PANTRY FAVORITES

Stocking your pantry with healthy ingredients ensures that you're always prepared to transform any meal into a deeply nourishing experience. I’ve put together my a few of my pantry favs to share simple ways you can upgrade your daily fare. Enjoy!

Protein Powder

I love sprouted brown rice protein and there are many companies that carry just that. Great to add to smoothies, baked goods and desserts to get extra amino acids.

This clean & tasty protein powder from Moon Juice is one of my favorites. It contains sprouted brown rice and ocean minerals to bring you an ample supply of protein and trace minerals. Perfect for a pre or post workout energy boost.

Stevia

Is a natural sweetener derived from stevia leaf. It’s calorie free and has no impact on blood sugar levels making it a great alternative for diabetics, those on sugar-reduced diets or those watching their weight. It is much sweeter than sugar, so a little goes a long way.

The best bitter-free stevia on the market, even if you don’t like stevia, you must give this a try. One of the cleanest sweeteners on the market that will make everything taste heavenly. Note: you don’t need a lot! Just a few drops will do.

Lypo-Spheric Vit C

This liposomal formula helps support the body in the absorption of Vit C. Great for keeping you strong when traveling, run-down or you feel something coming on. Vit C is also a powerful free-radical fighter & helps support collagen production for more youthful looking skin!

Yacon Syrup

A natural, low-calorie sweetener that actually helps to balance blood-sugar. It’s made primarily of fructooligosaccharide (FOS) which acts as a prebiotic that stimulates colon health, helps increase the absorption of vitamins and improves healthy intestinal flora. Yacon syrup is rich in potassium and antioxidant vitamins A, C and E. It can be used as a sugar or molasses substitute in recipes however you want to use less than half the amount, as it has as stronger taste.

A sweet and delicious syrup from a root that is so good for desserts. Low on the glycemic index, and adds a nice earthy tone to your food.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is a great way to get those beauty-boosting essential fats without the extra calories that will lead to the wrong kind of fat. Although it is a saturated fat, the medium chain fatty acids make it easily absorbable by the small intestine. This means it provides increased energy faster than any other fat. Coconut oil has immune-boosting properties and is antiviral, antimicrobial, and antifungal. Coconut oil is also great for topical use as a moisturizer. It can smooth and clear skin and may help reduce the signs on stretch marks.

Coconut oil can be used in almost anything – adding a sweet, thick, creamy consistency to food, it also contains an array of vitamins and minerals, while also being an anti fungal anti bacterial agent as well. Coconut oil also helps to lower cholesterol and supports heart health.

Kelp

Kelp is a sea veggie that gives you the best of both worlds by satisfying your salt cravings while being low in sodium and packing a huge nutritional punch. It contains over 70 proteins, growth hormones, vitamins, enzymes, & trace minerals, including: iodine, potassium, magnesium, calcium, and ion. Kelp is a rich source of iodine, which is critical for healthy thyroid function. Regular intake can help iodine deficiencies, boost metabolism and, as a result, shed some unwanted pounds. In addition, kelp is extremely alkaline, which supports the body’s pH balance and improves overall health.

I top my soups, salads & macro bowls with this blend to add extra ocean goodness to my plate. Having a rich source of iodine has been known to contribute to having a healthy thyroid.

Coconut Aminos

Coconut aminos are a salty seasoning made from fermented coconut sap. It is comparable to soy sauce, tamari, or nama shoyu. It is both wheat and soy free, which makes it a wonderful option for those with food allergies. Coconut aminos is full of vitamins and minerals and is the perfect addition to dishes like stir frys, brown rice bowls, and dressings.

Spring Dragon Tea

The Spring Dragon, which contains Gynostemma tea leaves from a very clean source in China, is a classic in my kitchen. This leaf contains some of the highest amounts of antioxidants in any tea. It works as a great base for tonics.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Love this vinegar as it’s super health promoting and yummy. One of my favorite additions to making salad dressings, it is also just good on its own with some warm water first thing in the morning to help create an alkaline environment in the body. It is also known to balance acid-levels in the stomach to facilitate proper digestion And to balance pH levels in the skin for acne prone skin types.

Himalayan Sea Salt

This pink salt contains 84 trace minerals and other important bio compounds that your body needs to promote a healthy pH. It can also help balance blood sugar and improve your sleeping patterns. This salt isn’t as salty as ocean mineral salt, so for those sensitive to salt.