Have you heard of Bulletproof Coffee? Well, it is an interesting concept... adding coconut oil and butter to your coffee and blending it up each morning sounds like it might be a little, well, unconventional and maybe even gross?... Making your coffee this way has supposed health benefits for the brain, it's known to enhance energy, curb cravings and feed your brain some good fats early in the day to keep you going all day long. So obviously, me being an extra virgin olive oil fan, I thought I would do a little experiment and try out an olive oil version of this drink. Since extra virgin olive oil is associated with many, many benefits to the human body - it nourishes the brain, supports a healthy cardiovascular system, it can help to reduce pain and inflammation, it's packed with anti-oxidants, supports cell regeneration, and it is one of the healthiest fats out there (so long as you've got the real stuff!) I thought, I've got to try this out!
Making healthier food choices for you and your family can seem almost daunting if you don't know where to start.
One huge (and simple) change in your every day cooking and food prep could be replacing a store bought salad dressings with quick and easy homemade dressings. This is always a smart choice because this means reducing the amount of preservatives, fillers, dyes and processed foods that go onto your plates and into your body each and every day.
We've provided some of our favorite healthy alternatives to some very popular salad dressings that you can easily whip up at home. Enjoy!
Summer has come and gone and we are all getting back in the swing of things. Life is happening and there doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day, right? Well, no fear, we are here to help you get through your days with ease by providing 8 healthy, quick and really tasty snacks that your kids will absolutely love!
Are your tummies ready? Here are our 8 healthy and quick after school snacks:
Olive oil is so much more than a kitchen staple... it can be used in countless ways to help you complete daily households tasks the all-natural way. We definitely got creative with some of these, but trust us, you will never want to use anything else once you try these out!
What better way to treat yourself than with an all natural face mask? We say a high antioxidant all natural face mask! We blended up our favorite ingredients to create an all natural face mask that enhances cell regeneration and speeds the healing of tissue (aka the skin) so you can pull this recipe out of your back pocket anytime you feel the need to give yourself a little spa treatment. Because trust us, you're worth it!
I think we can all agree that Summer is here! As temps rise, I'm constantly looking for ways to stay cool. One of my favorite ways is with a refreshing infused water.
There are countless different varieties of infusions to choose create - certain combinations of fruits and herbs can be extremely rejuvenating and cooling in this Summer heat. This is also a fun DIY activity with the kids; it gets their creative juices flowing and keeps them hydrated!
Here are 6 of my favorite ways to jazz up my H2O...
Admit it, you've all wanted to have your own herb garden at some point or another in your life, but were maybe just too intimidated or didn't know where to start.
Well, I am here to share with you 6 simple steps to finally planting your own and keeping it alive all season long for your culinary needs.
Who loves a good antipasto board? The flawlessly rolled prosciutto, the perfect wedge of cheese, the way every tiny bite of food harmoniously works together - it's a work of art, really.
I frequently order these at restaurants, but when it comes to recreating this food masterpiece at home, I get a bit discouraged.
Self-massage, also known as Abhyanga, is a traditional Indian self-care regimen. It is used to help stimulate and detoxify lymph, tone the muscles, lubricate the joints, balance the nervous system, increase circulation, improve sleep patterns and much more.
Self-massage with olive oil is something that has been practiced for centuries and is incredible for the skin. It moisturizes it while increasing its firmness - reducing wrinkles and promoting youthful skin. This treatment takes no prep time and uses an ingredient you most likely have in your kitchen. My two sisters, Mom and I have been doing this for years now and let me just tell you, it works!
Watch me demonstrate in our video below how easy and stimulating it is to self-massage with olive oil...
Sometimes I drink wine, other times I light candles. On days when I need to totally de-stress, I look to the tub. There's nothing quite like a good bath...your muscles relax and the tension fades away in your back and neck. To make it extra luxurious, I always add a home-made bath bomb. The fizzy bubbles, essentials oils, and beneficial minerals are a treat for the senses.
This DIY Bath Bombs recipe is one of my favorites! I recommend making at least 12 at a time so you have them on hand. I keep them in a little basket by my tub. They serve as a good reminder to settle back and simmer down when I need it most :) It's about time you treated yourself, don't you think?