The human body can go for months without food, and days without water, However, we can only survive minutes without oxygen. There is a reason for this and of course there are benefits to deep conscious breathing. As you guessed, detoxing is one of them.
Breathing is actually a pretty fascinating subject. Did you know, it’s the only function we can perform consciously and unconsciously?
Taking deep breathes provides the body with oxygen which helps the body absorb vitamins, nutrients, and minerals more efficiently. It also promotes the creations of white blood cells enhancing the working of our immune system and detox pathways. .
As you inhale your lungs fill with oxygen that gets transported in your blood throughout your organs. Conversely every time we exhale we eliminate part of the body’s waste in the form of carbon dioxide.
Shallow breathing - which most of us do unconsciously is linked to fatigue and decreased tissue function. Additionally, the brain cannot function to it’s fullest potential if it’s not receiving enough oxygen - which could be why we’re forced to yawn, especially when you’re tired.
Here are some known benefits of deep breathing:
- Detoxification of the mind and body
- Relief of tension
- Increase in energy
- Lower blood pressure
- Calm your heart rate
- Aid in digestion
- Direct connection to your emotional state and mood
Try practicing the 4-7-8 method at 3 reps twice daily for maximum benefit. Here's how to get started:
Place the tip of your tongue against the ridge behind your upper teeth and exhale completely through your mouth.
Close your mouth and inhale deeply through your nose for a count of 4 - hold for 7 counts - exhale for a count of 8
repeat three times
It’s really that simple. A few deep-deep breathes every couple of hours will enhance your detox. Take it for a test run and see how it feels! Let me know below!
Last night🤩 One of my favorite spots in the States for authentic Italian👌🏽 After the crudo came the really fantastic cioppino🍅🦑🐡🦐
Well hellooo, gorgeous. 🥑🤗🥑💕 It appears I’m having a sushi-themed week, and this Sesame Ginger Salmon Sushi Bowl recipe is definitely a keeper! The name might sound like a tongue twister, but it’s super easy to make, paleo, Whole30-friendly, and offers mega anti-inflammatory benefits! Here’s what’s going on inside:
Sesame ginger marinated wild-caught salmon
Purple cauliflower rice
Seaweed salad (@seasnax
SeaVegi, soaked in warm water and tossed in sesame oil + lime juice)
Fresh cilantro + sesame seeds
For the full recipe, including the salmon marinade (which works well on chicken + tofu too!), head to the blog and check out the latest post.🌿🍣
So many plums this week! And more edamame, yellow potatoes, purple cabbage, carrots, acorn squash, Swiss chard, and Brussels sprout greens. And of course pears and apples to remind us that fall is around the corner. #csa #organic
You're going to SLAY when you make this 3-Ingredient Creme Brulee
You're going to SLAY when you make this 3-Ingredient Creme Brulee
This weeks @oooobyfresno
box looks like this! I absolutely love how my box’s ingredients are always changing with the seasons. As Autumn approaches I’m dreaming of all of the recipes that are yet to be made 🍂 As always, you can use the code KALE10 to receive $10 off your first local/seasonal produce box. You won’t regret it 💛 #oooobyfresno #autumn #alyssakayle
Best meal of our trip so far🙌🏼 These ahi tacos from @alchemymaui
were so fresh and delicious. Highly recommend if you’re ever in Maui. They have delicious and unique kombucha flavors too. We’re spending most of the day driving up the coast trying all the delicious food and drinks. Getting a list together of all my favorites to share with you guys soon. Happy Thursday!
who said nachos couldn’t be pretty? blistered corn + shishito pepper nachos with pickled red onion for dinner sounds like a plan to me 🙌🏻 (link in profile!)
Post fasting feels = HYDRATION NEEDED. All day I was chugging water. All I wanted to do yesterday was drink water and brush my teeth 🧖🏼♀️ & of course shower. Food was barely on my mind. .................
In my cup:
Smoothie topped with choc chips, hemp seeds & pollen:
Blend all in @vitamix
“You can be inspired every day if you just pay attention.” -@billyjeanking
These couple days at the @mindbody
conference have been full of inspiration. We hope that some of this finds its way to you so you can keep bringing your brightness into this world. We believe in you!! 💕💕
Cauliflower Chicken n’ Waffles. // purple cauliflower “fried chicken” | jalapeno GF waffles | maple tahini cayenne glaze | pomegranate | cilantro.
