Loving Lately // Fall 2017

As a way to share my favorites with you on a regular basis, I created the "Things I'm Loving Lately" series here on the blog. In this series I share everything from food to fitness, brands to beauty products, good reads to good listens.

Here's what I'm currently craving and crushing on:

- Food: Bone Broth - Bone broth is a part of my regular diet, but I go through phases where I really CRAVE it, and I'm in one of those now. I finally wrote a post all about the benefits of this super food, you can check that out here: Bone Broth 101. Bone broth fits into a number of my "Loving Lately" categories - it's a drink, snack AND I've been loving my Bone Broth Breakfast Soup as an easier breakfast when I'm not in the mood for a full Superhuman Breakfast.

- Drink: My Superfood Hot Cocoa - It's the perfect pick me up for a chilly morning!

- Recipe: Superhuman Breakfast - I took a break from this breakfast but I'm back at it and loving it MORE than ever. Sure, it takes some time to make, but I've been using this time as a meditation of sorts. I'll put on some relaxing music and enjoy the process of making myself this nourishing meal (and focus on infusing it with good intentions!). 

- Snack: Kur Bite Size Bars - I LOVE these raw fruit and nut bars! Not only are they the perfect snack size (in my opinion, most of the fruit and nut bars on the market are slightly too big, which is why I often make my own), they are DELICIOUS! If you like Larabars or Rx bars, I think you'll love these too. My favorite flavor is the Chocolate Mint and I've been having it as a small treat after lunch. It really hits the spot! Want to try them yourself? Use code EMILY20 for 20% off your order!

- Book, podcast or blog: The Balanced Blonde Soul on Fire - The past year or so I've been on a big spirituality kick and I'm super interested in all things woo-woo and slightly witchy. Jordan from The Balanced Blonde has been too, which is why I've loved listening to her podcast: Soul on Fire. In this podcast, she interviews entrepreneurs who have "set their souls on fire" ie found career paths that they are passionate about. Recently she's had a lot more spiritual guests on the podcast covering everything from crystals to reiki to shamanism and more. It's been fun to follow along with Jordan's journey (she started as a vegan food blogger back in the day) and I love that I can learn more about all these different spiritual modalities through the podcast. 

 

 

Here are a few episodes that I was especially into:
Episode 63 with active wear guru Lorna Jane Clarkson
Episode 57 How I started blogging and turned my passion into a career (solo episode)
Episode 52 with energy alchemist Nicola Berman
Episode 42 with psychic medium Maryann Dimarco

 

- Essential oil: Holiday Joy - This special  holiday blend has been going in my diffuser and it makes my home smell sweet and spicy, and oh so cozy. To learn more + purchase oils, head to www.emilynachazel.com/essential-oils.

- Yoga pose: There's not ONE post I'm specifically loving right now; more so I'm LOVING going to classes! Since I'm a teacher I often think that I should just be able to teach myself, which I CAN, but I SO enjoy going to classes and learning from my own teachers. I've been leaning into that and getting my booty to more classes and it's been awesome.

What are you loving lately?  Let me know in the comments below!

Loving Lately // Summer 2017

As a way to share my favorites with you on a regular basis, I created the "Things I'm Loving Lately" series here on the blog. In this series I share everything from food to fitness, brands to beauty products, good reads to good listens.

Here's what I'm currently craving and crushing on:

- Food: Smoked Salmon. Smoked salmon is such an easy + delicious protein that works equally well for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I've been buying the Wild Smoked Sockeye Salmon from Trader Joe's - it's a little thicker and spicier and I think it tastes more like cooked salmon than traditional lox.

- Drink: My Electrolyte Lemonade. This drink is the perfect remedy for the hot, sweaty days of summer. It's naturally rich in electrolytes, which are especially important to replenish this time of year (since we loose so much through sweating).

- Recipe: Creamy Vanilla Smoothie. In my opinion, summer time is the BEST time for smoothies. I've come to learn that my body does best on lower sugar (i.e. lower fruit) smoothies, so this Creamy Vanilla Smoothie has been a go-to for me this season. I prefer to have something heartier for breakfast and enjoy my smoothie as a snack or light dinner!

