A Joyous Update!

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Hi goddesses,

We have been having so much fun looking over (and sampling!) your favorite joyful breakfast ideas. It’s such an inspiration to see how our friend Joy McCarthy has motivated us all to share our green glowing morning routines.

 

 

 

 

Here are some of our fav answers from you beauties so far:

Kymberli Ker said:

February 25, 2014 at 2:52 pm

My favourite breakfast is coconut flour pancakes with fresh organic blueberries, maple syrup and coconut oil on top!!!! Joy inspires me because I have come from the same place as her with respect to health challenges and by following her nutritional guidelines and recommendations, I’ve become a very joyous person, inside and outside….:)))

Erin said:

February 25, 2014 at 4:31 pm

My favorite breakfast is fresh fruit and yogurt with my sweet baby girls! We love organic blueberries, strawberries and raspberries the most. Sometimes we add a touch of honey or ground flax meal. To really spice things up….a slice of all-natural homemade banana bread. It’s important to teach them to eat clean and healthy from the beginning. XO

You still have a chance to win!

We can’t believe we have to choose just one of you to win this amazing giveaway by tomorrow! Remember, if you haven’t left your comment yet, you still have a chance to win a copy of Joy’s book “Joyous Health”, a 10-day detox, and a beautiful Tiny Devotions Intention bracelet.  You have until 11:59pm, E.S.T to contribute you answer to A Joyous Health Giveaway, we can’t wait to read your answers boho girls.

A Joyful Breakfast Giveaway!

2012_09_15_121Joy McCarthy is a holistic nutritionist, RNCP CNP, owner of Joyous Health, corporate wellness speaker, nutrition expert for Global’s Morning Show, freelance writer and consultant to clients from around the globe! She’s also one of our glowing bohemian ambassadors and we are so inspired by her at Tiny Devotions. We’ve paired up with her to end February with a big, joyful boom. Check out why she inspires us so much, and share your favourite joyful breakfast in the comments below! We will be checking out your answers from February 23-27 and the winner will receive a beautiful Intention bracelet, Joy’s Joyous Health cookbook and a 10 day detox. That’s a whole lot of joy!!

How did Joyous Health come to be?

When I had some health issues in my late teens, early twenties I learned all too quickly how easily your health can slip away from you. It was a 3.5 year journey of not feeling great and suffering the negative effects of hormonal imbalance from dry skin, my hair falling out and more. Fortunately through my own research and empowerment plus the guidance of experts later on, I was able to completely heal my body and feel joyous again. I did this by balancing my diet and my lifestyle and nutritional supplementation.  Joyous Health is not just the avoidance of the occasional cold and flu, joyous health is having a positive attitude, feeling good about your body, having energy for exercise and sex, good digestion, feeling and look fabulous! This is what you will learn and be inspired to achieve in my book, on my website and in workshops I teach. 

What did you love most about writing?

Writing for me is a chance to share my passion for natural health with the world. I love it so much! Writing my book was an incredible, lengthy, but enjoyable process. It is also a very creative process. Interestingly, when I was writing my book I didn’t have an official office at the time so my entire 293 page book was written from café to café and tea cup to tea cup across Toronto! From conception of the idea (to create a healthy lifestyle book and combine it with recipes), to all the nitty gritty of editing, creating and making all the recipes and shooting them with my team it was about a 2 year process. Writing is and has always been therapeutic for me as well. I’m so proud of this book as I know it’s going to transform people’s lives. 

Where were the shots taken? 

Most of the photos were taken up North at my parents house and property in Chatsworth, Ontario. Their neighbours are sheep and donkeys (seriously) and the land is magical. The combination of nature, good joyous vibes from everyone on my team which consisted of my designer/food stylist Carol and my photographer Nick, I couldn’t have asked for a better looking, more joyous book! I just love the natural feel of it. I often here from other writers that the vision did not translate on paper because of the photos and design so I feel very grateful because my book is exactly what I want to be — joyous! Some of the market shots were at Brickworks Farmers Market in Toronto in the Spring of 2013 where I personally shop so it felt very natural and comfortable. The shot of my hubs Walker and I is on the veranda on a hot summer day of my parent’s house drinking white wine, with a straw!

What is your favourite breakfast? 

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I love so many different foods and always make sure I have variety. But if I had to pick, I would say pancakes. In fact, I was up visiting my parents this past weekend I made everyone the coconut flour banana pancakes from my book. Often times I will make extra so I can free the pancakes then pop in the toaster for a quick breakie. I also love smoothies and scrambled eggs with kale and a side of avocado with a good pinch of sea salt.

What makes you joyous?

Many things!

