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How to Break Free and Do Work that You Love

by Arielle J on February 25, 2015

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A few weeks ago, I invited Carin Rockind into my apartment to chat all about “breaking free” and focusing on what you love.

Watch the episode here.

A few years ago, I was literally falling asleep on my desk on he 40th floor of a
corporate office in midtown Manhattan. I was tired, I was sick and I knew there were opportunities
out there that were more fitting with my personality and lifestyle.

It took me a while to actually leave and do what I love, but sometimes all it takes
is the willingness to just get started.

Now, I have new cooking show debuting in the Spring (it will be all about clean eating) and you can watch my current healthy cooking show with Glamour Magazine on Glamour.com and Thescene.com here.

In the meantime, watch me teach Carin how to make my favorite Cinnamon Hot Chocolate recipe and listen to our chat about what we think it takes to actually break free and do what you love!

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Oh- and wait until you see what happens when she mentions warming up our hot chocolate in the microwave. Pretty hilarious!

Watch the episode here.

 be free. be focused. be you.

be well,

arielle

 

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How to Get Glowing Skin Every Day and Every Night

by Arielle J on February 25, 2015

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Today, I’m sharing my tips on how to get glowing skin every day and every night.

Below you’ll find my daily routine and evening routine.

This is a follow-up to my post from last week when I shared my morning routine and makeup products.

Full disclosure: I am not a skincare expert and my skin isn’t perfect. In fact, last week, as soon as I posted my tips on how to get glowing skin, of course a huge pimple popped up on my left cheek!

People do compliment me often on my skin, though, so I wanted to share what works for me. I used to suffer from acne, so I’ve been through many trials and errors, skin medications and products. I feel inspired to share what works for my skin and how I’ve learned to clear it up.

You may already do some of these things, so take or leave whatever you want, but hope they’re helpful:

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My Daily Skin Routine:

1. Use headphones to talk on the phone: think about all of the places you place your phone and how many times you touch your phone. That type of bacteria could land on your face, so instead of holding your phone when answering a call, I recommend using headphones.

2. Wash your hands:  I used to touch my face all the time without even realizing it. Be careful of those times when you lean your cheek on your hand while scrolling through your instagram photos or while you’re taking to someone! Make sure they’re clean if they’re going to touch your face, especially if you apply your make-up with your hands.

2. Drink enough water to hydrate your skin and flush toxins out of your body that may be causing skin flare-ups. I recommend half your body weight in ounces.

3. Eat colorful, fresh foods like dark swiss chard, red raspberries and pineapple. (I recommend eating fruit that is in season, when possible. More on what to eat and the best foods for glowing skin in my blog post next week)

My Evening Skincare Routine

  1. Wind down: Good sleep is important for fresh, glowing skin. I try to wind down at least 1 hour before hitting my pillow. I’ll dim the lights, maybe even light a candle and I’ll sip on some herbal tea, like mint, rose or dandelion.
  2. Cleanse well: I know some people who swear by facial towelettes. They use them to take off their makeup, or after a night out when they’re too lazy to wash their face with soap. I love using them while traveling, especially for long flights to help hydrate and replenish my skin from the dry airplane air, but to wash my face, I use water and a cleaner. I like these towelettes for sensitive skin.
  3. First, use warm water: To take off my makeup, I first splash warm water on my face to open my pores.
  4. Massage your face: Then, I apply a gentle, all-natural cleansing cream and massage it in circular motions all over my face for a good 10 seconds. Don’t forget to massage your forehead, temples and chin. I use a gentle cleanser so even when I rub the soap into my eyes, it doesn’t sting or hurt my eyeballs.
  5. Then, splash with cool water: Then, to help rub off the cleansing cream, I use cool water. If my makeup still isn’t coming off, I’ll take a piece of soft toilet paper and wipe the makeup residue off. I’ll then use a q-tip to get the eye liner off underneath my eyes. I prefer not to use a separate eye makeup remover. Then, I’ll rinse again with cool water to close up my pores.
  6. Use a clean towel: To dry my skin, I use a clean, soft hand towel. I never put my towel on my sink and I always use a separate towel for my skin. I believe that what you use to dry your face is almost as important as what you’re cleaning your face and moisturizing with. Make sure it’s soft and clean and swap for a clean towel once a week. Make sure that it hangs up to dry. Nothing is worse than a smelly, bacteria-infested towel! Hang it on your shower handle or hang it with a disposable hook when you’re done so it dries completely.
  7. Use an all-natural Night Cream: While you’re sleeping is a perfect time to soak up moisture from a night cream or face oil. I recommend coconut oil as night cream – it’s anti-bacterial and anti-fungal so it actually fights blemishes and can be used on oily skin. Or, I like this night cream. Just make sure you don’t use a gorgeous pillowcase to sleep on, as the night cream may discolor your pillowcase. (Alternatively, you can sleep with a towel on your pillowcase too!) Speaking of pillowcases, make sure yours is soft.
  8. Make sure your detergent is skin-glowing-friendly: what you wash your towels and pillowcases with may affect your skin’s sensitivity too. If you send out your laundry, ask if you can provide your own detergent. I recommend a fragrance-free detergent to ensure that you’re not putting added chemicals onto your skin that may irritate it.
  9. Sleep. I use an eye mask. My sister swears by ear plugs. Whatever it takes you to get a good night of sleep, do that! 7-8 hours is ideal for glowing skin.

I hope these tips are helpful.  If you’re suffering from acne on your face, or body, have faith that it will go away.

And remember that glowing skin is not just what you put onto your body, it’s also what you put into your body. Stay tuned for the best foods for glowing skin next week!

Also, check out my friend Adina Grigore’s book for more amazing recommendations and tips on how to clear up and treat your skin HERE.

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be cleansed. be glowing. be beautiful.

Be Well,

Arielle

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How to Make French Toast Bagel Bites

by Arielle J on February 25, 2015

 

Guilt-free french toast bagel bites made with spelt. by Arielle Haspel of bewellwitharielle.com

Guilt-free french toast bagel bites made with spelt. by Arielle Haspel of bewellwitharielle.com

French Toast Bagel Bites
Ingredients:

– 2-3 pasture-raised eggs
– 1 Tbsp almond milk
– 2 spelt bagels, cut into 1-inch chunks
– 2 tsp coconut oil, ghee or organic buter
– 2 dashes sea salt
– 1/4 tsp cinnamon
– 4 tsps maple syrup

*Serves 2

Directions:
1. Whisk up eggs and almond milk in a small bowl
2. Soak bagel bites for approx 2 min until the bagels absorb the egg a little
3. Heat coconut oil, ghee or butter on a medium saute pan on medium heat and carefully place the french toast bites onto pan. Cook for a few minutes, flipping to make sure it’s cooked through and each side is toasty brown.
4. Sprinkle some cinnamon, sea salt and drizzle some maple syrup on top.

Enjoy!

Guilt-free french toast bagel bites made with spelt. by Arielle Haspel of bewellwitharielle.com

Guilt-free french toast bagel bites made with spelt. by Arielle Haspel of bewellwitharielle.com

Guilt-free french toast bagel bites made with spelt. by Arielle Haspel of bewellwitharielle.com

be creative. be delish. be well.

Craving another brunch dish? Try my Chocolate Chip Granola.

xox
be well,
arielle

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How to Make Everything Kale Chips

by Arielle J on February 19, 2015

Everything Kale Chips by Arielle Haspel on Glamour Magazine's "Treat Yourself" @glamourmag @thescene

Today on my Glamour Magazine cooking show, “Treat Yourself”
I show how to make Everything Kale Chips –
the perfect savory, crispy and crunchy snack that will satisfy your cravings
and leave you feeling guilt-free when you keep going back for more, and more.

This recipe tastes pretty much like an everything bagel,
just in the form of kale…so it’s WAY healthier and guilt-free!

Everything Kale Chips by Arielle Haspel on Glamour Magazine's "Treat Yourself" @glamourmag @thescene

Everything Kale Chips by Arielle Haspel on Glamour Magazine's "Treat Yourself" @glamourmag @thescene

I love making these Everything Kale Chips as a side with dinner
(goes perfectly with salmon). It’s also great to make on a Sunday
and to pack up in a tupperware container to eat as a snack to bring to the office.
Or, place them in a bowl and serve as an Hors d’oeuvre when friends come over.

But, beware: they’re addicting! I say though,
if you’re going to pick a snack to be addicted to,
it should be something as healthy as this, right?!

