Healthy Elixirs

Immune Boosting Hot Chocolate

Immune Boosting Hot Chocolate

Moms are always writing me to ask for holistic home remedies, so I figured I would share the hot beverage we’ve been sippin’ in my household. This immune boosting hot chocolate recipe includes the immune supportive herb astragalus, the medicinal mushroom reishi, plus the fat soluble vitamins A, D and E which are necessary for natural cold & flu prevention. Even better — it's super rich and delicious -- a treat your whole family will love!

Homemade Elderberry Syrup (Instant Pot Recipe Included!)

Homemade Elderberry Syrup (Instant Pot Recipe Included!)

Elderberry syrup is an effective botanical for preventing - and shortening the duration of - the common cold and flu. This antioxidant-packed berry contains vitamin C, A and minerals.

To support the immune system, take elderberry syrup regularly throughout the fall and winter months. It is safe for the whole family - including kiddos and pregnant or nursing mamas. If you do get a cold or the flu, you can ramp up the dose (see below) to shorten the duration of your illness.

 

 

Do I need to Quit Coffee? + copy cat coffee recipe

Do I need to Quit Coffee? + copy cat coffee recipe

I’ve mentioned recently here and on social media that I’m trying to scale back and change my coffee/caffeine consumption habits.

I’ve talked through this with clients and friends quite a bit (people get deliriously curious when you bring up dietary changes. Particularly when those dietary changes involve less coffee. Moms be like whaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?!), so I thought I’d outline what was going on with me that forced my hand with this decision.

Simple Blender Juice

Simple Blender Juice

So I've been sort of off the grid for the past few months with my blogging and recipe posts.  I'm 18 weeks pregnant and I went through about 10 weeks of brutal nausea and morning sickness (however, please keep in mind that "morning sickness" is the ultimate misnomer because that shit lasts all day).  I won't bore you with pregnancy details; suffice it to say my food world was rocked for close to 3 months.