DIY Falafel Bowl – Plant-Based Protein

DIY Falafel Bowl – Plant-Based Protein

I’m obsessed with Chopt’s mediterranean falafel bowl, so I decided to find a version I could make at home when I crave it. This combo is delicious, makes you energized after, and you can chop it all up and mix for a similar feel for the salads you can get at Chopt.

Why I love: This is full of plant-based protein from the falafels to the hummus, which is made from garbanzo beans. You’ll stay full with the healthy fat from the avocado and get antioxidants as well as your serving of greens from the cabbage and arugula.

Here’s what you need:

Here’s what to do:

Bake the falafels according to instructions. While they cook, arrange arugula, avocado, and hummus in a bowl. Chop the cabbage into almost a slaw size and let it quick pickle in the red wine vinegar with some salt and pepper. When the falafels are done, add to the bowl with the cabbage. Either eat as is or chop the falafels into small pieces and mix throughout the salad. Enjoy!

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Natural Anxiety Relief: Why You Need It

Natural Anxiety Relief: Why You Need It

It’s no secret that anxiety is the worst and also not a secret that I definitely struggle, but I don’t like to talk about it without a reason to.

For me personally, I feel like I’m in GREAT mental health and still, anxiety comes in all shapes and sizes:

I get it about my career, I had it when I was in school, about my relationships (I feel bad if I don’t talk to someone enough), about where I’m going in life, before a launch, and sometimes even about how I look. Some days, it’s about nothing at all.

The reason I’m sharing this isn’t to go into details on my personal life, but to remind you guys that anxiety isn’t something you can always control and it can get you in a bad place no matter what it’s about.

I’ve done the basics (and you should too): meditate, eat healthy, move, get help, work on yourself always. 

After feeling good with my efforts in those areas, I was still kind of curious about natural anxiety relief. Even when you have a “good” awareness around your anxiety, your body can still react to it while you try and calm yourself down. This is where your heart rate goes up, you get a pit in your stomach, you may even feel light or nauseous.

I’m a BIG believer that nature provides us with so many powerful relaxants, so I wanted any anxiety relief I took to be natural. 

Which brings me to alll of your questions & DM’s whenever I post about this: Ashwaghanda. 

Here’s what it is:

Ashwaghanda is a natural supplement with properties that enhance your mental state, mood, promote relaxation in your body, and help with other issues like adrenal fatigue. It’s made with ayurvedic herbs which (if you don’t know) promote your body returning to it’s natural state of relaxation. The capsules I take are meant to be taken daily (3 pills per serving) and are vegan-safe and third party tested.

Why I chose this one:

I have NOT taken any other brand of Ashwaghanda other than this simply because I feel great on it and I feel good about what’s in it. Someone close to me tried this out before I did and we saw the best results, so I felt like it was safe for me to try out. I like how it makes me feel, which is obviously the most important part.

Normally, with anxiety, I feel it very clearly in my body. After taking Ashwaghanda consistently, it’s a subtle but VERY real shift that I can only explain like this: the thoughts that give you anxiety are still there, but your body is more relaxed and calm, which helps you think more clearly. I still get anxious, but my body responds in a much more positive & relaxed way. I like having the freedom and relaxation to think through whatever is making me anxious, which helps avoid something more serious like a breakdown.

People have asked me about side effects and I haven’t experienced any. No digestive issues, no odd mental side effects, nothing like that.

Obviously this is a personal choice between you and your doctor, but this post isn’t sponsored or promoted. I really just have seen awesome results in my mental health and I know you guys have been asking me to tell you the full story past what I post on IG.

If you want to try some out for yourself, order some here and let me know how you like it. It’s cheap & lasts a month.

Do you have any questions I didn’t answer here? Should I post more about mental health? LMK my loves, I’m happy to share what you want.

If you’re on a roll here, don’t forget to eat for your best mental health too – everything I know is right here. 

Enjoy your day & PLEASE let me know if these help you out.

XO – Lupe

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How Your Relationship with Food & Your Body Affects Your Biz

How Your Relationship with Food & Your Body Affects Your Biz

HEY guys.

So for a while now, I was thinking to interview someone for this week’s episode to talk about food, how we think about ourselves, and how it affects other areas of our lives (like work).

THEN, I remembered an incredible conversation I had with Lauren from The Real Female Entrepreneur about this exact topic, so why not share it on Healthy & Hustling for anyone who hasn’t listened yet?

I’ve been talking a lot about how we see food, how we treat ourselves & so on because I’m a BIG believer in simply eating MORE REAL FOOD. 

Obviously this is why the Eating for Abs Meal Plan exists – to get you guys real results the easiest way possible. 

So as a killer pep talk to go with the meal plan ( & free challenge here), check out this episode of the Real Female Entrepreneur where we talk alllllll about why we eat, how to take control of how you eat, and how this pattern sneaks its way into the rest of your world.

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Comment on my latest post if you’ve had the same experience happen to you with food & other parts of your life – I’m dying to hear your story!!

XO – Lupe

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