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Your journey to a happier and healthier life starts here. Get ready to learn all the different holistic and all natural solutions you already have available to you. Getting healthy shouldn’t be a struggle and your health journey is just as unique as you are. The more you know the better equipped you will be to tackle anything life may throw at you. Remember, you don’t have to do this alone. I am always more than happy to help when and where I can. Are you ready to set sail on your journey to better health? 

The Best Investment You Will Ever Make

With fall finishing up, things are starting to cool down. One of the biggest hurdles we have to tackle during the fall is the damage that comes to our lungs. Most of us know that fall is the season for colds and flu. With that in mind, you want to do something that is going to boost not only your immune system but also strengthen your lungs.

One sure-fire way to do just that is to eat for the ultimate lung health. While the summer is all about loving your liver it is imperative during the fall and winter seasons to love your lungs just a touch more. Thanks to COVID we all are a little more aware of the importance of breathing easily.

Fall Foods 101

With that in mind, there are definitely power players that can help you maximize your lung health. I am a firm believer that mother nature always has your back and that there is a reason for every season. When it comes to lung health there are power players year-round. 

During the fall the key players are Apples, Pears, Garlic, Ginger, Oats, flax seeds, and dark leafy greens. Remember that variety is the spice of life, but herbs and spices are a big player too! The best herbs and spices to incorporate are peppermint, thyme, rosemary, pepper, and horseradish.

Focus On Your Lungs

Because the fall and winter seasons bring with them cooler airflow our lungs can start to feel tighter. This often leads to irritations or inflammation within the lungs. One of the most common issues that pop up due to inflammation in the lungs is a constant cough. 

If you happen to already be experiencing a cough or sore throat one of my favorite go-to options for clients is pineapple. Using a combination of honey, pineapple juice, and thyme you can make your very own cough syrup. Pineapple itself has been shown to be more than 50% effective than cough syrup. Plus it tastes better too!

Invest In Your Health

Let’s face it, no one wants to get or be sick. That is why it is so important to take the time to invest in your health. At the end of the day, our health determines what we can do for not just ourselves but for others as well.

I don’t know about you but, I have a hard time prioritizing my needs over the needs of others. Honestly, I know there are a lot of people who are in the same boat. The best way to look at it is like making a deposit into your personal bank account. Something from nothing is nothing. You can’t spend money or energy if you don’t have anything to give.

The more you invest in your own health the more you can do for others and in general. Think about just how infectious being happy and healthy can be. I am a firm believer that we should leave everyone and think better than how we found them. But that can be hard to do when we are not feeling a hundred percent.

Where To Start

If you are sick of being sick and tired, and you are ready to take back control of your health and happiness, I am more than happy to help you do just that. Just like most things in life it can be scary to do alone. But here’s the thing, you don’t have to do any of this on your own. Whenever you are ready there will always be time and space for me to help out.

Until then, make sure you are giving your lungs and yourself tons of love this season. Believe me, everyone around you will notice the difference when you do. Because the holiday season is upon us and stress levels have a tendency to sore make sure you are naturally lowering your stress. To help you do just that make sure to grab your free gift below. Don’t forget there are tons of seasonal recipes in this issue to help you start eating your way to better health today!

No Time Like The Present

Keeping your body free of toxins and free radicals is necessary to maintain a healthy life and a healthy mind. Add any of these foods to your regular diet to help your body with its critical detoxifying processes. If you are looking for a safe and all-natural way to detox your body at home be sure to check out my Balancing Abundance Program. Because detoxing is so important and realistically everyone should be doing it on at least a seasonal basis I have taken the time to put together a program to help you do just that. Here’s the thing, I know working with me one-on-one can seem difficult to get into (due to limited space) and I wanted to be able to give everyone an additional solution that has no limits. You deserve to be happy, healthy, and successful at everything you do so here are some recipes to help set you up for success!

