This article is written in collaboration with Whole Foods Market. All opinions are my own.
Happy 2019 friends. I have a feeling this is going to be a good year. Personally, I am making a commitment to do my best to make decisions about my health (all of it…physical, mental, relationship, career) by acting from a place of intuition rather than expectation or overly zealous ambition. It’s very easy to get swept up into the January frenzy of unattainable goal setting and I want to keep it real.
If you’re finding yourself in a space of wanting to make changes, I can’t stress enough the importance of keeping it simple and achievable. And this really applies to diet and exercise, which are often at the forefront of our minds this time of year.
One of my favorite health mantras, especially for January, is “add, not subtract.” Rather than limiting or depriving yourself, how can you add in things that will make you feel your most nurtured, happy and whole?
Here are some examples that work for me! Make a list that works for you.
- Add a daily walk to my workday to get me up and away from my desk, outside in the fresh air and getting some extra steps in.
- Add more water into my daily beverage intake.
- Add 5 minutes of meditation to my morning routine.
- Add more plant-based meals to my meal plan.
- Add more protein/fiber/fat to my meals.
- Add more probiotic-rich and fermented foods to my diet.
- Add seeds like flax, chia, hemp to my smoothies, salads, etc.
- Add collagen powder to my coffee or tea.
- Add vitamins and herbal supplements to meet my specific needs.
WHOLE FOODS MARKET SUPPLEMENT SALE: JANUARY 4-6, 2019
(Photos: Scott Broome Photography)
One spot that fits right into my lifestyle of moderation and attainability is Whole Foods Market. Finn and I typically make at least one weekly stop into our local store and it’s one of Finn’s favorite places! It’s a good outing for him because he likes to look around at everything and I appreciate that I can get everything at Whole Foods from organic fruits and veggies to bakery treats to beauty products to supplements.
Last year I took full advantage of the Whole Foods Market Beauty Sale and stocked up on serums, face masks, lotions, bath salts and all sorts of other things when they were 25% off. It’s time now for their 3-day Supplement Sale and that is something you don’t want to miss!
From January 4-6 you can save 25% on vitamins and supplements at Whole Foods Market.
This includes protein powders, superfoods, probiotics, energy shots, herbal supplements, and more! Check out their top 10 here.
I thought this would be a great time to share with you the supplements that I am currently using and loving, and be sure to keep reading for a no-bake energy bite recipe that incorporates all sorts of seeds, protein and fat…and peanut butter. Always peanut butter.
Here’s my supplement lineup.
- Garden of Life Once Daily Women’s Probiotic – I have been taking probiotics for years now for my digestive and immune well-being.
- Vitamin D – I was on the low end of normal for Vitamin D levels when I had bloodwork done recently so I’ve added a supplement.
- Bulletproof Collagen Protein – I never miss a day of adding this into my morning coffee! I have been supplementing with collagen for close to two years now. I also love the protein punch that it packs while being completely tasteless.
- Magnesium Glycinate – this is a new one for me but I am giving it a try! Will let you know how it goes.
- Garden of Life Prenatal Vitamin
I also take a daily Omega-3 supplement.
In addition to the supplements above, I also regularly include seeds like chia, flax and hemp into my meals. See more supplement favorites here!
NO-BAKE PEANUT BUTTER COLLAGEN ENERGY BITES
I want to share an easy “add” if you’re looking for a better snack option for the new year. This is a recipe for no-bake energy bites that includes all sorts of good stuff like Bulletproof collagen protein, chia seeds, flax seeds and hemp seeds…all on sale 25% off during the Whole Foods Market Supplement Sale.
These bites also include oats, chocolate chips, dried cranberries, peanut butter, honey, cinnamon, sea salt and your choice of coconut oil or Bulletproof Brain Octane. I know you’re going to love them! The best part? They’re no-bake and super simple to make!
These energy bites are a perfect pre-workout snack, afternoon pick-me-up or better sweet treat. Full of protein, fiber and fat, they come in around 200 calories and 10 grams of protein per ball!Print
A no-bake recipe for energy bites packed with peanut butter, collagen protein, chia seeds, hemp seeds, flax seeds and more!
- 1.5 cups rolled oats
- 2 tablespoons Bulletproof unflavored collagen protein
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons hemp seeds
- 2 tablespoons ground flax seed
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt (use 1/2 teaspoon if you’re using unsalted peanut butter)
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup honey (you can cut this down to 1/4 or 1/3 if you want it less sweet but may need to up the oil or peanut butter for the stickiness factor to form the balls)
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil or Bulletproof Brain Octane Oil
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
- 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
Place all ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine. You might need to use your hands! Tip: spray your hands with coconut oil or cooking spray. Once mixture is combined, roll into balls.
If it seems like your mixture is too dry or crumbly to be rolled into balls, you can add more nut butter, honey or coconut oil.
- Serving Size: 1 bite
- Calories: 200
- Fat: 15 grams
- Protein: 10 grams
Keywords: energy bites, snack, collagen
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