The true definition of BLISS balls❣️These babes feature 3 of my favorite ingredients for boosting my mood in the dark winter months. 〰️🔆 #WuHaus • Raw Cacao - Packed with antioxidants, raw cacao contains the mood improver, anandamide – known as the bliss molecule - and PEA or phenethylamine, which triggers the release of endorphins and pleasurable neurochemicals. • Mucuna Pruriens - An active adaptogen, mucuna pruriens contains naturally occurring levodopa (L-dopa), a naturally occurring amino acid which transforms into dopamine in the brain. Boosted levels of dopamine promote sound sleep and an overall sense of well-being. • Rhodiola - Increases the sensitivity of cells in the brain and nervous system including serotonin and dopamine, which increase pleasure and improve mood. ————————— 2 cups almond meal 1 1/2 cups coconut butter 10 dried unsweetened, unsulfured apricots 2/3 cup unsweetened almond butter 1 1/2 teaspoons @sunpotion mucuna pruriens 1 1/2 teaspoons @sunpotion rhodiola powder 2 vanilla beans, or 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 teaspoon Ceylon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon cardamom 2 pinches pink salt 1/4 cup cacao nibs 1.) Process all ingredients except cacao nibs in a good processor until a sticky dough ball forms. Add cacao nibs and pulse until well combined. 2.) Roll into balls. I drizzled mine with a mix of 2 Tablespoons melted coconut oil, 2 teaspoons @capbeautydaily The Daily Hit CBD oil and 2 teaspoons raw cacao powder. Sprinkle with crushed freeze-dried raspberries (thanks for the inspo @local_milk), and enjoy!
Talking all about cannabidiol aka CBD over on the blog (link in bio)! 💚🌿 For this piece, I enlisted the help of @anjalouise, the Founder + Editor-in-Chief of @broccoli_mag, to help break down what we know about CBD. Just to differentiate, CBD, unlike THC, does NOT get you high. Because cannabis is still illegal in most places, there hasn’t been much clinical research done on its benefits. Most of what is out there is based on ancecdotal evidence or the power of people sharing their stories. In that spirit, I’m sharing my experience with consistently taking CBD over the past 3 months. I’m also sharing 12 CBD products to try - everything from infused Vermont honey to a CBD face mask. If you’ve used CBD and found it to be helpful (or not), I’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment below. #WuHaus
It’s officially citrus season, and I’m eating it up (literally)! 🍊🍋🍊 From my lemon-infused morning bath to this late afternoon citrus salad. Oranges and grapefruit with avocado, @wondervalley olive oil, salt + pepper. The most simple recipe that’s just bursting with flavor. My favorite type of dishes. 🧡 #WuHaus #Wu30
Letting it allllllll go and fully participating in #SelfCareSunday over here! 🧖🏼♀️✌🏼💆🏼♀️ I feel like the morning bath is totally underrated, but it’s one of my favorite ways to wake up on the weekend. This invigorating eucalyptus-lemon bath awakens the senses and leaves me feeling fresh for the day ahead. Sharing the DIY bath recipe up on the blog (link in bio!) and over on Stories in partnership with @anthropologie 💛 #WuHaus #ABetterYou
PROUD TO BE A WOMAN 💪🏻💪🏼💪🏽💪🏾💪🏿 I stand with all my sisters who fight every damn day for the equality, respect and admiration we deserve.
The recipe for this Spiced Goji-Cacao Smoothie Bowl is up on the blog (link in bio!) in case you missed it earlier this week! ⏰❣️💯🥊 Teamed up with @anthropologie to bring you guys this recipe + 2 others (also on the blog!). Made with banana, zucchini, collagen, almond butter, goji, hemp, cacao, cinnamon and cardamom, this smoothie bowl has been my go-to post workout breakfast. Protein and healthy fats, a touch of sweetness and warming spices. My kind of bowl! Happy Saturday bbs! #WuHaus #sponsored #Wu30
This week I’ve been favoring slow, relaxing mornings. Skipping my usual 7am workout, I’ve been meditating earlier (up to 20 minutes now!) then making my matcha as I begin to plan out my day. I love my usual routine, but sometimes it feels nice to switch it up a little, and for me, this week, that means slowing the f down. My husband’s been gone all week, and I’ve really taken advantage of the solitude and stillness around the haus. Love my guy more than anything, but sometimes it’s nice to have the whole freaking haus to yourself. 💛 Also sharing my weekly inspirations up on the blog! The Friday List No. 2 is up now (link in bio!). Happy Friday everyone! #WuHaus #TheFridayList
For me, January is all about turning inward, focusing on myself, setting intentions and goals for the coming year and practicing daily self-care. I’m so excited to collaborate with @anthropologie on this month’s #ABetterYou to encourage you all to create daily healthy habits that will hopefully inspire you to be the best version of yourself in 2018. I encourage you to be gentle and treat yourself with love and care over the next couple weeks. Whatever that means to you. Maybe you take a couple days off social media, maybe you take a relaxing bath 3 days a week, maybe you start that meditation practice you’ve been thinking about, maybe you commit to exercising more consistently, maybe you cook vegan or vegetarian one day a week. This is a potent time of year for setting intentions, creating habits and getting clear on what you want and need. As always, I’m here to support and encourage you. To help keep you inspired, there’s a new DIY bath recipe and Spiced Goji Smoothie Bowl recipe up on the blog (link in bio)! 💗 #WuHaus #sponsored
Bout to dive right into this bowl! 🌊🏄🏼♀️ People often ask me if I count my daily calories or servings. Answer is I don’t. I never have and I never will. What I do do: I try to fill my bowl (or plate) with at least 50% vegetables. I honor my body by feeding it when it’s hungry. Somedays I’m hungrier than others and on those days I eat more, without fear or guilt. At home my meals are pretty dang healthy because that’s what makes me feel the best, but I don’t deprive myself. I give myself permission to indulge and enjoy whenever I feel like it. Ultimately, I always eat with balance in mind. Sometimes that’s eating a veggie-filled macro bowl after a killer workout, and other times that’s sharing a whole pizza with my husband because it makes me freaking happy. Food is medicine, for our bodies yes, but also for our minds and spirits. 💗 #WuHaus #Wu30
MORE yoga, meditation and mindfulness, LESS hate, racism and bigotry. ✌🏼🦋✨ Let’s learn and follow in the footsteps of great and respected leaders of the past, like MLK, Buddha, Rosa Parks and Nelson Mandela, instead of falling prey to the mindlessness, insensitivity and ignorance of the current Oval Office. Let’s learn to use our voices to speak out against and stand up to injustice. Let’s stop thinking we are immune to what is currently happening in this country. We ALL lose when we let hate win. Let’s start facing the reality of what is happening and start figuring out ways we can come together on a local and global level to support one another and build a stronger, more peaceful community for our children. EVERYONE deserves to be loved and to be treated with equal fairness. 💗
Lunch today is roasted parsnip bone broth soup with broiled salmon, dukkah, carrot ribbons and sprouts. 💚 Right before blending, I added several cups of raw spinach for added nutrients and to turn the soup this vibrant green color. 2 weeks into #Wu30, 2 weeks to go! How you guys feeling?! 💪🏼💪🏼 #WuHaus