The holidays are upon us. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, as they say, and for good reasons. More time to spend with family and friends, gifts everywhere, and *a lot* of food. How to stay well and healthy during the holiday season?
A great smoothie to boost your immunity, and help you battle colds.
I love to eat healthy, but what exactly is in my pantry? See for yourself!
If you know me at all, you know that I love love love nut butters. Eat it out of the jar kind of love. Being used to a plethora of choices in NYC of all types of nut butters, I faced quite a shock in Crete where I was lucky to find organic-no-crap-added peanut butter. And that was basically it. That being said, tahini is a star here.
Lemon essential oil is one of the most versatile oils and a favorite in many households for good reasons. Not only does it smell yummy, it is a potent oil which can be used for so many things. Read on why.
I became obsessed with matcha instantly. I loved the energy, the taste, and I didn't even want coffee anymore. Plus all the health properties made this drink even more special.
What is oil pulling, you ask? It is an Ayurvedic practice which dates back thousands of years, unlike many health trends of today. It provides many health benefits and helps to naturally whiten your teeth.
ACV is a magical elixir which could help with digestion and detoxification, and aid in weight loss. It can also be beneficial for problematic skin when applied topically, and even help with sun burn.
Even though I live in the land where (magical) olive oil is made, and is widely consumed by all including myself, I still love my coconut oil. Here is why:
There are many theories and studies about coffee, and since I love the stuff, I believe in the health benefits of it (in rational amounts, of course). You all have probably heard of the new-ish "Bulletproof coffee" trend at this point. It's basically coffee with butter and MCT oil. It's meant to give you energy and healthy fats, and be a great way to start the day, no breakfast needed. My approach is somewhat altered, but the idea is the same. Coffee which provides energy, healthy fats, and gives you energy for the day ahead.
It's here, it's new, it's exciting!
This year was very eventful for me, which is maybe why it feels like it flew by. It feels as if just yesterday I was saying hello to 2015