Pink Heart Beet Pancakes Recipe

The pancake is the classic comfort food! Just imagining a short-stack of flapjacks drizzled with maple syrup will bring a smile to anybody’s face. But did you know that pancakes can be so much more? Pancakes Make People Happy features over 75 unique pancake recipes that are as easy to prepare as they are to love. Check out one recipe below perfect for Valentine’s Day.

 

This can be a very romantic recipe for Valentine’s day, especially if you make them heart shaped. We used a heart mold with handle attachment for lifting off the griddle once the pancake is poured. It’s a bit tricky but be sure and non-stick spray the mold before each use. Continue reading

How Carbohydrate-Rich Food Impacts Gut Health

Gut health is currently a hot topic. The subject of gut health is emerging in research, getting lots of media attention, and creating a probiotic boom on retail shelves through products like kombucha and kimchi. Search Google and you’ll find an overwhelming amount of articles with titles like “How to Heal Your Gut”, “Eat This to Keep Your Gut Happy”, “Healthy Gut, Happy Mind,” and many more. There’s no denying that our gut impacts our overall health. All foods influence your gut microbiota, which is why the type of food you eat, including quality and source, matter. To understand the gut and how it impacts our health you’ll first need to know about the bacteria that populate it. Continue reading

Best Yin Yoga for Tension Release

This 20 min Yin Yoga class is going to give you that relaxing deep stretch your body has been craving for. By using different yin yoga postures we will focus on releasing tension and stiffness out of the upper back, hips, and glutes. Remember, breathing is a very important factor in Yin Yoga so throughout this entire practice make sure you’re taking deep breaths in and long slow exhales out.

Bring oxygen to your muscles, organs, and mind. Re-energize your nervous system, let go of stress and tension, and become fully present in each moment of each posture as you let go of the past with each exhale you make. Dedicate this 20 minutes to yourself, because you deserve it! Put your own self-care as a priority. Breathe, let go of all the negativity in your life, and welcome new positive and vibrant energy with every new breath.

 

What is Yin Yoga?

Yin Yoga is a style of yoga practice that targets the connective tissues, such as the ligaments, bones, and even the joints of the body that normally are not exercised very much in a more active style of asana practice. Suitable for almost all levels, Yin Yoga is a perfect complement to the dynamic and muscular (yang) styles of yoga that emphasize internal heat, and the lengthening and contracting of our muscles. Yin Yoga generally targets the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis, and lower spine.

Each posture in Yin Yoga is usually held up to 5 min or so. However, if you’re very new to this I recommend you start with the 1 min holds until you feel more confident in your posture. If you’re more of an advanced yogi then feel free to pause the video and hold each pose longer.

Yin Yoga has many amazing benefits but below are some of the key benefits you may begin to feel after a regular yin practice:

-Stillness: calms and balances the mind and body

-Stress and anxiety reduction

-Increased circulation

-Improved flexibility

-Fascial release

 

 

About Boho Beautiful

Boho Beautiful is a travel, yoga and lifestyle brand founded by Juliana Spicoluk and Mark Spicoluk creating positive content for the body, mind and earth. With content centered around yoga, travel, fitness, vegan food, self-awareness, conscious living and guided meditations, Boho Beautiful has grown to over 1.7 million subscribers on YouTube, 300k+ followers on Instagram, sold tens of thousands of books & programs online, and inspired and been inspired by so many wonderful people from all over the planet.

As a growing community for health and mindfulness, the ongoing mission for Boho Beautiful is to create and share as much high frequency positive content as possible and to continue to reach and connect to as many people as this beautiful opportunity will allow.

Broccoli & Mushroom Stir Fry Recipe

Plant Based Cooking Made Easy is the exciting new cookbook from Jill and Jeffrey Dalton, the creators and host of The Whole Food Plant Based Cooking Show on YouTube. Plant Based Cooking Made Easy features over 100 life-saving, whole food plant-based recipes that are gluten-free, refined sugar & oil free, low in sodium, and full of scrumptious flavors. Enjoy a recipe featured in the book below!

 

This quick stir fry is my go-to meal when I just do not know what to make and don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. I whip this up in 15 minutes and throw in whatever vegetables I have in the fridge to fill out the dish. You can serve it over brown or black rice or, if you don’t want to wait around for rice to cook, just serve by itself since it is really just a big pan of tasty cooked vegetables. Continue reading

Lentil Spinach Soup Recipe

The food we eat is what powers our bodies—the better we eat, the better we look, feel and perform. Yet less than five percent of Americans are getting the recommended amount of fiber per day—a vital nutrient that can do many things from regulating blood sugar to lowering cholesterol to creating a healthy gut.

