Happy Earth Day

 

Happy Earth Day!

In honor of #earthday I am sharing a zero-waste food recipe with you.

But first, let’s talk food waste.

Food waste is a big problem. In the US, 63 million tons of food are wasted every year. Food waste accounts for 21 % of all fresh water in the US and takes up 21% of the landfill. It releases a methane gas that is 28 times more potent than carbon dioxide and it exhausts our natural resources like water, gas, energy, land, labor, and fertilizers to produce it. We need to be more conscious of what food we buy and how we use it before it goes bad.

I had some carrots that were about to go bad, and I was not feeling like eating them with hummus. I wanted something sweet and then I remembered my carrot cake energy bites! What better way to celebrate Mother Earth Day than with my carrots that were about to go bad and my NutraMilk machine.

I love partnering up with companies that are committed to supporting a sustainable lifestyle. My NutraMilk machine is a zero...

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Plant Based Wholesome Bundle

Girl!! Have we got a bundle for you! We are collaborating with Wholesome Bundles for this incredible Plant Based Bundle!

They have recruited some incredible plant based influencers to include their eBooks and courses in this bundle. The plant based bundle includes:

20+ digital resources

500+ recipes

Meals plans

Intuitive eating guides

Specialty diet courses/plans

And so much more!!

One of our favorite things about this plant based bundle is that 5% of revenue will be donated to BIPOC to support their Plant Based Business! #winning

Our Plant Chics 7  Day Starter Kit is included in the bundle, and it has a ton of amazing information such as answering common plant based nutrition questions the plantcurious people have, recipes, workouts, and podcast/documentary recommendations, and some of our favorite books to dive deeper into plant based nutrition.

So when you purchase the Plant Based Bundle, you are getting 20+ eBooks and resources, helping our small business, and helping BIPOC...

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Pasta Alfredo Recipe from our Clubhouse Room

 

Our Clubhouse room on Friday was lit!! We veganized some recipes, answered questions, and met a lot of amazing peeps! If you're on Clubhouse, make sure you join our Club, Plant Chics!

We ended our Room with a challenge to create a recipe using three ingredients:

White beans

Kalamata olives

Greens

We could take this any direction, and someone mentioned pasta, so I decided to make this into a pasta Alfredo. And it does not disappoint.

This creamy pasta Alfredo is really good. The balsamic veggies that I paired it with was the perfect combination of creamy umami richness with a hint of sweet from the balsamic. It was a delicious party in my mouth!

Ingredients

1/2 c cashews (soaked in water for at least 3 hours; discard the water)

1/2 c white beans

3+ cloves of garlic (adjust to your tastebuds)

1/4 t salt

1/4 t black pepper

1/2 t oregano

1/4 c kalamata olives

4 c greens (I used spinach and protein greens)

3 c mushrooms (I used portobello)

Pasta of your choice (I used brown rice pasta)

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5 Life Hacks on Thriving

 

We're sharing 5 life hacks to a thriving life that you probably didn't know about.

Want to get thriving? We all do. The real question here is the HOW.

We've read about it. We hear people talking about it. There are articles, books, podcasts ALL about thriving. (And I bet you have at least tried committing to one of these)

But HOW exactly can you achieve a thriving life?

To get straight to the point, here are LIFE HACKS on THRIVING that you probably didn't know about.

You are What You Eat

Well, you've heard this a lot. And it couldn't be more true. That's why a lot of life coaches encourage people to change their food preferences and focus on more plant-based recipes instead. 

“Plants? Gross.”

I'm pretty sure most people would think so too. But it can do wonders not only to your body but also to your mind and emotional health.

Focus on the NOW

Anxiety is driven by unnecessary thoughts of what could happen in the future. No one can actually predict what will happen...

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Jacque's Morning Routine

 

My morning routine actually starts the night before. You read that right: the night before. I lay my workout clothes out the night before so I literally don't have to think about what to put on for my workouts.

click here to watch the full video of my morning routine

After I go to the bathroom and turn off my alarm, I head to the kitchen to drink 16 - 32 oz of water. This wakes up my system in the morning and gets my body going, if you know what I mean. LOL

I digress...after hydrating I do my workout. I change up my workout every day - from weights, yoga, pilates, active living, to walking/running outside. I'm currently in the last week of LIIT and I'm feeling the burn! 

I'm ready for my hydration after my workout. So more water is definitely happening, but this is also when I make an Ultimate Elixir for both me and my husband. It's the evolution of the multivitamin and we have both been taking it for 2 years. My husband has mentioned (multiple times) that he hasn't been...

