Saturday, January 17, 2015

Weekly Newsletter - Excitement, love and gratitude!

I am enveloped in a feeling of excitement, love and gratitude.  It's such an amazingly, wonderful experience.  One that too often we take for granted.  Getting swept up in our daily life, the daily routine, walking around on 'auto-pilot'. We must stop, breath deep, notice and be thankful.  Yes, that is where I am and where I want to be.  I am thankful for all the wonderful people who surround me everyday with their love and positive outlook on life.

I'm really loving my Health Coach course!  There is a wonderful group of students and teachers that are supportive and amazing.  I couldn't ask for a better group of people to experience this journey with.  I'm learning so much, already, and I look forward to sharing my knowledge as I go here with you and in the future as YOUR certified Health Coach!

Health Tip of the Week:


These are plant (phyto) based foods that boost your immune system.
They also keep you healthy by providing antioxidants, cellular repair and are antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory.  Brightly colored fruits and veggies such as; berries, bell peppers, sweet potatos, kale (hail to kale), turmeric and mango are just to name a few.  Be sure to eat these Phytofoods daily to keep you healthy!

Good Eats this Week!

Energy Bites

Many of us need a little extra energy from time to time for a number of reasons.  Sleepless nights with a little one, work, play, life...  All sound familiar?  Me too!  Even the seasons zap our energy supply, especially winter.  Those long days, dark nights and frigid temps leave us feeling drained and tired.  Here's a snack that can help boost your energy and help power you through your day.


  • 1 cup (dry) oatmeal (I used old-fashioned oats)
  • 1/2 cup Sun Butter
  • 1/2 cup ground flax seed
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips or cacao nibs (optional)
  • 1/3 cup local honey
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Stir all ingredients together in a medium bowl until thoroughly mixed. Cover and let chill in the refrigerator for half an hour.
  2. Once chilled, roll into balls of whatever size you would like. (Mine were about 1" in diameter.) Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.
  3. Makes about 20-25 bites.

I hope you all have a wonderful week!

With much love,

Alyssa ox

1 comment:

  1. Love your blog face-lift! I am definitely adding these to my list for the week!