New Year, new health goals am I right? Easier said than done of course, but I believe all good habits start at home, but only if it naturally fits into your lifestyle. Now I’m not a super home chef like my Mom, but I do like to cook and often. If you follow me on Instagram or Stories, you know that I cook all the time. Ever since we moved back to LA, Trace and I have been eating really well as we try new restaurants all the time. However we do cook and grill weekly if not daily. For 5 months now, we’ve been buying fresh and locally grown produce and meats from a fantastic grocery delivery service called Milk and Eggs which provides us with fresh and local artisanal foods at a fraction of the cost right to our door. It’s incredibly reasonable, saves a ton of physical time at the grocery store or in LA traffic (ain’t nobody got time for that), and makes our lives that much more easy and enjoyable.
Because I started a new job at a start up creative agency, I am in our West Hollywood office 2x a week and the rest of the time I’m either on set in Downtown or working from home. When mornings are a bit chaotic and I need a quick grab n go breakfast on the 2 days I’m in West Hollywood, I reach for this probiotic shake I recently got hooked on from Milk and Eggs. It’s become part of my weekly routine, so when I run out of bottles I just make a simplified variation at home which I’ll leave below.
What’s in each 12oz Forager bottle: Organic strawberries & bananas packed with antioxidants and probiotics, a splash of orange juice, chia seeds, dragon fruit, and dates for sweetness. Cashew milk is quite good, I actually prefer it over other milks because it has 50% more calcium than dairy!
- Plant-based (it’s a more sustainable way of eating)
- Gluten, Lactose, and Soy Free
- Gum free
- Organic non-GMO.
If I have extra minutes at home, I’ll blend my own smoothie and make a simplified version of Forager’s blend. All you need is a banana, 3-4 strawberries, 1 cup cashew milk (or milk of your choice), chia seeds, a dash of cinnamon, and a scoop of nonfat yogurt. Blend together and poof, really simple. You can add more milk or yogurt to change the consistency, but overall it should be smooth and not too thick.
This smoothie will indeed hold me over until lunch and because it’s packed with gut health goodness, I don’t feel ravenous for snacking excessively. I also am getting more into non-dairy options as I like to be as sustainable as possible. Milk and Eggs has a very impressive selection of great alternatives that are green and sustainably minded which I am a huge supporter of.
In a nutshell, this is basically how I’ve been wanting to kick off my mornings regularly, now that I’m into a work routine. It’s something filling, contains high energy, and is a healthy start to my day that doesn’t take too much thought or time to prepare. I love that Milk and Eggs has helped Trace and I spend time in the kitchen but also eat well throughout the day regardless of if it comes in a bottle or if we make it ourself. We’ve always been eco-minded but Milk and Eggs has really changed the way we buy and consume, we aren’t wasting anything and only absorbing the good stuff.
Because all our groceries come from this local service, there will be more to posts to come I’m sure. Would you like to see what else I buy and make from them in the near future?
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