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Rise and Shine: 25 Nutritious Ingredients to Boost Your Morning Smoothie

Smoothies don’t have to be boring and predictable. If you find yourself juggling a career, housework, family life, friendships, and virtual classes and meetings all while trying to maintain a well-balanced diet, then this list of wholesome smoothie ingredients should come in handy. Smoothies are my go-to when I need something quick, nutritious, and filling to kickstart my day and hold me over until I have time for a proper meal. Having the right mix of ingredients at your disposal will help put an extra pep in your step and get you through your day, or at least through a few virtual Zoom meetings. 

To our salud,

Lola

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Lola’s 2020 Gift Guide: 10 Ideas for Kids Who Don’t Need a Single Toy

¡Hola! I’m back with another gift guide for you, and just like last year, I’ve curated my list for the chiquitos who who don’t need a single toy! Yes, I’m the mean tía who doesn’t like giving toys, unlike my sister who’s always the fan fave because she gives out life-sized doll houses and dinosaurs kingdoms. Spoiler alert: more than half of the items on this year’s gift list for kids include books that Amado, Valentina, and I have loved and read over and over again. The rest are other fun and functional items that I think you and your little ones will enjoy.

Happy shopping,

Lola

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Lola’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide: 15 Ideas for Comadres Who Love Comida, Cultura, and Self-Care

With Hanukkah beginning this week and Christmas just around the corner, I’ve created my second annual gift guide: 15 Ideas for Comadres Who Love Comida, Cultura, and Self-Care. It includes some of my absolute favorite gifts – items I either purchased for myself, received from a friend, or have gifted to my amigas, hermanas, and comadres. This year’s guide has goodies from as low as $4 to no more than $50 and covers that vegan friend you never know what to get, mom who needs a break, self-care diosas, and all of the fellow food lovers in your life. 

Happy shopping, 

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Lola’s Cocina Featured in New York Magazine!

Surprise! Valentina and I made our grand debut in New York Magazine where I had the opportunity to talk about the importance of my cultural heritage, how I manage being a mother and business owner, family traditions, and coffee cultura – all topics that are near and dear to my heart.

Enjoy,

Lola

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I’m a #LatinaMentors Fund Finalist and Need Your Vote!

If you haven’t already heard the good news, I was selected as one of 10 Latina entrepreneurs eligible for the #LatinaMentors Fund small business grant. The final five grant recipients will be selected by popular vote and I would appreciate it from the bottom of my heart if you cast your vote for me. You can vote every day through Monday.
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