Fall is literally just around the corner and I've started to think about how much I don't want summer to end! Partly because I always struggle with meal prepping when the weather changes. It's like all of a sudden I have zero food ideas. Plus, 've been living off my garden lately and I don't know what we're going eat when it stops producing! 🤷
Also, Fall means winter is just around the corner and this Southern California girl just can't seem to adjust to living with winter seeming to last forever. I just want to live my life in tshirts, jeans, and flip flops and winter severely gets in the way of that life goal. .
What are your favorite fall meals? Despite my dislike of cold weather I do LOVE making soup and am excited to share some of my favorite recipes once the weather cools down.
Of all the gourmet things I make and eat. All I wanted last night was a @amyskitchen
(unfrozen) burrito and an @eatingevolved
chocolate bar 😂 First micro the burrito for 2 minutes, and then sear in a hot 🔥pan (excuse the nibbles from the bottom of the tortilla got hangry mid-cooking 🙈). Accompany it with sweet white 🌽, 🍅, 🥑, and toasted pepitas! Dinner in a snap 💫 #livbylex
the satisfaction i get from building my own pizza 💆🏻♀️who else? all you need is a crust and your favorite toppings! i love getting creative with my combos..what’s your go to? are you a cheese and pepperoni type of person (boring 😝j/k) or are you adventurous like me and like to incorporate all these kinda different flavors etc 😏 lemme know in the comments!
using a cauliflower crust pizza i added organic basil pesto as the base, artichoke hearts, crushed garlic, parmesan cheese, squeeze of lemon and @truestoryfoods
organic nitrate/nitrate free salami (house fav!) .
when the pizza was done baking i added arugula on top which i tossed together with EVOO, lemon juice, oregano, pinch of sea salt and cracked black pepper 👌🏻 SALAD on a pizza never tasted better. try it if you haven’t before! #nurturingbodyandmind
There’s a new post up on the blog for a DIY Everything Bagel Seasoning!! There’s a not-so secret ingredient that makes it better than the store-bought variety (hint, hint, it’s flaky sea salt ✨✨✨). Follow the link in my profile for the recipe 🤗
This is unrelated to this picture of this lovely Lychee Cocktail I had the other day but there is a question I am dying to get an answer to:
Do you always stick to the rules without questioning them or are you someone who asks for special treatment?
I am 1000000% the former but the older I get the more I observe that this is in fact a dumb strategy!
I rarely see someone who - within reason - doesn't get what they want when they ask for it. Still I stress out to meet all expectations just to realise in the end those who just asked had it way easier! Is this observation something you can agree on? And how do you do that even? Asking feels so awkward to me!
Organic 3 bean chili 🌶 with #local
chicken thighs, #seasonal
fall 🍁 delicata squash and carrots 🥕 garnished with fresh cilantro 🌿and hot sauce @cholulahotsauce
. Easily adapted to be #vegan
by simply omitting the meat making it a fabulous #vegetarian
Recipe below 😀👇👇👇👇👇
Recipe as follows:
2 tbs olive oil
1 small onion peeled and minced
3 cloves of fresh garlic peeled and minced
3 tbs fresh cilantro washed and diced
3 stalks celery washed and diced
5 medium carrots peeled and diced
2 delicata squash sweet peeled, cored and diced
4-5 organic cooked chicken thighs shredded
Pinch of sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 24 oz jar or can of crushed tomatoes
3 tbs organic ketchup
1/4 cup Apple cider vinegar
2 tbs chili powder
2 tbs cumin powder
1 can of pinto beans rinsed
1 can kidney beans rinsed
1 can black beans rinsed
2 cups filtered water
Take a large stock pot and add olive oil then place heat on medium. Add minced onion, garlic and fresh cilantro and cook approx. 2-3 minutes till onion becomes translucent. Then add celery, carrots and squash and cook another 5 minutes. Now add shredded chicken thighs then add can or jar of crushed tomatoes along with ketchup and apple cider vinegar. Add chili powder and cumin along with the pinto beans, kidney beans and black beans, then add filtered water #cheftip
👩🏻🍳👩🏻🍳 I pour my filtered water into my jar or can of tomato sauce to get it all out so there is no waste then I add to chili. Bring heat up to high so the chili can come to a quick boil then immediately reduce to low and leave the top of the pot slightly off so chili can reduce and thicken for approx. 30 minutes. Once done, I love garnishing with fresh cilantro, avocado, hot sauce, unsweetened coconut yogurt or you can use sour cream. Other options are topping it off with a sprinkle of cheddar cheese 🙌🏻 Enjoy @chef_emery
My grandmother's silverware made an appearance in our Autumn look book, which really makes me smile. 🙂 Sometimes all it takes to complete your table setting is just one or two really special pieces, nothing fancy here! #foragedhome
Side note! We are sharing our thoughts and more photos from our Autumn 2018 look book on the journal this week. Hope you will check it out!
