Food and Nutrition

The Real Truth About Celery Juice

Celery juice…Weight loss cure? Digestive aid? Flushes out viruses? Overall health panacea? Reverses brain fog, depression, and anxiety? No. Absolutely not. Ridiculous.

Six Science Based Ways to Reduce Hunger and Appetite

Physical hunger is triggered by hormone shifts – ghrelin, cortisol, insulin, leptin etc. Without having to be an endocrinologist you absolutely can help yourself out here by manipulating your food choices and making some simple lifestyle changes!First goal is to stabilize your blood sugar. This encapsulates a few tips in one. Eat protein. Eat fiber rich food.

Horchata Chia Pudding

  • 1 cup unsweetened milk of choice
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract 
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon 
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup 
  • 1 serving protein powder of choice (I like Alaya Naturals Grass Fed Vanilla Whey with Branched Chain Aminos)
  • For topping: fresh fruit of choice, granola, raw cacao nibs, nut butter

Chunky Monkey Overnight Oats

  • ¾ cup rolled oats 
  • 1 cup unsweetened milk of choice
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp raw cacao nibs 
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter 
  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds
  • ½ banana sliced
  • Drizzle of pure maple syrup
  1. Add the oats, milk, and chia seeds to a mason-style jar container and mix well.

Strawberries and Cream Parfait

  • 1 cup unsweetened Greek yogurt 
  • ¼ cup granola 
  • 1 cup strawberries, sliced 
  • 1 tbsp raw honey 
  • For Topping Options: Mixed Berries, Walnut Pieces, Cacao Nibs
  1. Add the yogurt, strawberries, granola and honey into a blender and blend till smooth.  
  2. Top with ingredients of choice and enjoy!

Avocado Chocolate Mousse

  • 1 ripe avocado (medium)
  • 3.5 oz bar dark chocolate (70-85% dark)
  • 2 Tbsp raw cacao powder (cocoa powder)
  • 3/4 cup milk of your choice
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup (add additional tbsp depending on your sweet preference)
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 scoop protein powder of choice (I use Alaya Naturals Collagen Powder