Superbowl Vegan Recipe: Green Dream Hummus

Green Dream Hummus

No Superbowl party is complete without chips + dip! This year though, skip out on the processed dip from the store + whip up this incredibly wholesome rendition of homemade hummus. It’s as simple as making a quick smoothie and features the ultra nourishing powers of Green Dream, a detoxifying blend of organic maca, mesquite, hemp powder, chia seeds, vanilla, and spirulina—an antioxidant-rich, blue-green algae that is packed with protein, minerals, and vitamins!

Gather This: 
  • 1 can cooked chickpeas (drained)
  • 1/3 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon Green Dream Superfood + Protein Blend
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • fresh parsley or dill (for garnish)
Do This: Combine ingredients in a blender or food processor + blend until smooth. Garnish with fresh parsley and dill (we also added some turmeric for healthy color!) Enjoy with pita bread, veggies, or your favorite wholesome crackers!


About Sophie: 
Sophie Jaffe is a Los Angeles-based health and wellness expert, who is certified as a raw food chef and yoga teacher. Sophie founded her company and wellness brand, Philosophie, with the goal of making it easier, more inspiring, and more delicious to attain optimal health and radiant wellness.

Through her holistic approach to wellbeing, Sophie has learned that total wellbeing begins with total nourishment, which is why she created her unique line of cleanses and superfood products. These healing products have helped everyone from George Clooney to Sophie’s own dad, and have become essential components in the lives of thousands more.

When Sophie isn’t crafting revolutionary products from the world’s most potent superfoods, she is sharing her insights on how to live a life full of unbounded energy, bliss, and balance on the Philosophie blog and savoring every moment with her two beautiful children and loving husband.

Yoga Retreat Essentials with Kathryn Budig


Headed to a yoga retreat this fall?

Our fave yogini, Kathryn Budig shares her top 10 must-haves for your next adventure:

1. RMS Beauty + Ilia lip gloss, Vapour Beauty Aura Multi-Use Blush. Gorgeous organic, cruelty-free make-up.

2. Peppermint + Lavender essential oils (I love Doterra). Great for a pick-me-up or calm-me-down.

3. Quay Sunglasses from Australia… they’re so chic even when I’m a sweaty mess.

4. Digest Gold digestive enzymes from Enzymedica. Especially helpful when I’m on the road.

5. Oblas inhaler. Helps my allergies and feels great.

6. See Concept reading glasses. Stylish and flexible.Screen-Shot-2015-09-08-at-2.27.48-PM-827x1024

7. My iPhone 6+. I’d be lost without it.

8. A book. Currently reading Misty Copeland’s memoir.

9. My Tiny Devotions Aim True Mala. A reminder to not only keep your aim true, but to stay true throughout it all.

10. Aim True, my new book about loving your body, nourishing your spirit, and discovering true balance.

xo – Kathryn

Just Add Bliss

When you own a company called Rock Your Bliss you are kinda held accountable to, ya know, rock that bliss. That being said, we don’t wake up every single day bright eyed and bushy tailed, ready to take on the day. We no doubt have our slumps. But these are our top three tried and true ways to shortcut our way to bliss. Let us know what you think and share your own in the comments below.

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#1 Infuse Intention.
When we’re not operating from a space of intention, we’re relying on our habitual ways of being. “Getting by,” if you will. Infuse intention into everything you do. How do you decide on the intention? First ask yourself what you want more of in your life. Creativity, playfulness, compassion. Then operate from that soul space.
#2 Move your body.
Jacki is a runner and a lover of yin yoga. MB is currently digging meditation, CrossFit and an occasional Pilates ass kicking. Whatever gets you out of your head and into your body (hello, dance party!) is all good. Just play.
#3 Unplug.
Leave your phone at home and go for a long walk with your pup, a hike in the mountains or along the shore. Look around. Observe. Instant dose of creativity and spaciousness.

