Be Well Kitchen: Pumpkin Pie Green Smoothie

Tis the season of indulgent pumpkin desserts – usually ones that are full of gluten and sugar – but you can make something equally as delicious that’s also incredibly nourishing for your body! This smoothie is packed with greens, full of pumpkin spice flavor and is the perfect healthy holiday breakfast.

With coconut water to keep you hydrated (and for a bit of sweetness), warming spices like cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg, almond butter for a nutty creaminess, and a protein packed punch from the Be Well Vanilla Whey Protein — this smoothie will keep you energized and full of good cheer through the busy holiday season!

4 Foods That May Be Messing With Your Digestion

When it comes to digestive issues, it may seem like you’ve tried everything and you’re still experiencing discomfort. If that’s the case, one or more of these very common foods may be affecting your digestion. If you consume these things frequently, it could be helpful to remove them for a period of time and see if your symptoms clear up!

From The Be Well Kitchen:
3 Ingredient Paleo Pancakes

When I first heard about these pancakes, I thought – there’s no way this will be like actual pancakes. With no flour, milk, sugar or grains at all…what will these taste like? Turns out they are even better than “real” pancakes, and incredibly easy to make! With only 3 ingredients, you really have no excuse not to swap out your pancake recipe for this one. They fluff up perfectly, and are a serious crowd pleaser. Even the most die-hard pancake lovers will be shocked when you tell them the ingredients. The best part? No post-brunch food coma!

6 Signs You’re Eating Too Much Sugar

If you’re constantly tired and reaching for your next pick-me-up, chances are you’re on a blood sugar rollercoaster. When we’re tired, we often reach for even more sugar to counteract the fatigue, which leads to a cycle of sugar-fueled highs and lows. If you decide to cut out sugar, give your body a few days to adjust – and then you’ll begin to feel your energy levels even out.

5 Reasons to Skip the Skim Milk

From skinny lattes to fat free frozen yogurt, skim milk is seen everywhere as the milk of choice for health conscious people – but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Not only is skim milk the opposite of delicious, it’s actually not a healthy choice at all. Here’s why you should ignore the skim milk advertising, get off the fat-free bandwagon, and forget everything you think you know about skim milk.

10 Cleanse-Friendly Condiments

When you’re on the Be Well Cleanse, you don’t have to sacrifice flavor. We wouldn’t do that to you! We love delicious food, and we know you can clean out your system while still enjoying lots of delicious foods and condiments.

While you may be cutting out gluten, sugar and dairy, there are plenty of herbs, spices and condiments you can use to delight your palate and make you forget you’re even detoxing. While all herbs and spices are cleanse friendly, here are a few of our favorite condiments that will pack your cleanse recipes with delicious flavor.When you’re on the Be Well Cleanse, you don’t have to sacrifice flavor. We wouldn’t do that to you! We love delicious food, and we know you can clean out your system while still enjoying lots of delicious foods and condiments.

While you may be cutting out gluten, sugar and dairy, there are plenty of herbs, spices and condiments you can use to delight your palate and make you forget you’re even detoxing. While all herbs and spices are cleanse friendly, here are a few of our favorite condiments that will pack your cleanse recipes with delicious flavor.

Is Food Affecting Your Mood?

We all have our ups and downs, but if you’re feeling anxious, depressed or lethargic and can’t seem to shake it, your diet may be to blame. Have you ever heard that the gut is considered the 2nd brain? Gut health is a major factor in feeling happy, so food and mood are very intimately linked. There are certain foods that could be contributing to your mood swings more than others — a diet high in processed foods, sugar, artificial sweeteners, and chemicals has been shown to have a significant impact on mental health.

Here are 5 culprits that may be zapping your vitality and leading to major mood swings.

Drinking? Choose Your Alcohol Wisely

On Be Well Cleanse, alcohol is cut out for a full 2 weeks. The cleanse eliminates sugar and any foods that may be causing sensitivities or inflammation in the body, and because alcohol is like liquid sugar – it gets the boot!

Most people aren’t thrilled about giving up their beloved liquor, so we tell them not to worry – it’s only 2 weeks – and it could be an interesting experiment to kick the habit. But after the 2 weeks are up, what’s a cocktail lover to do when they want to experience that vibrant health they felt on the cleanse — while still indulging in a drink once in awhile?

Be Well Kitchen: Happy Gut Green Energy Smoothie Recipe

I’m a big fan of efficiency, so I love making my smoothies as health-enhancing as possible. Lately I’ve been adding probiotic powder and MCT oil to my green smoothies — the MCT oil provides potent, sustainable energy and the probiotic powder strengthens digestive health and immunity. The chia seeds will give an extra clean sweep to the digestive system.

This smoothie’s superpowers will give you energy, satisfy your sweet craving (from the coconut water) and make your gut happy – all at once. It’s my new favorite smoothie!

Be Well Kitchen: Egg & Garlic Soup Recipe

Recently I experienced the wonder of cracking an egg directly into boiling soup. It was a miraculous experience and now it’s one of my favorite things to do. Adding an egg to a vegetable soup is a nourishing way to get some protein and add heartiness. This soup is very simple to make and includes lots of garlic, which is antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal – it will supercharge your immune system!