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5 Self Improvement Tools

At Plant Chics, we are all about self improvement. but what exactly does self improvement mean?
 
self-im·prove·ment
/ˈˌself əmˈproovmənt/
 
noun
  1. the improvement of one's knowledge, status, or character by one's own efforts.

If you're interested in self improvement, a great place to start is with the way you think. Joe Dispenza - along with many other scientists - have written books detailing how our thoughts are powerful. He writes, "if we can turn on the stress response by thought alone, then our thoughts can literally make us sick. But if your thoughts can make you sick, is it possible that your thoughts could also make you well?"

There are many aspects of self improvement, and you've come to the right place to get a snippet of some areas where you can start working on yourself to #LevelUp in life. At Plant Chics, our main interests around self improvement are in the health and wellness space (which is a huge category), plant...

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Top Six Picks at Whole Foods

 

Whole Foods use to be known as "whole paychecks". Not anymore!! Especially if you have Amazon Prime.

Here are my Top 6 Picks:

  1. For healthy in a hurry, I love their organic pre-made salad mixes. I may not use all of the toppings or salad dressings in them, but I love these for their ease of preparation! I usually buy two each time I go to Whole Foods. I usually go to whole foods twice per week.
  2. Organic greens. Holy variety!! I get a different box (or bag) of greens every visit. Today I was craving arugula and I needed spinach for a dish I'm making this week so I grabbed a mix of spinach and arugula. Stay close to our blog because we will be posting recipes later this week!
    1. I use 1 - 2 handfuls of greens with 1/2 the bag of the pre-made salads.
    2. PS - whole foods prices on greens is way better than the competition.
  3. Chipotle Bitchin Sauce is soooooo good! And with Amazon Prime you can save significantly!! #winning I use this on my salads as a dressing. But it's not an every day use...
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Go Red for Women

Wear red for women!
 
Did you know cardiovascular disease is the #1 killer of women?!
 
Cardiovascular disease (stroke + heart disease) kills more women than ALL cancers combined. 
 
That sh*t cray. 
 
Guess what?! Our LIFESTYLE has so much to do with our heart health. 
 
Regardless of your age & your current health situation, you can make lifestyle changes that will improve your heart health today.
 
Here are 7 tips that we encourage you to try today:
 
1 Cut the CRAP (Calorie Rich And Processed) foods out of your diet. That means the processed & refined foods (cookies, cakes, white breads & pasta, pizza, burgers, etc) need to take a back seat and they shouldn’t enter your mouth regularly. They should be the exception and not the rule. 
 
2 #eatplants You don’t want to be plant based or vegan? Good, just include some real, whole plant foods, with every meal & snack. 
 
3 Move your...
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Join us for an anti-aging fast March 8th!

anti aging prolon fmd Jan 25, 2021

“Usually I would never do a fast, because I live a healthy lifestyle, BUT now at 45, the middle age middle is a real thing. I was starting to gain weight in my waist and look square. My waist went from my normal 27 inches to 33 inches.

I am pretty disciplined in my healthy lifestyle but I knew my metabolism was slowing down due to age. My skin texture on my face went from oily to dry. My supple hydrated thick skin on my body started showing signs of thinning and a loss of collagen. I had cellulite on my calves and my triceps due to my thinning skin. I knew I had to do something.

We can’t postpone aging, but we can try preventive things as we go through life. I have been into anti-aging for the past 10 years and decided to read the book The Longevity Diet about fasting for anti-aging and it peaked my curiosity. I am not ready to do a full out water fast and I already practice intermittent fasting, so this was something I wanted to try because of the research.

The first...

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Live Schedule Week of January 25, 2021

We start every Monday with Goal Call Monday. This is your opportunity to start working your way toward your dream life. 

Ladies only: join us for our exclusive Goal Call Monday in the Tribe. We always share more personal deets in the Tribe so these are a ton of fun! It's at 11:30 AM ET/10:30 AM CT.

For everyone else, we take Goal Call to Instagram around Noon ET, 11 AM CT.

On Tuesday, Jacque will be doing a full body LIIT, Tabata style over lunch on youtube live. Bring your weights or bands, yoga mat, and your beautiful self for this heart pumping workout! This is a great opportunity for you to get a feel for our LIIT program that launches Feb 1st!!

You know what we would really love? A free way you can support our small business is to Subscribe to our YouTube channel! We invite you to send us any requests for videos to make for you - fitness, cooking, what we eat in a day, beauty....the sky's the limit!

Xx, J&M

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