Heart of the Week: Composting w/ Seed Phytonutrients

I’ve made it a mission to make my home sustainable and more conscientious so I can create the best environment for my little ones. All throughout May, I decided to share with my beautiful Philosophie tribe all the ways I make sustainable, environment-friendly choices in my day-to-day life as a mom.

Often we get caught up in the chaos of life and with a baby girl due any second I’ve found myself getting swept away in the preparation, planning and anticipation of her arrival. I’ve relied on sustainable, eco-conscientious brands like Seed Phytonutrients to keep me in line and make it easier to live more sustainably. The biggest reasons I’ve gotten behind this brand? They have stepped up the game in how to make products smarter and choose ingredients that are so good for my body, skin, and even baby. Best of all, all their products are completely recyclable and compostable. Every part of it can either be recycled or composted so not a single part of it goes in the dump. It feels so great using their products in the shower, in the bathroom or on the boys knowing I’m supporting a brand that does its best to support Mother Nature.

I love this brand so much, Seed offered a code to encourage everyone to try this amazing line! Use the code “SEEDNSOPHIE” for a free Hair + Body Oil and free shipping when you spend $45 worth of product!

I’ve received a lot of questions on how I take up composting in LA and I decided to share my tips for DIY composting in hopes it will challenge you to make more sustainable choices. Whether it’s buying brands made from recycled or repurposed material, using less waste, or composting - it’ll feel so good knowing you’re helping to change the future for your babies.

8 Tips for Easy Composting:

Choose the best location in your home -- a prime composting spot would be close to a water source and in a partially shaded area like under your kitchen sink

Pick a container or bin -- you can use a small bin or tumbler for easy access

Make it a family activity -- teach your kids about what it means to compost and make it part of the fun when you’re cooking together in the kitchen

Know what and what not to compost --

Here's a list of what to compost

  • Cardboard, egg cartons, toilet rolls (Seed Phytonutrients products come in a cardboard exterior that can be easily thrown in the compost!)
  • Leaves and grass clippings
  • Any non-animal food scraps: fruits, vegetables, peelings, bread, cereal, coffee grounds and filters, tea leaves and tea bags (preferably minus the staples)
  • Old wine
  • Dry cat or dog food
  • Old herbs and spices
  • Dust from sweeping or vacuuming and dryer lint
  • Fruit pits

    Here’s a list of what not to compost

  • Fatty, oily or greasy substances, like soiled pizza box scraps, sauces, or grease-stained napkins
  • Meat scraps, including fish
  • Dairy products
  • Chemically treated wood
  • Diseased plants
  • Anything treated with pesticides or herbicides
  • Glossy paper, like magazines or photo paper
  • Human or animal waste
  • Walnuts and their shells
  • If you're not quite ready to compost you can also repurpose materials left around your home. The Seed Phytonutrients products make it really simple to use their cardboard packaging as a planter for the surprise heirloom seeds included. Win/win!

    How are you making more sustainable choices in your home? Share with me on Twitter using #PhilosophieMama or #SeedPartner.

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    Strawberry Banana Green Smoothie

    Strawberry Banana Green Smoothie

    When your kiddos (or you!) are craving something sweet, but still want to sneak in some nutrients THIS is the smoothie you need. 

    It’s loaded with a blend of coconut water giving it a touch of sweetness from the coconut, banana to make it thick promotes healthy digestion, greens, strawberries, and both Philosophie Berry Bliss (vitamin C + plant protein) and Green Dream (iron support, energy + plant protein)! Another plus about this drink is that it really alkaline's the system and it is incredibly cleansing for the system.

    You can take away the banana for less sugar or add more to make it sweeter. You'll still get the beautiful benefits of all the superfoods and greens.

    Green Superfood Smoothie

    Gather This:

    Heaping spoonfuls of Berry Bliss + Green Dream

    Spoonful of Cosmic Elixir (collagen + adaptogens!)

    1-2 tbsp Coconut Magic or coconut butter

    8 oz coconut water 

    Handful of strawberries (tip: keep the stems on for extra greens!)


    Handful of greens (we used spinach)

    Do This:

    Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender then pour into your favorite glass and top with bee pollen and a scoop of Culina yogurt alternative. ENJOY!

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    7 Health Goals to Set for Yourself This Year

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    People often think an intention or resolution has to be a giant life change, but we believe in keeping things simple and setting attainable goals. Let’s start to think of this time as another opportunity to check in with ourselves and manifest our dream lives–one small, loving step at a time.

    What did we accomplish last year? How did we feel defeated? What did we LEARN about ourselves? What do we want to take into the next chapter, and what do we want to leave behind?

    Let this year be all about you and your authentic self. The very best YOU can be.

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    If you need a little inspiration for your health and wellbeing this year, we have you covered. We’re sharing 7 health goal examples to motivate you but your health is all about YOU. Find what works for you. Take the habits you’re doing already and ADD to them to more align with how you want to feel in life. Do the things that feel GOOD to you.


