The holiday season can be a seriously magical time. Twinkling lights, cozy fires (with a warm mug of superfood cacao or golden tonic? even better...), festive music, and family get-togethers. But let's be honest, it can get a bit stressful at times. If the pressure to find the perfect gift for those closest to you seems to be creepin', let us share with you a few of our favorite local gifts right here in Arizona. They're Conscious approved and made with so much beauty and love, they're sure to light up you and yours.
With the holidays in full swing this season, detox greens are a definite must in any conscious household. Between the parties and gatherings, staying on your normal routine can be a little trickier this time of year. Balance is money honey, so we highly encourage enjoying yourself, but bring it back to clean eats during the week to keep that bod of yours on track. Enjoy our simple detox greens salad recipe below that's sure to keep your digestion on point and your taste buds oh-so-happy.
Upon waking up every morning what's the first thing you do? Immediately grab your phone and catch up on social media + emails? Frantically shut off your alarm and rush to the shower? Or does it include taking a few mindful breaths + expressing gratitude for another day? Our morning practices aren't always something we think about, but they have the ability to completely shift our entire day. Set your alarm a few minutes early and incorporate a few of our favorite ways to set the tone for another beautiful day.
One of our favorite ingredients to play around with in the Conscious kitchen this fall is our beloved turmeric. We've gushed about turmeric (Why Turmeric Is Your New BFF) & why we love this powerful, golden, healer SO much and our obsession never seems to quit. We decided to combine it with another Conscious fave, roasted nuts, for our ultimate fall dish staple.
Last month, the Conscious Dining team was given the opportunity to nourish a group of particularly amazing individuals. The evening took place at the gorgeous Lululemon Residency for an intimate dinner for the launch of Gabby Bernstein's newest book, The Universe Has Your Back. (By the way, if you haven't already, treat yo' self to a copy... it's a complete game changer.)
Mid-day pick me ups don't always have to revolve around silky smooth cold brew + a beautiful splash of almond milk. When it comes to a super simple caffeine-free energy boost, our go-to tends to be fresh lemon juice & cayenne pepper. It's awesome for reducing inflammation, boosting your metabolism, supporting your immune system, and side note - it tastes magical. Add some raw apple cider vinegar, ginger or turmeric for an even bigger health, immunity and energy boost to get you buzzin' through the rest of your day!
Papaya may just be our favorite + yet most underrated fruit. This tropical beauty isn't always easy to track down here in the desert, but when our local Whole Foods has a stash of our organic spirit fruit, you BETTA believe we stock up! Here are three of our favorite reasons you should hop aboard the papaya lovers train.
It had taken me weeks to master the secret to perfect homemade nut butter. Who knew the entire time the only thing I was missing was a whole-lotta-patience? If you're still on the struggle bus when it comes to making your own, let me introduce you to quite possibly the simplest recipe to homemade nut butter... with a few tips I've learned along the way!
Finding the right gym, the right class, and the right trainer can be so exciting and yet a pretty overwhelming process. But finding a personal trainer can be so beneficial in taking and accomplishing your goals on an entirely new level of success. There's no shame in asking for help and admitting that you haven't been able to make the changes you want on your own up to this point and having someone there to challenge you and hold you accountable may just be the gentle push you need. Take a few deep breaths and follow these five steps for an easier, less stressful, guide to finding the right fit for you!
You could probably call us avo-obsesed. These bad boys are loaded with healthy fats, vitamins, and antioxidants that are essential for a healthy bod. Applying avocados directly to the face is a popular beauty treatment but it's also been found that incorporating more of them directly into your diet is another sure way to g l o w from the inside out. Here are four reasons why you need to show some avo-lovin' for more beautiful skin!
Protein plays a crucial role in any balanced diet, plant-based or not. It's the building blocks of muscle and essential for any living organism. Chowing down on a clean protein source for any lifestyle is SO key (here are a few of our fav plant-based sources if you need some extra lovin' in that department). But the benefits of protein go so far beyond building muscle. Here are our top ten reasons you need to be stepping your protein game up for a healthier you, boo!
With so many juice companies coming onto the scene, choosing the "right" one can be a tad overwhelming. The healing benefits of juice, especially when your immune system has hit a low, are ultra rad and so necessary. To take the guess work out of your next cold-pressed purchase, here are just two of our go-to tips when it comes to choosing the right one!
Our love for healthy fats is never-ending and our quest to incorporate them in new ways never gets old. When it comes to avocados, we have a special spot in our hearts for their silky texture, surprisingly high protein content, and vitamin E for those anti-aging benefits. It's time to say aloha to your favorite new choco-avo ice cream. All treat, no cheat. Just the way we like it.
Very recently, a beautiful soul sister told me "We all need to move at our own flow, there is no right speed. Right now, you are exactly where you need to be". And just like that, everything shifted.
Summertime temps call for swapping out our hot mug of coffee in the mornings for a mason jar filled with cold-brew and our favorite nut milk. Finding new ways to mix up our cold-brew blend without adding sugars led us to our new go-to, toasted coconut cold-brew coffee, and we just had to share the love!
When it comes to heating things up in the bedroom with your partner, your immediate thought probably isn’t root vegetables and beans. (I mean, who are we to judge if it is!) But the powerful benefits of maca and raw cacao are proving themselves to be just the boost you and your lover may be looking for!