As someone who's personally been using essential oils for nearly two years, I felt it was time to move from simply using oils, to sharing what they've done for me and my family.
Authenticity means everything to me, which is why it's taken so long for me to move into the space of sharing and selling oils. As I really, whole heartedly began to believe in them and fall in love with this non-toxic lifestyle we are leading with our homes, health and bodies, I began speaking more of them and sharing them with those around me and with my clients and readers.
Many have asked how they can get started, I have all that info on my oils page.
This post, however, serves to inform on how you can best utilize the oils that come in the Premium Starter Kit. It's how I got started, it contains some of my very favorite oils that are versatile for your everyday life and it is how many of my friends and clients are starting their oily journeys as well.
Below I've outlined what's included in the Premium Starter Kit, and how each oil is best used. If you have any questions, would like to try an oil or are interested in getting started, contact me. I'd be happy to chat!
It's lightweight container also makes it easy to pop into my gym tote, backpack or purse and it lasts a long time. And you can enter to win TWO free bottles (one for you, and one for a fitness buddy) by clicking here because I think you beautiful ladies all deserve to be luxuriously hydrated too!
In addition to my yoga mat, headphones and water bottle, it keeps my gym bag light while allowing me to feel fresh and go about the rest of my day.
What special items makes your gym sessions feel luxurious and keep you refreshed?
This is a sponsored post. I received free product from Evian in exchange for writing this review. Although this post is sponsored, all opinions, as well as the photography, are my own.
Tip of the day. Everyday.
Know what you're putting in your body.
It's important to be aware of what you're consuming. We get one body and what we fuel that body with determines how we feel, both physically and mentally. Starbucks recently released the sugar content for their latest six new flavors of Frappuccino's that everyone is going nuts over and I have to say, honestly, these numbers are almost criminal. 102 GRAMS of SUGAR?!
As someone who tries to abstain from sugar completely, sometimes I will have a treat using honey, agave and in rare cases, organic cane sugar, but I limit myself to 10-14 grams. 10-14 grams and I can still feel the adverse effects of sugar. So I can't IMAGINE what putting 10x that into my body would feel like at this point. And I wouldn't want to know. Sugar is toxic and sugar addiction is an epidemic in our country. Starbucks just continues to take advantage of that fact.
There's also a big trend in people giving their children these sugar-laden drinks, the ones made without coffee, but I would suggest MUCH healthier alternatives. Make a shake at home. I have a recipe for a dairy-free and sugar-free shake that tastes remarkably like a restaurant chocolate shake that is loved by toddlers in my home. Childhood obesity and diabetes is growing at alarming rates and we the power to stop and slow that trend by making health-conscious decisions.
I am not saying we don't deserve the occasional treat, and if you must get a treat when you're out, know the sugar content. Opt for a sweetened tea or order a hot cocoa. Or work on a sugar-cleanse to benefit you, so that next time you will be satisfied with an herbal tea, warm lemon water or black decaf. Peppermint tea with a dash of honey is so sweet & satisfying to my palette now it feels like dessert. Make these easy swaps and your health, and your wallet, will thank you.
This is a sponsored post. I received a free sample packet of Everlast VP Pro Vegan Protein Mix from Everlast Nutrition and Blogdash for review. All opinions, as well as photography, are my own.
The name Everlast has been somewhat of a fixture in my home since I was a little girl. Growing up I always watched my dad watching the boxing greats. Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard and Holyfield were men my dad cheered on as a hobby. He also had a gym in our garage where he would box and workout.
Though I may not remember any details from any of the matches, I was after all, only five years old, I do remember his red Everlast boxing gloves.
I always felt so cool sneaking them and pretending to box, my tiny little arms dwarfed by the over-sized gloves. It was a symbol of strength and ability. And I liked that.
They say many things in life come back around, and when I was honored to be asked to be a Brand Ambassador for Everlasts' new vegan protein line, the little girl in me grinned.
