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Gather Superfoods - Product Review

Raise your hand if you LOVE healthy FATS!!! We all know my slight obsession with nut butters, but I also make sure to eat plenty of avocados, mixed nuts, and I always cook with olive oil, and now ghee too. I will 100% admit that I used to be one of those people who was scared of FATS. But this was back in the day when I honestly had no clue as to how to properly nourish my body. Times have changed and I am older and wiser and more in tune with my body and its needs. I LOVE fats!  I eat a lot of fats! They make me feel good inside and out and they work for my lifestyle, my training, and my belly. 

Today I am talking about ghee! I recently partnered up with Gather Superfoods to talk about their ghee and why you should check them out; follow them on social media; and start including their ghee into your eats! ENJOY!

What is GHEE...

Gather Superfoods Ghee is derived from butter. The butter is cooked down to remove all the butterfat/milk solids to create pure butterfat that is lactose and casein free. It is a great substitute for anyone with a dairy intolerance and great for anyone who wants to try another fat that is fabulous for you!

Why GHEE...

Gather Superfoods Ghee is a delicious and nutritious fat that you definitely need to add to your list of healthy FATS. Ghee is an ancient superfood that is known for its amazing healing abilities internally and externally. This healthy fat is known to alkalize our bodies; provide physical and mental stamina; reduce inflammation; and is loaded with vitamins and minerals. Some other fun facts to take note of: 

  • Lactose and Casein FREE
  • High Smoke Point of 485 degrees
  • Rich in Omega-3
  • Packed with Vitamins A, D, E, and K

What do I use GHEE for...

Gather Superfoods Ghee is a great replacement to your butter! You can use it for baking, sauteeing, spreading onto a delicious piece of toast, and drizzling it over your nighttime popcorn. The possibilities are endless! Check out this DELICIOUS Gather Superfoods recipe by my friend Sarah!

Who are the people behind Gather Superfoods?

Foodies are the BEST kind of people! When I started to learn more about this company and their founders, I knew we would get along and this would be a good collaboration. The two founders have traveled all over the country eating their way from coast to coast enjoying all that life and food has to offer. Food + Travel = PURE BLISS! Learn more about their story and why they started Gather Superfoods HERE! 

Make sure to follow this fabulous couple on their social media channels to get inspired with healthy recipes, updates on products, and any promotions that they are running! 

Have you ever used ghee? If so, what is your favorite way to add it to your recipes?

*Disclosure: I received compensation and product for this post. All opinions are my own.*

MY 2017 INTENTIONS

It is time to head bACK to the island after a week of celebrating with family and friends. It was a week well spent. There was LOTS of food consumed...There was LOTS of time spent on the yoga mat...There was LOTS of time connecting with Mom, old friends, and new friends. But it is time to get bACK into my routine and set my intentions for 2017. My body and mind are ready for my routine and I am VERY READY for the new year! I am just READY for a clean slate and fresh start!

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"INTENTION leads to BEHAVIORS which lead to HABITS which lead to PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT which leads to DESTINY"

I am not one to set "goals" for the New Year or at the beginning of a new month, but I do believe in setting intentions, which is one of the many things that I work with, with my Life Coach. My intentions have nothing to do with fitness and food. They dig deeper. They are not easy. They take patience, practice, and work. As you know, working on yourself is never an easy task. Admitting your faults is hard enough, but then taking the time to work on them is when the real work begins...

MY 2017 INTENTIONS:

My 2017 Intentions
  • WIN AT LOVE personally and professionally - The past few months I have experienced a lot of bumps in the road, both personally and professionally. Nothing has come easy. It felt like everything was a struggle and required 100% effort, which in the end was leaving me exhausted, depleted, and slightly negative. 2017 is going to be about WINNING! Winning at love, relationships, business opportunities, health, and overall life. A little cheesy...YES...but for ME, this is the kind of attitude I need to make 2017 a WINNING year!
  • Travel MORE - I can easily become a hermit on Nantucket and get into a routine. This routine gets comfortable real fast and before I know it POOF time has slipped away. It is time to shake up the routine. It is time to explore. It is time to get out of my comfort zone. I am single. I am young. I have worked hard. It is time to book some trips and BE FREE!
  • Be FEARLESS - I am always talking about being "fearless" and it is a good reminder and intention for me as the new year approaches. I am a very sensitive person, which is one of my strengths but can also be one of my weaknesses. Sometimes I need to take a little bit of that emotion and sensitivity out of the picture and just GO FOR IT! This applies to all aspects of my life. 
  • Have more FUN - Do I need to say more??? I want to travel more...Go out more...Flirt more...Learn more...Build and dream MORE! I have to step out of my routine and live fully and let my full self shine. It is time to get out of my comfort zone and LIVE! It's time to go FUNNING!

