Recipes

A Turmeric Latte Recipe We Love

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We are so excited to share with you today a turmeric latte recipe we love from our dear friend and wellness guru, Leora Caylor of The Wildery.

Here is a little bit about turmeric from Leora: Turmeric (or Curcuma longa) is not new on the scene; it’s been a staple in Indian cuisines for centuries, usually prepared with fats and other spices that work synergistically to enhance flavors. With a long list of scientifically-supported benefits, its recent popularity is well-deserved. Turmeric contains powerful substances called curcuminoids, the most important of which is curcumin. When it comes to turmeric, I regularly include the spice with meals, sprinkling it over my eggs in the morning, or combining it with other spices for added synergy. But one of my favorite ways to enjoy turmeric is to drink it!

And here is Leora’s Pumpkin Turmeric Spice Latte Recipe:

Start by warming up the coconut milk on your stovetop, hot but not boiling. The fat content in the coconut milk helps to enhance the absorption of the turmeric (i.e. bioavailability!). Add in the remainder of the ingredients and blend. Enjoy!

1 cup Coconut Milk*

1 tbsp Pumpkin Puree*

½ tsp Turmeric Spice*

½ tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend* or Cinnamon*

½ tsp Honey* (optional – for sweetening, but usually not needed)

1 scoop Collagen (optional – excellent source of protein)

*Organic if possible

*Cinnamon for topping

Disclaimer: As with any supplement, run everything by your medical team, keeping your own unique health status and needs in mind.

Sweet Recipes To Savor

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You guys have heard me talk about the Sweet Laurel cookbook before on Instagram, so I felt the holidays were the perfect time to dedicate a blog post to this incredible cookbook. Created by Laurel Gallucci & Claire Thomas, Sweet Laurel is a curated collection of the yummiest desserts and savory breads that are made with whole foods and are also grain-free. Praise hands up for that!

From turmeric bread to cinnamon rolls and southern biscuits to lavender cookies, there are so many sweet recipes to savor. The best part is the whole food part…there is such freedom and joy found in baking and enjoying desserts and savory treats that are made with real ingredients and free of grains that would more than likely bother your gut. These recipes are ones that your body, mind, and soul will all enjoy, and for that, we are so grateful.

Whether you want to gift the cookbook this Christmas or prepare one of the recipes for a holiday brunch or party, this is the perfect time of year to grab a copy for you and for loved ones! As you probably already saw, this was on my gift guide and you can bet that I’ll be gifting it this year! xo

My Favorite On-The-Go Snack Recipe

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It’s snack time! I was so excited when Public Lives, Secret Recipes reached out and asked for me to share a favorite recipe of mine on their website. Of course I had to share my favorite on-the-go snack recipe!

Head on over to their site to get my recipe for fig balls- an easy snack to grab and go when you are headed out the door. It is also the perfect at home bite when you are craving something sweet. They are filled with healthy ingredients that give you energy and keep you full until mealtime. The only ingredients are almonds, figs, and coconut flakes making this a simple, pure recipe for a gluten-free, grain-free snack. Enjoy! xo

Images: Shannan Leigh Photography for Public Lives, Secret Recipes

 

Morning Must-Have: Celery Juice

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As you guys know from Instagram stories, I am totally into my morning celery juice routine! In all seriousness though, celery juice is a morning must-have for me. With so many health benefits, drinking celery juice first thing on an empty stomach has proven itself to be great for gut health by improving digestion and immensely limiting bloating and indigestion. I’ve been on a gut-healing journey with the wisdom and guidance of Dr. Cole, and the addition of celery juice in my daily diet has been a game-changer!

After six months of diligently enacting my gut healing protocol, I was still experiencing daily bloating and started experiencing constipation. Feeling hopeless, he prescribed me to do this every morning an hour before I ate food, and my bloating stopped within two days and I haven’t been bloated since + my energy has improved significantly!

I use a whole stalk of celery and juice it using my juicer. So simple, and I swear by it! Also, this article is a must-read if you are intrigued by this celery juice situation. It is extremely informational and confirms a lot of what I describe in this post. Have you guys tried celery juice yet? Let me know in the comments below and keep sharing your celery juice adventures on Instagram!

