We’ve all heard that we should eat breakfast like a king, but how exactly do we do that? What makes a breakfast healthy and balanced anyway? And what do we do if we don’t have a ton of time to spare?
Enter quinoa porridge! Whether you want to enjoy it fresh and warm or make it the night before and take it with you in the morning, it has you covered. And there’s some seriously wonderful nutritional bonuses waiting for you in that bowl too. It’s all win baby!
Let’s talk about what makes for a healthy breakfast and why you totally need to give this Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Porridge a try:
What if I told you that there was something you could do for 10 to 20 minutes a day that would leave you feeling more relaxed and less anxious, build up your memory retention and attention to detail, increase feelings of empathy, support your immune system and even foster a healthy blood pressure? Would you be down? Totally, right? Great news, mindfulness meditation can do all that and more! And it’s a simple (and free) addition to your self care routine!
Let’s talk about what mindfulness meditation is, how it works and how you can take advantage of all it has to offer:
Sometimes less is more, which is why I’m keeping it simple today with these creamy, delicious, easy smoothie recipes!
Smoothies are the best of both worlds, right? On one hand, they’re healthy and full of tons of vitamins, minerals, fiber and amazing phytonutrients. On the other hand, they’re sweet, delicious and can totally sub in for dessert. Basically, the healthy foodie’s dream. At least, if you have a sweet tooth like I do!
If you’re looking for a breakfast (or snack) option that gives you total dessert vibes, look no further:
You’ll love these 2 Healthy, Easy Smoothie Recipes That Taste Like Ice Cream!
Looking for a fantastic way to exercise – look no further, because a jump rope workout is amazing!
If your childhood was anything like mine, you probably spent a lot of time running around with a jump rope! It was such a great way to play. And, my favourite part, it was a wonderful way to pass the time solo and with a group of friends. We’re talking double dutch baby!
But somehow that all fell to the way side when I grew up. And I imagine I’m not alone! But it turns out that skipping is more than just a fun game to play as a kid… it’s actually a really powerful (and still really freaking fun) way to exercise.
Here’s why you and I should totally start doing a jump rope workout:
Do you ever feel like you’re stuck in the middle of a never ending to-do list? There are always a million things that need to be done. Many of us work our booties off all day only to come home and work even more. But how often do you sit back and literally do nothing?
Even in our free time, we often fill the void with other activities… from checking e-mails, to returning texts and phone calls, to doing all of those chores that seriously seem to never end. Doing nothing can leave us feeling guilty. But if there’s one thing you add to your self-care routine it definitely needs to be time to do nothing. It’s anything but a waste of time.
Let’s talk about why doing nothing can be one of the best things that you can do for yourself.
It’s hard to pick a favourite food, but give me peanut butter banana chocolate anything and I’m pretty freaking happy. It’s basically healthy meets dessert, and I don’t know about you but I’m pretty sure that’s foodie heaven!
At this point in my life, I really wouldn’t be surprised if I turned into a weird chocolate peanut butter banana person. I mean, you are what you eat right? And I eat tons of all three. If the day ever comes, I welcome it with open arms… just please don’t eat me…
If you’re ready to embrace the magic and become a chocolate peanut butter banana person too, I know you’ll LOVE these Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Rice Paper Wraps. We’re talking 7 simple ingredients, 20 quick minutes and one super awesome dessert. Plus, you get four servings! Share with your bff. Treat your partner. Or super treat yourself! You deserve it!
Ready for something extra special? Let’s talk about why this dessert is so wonderful (and get cooking!)
Looking for a way to get more healthy, nutritious greens into your diet? Why not drink them?
A yummy green juice is a simple way to load up on tons and tons of vitamins and minerals. And it tastes far better than you’ve probably imagined!
So get your juicer ready, this delicious kale, carrot, apple, broccoli juice is going to rock your world.
I’m sure most of us would agree that sweet potato fries are the bomb diggity. I mean, the lovely potato is still pretty nice and all, but sweet potatoes are like their cool cousin that we all wish we met earlier. Or is that just me?
Once I discovered sweet potatoes, I was all about it. They make a common appearance on my plate. But I had never thought about them as a dessert food until sweet potato toast all but took over Instagram. All those shots of sweet potato slices covered in peanut butter had my creativity wheels spinning… What if I made chocolate coconut milk whipped cream and peanut butter sauce covered sweet potato fries?
Well, I don’t have to ask that question anymore. Because it happened and it was awesome!
Trust me, these are the Dessert Sweet Potato Fries you didn’t even know you needed. Get ready for deliciousness!
Remember when you were little and life was a little less stressful? Ok, a lot less stressful? Adulthood came with a ton of freedoms, but it certainly amped things up in the stress department too. And while you left a lot of good things behind in your childhood (bad hair cuts, horrible fashions, puberty…) you may have left some pretty awesome stress relieving activities behind as well.
Obviously, you can’t get into a time machine and go back to the carefree days of your childhood. But you can embrace some of the carefree activities you used to love as a kid. And they can help to support yourself in so many ways!
Here are 4 awesome stress relieving activities from your childhood that you should definitely be doing as an adult.
What time is it? It’s healthy smoothie time yo! I basically live off of smoothies all year round, but I think I double down in the summer. I mean, can you really blame me? We’re basically living in a wonderful world full of tons of fresh, local fruits and veggies right now. Isn’t summer wonderful?
I love to share my smoothie creations over on Instagram fairly often, but they get buried super fast. I thought it was high time I did a roundup of some of my favourite recent healthy smoothie recipes so you can double down on smoothie goodness too. You in? Let’s do this!
Here are 4 simple, delicious, healthy smoothie recipes that are perfect for breakfast or dessert: