I'm fighting a little cold 😷 so I'm drinking tons of tea and loading up my smoothie this morning with all the best things. Whenever I need a refreshing reset, I always go for @bewellbykelly's spa smoothie and it works like a charm. Mint, lemon, cucumber, avocado, chia, a huge handful of greens, and protein - perfect combo to get me up and at em! No one's got time for a cold during Hanukkah!! 👊🏼🥒🌿🥑🍋 __ 📷: @currentlykristen
Ok let's talk about getting back in a healthy routine when you're feeling a little (or a lot) off track. It happens to all of us... even those of us who post smoothies and kale salads all the time. 😉 __ Once you're out of the swing of things, it's so tempting to stay there. Continuing to order takeout from your favorite pizza spot and skipping the workout is a whole lot easier than cooking a healthy dinner and dragging yourself to a spin class. Let me tell you, this was totally me over the past couple weeks. Getting back in my healthy routine was so daunting, and I realized it wasn't going to happen if I tried to do it all at once. So I set one goal a day... and now I'm starting to build on those, and I bet you in a few days, I'll actually crave those smoothies and workouts again like I used to. __ Anyway the point of this lengthy post is to say it's ok to fall off track, to indulge in comfort food (there's a reason we call it that), and to take some time to get back in action. Give your body what it needs, and when you're ready, take little steps each day that make you feel good. I started small with a walk one day, then a homemade dinner instead of takeout, then a chocolatey smoothie (both comfort & healthiness in one), and today I ordered this kale salad with salmon for lunch (instead of a 🍔+🍟) while relaxing on a staycation with my favorite person. Little by little, it feels really good to come back to treating my body well! 💛
What's a Saturday without a pancake stack at 11am? 🥞 This blueberry pancake stack (with collagen protein btw!) was maybe my best creation yet! I didn't exactly measure but here's my best guess so you can recreate this deliciousness at home: __ 1 heaping cup @simplemills Pancake & Waffle Mix 2 eggs 3 tbsp unsweetened almond milk 1 1/2 tbsp melted coconut oil 1 1/2 scoops @primalkitchenfoods Vanilla Coconut Collagen Fuel Sprinkle of cinnamon Splash of vanilla Handful of fresh blueberries __ Mix all the ingredients together (except the bluebs). Add almond milk if you need to thin out the consistency at all. Heat coconut oil, ghee, or grass-fed butter in a pan. Pour pancake batter. Once they start to set, add blueberries. Flip once you see some bubbles and cook on the other side. Serve with a side of 100% maple syrup and use my trusty dip-don't-pour tip (you'll use much less!). Devour immediately!
Friends! Thank you for sticking with me as I took a little time away these last couple weeks. As I mentioned on my story yesterday, it's been a bit of a rough time over here, and one day, when it's not all so fresh, I promise to be brave enough to share my story, with the hope that it can somehow support others. Thank you to those of you who have reached out to ask where I've been and to provide your love and encouragement. Just know that this has meant the absolute world to me! 💛😘 __ I so missed having my routine, so to get me back in action, I put together a fun holiday gift guide for your favorite foodies in your life (or for you to send over to your family members as a little hint-hint-wink-wink for your holiday gifts! 😉). It includes all of my favorite & most-used kitchen essentials, some homemade gift ideas (like this festive DIY herb-infused olive oil), and a ton of other must-haves for entertaining! Swipe 👉🏼for a little preview of the full guide. I hope reading this guide brings you the holiday cheer that it brought me to write it. Happy shopping! ✨🎁 Check the blog for details! __ 📷: @currentlykristen