Kale Pecan Pesto Salad

Kale Pecan Pesto Salad

These days I am pesto crazy! It’s my absolute favorite thing to add to grains, roast veggies, steamed veggies, pizza, and pasta. I love it so much because 1.) it is incredibly easy to whip up in a food processor, 2.) the possibilities are endless (check out my arugula pesto, walnut basil pesto, and dandelion pepita pesto), and 3.) eating pesto is the easiest way to get more greens on your plate.

Today I’m excited to share my newest creation with you; Kale Pecan Pesto. The combination of toasted buttery pecans, earthy kale, and spicy garlic is too much to resist. I like to buy the packs of pre-washed baby kale from Whole Foods which makes this vegan pesto almost prep-free!

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My fitness routine {VIDEO}

Jenné Spring Yoga Challenge

Hola mi gente!

I’m here again with another video. Yes, I did just post on Monday. And yes,  I do want to start posting twice a week. Oh, and yes, I am completely nervous about sticking to a twice weekly schedule.

My plan is to post a cooking video on Mondays and a Q&A or healthy vlog type thing on Wednesdays. Oh boy…I get butterflies just thinking about it. But with my Youtube channel growing quickly (almost 11k subscribers!!!!!!!) I think it’s about time to up my game, and give the people what they want. For example, a look into my personal workout routine.

So, how does this vegan girl stay in shape?

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Matcha Pudding in Tokyo

Matcha Pudding

I’m not in Tokyo now, but I was back in February, and I miss it so much. While I was there––actually my last day in town––I had the pleasure of filming a cooking video with another Youtuber, Ryoya of Peaceful Cuisine. As you’ll see in the video, we made matcha pudding!

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Mocha Vegan Banana Bread

Vegan Mocha Banana Bread. Made with Tigernuts, Oats, & Spelt Flour

Ladies and gentlemen, may I present to you the tastiest, heartiest, most nourishing, and guilt-free banana bread I have ever baked! This beauty is made with whole grain spelt flour, oats, overripe bananas, and a very special ingredient––tigernuts.

I know what you may be thinking––what in the world is a tigernut?

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My IIN Review & Experience {VIDEO}

My IIN (Institute for Integrative Nutrition) Review

I receive this question all the time­­––“Should I study at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition”? Like any education program this one has its strengths and weaknesses, lovers and haters, success stories and fails. Today I’m going to share with you my own experience with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN), where I received my health coach training in 2012. I hope this is helpful for you if you’ve considered enrolling to further your career, start a new one, or for personal enrichment.

I would also love to hear from those of you who have already done the program; what was your experience? Let’s get that convo going in the comment section below.

FULL DISCLOSURE: After completing the program I became an “ambassador” or affiliate. That means that I receive a monetary reward when people I recommend (via this blog or in-person) enroll at IIN. If you do want to enroll and to use me as a referral, here’s a link you can use to save $$. Still, my experience below does include both goods and bads, so take that into consideration before making your decision ;-)

Now, on to my review!

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