I am always happy to get behind a product that promotes a healthy and fitness driven lifestyle, so I had to try their new protein powder - as smoothies for breakfast when I'm busy are my life.
Now, do keep in mind that the powder is not 100% Paleo, due to the inclusion of rice protein, but since I handle rice in moderation, and it's found in my other prescribed, anti-inflammatory powders, I weighed the pros against the cons, and the Everlast powder is a win in my book.
If you are vegan, and can tolerate rice, this is a great option. It's a vanilla-flavored blend of pea, rice and hemp protein and packs a whopping 22 grams of protein per serving. That's over half my daily requirement for my weight! AND, NO GMOS and NO SUGAR. It's naturally sweetened with Stevia. Win and win again.
If you'd like to try it for yourself, you can visit www.EverlastNutrition.com - and they are currently having a sale!
Nosh & Nurture readers can ALSO save an additional 5% on top of any site discounts by using the promo code NOSHEVERLAST
On top of all that goodness, right now they are giving away a free workout shirt with every order while supplies last. Free clothes are always a plus! And OF course, I wouldn't leave you guys hanging without a smoothie recipe. The protein powder blends beautifully with many juice, fruit or veggie options, or you can even drink it in water. I myself prefer a fruit and veggie smoothie for added fiber and vitamins to pair with the powders stellar amino acid profile. Scroll down to see how I blended up my smoothie today before my workout & enjoy!
Everlast Smoothie Recipe For Optimal Performance -
- 1 Scoop Vanilla Everlast Vegan Protein
- 1 Banana
- 1/2 C. Mango, Cubed
- 1 C. Frozen Organic Strawberries
- 1/2 C. Coconut Milk
- 1/2 C. Orange Juice
Blend in your Ninja or comparable blender, serve and enjoy cold. You can also use it in a green smoothie, or any of my many other smoothie recipes found here.
I would love to hear your feedback on your favorite Everlast protein product. Nosh & Nurture readers can use the promo code NOSHEVERLAST site wide for any product - including their Everlast Lean weight loss solutions for women.
Made by Ortho Molecular Products InflammaCORE is a protein powder designed to alleviate intestinal inflammation. My doctor prescribed this for me, and though it's pricey, it's been a saving grace on my journey from how sick I felt just over a year ago. Packed with ingredients such as flax seed, green tea and turmeric it brings a well-rounded set of herbs to stimulate internal healing.
Each serving has 19 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber in addition to 1,000 grams of Omega 3's. On top of it all, it's naturally sweetened with a touch of Stevia and it tastes delicious. Available in cherry, orange and banana creme, I myself prefer the banana creme. It pairs so yummy with all natural blueberry juice, coconut milk or chocolate almond milk with an added real banana as a dessert treat that takes care of my body. Below is a listing from OrtoMolecular on the specific benefits of each herb. I've also seen many reviews on this product about how well it works, being a saving grace for a lot of patients with IBS. I myself can vouch for this product and highly recommend it to anyone struggling with inflammation problems.
Visit OrthoMolecular's official site here.
This orange-colored spice, used for thousands of years in cooking and medicine, is rich in curcumin. In numerous studies, curcumin has been shown to have strong NFkB-modulating properties. NFkB plays a crucial role in inflammation. High activity levels of NFkB are associated with cell death and tissue damage. This broad-spectrum activity makes curcumin a great choice for supporting balanced inflammation in the body.
Skullcap Root Extract
Skullcap root has been used historically in Chinese medicine to support balance in the basic inflammatory response function and healthy immune function. Studies show skullcap is a strong scavenger of oxidative radicals, and is also able to promote balanced NFkB activity and maintain normal prostaglandin synthesis.
Green Tea Extract (EGCG)
EGCG, the most well-researched catechin in green tea, has been shown to protect cells from free radical damage and positively affect inflammatory response markers.
Efficacious amount of l-glutamine and glycine, amino acids crucial for mucosal regeneration and tissue repair.
Immune System Balance
Biologically active amount of vitamin D and arabinogalactan for support of proper immune function.