New recipe! Homemade omega-3 rich strawberry hemp milk🍓🥛! I have been asked what is one of the most important foods to eat daily, and my answer is always foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Hemp seeds are 30% fat, with 80% of that fat being essential fatty acids (omega-3 and omega-6). They are the best vegetarian source of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega 3 fats are critical to fetal development (so if you are pregnant eat them!), support a happy mood, lower blood sugar, protect against breast cancer and cognitive decline, help relieve PMS and PCOS, and promote healthy joints and children development. Hemp seeds are also one of the best foods for kids too (great milk to transition to🍼), which is why I made this hemp milk strawberry flavored. Grab the recipe on the blog!
Amazing how quickly a year can fly by! From Taos to Chicago, and now onto Boulder, you never cease to keep my bags packed and me smiling. Can't wait to see what this year has in store! #oneyearanniversary photo credit: @mayamyersphoto
Literally Avocado Toast Heaven! Avo smash, fried egg, hot honey, arugula, chili flakes and fresh herbs. Nashville, I can tell we are going to like each other very much! #avocadotoast
My go-to high protein veggie burger recipe topped with organic New Zealand Cheddar, kale salad from @sproutedkitchen, tomatoes and special sauce. Having veggie burgers always on hand is a life saver for me, making a healthy meal so easy. And since I am plant-based, I am always looking for more ways to boost my protein levels. Quinoa is really high in protein for a grain (well actually it's a seed), that provides key amino acids needed for energy, hair and nail growth, mental concentration, muscle growth and weight loss. A lesser known fact is that quinoa is also rich in phytonutrients that help to lower inflammation, which can help improve inflammatory conditions such as heart disease, arthritis, Chron's, asthma, lupus and IBS. Recipe up on the blog!
Dream bowl of black beans, scrambled tofu, avocado, potatoes, chipotle and tortillas. Spending the weekend in Vegas, and thrilled to have found this little spot @vegenation full of tasty vegan dishes! It's always a bit of a challenge to find healthy food when traveling but if you look hard enough you can usually find a gem like this! Happy Friday! #veganbreakfastbowl #veganinvegas
Morning bowl! The number one question I always get is what is a simple easy way to improve your diet and to start eating healthier. This breakfast bowl full of strawberries, coconut, figs, walnuts and flax is an answer to that. It contains healthy fats and berries, which are some of the most important foods to eat daily. Berries are super healthy because they are rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants are what protect our cells from damage, damage from toxins that they are constantly exposed to on a daily basis. The more antioxidants we have, the more our cells can remain healthy, youthful and disease-free. Berries are also low in sugar, meaning that they do not cause stress on our pancreas and glucose levels. This keeps our energy high, and our hormones in optimal condition. In addition to all of that, they have also been shown to actually lengthen your longevity genes, improve heart health and memory, slow down and postpone cognitive decline, protect against cancer (breast, colon, esophageal, prostate and small intestine), promote weight loss and normal bowel movements. I know all of that! Pretty cool! If you want to learn what the other 5 essential foods are that you need to be eating daily, head over to the blog for my latest post.
Life isn't complete without these amazing chocolate chunk cookies 🍪 that just so happen to be vegan, gluten free and made with only natural sugar. You've gotta make these bad boys from the @onepartplant cookbook, or come on by, I might just share 🙂 Hope your weekend is a wonderful as these cookies! #onepartplant
When I moved to Taos, NM last year I had the opportunity to really come to understand the importance of smudging. Through working with a local Shaman, and attending sweat house lodge ceremonies, I quickly saw how this beautiful practice can help influence your overall health and spiritual practice. • Smudging is the act of cleansing and purifying using a selection of herbs, which are bundled together using string to form a smudge stick and then ignited. The smoke emitted from the bundle is said to cleanse negative energy, and purify places, people and even objects such as tools. It is a common practice to smudge oneself before a healing session or ceremony or entering one's home. But I found that it has a great purpose in our day-to-day life. • I try to smudge myself and my home a few times a week, especially on the days where I just feel off, tired, negative or energetically drained. But my favorite use is to smudge when I've had a bad experience with a person or thing, or if bad energy has entered the home. Some common examples would be coming in contact with a toxic friend or relative (I know we all have one of those) or having an encounter (whether personal or work related) that leaves you feeling negative or bad. By smudging both your home and self is a way to quickly clear this bad energy and experience, and to leave yourself and your space clean and open. Have you tried it? How do you use it? #sage #smudging #energyclearance #energywork #holistichealing #energywork #smudgestick #energyhealing