    Swapping out sugary, caffeinated, or alcoholic drinks for water is a great first step to better health. Elevate your water with Liquid Chlorophyll Sunshine Drops for better digestion, more energy and detoxification.

    Philosophie Sunshine Drops


    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! READ THIS POST for our tips to better sleep!


    Clutter in your physical space can create clutter in your mind, making you unable to concentrate on the things that actually matter in the present moment instead you’re focusing on the chores that need to be done, the work piling up or that box downstairs that was yet to be put away. Magic happens as you clear out the clutter that has been weighing you down mentally, physically and emotionally.


    Make sure to put yourself first by practicing self-care. Doing so allows you to take intentional time away from stress so you can be more resilient when you’re facing challenges. Know what your boundaries are and set functional limits in order to operate at capacity in all of the areas of your life.

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    Listen to your body instead of all the nutrition noise because you can. Why let your power go to the diet industry when you are lucky enough to be able to give your body what it is truly craving on a spiritual and cellular level? READ THIS POST for our tips on clean eating and attaining more nourishment.


    Putting away your phone or laptop isn’t just good for your mental health, it’s good for your physical health as well. Download our Digital Detox Guide with tips for your own digital detox including a letter from Sophie Jaffe, a meditation ritual, and 5-minute check-in practice.


    Being able to embrace yourself will help you become stronger. Our #1 secret to aging gracefully? SUPERFOODS, of course! Beauty starts within and when you load your body up with nutrient-dense, high-vibrational SUPER foods, your body just loves them. Our superfood blends contain highly potent ingredients like reishi, spirulina, goji berry and collagen to support longevity, skin elasticity, and vitality.

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    Winter Wellness Rituals to THRIVE in the Cold

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    Winter is the season of softness and pause. It kicks off with the holidays where we loosen up on our routine and rituals and take off time for the holidays, celebrations and indulgences. We're all about indulging with intention here at Philosophie but find it so important to invest in wellness rituals to THRIVE during the winter instead of letting it wear you down.

    Implement some winter wellness rituals into your routine so you can be at your BEST during the winter season and be present to all the wonderful celebrations during this time of the year. Following these tips can help you keep your body, mind, and soul strong during the cold & winter season. 



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    There's nothing like a warm coffee, superfood elixir, latte or tea to warm you up during the winter. Transform your daily coffee into a superfood coffee or blend up Cacao Magic or Berry Bliss with milk and a little honey for an instant superfood elixir. A hot beverage instantly allows us to unwind. If you’re not a coffee drinker, tea or hot cocoa are great alternatives to keep you toasty.



    Even if it’s just five minutes, finding some time in your day for some winter self love & care will can instantly elevate your mood and self-image. The cold often strips skin of moisture and with the dropping temperature we are more susceptible to colds & flus. And with the less daytime hours many experience a seasonal depression so caring for your energy, mental wellbeing and self-care are needed.

    Using a deep-moisturizing mask or Chrysalis Water are great ways to rectify scaly, sullen skin. Many skincare enthusiasts also recommend dry body brushing in the winter, to exfoliate the skin and to increase circulation.


    Chrysalis Water Healing Mist


    In winter, the days become shorter, and our bodies begin to crave a little more rest and relaxation. To avoid midwinter exhaustion, ensure you’re getting a good 7-9 hours of sleep per night. Ease your body to relaxation with chamomile tea and a spoonful of raw high vibrational, nutrient-dense honey.



    A favorite holiday tradition is baking with the family. Baking is a great way to practice following directions and build self-esteem. When a recipe is baked perfectly, you have achieved a great goal for your mental health. The best part is you get to enjoy the delicious warm food. Plus, who doesn’t want their home to smell like freshly baked cookies?


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    Winter tends to bring out the worst in the couch potatoes among us: as soon as the weather drops, we’re in front of the TV refusing to budge. Unfortunately, that’s possibly the worst thing we could do for our bodies and minds in the winter.

    Since we need endorphins all year round, we’ve got to keep up our exercise in the colder months. Whether it’s a crisp winter walk or a group yoga class done in the comfort of a studio (or even at home), getting your body moving is vital.



    It’s so important to keep sight of the strategies and habits which curb our stress levels in the winter. For you, stress release might mean writing in your journal, or listening to music, or taking a long stroll on the beach – whatever it takes to get your mind off everyday stresses.



    Just because it’s not summer anymore doesn’t mean you should let go of your balanced diet and intuitive eating. In fact, it’s perhaps even more critical in the winter to eat healthy and mindfully. To ward off all of those unwanted colds and flu, choose hearty, tummy-warming foods such as vegetable stew which will keep you satisfied and energized through lethargic winter days.

    Remember to stay hydrated, too! To support your immune system further, you might also want to supplement your diet with a multivitamin, if you’re not taking one already.


    What are your some of your favorite self-care tips in winter? Share yours with me in the comments below!

    Summer HIIT Workout With Bodyweight

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    During these summer days when the weather is still gorgeously beautiful we love to get outside for a quick workout. Try out this 20 minute 4x4 workout - no equipment needed! Do these 4 toning and strengthening exercises for 1 minute each for a total of 4 rounds, capping off your HIIT sesh with a bonus round of push-ups. 

