Monday Musings 4.1.19

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Hello and happy Monday! I hope you had a relaxing (or productive) weekend and got to enjoy some beautiful weather! It has been 60s and sunny here in the PNW and I can’t get enough of it!! Absolutely stunning weather and even better for climbing. I am so ready for climbing season to fully kick in and have been loving every minute that I get to spend outside lately!

#1 Sea Seasonings Sea Salt with Sea Veg

Yuuuum. I am so happy I found this product!! I have been slacking on my iodine intake and really have been wanting to step it up a notch, read here to see why it’s so important! I also am obsessed with sea salt so this combination with sea vegetables is a perfect salty mix.

I have been using it as a finishing salt on most of my meals lately – it goes really well with beef, chicken and pork! I’m sure this blend tastes awesome on seafood as well 😉

#2 Four Sigmatic Mushroom Latte Mixes

I have definitely talked about Four Sigmatic before and I’m talking about them again because they just keep coming out with more awesome products!

Functional, or medicinal, mushrooms have been used for centuries to help improve life in many different aspects. These mushrooms aren’t common mushrooms that you would find in a grocery store like porcini or portabella. Instead, medicinal mushrooms need to be grown and then extracted to become functional.

Some cool things mushrooms can help support: immunity, energy levels, brain clarity, stress relief, hormone balancing and much more! Different mushrooms have different properties and support different aspects of the body. So cool, right?

I have been using the Mushroom Golden Latte Mix with shiitake and turmeric mid morning and always love adding more turmeric into my diet (read here to learn about the amazing benefits of turmeric). Because who doesn’t need a little help modulating inflammation? Answer: pretty much everyone. And as a nightcap I have been using the Mushroom Chai Latte Mix with reishi and turkey tail to help me relax and wind down at the end of the night.

One of my favorite parts about the mushroom latte mixes is the fact that the single-serve packets are so convenient. I can stash them in my purse for whenever the feeling hits, just mix with hot water and I’m good to go! Since I don’t currently drink coffee these are a fun alternative and won’t leave me feeling jittery.

#3 Ultimate Electrolyte Replenisher

Lately I have been feeling pretty depleted midday and have tried almost every trick in the book to try and feel better – drinking more water, eating enough, sleeping enough and just being generally healthy. I figured it might be an electrolyte imbalance and started to experiment with different electrolyte forms.

I have loved using Trace Minerals 40,000 Volts Electrolyte Concentrate but unless I mix it with some lemon, it’s pretty dang salty. I have been using these awesome little packets from Ulitma and have been so impressed so far! Most electrolyte and hydration supplements have some pretty crappy ingredients.

But not these!! They are lightly sweetened with stevia and they taste ah-mazing. I have been a-okay adding some stevia back into my diet and I think being hydrated and having balanced electrolytes is more important than worrying about a little stevia anyway! I am loooooving the lemon flavor and have also loved the orange and raspberry flavors! I feel so much better throughout the day if I have one midday and especially before exercise. Way stoked to have found such a clean supplement that I can feel good about using!

#4 Butter Cauliflower via Affordable Paleo Cooking in Your Instant Pot by Jennifer Robins

This recipe is insaaaane. By now, you should know that I love to cook out of other people’s cookbooks. I have always loved making what other people have created and often I put my own twist on the dishes! I’ve never been one to follow rules to the T.

I have made this recipe multiple times in the last few weeks and it never disappoints! It’s so easy and cost effective to make! Cauliflower, tomato paste and a little coconut milk come together with warming spices to create a comforting dish that’s ready in a snap. Anything I can make in my Instant Pot is always a huge bonus in my book!

Seriously, if you haven’t looked into this book by now you need to!


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