Almond Cow - DIY Nut Milk Machine

Most people know that dairy milk  can be highly inflammatory, our lactase enzyme (that gives us the ability to properly digest lactose, the sugar in milk) diminishes incrementally each year after we are 2 years old. Even if you do digest dairy well, dairy milk can be full of hormones and antibiotics and has the most sugar of any dairy product, without the beneficial fermentation properties that come with yogurt or kefir.

A great alternative to dairy milk is nut, seed or oat milk. However, many store-bought versions contain gums and lecithins and artificial sweeteners, all of which can be just as inflammatory as dairy! Even those labeled as "health food products" at the grocery store usually contain multiple processed ingredients, take a look next time and you'll see. This is why I've started making my own non-dairy milk. Also, it's way cheaper than buying it at the store plus you can be CREATIVE! I love mixing different nuts, adding a date for natural sugar, or adding coconut or vanilla extract and yummy spices like cinnamon and cardamom!

The Almond Cow machine makes it SO easy to make your own non-dairy milk. It takes about 1 minute total and cleanup takes about 30 seconds. I have tried making my own non-dairy milk with the traditional bag method. However, in all honesty, it was way too time consuming and I therefore did not do it on a regular basis and resorted to highly processed store-bought almond milk. The Almond Cow has been a real GAME CHANGER for me and will really help me detox my life in a delicious and simple way!

You can use code PRESS15 to save $15 on your own Almond Cow here (PLUS you will save tons of $$ down the line by making your own plant milk!)

Plant milk has become a part of my weekly meal prep! See below:

Medicinal Mushrooms

Medicinal mushrooms have been used to heal and aid the body since ancient times in Chinese medicine. They are finally getting some recognition in the modern diet. There are so many types, each with different properties. Medicinal mushrooms can help with everything from improving stamina in workouts, improving focus, improving blood sugar regulation, helping with calming and relaxation, anti-tumor & anti-aging properties,  libido and so much more! My favorite brand is "Real Mushrooms" since they use 100% organic medicinal mushrooms and use a special extraction process that guarantees viability PLUS they do not use any grain fillers like some other brands.

Use code PRESS10 to save 10% off ANY of their products on their website here.

Health Warrior Bars

I am not always the biggest fan of packaged protein bars since a lot of them are candy bars in disguise. However, Health Warrior bars are different. They contain all my keys to a good snack:

  • Protein

  • Fiber

  • Healthy Fats

  • Low sugar

They're super convenient, made of quality ingredients, and taste delicious too! They have been kind enough to give me a 20% off discount code to share with all of you! Use code PRESSSTART20 to save on anything in their store, here. I'm personally in love with their mini chia bars, they're the perfect little bite when you need something, and good for kids too!

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Osso Good Bone Broth & Soups

Bone broth is one of the most healing, nourishing foods around. Not only is it rich in all the nutrients we need to maintain strong bones, but it is one of the best foods for gut health! Bone broth is best known to strengthen the gut lining, but also has so many other amazing properties like: lubricating joints and relieving arthritis, skin/hair and nail strength, aiding in metabolic functions, energizing, improving workout recovery, boosting immunity and more! So it's a no brainer we should all be incorporating bone broth in some fashion in our diets. 

I especially love Osso Good bone broth because of their commitment to quality and properly raised animals. Their bone broth is made 100% from responsibly raised, non-GMO, hormone-free and organic animals. Osso Good works closely with a handful of farms in the Pacific Northwest so that they know the animals live the best lives possible, which, in turn makes a quality product for us. Bonus: all their products are paleo & whole 30 friendly!

You can use this link to automatically save $15 off your order of my favorite brand, Osso Good Bone Broth!

Paleovalley Products

I love all of the Paleovalley products because they are all made from completely paleo food. Even if you do not eat a paleo diet this means there are no junky fillers that our ancestors would not have used. It also means that these are all made from real whole foods and the best quality at that! I personally swear by their grass-fed beef sticks, pasture-raised turkey sticks and even their superfood bars (and I usually stay away from packaged bars). I also love adding their greens powder to things for extra nutrients since they stay away from some of the harder to digest "cereal" grasses that are commonly in other products but are full of anti-inflammatory compounds and nutrients!

They have been nice enough to give me a 30% off code to use myself and share with my followers and clients. This code is not commission based but I want all of you to be able to enjoy these quality foods at a lower price! Use code PRESS30 to save 30% off anything on their website!

Click here to order your Paleo Valley goods and use code PRESS30 to save 30%!

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Biohm Probiotics

I love BIOHM since it was started by scientists who truly understand digestive health! It turns out, good bacteria is only part of the story.  Your gut contains both bacteria and fungi. However, ordinary probiotics only address bacteria, ignoring fungi's role in digestive balance. BIOHM,combines good bacteria + good fungi + digestive enzymes, BIOHM helps maintain the balance of bacteria AND fungi in your gut, all while breaking down digestive plaque.

You can save 15% on any of their products on their website here with code PRESS.

You can also buy it on Amazon here (no discount though).

Safe Catch - Safe Tuna & Salmond

I love Safe Catch tuna for so many reasons. It's pure sustainably, wild caught, fish, no additives or fillers. Plus, they mercury test every single batch so you know what you are eating is safe. They pack pure, raw tuna so that it does not lose flavor and health benefits (like omega 3s and other nutrients) during the packing process. They also have tons of cool varieties like ahi tuna and salmon! 

You can use code PRESS10 to save 10% on your own on their website here.

You can also order on amazon here.

Daily Harvest

Daily Harvest's slogan is right on point - superfoods super fast! Daily Harvest makes clean eating SO convenient and easy! You can order everything from chia pudding, to soups, to smoothies to turmeric lattes that are frozen at the peak of freshness delivered right to your door! You can pick your delivery cadence (weekly, monthly etc.)