Everything Kale Chips by Arielle Haspel on Glamour Magazine's "Treat Yourself" @glamourmag @thescene

Everything Kale Chips by Arielle Haspel on Glamour Magazine's "Treat Yourself" @glamourmag @thescene

Everything Kale Chips by Arielle Haspel on Glamour Magazine's "Treat Yourself" @glamourmag @thescene

Benefits:
Kale: helps keep your skin cells healthy, strengthens the immune system and boosts iron
Olive Oil: good type of fat which helps make you feel more satiated, brings out the flavor of the chip and makes the other ingredients stick to the kale and it makes it crispier.
Pumpkin seeds: contains potassium, which are good for your heart
Sesame seeds: contains calcium

It’s a super simple recipe to make, crazy healthy
and totally delicious.

Everything Kale Chips by Arielle Haspel on Glamour Magazine's "Treat Yourself" @glamourmag @thescene

Everything Kale Chips
What You Need:
• 10 oz. Kale, spines removed
• 2 tsp. olive oil
• 2 Tbsp. pumpkin seeds, chopped
• 1 Tbsp. sesame seeds
• 1/2 Tbsp. poppy seeds
• 2 tsp. garlic powder
• 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
• 1/4 tsp. sea salt
• 1/4 cup grated parmesan (optional)

Directions:
1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees F
2. Wash the kale under cool running water as you remove the spines
3. Dry the leaves well with a paper towel and tear into fist size pieces
4. Place in a large bowl and add the olive oil
5. Using your fingers, rub the oil over the kale leaves until they are well
coated and shiny
6. Add the pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, garlic powder, pepper, and sea salt and toss to coat
7. Split the kale between two un-greased baking sheets, spacing pieces out
into one layer on each sheet
8. Bake for 4-6 minutes or until crisp and brown at edges
9. For the last minute of cooking, remove the baking sheets from the oven,
sprinkle kale with the parmesan, and return to the oven

Once these are out of the oven, serve them immediately or let them cool
completely before putting in an airtight container. They’ll last 4 days.

*Makes 4 servings so don’t eat the whole thing at once!

Watch how I make them on my cooking show, “Treat Yourself”
with Glamour Magazine.

Craving more kale? Check out my favorite Kale Salad.

be green. be delicious. be delightful.

be well,

arielle

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danielle cuccio and arielle haspel  - the best yoga poses and foods to detox, debloat and destress

I’m really excited because today I’ve teamed up with LA yoga chick, Danielle Cuccio, Celebrity Private Yoga Teacher and CEO of Cuccio Somatology and Healthy Blogger at The Beauty Blender.

Yoga is all about the mind and body connection, so we thought it was perfect to create a simple yoga-food plan to help you feel healthier, less stressed and more energized this year!

Below are our six quick tips for the best foods and yoga poses to detox, de-bloat and de-stress in the morning, afternoon and evening.

To make it easy for you to follow, we put together the AM Digest, Afternoon De-Stress Energizer, Dinner Detox and Bed-Time Wind Down:

AM DIGEST:

Arielle Haspel de-stress, de-bloat and detox best yoga and food

STRETCH:   To help rev up your digestive fire right when you wake up, Danielle recommends doing 5-10 Sun Salutations before breakfast. Here’s the flow: Tadasana (Mountain Pose), Uttanasana (Forward Fold), Ardha Uttanasana (Half Standing Forward Fold),  Chaturanga (Lower slowly down from plank),  Cobra or Upward Facing Dog (Gives you energy),  Downward Facing Dog,  Uttanasana, then Tadasana. Repeat 5-10 times to get your digestive system ready for Arielle’s delicious, healthy breakfast.

Apple Pie Smoothie by Bewellwitharielle.com for NourishSnacks

SIP:  Arielle says that the quickest way to prep your body and digest efficiently is to drink a cup of warm water first thing in the morning. Then, after 5-10 of Danielle’s sun salutations above, Arielle recommends a breakfast that will rev up your digestion and metabolism for the day ahead. After a full-night of sleeping (and fasting), you should “break” your “fast” with a simple, clean breakfast that is easy to digest. This ginger-packed Apple Pie Smoothie is a great option.

AFTERNOON DE-STRESS ENERGIZER:

avocado toast with hemp seeds

EAT: When 3pm strikes, instead of that café latte or chocolate bar calling your name, balance your blood sugar, your mood and energy levels with this quick and sweet desk-side snack. Take a brown rice cake (or spelt bagel) + 1/2 avocado + sea salt + a sprinkle of hemp seeds or chia seeds and voila!

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MEDITATE: Danielle’s swears that the simplest way to actually regain energy is to actually sit still! Whether you’re at your desk at work or at home during the weekend, take a break and close your eyes for 5-10 minutes (perfect during your lunch break) and just let go.  Focus on your breath and give your body (and mind) a break. If you’re looking for even more of a brain and body boost, re-energize with these Meditation tips.

DE-BLOAT DETOX DINNER:

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EAT: Before you order take-out and curl up on the couch to watch Housewives of Beverly Hills, try Arielle’s favorite go-to dinner which is loaded with anti-inflammatory ingredients (and healthier salt) to help you de-bloat after a long day: Lemon-Poppyseed Salmon.

danielle cuccio and arielle haspel. best food and yoga poses for better digestion, de-stress and detox

TWIST:  Twists are so good for the digestive system after a long day. Half Moon (as Danielle shows above) targets the liver and gall bladder on the right side and the spleen and pancreas on the left. When we wring out the digestive organs, we help rid the body of toxins and get your digestive system in full swing to digest dinner. Other poses in which the belly is pressed strongly towards the floor, such as Cobra or Upward Dog, stimulates the peristalsis of the small intestine, which stimulates the blood flow and helps food to be absorbed. More yoga poses for better digestion. 

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Or, try this twist. Doing it on a beach is definitely a plus, your living room is perfect too.

 

BED-TIME WIND DOWN:

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SIP: A warm drink that makes me feel cozy always helps me get in bed-mode.  Try this: heat up some almond milk with a dash of cinnamon for a creamy, metabolism-boosting non-caffeinated beverage.  Or, sip on some herbal tea, like rose, peppermint, chamomile or dandelion tea, which will help calm your digestion, making it easier to fall asleep.

forward standing fold by danielle cuccio on be wellwitharielle.com

 

STRETCH: An easy pose to help you get those ZZZs and guarantee that sleepy feeling is Uttanasana (Standing Forward Fold) - it’s good for insomnia and people who have trouble sleeping because it’s a very calming pose.  In Uttanasana, focus on your breath.  Slow down the inhale and exhale to help slow down the heart rate and calm the mind. Perfect to do by your bed right before bed-time. Check out these other yoga sleep remedies.

Hope these tips inspire you to open up your yoga mat and get into the kitchen stat!

To learn more about Danielle, visit danielle cuccio of cuccio somatology. And for more healthy, detoxifying and energizing tips, check out my 5 Tips to Detox without a Juice Cleanse.

be de-stressed. be detoxed. be de-bloated.

be well,

arielle

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25 Tips to Get Glowing Skin Now

by Arielle J on February 10, 2015

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People ask me all the time for my skincare regimen and secrets to my glowing skin.

So today I wanted to share a sneak peek of skincare routine, along with a carefully curated list of  25 tips to get glowing skin now.

Before I divulge all of my secrets, full disclosure —  my skin is far from perfect. I still get occasional pimples and flare-ups, especially around my menstrual cycle. My skin is sensitive to the sun and rarely get tan – instead I turn super RED! And, whenever I get my eyebrows waxed (or tweezed) by someone else, I breakout.

In college I suffered from a (mild) case of acne, which left me feeling quite self-conscious. The summer that it got really bad, I remember traveling to my summer classes at FIT and not even wanting to get on a crowded train, too nervous at the thought of people staring and getting close-up to my skin flare-up. It was red and bumpy, so  inflamed, that it felt like it made my whole body hot. I was prescribed medication by my Dermatologist – topical acne cream and even oral acne pills. When those didn’t work, I went to the gynecologist and she prescribed birth control.

At that time, I didn’t make the correlation between food and skin. I thought it was strictly hormones and what I put on my skin. Also, skin cancer runs in my family – my mom has had a few things taken removed from her face, and I have had a few moles removed myself. I was on birth control to solely “control” for my acne for about 7 years.

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If you’re fighting acne or just looking for a pretty glow, I’ve got some tips to help. Remember – I am by no means a skincare expert, but I do know what has worked for me, swear by it all and felt inspired to share.

First things first, I recommend focusing on what you’re putting ONTO your skin. Anything that touches your skin on a regular basis applies to this – cleansers, makeup, your phone, and even your pillowcase.

