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Naturally nourished travel: Coconut persimmon smoothie + 7 tips for staying active while traveling

Isn’t one of the great things about going on vacation that you get to splurge and eat whatever you feel like without lifting more than the weight of your cocktail to your mouth? Wrong! Well, maybe for a day but then the fun starts to wear off and the key lime pies and pina coladas become ubiquitous and less interesting. I’ve never been one for those kinds of vacations and if I’m sedentary for too long I start to get cabin fever & quite cranky. Raise your hand if you’re the same! I definitely had some anxiety about eating healthy and staying active before heading off on our extended “wandermoon.” How in the world were we going to stay fit without being able to run, surf, CrossFit, bike etc. etc. that we do in our U.S. lives? I didn’t pay too much mind and thought that we would be doing a lot of exercise no matter what and we’d still continue to eat healthy so it didn’t matter too much. But in the first weeks I got a little too comfortable with not being active during our road trip with lots of driving and the only activity being running between car & hostel to avoid the rain. I started waking up super cranky and not in the mood to do a whole lot and couldn’t figure out why. And then it dawned on me. I hadn’t done any physical activity and I felt like a schlub. So off to trek in the rain we went. And then I decided that I would make activity a priority 4 days out of the week. Obviously, this is easier in some parts of the world than in others. Especially when you’re dealing with extreme high or low temps. Check out how Mr. CN and I have been keeping up our active lifestyle over the last 3 months of travel.

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But first, travel + a camper’s breakfast sandwich

Can there be anything better than going to bed looking forward to making breakfast the next day?! It makes waking up so much more exciting, especially if you have a busy & crazy day ahead of you. Or when you’re out in nature. Or on a Sunday morning at home. Pretty much all the time is the best time to have a breakfast to look forward to.
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Wham bam, thank you ma’am juice

The name of this is a bit of a misnomer if you’re thinking in the traditional sense. I could have named this flu-blaster, cold remedy, green goddess, glow like a god-damn firefly juice, but my cheeky side just wouldn’t let me. This juice will leave your taste buds and your body satisfied. It’s super fast to whip up, packs a mean punch of healthy vitamins & minerals, and is loaded with flavor. And no messy regular juicer clean up! Wham Bam Thank You Ma’am. You are welcome.  Continue reading Wham bam, thank you ma’am juice

Loaded crispy smashed sweet & purple potatoes + avocado roasted chile crema

Move over, tater tots. Your fried & oily ways are needed no more. We have moved on to bigger, healthier & more colorful spuds. Of the sweet potato variety to be exact. We loved your crunch texture on the outside and soft inner self, but that is why these crispy smashed spuds will be taking your place. They are crispy, crunchy & golden brown & are open to being topped off with healthy toppings. Plus there is no peeling necessary. BONUS!  And to put it bluntly, they are just more delicious.
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Veggie soul bowl: A la Mexicana

Food in bowls is food for your soul. There’s something about how its curves fit so perfect and nestle right up in your hands. So, so sexy.  Continue reading Veggie soul bowl: A la Mexicana