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Matcha Latte

I’m doing this workshop tonight about the benefits of matcha and a morning routine. There will be a blog post on this soon! Matcha lattes are a great replacement for coffee. Matcha gives you the energy boost without the jitters and crash of drinking coffee. Serves: 1 Hands-on time: 5 minutes Total Time: 5 minutes…

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Carrot Cake Oatmeal

I’ve been called “The Oatmeal Girl” lately for my creations with rolled and steel cut oats. Sometimes I throw them in a crock pot, others I make right then and there. Overnight oats are simple too because you can just put them in a jar in the refrigerator and they’re ready the next day. Energy…

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Apple Pie Crockpot Oatmeal

I was teaching a yoga class the other day and my friend Rachel and her boyfriend came in. Jim whispered to Rachel, “is that the oatmeal girl?” Rachel had been making him the Blueberry Muffin Crockpot Oatmeal I put up a while ago and he absolutely fell in love. I talked to them a little…

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Chocolate Chip Matcha Energy Balls

I was rolling up some matcha energy balls in my mom’s kitchen before having dinner with my parents and grandparents the other night. I had to beg my mom to be my taste tester. She even said, “why would anyone want those?” I’m not really sure why she was so nervous. After taking a bite…

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Healthy Hot Chocolate

My sister is obsessed with hot chocolate and I’m obsessed with eating and drinking things out of her ceramics (almost all my photos are taken in her bowls or mugs). I invited her over the other night for dinner and hot cocoa. Thankfully, I tested this recipe beforehand since she’s quite the chocolate snob. It…

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Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

I had just made these pumpkin energy bites and had some leftover pumpkin puree. I eat oatmeal probably at least two-three times a week during the winter months and thought a pumpkin pie flavor sounded just in season. A different topping or mix-in can transform this comfort dish into something extremely dreamy. The maca powder…

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Pumpkin Pie Energy Balls

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and I thought that it would be delectable to whip up a batch of pumpkin energy balls. I have quite the obsession with energy balls and I’m always trying to find new recipes. This amazing brand, Imlak’esh Organics has these Sacha Inchi seeds that are extraordinary. The best part about Imlak’esh…

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Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil Candied Almonds

Nuts make for the perfect snack. This delicious treat was whipped up for our latest essential oil party. It’s so fun to cook with these oils just observing how strong the taste is from one single drop! Cinnamon Bark essential oil contains a high amount of cinnamaldehyde, which helps maintain healthy immune function.* Make sure…

Eating Essential Oils

Did you know you can eat some of your essential oils? Make sure they are therapeutic grade pure essential oils. I like the brand doTERRA but Young Living is wonderful as well. You can eat these essential oils if they have a nutritional facts label on the bottle. Add a little Lemon oil into your…

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Chickpea Cookie Dough Energy Balls

My college friends used to call me “Mama Ridge.” I’d constantly have chocolate chip cookies on deck for the Brooksiders to scavenge after a night out in Columbia, Missouri. Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are packed with fiber and protein. According to Medical News Today, chickpeas contain a mineral called selenium. This mineral helps…