My alarm goes off at 5:22 am.
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It gives me just enough time for two 8 minute snoozes, where I slowly wake up to the dark morning.
I need this time to prepare to wake up.
At 5:38 am I get out of bed, I open the doors to let the cool morning air in, I go to the bathroom, put on my warm robe, grab my headphones, and light a candle.
I love the way the candle lights up the room.
I find one of my favorite meditations or meditative music and I settle on my bed with a straight back supported by my soft headboard and extend my legs.
I feel my body.
"Good morning, body." I say to myself.
I check into the universe that carries me everyday.
It's the first thing I do.
I notice any tension, tightness, and breathe deeply into the nook and crannies that store all my shit.
I take somewhere between 8-10 deep deep breaths before I settle in.
I always feel my shoulders and belly relax. ...
Man, is it a struggle to keep our kids healthy in a world that seems to be working against every effort we make to keep them healthy.
I've created a lot of struggle and suffering around this in my life and I'm here today to share with you profound tips, strategies, and most importantly the mindset that has helped me guide my kids to eat healthier foods.
This is a subject near and dear to my heart.
I have been on a long journey in the evolution of helping my kids to eat and choose healthy foods.
I find this is most every parent's struggle, and I want you to know that you are not alone!
It can feel so challenging in a world of fast food and sugar at every turn.
In this episode of the Hippie Moms Podcast, I share simple tips and strategies that we CAN do in our home to help cultivate nourishing and healthy habits for our kids, especially when it comes to food!
Let's face it, we all want our kids to eat healthy foods, so I'm here to light a...
Hello home to 20,500 genes,
When I walked out of my doctor's office in 2007 with 7 prescriptions to address all of my digestive, skin, and anxiety issues, I truly thought that that was my fate.
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Every elder in my life was on some kind of prescription or 5 to "fix" some ailment or symptom they were struggling with.
The deep rooted belief that there was a "pill for every ill", ran deep in my family, and still does.
I deeply believed that this was just how it was and that I would be on prescriptions for the rest of my life.
I mean every older person I knew all had one or many kinds of health issues.
Obesity, diabetes, depression, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, etc., etc., etc.
In my reality it was normal to be unhealthy and on prescriptions.
Shortly after that day and the devastating story that I believed that I too would be on some sort of pill for the rest of my life, something...
"Eat your greens!"
The phase and every parent tells their child at meal time at some point in their lives, if not hundreds of times.
Isn't that what every parent wants, is their child to eat their greens?
Heck, just to eat their vegetables!
Well the number one tip I give mamas if they want their children to eat their vegetables is... MAMA YOU EAT YOUR VEGETABLES FIRST!
Kids don't do what you say, they do what you do and over time as they watch you take good care of your body, mind, and soul then that will become their home and center point for the rest of their lives.
Let's talk a little science.
Well a 2018 report in the Journal Neurology found that a diet containing approximately one serving of green leafy vegetables per day is associated with slower age-related cognitive decline.
The study focused on the consumption of green leafy vegetables like spinach, kale, collards, and lettuce which have been shown in previous studies to...
This is seriously such a divine treat and what's awesome is it's packed with nutrients.
I love sweets, so my strategy isn't to deny myself but to create desserts that are not only satisfying and delicious but nourishing as well.
The beautiful thing about this recipe is the whole family will love it!!
Chia seeds are:
All of the above help lower inflammation and give the body the building blocks it needs to do what it is supposed to do, keep you alive and healthy!
What's even better is when you soak chia seeds they become gelatinous and can even help prevent dehydration. Soaking them also helps rid their digestive inhibitors (all seeds have these). So basically they are better for your digestive system and are SO good for helping regulate bowel movements.
This recipe also has tons of healthy fats and magnesium, from the cacao! You...
Sometimes there is nothing like a warm, nourishing and yummy bowl of oatmeal in the morning.
When I was young, I'd eat those oatmeal packets where you pour them into a bowl and mix with water, then pop it into the microwave.
I used to LOVE that sweet and salty , yet upon my awakening, I wouldn't touch those packets with a 10-ft pole!
I still love oatmeal and have grown to love making every batch with love and intention.
For some reason, I prefer steel cut oats over regular rolled oats.
My favorite brand, is the Organic Sprouted Steel Cut Oats from One Degree. Photo below of it below:
The trick is to make oats more digestible and kinder to our bodies, is soaking them for 8-12 hours before cooking them.
Sprouted oats will always be easier to digest and the first step will always be so SOAK YOUR OATS the night before!
To do so...
Granola has a bad rap.
Most store-bought are full of processed oils, tons of sugars, and ingredients that aren't recognizable by Mother Nature.
Many also have GMO's which wreak havoc on our digestive system and make pesticides even harder for the body to break down!
I have yet to find a legit granola I like.
So of course, I had to make my own!
This is a yummy granola recipe I love to eat with a clean whole milk and 100% grass fed yogurt and then top it with fruit like sliced bananas and fresh blue berries.
It's also super yummy to just eat it like cereal with your homemade nut and seed milks!
It's super quick to create and simple to throw together, bake, and enjoy.
Don't get too caught up on having ALL the ingredients. You can sub different nuts and seeds or just make it even more simple because sometimes less is more!
Okay, let's do this!
Ingredients: (all organic ingredients recommended)
I’m all about dips.
You make a big batch and there they are waiting to be eaten when you’re starving… they last for days in the fridge and when you make them with real, whole, nourishing ingredients… they can help you stay on track.
The magic in nourishing your body is our willinness to prep and prepare for the future hungry versions of us who are on a rampage to stuff our face. Giving those versions of us healthy options ready to be ravished is key!
This classic homemade hummus recipe is one I’ve been using for years!
Super easy, really yummy, and nourishing. Boom.
Let’s do this:
Serving Size: 4-8
Tools Needed: Food processor or high-speed blender
Once you taste homemade nut milk, you will NEVER buy synthetic vitamin, gum and carrageen infused, and chemical-laden nut milk again.
All the gums, emulsifiers, stabilizers, and additives added to seemingly healthy nut milks are a huge cause for concern.
They are all linked to major digestive issues.
Wondering why you feel bloated after drinking your coffee with oat milk?
Learning about these gums and how they are linked to poor health catapulted me to making my very own nut milk and well, there’s just no turning back.
Nut milk is super easy to make and absolutely delicious.
It takes a little foresight since we must soak the nuts/seeds overnight with a little bit of sea salt.
Soaking helps break down antinutrients in the nuts and seeds AND helps soften them to make the nut milk creamy and so yummy.
So it's vital that we think ahead and make it happen.
I really couldn’t think of a better name for these delicious raw bars, so Hippie Mom Raw Bars it is!
These raw ingredients are nutrient-dense, high in fiber, loaded with antioxidants, healthy fats, protein, and satisfy that sweet tooth with flavor and fullness.
You can always make these your own by playing with different seeds, nut butters, and toppings!
Let’s do this:
Serving Size: 8-10 servings
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