Smoothies

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.

DIY Acai Bowls: How To Make Them At Home

DIY Acai Bowls: How To Make Them At Home

Nothing makes you feel like you’re on a surf trip or yoga retreat more than eating an acai bowl (well, except for maybe surfing and yoga). A cross between eating ice cream and drinking a smoothie, frozen acai is like a tropical vacation in a bowl. And pretty much just as expensive, especially if you’re feeding a lot of little hands. But you can still get all the fun and yum without the hefty price tag! Here’s how to make DIY acai bowls at home.

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.