight and appearance. I had no self-confidence, judged and compared myself to any other girl within a 50 foot radius of me, maintained a nearly orthorexic diet (until I would have a few too many drinks and eat an entire pizza) and was just generally miserable. During my junior year of college, I decided I didn’t want to live this way anymore and found the help and support that I needed to turn my outlook on life around. Although I still have my moments (don’t we all?!), I can now say that I am confident with who I am, have found a place of balance through a healthy lifestyle and can enjoy life without having to constantly worry about what I’m eating, what other people think of me and how I compare to other girls.
I started this blog so that I can share my favorite recipes, natural beauty secrets and tips for living a healthy, happy life that you love. Hopefully, along the way, I’ll inspire some of you to make changes that will allow you to become the best version of yourself that you can be.
Thanks for stopping by and getting to know me…see you again soon!
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