Good quality hugs, at least 20 seconds.
Knowing and hearing stories from clients and people who have read my book or blog that the information has changed their life.
Brunch with my hubs — that’s our thing… on Sundays we always make a point of going out for brunch with friends or making a yummy breakie at home.
Quiet time up north at my parents far away from cars, street lights and being surrounded by the solitude of nature and the joy of people I adore.
Green juices with a good dose of ginger.
Last but certainly not least, yoga! I do yoga every single day. I can’t always make it to a class at 889 so I often do my own self-practice. It keeps me happy.
What intention do you live by?

Be joyous!

 

JOY McCARTHY | Holistic Nutritionist RNCP, ROHP, CNP: healthy & vibrant

Wellness Wednesday with Hol:Fit – Beautifying Foods

Welcome to week three of our 6-week Wellness Wednesday Series with Hol:Fit!

This week is all about letting our glow come through the inside out!
Here is a link to Week 1 + Week 2 if you missed them:)

 

 

Ange Peters

Founder of HolFit
Online Health School
Creator of EAT CLEAN :: GET LEAN & Ready, Set, GLOW Detox
Co-Host of The Holistic Health Diary Podcast
Twitter @ Hol_Fit
Facebook @ HolFit

Confessions from a Boho Fashionista: Eat the Love You Feel

tdloveHey Boho Beauties,

It’s Valentine’s day in Bohemia, and I’m prepping for a romantic evening with my favorite special someone.

I spent a week visiting my super boho sister in San Francisco last spring, and she took me to a cooking class that blew our Californian minds. It wasn’t the class or the bronzed babe who taught it that made it so unbelievable. It was the simple, secret ingredient she shared with us that changed the way I cook forever.

I love to pay it forward, so this Valentine’s day my gift to you goddesses is the gift that Californian Chef gave to me.

Step One: Be a gourmet guru with love on your brain

After my week in the valley, I started cooking with love. Let me be more specific. Every time I walked into my kitchen, I went in with love on my mind.  I chopped veggies, and remembered sweet moments I’d spent with loved ones. I pulled dense leaves from kale stems, thought about times I’d felt sparkly and considered the people or places that made me feel that way. Then, I splashed oil and seeds on top of those beautiful culinary creations and soaked up the love.

Step Two: Eat the Love You Feel

Once the chow is ready, it’s time to eat the love. The magic in preparing a dish with love on your brain is that you are literally eating the love you felt when you made it. Pretty rad! Sit down, take a breath and let the quality love and kindness sink in.

Step Three: Share the Love You Madelet love in mala

After I’ve really felt the love, my favorite thing to do is share it. Those who’ve found the deepest love know that giving means receiving, so share that love-filled grub with your best gal pal or your sweetest honey.

My sweetie just showed up, so I’m putting on my Let Love In Mala and thinking some loving thoughts. Tonight when you’re massaging kale and cutting up veg, remember the people in your life who make it easy to love.

Peace, love and Magic from Bohemia xx

Wellness Wednesday with Hol:Fit – Boho Inspired Smoothie

Welcome to week two of our 6-week Wellness Wednesday Series with Hol:Fit!

This week is all about fuelling our soul with smoothies, check out the video and recipe below.
Here is a link to Week 1 if you missed it last week:)

Blend It, Share It, Print It and Love It.

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Ange Peters

Founder of HolFit
Online Health School
Creator of EAT CLEAN :: GET LEAN & Ready, Set, GLOW Detox
Co-Host of The Holistic Health Diary Podcast
Twitter @ Hol_Fit
Facebook @ HolFit

Chocolate Cuties

 

 

 

Start you week off with a little bit of chocolate and cuteness in your life. Check out this amazing recipe from one of our fav gals Amberlea K!ChocolateCutiesA

Tis’ the season for peppermint!

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Special thanks to Amber for this yummy recipe from amberleak.com

Zoodles

Zucchini noodles…because there is nothing better than enjoying a giant bowl of noodles and not feeling like you have to be rolled into bed! Not only are zucchini noodles a great way to avoid the post-past carb crash, but they are a great way to get a few more veggies into your diet and get creative in the kitchen! Zoodles are a lighter pasta option, and are rich in fiber, vitamin C, vitamin B6, riboflavin, and manganese.

 

To make your own Zoodles…

Tools:

  • Spiralizer (can be purchased online at upayanatural.com or many health food stores such as Whole Foods)
  • Peeler (optional)

Preparation:

1. Wash your zucchini.

2. The skin can be left on the zucchini if they are organic (if not, peel the skin).

3. Cut the zucchini into ~2 inch sections. If you want shorter noodles, gently score the side of the zucchini with a slice about1/3 of the zucchini deep.

4. Place a segment of the zucchini on the spiral slicer and slowly turn the handle in a clockwise direction .

5. Server raw in a salad, lightly steam and top with your favourite pasta or pesto, or get creative and find a new way to incorporate your Zoodles into a meal!

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Big thanks to Gillian Mandich from the Holistic Health Diaries for sharing this recipe!

 

Sunset Sweet Potatos… Yum!

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It’s National Pumpkin Day! Celebrate with these treats…

Mini Pumpkin Treats