July 31, 2018

People ask me how I find time to juice most days. 
I see it as an investment. After a breast cancer scare a few years back, I made it part of daily ritual. It is my way of telling my body, “I love you and don’t want you to get sick.” 💚
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Like most folks, my plate is full to overflowing, so I do have to access good time managment from my quiver. However, I would rather my plate be overflowing with antioxidants and phytonutrients than what happens when they don’t get these things. 🌱
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This is not an act of indulgence, it is an exercise in longevity, vitality and self-preservation. And as the rest of Audre’s quote goes...”....and that is an act of political warfare.”.....giving me the juice to resist. ✊🏼👁💪🏼🔥
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This juice art contains:

apple

celery

cucumber

purple cabbage

carrot

beet

ginger

fresh high CBD cannabis leaf

parsley 

kale

dandelion

lambs quarters

whole lemon (the rind is where those goods are) 

I always add healthy fats to my juice to make nutrients more easily absorbed. 

MCT oil...

July 30, 2018

Taking myself to the forest for a keto picnic is one of my favorite self-care activities. 


Nature + healthy fats + dogs off leash = content, peaceful and satiated. 

Do you have a self-care action plan? 


Sometimes in the moment, when we are tired or overwhelmed it can be challenging to expedite a self-care moment. 


Making a list of a handful of self-care activities to choose from that allow for different moods, energy levels and seasons is a great way to consciously craft your self-care and gives you a resource to draw from created just for you by you. 
And that’s who knows you best! 
 

Keto Picnic Fixins

Organic hormone additive free salami

Grassfed raw cheese

Organic romaine lettuce

Homemade/organic sauerkraut 

Probiotic pickle slices

Homemade mayo (avocado, MCT, olive, grapeseed oils) 

Homemade guacamole

Walnuts

Olives 

Organic horseradish mustard

July 12, 2018

Wild nettle pesto may be my new favorite. As soon as the basil is big enough, another batch will be made combining the two. 

Nettles (stinging nettles) are one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet, even more so than blue green algae. 

They are a wild plant that love to grow in cool, moist, nutrient dense soil. (As a cautionary side note, they do like to grow in irrigation canals and are prone to pick up contaminants such as pesticides, so it is best to find a clean landscape to harvest from.) 

These "weeds" are rich in vitamins, minerals and protein. (For more info on this bit,  you can visit here)

With an affinity for the kidneys, it is no wonder that nettles are actually a support for adrenal fatigue. The adrenals are those little powerhouse glands that sit atop the kidneys and are responsible for much of our endocrine function and steroid hormone production. 

When we blow these puppies out with continual stress which asks of them to release cortisol they get tired and so d...

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