It’s spring and that means fiddleheads are one of the first fresh green edibles we start seeing in many parts of the country, particularly the Northeast. If this antioxidant-rich plant isn’t available where you live, this fiddlehead salad recipe will be a great example of how important it is to eat local to your own unique area. We make all our recipes so that you can easily alter them and include ingredients that are local and seasonal for everyone in our worldwide community.
There are two things that i’m loving these days: early morning workouts and a super quick, post-workout blueberry shake. This blueberry shake as high-energy as it gets, both in taste and in nutrients. This mason jar is full of large servings of antioxidants, good fats, plant-based protein, and an extra kick of greens. The tahini adds a great flavor and slows down the sugar release from the blueberries. Since blueberries are low in sugar and high in fiber, they are the perfect fruit to go along with the Clean Program.
One of the most common issues our clients reveal to us is this: “I have a sugar addiction.” Why is it so challenging to curb our sugar-use? The answer may be found by taking a closer look at our biology.
We often see coffee shops on every corner, a steady stream of people in and out, and more walking and sitting just about everywhere you go with cups of coffee. Coffee talk is a connector, we gather over steaming cups and for some, it’s a nice morning ritual. While this is true, it’s also true that it is incredibly stimulating and addictive and when doing a 21-Day Clean Program detox or trying to bring your body back into balance and optimal health, we think coffee deserves a second look.
“Gluten-free” is becoming quite the diet buzzword these days, so I wanted to dig into this a bit more and explore why being a gluten-free girl is important for me and how it plays into my diet. What is gluten?Gluten is the protein found in wheat and some other grains. One problem is that gluten damages the gut lining and increases intestinal permeability. This is why we usually recommend a gluten-free diet as a reset button, usually in conjunction with some advanced digestive support.
We’ve all heard about the power of meditation. It’s been shown to ease depression, improve mental function, and reduce stress and anxiety. Did you know it also reduces thought patterns or attachments to negative feelings that actually influence our physical chemistry?
Meditation quiets the the constant, undirected thinking that often brings anxiety, worry, and distraction into our everyday lives. Even taking five minutes to practice meditation can bring us back into the present moment, encourage better decision-making, and allow us to truly experience our lives to the fullest.
A large component of the 21-Day Clean Program that we’re all familiar with is eliminating toxins from the body. But limiting cleansing to its detoxifying effects would do a disservice to the wholeness achievable through the bigger picture of cleansing. A meditation routine can work in conjunction with healthy habits to take your health to the next level.