Want bliss? Join MB and Jacki in Sayulita, Mexico October 10-17 for a transformational week in their favorite place on the planet. Amidst ocean breezes, expect life changing conversation, sweaty yoga sessions and blissed out evenings on the sand. @marybethlarue and @jackicarr designed a program that will uplift and inspire, and create big shifts in your daily life. At the same time, enjoy a vacay in a tropical paradise – surfing, snorkeling and sipping margaritas.Space is limited so snag your spot fast.


The Everlasting Pursuit of Maintaining Positivity

Every year when spring starts to roll around, I find myself searching long and hard for a way to escape my winter blues. I love the feeling of being surrounded by warmth and spending the majority of my time outdoors so it’s hard for me to live my life to the fullest during cold months. I hibernate and go into full on winter survival mode. Dreaming of sunshine and reminiscing about those perfect summer days is what gets me through.

So how do you break out of this pattern and start existing again? I personally find it takes a lot of motivation and inspiration for me to break free of this zombie mode my body goes into. This year I decided to push myself in ways I never thought I could and really make up for all the lost months I spent inside stuffing my face with chocolate and waiting for the snow to melt. I’ve created a list of ways that have been working for me to maintain a positive attitude and get inspired again. Hopefully they will help some of you dealing with the same annual quest to finding balance in your life again.

1. Find Something You’re Really Interested In
Look for an activity you have always wanted to pursue in your spare time or find a club to join. I have always wanted to be a runner. I see people running and always think, damn, I wish I could do that. My mind would tell me I could never have the patience to run long distances outside. I could never be motivated enough or have enough energy. This year I was invited into a run club. My first instinct was yikes. Not for me. Then I thought about it again. I looked at who else was invited into said club. A group of 13 really creative girls who were all beginners. We were all in the same boat, starting from the bottom. That in itself made me change my mind. An invitation to something I had always wanted was just handed to me. Running with a pack of girls to push, motivate and inspire each other along the way. A few weeks in and I can’t believe what I am pushing myself to do. Being surrounded by other people who have the same mindset as yourself and who are working toward the same goal is so incredibly inspiring. I thank the universe for this every time I run. What a gift! Finding something you’re passionate about and surrounding yourself with people who share the same compelling emotion as you towards it is the best feeling.

2. Change Up Your Work Out Routine
I recently got a membership with Class Pass, which is essentially a universal pass to a majority of fitness studios throughout the city. This pass is a real work out game changer! It gives you so many options for different styles of work outs that you could never get bored. It’s also a good way to get you to different parts of the city you don’t usually go to or haven’t been to. I find that when I have a monthly gym membership I fall off track so easily due to boredom. I also find I hit a plateau where my body just looks the same. Definitely look for something like this in your city because it truly does make working out fun again.

3. Give Meditation a Try
I’m sure most people have seen mediation recommended in so many articles, but it really does make a difference. Taking 10 to 20 minutes of your time each day to shut off your brain and focus on gratitude is life changing. There are endless amounts of meditation series online to download and stream that you can try out. My personal fav would have to be the Oprah and Deepak Meditation Series. Every so often they have a free 21 day meditation program which I absolutely love. Getting in the habit of meditating each morning and or evening can really set you up for a day filled with positive vibes.

4. Hit The Market
This one is only applicable in summer for some people such as myself, but try and ditch your commercial grocery stores and hit up some local farmers markets. I’ve been doing this for the past couple years now and I find on market days I always feel so happy and inspired. Being around local people and food is really uplifting! It gives me something to look forward to each week. It feels good to support local farmers who you know use the profits towards growing real food rather then throwing away hundreds of dollars a month to a corporation who really couldn’t care less about the quality of food being sold to you.

5. Hangouts Are Key
Make a solid effort to set one day a week aside that is free of errands and work or what have you, to schedule in a hang sesh with your friends. Friends are inspiring, supportive, motivating, loving and many other wonderful things beyond great company. Doing this forces you to get out of the house and step away from your busy life to just hang out and feel free. This gives you another thing to look forward to and helps in maintaining positive spirits and good vibes.

