I always chuckle when I read product reviews. I know every body is different and each person reacts differently to products. However, I still get sucked into reading about how a product has changed someones life. Well, it seems the reviews for Primal Life Organics are starting to add up…and…I caved and bought into it. Yes, I did this willingly without a 3am infomercial inspiring me. I was drawn to the products for two reasons. First, they use natural ingredients found in nature, which makes it a Paleo skincare company in my mind. Secondly, they create these products in a humane way. Both of my reasons go hand-in-hand when picking out products for my body. When picking out my products, I ordered based on curiosity and transformation. I was curious to see if these “all natural products” would truly work with my body.
I ordered a few things from Primal Life Organics…oh, I should add I ordered an item for my husband too! I did not want to leave him out of this experience. Well needless to say, our products shipped and we started using them the next day! Read below for my thoughts on the products AND A COUPON CODE AT THE END!Continue reading →
Brussels Sprouts is one vegetable I use to hate. Like HATE! About five years ago we hosted Thanksgivings and my brother requested brussels sprouts. Well, being the nice sister I made him a batch. Yep, that batch was all his! He was on cloud nine while we all enjoyed the Thanksgiving junk. Needless to say, brussels sprouts have made an appearance the last two years at Thanksgiving and we are all chowing them down! This is just another example to try, try, try food over and over. Our taste buds are constantly changing through our life. Living a Paleo lifestyle, I could not image a week without brussels sprouts!
I have always been into juicing! I make frequent visits to one of my favorite juicing places called Juicy Leaf. However, with the holiday season and lots of nasty weather in Michigan…I have started juicing at home again.
Juicing from home has a few perks: First, I control all the ingredients I put into my drink (I think all vegetables and one green apple). Next, if juicing in bulk…it is a bit cheaper to buy and juice my own vegetables. Then, I know how fresh my juice is (minutes off the juicer). Lastly, there is also the convenience of doing it in my PJ’s and laying on the sofa preparing for the day.
However, there are a few perks for getting a juice at a local juicer: First and the big selling point for me is time. It is quick and easy because sometimes I don’t have time to make my juice. Next, I’m supporting a local company who is supporting our local farmers using fresh ingredients. Then, I can’t forget the conversations I have with my juicing people (they may inspire me to try new things). Lastly, it is cheaper if I just want one drink versus buying an item which give me multiple juices.
Why am I juicing? My body can handle cooked vegetables, but eating raw vegetables causes me to bloat. When drinking juice, I do not bloat and it helps my digestive system run smoothly. I love the way I feel after drinking a large glass of juice. I feel as though juicing is my green fuel giving me lots of energy! However, I am very picky what I juice and watch the glycemic index when adding in my items. I want fuel not a natural sugar high from what I juice.
Cold weather is here in Michigan. School districts have been off the last 3 consecutive days. Needless to say, I’m looking for anything to keep me warm. Our wind chills have been in the -20…YIKES! I’m the girl who is cold when the heat goes below 68 in the house. It’s all about the layers for me these past two days!
This recipe is easy to make and tastes amazing! It is also compliant with Whole30 and the 21 day sugar detox. Not to mention all the benefits you are getting from the spices. I’m not a big fan of sweet drinks. I’m fine omitting the honey; however, I know some people like sweet drinks. Adjust the honey for your taste buds.
Yep, it’s that time of year….SOUP SEASON! I find once summer disappears all I want is soup. Soup warms me up from the inside out. I grew up loving tomato soup from a can. Yes, a can. I would get very excited when I saw the can with the red label come out of the cupboard. Needless to say, this recipe is all natural and I know all the ingredients I’m putting into my mouth. I now can not say the same about my childhood favorite.
Fall is in the air! I see the trees changing on my drives and love all the colors. I will admit, something about fall wants me to slow down and observe nature’s beauty. In Michigan you can start up-north and have fun color drives and continue driving south while landing at our house, were trees are just starting to change colors. I love the process of color changing. Come Halloween, I will be sad because the leaves will all be gone and naked branches with creak when the wind blows. And when I see naked trees, I fear winter is coming or here!
Since doing the 21 day sugar detox, I am trying to not add additional sugar into my cooking/meals. I enjoy this granola without sugar and find it very flavorful without the sweetness. If you want to add sugar, you can add coconut sugar.
Pumpkin Pie Paleo Granola
1/2 cup walnuts
1/2 cup pecans
1/2 cup macadamia nuts
1/2 cup almonds
1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
2 tbsp coconut oil
1 egg white
1 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp coconut sugar (optional)