My 5 Favorite Foods Right Now | No. 1

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Hey guys! If you are part of the Clean Sweep, follow me on Instagram, or are a regular reader of the blog, you know by now that eating clean, healthy, delicious foods is so important to me. I thought it would be fun to start regularly sharing my current five favorite foods in the kitchen, so here’s the first round for you. Enjoy!


this adds so much flavor to every meal, improves digestion, boosts your immune system, and is a great food to feed your sweet tooth even though it’s not sweet!

Massaged kale

kale massaged in olive oil and pink salt- that’s it! it minimizes the potentially potent taste of kale and makes it dense and extra delicious.

Paleo Puffs

the most amazing healthy snack!

Coconut Kefir

boosts liver health, boots gut health, boosts the immune system, and boosts brain health + tastes so good.

Sunflower Butter

another amazing protein-filled butter if you want an alternative to almond butter

What I’m Wearing:

madewell cardigan top (similar from free people)

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


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