I have spent the past month be-bopping around, away from home, away from my routines, away from my typical diet - and you know what...I feel pooped!
All that change has effected the way I feel in my body, my energy levels, and my ability to focus. Luckily -- I know the secret to getting back on track in a flash: a solid morning routine and a day of detoxifying, nutrient-dense eats.
You can turn to this 1 -Day Reset if you've been traveling or if you're just feeling less vibrant that you would like. I recommend giving this a try if you’ve been feeling bloated, achy, low-energy, or unfocused. These are all signs that your body may be under stress and therefore inflamed.
A non-negotiable for me is drinking up a green smoothie every. single. day. I see the smoothie as a vehicle for the nutrition I want to be SURE that I get each day: a variety of anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals (depending on the ingredients), the living enzymes from raw plant foods which aid digestion, and loads of fiber to keep the small intestine scrubbed and my intestinal villi buoyant (so my nutrient uptake is top notch).
I love gifting holiday treats, and I especially love when they are loaded with superfoods AND taste good!
These are inspired by Replenish PDX's Flaxie Maxie bars, a beautiful balance of fat, fiber, and protein - making them a stellar blood-sugar and hormone balancing snack!
Dal is incredibly versatile and has become a dish that I turn to again and again for a fast and satisfying meal. The versatility is really what makes me swoon. By making a few small changes to a basic recipe, you can create a whole new dish. I love to change up dal by adding different veg - depending on the season. You can also be playful with different spice profiles, as well as different mediums for the broth. For a light version use water, for something heartier go for coconut milk. Finding staple recipes that you can easily and satisfyingly change up is the KEY to cooking for yourself at home! . . .
These mini choco-avocado bites are delicious, low in sugar and utilize heart healthy fats from the avocados and coconuts! Plus, people tend to be really surprised that the main ingredient is avocado - which make these fun to bring to a party or a gathering!
This method of "roll up a bunch of tasty fresh veg and dip in something delicious” is great for summer time eating, when the produce is abundant and spending time in the kitchen is less savory. I also love "rolls" for camping or big family gatherings, because it's fun to make and eat outside, and you can get everyone in on the roll up fun! I find this can be especially good for picky eaters, young or old. Kids that are picky eaters like to have some authority over their food. Allowing them to pick the fillings will give them a connection to their food that will get them excited about eating their creations!