About Lea

Hey there. Thanks for visiting my blog.

I try to live a healthy lifestyle and I love anything coconut..thus the name of my blog πŸ™‚ This blog is about balancing a busy life while eating healthy, trying to stay fit and active.Β  I like running, hiking, yoga and any fitness activities that are fun.Β  Living in Southern California, it is hard not to enjoy the outdoors.

This blog is sort of my journal and scrapbook of my food choices, workouts, social events and other life happenings.

I would like to keep track and document Where I am now, Where I want to go and Where I will end up.

Starting your own blog. FREE

Hours spent writing my thoughts and drafting blog posts. TOO MANY HOURS πŸ™‚

Having a blog where I can look back and view a day of my life. PRICELESS!!!!

I started this blog partially because I always get asked from those who want to get healthier “What do you eat?”, and “How do you stay active?”. Now I have this blog that I can refer my friends and family to.

I eat healthy most of the time, but I have a sweet tooth so I do indulge in desserts from time to time. I’m always up for experimenting in the kitchen and try to make healthier recipes.

I like to stay active and work out, it’s a stress reliever for me.

Eating healthy is an easy choice, when I eat whole foods and limit the junk food and preservatives, I have constant energy and that’s what I need to stay focus throughoutΒ  my day.Β  Cooking and baking healthy food is therapeutic for me. I love to travel and try new foods (new to me) while I’m vacationing.

I love photography. I like going somewhere new and capturing every moment of it thru my camera. Traveling inspires me and I come back home feeling refresh and renewed. I would describe traveling as an experience that feeds my soul. I try to balance eating healthy while trying out the local cuisine.in

I’m a new mama and gave birth to my baby boy in March 2013.

Email:Β  HealthyCoconutBlog@gmail.com

Twitter: @Healthy_Coconut

Enjoy reading!


  1. Hey, caught sight of your comment on Katharine’s blog and am new to the blogging world too. Just wanted to give you the thumbs up on your new endeavour! Eagerly awaiting some recipes!

  2. Thanks for the comment on my blog! I love anything coconut, too. In fact, about two hours ago, I reviewed an Indian restaurant for my local paper, and most of the dishes had coconut in them. I’m in love!! Love your blog name! πŸ™‚

  3. Hi! I’m with you on coconut! I have found that I am using it in almost everything lately and am craving it like crazy! What is the deal with it? Natures finest candy! Great blog you have going on. πŸ™‚

  4. Hi Lea! Despite our twitter and email conversations, I don’t think I have visited your blog before today! You are so pretty. I love the name of your blog, because I’m cuckoo for coconut, too πŸ˜‰

  5. Lea, so wonderful to meet you! I love your blog, and I feel that we are instantly coconut friends. Besides coconut love, we have a lot in common. I love to try new food, to work out, I’m from northern CA, most certainly have a sweet tooth. hehe. can’t wait to follow and read more. have a wonderful day! -Rachel

  6. From Davis, near Sacramento! But I’ve been here in Boston for 1 year already, and loving it. have a fab weekend! : )

  7. Joyce Noche says:

    Hi Lea! Thanks for sharing! Love your blog! Here’s to being healthy and fit from one Pilipina to another!

  8. You are too cute! Thanks for contacting me and let me know if you have any other wedding questions! If I end up moving to LA, I’ll give you a shout out πŸ™‚


  9. Love your blog! Gotta love coconuts!! I am a love for coconuts and living healthfully too! Glad I found your blog!

  10. I agree! Blogging is free, but oh, the time! That’s all right… I’ve learned a lot by doing it! =)

  11. I’m new to the blogging world and also love the ability to go back and look at the ‘journal’ of where I was or what I was thinking on any given day. I also love coconut! Especially coconut milk in a good Thai curry . . .

  12. Hello!

    Im so glad you found my blog! CONGRATS to you on your upcoming wedding! I think a destination wedding sounds amazing! We almost wanted that too, but my fiance is an only child and his mom is really excited, we are too, we are getting married at abeautiful chapel that has special meaning to us! Im excited to watch your wedding plans unfold, you will be a beautiful bride!!!!

    Love the protein scone recipe you have on here too, sounds really good! Im glad you stopped by and liked my recipe for pancakes!

    Have a wonderful night girl! Thanks again and glad we are blog friends now!!!

    • Hi Katie,

      Thanks for stopping by my blog. I’ll follow you as well and check-in on your wedding planning journey. It’s going to go by so quickly. Mine is in 9 months.

  13. Kath@eatingforliving says:

    Hi Lea, what a lovely blog! I definitely have to try some coconut recipes now! I haven’t actually “discovered” coconut yet, but that shall change!

    • Thanks for checking out my blog. If there are any fresh coconut drink around where you are, you should try those first. If not, I would suggest trying the coconut flakes when you bake. There are so many ways to eat and use coconuts. I hope you get to try it soon.

  14. nikkionlunch says:

    Good Morning! I’m so glad you stopped by my blog. It gave me a chance to get to check yours out! πŸ˜‰ I’ll add you to my daily reads. I hope to see you around!

    P.S. California is a beautiful state, but I’m sure you already know that.

  15. This coconut didn’t fall far from the tree, either! I love coconut!

  16. Thank you for the kind comments in my blog. I’m glad we discovered each other’s blogs Looking forward to reading your posts.