- Snack: Raw fennel. Okay, this isn't a new "Loving Lately" for me but it's SUCH a great snack that I had to share again! Fennel is awesome for your digestion, plus the slightly sweet and crunchy flavor is so satisfying. Slice it up and enjoy on it's own, or dip in guacamole or hummus for a heartier snack.

- Book, podcast or blog: A Wrinkle in Time. I've been re-reading this childhood classic and love it.

- Essential Oil: doTERRA Peace blend. This essential oil blend in my "instant calm." Whenever I'm feeling overwhelmed, anxious or unsettled, I roll some of this on my wrists and take a deep breath in. To learn more + purchase oils, head to www.emilynachazel.com/essential-oils.

- Yoga pose: BACKBENDS. Back bends are energizing because they open up your lungs + give you more space to B R E A T H E! Back bends are pretty challenging for me personally, so I've been loving more restorative variations that use props to help the body get into these positions. I've actually been pretty obsessed with props in ALL of my yoga poses these days - I find that they help me go deeper into postures that feel unattainable or unsafe without support.

 
What are you loving lately?  Let me know in the comments below!
 

Loving Lately // February 2017

As a way to share my favorites with you on a regular basis, I created the "Things I'm Loving Lately" series here on the blog. In this series I share everything from food to fitness, brands to beauty products, good reads to good listens.

Here's what I'm currently craving and crushing on:

- Food: Spaghetti squash! I've been loving ALL squash recently, but especially this fun variety. If you are new to spaghetti squash, it's a large yellow squash that, when cooked, has a texture like spaghetti! SO cool! I've been enjoying this squash with my Brazil Nut Pesto (recipe linked below) AND scrambled up with eggs, cinnamon, vanilla and sea salt for a quick + easy breakfast.

- Drink: Coconut water and coconut milk. Move over almond milk, there's a new non-dairy kid on the block. Okay, so coconut milk is SO not new, but I've had a recent resurgence of love for this super creamy dairy alternative. Also, I've noticed that having fewer nuts and nut products in my diet is great for my digestion.

- Recipe: Brazil Nut Pesto. Can't stop won't stop with this super delicious dairy free pesto. I LOVE seeing how so many of you are making and loving it too! Keep tagging me at @emilynachazel so I can be sure to catch your delicious creations!

- Snack: GREEN JUICE! Ever since I've been in California, my body has been CRAVING green juice! I always go for something very green (i.e. no fruit) and try to pair it with a little bit of fat (chia seeds, 1/2 an avocado, a few nuts) because the fat helps your body properly absorb the nutrients from the greens!

- Book, podcast or blog: Girl on The Train. I just listened to this using Audible and I think I had read it before. Does anyone else ever do that???

- Essential Oil: doTERRA Passion blend. Passion is an inspiring blend of cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, clove, jasmine and vanilla. I think it smells like bubble gum and I love rolling it onto my wrists as a light perfume! To learn more + purchase oils, head to www.emilynachazel.com/essential-oils.

- Yoga pose or resource: FORTE Fit. I've been LOVING teaching again for FORTE fit! In case you missed it, FORTE is a streaming service for boutique fitness classes and I'm super excited to be teaching on FORTE's platform because this means that you can now take my yoga classes from ANYWHERE!! At anytime! I used FORTE while I was traveling this month and it was so great to have a huge library of workouts that I could take since I wasn't hitting up my regular classes in NYC.

What are you loving lately?  Let me know in the comments below!

Loving Lately // January 2017

As a way to share my favorites with you on a regular basis, I created the "Things I'm Loving Lately" series here on the blog. In this series I share everything from food to fitness, brands to beauty products, good reads to good listens. 

 

Here's what I'm currently craving and crushing on:

 

Food: Purple sweet potatoes. Have you ever tried a purple sweet potato?? I'm in LOVE! Aside from being totally beautiful, these spuds have a dryer, denser, and richer taste than regular sweet potatoes. I've been roasting them in a little coconut oil, sea salt + cinnamon and then enjoying as part of my Superhuman Breakfast.  Or eating them like this. Look for purple sweet potatoes at your local health foods store, Whole Foods, or even Trader Joe's!