The Fiber Effect by Nichole Dandrea-Russert, MS, RDN provides everything you need to learn about the vital role fiber plays in your body and your guide to meeting your daily fiber needs and so much more. The Fiber Effect also includes easy meal plans and recipes to get you started. Check out one recipe below. Continue reading

5 Reasons to Go Whole Food Plant-Based

As we (thankfully) step into 2021, we are hearing from more and more new viewers of The Whole Food Plant Based Cooking Show that they are taking their first tentative steps towards making the life-changing decision to switch to a plant-based diet. This uptick in interest is yet another indicator to us that Veganuary (January) 2021 will kick off what will prove to be a profound year of global transformation as the world moves towards recovering from the devastation of COVID 19 and the chaos of the last few years.

When we hear of people making the switch to a whole food plant-based diet, we are always interested to hear their reasons why. What we hear back tends to run along some common threads so we thought it might be useful to outline the five main reasons people make the shift to a plant-based diet. Whatever your initial reason for making the switch may be, learning about all of the other good reasons to live a plant-based lifestyle can serve as motivation to make your switch permanent. You will find a great selection of recipes in our our new book Plant Based Cooking Made Easy. Continue reading

10 Tips to Lower Coronary Heart Disease

Not all signs of an impending heart attack are obvious and the subtle signs which go unnoticed can still result in a deadly outcome, adding to the tragic statistic that makes Coronary heart disease (CHD) the leading cause of death for men and women in America. Numbers don’t lie, and they’re staggering: Every 43 seconds, an American succumbs to coronary heart disease — that’s 2,000 lives a day. Some knew they had unhealthy hearts. Some didn’t recognize the early warning signs. CHD is the number one killer of both men and women in the US.

Here are 10 tips to reduce the risk of developing this deadly disease. Continue reading

5 Tips for a Healthier Holiday Season

And just like that, the final act of 2020 and its festive holidays are once again upon us. Albeit this is an unusual year for many, for we the fitness community, between our squats, bench presses, and curls, like to celebrate with the best of them. But how can we remain motivated in a year in which much seems upside down and even the tools in which we utilize to forge our physiques remain, for many, closed.

The old adage that nutrition equates to some 90% of results is false. Is that to say that with near perfect eating we would look 90% of how we wish to? Fitness results are akin to the tripod of success in training, recuperation, and nutrition. But come the holiday season, it’s easy to swerve off track and even remain there until the coming new year.

Here are 5 tips that you can implement right now to help remain faithful to health and fitness, yet reasonably enjoy yourself this holiday season. Continue reading

Everything Cookies Recipe

Plant Based Cooking Made Easy is the exciting new cookbook from Jill and Jeffrey Dalton, the creators and host of The Whole Food Plant Based Cooking Show on Youtube. Plant Based Cooking Made Easy features over 100 life-saving, whole food plant-based recipes that are gluten-free, refined sugar & oil free, low in sodium, and full of scrumptious flavors. Enjoy a recipe featured in the book below!

 

Like the name implies, these cookies have a little bit of everything from the pantry in them. This recipe is inspired by a recipe my Grandma used to make, which she called “Cowboy Cookies.” They were a basic oatmeal cookie to start, but she then added whatever she had left over in the pantry, like a handful of raisins, the remnants of a bag of shredded coconut, walnuts, and sometimes even potato chip crumbles! I used to absolutely love them when I was young. This version has so many textures and bursts of flavor all while delivering a dense nutritional kick. Continue reading

Thai Sauce with Zoodles Recipe

Plant Based Cooking Made Easy is the exciting new cookbook from Jill and Jeffrey Dalton, the creators and host of The Whole Food Plant Based Cooking Show on YouTube. Plant Based Cooking Made Easy features over 100 life-saving, whole food plant-based recipes that are gluten-free, refined sugar & oil free, low in sodium, and full of scrumptious flavors. Enjoy a recipe featured in the book below!

 

Zucchini noodles, known in the plant-based world as Zoodles, are a great alternative to regular pasta, especially if you are looking for a gluten free option. They can be used for all kinds of noodle-based dishes and pack a ton of texture and nutrition into this Thai flavored recipe. The longer the zoodles sit in the sauce the more flavor they absorb, so Zoodle leftovers are always a treat! Continue reading