I know you want this in your belly, right? I KNOW. But for real, besides being the most decadent smoothie bowl you will ever eat, it's also packed full of nutrients, protein, healthy fats, and fiber to start your day in the best way possible! Imma tell you all about it, so keep readin'.
Speaking of Orange Is the New Black, I just finished watching the new season, and WTF, Netflix??? How you going to leave us with a cliff hanger like that??? All mayhem is about to break loose and I'M SUPPOSED TO WAIT 'TIL NEXT YEAR TO FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENS??? Also, (*spoiler alert*) I can't beliiiieeeeeve they killed Poussey. So tragic. She was one of my fave characters over the years. (Sad cry face) (My computer needs emojis.) (I need a new tv show to watch now, who has suggestions???)
Okay back to ridiculously easy homemade strawberry cashew milk. I swear, I have a "how-to" and a recipe to share below, but first let's talk about the health benefits of this super creamy amazingness.
Recipe (FINALLY, I know.):
Ridiculously Easy Strawberry Cashew Milk
The ridiculously easy part:
X's and O's,
I've been doing the Insta/Facebook thing for a couple months now, and I wanted to take a moment to write a about what the heck holistic nutrition is, why I'm so jazzed about it, and how my life led me to create Whole Nikole Nutrition.
When I was in my early twenties, I began having health issues. After several years (yes - years) of feeling TERRIBLE, countless doctors appointments, and not much relief (let's be honest, really no relief at all), I was a mess. I couldn't digest food, my hormones were crazy imbalanced, I couldn't sleep, and I was tired. ALL. THE. TIME. It was a struggle to get through each and every day without a debilitating stomach issue or literally falling asleep at my desk in the middle of the day. My periods were a joke, either completely absent or coming every 21 days. My health was pretty close to rock bottom. Then one day, after yet another disappointing visit to the doc, I hit my tipping point. I was ready to take matters into my own hands. I began learning about a whole foods approach to health, and simple ways to support digestion and hormone balance through food and herbs. Little by little, I made changes to my lifestyle and my eating habits, and found that every small change led to an improvement in my health. This was the beginning of my love affair with nutrition and what led to my education as a holistic nutrition consultant. I wanted to learn the SCIENCE behind how food affects the body, and share that knowledge with as many people as possible! A few years ago I went back to school. I became a certified holistic nutrition consultant. And now I'm here, at your disposal. Helping people transform their health with holistic nutrition is my absolute passion in life.
Sooooo what does "holistic" mean, really? And how does it apply to health and nutrition? Let's break it down.
Due to my own struggles with digestion and hormone balance, I'm particularly specialized in these two areas, but a more comprehensive list of the conditions I can support (and there are many) is located HERE.
If you have ANY questions about any of this, or just want to reach out and say what's up, please do! I'd love to connect. And if we're not linked via social media yet, come find me! I'm on Instagram and Facebook, sharing some fab recipes and tips for healthy living (and also many, many food pics lol). Until next time, cheers to striving for boss status and generally kicking ass at life. Holistically, of course. X's and O's.