I’m late with my weekly love this weekend; I got hit by a nasty cold bug and I’ve been nursing myself back to health. That means lots of rest, lots of self-care and a ton of hydration – especially with filling, nutritously awesome, healthy smoothies. Everything else has been placed lovingly on the back burner.
Want to join me on the healthy smoothie train? I’ve got some awesome recipes for you below!
My hubby and I are cozy and warm in our home today, watching the snow drift slowly to the ground from our window. We’ve been living in a winter wonderland as of late; gallivanting in the snow by day, snuggling under bundles of blankets by night. And, of course, hot chocolate whenever possible.
Want some hot chocolate too? You’ll live with delicious recipe with maple whipped cream!
Happy December! We are truly in a Winter Wonderland here in Atlantic Canada and the holiday count down has begun. My husband adores this time of year and loves to make our little nest as festive as possible. We are in the mists of decorating and, in usual health-esteem fashion, have a variety of bite sized, healthy snacks on hand! Bliss Balls are a family fave!
Want to treat yourself to some too? Check out these Peanut Butter Chocolate Bliss Balls:
Last Sunday, during our weekly scheduled ‘Walking Dead’ hang out, I found myself craving a vanilla milkshake. Ice cream was a comfort food growing up and part of a serious mother-daughter hang out tradition. I think my Glenn withdrawals (seriously… I NEED TO KNOW) left me needing something sweet and distracting. Like a Vanilla Milkshake…
In typical Health-Esteem fashion I went to my kitchen and got creative. What I came up with is pretty freaking good if I do say so myself. And I do! This delicious, dairy free super star will leave you licking the bowl! And to top things off I threw in some Maple Whipped Cream for extra goodness.
You should treat yourself too! Here’s the recipe for this delicious, dairy free vanilla milkshake:
I used to horde a massive supply of perfumes, makeup, body scrubs and other junky products. When I started my journey on the road to health-esteem I purged my beauty supplies and set out to find ways to develop a healthy beauty routine. Luckily there are lots of awesome options out there! If you peek around you can find wonderful clays, essential oils, amazing deodorants… but sometimes you’ll still need to get creative.
Here are some of my favourite Natural DIY Healthy Beauty Hacks:
I’ve been lactose intolerant for more years than I can count! I used to inhale lactase enzyme pills like candy and eat my fill of cheese, chocolate and ice cream. Those pills eventually began to fail sporadically and I discovered that I thrive on a dairy free diet. While I’ve found alternatives for almost everything (I spend a great deal of time with nut milks, coconut milk ice cream, and dark chocolate) I sometimes find myself pining for cheese. Which is why nutritional yeast and the dairy free cheese recipes you can create with it has been my savior!
Want to give it a try? This Dairy Free Cheese Dip is a pretty good place to start!
Lately I’ve been finding myself closing the window at night and snuggling up in my cozy blankets. It’s made me realize that summer is coming to a close… and while I adore fall, I’m a bit saddened to say goodbye to this warm, relaxing, wonderful time of year. So I’ve decided to cling to summer a bit harder, while I still can. One of my favourite ways to celebrate something is with a delicious treat that satisfies my sweet tooth and supports my health, so I went to the kitchen and got creative!
These Creamy Vanilla Bean Freeze Pops were the delicious outcome!