So what’s the secret to longevity, vitality and radiance? Simple, eat more antioxidants.
Antioxidants are molecules that fight free radicals in your body. Free radicals are compounds that can cause harm if their levels become too high in your body and are produced naturally within the body in response to environmental toxins like cigarette smoke, sunlight, chemicals, radiation, exercise and inflammation.Free radicals are linked to multiple illnesses, including diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.
While your body has its own antioxidant defenses to help keep free radicals under control you can also find antioxidants in fruits, veggies and SUPERFOODS.
What are superfoods?
Superfood is a term sometimes used to describe food with high phytonutrient content that may provide health benefits as a result. For example, blueberries are often considered a superfood (or superfruit) because they contain significant amounts of ANTIOXIDANTS, vitamin C, manganese, and dietary fiber. You don't need specific foods for specific ailments. A healthy diet incorporating a variety of the following superfoods will help you maintain your weight, fight disease, and live longer.
Here are a few of our favorite superfoods that you can easily work into your daily diet without breaking a sweat.
Acai, Goji berry and Camu Camu
These are all exotic, enchanting fruits that are extremely high in vitamin C and A, giving them lots of antioxidant superpowers. Antioxidants help prevent aging and disease by combating the effects of oxidation in our body tissues. Camu Camu is a small red berry that grows in the Peruvian jungle, and has the highest vitamin C content of any fruit on the entire planet – over 20 times the C found in two pounds of oranges (wow)! You’ll find that these superfoods come in many forms including powders, pills and frozen. All can be added to juices, smoothies, or even added to oats or greek yogurt. You can also get all three of these superfoods in a powder blend, like our Berry Bliss Superfood Blend.
If you’re adding superfoods to your overnight oats or yogurt, go ahead and sprinkle some blueberries on them! When it comes to fresh fruit, blueberries win the prize for the highest antioxidant content of them all! It also helps boost your immune system which prevents you from getting sick. Blueberries are excellent for the brain, memory, and vision! And they are becoming known for a wealth of anti-aging benefits, too. Who knew the fountain of youth would taste so delicious!
One of the most abundant sources of antioxidants in the world (far more than blueberries and red wine) and will give you amazing energy and mental clarity. It also has a great amount of Magnesium in it, which most people are deficient in and don’t even know it. Cacao has natural mood-boosting compounds, which help restore natural energy and ease mood imbalances. I love using cacao in my morning coffee and in my favorite sweets and baked goods.
Raw cacao is a star ingredient to our Cacao Magic blend, which provides the blend’s chocolate flavor. It tastes AMAZING and also provides an energizing, caffeine-free power boost. Just add a spoonful of Cacao Magic to get your protein, calcium, and yummy chocolate fix!
Collagen. A beauty myth or fact? A superfood blend infused with collagen like our Cosmic Elixir is an easy way to help promote vibrant skin, as well as balance and support your mood in your everyday life. Collagen is the most abundant source of protein in your body. It’s a major building block of bones, skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments and helps keep skin glowing and smooth.
Why do you need Collagen?
The body naturally produces collagen on its own but over time it slowly loses the ability to synthesize enough of it on its own. In supplementing your diet with an adaptogenic and collagen blend you’re supporting your body’s natural ability to produce collagen and keep you feeling blissful longer!
Truthfully: Our body doesn’t need collagen since our body produces an abundance of it when we’re young but by our early twenties the body’s collagen production starts to slow down. And when you factor in environmental and lifestyle factors like sun exposure, air pollution, diet, stress, water intake, and sleep can lead to skin issues, hair health damage and more. With the support of Collagen you can stay feeling confident, glowing and beautiful.
The Beauty Benefits of Collagen
Skin health is the most well-known benefit of taking collagen. Collagen strengthens, hydrates and supports the elasticity of skin, keeping your complexion looking youthful and glowing. Collagen also supports stronger hair and nails and helps maintain bone and joint health.
Easy Ways to Use a Collagen Superfood Blend
We are so excited by this adaptogen, collagen blend because not only does it taste amazing but it makes it so easy to incorporate extra nutrients into your daily routine. Here are some easy ways to incorporate it into your routine plus two of our new favorite recipes!
