Keto Friendly Chocolate Almond Butter Smoothie

Have you been looking for a sugar-free smoothie option?  Well, look no more this chocolate almond butter smoothie is hit with both adults and kids too.  It’s super easy to make and can be made icy cold on a hot summers day or warm and comforting for those chilly winter nights. 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup full fat coconut milk or cream
  • 1 cup of ice
  • 1 spoonful of almond butter (or pb if you prefer)
  • 1 scoop of chocolate protein powder
  • 1 tbsp cacao nibs (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS:

It’s so easy just add all ingredients into a blender, blend and enjoy.

For a warm option, hold the ice and warm up the water and coconut milk before blending.

 

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Stay well ❤️
Tyler and Lynn

Staying Balance During Uncertain Times

It’s an emotionally heightens time right now. You feeling it? I think we all are. 

What are you doing to stay balanced? 

A few things I’m doing to keep my self balance are having a daily practice of self care.  This includes quieting my mind, deeply breathing, hot baths, walking to work (taking extra time to notice the beautiful blossoms and new buds) and getting into nature whenever possible.  Social distancing is easy peasy in these environments and also brings you brings back to the present moment.  #beherenow 🙂 

Along with all of this, I’m also supporting my mind nutritionally.  My go to supplements are Veeva stress and anxiety ( I switch between the two) and L-theanine.   I use Veeva as a preventative to keep me balance and I love it because it’s a blend of adaptogenic herbs and amino acids, so it supports me from multiple directions.  I find it helps mould and shape me into these challenging times. 

For those moments where I need something fast and noticeable, I turn to L theanine, L-theanine is an amino acid that is known to help quiet 🤫 the mind.  I often say it makes me a better person, and I swear it does.  You know those times when you feel like you have a million things all happening in your brain at the same time? That’s when I use theanine.  I also really enjoy it before bed at night, especially when I find my mind circling the same thoughts.

What stress hacks are you using right now?  Share your ideas with the health community, we could all use a little extra support these days. 

Stay balance and well xo 

Lynn 

Update on upcoming keto talk

Due to the current state of the world, Rosemarie has made the precautionary decision to reschedule the live talk to a live webinar.

In place of the in-store talk we will be doing a live zoom webinar with RoseMarie. The talk will be happening at the same time on Wednesday March 18th at 7pm.

To tune in please click the link at the time of the talk on Wed at 7pm: https://zoom.us/j/951239984

If you have purchased a ticket through eventbrite or in-store, your $5 voucher will still be honoured. Your voucher will be under the name you registered with and can be picked up in store at your convenience.

If you have any questions you can reach us by email or phone at 250-590-5524 or hello@myhealthessentials.ca

 

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Stay well <3
Health Essentials

 

What’s in our Natural Emergency Immune Kit

Natural Immune Boosting Toolkit

What’s in my immune first aid kit?  This is the question of the year.

First off before we get into the nitty gritty, it’s important to mention that self care is one of the most nourishing things we can do for our health.  For me this includes sleep, quieting my mind, body treatments (massage, acupuncture, chiro etc) and hot baths.  These simple things are not only nourishing they’re also free!  Carving the time out for them can be the hardest but also the most rewarding. 

So now onto the nitty gritty.  Here are a few things in my arsenal today: 

As a prevention medicinal mushrooms are my foundation.  I take these in every form, pills, powder, tinctures and throat sprays. They are truly my favourite because every medicinal mushroom has a unique secondary quality to it.  So depending on what’s going on in my day I take one for that particular thing.

On top of that I also have vitamin A, D and C in my regime. These simple Vitamins are under loved, they’re an inexpensive option yet incredibly nourishing to the immune system. 

Oh and I can’t forget about NAC.  This little fella is also under loved. It’s just a simple amino acid that happens to be a precursor to glutathione (our master antioxidant) and also supports detoxification and lung health. #TripleThreat

If I start to feel a tickle in my throat, I add Purica’s Prevail, oil of oregano and anything else I can get my hands on.

As a back up for this volatile time I’m keeping these on hand.  Colloidal silver, liposomal vitamin Cgrapefruit seed extract, echinacea, beekeeper propolis throats spray, manuka honey, lozenges, garlic and nim jiom cough syrup.

Then there’s what I put on my body.  I’m a huge fan of the SilverBiotics silver lotion right now.  It’s moisturizing and has anti-bacterial properties too.  So if I can’t get to a sink to wash my hand I’m still covered.  

If I start to get an inkling I’m going to get sick, or I’m around sick people I also use the Marseilles remedy thieves oil salve on my throat, lymph glands as well as behind my ears. 

Lastly as a preventative I’ll also diffuse thieves oil essential oil (more info here) throughout my house/and work (you guys are protected when you come in too). If someone in the house is sick I’ll also simmer a 1:1 ratio of water and vinegar on the stove to help keep the air clean.  

And that, is my current immune support regime/emergency first aid kit.