Recipes

My Favorite Herbal Tea Brand

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Hey friends! Who agrees that tea time is the best time? I always look forward to a hot cup of tea and am always so happy while enjoying it and afterwards, too, since it warms me up, calms me down, and quenches my body with ultimate health benefits. There is something so cozy and comforting about the ritual of drinking tea…I just love it!

When it comes to what kind of tea I enjoy at home, I definitely have a favorite herbal tea brand and that is hands down, Traditional Medicinals. If you are signed up for my Clean Sweep program, you will know that I share this fact in there as well. If you are members of Thrive Market (which I highly recommend!), they sell the teas on their website for less than you will find at stores like Whole Foods or Target, both which carry Traditional Medicinal teas, but for a little bit more. Traditional Medicinal teas are also sold on Amazon!

As I shared in the Clean Sweep, my favorite teas from Traditional Medicinals are: ginger, raspberry leaf, licorice root, red clover, nettle leaf, rose hips, tulsi with ginger, and dandelion. LSK editor, Melissa, loves the chamomile with lavender, elderberry, ginger aid, and lemon echinacea throat coat. This is one of the best ways to fill your body up with powerful antioxidants as well as antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and mood balancing properties.

Do you have a favorite tea brand or tea flavors that you always reach for? Let us know by leaving a comment below! xo

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A Cookie Recipe For Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is such a fun, special holiday because it is literally all about L O V E. There is nothing more fun and life-giving than loving others well and showing those you love just how much they mean to you. To celebrate this day of all the heart eyes and all the feels, my plan is to make a batch of these incredible cookies from Sweet Laurel. Love snickerdoodles? You will REALLY love this snickerdoodle cookie recipe!

Sweet Laurel is my go-to for sweet things because her recipes are grain-free and created with good-for-you, real, true foods. Yes, please! I have mentioned her cookbook before on the blog and on my Instagram, but if you haven’t picked up a copy, treat yourself to it this Valentine’s Day! I promise you that you will be so happy to have this recipe gem on hand at all times. From breads to pies to cookies to muffins, Sweet Laurel has compiled a whole book of grain-free treats that taste delicious and are made with quality ingredients.

How are you all celebrating Valentine’s Day? We hope it is with a yummy, healthy meal + dessert! Let us know in the comments below. Also– don’t forget to check out my little love-yourself-well gift guide. Enjoy and sending love to all, xo.

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!

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