Drink: My Superpowers Matcha Latte. I've literally had this 29 out of the last 30 days (one day I ran out of coconut milk). It's so good and gives me the perfect amount of fuel and energy to fly through my morning workouts.

Recipe: Some variation of my Cauliflower Rice Bowl. It's a weeknight staple and I've made it for a few friends who were HUGE fans! Do it yourself: Cauliflower Rice Bowl Recipe.

Snack: Rx Bars. OMG! These bars are the bomb.com. They are made with simple, whole food ingredients: nuts, dates and spices, plus have added protein (from egg whites). I like the taste of these bars WAY better than Larabars, plus I find they sit better with me. I find Larabars (and other dried fruit heavy bars) are too sweet and often don't digest well. Rx bars make a perfect breakfast in the pinch or snack on the go, so do yourself a favor and try some today: Buy Rx Bar Variety Pack on Amazon.

Book, podcast or blog: It Starts With Food. If you follow me on Instagram you'll know that I did a Whole30 this month. This book is written by the creators of the Whole30 program (side note: I have a blog post coming with WHAT exactly is the Whole30 and my experience) and I thought it was an incredible read and resource whether you are doing a Whole30 or not. This book covers the basics of clean eating AND the psychology of food (which I find SO fascinating!!). This is a good pick for you if you are looking to get motivated to make some changes in your diet and need a little tough love. Order your copy on Amazon here: It Starts With Food.

Essential oil: Lavender. Pretty much everyone's favorite essential oil, I've loved diffusing this at night to wind down, or during the day with a few drops of lemon oil for a calming blend. Learn more about essential oils + where to purchase here: Essential Oils.

Yoga pose: Plow pose! Secret confession: I used to hate this pose! Until I started practicing it regularly and figured out the proper alignment for my body. Now I love it! Which is great because plow is one of the best poses you can do - it improves circulation, boosts your immune system and is super restorative.

What are you loving lately?  Let me know in the comments below!

Loving lately July 2016

As a way to share my favorites with you on a regular basis, I created the "Things I'm Loving Lately" series here on the blog. In this series I share everything from food to fitness, brands to beauty products, good reads to good listens. 

Here's what I'm currently craving and crushing on:

- Toast - If you follow me on Instagram, you'll know I've been all about the toasts these days! Mostly I enjoy a slice with my breakfast, always gluten free and whole grain because I know that makes me feel better than traditional bread.

- Run skirts! The first time I saw a run skirt years ago I laughed... the whole concept seemed silly to me. But recently my friend Jenna wore one to run club and raved about it, and I knew I had to try one for myself. Basically, run skirts are amazing! You get the benefits of tight shorts (i.e. no chafing) and the freedom of looser shorts. My favorite is the Pace Rival Skirt from lululemon - I actually bought the "Tall" style because I like my skirt a little longer.

- Fresh herbs - Herbs and spices add a TON of flavor to food, but also a TON of nutrients! Right now I've been all about fresh dill, basil, and cilantro, but mint, thyme, and parsley are other favorites. Pro tip: wash your herbs when you bring them home and then wrap in a paper towel (to soak up excess moisture). Then use a scissors to snip off ribbons when you are ready to use!

- Fennel essential oil - Alright I may just be having a love affair with all things fennel (it's still my favorite snacking veggie). Fennel essential oil is great for relieving indigestion, but I've mainly been using it aromatically by diffusing it in my apartment. It's cooling and leaves the air feeling fresh, clean and sweet. Click here to purchase your own fennel essential oil.

- Infused water - The summer heat means it's even MORE important to make sure you are drinking plenty of water and staying hydrated. I know a lot of people struggle with drinking water, but water doesn't have to be bland or boring! Try adding in fruit and veggie slices and fresh herbs for a delicious twist on regular H20. Here are some of my favorite infusions: cucumber + mint, berries + lemon, apple + ginger, and citrus + cayenne.

 

What are you loving lately?  Let me know in the comments below!