Now that the weather is finally tolerable and the cloud of negativity that has stalked me ever so closely throughout the winter has finally begun to disappear, I can leave my den and emerge back into reality. It’s time to exist again and push each other to be the best version of ourselves that we can be!

Written by Amanda Lynn. Amanda is a 29 year old Torontonian that blogs about her favourite things! Food, fashion, DIY, home decor, health, fitness and beauty. After 10 years of being Vegetarian, she has finally made the switch to a Vegan diet. Check out her blog here or find her on Instagram here

7 Heart Openers for the New Year

Here are 7 of my favorite heart openers. Warm up for 10 mins with sun salutations or a vinyasa flow and hold each pose for 5 breaths. Take at least a minute rest between each pose and repeat up to 3 times.

1. Upward-Facing Dog Pose aka Urdhva Mukha Svanasana

2. Bow Pose aka Dhanurasana

3. Camel Pose aka Ustrasana

4. Half Frog Pose aka Ardha Bhekasana

5. Fish Pose aka Matsyasana
6. Wild Thing aka Camatkarasana
7. Lord of Dance Pose aka Natarajasana 

As you breathe through these poses, open your heart to new beginnings, the new year and new breakthroughs!

Health and Happiness,


Koya Webb is an internationally recognized holistic health and wellness coach, author, motivational speaker, and professional fitness model who is helping revolutionize raw/vegan cuisine, yoga and the holistic living landscape.
Instagram: @koyawebb
Facebook: Koya Webb

The Power of Presence: 5 Lessons on the Here + Now

It’s easy to get caught up in the whirling world around us. With to do lists, job responsibilities, family responsibilities, life goals, daily goals, past fears, tramatic events and the list goes on.

What’s igging you? No mattar what it is, try applying these 5 lessons I’ve learned through the years that help me become present with the here and now and connected spiritually.

mala-beads-yoga-tiny-devotionsJust Be: I know this one doesn’t sound as easy as it is to say and type but it must happen for you to become present. Even if you have a strong yoga practice you can get caught up in the yoga, then class, then work, then kids, then boyfriend, then meeting…barely eating…opps I forgot to write that article…and return that email…and send that birthday gift…then I need to…you get the point. I’ve found myself in this situation many times and when I do I just STOP. No matter what I have lingering over my head I spend at least an hour a day doing absolutely nothing. This is not yoga and not even meditation in a structured place. Find somewhere in nature. It can be the beach, or a park or in your back yard. Just make sure whatever place you choose is quiet enough for you to lay on your back, look at the sky and listen to your breath. That’s all you have to do. Just listen to your breath for 60 minutes. Look at the sky, smell the air, feel the wind and just be. If a thought or situation comes up, feel it in the moment then let it float away in the wind. Get lost in your senses and completely out of your head.

Notice when you aren’t present: If you’re like me sometimes you can be totally oblivious to the fact that you aren’t being present. Things are happening SO fast, before you know it even a good cry is a release. Anytime you have a pretty epic emotional release it’s usually a sign you aren’t present and a cry from your soul to get in touch. The emotions could be fear, anger or guilt or even anxiousness, good stress, or overwhelm from new opportunities. It doesn’t really matter what the trigger is, just that you notice it as a sign to deepen your meditaton practice or time in nature.

