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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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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5 Ways to Use Yoga to Transform your Pregnancy and Childbirth Experience

Just minutes after giving birth three months ago, my OB asked me “Do you do yoga?” A seemingly random question to ask a woman who just gave birth, I couldn’t have been happier to answer it. I told him yes, I do, to which he said “ah yes, the yoga ladies are very strong.” He couldn’t be more right. Giving birth was one of the most exhilarating experiences of my life. ...

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The Difference Between Routines vs Rituals (and Why It Matters for Self Care)

We so often think of self-care as something we do to pamper ourselves. Like going to get a massage or getting a babysitter for the afternoon, so you can finally get through your to-do list. Or even something as simple as meeting up with a girlfriend to get your nails done. They’re things that make us feel good and they’re definitely important to us. They’re moments when we make the conscious decision ...

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The Best Healing Soup for Pregnancy and Postpartum

We taught a workshop earlier this winter on a snowy day in January. It was 14 degrees out and sixteen beautiful women made the trek to be in community with us and learn about repairing and restoring their post-baby bodies. The night before, I carefully made this soup, making small changes to the recipe I thought would be delicious. (As I always do…I’m a terrible baker because I’m always fiddling with ...

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DIY Strong Womb Tea Recipe

Once you reach the last month of pregnancy, you’re grasping at anything that will support you naturally to feel strong, relaxed, calm and ready for birth. What’s more, our maternal nesting instinct calls us to create things for ourselves that soothe, nourish and protect us and our growing babies. True, there are lots of pregnancy and postpartum teas on the market. But making your own tea is really a game changer in ...

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Burn 300 Calories in 30 Minutes (No Running Needed!)

This is a workout I did religiously when I was pregnant with my second son. It's enough intensity to work up a sweat, but not so hard that it gave me Braxton Hicks contractions (which I had ALL THE TIME). Plus, as much as I love running, I did not love running while pregnant. The bouncing and pressure on my hips and pelvic floor felt awful! The great news is, walking ...

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