    Moving the body helps to keep us mentally and physically strong, balanced and grounded. Remember to cool down with some yummy yoga stretches and then mix up a superfood smoothie using Philosophie superfoods! Try out this Blissful Berry Pineapple Smoothie for a post workout treat!



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    2) Side Plank

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    3) Front Leg Lift Into Warrior 3

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    4) Side Lunges

    Alternate your feet for these lunges. Go for 12 on each leg!

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    Push Ups – do as many as you can do for 1 minute. 

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    5 Benefits of Chlorophyll

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    It’s no secret that keeping your body well-hydrated does wonders for your overall health and wellbeing. It keeps us well-balanced and overflowing with energy. When you harness the power of plants you provide your body with vibrant skin, optimal digestion, a strong gut, and immunity.

    Liquid chlorophyll is a fantastic detoxification and energizing supplement for the body and can help reset the system to get it back on track. Chlorophyll cleanses your system, boosts your energy, and hydrates and by adding fresh lemon juice with some mint you’re making a drink that tastes great and totally hydrates and boosts your body. If you’re someone who isn’t a big fan of the taste of chlorophyll, sneaking a few drops into your morning smoothie is an excellent way to get all the benefits of chlorophyll.

    Our Sunshine Drops with liquid chlorophyll & mint essential oils help to eliminate harmful bacteria from the body, hydrates the skin, boosts your energy and ignites your senses!

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    Helps with Hunger and Cravings

    The best you can do for your body is to focus on a nourished, well-balanced diet and physical activity. There have been studies that compounds containing chlorophyll can help to suppress hunger and therefore, support weight loss.  

    Changes Your Body Odor

    Chlorophyll is good for the body from the inside out. Body odor is caused, not by sweat itself, but by the bacteria on your skin that feed on the sweat. When you consume chlorophyll, you are flooding your body with the molecule. The chlorophyll then binds to the compounds that would otherwise feed bacteria and cause bad odors.

    Supports Cleansing & Detoxifying

    We are CONSTANTLY taking on external & environmental pollutants like toxic metals. Chlorophyll has been shown to bind with toxic metals to lessen absorption. Chlorophyll has also been shown to support the liver’s natural ability to remove toxins and waste from the body, which is known as detoxification.

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    Relieves Systemic Redness and Swelling

    Traditional medicine has long used green leaves for infections. Modern approaches with limited effectiveness and a list of side effects, natural remedies are back in the spotlight. Studies have found that consuming your greens help reduce swelling and redness in the body.

    Helps with Skin Health

    Chlorophyll is rich in vitamins A, C, E, and K, which all play an important role in the radiance, rejuvenation and vitality of your skin.

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    The Magic of Superfoods: Cacao

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    Cacao: A chocolate lover’s healthy indulgence. Most people think of Cacao - a powder that comes from the cacao bean grown primarily in Central America - as the base for chocolate, but this SUPERFOOD is one of the most powerful energizers, mood boosters and health tonics you'll find! No wonder it's the main ingredient in our Cacao Magic Superfood Blend.

    We believe that superfoods should be a part of everyone’s daily ritual. Why drink a plain black coffee or a latte when you could be drinking a supportive cup of coffee, full of powerful superfoods and adaptogens that give you even more energy and stamina throughout the day. 

    Here are 5 incredible, scientifically studied health benefits of raw cacao:



    Cacao powder (more than cocoa powder) is the base for high-end, decadent dark chocolate. Raw cacao contains 40 times the antioxidants of blueberries and can give you amazing energy and mental clarity! It is also the most iron-rich plant food available and has more calcium than cows' milk!



    Cacao powder is about 25% plant protein, and can help you feel nourished and full! Studies have found that raw cacao boosts your body’s metabolism by helping it convert more fat into energy. 


    As one of the most abundant sources of ANTIOXIDANTS, Cacao powder has incredible healing effects that leave you feeling full of vibrance!



    Enjoying high-quality cacao can help your body stay strong, healthy and able to repair more quickly!



    Cacao is a great source of four scientifically proven bliss chemicals – serotonin, tryptophan, tyrosine and phenylethylamine - neurotransmitters associated with wellbeing, happiness, and less depression. One study in pregnant women found that more frequent intake of chocolate was associated with reduced stress and improved mood in babies (see here). 

    Check out a couple of ways to use our Cacao Magic Superfood products for a healthy dose of cacao.

    In smoothies - Our superfood products are an easy addition to any smoothie mixture. Take a look at our Classic Cacao Magic Smoothie recipe for a Cacao Magic smoothie favorite.

    As a topping - Adding our honeys and butters on a piece of toast add a high vibe punch. Fruits like blueberries, or fresh figs covered with our Cacao Bee Honey + Coconut Magic Coconut Butter combine for an extra delicious snack.

    Find more recipes using our Cacao Magic Superfoods on the blog and be sure to follow @PhilosophieLove for more tips and tricks to bring more nourishment to your life.
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