1) Modified Burpee
1) Modified Burpee
If you like your bowl on the thicker side, I recommend starting off with a small amount of almond milk and adding it in increments until you get your desired consistency. You can also add more ice or use a frozen banana to make it even thicker :)
And NO smoothie bowl is complete without an assortment of superfood toppings so go wild when it comes to layering on the granola, seeds, coconut, cacao nibs, and fresh fruit!
Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender and then pour into bowl. Top with whatever superfoods your heart desires! My favorites are granola, chia and hemp seeds for omegas, shredded coconut, cacao nibs, or organic berries!
I’ve been thinking about the moon a lot lately...my birthday is coming up on April 30th, my moon + sun signs are in Taurus, and the New Moon is in Taurus on the 26th! Over the past 3 years, I’ve actually done a lot of personal study on the moon and just signed up to be officially trained in June! I couldn't be more excited. I've been hosting moon circles – both full moon and new moon gatherings – for the past 2 years, and I want to continue offering such a beautiful ritual to my sisters and community.
Keep reading though to learn more about the Taurus Moon + how you can harness its powerful energy!
This is a general reading, as your sun sign is going to interact specifically with this moon in more unique ways. In astronomy, the New Moon is the first phase of the Moon, when its orbit is seen from the earth – the moment when the moon + the sun have the same ecliptic longitude. During this phase, the moon is farthest away from us on earth.
The New Moon is therefore a great time for setting new intentions, for attracting new people into your life, for beginning new projects, for interviewing for jobs, and for simply allowing new opportunities to unfold.
This earthy new moon in Taurus is here to help you ground and reconnect with your inner pleasure goddess and passionate being. We are taking the energy and seed that was planted from the Spring Equinox and are beginning to crack open and extend our intentions toward the warming sun. Take the energy of Spring and allow it to inspire you, like a strong beautiful tree.
Really take this New Moon energy in Taurus to challenge yourself to grow into a new being. You have the opportunity to connect with a new version of yourself. This will include some uncomfortable moments, as healing and change always does, but it will be so worth it. Give yourself permission to be free and create a life of joy, something that only YOU know to be your dream reality.
During this time, use our Magic Moon Satchels to connect more deeply with the moon and her power. The moon is a celestial anchor that will help you make more sense of your world, both inner and outer. All you have to do is tune in.
What magical new beginnings are you creating while the New Moon is in Taurus? Share with me on Facebook with #MyPhilosophie!
My home extends beyond my house and into the world – into this incredible, vast earth. While I do love the concrete jungle of L.A., I can never get enough of nature, of days spent on the beach, in the forest, and anywhere that I can touch the soil and soak up the sky.
Just as I look after my house and fill it with positive energy by lighting candles, keeping it nice + tidy, and decorating with magical items that give me and my family so much joy, I feel the same way about our planet! We need to protect, preserve, and nurture our world so that it can continue being a lovely home for all of us, as well as for our kids and their kids.
One of the best ways to ensure that our earth stays beautiful is by teaching our babies to love and care for it as much as we do. Here are 5 ways that I share my passion for Mother Nature with Kai and Leo and hope to pass it on to them:
1) Play with your kids OUTSIDE.
Nature walks. Beach sandcastles. Wave jumping. Yoga in the garden. Camping trips. These are all fantastic ways to get your kids to learn that some of the greatest moments are when we connect to our roots and play outside, wild + free.
2) Cultivate their curiosity and sense of wonder.
Take you kiddies to natural history museums, science centers, and national parks. Make the library a weekly treat and help them check out books on their favorite animals or faraway places. Snuggle up and watch Planet Earth or March of the Penguins. Ignite their love for the world and all it has to offer.
3) Show your kids where their food comes from.
Take them to a blueberry farm. Swing by an aqueduct on a family road trip. Make your kids regulars at the farmers market. While this sparks an early appreciation for earth and its super yummy gifts, it also helps kids eat more nourishing, colorful fruits + veggies!