THE LOOK

juicer | top | pants

 

Lo’s Banana, Blueberry, Avocado Morning Smoothie Recipe

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*Updated with ingredient amounts on August 20th! 

Hey guys! Lo here and I am sharing my blueberry, banana, avocado morning smoothie today on LSK. I make this practically every morning and it energizes me, nourishes me, and fuels me up with the best ingredients so that I can feel my best and have the best day. AKA, this smoothie is literally the BEST. 🙂 At least I think so and I hope you do, too.

Below are the ingredients I use. Instructions: throw it all in a blender. I use a few herbs and beneficial bacteria from Crucial Four that are specifically for the current needs of my body. Scroll down to read the health benefits of each. This place is a hidden gem in Dallas because it contains the most purely sourced products. I have seen MAJOR improvements in my health since shopping there.

Ashwaganda: improves underactive thyroid function, relieves adrenal fatigue, combats stress and anxiety, improves depression, balances blood sugar levels, helps to fight cancer, reduces brain cell degeneration and improves memory, boosts immune function, increases stamina and endurance, helps to increase muscle strength, helps to improve sexual function and fertility

Collagen: improves health of skin and hair, reduces joint pain and degeneration, helps heal leaky gut, improves liver health, protects cardiovascular health; strengthens hair, nails, and teeth; boosts metabolism, muscle mass, and energy output

Colostrum: reduces inflammation, supports a healthy gut, promotes ligament and muscle healing, strengthens immunity

Schizandra Berry: lowers inflammation, supports adrenal function, improves liver function and digestive health, protects the skin, improves mental performance, helps with healthy sexual function

Mucuna: Supports a healthy central & peripheral nervous system, supports the body’s ability to handle stress, supports physical balance & posture, promotes healthy motor skills & coordination, improves energy & endurance, supports the intellect, bolsters libido, revitalizes both the male and female reproductive systems

Spirulina: detoxes heavy metals, eliminates candida, helps prevent cancer, lowers blood pressure, reduces cholesterol, lowers chance of stroke, boosts energy, alleviates sinus issues, offers neuroprotection for brain disorders.

Chlorella: detoxifies heavy metals, detoxifies radiation and chemotherapy, supports your immune system, promotes weight loss, gives you younger looking skin, fights cancer, lowers your blood sugar and cholesterol

We have this blender and love it. It is an investment, but so worth it if you are a daily smoothie type of person like we are. Let me know in the comments if you try this morning smoothie recipe and like it! Enjoy. xo

THE INGREDIENTS

Primal Kitchen Vanilla Collagen -2-4 tablespoons

Aloe Vera Juice -1/4 cup

Ashwaganda 1/4-1/2 teaspoon 

Black Gold Spirulina –up to 1 tablespoon

Chlorella (from Crucial Four) -up to 1 tablespoon

Mucuna (from Crucial Four) -1/4-1/2 teaspoon 

Colostrum -1 tablespoon

Schizandra Berry -1/4-1/2 teaspoon

Three Trees Almond Milk -1 cup

Bulletproof XCT oil 1 tablespoon 

Frozen blueberries -handful

Half a frozen banana

Half a frozen avocado

Wellness Notes | Part 2

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Hey guys! As you know, I am so passionate about all things health and wellness and a BIG part of that is our diets. Feeling our best has a lot to do with what we feed and fuel our bodies with, so I am very particular about what I eat and drink!

See below for a few notes about my personal eating habits. Also, we are excited to say that more recipes will be coming to LSK + to your inbox soon as we start exclusive content for email subscribers…coming soon! For now, check out this wellness notes post– part 1!

I make a smoothie every morning filled with avocado, herbs, collagen, MCT oil, clean almond milk, and blueberries. It is so delicious! Before that though, I make fresh celery juice, per Dr. Cole’s recommendation for gut health.

Details on both to come soon!

My diet is filled with Kombucha for gut health and extra energy during the day. I love to snack on seasnax, Dang coconut chips (the sea salt ones), tiger nuts, and the lime Siete chips.

When I am eating out, I lean towards wild fish cooked in healthy fats, grass fed and finished meat, and I avoid dairy, grains, sugar and gluten. Sometimes, I enjoy my cheat meal though with a glass of wine! 


What about you guys?? I would love to hear your tips and tricks for feeling your best! xo

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