Tiramisu Cheesecake Brownies

Gluten-Free Vegan Serves 4

Brownie

  • 1/2 cup Oat Flour
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Flour
  • 2 Tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Powder
  •  1 Tbsp flax meal
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut Milk
  • 1/4 cup Maple Syrup
  • 1/3 Cup Vegan Dark Chocolate
  • 1 tsp Pure Vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp Instant Coffee
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut Oil Raw
  • 1/4 Cup Coconut Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Walnuts
  • 1/4 Cup Vegan Dark Chocolate Chips

Cheesecake

  • 8 ounces Vegan Cream Cheese
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut Flour
  • 3 Tbsp Stevia Monk Fruit Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut Oil Raw
  • 1 tsp Pure Vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/3 tsp Sea Salt
  • 8 Gluten-Free Vegan Vanilla Cookies
  • 4 ounces of Coffee Cold

Directions:

To prepare brownies in a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and cocoa powder using a mixer. Next, heat milk and maple syrup until hot. Pour milk syrup mixture over 1/3 cup dark chocolate and flax meal until chocolate melts. Add remaining brownie ingredients except for nuts and chips into the wet batter; once mixed, add wet into the dry mix and stir until combined. Lastly, add nuts and chips to the batter. Pour into a pre-treated (with the non-stick option of choice) pan. Use a spatula to make sure the batter is even and smooth.

For the cheesecake, blend all ingredients except cookies and coffee. Take cookies and let soak in coffee for about 15-30 seconds (you want them to stay crunchy. Remember, they still need to bake). Remove cookies from the coffee soak. Pour half of the cheesecake mixture over brownie batter and add the cookies, followed by the rest of the cheesecake batter. Bake at a preheated 350 degree F oven for 40-45 minutes or until the center is set and edges of the cheesecake start to brown. Cool completely and dust with a mixture of cocoa powder and a dash of instant coffee. To make slicing easier, refrigerate for 1-2 hours before slicing.

Maple Glazed Chicken

Dairy-Free Gluten-Free Serves 4

  • 1 Whole Chicken broken down
  • 1/4 cup Chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp garlic minced
  • 4 TBsp Maple Syrup
  • 1 Tbsp Coconut Aminos
  • 2 tsp cold water mixed with 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 tsp Chili Flakes
  • 1 tsp Lemon Zest
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions:

Combine all sauce ingredients except slurry made of water and starch into a bowl. Pat dry the chicken and season with salt and pepper to your taste. Place chicken into a cast-iron skillet and fry until golden brown on all sides (should take about 2-3 minutes per side). Remove the chicken from the pan and drain any excess oil. Pour sauce ingredients into the pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for an additional 1-2 minutes. Next, return chicken to the pan and spoon sauce over top. Place pan into a preheated oven at 400 degrees F for 10 minutes or until chicken has cooked through. Remove the chicken from the pan and cook the sauce down over the stove after the addition of the slurry. Let the sauce thicken up making sure to stir often. Once the sauce has become reduced to the desired texture, drizzle over chicken and serve with a side of vegetables. 

Pumpkin Mac & Cheese

Gluten-Free Vegan Serves 4

  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 5/8 tsp paprika smoked
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 tsp mustard powder
  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds
  • 1/2 cup cashews soaked for 3 hours in water
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1 lb gluten-free pasta

Directions:

Prepare pasta according to directions. In a medium skillet, heat oil and minced garlic until fragrant and golden brown. Transfer garlic into a blender with all remaining ingredients (except pasta) and blend until smooth. Once the desired texture has been reached pour the sauce into the skillet with the cooked and drained pasta. Let pasta continue to cook in the sauce for 4-5 minutes. If you would like a crisp topping you can either add toasted nuts or gluten-free panko bread crumbs and let bake in the oven until the crust turns a golden brown.

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A happy and healthy life is closer than you may think. We all have to deal with our health daily, and when we don’t feel our best, it shows. If you are tired of just making it through your day, you NEED to start investing in your health today! You are not alone on this journey. If you ever need any help, I am always here to do just that. Even if it is something as small as acting as a sounding board, do you have any questions or concerns I can help you with? Feel free to contact me directly at [email protected], or you can even book a one-on-one call with me. Be sure to subscribe to gain access to tons of free goodies and check back daily for more great recipes and information!

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