Breakfasts

Orange Smoothie

Orange Smoothie

So smoothies it is. A boon for you, because I'm coming up with different recipes to keep things fresh. I'm also dumping these recipes into my Funk'tional Holidays Facebook group - so head on over there if you haven't already! I've got other holistic practitioners adding free workouts, yoga videos, meditations and ayruvedic practices to keep you healthy and sane throughout the holidays!

Creamy Dreamy Carrot-Ginger Smoothie

Creamy Dreamy Carrot-Ginger Smoothie

BUT! This week I popped into the Durham Juicery like the college kid I think I still am and ordered the Faster Than Light smoothie. I can’t even explain the joy that it brought me. It was cold, creamy and creative. It was so good I told my husband about it later that day. And texted my friend before going to bed that night because I was still thinking about it. And then made it for breakfast the next day.

Grain-Free Apple Crisp (Gluten Free, Paleo, Vegan)

Grain-Free Apple Crisp (Gluten Free, Paleo, Vegan)

I made this grain-free apple crisp two days in a row because my husband and kid ate the first batch while I was at yoga. Savages. Second time around I wrote down the recipe so I could share with you. Luuuuckkkkyyy. If you've recently visited an apple orchard with your family to post fall images all over social media, cheers. Now you're swimming in apples. Here's what to do with them.

Low-Sugar Grain-Free Granola (gluten free, paleo, low carb)

Low-Sugar Grain-Free Granola (gluten free, paleo, low carb)

Typically when I make granola, I use maple syrup or honey as the sweetener. You don't necessarily NEED a sweetener for taste, but it does help to keep the granola stuck together (and who doesn't love those big granola chunks and clusters?). In an effort to eat less sugar, I wanted to craft a granola that didn't use any sweetener.

Veggie-Packed Grain-Free Porridge (paleo, vegan, AIP)

Veggie-Packed Grain-Free Porridge (paleo, vegan, AIP)

Toddlers. Eye roll. They go through some weird food phases, huh?

A while back the Hattster decided she wasn't really into veggies anymore. Such a flip flopper, that one. Luckily for me, she'll eat just about anything if it's covered in cinnamon (kid loves the stuff - she walks around smelling like a graham cracker despite never eating one in her life). So I pulled this gem of a recipe out of my back pocket and started making it on the reg.

Inflammation-Busting, Gut-Loving Smoothie Bowl

Inflammation-Busting, Gut-Loving Smoothie Bowl

Are you starting your day with a bowlful of inflammation?

WHAT IS INFLAMMATION?

Your immune system recognizes foreign invaders (pathogens, bacteria) and fights them off in a process called inflammation. Immune cells produce cytokines and oxidants, which wipe out invading organisms and damaged tissue. This process is good and necessary for our recovery and health. However, problems arise when your body is constantly fighting off offending situations (chronic stress, poor diet, unregulated blood sugar, gut issues) - leading to widespread inflammation.