My Morning Routine:

  1. The first thing I do upon waking up is I drink a cup of water. Sometimes, especially when I’m traveling, I’ll take a good quality probiotic to ensure healthy flora in my digestive system and limited breakouts. The water I drink is cold, warm or hot depending on how I feel that day. Sometimes I’m freezing and sometimes I’m sweating, so I use the water to cool me down, or warm me up and hydrate me from within.
  2. After showering, I wash my face in the sink with warm water to open my pores.
  3. I use a gentle, all-natural cleansing cream and massage it in circular motions all over my face for a good 10 seconds. Don’t forget to massage your forehead, temples and chin.
  4. Then, I splash cold water on my face to help rub off the cleansing cream. If it’s at night and my makeup isn’t coming off, I’ll take a piece of soft toilet paper or cotton pad and wipe the makeup residue off. Then, I’ll rinse again with cold water.
  5. To dry my skin, I use a clean, soft hand towel that I use to dry my face only. I never put my towel on my sink and I always use a separate towel for my skin. Hang it on your shower handle or hang it with a sticker hook behind your door so when you’re done, it dries completely.
  6. Then, I dab my eye-cream using the tip of my ring finger (the softest pad) under, around and over my eye-lids until it all soaks in. The areas surrounding your eyes are more sensitive than the rest of your face so I suggest a separate eye cream. No need to splurge. Just make sure it’s moisturizing and doesn’t flake when you apply your eye makeup. I love this eye cream.
  7. Then, I apply my moisturizer with clean fingertips. I’ll use about 3 pumps and dab a bit on each cheek, my forehead and chin and then I’ll massage it all around using circular strokes around and over my entire face. Everyones skin is different. I have dry skin, so I opt for this moisturizer geared for dry skin.
  8. Then, I apply my concealer using the pads of my ring finger under my eye, around my eye and over my eye. I love this Tarte Maracuja natural concealer in light medium.
  9. Then, I apply mascara using light and fast upward motions. I prefer very very black mascara.
  10. Then, I apply eyeliner if I’m using it on the top lid. I prefer brown or black for the top lid.
  11. Then, I use an eyelash curler to curl my eyelashes. I like holding for at least 5 seconds on each eye for a lasting curl.
  12. Then, I massage my Amazonian Clay tinted moisturizer into my skin – dabbing a bit onto both cheeks, a little on my forehead and on my chin and then working it into my skin. Nothing is worse that having a foundation liner, so I always make sure the sides of my cheeks are blended, as well as underneath my chin and jaw. I love Tarte’s Creaseless concealer.
  13. Then, I’ll apply eyeliner on the bottom rim. I love this eye liner in black, brown, navy and purple.
  14. Then, I’ll swipe blush on my cheekbones and down my nose for a touch of color. I prefer a dry blush than a cream blush. I like this blush in Natural Beauty.
  15. After, I’ll swipe on some lip balm and right before I leave my apartment, I’ll put on some lipstick or lipgloss. These are my favorite natural lip balms.

And I’m ready for my day!

Sounds like it takes a ton of time, but between washing my face and applying my makeup, it takes me in total 7 minutes. (Yes, I actually timed it!) I love listening to podcasts or the radio or meditations while I do my makeup.

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This week, I’m also so excited to give away a copy of one my favorite new skincare books, Skin Cleanse, written by my friend and skincare expert, Adina Grigore {see below for details on how to enter}. She is an expert on all-natural DIY beauty and believes about the connection between what you eat and what you put on your skin. She has an all natural beauty line, as well, called S.W. Basics. Her exfoliants are made with oatmeal, her creams are made with avocado oil and she’s the one that taught me that apple cider vinegar makes the best astringent!

If you’re looking for an at-home skin remedies, here are some items to grab from the Supermarket – the list is curated from Adina’s new book, Skin Cleanse:

1. Fine-grain sea salt: wet your skin, put some sea salt on your wet hand so it sticks, then pat it gently on your skin. Leave it for a few minutes or rinse immediately. Great for acne or quick treatments during flare-ups. Also cleans deeply, removes dead skin cells and balances moisture.

2. Apple cider vinegar: the best astringent because it helps balance your skin’s pH, making you both less oil and less dry. Apply to your face with cotton or a spritzer. Dilute it with one part vinegar, to four parts water.

3. Coconut oil: an amazing body moisturizer, leaving you hydrated for hours. it’s antibacterial and antifungal, meaning it will help heal rashes, scars, infections. and acne. (I use every other night as night-cream)

4. Olive oil: can be used as a moisturizer on your face, body and hair. “It’s so gentle that even the most sensitive human on the planet is probably not allergic to it,” Adina says.

5. Ground oats or almonds: a gentle exfoliant that leaves skin super-soft. Soothing and healing. Pour a cupful into a warm bath and soak.

6. Baking soda: great zit treatment, toothpaste ingredient, deep cleanser for hair buildup and odor fighter (footscrub). Make a paste with water and dab onto blemish.

7. Honey: kills bacteria while soothing and moisturizing, so makes a great mask. Rub it on and then rinse it with warm water.

8. Shea Butter: very rich moisturizer and has a natural SPF of 6.

9. Coarse sugar: makes a great body scrub. Scrub while in the shower, so it melts quickly, leaving the skin cleansed and smooth.

10: Aloe vera: speeds up your skin’s ability to heal. Use fresh from the leaf, gel or juice form and spread onto the skin.

*To win a copy of Adina’s book, head over to instagram and post a photo of you incorporating one tip from the post above and mention what you’ve tried on your skin. Tag me @bewellwitharielle using hashtag #skincleanse for a chance to win a free copy!

If you’re looking for more amazing skincare tips, check out Adina’s tips in her book here.

And stay tuned next week for my evening routine, plus what foods to eat to give you glowing skin! See the tips here.

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be cleansed. be beautiful. be you.

xo

be well,

arielle

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The Best Valentine’s Day Cocktail

by Arielle J on February 9, 2015

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Valentine’s Day is all about love.

Whether you’re celebrating with yourself,
your girlfriends, a crush, a blind-date or
your husband/wife, show yourself some love and
celebrate with this cocktail –
pretty, pink and festive for the occassion AND better for your bod.

Packed with vitamin C and made with seltzer, fresh fruit juice
and fresh limes.

It’s a much fresher (and much more fun) version of a
a cocktail like a “vodka cranberry.”

The Best Valentine’s Day Cocktail
What You Need:
• 1 shot tequila
• 1/4 cup fresh squeezed organic grapefruit juice
• 1 cup sparkling water
• 1 lime wedge
• 1 Tbsp. beet or pomegranate juice
• 1 Tbsp. Pink Himalayan salt

Directions:
1. Mix ingredients together with some ice and pour into a pretty glass.
Serves 1

Watch how to make it on my Glamour Magazine
Show, “Treat Yourself” here:

Also craving a V-day chocolate recipe? I’ve got something sweet
and decadent for you. Try my: Chocolate Peanut-Butter Pretzel Bark!

And don’t miss my heart-shaped jewelry collection
that inspires self-love: The I Love Me Collection!
I made them as a reminder for women to love themselves
and take care of themselves.

iloveme ring by arielle haspel

Enjoy and may this be the best V-day yet!

MWAH.

xo

be well,

arielle

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How to Prevent Hangovers (and Style Your Bar Cart)

by Arielle J on February 3, 2015

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Whenever the Holidays, New Year and Superbowl rolls around (aka hangover mania) people always ask me my tips on healthier drinking.

So I’ve finally rounded up my tips on the best drinks to order and how to prevent hangovers (and style your bar cart).

I also asked Roxy Owens, the bar-cart extraordinaire from Society Social for her styling tips on how to turn our liquor cabinets into a gorgeous bar cart so our houses are party-ready all year long.

Full disclaimer – I’m not proposing drinking, I’m just promoting healthier options if you are going to drink:)

My Tips for Preventing Hangovers (and a Healthier Bar Cart):

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Stock Your Body (Liquor Cabinet and Bar Cart) with The Healthiest Alcohols.

Lighter, distilled liquors, like vodka, whiskey and gin, champagne, and red or white wine are your best bets. If you’re really looking to prevent a hangover, always steer clear of cheaper “house” brands and order top shelf varieties. Next time you’re at the bar, don’t just ask for “a vodka soda” or sip on the glasses of free champagne. Request a specific (good quality) alcohol from the bartender and if you don’t know which is best, ask for their help! I love spirits that are minimally processed and made locally, like this Honey Whiskey. 

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Drink Fresh Chasers and Mix-ins.