  17. We sound so much alike! Many of the things you expressed are how I feel, too. I love trying new foods, staying active, eating whole foods, photography, etc. And definitely cooking is therapeutic for me, too! For some it’s stressful but for me, it gets my head out of the work stuff and into the fun stuff.

    The Enchanted Cook

    • Thanks Veronica for stopping by and checking out my blog. When I’m baking, I blast my music and I’m in my own world in the kitchen, experimenting away πŸ™‚

      I want to go to the LA Times food event, I read you talk about it.

  18. Hi Lea, your blog is so cute! I’m glad I stumbled upon it and I’m looking forward to reading more.

    • Hi Bianca,

      Welcome to my blog. Thanks for stopping by my blog so I can find yours. We have a lot in common, especially our love for sweet treats and chocolate.

  19. i love the way you eat that cupcake! haha!

  20. Annette (aka Defiant Vegan) says:

    Just thought I’d post something here as well. I love our blog it’s fun you get out there and share and experiment, I love that about you.

    Ok you’re going to hear it again. lol I love sweeets and coconuts too I’ve been dabbling with Raw and I’ve been using the Young Coconuts to make puddings and desserts it’s so much fun.

    I’m from Southern California (Alhambra) I also saw a post on The Kind Diet too. Maybe that’s how I found your sight or just searching other blogs because I have started a blog with the same company. I’m still getting it together so not as active yet in time.

    Would be so cool for some of us to connect and have a gathering too. That’s one way to start my local traveling adventure. LOL


  21. Hey there! Just found your blog and wanted to say hello! I share a lot of the same foodie philosophies and decided to start a blog for much of the same reasons. I LOVE sharing nutrition advice and reading about it from others. Look forward to following!

    • TheHealthyApron, thanks for checking out my blog and for leaving a comment and letting me know. I really appreciate it πŸ™‚

      My food philosophy…Everything in moderation right?

  22. Hi I found your blog and really love it! Just wanted to say hi! I have a sweet tooth too but always find a need to healthify it first! I started a blog similar to you to show my family and friends my eats but also to put my life into perspective and to track myself. I think it’ll be totally fun to look back on later in life and to read my past thoughts! πŸ™‚

    p.s. coconut rox πŸ˜‰

    • loveeatnowafter, thanks for reading and leaving a comment.

      Yes, my sweet tooth comes with me everywhere. But I try to balance it out with healthier dessert recipes and eating healthy meals so I can indulge a bit when it comes to my weakness, desserts πŸ™‚

  23. Jaime says:

    Love your “About Me!” I love that blogs keep you accountable, don’t you? I’m lucky to not have a sweet tooth, but man do I have a BIG carb tooth! Anything in the shap of a cracker, loaf or muffin makes my mouth water! πŸ˜‰

  24. Your photos are so fun! You are very sweet, Let me know if you ever need anything designed. πŸ™‚ Invites, headers.. pass it on! i give friendly discounts! πŸ™‚ Enjoy life! I am also very glad we met thru blog world!

  25. Hi Lea,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I like your “healthy living philosophy!” I also make healthy choices most of the time, but life without some indulgences isn’t fun.. πŸ™‚

  26. Hi

    I just started a new blog….thought of you cause this one features coconut milk!!


  27. you get to live in california! I am so jealous!! Looks so pretty and warm πŸ™‚

    • Hi Eliza, thanks for checking out my blog.

      Cali is such a beautiful state. I am indeed very lucky to have grown up here. I can go snowboarding in the snow and surf at the beach in the same day. I love it!

  28. Oliver Owen L. Garcia says:

    Hi Lea… was checking my facebook account and had the chance to see your blog. I enjoyed reading it. Your correct that having this blog would give you the chance to look back at your life indeed priceless!!!! Congratulations on your wedding…. regards to everyone

  29. Smore says:

    Just found your blog and I love it! Can’t wait to keep reading!

  30. Hi Lea,
    Can you email me your address?

    Thank you,

  31. Just found your blog! Like it a lot and I will be back!

  32. lacantinaencantada says:

    I love anything coconut, too! You are so beautiful and I just found your blog and love it!

  33. tracystreats says:

    I really enjoy reading your blog! And your photographs (especially the wedding ones) are all so beautiful!

  34. Cute Blog!! We must be soul mates because I too love ANYTHING with coconut!! hihi
    I look forward to following you! πŸ™‚

  35. Hey Lea! Just stumbled across your blog, and wanted to say how much I love the picture on the front right of the site…with the sunlight streaming in from behind. Absolutely gorgeous! Looking forward to reading more!

    • Hi Kiah,

      Thank you so much for your comment and welcome to my blog. That picture you are referring to was taken for our Engagement pictures. The photographer so me do a yoga pose and took that snapshot πŸ™‚

  36. “Staying healthy while life happens”

    Yes, yes!

  37. poshpiggy says:

    just found your blog ! you look amazing and what an inspiring blog! please check out my new blog goodphat.wordpress.com πŸ™‚

  38. Hi, dropped by and I’m glad I did!
    I saw your blog from a fellow blogger and your recipes are definitely making my list of “must eats” after my 12-week fitness challenge (read: torture!) is over. Keep up posting so I can keep drooling πŸ™‚

  39. Hola Lea, I just nominated you for an award:

  40. Megan says:

    Hi Lea! I love the key holders you made for your wedding! I’ve purchased the same holders, but am having trouble with the template. Would you be able to email me yours? I couldn’t find where to email you on this page. Thanks!! Megmariea@yahoo.com

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