8 Ways to Add Protein to Your Smoothie

8 Ways to Add Protein to Your Smoothie

One of my all-time most popular recipes is my Chocolate Hemp Shake, a simple smoothie that packs 18 grams of protein but uses no protein powders!  A combination of hemp seeds and almond butter (along with small amounts of protein from the other ingredients) easily reaches that number without needing to add additional supplements.

But that's not the only way to add more protein to your workout shake.  Here's a list of 8…

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My Favorite Store-bought Fermented Foods

My Favorite Store-bought Fermented Foods

I love geeking out about digestion, whether it's sharing tips for optimal gut health or creative ways to get ginger into your diet.  One easy way to possibly improve your gut health is to add live probiotic-rich fermented foods into your diet.  If the idea of fermenting crocks of sauerkraut in your root cellar seems archaic or terrifying (or just not practical in the moment), I thought I'd share my go-to living fermented foods at the store and how I use them...

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My Review of the Instant Pot for Healthy Cooking

My Review of the Instant Pot for Healthy Cooking

If you've been on social media at all in the past few months, you've probably seen something about a kitchen appliance called the Instant Pot.  It's an electrical pot that's billed as a combination slow cooker and pressure cooker and claims to do a whole host other things like steam veggies, cook eggs, and even bake a cake.  It seems like such a multi-functional tool that can save space while making dinner prep faster, easier, and more fool-proof...

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How to find legit supplements

How to find legit supplements

Probably like many of you, I don't love taking medication (while of course, still being grateful for its existence!).  If there's a lifestyle change I can make instead of taking a daily pill, you better believe I'm going to give it a shot, whether that's sleeping off a cold instead of taking cold medicine or even trying to adapt my exercise habits and screen time to avoid taking sleeping pills.  Partially it's my sensitivity to drug side effects, part of it is due to the high cost of medication, and just a bit is...

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Best Foods for Better Sleep

Best Foods for Better Sleep

I've never identified much with fairy tale princesses.  We can blame (thank) my feminist mother for that since Barbies, tutus, or anything that screamed Damsel in Distress was strictly off limits to me as a child.  One princess that I still relate to however is the Princess and the Pea.  Homegirl could not sleep because there was a pea under 20 mattresses and she could still feel it...

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Favorite Podcasts to Listen to While Cooking

Favorite Podcasts to Listen to While Cooking

As someone who spends quite a big of time cooking alone (not just for myself, but for clients and class preparation), I totally get that cooking can feel mentally and physically draining.  It's no wonder that after a long day of work, many people want to just throw something together and watch a little TV to distract from stress and get a little entertainment.  Even if you love to cook like me, it's not always the most appetizing way to spend your time...

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My Go-To Healthy Snacks

My Go-To Healthy Snacks

One of the most common questions I get asked is "what are some healthy snack options?"  While I do believe that it's best to eat sit-down meals without snacking in between, I also know from personal experience that it's not always possible, especially with a long, modern work day.  Traditional packaged snack foods (think: the readily available items sold in most vending machines and check-out counters) are low quality, loaded with sugar, refined carbs and additives and they can leave you feeling blegh while also feeling blegh about yourself...

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