✔ Make a grounding morning or evening latte by blending with your favorite nut mylk
✔ Add to ice, milk & organic fruit/veggies to create a tasty smoothie
✔ Add to any batter for a delicious take on pancakes, waffles or any baked goods, or other tasty treats
✔ Add to water, ice and citrus to make an herbal water cocktail
✔ Add to oat bowls and other brekkie creations
We’re sharing our PHILOSOPHIE HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE that offers a little something for everyone in your life from your fellow mama, to your nature lover, to your fellow yogi, and foodie. Show everyone you love how much they matter with something carefully crafted and picked out with love.
A beautiful way to spread a little more love and intention this holiday season is to share what you love most with the people you love. If you have friends and family that are ready to transform their whole health and elevate their well-being, then we want to help you find the PERFECT Philosophie goodie to gift them.
Give the gifts that help spread love, wellness and NOURISHMENT this holiday season.
FOR THE BUSY MAMA
Superfood Coffee Bundle has all the essentials to make your own Philosophie Superfood Coffee at home! The perfect answer for a busy morning without the afternoon crash.
Cosmic Elixir is a blend of grounding adaptogens and beautifying collagen with no added sugar. It provides a natural stress relief and skin elixir while supporting your intuition, beauty, energy, and mood. This blend is formulated and created to reduce your stress and realign your body’s natural rhythm.
FOR THE OUTDOORSY TYPE
Hydrating Dream is a blend of organic dehydrated coconut water and our high-vibe Green Dream Superfood + Protein Blend created to boost hydration, cultivate sustained energy, and replenish the body. Perfect for on-the-go travel and adventures!
Coconut Magic Coconut Butter is pure bliss in a jar. It combines cacao for focus + energy with raw coconut butter for healthy fats so you can literally enjoy it by the spoonful.
FOR THE YOGI
Sunshine Drops packed with detoxifying chlorophyll and mint essential oils. Chlorophyll helps to eliminate harmful bacteria from the body, hydrates + nourishes the skin, and boosts your energy.
Magical Morning Ritual Bundle includes 1 bundle of the Philosophie Superfood Coffee Bundle, 1 bag of Canyon Coffee Tolima Especial, The Moon Deck, and a Magic Morning Ritual guide for everyday magic during the winter season. Everything you need for a perfect morning ritual to supplement your daily flow.
FOR THE FOODIE
Fall Vibes is a nourishing superfood powder combined with your favorite, festive fall spices. Add a spoonful of Fall Vibes for a vitamin-rich, adaptogenic holiday treat!
Green Bee Honey combines the powerful natural antibiotic properties of raw honey with the cleansing and energetic vibrations of the Green Dream blend. Combine it with citrus juice and oil or vinegar to make a salad dressing.
FOR THE MEN IN YOUR LIFE
Cacao Magic is a delicious, protein rich SuperFood Blend that is extremely high in antioxidants and magnesium, with no added sugar. This blend is created with Chinese herbs, rare medicinal mushrooms, and superfoods sourced from all over the world, including raw cacao powder, which provides the blend’s incredible chocolate flavor.
Cacao Bee Honey is a delectable Cacao Magic blend meets this beautiful super-charged honey for a taste bud explosion and natural high-powered energy.
FOR THE BEAUTY QUEEN
Berry Bliss is high in antioxidants, protein, vitamin A, and contains camu camu—one of the world's most abundant forms of vitamin C.
Berry Bee Honey is a magical little sweetener was created for all the Philosophie beauties looking to boost your immunity and make your skin GLOW from within.
The way you start your morning impacts your day. A mindful and conscious morning has the power to shift your perspective, create a higher vibration, lowers anxiety, and reminds us how lucky & fortunate we are to be alive. The secret to creating a morning routine that works for YOU is to be consistent with it - no matter how long or short it is.
Besides starting every morning with a cup of superfood coffee (you can snag the entire bundle and save $$ + free shipping!) which has all the essentials to make your own Philosophie Superfood Coffee at home! Our superfood coffee recipe is super clean, super tasty and so satisfying. All you need is high-quality coffee, nut milk, and superfoods! You can easily adapt it to whatever you need for the day. Add extra mood boosters or keep it simple with just superfoods and coffee.
We’ve compiled our favorite tips for creating your own sacred morning ritual.