Sodas and juices have tons of sugar and sometimes even additives that contribute to terrible post-party headaches and hangovers. Whether you’re entertaining or partying at a bar, opt for fresh liquids to pair with your alcohol of choice. Water, believe it or not is a great add-in for vodka and plain club soda is always a good bet too. Coconut water, fresh lemon or lime juice, fresh-squeezed juices like orange, grapefruit or pomegranate juice (and even green juice) make amazing mix-ins too! You can also go for some olive juice, bloody mary mixa drizzle of honey simple syrup (made with water + honey) to spice up your cocktail. Just be sure to look for brands made without corn syrup or added sugar. Remember: the fresher the cocktail, the more refreshed you’ll feel in the AM.

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Make Portion Control Easy.

If you’re out at a bar or restaurant, I recommend 1 shot-worth per drink. If you’re hosting a party, display shot glasses so your guests can portion out their alcohol spending. Remember: 2-3 drinks in total is ideal and should keep you feeling “good” but not too smashed or hungover the next day.

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Decorate with Fresh Drink Decor.

As with food, the prettier it is, the more enjoyable it is. If you’re hosting a party, I love decorating drinks with colorful, fresh decor, like cranberries on a toothpick, a sprig of rosemary, a few floating cucumbers, pomegranate seeds, dried citrus slices, slices of grapefruit or oranges or a few green olives. Maraschino cherries are typically loaded with sugar, but even just asking for one in your drink can make your white wine or vodka more festive. Or, just stick with the usual lemons and limes for a pop of color and freshness. Lemons and limes also provide your body with a dose of alkalinity, which will help cleanse your liver and help prevent hangovers. So be sure to squeeze them in your drinks. I suggest 3 lemon wedges per drink.

the healthiest pink palomas by arielle haspel

Order these healthier cocktails (or make them yourself):

  • White Wine Spritzer: regular glass of white wine + seltzer filled to the brim
  • Lemonade Vodka: vodka + seltzer + 4 slices lemons (+ honey)
  • Mojito: rum + seltzer + 4 slices limes + mint (+ honey)
  • Meditteranean Twist: gin + seltzer + olive juice + 2 olives
  • Rum Punch: rum + frozen pineapple + frozen strawberries + frozen raspberries + frozen peaches
  • Dark and Stormy: rum + seltzer + (honey + 1 inch ginger)

Avoid these drinks to prevent hangovers.

Energy drinks, diet soda, regular soda, tonic water, red bull, cranberry juice, pineapple juice, diet fruit juices, bar drink mixes (like margarita mix, pina colada and bloody mary mix), sweet-flavored alcohols (like sweet tea and bubblegum), cream-based alcohol (like Kahlua) and specialty cocktails sweetened with corn syrup or simple syrup.

uproot wine

Tips to prevent and cure your hangover.

  • Drink one cup of water in between each cocktail to help hydrate your body and cleanse your liver, thus preventing headaches and hangovers.
  • Always eat when you drink, even if its a brown rice cake before you jet to the bar or a few nuts when you arrive at the bar. Never drink on an empty stomach.
  • Hydrate when you get home. Chug water as soon as you get home from that party. And, keep a glass of water next to your bed-side stand so you’ll be reminded to hydrate the first thing the next morning. Coconut water is also a great way to hydrate. It’s full of electrolytes too, which will help the post-party aches and pains.
  • The best hangover food. When it comes to the best hangover food, you may be thinking greasy hamburgers and french fries. What your body really needs is most likely something easy to digest, cleansing for the liver and full of vitamins and nutrients. Greens are the best, as they help cleanse the blood, are full of fiber and help inject vitamins and nutrients into your body. I recommend having as many greens as you can – salad with colorful vegetables, a side of cooked broccoli, kale, brussels sprouts, avocado and even a green smoothie if you can stomach it! Here are my favorite hangover brunch foods that I’ve healthified: chicken fingers, french toast, fries and pizza.
  • Sweat it out. You may feel like staying in bed all day, but try to move and sweat out some of the toxins. A quick jog, spinning class, yoga, walking and even stretching will make your body feel better.
  • Detoxify your body: I hate to remind you of this, but alcohol is a toxin and can be very toxic and stressful to your organs.  Get rid of the toxins (aka detox) with bitter foods, like bitter greens, dandelion tea or 1 tsp of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water. Remember, as helpful as these detoxifiers are, when it comes down to it, a detox is just a band-aid for the damage already done to your body.  Don’t overdo it and then try to overdo it with a crazy “detox” after. Be gentle with your body.
  • Treat Yourself: You only have one body so have fun and treat yourself well.

Tips for a Prettier Bar Cart from Roxy (SocietySocial.com) –

roxy owen from society social

Vintage Barware.

A found treasure always garners a second look and a chic set of mid-century marvelous highballs or dapper decanters will also be a nod to the glamorous retro ritual of cocktail hour.

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Stock the Basics. 

    Don’t feel like you have to brandish every single liqueur, liquor, and mixer. Focus on the makings of your favorite cocktail (anything gin for me!) then add a special liqueur or two for a quick switch up when you’re feeling adventurous.

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Blooms, Books, & Booze.

    Sticking to the basics like mentioned above affords extra area for personal touches like your favorite fresh cut flowers and go-to cocktail and hostessing handbooks.

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Tray Facile!

    It’s easy. Use trays to help you divide the bar cart into zones and dedicate each to a specific essential whether it’s glassware, bottles, or a collection of your own brass menagerie! You’ll be simultaneously stylish and organized. **Use trays to turn any surface into an instant bar cart station!

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Source Unique Spirits.

    Of course never sacrifice a tasty tipple for aesthetics, but there are many options aside from the generic liquor store offerings. Researching a small or local distillery can yield pretty packaging as well as equally delicious spirits!

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A big thank you to Roxy for some of her gorgeous photos above. She makes and sells the coolest bar carts ever. Check them out on her site ShopSocietySocial.com.

Hope these tips help inspire you to celebrate life a little healthier (and prettier this year).

Cheers to a happy and healthy New Year… and no more hangovers!

xo

be well,

arielle

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Healthy Cinnamon Roll Donut Holes

by Arielle J on January 29, 2015

guilt-free healthy cinnamon rolls
I LOVE cinnamon rolls.
The perfectly soft and gooey cinnamon
filling and the creamy sauce dripping off the sides…
YUM.
But, traditional cinnamon rolls are loaded with ingredients
that don’t promote glowing skin and rocking bodies: white flour,
milk, butter, eggs and brown sugar.
Not to mention, if you want to make them yourself, they take SO much time
to make because you have to wait for the yeast to rise.
UGH.
So, finally, I’ve made a quick, tasty and healthified version:
Healthy Cinnamon Roll Donut Holes –
deliciously gooey and dripping with sweetness.
guilt-free and healthy cinnamon rolls
Easy, Guilt-Free Cinnamon Rolls Donut Holes
What You Need:
2 1/4 tsp baking powder
1 cup almond milk, unsweetened
½ cup coconut palm sugar
⅓ cup coconut oil
1 tsp sea salt
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups coconut flour + 1 1/2 cups almond flour
Donut Hole Pan
Topping:
1/2 cup packed coconut palm sugar
1/2 cup maple syrup
2½ tablespoons cinnamon
2 tablespoons almond flour
⅓ cup coconut oil, softened
1/4 cup pecans, crushed
Instructions

1. Pre-heat oven to 375 F

2. Dissolve the baking powder and almond milk in a large bowl.

3. Add coconut palm sugar, coconut oil, sea salt, eggs, and flours and mix well. (Tip: cold eggs will make the coconut oil solidify/harden, so leave out the egg for a few minutes before whisking it and whisk fast)

4. Grease the donut hole pans with a little coconut oil and using an ice-cream scooper, a spoon or your hands, spoon out about 2 Tbsp per donut hole and place it in the pan.

5. Bake at 375 F for approx 20-25 minutes or until just golden.

6. Meanwhile, to make the cinnamon topping, combine the coconut palm sugar, cinnamon, almond flour and pecans in a small saucepan and heat.

7. Once the donut holes are ready and cooled, using your fingers or a fork,  dip the donut holes in the topping, or generously drizzle approx 1/2 tsp onto each donut hole.

Feel free to add a drizzle of cashew cream icing on top too.

Serve and enjoy!

be sweet. be delicious. be kind.

be well,

arielle

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Healthy Onion Rings

by Arielle J on January 28, 2015

healthy onion rings

Healthy eating to me is far more than smoothie bowls
and quinoa with kale.

I like to EAT…real foods, like pizza and onion rings!