All you have to do is blend/ heat/ add liquid etc. It's great to know I have this delicious goodness in my freezer for times I don't have time to prep. They even have "harvest bowls" with things like cauliflower rice, quinoa and veggies! Check it out for yourself and don't forget to use my code to save BIG!

You can use my discount code PRESS3 to get 3 FREE cups in your first order! Click this link to order yours!

Dr. Axe - Bone Broth Protein & More!

Dr. Josh Axe DNM, DC, CNS, is a certified doctor of natural medicine, doctor of chiropractic and clinical nutritionist with a passion to help people get healthy by using food as medicine. In 2008, he started a functional medicine center in Nashville, which grew to become one of the most renowned clinics in the world.

He also makes amazing health food products! Below are some links to my favorites!

 

 
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Butcher Box - Meat Delivery

It can be really hard to find quality meat at a lot of grocery stores. It can also be hard to know what to look for. For this reason, I LOVE Butcher Box! It delivers the best quality pork, chicken and/or beef right to your doorstep. You can pick which meats you want and you know they are all antibiotic and hormone free and flash frozen at the peak of freshness. The chicken is all organic, the beef is grass-finished (important difference from grass-fed) and the pork is all heritage bread. I love the convenience factor and the quality can't be beat! Use below link for a special discount!

You can use this link to sign up for your own, save $10 AND get a free pound of bacon!

Green Banana Flour

This sounds totally crazy and weird like what is green banana flour?! However, this GRAIN-FREE flour (also gluten free) has TONS of health benefits from the resistant starch! Resistant starch is a kind of carbohydrate that RESISTS digestion in our small intestine so it has less calories per gram (3 calories per gram instead of regular carbohydrates, which, have 4) AND it helps feed our gut microflora! This means it helps our digestion and helps our good bacteria grow! Green bananas are a great source of resistant starch (RS) so why not bake with it!?

You can buy your own here!

Waffle Maker

Everything is better in waffle form ;) Waffles are one of my favorite things to make for brunch on the weekend, make a double batch, and freeze for easy but delicious breakfasts during the week! You can find my two favorite waffle recipes here - fluffiest ever sweet potato waffles, grain-free (zucchini) banana waffles.  I highly suggest you get a waffle maker so you can make some yourself!

Here is the link to Amazon for the waffle maker I have. It also doubles as a pancake pan and grill pan (like a George Foreman).

Here is the link for a slightly simpler version also from Cuisinart.

Here is a the link to the mini waffle maker I also use.

Happy waffling!

Powdered Nut Butter (Almond & Peanut)

I love the powdered almond butter that PB&Me makes for anyone with a peanut allergy or who is maintaining a legume free diet (whole 30/paleo). Personally, I mix it into smoothies, use it as a spread on it's own (it's great with veggies dipped in or on toast) or bake with it! I love this brand's no sugar added almond and peanut butter.

You can order it on Amazon here.

Or order it on their website here and use code PRESS15 to save 15%!

Spiralizers

I am OBSESSED with veggie noodles. There are so many kinds you can do and you can have them with really every meal. My latest obsession is veggie noodle egg nests for breakfast. See below for my favorite spiralizers for veggie noodles.

  • Kitchenaid Spirlizer Attachment - this is what I personally have and use a few times a week. Bonus: It's SO easy to clean since there are only two tiny pieces you need to clean.
  • Basic Spiralizer - this works great if you don't have a kitchenaid. I had one of these for about 5 years with no issues. It actually saves a bunch of money rather than buying pre-spiralized veggies.
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Cooking Spray

I love using cooking spray to get an EVEN coating of healthy fats on my food when cooking! I use it for everything from lining pans and muffin tins, to getting my veggies coated up before I put them in my air-fryer to cooking meatballs. See below for my favorites, you can order them from Amazon Prime using these links :)

  • Avocado oil spray - great at any heat (unlike olive oil) heart healthy monounsaturated fat
  • Coconut oil spray - I use this mostly for baking and when I am doing something like cinnamon squash or sweet potatoes
  • This BUNDLE of all 3 oils is amazing! - coconut, avocado and ghee!
  • Avocado Mayonnaise - this is whole 30 approved and really clean mayonnaise!

Georgia Grinders Nut Butter

First of all, Georgia has a special place in my heart since I went to undergrad at Emory University in Atlanta. Go ATL! Also, Georgia Grinders makes amazing tasting nut butters with only good clean ingredients. They also have an entire Whole 30 Approved line, which, is great to take the confusion out for anyone trying to follow Whole 30. You can use code PRESSSTART to save 20% off anything on their website (HERE). OR buy them on Amazon (HERE).

Fourth & Heart Ghee

First of all, what's ghee? It's clarified butter. What's that mean? It means that the lactose has been removed so that it's dairy-free! Other great things about ghee

  • It has a high smoke point, so it's safe to use at temperatures above 375F (unlike olive oil)
  • It's rich in MCTs (medium chain triglycerides) these are fats that help our bodies burn more fat!
  • It's buttery and delicious tasting
  • Fourth & Heart brand is grass-fed

You can order it on Amazon by using the links below for my favorite products:

Pumpkin Seed Whole 30 & Paleo Friendly Protein

I love that this Sprout Living pumpkin seed protein has literally ONE ingredient. Pumpkin seeds! No "natural flavors", or sweetener of any kind! It's also perfect for anyone trying to follow a vegan, paleo or Whole 30 diet. It's totally organic and each serving has 19 grams of protein and it is a source of all of the amino acids (building blocks of protein). Some vegetarian proteins aren't a complete source, but this Sprout Living protein is!

You can use this link to buy your own use code PRESS10 to save 10% on your order.

You can also buy it on Amazon here.

 
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