4) Teach your kids to thoughtfully collect, use, and let go of items.
Guide them in choosing quality over quantity, show them that less is more, and explain that we must take care of what we do own so that it lasts longer. Fast fashion and takeout containers aren’t good for our world so we should teach them to opt for goods that last, can be repaired, or can be thoughtfully given away, recycled, or composted when it’s time to part ways.
I’d love to hear your tips on how to pass on a love for the planet to the next gen–share them with me on Twitter with #MyPhilosophie + #EarthOptimism!
Head over heels for cold brew AND nourishing superfood smoothies? I partnered with Chameleon Cold-Brew for National Cold Brew Day to bring you this special sponsored post featuring a super energizing, utterly divine Cacao Magic meets Chameleon Cold-Brew Smoothie!
Whip up this dreamy, dairy-free smoothie as a nutrient-dense breakfast or midday snack when you want to boost your energy levels, sans any jitters. Plus, the low acid levels ensure no tummy troubles whatsoever. This high-vibrational cold brew seriously helps me make the most of my day and HUSTLE to share Philosophie love with the world.
I especially love that Chameleon Cold-Brew steeps their organic, consciously-sourced beans for 16 HOURS. It definitely shows in the high quality flavor profile. The ultra smooth taste is why this is hands down my favorite cold brew, which makes perfect sense since they’re from Austin, Texas – a leader in all thing things hip + amazing.
For this protein-packed cacao cinnamon smoothie, I poured in a couple ounces of the Chameleon Cold-Brew Vanilla Concentrate, which actually features ZERO SUGAR. I love this because I can control the sweetness of my smoothie (or iced cold brew drink) and add a touch of our Cacao Bee Honey, if my sweet tooth calls for it.
If you happen to prefer a warm, soothing drink over an iced cold brew or frosty smoothie though, you can also heat up their cold brew and make a magical tonic or elixir!
Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blitz. Pour into your favorite glass and enjoy!
When I have a particularly busy day ahead, I whip up an acai bowl first thing in the morning to help me power through my morning and afternoon. Not only does this dreamy blend of bananas, pineapple, coconut water, Coconut Bliss Coco Butter, and acai whisk your taste buds off to the tropics, it's also super filling, energizing, AND anti-inflammatory.
If you don't have frozen acai on hand, you can always use a bottle of acai juice. I love Zola's, which features organically grown and sustainably harvested acai berries bursting with antioxidants and omega fatty acids. It also contains zero cholesterol, preservatives, gluten, dairy, GMO or BPA, so I know I'm getting nothing but the good stuff.
I also like Zola's Coconut Waters, which are full of essential electrolytes including potassium, calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium. On top of the fruit and the juices, I toss a handful of leafy greens into the mix and add a spoonful of Berry Bliss. This potent blend of superfoods packs more vitamin C than 10 oranges and is a phenomenal immune system booster.
Once your smoothie's in the bowl, be sure to sprinkle on an assortment of superfoods like cashews and dried coconut for a satisfying crunch!
Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender, pour into your favorite bowl, and top with superfoods like chia seeds, coconut shavings, + blueberries!
I'm often asked what yoga books I use with my kids so I wanted to share my favorites as today's Heart of the Week!
I've been reading these 4 books with Kai since he was a baby. Now he and Leo read them together, and I'll often come in and join them for a flow. It's so fun for all of us!
When Kai was 4, he was even LEADING Leo through 25 minute yoga classes without any breaks! It's been one of the most beautiful + impressive things I've ever witnessed and just goes to show that it's NEVER too early to teach them.
Get started with your kiddies with these 4 incredible yoga books:
1) Yoga Pretzels by Tara Guber and Leah Kalish
2) You Are a Lion! And Other Fun Yoga Poses by Taeeun Yoo
3) Babar's Yoga For Elephants by Laurent de Brunhoff
4) Little Gurus - A Yoga Discovery Book by Olaf Hajek (gorgeous pictures, no words but great for imaginative yoga)