Happy National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day! I LOVE peanut butter its so creamy, filling and versatile! I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate, than to post my homemade Cinnamon Raisin Peanut Butter recipe! I love making my own peanut butter because I can control the texture, flavor, and all of the ingredients going into my peanut butter. Making peanut butter from scratch is a lot cheaper than buying store-bought peanut butter and it tastes more flavorful and delicious. Peanut butter tastes great and has many nutrients including: potassium, protein, healthy fats, fiber, antioxidants, magnesium, and more!
Since I have Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, I get extremely fatigued, so I am always looking for natural ways to increase my energy. Last year I was desperate for a way to boost my energy in the morning, and I started drinking coffee. I was never a regular coffee drinker, not even during long nights of studying in college. I am really sensitive to caffeine and have a really bad reaction to coffee: I get jittery, dizzy, sweaty, and my heart pounds faster. After a few hours of energy, I would crash. I hated feeling dependent on coffee for energy. I’ve changed my diet (which is a blog post for a different day) and decided to go back to drinking tea. However, some days I feel like I need an afternoon jolt of energy. Instead of turning to coffee, I’ve started to practice yoga poses either during my lunch break or I modify the poses for my chair at work.
Recently, I've been experimenting with different smoothie recipes. I love creating new and interesting smoothies for breakfast. Drinking the same smoothie every morning can get very boring. It's great to switch up your smoothie, so your body gets a variety of nutrients. I created an amazing smoothie recipe that tastes delicious and is very nutritious. I love drinking fruit smoothies for breakfast or as a healthy dessert. The natural sugars from the fruit isn't overpoweringly sweet, yet is sweet enough to have as a refreshing and healthy dessert. If you would like to add more sweetness to your dessert smoothie, consider adding 1/4 cup of cocoa powder.
Valentine's Day is right around the corner! This Valentine's Day focus on practicing self-love regardless of your relationship status. The most important relationship you have is with yourself. How can you love someone else and be in a healthy relationship, if you don't love yourself first? You can't rely on someone else for your happiness, true and lasting happiness comes from within. I believe that until we love ourselves unconditionally, we will end up in unhealthy relationships, constantly seeking validation and a source of happiness and love from our partner.
Over the past few years my hair has become more and more knotty after I shower. I tried using so many different types of shampoos, conditioners, hair masks, and hair detanglers. All of the products I was using made my hair really dry. My hair wasn't healthy because I was using products with so many different types of chemicals. I wanted to use something more natural and decided to make my own hair detangler. I knew I wanted to use apple cider vinegar as the base, because I'm slightly obsessed with the healing and therapeutic properties of apple cider vinegar. However, I didn't want to smell like apple cider vinegar, so my recipe has a few essential oils that smell great and have amazing benefits for your hair.