Let me tell you why I love making trail mix! The main reason? I’m always on-the-move and it is the perfect snack to make ahead and grab on the way out the door. By making it at home - you can prep a bunch and have them ready for weekday snacking or to add to your kid’s lunchbox. I also love that you can pack them full of your personal favorite superfoods or whatever you have on-hand.Read More
It’s finally fall! Something about this year has had me extra excited about the season and reminiscent of my childhood growing up in the Pacific Northwest where it was all about savoring the last of the rain-less days, frolicking in piles of burnt orange and red leaves, my dad’s football and golf on in the background of every weekend, the buzz of college students returning to town (living so close to campus in Eugene, Oregon, this was a memorable part of growing up), scheming about Halloween costumes, and of course, the excitement of a new school year.
But most of all, it was that feeling of home.Read More
In the realm of detoxing and beauty foods, lemons hold the number one place in my heart. I picked lemons as the first food because their effects can literally be life-changing. I know that's a big claim, but I believe this happy, sour little citrus stands up to the challenge.
This beauty food aligns perfectly with the first Beautycounter regimen I chose - No. 1 Brightening + Vitamin C, not only because it is notoriously rich in Vitamin C, but also because it's effects are literally brightening for the skin!Read More
Smoothie bowls seem relatively straightforward, and they are, in theory. But I've had my fair share of smoothie bowl blunders. For me, the problem always seems to be getting them thick enough, while not feeling like I'm running the motor out of my beloved Vitamix. A fine balance and one that requires a little practice and patience.Read More
You guys. Green smoothies totally changed my life. And that's why I'm totally obsessed with them and want to share them with everyone and their mom.
Let me tell you what happened in my life when I started drinking a green smoothie every morning...
In the first few days, I noticed I wasn't starving and ravenous by 11 a.m. In fact, I craved lighter, more veggie-filled lunches. I felt more clear-headed and less tired throughout the day. I started having fun with different flavor combos, and seeing how many greens I could pack into my smoothies. I found myself looking forward to getting out of bed in the morning, excited to get blending.Read More