But I know that if I ate them on the reg, I wouldn’t
feel good or look good.

So, that’s why I “healthify” people’s favorite foods –
so we can all enjoy ourselves while feeling guilt-free!

Today, I made healthy onion rings. And they taste UN-BELIEVABLY delicious.

Don’t believe me? Get into the kitchen and taste-test it yourself!

Healthy Onion Rings
Ingredients:
1 White or Yellow Onion, sliced 1cm-thick and separated
2 Eggs
3 cups Almond Flour
1 tsp Sea Salt
1/2 tsp Pepper
Approx 4 Tbsp Coconut Oil (or more)

Directions:
1. Scramble eggs in a small bowl
2. Add almond flour, sea salt and pepper to another bowl
3. Take the onion ring slices using your hands, a fork or tongs and dip the onion into the egg. Let any excess drip off.
4. Take the coated egg onion and dip into the almond flour mixture until well coated
5. In a medium sautee pan on medium-high heat, add coconut oil and onion rings. Make sure they don’t overlap. Let each side sizzle until each side is crispy and brown. OR, lay down a parchment paper or tin foil on a cookie sheet, place onions on and broil on high until brown and crispy.
6. Take off of pan/out of oven. Lay on a plate to let any excess oil drip off
Serve and enjoy!

*Serves approx 6 people

guilt-free healthy onion rings

guilt-free healthy onion rings for superbowl sunday. clean eats by arielle haspel of bewellwitharielle.com

 

Check out my other game-time Superbowl Eats, like guilt-free nachos, pizza, chips and dip here.

Follow me on Pinterest (@bewellwitharielle) for more guilt-free game-time inspiration.

Be delicious. Be nourished. Be happy.

Be Well,
Arielle

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10 Healthified Superbowl Snacks

by Arielle J on January 26, 2015

the healthiest superbowl snacks

Here are 10 healthified superbowl snacks –

swaps of your favorite game-time eats, like
wings, loaded nachos, popcorn, pizza, potato skins, and chips and dips!

1. Chicken “Wings”: Traditional chicken wings are delish, but they’re loaded with unnecessary calories and marinades that won’t make feel energized (or keep your waistline looking lean).

Try this BBQ “Chicken”  made with cauliflower florets. They look just like fried chicken nuggets, and taste (sort of) like them too!

bbq chicken cauliflower

2. Cheesy Pizza: Ordering in pizza for your guests is easy but so is making your own at home. Try this home-made pizza recipe here with cheese. You can even have your guests select their DIY healthy pizza toppings (mushrooms, onions, olives) or buy a frozen variety and stick it in the oven right before guests arrive so your house smells likes warm, cheesy pizza.

pizza w/caramelized onions and spinach

3. Nachos… during sports games, especially the Super Bowl, nachos are a must. Instead of ordering in oily nachos made of hard-to-digest yellow corn, make these using plaintain chips or chips made of black beans.

Healthy nachos recipe here.

healthy black bean chip nachos

4. Fries: Instead of regular fries or chips, try my carrot fries here

Maple Carrot Fries by Arielle Haspel of bewellwitharielle.com using vitacoco coconut oil

5. Quesadillas:  boost your guests metabolism with this easy and delish quesadilla recipe.

healthy quesadilla

6. Nuts: A bowl of nuts is the perfect table app, but raw nuts can be a little plain for the guys, so spice it up with these Salt and Vinegar Almonds.

salt and vinegar almonds healthy snack chips

7. Loaded Baked Potatoes: potato skins are always a must at a Superbowl party. Load up on the healthier version made with sweet potatoes and broccoli here.

healthy loaded sweet potatoes by arielle haspel on glamour.com

8. Dip: hummus is always a great option, but if you want to impress your guests, these are always a hit: Kale White Bean Dip, DIY Chickpea Hummus, or if you’re really feeling creative, make some Cashew Hummus!

white bean dip with kale

9. Popcorn: I know this isn’t a baseball game, but it’s still a ball game and everyone like crackerjacks, right?

Here is a healthified, non-microwavable popcorn recipe with cinnamon and sugar.

healthy coconut caramel crackerjacks - gluten-free and no corn syrup - made by arielle haspel of bewellwitharielle.com

10. Cheeseless Pizza: A great alternative to cheesy pizza is the dairy-free version, cheeseless pizza! Looks pretty and tastes great.

cheeseless pizza with black beans, sweet potatoes and kale. gluten free and dairy free

Hope your team wins! 

be delicious. be fit. be well.

xo
be well,
arielle

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Cheeseless Pizza

by Arielle J on January 26, 2015

cheeseless pizza with black beans, sweet potatoes and kale. gluten free and dairy free

I LOVE cheese and actually one of my go-to dinners
when I don’t have anything else in the house is, cheese-filled pizza.

I use good quality organic cheese and top it on healthy
“crust” like a brown Rice tortilla, sprouted grain bun or a spelt bagel.

But recently cheese has been making me feel really lethargic
and I actually didn’t have any in my house (because I ate it all!)
so I needed to find an alternative for my pizza craving.

So, instead of cheese, I topped my pizza with tomato sauce,
plus some protein and fiber-packed beans and veggies!

It turned out to be SO easy, more than delicious and SO pretty.

Definitely adding this to my list of staples.

Here’s the recipe:

Cheeseless Pizza
What You Need:

4 Brown Rice Tortillas
1 can Black Beans, rinsed and drained
1-2 medium Sweet Potatoes, diced
2 pieces Kale, ripped/chopped
1 tbsp Olive Oil
3 cloves Garlic, minced
1/2 tsp Sea Salt

*Serves approx 4

Directions:
1. In toaster oven or in oven on high broil, place a brown rice tortilla on a parchment paper or tin foil-lined baking sheet. Toast/broil until crispy
2. In large sauce pan, sautee oil oil with a little garlic. Add black beans, onions, sweet potatoes and sea salt and cook until potatoes are soft. Add kale and cook for approx 3 minutes.
3. Spread tomato sauce on tortilla and then spread a few spoonfuls of sweet potato/bean mixture onto each toasted tortilla.
4. Toast or broil in oven until hot and serve.

Buon Appetito!

 

cheeseless pizza with black beans, sweet potatoes and kale. gluten free and dairy free

cheeseless pizza with black beans, sweet potatoes and kale. gluten free and dairy free

 

be warm. be delicious. be well.

xo
be well,
arielle

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Apple Pie Smoothie

by Arielle J on January 13, 2015

Apple Pie Smoothie by Bewellwitharielle.com for NourishSnacks

In the winter, I typically crave
savory in the morning – something warm and comforting,
like a breakfast egg burrito or creamy pumpkin spice quinoa.

But lately, the heat has been pumping in my apartment,
so my go-to’s have been cold and refreshing smoothies.

My husband also drives to work every morning and he
prefers sipping on either a juice or smoothie.
It’s an easy way to get a dose of energy and nourishment
without crumbs all over his suit!

So, I love making this Apple Pie Smoothie for us.

Apple Pie Smoothie by Bewellwitharielle.com for NourishSnacks

Apple Pie Smoothie by Bewellwitharielle.com for NourishSnacks

I make it at night so it’s ready
to drink right when we wake up in the morning.

This packet of Nourish Snacks also makes it super convenient too –
just open and toss the ingredients into the blender!

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Crisp and fresh, with a hint of cinnamon and ginger,
just like my Grandma’s sweet apple pie (but so much healthier!)

Apple Pie Smoothie
Ingredients:
– 1 medium-sized apple
– 1 packet Nourish Snacks “Granny’s Apple Pie” (or 1/4 cup walnuts + 1/4 cup dried apples)
– 1 cup almond milk (or coconut, hemp or oat milk)
– 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
– 1/4 tsp ground ginger
– handful ice

Directions:
Blend up all ingredients.

Such a delicious, quick and easy breakfast, afternoon snack
or midnight treat.

Cheers!

Apple Pie Smoothie by Bewellwitharielle.com for NourishSnacks

Apple Pie Smoothie by Bewellwitharielle.com for NourishSnacks

Thanks to Nourish Snacks for sending me a few packets to taste test.
This post was sponsored but the recipe and opinions are my own.

#nourishrecipe

be well,
arielle

*Photography by Madeline Wolf Photography

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Fridge Makeover Challenge

by Arielle J on January 12, 2015

arielles fridge makeover

Last week I led a “Be Well Fridge Makeover Challenge”
on instagram to inspire healthier kitchens in 2015!

Congrats to @cynpearls! You’re the winner of the FIRST challenge!

As a thank you for participating, below are 5 tips from me
on how to healthify your fridge.

