How it all began...
Vegan Choices For Longevity
As a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN), and a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as well as the Miami Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, I started Raw fit Beauty to deliver a better way of achieving overall health. I’m also a licensed and active cosmetologist, with over 12 years of experience. Wow! How time flies! Though hairstyling and making my clients feel beautiful about themselves externally is still fulfilling and pays the bills, my drive towards helping others enhance their health and well being through nutrition, diet and lifestyle changes is my current focus.
I believe everyone is entitled to waking up everyday feeling blessed about their health and nothing less.
My interest towards nutrition and health started years before I enrolled in the dietetics and nutrition program at Keiser University, where I achieved my bachelor’s degree in dietetics and nutrition. I actually was kind of lost for some time, and didn’t know exactly what I wanted to do. All I knew was that I wanted to be in the medical field some how.
And then it hit me!
One day, after a long day of styling a bride and all her bridesmaids, I discovered Glaser Organic Farmers Market, this small but very busy, local farmers market. Not only do they sell an array of local organic produce, raw nuts, seeds, and spices, but their raw vegan prepared dishes that are absolutely delicious, and is what changed my whole perspective on food and health.
I began making my own raw vegan dishes regularly, and realized that it was much easier to prepare and to clean up, and I also experienced more energy consuming food this way verses eating animal products and cooked foods. The best part about it all was how I was able to maintain my weight, as my schedule didn’t allow for much physical activity once I enrolled as a full time student at Keiser University.
As a first generation born American, this type of cuisine was unheard of to my Cuban family, and had them all somewhat concerned about my nutritional status. But I stuck to my gut feeling about my new venture. Now my family and friends love trying my dishes and especially my smoothies and ask me to share my recipes.
Raw Fit Beauty Goals
To Provide delicious ready-to-blend smoothies to as many friends, family members, and clients to help them stick to their health and fitness goals, feel beautiful about themselves inside and out, while making it convenient, easy and enjoyable!
Besides staying up to date on the latest research in the health and nutrition field and still making my clients look beautiful, I love exploring farmers markets, discovering and trying new fruits and vegetables, as well as odd combinations of food. What can I say, I love to eat. Besides pumping iron at the gym, my favorite activities are yoga, paddle boarding with my dog lily and friends, and bicycling. My most recent hobby is gardening, as one of my goals in life is to one day be able to sustain myself entirely from my own property.