Keep it SIMPLE
If your morning routine feels like a burden then it’s time to simplify! You don’t have to run though a huge list of items for the perfect morning routine but instead focus on what makes you feel good. Whether that’s making a nourishing cup of superfood coffee or a moment of gratitude. Try one thing to shift your mood.
Prep the night before
A mindful morning starts with a restful sleep. Take a few minutes before sleep to wind down by cleaning up your space, write out a to-do list, skincare with Chrysalis Oils and maybe even an evening tea with Berry Bee Honey.
Fuel with nourishing foods + the nutrients the body needs
Start every single day with filling your body with nourishing and nutrient-dense foods. After a long night of sleep, the body needs to hydrate and flush out the digestive system, which a glass of water can do. You can also whip up a smoothie for a burst of protein, fiber, healthy fats, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and YUMMINESS! I love tossing fruits, leafy greens, coconut waters or nut milks, and Philosophie superfoods into a blender and having a filling, energizing smoothie ready in 5 minutes.
Experiment with different morning rituals
What you love to do in the morning someone else may hate to do. Creating YOUR perfect morning routine will need some experimentation. Give yourself the space and permission to try different things. Try meditation one morning or yoga another. Do what feels good and pay attention to how it impacts your day.
Set an intention
We’re a huge believer in setting intentions each morning with any sort of affirmation, angel or tarot card and recommend making this a daily ritual to pair with your cup of tea or coffee. By doing this, you’re telling yourself how you intend to feel, which will help guide you in your choices and actions throughout the day so you end up feeling exactly how you want to feel.
You are in control of how you approach your day. You are in control of your reaction to challenges that get in the way. So often we forget that and we get caught up in the moment, letting it take over, but if we only remember to breathe deeply and consciously - allowing your mind to settle into the moment - we will radiate with positivity.
Mornings are sacred but what about your evenings? Our evenings can offer a beautiful space for turning inward, slowing down and softening. How can you elevate your evenings for a more restful sleep and a better day ahead?
Rituals allow us to harness the energy swirling around you to really tap into your own internal consciousness and decide how you want to expand your life. This upcoming week try a cup of chamomile tea with a bit of Berry Bee Honey before getting ready for sleep each night or Chrysalis Oil as part of your evening skincare regimen. See how you feel after 7 days and share/tag us on Instagram! We LOVE hearing from you!
Sleep is SO important to our mind, body and soul and deep, restorative sleep should be an absolute non-negotiable but often gets pushed to the back of your mind. Sleep is connected to so much in our body including our eating habits. Studies have shown that those who are well-rested have better portion control and will select healthier food options than those who are sleep-deprived!
Of course, wanting to get enough sleep isn’t the same as actually doing it, which is why we’re sharing five tips on how to cultivate a better bedtime routine:
Create a wind-down routine.
One of the best ways to ensure a good night's sleep is to set it up with a proper wind-down routine. Meditate, journal, or practice some skincare, whatever clears your mind after a long day. Set the mood in your room by dimming the lights while you get unready. Take a warm bath (elevate it with our Chrysalis Bath Soak) or simple stretch and breathe.
Try to unplug 2 hours before it’s time to hit the hay.
It’s time for ALL of your screens – your computer, TV, tablet, phone – to go to sleep so you can give your eyes and brain a chance to wind down. If you have the discipline to not get sucked back into checking your email or Instagram, then feel free to use your phone as your morning alarm. But otherwise, I suggest getting a good ol’ fashioned clock and leaving your phone in the kitchen or living room.
Brew a cup of calming bedtime tea.
Chamomile is always a wonderful go-to for bedtime, but if you’d like to try a potent blend of herbs and flowers, try Yogi Bedtime Tea. We love this relaxing, stress-relieving tea because it contains chamomile, valerian, St. John’s Wort, lavender, skullcap leaf, cardamom, cinnamon, rose hip, raspberry leaf, stevia, passion flower, licorice root, AND spearmint. We recommend drinking your tea an hour and a half before it’s time to go to bed so you can hit the bathroom right before you go to sleep. Add a spoonful of superfood honey like Berry Bee Honey or Green Bee Honey for extra immunity and glowing skin!
Write down 5 things from the day that you’re grateful for.
While you’re sipping your tea, take out your favorite journal and reflect on 5 amazing things that you’re thankful happened. They could be as big as getting a job promotion to as small as noticing how pretty the flowers were outside your neighbor’s home. Write down whatever made you smile + filled your soul with bliss.