And surprise! As a thank you to all of you who participated,
I also included a tip on what you add to your refrigerators too.

All suggestions are based on the intentions/goals
that were posted on instagram using hashtag #bewellfridgemakeover

@cynpearls

be well fridge makeover winner

@cynpearl intentions:
1. To learn how food can be thy medicine for each of the 4 bods in mi casa so we can ween off traditional medicine.
2. To better prep for the weeks mad rush around dinner time so its easier to make a healthy family dinner
3. To find healthier substitutes for my go to staples that I’ve known for 40 years

recommendations:
1. Looks like you have TONS of deliciousness in that fridge! But you have SO much that I can hardly see anything!  I presume you probably forgot about a few of the items, especially that are placed in the back too?! Even if you know every single thing in that fridge, time to clean it up and organize it a little more. It’s a new year so now is the perfect time to renew your space. My recommended steps: take everything out of the fridge. Toss out anything (or giveaway) that you don’t need, will never use or is expired.  Wipe it down with a wet washcloth. And then inspect your goods! Anything you can’t pronounce, toss out or give to someone in need.

2. Speaking of organization, here’s a tip to help you better prepare dinner so you’re not in a mad rush to make an entire family dinner: when you get home from the supermarket, allot an extra 30 minutes to cut up the vegetables you have, wash them up and place them in tupperware containers. If you already have the lettuce cut up, the peppers and tomatoes cut up, all you need to do it toss them into a bowl for salad, or into tomato sauce for a fresh pasta dish. Not to mention, the nicer the strawberries and tomatoes look and the prettier your fridge, the more apt you are to opening up the fridge and snacking on them, instead of other snacks, like chips, or ice-cream.

3. I see someone likes soda in the fam. I don’t it if you’ve been addicted for 40 years — soda is delicious…and hard to give up! But since one of your intentions is to stock your fridge with “food as medicine,” I would recommend trying other sweet, carbonated beverages to satisfy that persons sweet tooth that taste similar/will give you a similar satisfaction.  Try these healthified versions: Zevia soda (made with stevia), club soda with pomegranate juice and lemon or lime or un-sweetened grape juice.

4. I see you have some ice-cream (which happens to be my FAVORITE food). I would recommend purchasing organic ice-cream. I can’t tell what type of dairy you have in there, but dairy should be organic. If you’re going to splurge on organic, splurge on organic milks, eggs and ice-creams. The extra hormones that non-organic dairy has in it may have an effect on the little ones bodies in the future.

5. Again, I can’t really tell what you have in the fridge and freezer, but another go-to tip that I love is stocking your freezer with frozen vegetables. They last FOREVER and they’re super versatile, especially for a last minute family dinner. Toss frozen spinach into a pan with a little olive oil and garlic, add some eggs and quinoa for a “fried” rice quinoa, throw in some frozen peas to tomato sauce for a fresher pasta dish, etc

Hope this is helpful!

And to all of the other participants, here are some recommendations for you too:

@jas8112:

intentions:
1. Cook more
2. Eat out less
3. Family friendly ideas that work

recommendation:
1. Since your intention is to cook more and have family friendly dinners that work, I would start thinking about what the kids typically like to eat and how to make that a little more gourmet/adult-friendly so you would eat it too!

For example, you mentioned they like chicken nuggets. What about making your own healthier chicken fingers or tempeh parmigiana and cutting it up into bite size pieces, strips or fun shapes with a cookie cutter?

Or, what about trying a home-made mac and cheese? A family friendly “mac and cheese” dinner could be brown rice pasta spirals and melted mozzarella cheese on top. The kids can even sprinkle their own shredded mozzarella on top so it makes them part of the meal and provides a little activity for them. My nephews love this. If you want to make it a little more gourmet for you and your husband, you can throw in some broccoli, or kale to a pan of tomato sauce and drizzle on top. Hope this inspires you!

@jennygiblin:

intentions:
1. healthier alternatives to coffee creamer
2. healthier alternatives to diet pepsi and carbonated flavored waters
3. not to be embarrassed about my fridge anymore!

recommendation:
1. in response to your question about carbonated flavored waters — some have “natural” flavorings and even added sugars. So, I would suggest plain water, as its better for digestion (carbonated beverages have carbon dioxide in it which makes the bubbles). If the only way you will drink water is if its carbonated (which is totally ok!), then I suggest making your own flavored water! Like strawberry flavored water? Add some frozen strawberries into a glass of water, wait 1-2 minutes or leave overnight in a pitcher. You’ll be surprised how delicious and flavorful it becomes!

@carakaplan:

intentions:
1. Cook more

recommendation:

1. I hope you get to cook more in the new year too, cara! I would purchase some fish (you can always keep it frozen until you cook with it).

This honey-mustard pretzel salmon is super easy. Also, here are 9 other delicious fish recipes, including pistachio-crusted cod. Delicious and SO easy to make!

@joloewi

intentions:
1. eat less dairy
2. cook more frequently
3. update fridge with essential cooking ingredients

recommendations:

1. sounds like you really want to cook more this year – that makes me so happy and excited for you!

Looks like you have a lot of the staples – tomato sauce, string cheese, tortillas. I suggest adding some eggs (you can throw them into a fried rice quinoa, or you can make eggs on the weekends with them and even healthy french!). I also suggest some miso paste (sweet white version) – you can make miso soup with it and a quick salad dressing for lunch or dinner or even this miso-lemon salmon!

@michjbloom

intentions:
1. staying healthy
2. losing weight
3. easy, convenient meals my husband can grab for lunch

recommendation:
1. her michelle! since one of your intentions is to make more easy, convenient lunches for you and your husband, I would first ask him what he typically would BUY for lunch. Getting inspiration from your favorite salad bars is also really helpful. For example, if he likes mexican salads, I would purchase boxed lettuce at the beginning of the week (tip: place a wet paper towel inside to make it last longer), a can of corn (which lasts forever in the pantry), some fresh peppers (slice them right when you get home), can of chickpeas (for protein), blue corn chips (for some crunch) and his protein and dressing of choice. Also, if he likes sandwiches or wraps, get some  brown rice tortillas and toss the salad inside of that (you can always put them in the freezer and defrost over night) A quick salad dressing is my mustard dressing using dijon, lemon, and sea salt. And you can turn it into honey-mustard dressing too with a little honey! Check it out here. Hope this inspires you…at least for one meal!

@krissy.hart

intentions:
1. clearer clutter
2. easier meals in
3. romantic year ahead

recommendation:
1. hey krissy. thanks for participating! since one of your intentions is for easier meals in, I would first make a list of you and your husbands favorite meals by theme. For example, if he loves mexican, stock up on some shredded (organic) cheese and gluten-free tortillas and fresh or frozen peppers and you can make quesadillas! I always keep organic turkey bacon and organic chicken sausage in the freezer – lasts forever and its easy to just toss in the oven and cook and goes well with mexican or italian night! Hope this inspires you to have some  more romantic nights in. Don’t forget the candles!

@laurelbennett

intentions:
1. quick, easy foods to prepare and cook AND eat on-the-go – good for traveling
2. eat healthier foods to keep me alert and energized
3. foods that wont go bad within a couple of days

recommendation:
1. hey laurel. Since you travel a lot and are looking for foods that wont go bad in a couple of days, I always recommend stocking up on frozen foods, like soy-free veggie burgers, frozen vegetables, like butternut squash and chopped kale, that you can just throw into a pasta sauce or sautee on a pan. I also love stocking the pantry with jars of tomato sauces, brown rice pasta and canned beans for last minute dinners. Hope this helps!

@sarinanyc

intentions:
1. eating clean
2. experimenting with fresh recipes
3. incorporating the rainbow

recommendations:

1. I love the idea of incorporating the rainbow into your daily meals! It’s tough to tell what veggies and fruit you currently have in those drawers. but my favorite thing to do at the supermarket is to try one new colorful vegetable every time I go to the supermarket. It’s also helpful to get your kids involved — you can make it a “taste-test activity of the week!” Some of my recent favorites – jicama, purple carrots, okra and tomatillos.

