Family Health & Fitness

Health and Fitness – they feel like buzzwords these days, but they are more than words – they are a lifestyle. Often when you think of fitness, you think six packs abs and buns of steel. However, what if I told you it’s not about outward appearances? On my journey to live a healthier, more fit, lifestyle, I discovered something I’d never really considered: my kids are watching. Not only are they watching, they are doing. As I began to make healthier choices, I found that my children also enjoyed the benefits of these choices. Often choosing delicious smoothies over sugary cereals or salads over french fries. Often fresh veggies & fruit are the preferred after school snack in my home. They di

Recipe: Chinese Cowboy Chili

Ingredients Ingredients: Rice 2 cups Heirloom Forbidden Rice 3 ½ cups vegetable stock or chicken broth for cooking. optional: use water instead of broth Ingredients: Chili 1 BPA-free can kidney beans 15 oz. 1 BPA-free can pinto beans 15 oz. About 2 cups total of cooked beans – feel free to soak and cook your own beans, however, the canned beans cut down on the prep time for this recipe 2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil or coconut oil 1 medium sweet yellow onion diced 2 cups deeded and diced red yellow or orange bell peppers – about 2 medium peppers 1 medium sweet potato peeled and diced 2 medium stalks celery diced ½ jalapeno seeded and finely minced 4 large cloves garlic finely minced 2

DIY: Ayurveda Body Care

My favorite times of the year are not what most people would expect. They are not holidays or seasons. My favorite time of the year are Ayurveda cleanse times - around April and September. These times are a defined "me time" where self-care takes center stage, even if it is for only a few short days. In Ayurveda, dinacharya, daily care routines, help center one's mind, body and spirit, helping to balance the doshas (Vata, Pitta, and Kapha). Two simple practices are Abhyanga and using Nasya oil. Abhyanga is the practice of self massage. It increases ojas, a vital energy that is especially important this time of year. It nourishes the skin, helps to remove ama (toxins) from the skin, and helps

Recipe: Ancient Nutrition Bone Broth Pecan Pie Bars

For a great way to squeeze the myriad benefits of bone breath into your daily nutrition, what better way than an on-the-go snack like protein bars? Perfect for an afternoon pick me up for kids and adults of all ages! With just a little prep at the start of the week, you'll be snacking great everyday. SERVES: 6 | PREP: 15 MINUTES | TIME: 2 HOUR Ingredients: 1¼ Cups Pecans 3 Scoops of Bone Broth Protein™ Choice of Flavor ¼ Teaspoon Sea Salt 1 Cup Halved and Pitted Dates 1 Tablespoon Raw Honey 1 Tablespoon Melted Coconut Oil 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract Use Organic, Non-GMO Ingredients Whenever Possible Directions: Place pecans in food processor and pulse until in fine pieces. Add protein powder

What is GORP?

Inspired by the acronym coined by 1960's backpackers for trail mix, Good Old Raisins & Peanuts, GORP is a clean, all natural energy bar made in Canada. Each bar contains protein for power, fiber and Omega-3 for health, and antioxidants for recovery. They only source the best ingredients for GORP bars… no junk, no fake sugars, soy, or preservatives. They’re always made in small batches by hand. Protein – GORP bars contain no whey or soy. The protein comes from sprouted brown rice protein, hemp, and nuts.The 11 grams of plant-based protein in every bar will help replenish, repair, and grow your hardworking muscles. Fiber – GORP bars contain 6 grams of dietary fiber – that’s 24% of your daily-

Herbal Tonic Treats

Makes: 12-24 balls Ingredients: 2 cups mixed nuts/ seeds or 2 cups of nut butter (we used pepitas, sunflowers, walnut, cashews) ½ cup oats 1 cup coconut flakes 1 cup apricot/ dates 1/4c. hemp seeds ¼ tsp sea salt 1/4 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp cardamom 1-2 tablespoons powdered reishi, or spirulina ( or other powders) 2-3 tsp honey, depending on sweetness preference. ½ cup almond butter 1 tbsp coconut oil 1/4th cup liquid: herbal tinctures*, almost milk, hemp milk, etc. *For medicinals balls; Urban Moonshine lists the recommended dose and a note to follow the following instructions: For Immune Zoom, Joy Tonic, Simmer Down Tonic: Make 12 balls For Immune Tonic and Energy Tonic: make 24 smaller balls

Recipe: Golden Milk Infusion for Concentration

Time to hit the books! Autumn is approaching, our school loans are growing, we are cramming for tests. Finding a bit of restorative balance before we get too run down is more vital than ever! I like to stay ahead of the distractions and stress by fortifying my body and mind in the best ways that I know how. When brain power is needed, I always turn to the neuron-boosting wellness of Lions Mane Mushroom. Lions Mane (Hericium Erinaceus) is a type of “tooth fungus” found on hardwoods throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. These dreamy frozen waterfall-looking mushrooms are characterized most notably by their long spines that suspend, cascading downward. Lions Mane mushrooms contain immune

Beat the Heat Recipe: Cherry Chaga Pops

Summer's not over yet! We may be back to school, but the temps are still high and holding strong. I am a huge fan of adding Om Mushroom Powders to coffee (Immune powder everyday!) and tea, but what about those summer days when hot beverages are a no-go and you need something refreshing and cool? Om Mushroom's Cherry Chaga Popsicles are the answer to hot summer days! These adaptogenic popsicles are full of healthy fats, fresh cherries + Om CHAGA, which supports anti-aging and is packed with powerful antioxidants. They are the perfect mix of creamy + tart and are a definite crowd pleaser. Here’s to staying cool this summer! Ingredients 1 cup coconut milk 2-3 tablespoons raw local honey or mapl

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