It is not a big list and that is a good thing for ME! I believe it is important to keep things SIMPLE! These are intentions that I know I can work on daily. These are intentions that I can give 100% of my attention too. These are intentions that I KNOW I have to work on to be the best version of ME! 

Have a happy and healthy New Year friends and see you in 2017!

Tell me ONE of your favorite 2017 Intentions...

Thinking Out LOUD...

And POOF the month of September has disappeared! My brain is fried after a busy week of work meetings, social media planning, and just getting all my ducks in order, because life is not slowing down and neither is business. All good stuff! So let us jump right into it...shall we? Here is what has been happening lately on Nantucket. ENJOY! 

I Am Back On Bumble...

I have a love/hate relationship with online dating apps. I download them. I delete them. I download again. I delete again. Dating is frustrating (DUH!) and honestly, there are a lot of weird people out there (shirtless selfies in the bathroom are a big NO). But sometimes, we just have to give it a chance and put ourselves out there. Which leads me to the fact that I am finally ready to share my "Oh So Single Life" story with y'all. It is time to talk about my past relationships and let that shit go! I am going to work on it this weekend as it is the perfect time to hunker down on Nantucket because it is going to RAIN ALL WEEKEND! 

An Unexpected Experience...

How cool is it when you show up to something with no expectations and then leave the situation completely giddy, inspired, and motivated! Yes, this could apply to a lot of different scenarios in life, but last Friday at The Nantucket Project, those 90 minutes made me feel just that!

For the past couple of weeks, a few of my friends had been telling me that I need to apply to this event, as they were giving out free tickets to islanders, who completed their application. I had no clue what it was about; I honestly had never heard of it before, but I figured why not just say YES! I am so happy that I went. The event was held outside under a tent. I was able to spend those 90 minutes soaking up the last hot day of the season, while soaking up the island breeze and being educated and inspired by some very talented entrepreneurs. Yes...Nantucket is magical like that!

Simple and EFFECTIVE Strength Training...

My workouts the past couple of weeks have just been SIMPLE! I am training 5-6 times a week. This includes 2 days of cardio + 3 days of cardio/strength + 1 day of long and relaxing walks with Lucy + 1 FULL day off. Right now this schedule works for me and it feels good. 

My cardio includes the treadmill, the bike, and the Step Mill. My strength training is just simple! I am sticking to the basics and sometimes the old school moves too (like the one above). I like my strength training workouts to be quick and efficient while making sure to strengthen my core and major muscle groups. These workouts make me feel my best at this time! How I feel next month could be totally different and I am okay with that!

It's Time To TRAVEL...

Do you know that I have not been off the island since April??? OH MY GOD, I am getting stir crazy and I am ready to get onto the mainland! I need a break. I need to breathe. I just need to get away. And once October hits, I have a lot of travel plans that I am very excited about, which reminds me I need to book my ferry reservation for Thanksgiving!!!

My first adventure is in a couple of weeks to attend and represent NuttZo in NYC at the WELL Summit! I am really looking forward to being in the city and feeling a different kind of energy. I am looking forward to again being inspired and motivated. And most importantly I am looking forward to making NEW connections with many influencers who I only know through their posts on social media. It is going to be fun and exciting!

I LOVE Leftovers...

I don't understand how people do not enjoy eating leftovers...

  1. It usually takes 5 minutes to prepare the meal;
  2. There is no clean up;
  3. It requires no thinking or planning;
  4. The food actually tastes better, because you have let all those amazing flavors soak! 

Sometimes I can go a few days of just eating random "kitchen sink" dinners and I LOVE IT! This leftover steak salad hit the spot as did those leftover fish tacos...Totally WINNING this week!

I LOVE leftovers!
I LOVE Leftovers

When was the last time you went to an event that INSPIRED YOU?

Leftovers...YES or NO?