Clean Eating, Messy-Style


It’s so true. Life is messy.

And no one celebrates the chaos of it all with more exuberance and joy than Mayi Carles, “a tiny Panamanian artist with a T-Rex heart.”

Her line of “Life Is Messy” digital products is growing like gangbusters – from downloadable whimsical day planners and an app-in-the-making to a wildly successful virtual boot camp designed to whip disorganized entrepreneurs into world-class form.

The latest addition is an illustrated cookbook, stuffed with cheeky illustrations, lush photography, mouth-watering recipes, and tutorials galore – soaking, blending, meal planning and more!

Mayi has poured every ounce of her monumental heart and soul into this mostly plant-based, gluten-free cookbook. Anything but dull, it drips with decadent creativity – kinda like her “Chocolate Caramel Sauce” (page 109) or “Clean Nutella,” found on page 99, made from real hazelnuts, maple syrup, almond milk and cacao powder.

Somehow, some way – pixie dust, magic wand, superhuman awesome sauce? – Mayi has found a way to make dense nutrition a total freakin’ blast. Tonight, I tried my luck, and ended up laughing my way to licking my plate, with the “Zucchini Fettucine” (page 193) and “Avo-Pesto” (page 195) because it was a wet and dreary San Francisco day. (And nothing says comfort like creamy vegan pasta.)

You’ll also find recipes inside for green “Hulk Waffles” (with sneaky spinach), flatbread with figs and “raw-cotta” cheese, cauliflower buffalo wings with cashew blue cheese dipping sauce, oven-top granola, energy bars, and gorgeous layered salads, crafted with mason jars in mind – ideal for lunches on the run.

It’s a treasure trove of goodness and I can hardly wait to make more of a mess, eating my way from cover to cover!



  1. […] Leonard from Brand New Ways made this clean Zucchini Fettuccine with Avo-Pesto, but mixed things up by adding a handful of baby kale + toasted pine nuts + shaved Reggianito […]

  2. Fanny says:

    Hi Jen!

    It was nice meeting you at CreativeLive! Love your gorgeous blog and point of view!

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