Joyous Health

Test Dummies: Joyous Health Minty Fresh Toothpaste

Joyous Health Minty Fresh Toothpaste

WHY I BOUGHT IT

I wanted to alternate my typical routine of brushing my teeth with soap (more on that here), with a paste that had a baking soda base. Erin just featured Joyous Health as her Book of the Month and I wanted to learn more about it, so I checked out Joy’s website. Guess what… she has a toothpaste with a baking soda base (SCORE).

When I visited The Yoga Show last month I knew I wanted to pop by the Joyous Health booth to purchase it. Little did I know, Joy would be there in real life. She was so kind and helpful, I was going to buy the toothpaste anyways, but it made me feel extra happy that I was supporting a local business and a fellow female!

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Carrot Cake Smoothie – Joyous Health

IMG_7327I just love carrot cake, and now with this smoothie from our book of the month, Joyous Health, I have a healthy, dairy and gluten free way to get that same taste!

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Banana Bread French Toast – GF, DF

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How do you top banana bread? Banana bread FRENCH TOAST of course!

FullSizeRender-14Once you have made the banana bread, (try one of these), it is really easy to make this! Do I want this for breakfast or dessert? Yes and yes.

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Pesto Hash with Smoked Salmon

Kicking It Whole School - Pesto Hash with Smoked Salmon#ThemeSongThursday

Last week I made this delicious Kale Walnut Almond Pesto from our book of the month, Joyous Health, by Joy McCarthy. It is so good that I have been slathering it on everything, with one of those things being this potato hash dish that I made for breakfast!

Kicking It Whole School - Kale Walnut Almond Pesto from Joyous Health

Kale Walnut Almond Pesto from Joyous Health

I love making potato hash dishes, but I often have them for dinner because I don’t usually leave myself enough time in the morning to both cook and eat at home before leaving for work. Normally I only give myself enough time to make a quick smoothie that I can bring with me and drink on my way. However, yesterday morning I knew I had some left over boiled potatoes, and I had a little bit of extra time, so I decided to cook myself a warm breakfast! Taking some time to sit and eat my breakfast instead of rushing out of the door with it was such a relaxing start to my day! I am now rethinking my usual strategy of sleeping in as long as possible and getting ready in the shortest amount of time – trading it in for waking up a bit earlier, and feeling like I have all the time in the world… *cue theme song*

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Book Club – Joyous Health

IMG_7154Each month we will be focusing on a book, either featuring one that we love, or something new that we can explore with you!

For the month of March we will be focusing on the book, Joyous Health, Eat and Live Well Without Dieting by Joy McCarthy, which features many healthy and delicious recipes, as well as a great deal of easy to understand holistic health information.

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