@thewellnessguru

intentions:
1. cook more and eat out less
2. eat non-processed and organic food
3. make healthy and nutritious lunches for my picky husband. He likes: bread, meat and cheese! He likes tombstone pizzas, ham sandwiches, red meat and caesar salad. He has liked healthy substitutions I’ve made for him such as cauliflower rice with tomato sauce, sandwiches on ezekial bread and most veggies. He won’t eat apples, greek yogurt, cottage cheese, peppers or hard boiled eggs unless they are in a salad.

recommendation:
I would try to find healthier ingredients to food he already loves. But be careful about going way too overboard or he’ll associate with healthy = crazy and disgusting! Ezekial bread is a great alternative to regular bread. I particularly like the ezekial buns. They’re a little heftier than the sliced bread. If he likes meat,

@nitikachopra

intentions:
1. make more meals at home. I love: gluten-free pizza, mac and cheese and gluten-free cupcakes
2. start mornings off with prayer and meditation routine
3. sleep before midnight

recommendation:
Since one of your intentions is to make more meals at home, I would
stock your fridge with one new vegetable per week to inspire you to cook.
For example, next week, you can stock it with fresh kale and you can make your
gluten-free kale pizza (swap the sprouted grain tortillas with brown rice tortillas)!

@kerinadler

intentions:
1. knowing which foods will give me the most energy
2. more variety within my diet
3. go-to snacks

recommendation:
Since one thing on your list is more go-to snacks, like I mentioned above to @cynpearls, I would
cut up the veggies you already have in your fridge so they’re easy to just whip out
of your fridge and eat or pack up in a little baggie and bring to work.
Also, once they’re cut up, they can become really
versatile. For example, when you get home from the supermarket, instead of putting your
whole veggies int he fridge, which will actually go bad fast, I would
invest in some plastic tupperware at the supermarket and when you get home,
cut it all up.
easy snacks: cut up peppers dipped in hummus (you can even make your own in a blender chickpeas, olive oil, garlic HERE), celery with almond butter and a drizzle of honey, cucumbers or radishes dipped in pesto (you can buy or make your own HERE with almonds to get a dose of protein)
easy lunch: salad with lettuce + your (already cut up) sliced peppers, cucumbers, radishes and a can of chickpeas (rinsed) with a drizzle of flax oil or olive oil + sea salt. Hope this gives you some helpful ideas!

@christinaferrara1

intentions:

1. confession! although John and i cook pretty healthy, he is obsessed with condiments! He doesn’t use salt and instead pours these over EVERYTHING.

2. Start using more spices and herbs

3. Make my own “healthified” condiments and dressings

recommendation:

1. hey christina. nothing wrong with loving condiments — I am obsessed with condiments too! Since of your intentions is to swap the condiments for healthier spices and herbs, here are some of my favorite condiments to start:

 ketchup, BBQ, teriyaki sauce, tamari soy sauce. This is one of my favorite sea salts. I also love cayenne (makes everything spicy). And this is one of my favorite salad dressings: Carrot-Ginger-Miso Dressing made in the blender in 3 minutes! Hope this starts you on the right track for now!

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And if you’re interested in having more of an in-depth conversation with Arielle on creative ways to get healthier this year, click here.

xo

be well,

arielle

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5 Simple Detox Tips Without a Juice Cleanse

by Arielle J on January 8, 2015

simple detox tips

In addition to my cooking show
and inspiring people to healthy, quick meals via this blog,
I see personal health coaching clients.

A lot of clients have been coming to be recently complaining about
holiday weight gain and drinking too much over the holidays.

January is definitely a good time for a
restart. But is a juice cleanse necessary
to kickstart healthier habits? I mean, in NY, it’s FREEZING out —
do you really just want to drink juice all day…for a week?!

It’s totally up to you, but I’ve got something a little more exciting to entice you:
What if you incorporated 5 simple things to do on a daily basis to
help you cleanse naturally?

No need to spend $60 per day on juices.

I’ve put together this for you:

 5 Simple Detox Tips Without a Juice Cleanse:

1. Every morning in the shower give yourself a 23 second massage. 23 seconds – that’s it!

arielle haspel detox tips

Massage helps get the blood and lymphatic system moving,
which is in charge of revving up your metabolism, banishing cellulite, and detoxing.
So, during your warm shower when you’re lathering on your body soap, give yourself a 23 second massage.
Start with your calves – a massage (2 sec on each leg). Then, work up the back and into your inner thighs (5 sec per leg).
Then, head up to your stomach and massage in a clockwise motion down the left side of your stomach,
around and up the right side of your stomach in a circular motion (for 5 seconds).
Then, pump your hand up into each armpit (using the opposite hand with the tips of your 4 fingers for 2 seconds).
Then, make your way up your head and massage your entire scalp (for 5 seconds).
Getting the blood and lymphatic system moving will help move toxins out of your body
AND energize you for an awesome day ahead.

And then put on a cozy or silky robe and get ready for the day!

2. Add a dash of greens to breakfast.

spirulina detox powder

We all know that juices are the craze and at the forefront
of detoxes and cleanses. Juices are easy to consume AND they hit the blood stream fast.
But how can we detox and cleanse while ADDING healthy things to our life? To get the
same healthy benefits of greens, add a dash of spirulina to your morning smoothie or oatmeal. It will turn your
food a beautiful green (and maybe even your teeth too, but a swish with water will fix that).
1 tsp every morning is all you need to kickstart this healthy habit.

3. Add a splash of apple cider vinegar to your water
during lunch.

fresh water with lemon

To detox means to rid your body of toxins. The easiest
way to do this is through your urine. So it’s important to make sure that you’re intaking
lots of liquids to get rid of all of the accumulated toxins in your bod. I recommend
drinking half your body weight in ounces of water, plus a tsp of organic apple cider vinegar around lunch to help hydrate, detox and add alkalinity to your body.

4. Add squats to every bathroom break.

be well with arielle squats inspired by jen selter

I’ve been so tired lately and haven’t been getting to the gym
as much as I would like. Instead of getting down on myself for not exercising at all,
I’m figuring out creative ways to incorporate exercise into my day. And this is my favorite:
10 squats every time you go to the bathroom! Finish peeing, put your skirt or
pants back on and get that butt in shape with just
TEN simple squats! If you don’t know how to squat correctly, check out #3 (chair kicks) and #4 (Squat Pulse) from Jen Selter, the queen of the #squatspo on instagram.

Or, do this warrior pose (in the bathroom) and hold for 10 seconds.

5. Add a dash of spice to dinner.

arielle haspels detox tips - add spices!

I swapped my microwave for my spice rack, so I have room for a ton
of spices. Some of my favorite detoxing spices are:

cinnamon – this popular spice is anti-inflammatory
so if you want to fight belly bulge, keep at your desk and sprinkle on your morning yogurt, in your
afternoon latte or onto some pumpkin seeds. It also makes everything taste a little sweeter, so sprinkle into
baked goods when you bake your next batch of cookies!

cayenne - makes everything spicy. Creates heat in the
body and also helps rev up your metabolism, so its great to add to dinner when it’s winter and you’re freezing.

turmeric - this odd yellowy spice helps ward of colds
and infections. Add to salad dressing, lentil soup or pizza for a healthy kick in the A$$.

ginger – fresh is best, but you can use the dried version as well.
In nutrition school, they called it “nature’s antibiotic” so load up when you want to cleanse and rev up your immunity.
Add some to boiling water and make this fresh sweet and spicy tea for a warm treat after dinner!

Hope you’re feeling cleansed already!

be detoxed. be cleansed. be natural.

xo
be well,
arielle

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Quick Healthy Hot Chocolate

by Arielle J on January 6, 2015

Arielle haspel healthy hot chocoalte

This quick healthy chocolate is the perfect wintery treat AND holiday gift.

When it’s snowing and chilly out, all I want to do is curl up on my couch
and sip on something creamy and warm.

I love hot chocolate, but traditional hot chocolate is made with tons
of sugar and processed cocoa.  And I don’t even think about reaching
for the diet hot chocolate packets – they’re sweetened
with chemicals and give me a terrible after-taste. PLUS, they don’t even me fill up!

Try my healthified version –
made with un-refined sugar and real cocoa from chocolate beans.

Creamy, sweet AND even a dose of protein so you can drink it in the AM!

Quick, Healthy Hot Chocolate
What You Need:
1 cup almond milk (coconut milk, hemp milk or water)
1 tbs. raw cacao powder
1 tbs. coconut palm sugar
1 tsp. almond flour (optional)
1 tsp. chocolate chips (optional)
2 tsp. shredded coconut (optional)

DIRECTIONS:
1. Heat almond milk in a small sauce pan until light, light boil. (If you don’t have a pan, don’t use a microwave, just use hot water)
2. Mix up all ingredients into a mug and pour almond milk on top and mix
Enjoy!

*Makes 1 serving

For a cute hostess or holiday gift, I love this idea…

Gift giving really stresses me out,
especially when I have a lot of people in my life that I want to thank.
So making healthy, delicious treats
that are easy and super cute is a win win.

quick healthy winter hot cocoa chocolate

Wrap it up the hot chocolate mix in a nice mug + a little plastic treat bag, twine and a set of pretty teaspoons for a creative touch!

