The Dirty Dozen

Organics + the Dirty Dozen

Organic food is always best if possible, for it is the least tampered with. When we eat food that is closest to its natural state, we obtain the maximum nutrition! For the sake of budgeting, because I get it, me too, I make sure to stick to buying organic for the Dirty Dozen + then do my best with the rest. The Dirty Dozen is a list of the top most heavily sprayed + modified crops, so it really is in your best interest to NOT eat conventional of the following list. Check sales or SHOP TJ!! I am a mega fan because their food is such good quality + affordable.

The Dirty Dozen is as follows:

  • strawberries, spinach, nectarines, apples, grapes, peaches, cherries, pears, tomatoes, celery, potatoes and sweet bell peppers

To limit toxin exposure, stick to organic for these fruits and veggies, and then purchase conventional for the rest! I love little hacks like this, for it really does help to make your weekly food bill more affordable. If you are anything like me (a Vata/ Pitta) I eat a TON and need to buy a lot of food each week. But, when I nourish my body correctly, I do not get sick the way I used to! I would catch a crazy cold/flu at least once a year if not more, my immune system was very weak due to lack of real nutrition. Eating real food and connecting more to what my body is truly craving in terms of nutrition has boosted my immune system and helped to improve my overall health + wellness.

I love helping others achieve the same feeling! It really isn’t difficult to switch to a more plant based, whole foods diet. It just takes some guidance and accountability at times! If you are interested in seeing how I can help you achieve your wellness goals, check out my holistic coaching offerings: .

:: Namaste ::

Easy Chia Pudding!

This stuff is honestly the BEST.

If you are in need of a quick + easy breakfast that actually keeps you full until lunch, then look no further. This protein + superfoods packed meal is easy to make ahead for grab-and-go, customizable nourishment. Made with only four ingredients, this Spirulina Chia Seed Pudding is a win-win for your digestion, time and overall health!

Superfood Status :: This pudding is PACKED with superfoods. Superfoods are full of the daily vitamins and minerals that your body needs to maintain proper health and balance! Consuming superfoods on a daily basis fills in the nutrient gaps in your diet- and they’re delicious and turn your food fun colors so it’s kinda a win all around. I add superfoods into my smoothies every morning and love finding other ways to get them into my diet! 

 Chia seeds are packed with protein and healthy fats- Omega 3s- which power your brain, as well as function in every cell of the body. They are also rich in antioxidants, and they provide fiber, iron, and calcium. Omega-3 fatty acids help raise HDL cholesterol, the "good" cholesterol that protects against heart attack and stroke. Basically, we could all use a little more chia in our lives.

Spirulina is a blue green algae that contains many essential nutrients for the human body. It contains 4 grams of protein, as well as Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Copper, and Iron. It also contains decent amounts of magnesium, potassium and manganese. It also helps to detox heavy metals from the body! This miracle food helps the body to gently cleanse on a daily basis.

Spirulina Chia Seed Pudding

I usually make this in a 16 oz jar for easy storage and to-go ability!

Ingredients (all organic)

·        1/3 c chia seeds

·        1 ½ c vanilla coconut milk (I use TJ)

·        1 tsp spirulina

·        Dash of cinnamon

·        Optional: Maple syrup if using plain coconut milk


1.       Place chia seeds in a 16 oz jar with spirulina and cinnamon.

2.      Mix with a spoon as you slowly pour coconut milk in.

3.      Once filled screw top on tightly and shake to mix well.

4.     Place in fridge to thicken. Let it sit for at least 2 hours for a less seedy consistency.

5.      Serve plain or with berries, nuts or seeds. Enjoy!


PS: I’ve been eating Chia Pudding the whole time I was writing this lol.

Organic Living

Unfortunately in our world today, so much of the nutrition information is skewed by personal interests of those involved financially. We get caught up in food and industry myths and lies and forget that we are in much more control than we think.  

The importance of organic food is not one of opinion but rather science, and studies as well as human experience. Humans were designed to be in nature, among the trees and forest and natural things. We ate what we could find naturally in nature, not in the supermarket.

||The less processed food, the better! The less added sugars the better! Treat your body with respect and you will go far. Our bodies do best while running on fuel from organic, nutrient rich food. ||

  • Keep the Dirty Dozen in mind while grocery shopping for the week

  • Try to follow the “5 ingredients or less” rule when purchasing packaged goods.

  • Eliminate toxic cleaners from the house and home environment and replace with natural plant-based cleaners.

  • Only use organic and plant-based products on your skin and face, including perfumes and lotions! Our skin is the largest organ in our body! We must be aware of the chemicals that could seep into our systems this way.

  • Use a water filter to eliminate toxins such as pesticides, heavy metals, pharmaceuticals and fluoride from your tap water. These all contribute to health issues when consumed long-term.

  • Find time in nature every day, even if it is just a walk around the block! Surrounding yourself with trees is optimal.

Start by incorporating one of these at a time! Each step towards natural living is a step towards health and wellness. For personalized holistic health coaching, email me at!