Better You in 2014

There's always room for improvement, a better youAs this year winds down and 2014 approaches I’ve been thinking of what I want for myself and my brand in the future. A future I can start working on today. I am going to BE better. Period that is my one and only goal. My challenge to myself and to my followers is simple: Be a Better You. Each day my intent is to do my best. So often we set outlandish goals. Crazy weight loss numbers. Deprivation. We fight change. We fight the goal, the dream. Then we get upset when we can’t reach them, or they don’t come fast enough. We don’t allow ourselves to change. We set out for perfection and crash and burn when we don’t reach our own perceptions of perfection. Perceptions of the perfect body, the perfect diet, the perfect weight, the perfect size. This year I want to focus on each day, each moment, each meal, each exercise making it the best I have. I want to be my healthiest self. Loving and focusing on the moment will allow me to become my happiest, healthiest, most fit, healing self.

What intentions do I want to set to be healthier? To myself I think:

Today I will eat healthy. I will nourish my body. Today I will eat more whole foods. Today I won’t eat anything processed. Today I won’t eat any gluten or sugar. Today I will eat good portions. Today I will cook tasty, delicious food. Today I will pause….breathe….relax….and enjoy the nourishing food in front of me. Today I will eat healing foods. I will eat more fermented foods. I’ll use more spices. I’ll cook with more bone broths. I’ll eat more local foods. I’ll eat more wild or grass-fed meat and Continue reading “Better You in 2014”

Strawberry Kombucha Ice Cream

007I have been playing with ice cream recipes lately, this is probably my own personal favorite. Whereas the others were creamy and decadent, this was absolutely light and refreshing. Do you know what kombucha is? Through the Weston A. Price I came to learn about the benefits of fermented to food. Traditionally they were used to preserve foods, but there are more benefits. They often make food more nutritious, increasing the nutritional value. Take fermented dairy too. Kefirs and dairy are actually easier to digest for many than dairy (keep in mind I am a believer in raw dairy from grass-fed cows). What I believe i a great asset to fermented foods are that they act like a probiotic, promoting the good bacteria in your gut (flora). Good flora promotes good immunity and good health. Kombucha then is a fermented tea. For this recipe I got a raw kombucha, but you can certainly make your own (which I intend on doing, I just wanted to experiment first and I was so pleased with the results I had to share right away).

Strawberry Kombucha Ice Cream

  • 1 cup Kombucha
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries

To Make: Process all the ingredients. Freeze in a glass dish for several hours or overnight. Run through the food processor to make it nice and smooth. Serve!