Don’t forget a cute note with the recipe on the back.

quick healthy winter hot cocoa chocolate

Happy, healthy and sweet NEW year.

be sweet. be warm. be well.

xo

be well,

arielle

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Win a Free Fridge Makeover!

by Arielle J on January 5, 2015

arielles fridge makeover

Is your New Year resolution to get fit and healthier?

Wish you could just have someone come to your house and
tell you what to buy?

Want to learn how to cook more this year?

Post a picture of your refrigerator on instagram this week and have a chance to win a FREE fridge makeover with Arielle!

As a Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyle Expert,
Board Certified Health Coach,
Flybarre’s Nutrition Expert,
cover model of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and

the Host of Glamour Magazine’s Cooking Show, “Treat Yourself,”
I’m here to help you healthify your life with a healthy fridge makeover.

Here Are The Rules:
1. Follow me on instagram here: @bewellwitharielle
2. Post a (clear) photo of the inside of your refrigerator (as is, no need to stock it)
3. On your instagram photo, comment with 3 reasons why you want me to makeover your fridge (for example, more endurance when working out, more energy in the morning, clearer skin in 2015, etc.)
4. Tag me @bewellwitharielle and include hashtag #bewellfridgemakeover (ie, “@bewellwitharielle I want you to makeover my fridge because _______, ______, ________#bewellfridgemakeover
5. Tag a friend or family member to join you in the fun. That’s it!

*One person selected at random at the end of the week for a free fridge makeover. Winner will be have a chance to featured on my instagram, blog and newsletter.

If you’re interested in purchasing this service for you or your family member, or to have your fridge makeover by Arielle  (without participating on instagram), click here.

Good luck and can’t wait to see your post!

#bewellfridgemakeover

xo
be well,
arielle

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The Best and Healthiest Desserts of 2014

by Arielle J on December 30, 2014


best healthiest desserts of 2014 by arielle haspel be well with arielle

Here are some of my favorite treats from this past year – the best and healthiest desserts of 2014 by far!

From healthy crackerjacks, to nutella-strawberry smoothies, to cinnamon-sugar donuts…

looking back, I must say, it was a pretty delicious year.

peach pie puffs pie gluten free dairy free arielle haspel be well with arielle

mochaccino cookie cups by arielle haspel for freshdirect.com

red, white and blue snack for july 4th by bewellwitharielle.com

Gluten-Free Chocolate Peanut-Butter Pretzel Cookie by Arielle Haspel

chocolate cherry nut bark by arielle haspel on glamour.com

chocolate peanut butter bark by arielle haspel bewellwitharielle.com be well with arielle

healthy best easy simply recipe pumpkin spice latte donuts by arielle haspel

 

healthy chocolate chip ice cream cookie sandwich by arielle haspel bewellwitharielle.com gluten-free and dairy-free and vegan

healthy egg nog smoothie by arielle haspel bewellwitharielle.com

healthy best rice krispies treat snowballs arielle haspel be well with arielle

White Chocolate Cranberry-Pistachio Bark

healthy coconut caramel crackerjacks - gluten-free and no corn syrup - made by arielle haspel of bewellwitharielle.com

healthy egg nog green smoothie 1 by arielle haspel of bewellwitharielle.com

healthy best pumpkin spice latte donuts by arielle haspel

Arielle Haspel's Peppermint Pattie Lollipops using Vita Coco Coconut Oil

healthiest best Vegan Summer Banana Caramel Chocolate Chip Ice Cream by arielle haspel

the best healthiest chocolate chip peanut butter cookie cups by arielle haspel

dairy free plain yogurt with cashews

nutella smoothie photo

Arielle Haspel COokies and Cream Milkshake Smoothie on Glamour.com

Hope 2014 ends on a delicious and sweet note for you.

Happy and HEALTHY New Year to you and your family!

P.S. Need some “New Year, New You” tips? Check out my “Be Well Guide” HERE

bewellguide

xo

be well,

arielle

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Healthy Coffee Cake Bites

by Arielle J on December 29, 2014

healthy coffee cake bites

I just got back from Sarasota late last night
after a few days vacationing with my husband,
brother-in-law and in-laws.

It was so nice to be away and soak up the Vitamin D!

We went paddle-boarding on the beach and to
one of my favorite farmers markets.

Before I left, Simply Stacked sent me a bag of their
breakfast flour (made of organic coconut flour, baking powder and psyllium husk) —
and it turned out to be the perfect ingredient for post-vacation breakfast!

It’s 100% Grain and Gluten-Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free and No
Refined Sugars.

They gave me a recipe for their waffles,
but I made Coffee Cake Bites, instead.

Easy. Yummy. Healthy. Delicious.

Perfect for breakfast, an afternoon pick-me-up snack or to serve
late night at your New Years Eve bash!

healthy coffee cake bites

Healthy Coffee Cake Bites
Ingredients:
3/4 cups simply stacked flour
4 eggs
1 tbs. organic coconut oil, melted
1 cup water
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. coffee or coffee extract
1 tbsp. + 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1 tbsp. coconut palm sugar

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 F
2. Mix flour, eggs, coconut oil, water, 1/4 tsp cinnamon and vanilla and coffee extract in medium bowl
3. Lightly coat mini muffin or cake pop pan with coconut oil
4. Add approx 2 tbs of mixture into each cavity
5. Bake for 15-20 minutes until slightly brown on top
6. Let cool and sprinkle cinnamon and coconut palm sugar on top. For a shiny “glaze” you can add a brush of coconut oil onto each one.

Makes approx 8 bites

Enjoy!

For another breakfast or dessert, try my Mochaccino Coffee Cups or Egg Nog Smoothie.

healthy egg nog smoothie by arielle haspel bewellwitharielle.com

healthy egg nog smoothie by arielle haspel bewellwitharielle.com

Be delicious. Be healthy. Be well.

xo
be well,
arielle

 

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Healthy Coconut Crackerjacks

by Arielle J on December 24, 2014

healthy coconut caramel crackerjacks - gluten-free and no corn syrup - made by arielle haspel of bewellwitharielle.com

I LOVE crackerjacks.

I was at the Knicks basketball game
the other night with my husband and every time
I went to the bathroom, I eyed the crackerjacks boxes.

Traditional crackerjacks contain loads of sugar and even corn syrup,
which is super processed and actually messes with your metabolism.

So, after the game, I went home and made the healthier, guilt-free version of crackerjacks!

Perfect recipe for a dinner party (if you’re willing to get your hands a little sticky beforehand)
Also, great to pack up in a little treat bag for the holidays.
Or, cuddle up on the couch and munch on it while watching a movie!

Healthy Coconut Crackerjacks
Ingredients:
4 tbs coconut oil
2/3 cup organic popcorn kernels
1 cup brown rice syrup
1 cup maple syrup
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 cup almonds
1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes

Directions:
1. Add coconut oil and popcorn to a large pot and tilt the pot to ensure all kernels are coated with oil
3. Set the pot over medium heat on stove and cover, As soon as the kernels start to pop, shake the pot to prevent the kernels from sticking to the bottom and burning. Cook for approx. 4 minutes (or until most of the kernels have popped — about 5 seconds between pop)
6. Un-cover. Now, you’ve got your delicious popcorn! To make the caramel/crackerjacks coating: preheat oven to 375 degrees
8. Whisk together the wet ingredients: brown rice syrup and maple syrup in a small bowl
9. Toss together the dry ingredients: popped popcorn, sea salt, coconut and almonds in a large bowl
10. Pour the wet ingredients/syrup over the dry ingredients/popcorn and stir to coat evenly
11. Spread popcorn mixture on a parchment-covered baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes. If you need more syrup, add more maple syrup on top
12. Flip some of the popcorn and bake for another 5 minutes until popcorn is golden brown. The sugars will be bubbly
12. Remove the tray from the oven and let sit for until popcorn is slightly coooled (approx. 10 minutes). Then, tear into clumps and place into a bowl. Refrigerate for 10-15 minutes to make the popcorn crispy.
Store in a jar for up to two weeks
Enjoy!

healthy coconut caramel crackerjacks - gluten-free and no corn syrup - made by arielle haspel of bewellwitharielle.com

Don’t forget to brush your teeth REALLY well after eating it!

*This recipe was inspired by one of my cooking teacher’s, Myra Kornfeld’s caramel popcorn recipe.

be sticky. be sweet. be well.

xo
be well,
arielle

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