Too excited (basic) to wait for the official first day of fall to introduce these dark chocolate pumpkin spice energy bites. 🍁🤷🏻♀️🤤 Coming Soon!! #kinneylane
Love a yummy snack! Today I made this peanut butter granola and it was so good🍓🥜 also, THANK you so much for 1k 😱✨xoxo
Peanut butter granola
2 cup oats
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup maple syrup
a pinch of salt
1/4 cup peanut butter (I used @greenchoicesverige
Mix together oats, cinnamon and salt. Melt the peanut butter and maple syrup (in the microwave or on the stovetop) Stir in the dry ingredients. Spread on a cookie sheet and bake in oven for about 20 min 325F. The granola should be golden brown.
(Details: vegan yogurt, granola, fruit, nuts and seeds)
#healthysnack #vegandessert #veganyogurt
Working from home made better with a vanilla chai spiced smoothie for lunch 🍂🍁comment if you want the recipe and I’ll share it! #sundayhouse
Everything turned around for me today when I realized my mind + body needed nourishment....I stopped putting it off, put down the graham crackers (yes, I know!) and spent all of five minutes whipping up this green drink!
Here’s what’s in it...marine phytoplankton, chlorella, spirulina, spinach, kale, turmeric, ginger, bee pollen + chia. It’s my go-to.....considering how energetic + alert I feel after, I wonder how I can ever put it off.
Put it into perspective.....it takes less than five minutes to give yourself extreme nourishment which will power you through the next few hours. Take the time to take care of you!🌈❤️
Fall in T minus 2 days, which actually means something when you live somewhere other than Florida 😉 🍂🍁
What does it mean?
Warm spices + comfort food to keep you cozy as the temp and leaves drop! .
Churro Donuts with Chocolate Sauce is on the blog ready for you guys!! 👌🏼🍩 link in bio✨
#donuts #veganfoodshare #fallbaking #foodblogfeed
coming to my rescue this week with 3 days of the most nourishing and tasty bites for B/L/D! I’ve had their breakfasts every day before work and today had this falafel salad with cashew tzatzaki and ruby hummus for lunch 😍 I get these about 1x/month to take some of the guesswork out of my meal prep but also ensure I’m eating as healthy as possible. code REF_MADDIE15 gets you 15%!
Umm, writing vows is hard. 👰🏼. Procrastinating by making treats 😍 - but please do leave your wedding vow writing tips below! #vegukate
I just love finding treasures in my freezer. This morning I found several portions of my healthy breakfast casserole that I totally forgot I froze. 😂 So breakfast was a breeze (and delicious). And while I was digging around I also found a container of pre-made cauliflower rice. Woot! That means a batch of my cauliflower fried rice will be on the menu later today. There’s definitely no complaints from me on easy meals today because I’m STILL cranking away on this sleep post (and you guys, it’s a biggie!!). Just wait. 😉 Happy Thursday!
if farmers’ market berries are this perfect and juicy, summer ain’t over yet!! it’s also not officially fall for 2 days so...😎🍓
in the bowl is my OG chia zoats with vanilla protein
topped with berries, coyo, vanilla almond butter, bee pollen, and @nanajoesgranola
special blend granola
hope you have an amazing day 💛
I always love eating apples with peanut- anyone else with me?? Well, if you’re looking to switch things up- try this Date Caramel Dipping Sauce. This stuff takes just 3 ingredients to make and has the smoothest, silkiest texture just like a nut butter! It’s quite addicting and perfectly pairs with all the varieties of apples. .
Ingredients: 1 C pitted medjool dates, 1.5 TB unsweetened almond milk, and 1/4 tsp sea salt
Directions: Soak dates in warm water for 5 minutes. Place onto a food processor along with the almond milk and salt. Process until texture is smooth and silky. This will take about 5 minutes. Just keep processing and pushing the mixture down into the blades. Serve with sliced apples and enjoy! Keep stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks! .
Happy Thursday!! 🤗
get creative, pickled chilies go w/ everything 🔥
Scientific Fact: Leftovers are improved 💯 percent with the addition of an egg—in any form. 🥚🥞
Here is a #cheatsheet
to summarize everything you need to know about this delightful salad.
Charging up while remembering all the angels we lost on 9/11. #911Day
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