Guided Meditation: This one has helped be A LOT over the years. When I started meditation I could not for the life of me quiet my mind. I wanted to think of a million things and how I could find a solution to them all while in meditation. I would sometimes go into meditation with questions I wanted answered and a handful of agendas I had planned for my life. I live in the future mostly and tend to be very optimistic and some people live in the past, both are NOT the present and are distractions from the beauty of the here and now. What helped me the most where Guided Meditatons from Glenn Harrold. He’s a experienced clinical hypnotherapist and I found his app while searching the app store on my phone. You can do your own research and find a person or program that resonates with you the most. In guided mediation someone else is guiding you through clearing your thoughts and possibly positive affirmations. This helped me in the beginning learn how to clear my mind. I still listen to the guided meditations daily usually when I wake up or before going to bed but I also get in nature and can now mediate on my own because I’ve learned to quiet the waves of my mind through guided meditation.

Be like Water: This is seriously one of my favorite things to visualize when I want to get present and clear. Water flows and cleanses. Sometimes while in meditation or breathing in nature I visualize water flowing through my body and cleansing every cell. Sometimes I even jump in the shower, bath or ocean if possible and become one with this powerful source of inspiration. What element to do resonate with the most? Fire? Air? What ever you choose you want to be bring you to stillness and a less active mind. After I visualize the water flowing and cleansing me of all thoughts…my eager anticipation and my fears. I visualize still waters and the only thing flowing is my breath. All thoughts are gone. If something pops up I send a wave through my conscienousness to wash it away. It’s pretty awesome once you get used to it. Let’s stay you resonate more with air or wind. You would see the wind flowing through and cleansing your body then allow it to completly stop after it blows away all of your mind chatter. Enjoy this silliness.

Release Worry: Why do we worry? This is one emotion I feel like everyone (including myself) naturally has. No matter how many times we see or say “Don’t worry, be happy” something always comes up to keep the mind active and wondering about this and that…I’m not sure I can ever imagine if I’ll ever completely stop worrying but that’s why being present is a practice. The more you practice it the more present you are. It’s not about being perfect but finding peace of mind more time than not so you can truely enjoy every moment of your life as it is happening. Be here now.

MG_0024column-150x150Koya Webb is an internationally recognized holistic health and wellness coach, author, motivational speaker, and professional fitness model who is helping revolutionize raw/vegan cuisine, yoga and the holistic living landscape.


Instagram: @koyawebb

Facebook: Koya Webb

How To Reach Your Fitness Goals, the Kind Way

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What makes exercise enjoyable to you — the freedom to do what you like when you like — may also be your downfall as you fight to follow some kind of routine. Here are some helpful hints to help reach your goals while staying aligned with your true north.
  • Go for a hike or to the beach with a friend instead of going out to lunch. Save money while being in nature and soaking up some rays.
  • Give yourself inspiring reasons to exercise. Not every workout can be epic, so remind yourself that being consistent, even if things get a little boring, will help you have more fun later. If you keep your body strong and fit, you’ll be ready for those fun + unexpected activities like cliff jumping, dancing + skiing.
  • Keep having fun. If things get dull, think of what you could do to spice things up — maybe taking a scuba diving course or a pole-dancing class. As a fun-lover, your friends may look to you to come up with new ideas for being active and having fun. Use that aspect of your personality and your confidence to constantly push your boundaries.
  • Remember that the majority of what shows on the outside is what’s happening on the inside. Most important is making sure you are truly happy and doing things that bring you joy. Stay on your path of truth and remind yourself daily of your intentions.
Most of your “fitness” happens in the kitchen, so be sure to keep Philosophie Superfoods in your travel bag so you can sprinkle some on your food while you’re on the run. Make sure you eat as many colors in the day as possible and keep trying new foods so you don’t get in a rut! The fresher, the better. Keep it simple while continuing to challenge yourself to stay out of any box. Use your inner compass to navigate what to eat when, tuning in to get the answer not falling into trend traps.

bday 30th flower childSophie Jaffe is a certified Raw Food Nutritionist and Raw Food Chef. She’s a member of the Yoga Alliance as an advanced teacher, and is certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a personal trainer. After managing a raw foods store in Hollywood which specialized in creating group cleanses, she became dissatisfied with the “one size fits all” model of detox regimens and branched off to create her own company, Philosophie.