Do 5 restorative yoga poses or breath work.
One of the best ways to ensure restful sleep is to cap off your day with restorative, bedtime asanas. Slowly begin to calm the nervous system down with these five relaxing yoga poses—a lovely way to counteract stress, naturally prevent insomnia, and promote peaceful dreams.
Those few moments before you drift off to sleep can be deeply healing. By using breath work or pranayama practices you have the ability to drop whatever is weighing you down to completely reset as you sleep and wake up ready to show up in the world as your best, most vibrant self.
Halloween is here which means we’re at the official beginning of the holidays and the beginning of a whole season of edible temptations. From leftover Halloween candy at home to the bombardment of holiday treats that seem to start popping up everywhere, we’ve developed a game plan that can help you enjoy treats in a healthy way.
My guess is you found yourself here because you are someone who cares about personal well-being and nourishing the body from the inside out. So I want to tell you that just because it’s the season of indulgence doesn’t mean you’ll be sacrificing all the good you’ve done all year. In fact, because of all the good you’ve done, you shouldn’t feel guilt or shame around indulging a little as long as you do it intentionally, and indulge from a place of love.
We like to look at holiday sweets and treat them as “bad” instead of just food—food that has the potential to fuel us and feed our cravings. Make a choice to change your perspective. It’s okay to enjoy a slice of home-baked warm pumpkin pie or chocolate goodness. It’s about balance.
This holiday season, remind yourself of all the good you’ve done, and all the good you’ll continue to do. Step into the present and fully embrace time with friends or family. Once you’ve decided to provide your body with all the love, care, and superfoods it needs you’ll understand how to fully treat yourself this holiday season.
Here are our 5 tips to navigate indulgence during the holidays.
All throughout the day and whenever you can. Before going to a holiday party, fuel your body with whole, nutrient-dense meals. Eat gently and flood your body with organic fruits and veggies. Superfoods and adaptogens are a great way to give your body a boost when you need it.
Keeping yourself well-hydrated keeps your body feeling full longer. Our snack cravings often come from dehydration. Enjoying a cool glass of high-quality water will also help you tap into what your body is actually craving. Elevate your water with Sunshine Drops for even more hydration power.
GET PLENTY OF REST
Another body cue that people mistake for hunger is exhaustion. When you aren’t getting an adequate amount of sleep, blood sugar and hormones that affect appetite can be affected in ways that lead you to feel hungrier than usual. People who are sleep deprived also tend to have more intense cravings for sugary foods and simple carbs as the body seeks a quick energy boost. Be sure to get a full night of restful sleep or take a mid-afternoon nap to avoid rampant ravenousness. Create a sleep ritual that keeps you grounded and balanced. I love diffusing essential oils, taking a bath with a detox bath soak and putting my phone on airplane mode in my bathroom (away from my body).
MAKE SUBSTITUTIONS + CREATE RECIPES WITH LOVE
Volunteer to bring a dessert to a holiday get together and make a recipe that may seem like a sweetness overload but is actually nourishing for the body and full of vitamins and nutrients. I love making healthy dishes disguised as desserts because it not only feels good making it, but it tastes amazing and you feel just as good after. Try Nice Cream, Dark Chocolate Bites or my own Immunity Chocolate—they are all ways to satisfy a sweet tooth but also feed your body with things it loves. Make sugar substitutions when you can and use intentional ingredients like Fall Vibes which is loaded with superfoods and adaptogens combined with the traditional pumpkin spice flavor we all love.
ABOVE ALL, ENJOY IT
The holidays are a beautiful time of the year, and over before you know it. When you enjoy a little sweet here and there throughout the season, really take the time to enjoy it. Savor each delicious bite. By tuning into the beauty of the experience, you’ll truly feel satisfied and actually pretty good about yourself. Remember, when we deprive ourselves and restrict foods, it triggers a mechanism of survival in our brains. Cravings, overeating and binge-eating happens when we deprive and neglect ourselves from simply enjoying our food, our lives and the moment.
I’m by no means perfect, but I know in my heart that I do my best. Either you can obsess over the one slice of delicious pumpkin pie you ate, or shift your focus to the accomplishments that you’re proud of. You need to change your tune and look at indulgences as rewards for treating your body with love and filling it with superfoods MOST of the time.