Super Easy Homemade Almond Milk

We go through 2 gallons of almond milk a week in our house. We put it in hot and iced coffee, on cereal, in tea and in smoothies, not to mention cooking with and drinking it. So when I heard there may be issues with carrageenan, an seaweed-derived additive that is used in a lot of non-milk milks (among other things), I decided it was time to try making my ...

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The Yummiest Greek Wrap You’ll Ever Eat

Are you hungry yet? This Greek Wrap is easy to make, perfect for lunch and super yummy! A shareable version of this recipe can be found at the bottom of this post. Prep Time: 10 minutes Ingredients: * 1 tablespoon lemon juice * dash of salt and pepper * 1 cup canned chickpea beans, drained and rinsed * 1 tsp black olives * 1 cup chopped tomato * spinach leaves * 1 wrap Preparation: In medium bowl, combine lemon juice, salt, pepper, ...

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Power Protein Balls Recipe

These delicious Power Balls will last in the refrigerator for a week and can also be made ahead of time and put in freezer. A shareable version of this recipe can be found at the bottom of this post. Ingredients: - 16 oz. almond butter (you can use peanut butter or cashew butter, too) - 14 oz. honey - 3/4 blender full of rolled oats (not the instant kind) - Bowl full of crispy rice, coconut ...

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How we took charge of our motherhood and how you can too

With Devoted Mamas, our mission is to change the paradigm of maternal care. To equip women from pre-pregnancy through all stages of motherhood to be in charge of their own health and wellbeing. Hear about the steps we took over many years to regain our energy, strength and vitality as moms, and learn how you can do the same with less worry and struggle.

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An Essential Mental Shift to Getting Back to Exercise Postpartum

What happens when you layer weeks of inactivity on top of the issues we face during pregnancy and childbirth? We begin to lose muscle tone and function within two weeks of inactivity. As new moms we sit for at least 2 weeks taking care of our babies and recovering (as we should!) and then remain inactive for more weeks, sometimes months. When we are finally ready to get back to exercise, we ...

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The 4 biggest mistakes women make when getting back to exercise in postpartum

We've worked with hundreds of women over the past decade, and time and time again, the challenges women face when starting to exercise are always the same. But you can save yourself the time and frustration of having to 'start from scratch'! We've put together a list of the most common mistakes women make when getting back to exercise in postpartum, so you can avoid them. 1 - Waiting too long ...

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The Simple Formula to Achieving Your Postpartum Fitness Goals

The postpartum time is like no other time in your life. Your life (and body) have been turned upside down and it's easy to feel overwhelmed, alone and stressed with all the new responsibilities in front of you. But you are not alone. We want to do everything we can to help change the way you think about your wellbeing and fitness as a mother. We hear all the time about ...

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Micro-workshop: The Abdominal Canister!

The abdominal canister breath is one of THE most important exercises you will do in your postpartum repair. If you have time for only ONE exercise each day, this is it! In this video we go over how to do the abdominal canister breath, what paradoxical breathing looks like (ie, how NOT to do the breath), and how to make sure you're doing it correctly. Post a video of yourself doing the ...

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The Best Non-Aluminium Deodorant for Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

When you're pregnant or breastfeeding, every product you put either ON or IN your body automatically gets a 'side-eye'. It is safe? Will it cross the placenta? Will it come out in breastmilk, or affect milk production? The lists are so long that entire blog sites completely are dedicated to helping you figure it out. Deodorant is no exception, and the concerns associated with deodorant goes beyond pregnancy and breastfeeding and ...

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