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~ Tuesday, May 8 ~
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six good things, in the kitchen.

I love stocking up on yummy things each week and trying new things. It makes me happy to see my kitchen full of healthy delicious things to eat! I thought I’d go through and show you some of my favorite things right now that I’m enjoying. Also, some staples I always have in the kitchen!


Hail Merry Macaroons. These are a perfect little dessert, and super healthy too!


Chia Seeds. I love Chia seeds for so many reasons. Read about the benefits here. These are definitely a staple and I have 1-2 tablespoons everyday!


Metro Mint Water. Yummy & refreshing. I drink a ton of water everyday, and this helps me stay on track.


Probiotic & Enzyme Salad. Another staple. Kimberly Snyder explains why probiotic’s are so important! Click on her link for instructions on how to make the P & E Salad.


PB8 Probiotic Supplement. I take this every morning, as well as have the Probiotic & Enzyme Salad everyday!


Organic Raw Honey. Mmm, amazing in tea, and for homemade face masks, which I’ll do a post on soon! Honey has a ton of nutritional benefits, and is great for naturally sweetening desserts, or whatever your heart desires.


What are some of your favorite healthy kitchen staples?

xx Loryn

Tags: chia seeds metro mint vegan vegetarian raw honey probiotics coconut oil coconut water
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~ Tuesday, April 24 ~
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morning glory.

I really am trying to be more of a morning person. It’s so hard though. I am so busy lately that I have to wake up super early every morning to be productive! Being busy is good. Right? I just started a new job at a small fitness studio in Pasadena. I work at the front desk, but I absolutely love it! It’s such a great environment to be in. Consequently, starting this new job, in addition to another part time job, means I’m tired. Really tired. I’m going to bed late, waking up early and I have no idea what I’m going to be eating for breakfast! I think about these things. All. The. Time. Usually I have a green smoothie, but it’s nice to switch things up a bit.

It’s so easy to eat 3 or more of my grandma’s homemade chocolate chip cookies that sit in a jar on the kitchen counter. Oh yeah, it’s good in the moment but you better believe I pay for it later. Sleepy around 3 or 4 pm? Yeah, I didn’t have a good breakfast. Most people grab a pop tart, or quick oats, but why not treat yourself to something amazing? I think you deserve it :)

Raw overnight oatmeal is, well, amazing. It is the easiest thing in the world to make, and takes less than five minutes! Okay, less than TWO minutes! Seriously, the hardest part of it all is getting out of bed, and putting a spoon in the jar. If I can do it, you can do it. All you do is get a mason jar, or some kind of tupperware, put some rolled oats, chia seeds, milk (I use almond or coconut), and some maple syrup to sweeten! I like adding frozen berries to it too, and in the morning they’re thawed out. Shake or stir it up, set it in the fridge, and in the morning, you have breakfast. Sometimes I eat it as a post work out snack too! Add anything to it that you want to it. Granola, nuts, coconut, dark chocolate, almond butter. The possibilities are endless. It’s kinda like going to get “froyo”, but in your kitchen, and it’s not yogurt. Hmm. Kinda?

basic raw overnight oatmeal

1 serving

1/2 cup organic rolled oats (Or more depending on how much you like! I tend to put a little more)

1 - 2 tablespoons organic chia seeds

1 cup organic almond milk, or milk of your choice

Pinch of salt

Pinch of cinnamon

1/2 of a banana, mashed up or maple syrup, or other sweetener to taste.


directions:

Put the oats and chia seeds in first and mix them around because the chia seeds will clump together if they aren’t mixed well. Add in everything else and I usually just shake the mason jar until everything is blended together, then just stick it in the fridge! THAT’S IT! In the morning the mixture will have expanded because of the chia seeds. The oats will be soft and you can eat it just like it is, or add any toppings that you want.

Apples&Cinnamon - Almond milk with unsweetened apple sauce in place of sweetener, cinnamon (mixed in and on top), diced apples, and crunchy almond butter on the spoon!

Berry Nutty - Frozen mixed berries, almond milk, maple syrup, topped with almonds, shredded coconut, and cacao nibs!

Pina Colada! - Mashed up banana, frozen pineapple, coconut milk, and coconut flakes.


If you come up with any creative toppings, feel free to share them!

xx Loryn

Tags: oatmeal chia seeds breakfast healthy easy delicious vegan gluten-free vegetarian
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