Following the Whole30 program (it’s Day 6!), I have been missing my morning coffee with vanilla soy creamer! (soy is a no-no on Whole30, as is any added sugar). I made bulletproof coffee but could not get more than a sip down, I must have made it wrong because so many people say it tastes good!? Well I didn’t have the brain octane oil, so used coconut oil instead – that might of affected it! I just got all these ingredients so I shall try again 🙂
While I await the arrival of the brain octane oil, I have been replacing my morning coffee with (more…)
Every year, I use Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent as the best excuse to really push my health & fitness routine to the next gear. If you read my Friday’s post, I mentioned that I was cutting out all animal products from my diet, but I am not entirely convinced that is (more…)
I added a Good for you Glossary (GFYG) to my blog because I think there are quite a few ingredients that I incorporate into my lifestyle that are worth mentioning. Being a Biology major, I like to know WHY something is good for me and the benefits I get by consuming it. (more…)
I mentioned I got sick around the holidays with all the back and forth, drinking, over-eating, not sleeping, million things going on. My immune system couldn’t handle it. Whenever I feel like I am getting sick, I load up on antioxidants quickly. This time, with all the rushing around, I didn’t take good care of myself. SO, I spent a few days on the couch forcing myself to relax and get better before our ski weekend trip. I was happy to recover in just 2 days from what I think was the flu…(cold sweats, fever, congestion, fatigue) I made myself my dad’s amazingly delicious chicken noodle soup and ate it non-stop for 3 days. I also drank peppermint tea and chamomile tea with honey every hour and of course, made sure to eat an (more…)
I carved pumpkins over the weekend at my parents house – yeah I know – so cool of me. Well, anyways I love spending time with family and I take every opportunity to do so because who knows where life will take Nico and I in a few years — we could live in another part of the world because of Nico’s job and then I won’t be able to carve pumpkins with the fam so easily!
We almost threw out the seeds this time. Luckily, dad made sure to gather them all up, rinse, separate all the stringy pumpkin pulp and roast them (325° F for 25 minutes, make sure to stir them around every 8 mins or so). It wasn’t until last year when someone I used to work with brought in a ziplock bag filled with a medley of in shell roasted pumpkin seeds and roasted coconut chips (he got these from Trader Joe) to snack on. I was hooked on the flavor combination and looked into (more…)
New Year-New Habits? Or maybe just restart those habits that may of subsided around the Holidays — Kick start the New Year with healthy options!
Like this Organic Matcha! I always get a Green-Tea-Soy-Latte from Starbucks and after it racking up my weekly coffee-run limit, I decided to try and make it at home — Well, I have had no luck finding green Matcha powder (Starbucks uses it in the drink!) My sister was able to find me a tiny amount in a small store in Chinatown (Boston), but it was pretty bitter(& pricey) and I couldn’t master making the GTSL I love from the bucks!
Recently, stores like Whole Foods have caught on and began filling their bulk sections with Matcha powder – However, my favorite thus far is the one from kissmeorganics.com.
Did you know having just 1/2 tsp a day provides you with loads of health benefits? I drink tons of green tea, but this Matcha gives me about 137x more the amount of antioxidants.