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The Healthiest Ice-Cream Sundae Bar

by Arielle J on July 21, 2014

 

ice cream sundae for sweaty betty by arielle haspel

ice cream sundae for sweaty betty by arielle haspel

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Yesterday, I was invited to beautiful Montauk to speak at a private event for Sweaty Betty.

I spoke about the best pre and post workout foods.

After the talk, I set up a healthy ice-cream sundae bar!

Here are some ideas for a healthy ice-cream sundae bar. Great for you and the kids.

ICE-CREAM:
Some of my Fave Vegan/Dairy-Free Ice Cream Flavors:
- Mint Chocolate Chip
- Green Tea
- Chocolate Peanut Butter
- Mint Chocolate Chip, Vanilla and Pistachio

Fave Organic Dairy Ice Cream:
- Mint Chocolate Chip and Hazelnut
- Cookies n’ Cream

TOPPINGS:
- chia seeds
- hemp seeds
- spelt pretzels
- unsweetened coconut (unsweetened)
- http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001ELL9GI/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B001ELL9GI&linkCode=as2&tag=bewelwitari-20&linkId=BBYAS25WTT5ST55D
- sliced almonds
- whole pecans
- chopped walnuts
- fresh blueberries
- fresh peaches
- fresh cherries

ice cream sundae for sweaty betty by arielle haspel

Served it in cute plastic martini glasses with cute chevron spoons.

ice cream sundae for sweaty betty by arielle haspel

 

ice cream sundae for sweaty betty by arielle haspel

ice cream sundae for sweaty betty by arielle haspel

ice cream sundae for sweaty betty by arielle haspel

oh – and don’t forget the cherry on top!

be fun. be sweet. be well.
xo

be well,
arielle

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Quinoa Bolognese with Kale

by Arielle J on July 15, 2014

ancient harvest quinoa

Quinoa Bolognese with Kale – a healthified version of the Italian favorite, which is typically made with cream,
non-organic meat and pasta.

This is a perfect recipe to make when you’re craving Italian food and perfect for
the meat eaters in your life.

And best of all, it’s made with healthy, delicious ingredients AND ready in less than 20 minutes!

When my body “needs” meat (the times when I’m feeling physically, mentally and
emotionally weak (especially around my menstrual cycle), I choose good quality,
local, organic, grass-fed meat to put into my body.

Last night I was craving Italian food. And, after days of hiking and traveling in
Aspen, my body needed something delicious and filling, so I decided to make a healthy
version of Bolognese and instead of pasta, topped it with quinoa!

quinoa bolognese with kale

Quinoa Bolognese with Kale

What You Need:
- 1 box quinoa
- 1/2 lb ground grass-fed beef
- 3 kale leaves, chopped
- 10 cherry tomatoes
- 3 large mushrooms, sliced
- 1 cup basil, chopped
- 1 cup parsley, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 cups tomato sauce
- 1/2 tsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper

Directions:
1. Cook quinoa according to instructions.
2. While quinoa is cooking, in a a sautee pan, cook onions with a 1 tbs water and 1/2 tsp olive oil and a pinch of sea salt and pepper.
3. Once onions are cooked and soft, add meat, rest of sea salt and pepper and let cook approximately 7 minutes until meat turns pink to brown.
4. Add basil, parsley, kale and mushrooms and cook for 3-5 minutes.
5. Add tomato sauce and stir it all up.
6. Once quinoa is done, place quinoa in a bowl and add bolognese mixture on top.

Serves: 4

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Sunrise Yoga Event and Healthy Breakfast Treats

by Arielle J on July 14, 2014

sunrise yoga event in nyc with danielle tafeen and arielle haspel

*PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED! STAY TUNED FOR NEXT CONFIRMED DATE!

Join me for sunrise yoga and healthy breakfast treats next week, Tuesday, July 22nd at 7:30am in Union Square Park, NYC!*

Wake up feeling rejuvenated with light yoga and sun salutations under the sunrise led by Danielle Tafeen (Jivamukti Instructor, Luluelmon Ambassador and Owner of ProvitaNYC). Afterwards, enjoy delicious, healthy breakfast bites by me (Arielle Haspel, Nutrition and Lifestyle Expert of Bewellwitharielle.com).  Class will be held outside.

Danielle is one of my favorite yoga instructors – she conducted a class the morning of my wedding and comes over weekly to conduct private sessions for me and my husband!

Join us and start off your day feeling light, fresh and rejuvenated! 

Sunrise Yoga and Healthy Breakfast Treats
Date: Tuesday, July 22nd at 7:30am
Location: Union Square, NY (Exact location will be emailed to you)
Sign Up below: *PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED!

All levels are welcome so bring your friends for an awesome morning all together!

Yoga will last 1 hour (until 8:30am) and you can stay to enjoy the breakfast treats or take them to go!

Danielle and I can’t wait to chatturunga with you. Questions: Email arielle@bewellwitharielle.com

*PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED! Stay tuned for confirmed date

be energized. be fabulous. be well.
be well,
arielle

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arielle haspel in destination wedding

 

 

Wedding- Day Wellness: My tips for a gorgeous glow for your wedding
was featured in this months issue of Destination Weddings Magazine
(July/August 2014).

Top tip when you’re a traveling bride-to be: Take a probiotic.
The healthy bacteria will ease digestion, prevent bloat
and help clear up skin during jam-packed days of travel and
wedding activities.

Here are two probiotics that I recommend:
- Innate Probiotic
- Juice Press’ Proviotic

How to take a probiotic:
- Take with 1 cup of water
- Take on empty stomach
- Take first thing in morning, on empty stomach with 1 cup water.

 

be cleansed. be hydrated. be well.
xo
be well,
arielleJuice Press’ Proviotic

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Chocolate Chip Ice-Cream Cookie Sandwich

by Arielle J on July 7, 2014

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

These Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwich Cookies are
the most delicious, cooling, and easy-to make summer
treats! Perfect guilt-free chocolate dessert for kids and adults:
vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free!

Chocolate Chip Ice-Cream Cookie Sandwich
Ingredients:
- 1 box Mary’s Gone Cracker Chocolate Chip Love Cookies
- Dark Chocolate Chips or unsweetened cacao nibs
- Approx 2 tbs per cookie of Non-dairy Ice Cream or (Full Fat Organic Dairy Ice Cream) (my favorite brands below)

Directions:
- Place cookies on a tray or in a bowl and freeze for at least 1 hour
- Take cookies out of freezer and spread 2 tbsp of ice cream on the bottom(flat) side of one cookie
- Taking the other cookie, smush the ice cream down forming a “sandwich”. (Ice cream is going to drip off the sides- totally normal)
- Using the side of a spoon or sharp edge of a knife, lightly “shave” or “de-cream” the remnants of the ice cream off the sides
so the sides of the sandwich are “flat”
- Place chocolate chips in a bowl and dip each cookie sandwich in the chocolate chips until the sides of the sandwich are coated.
- Place the sandwiches on a tray or in a muffin tin and freeze until ready to serve.
Voila!

Serves: 6

Some of my Fave Vegan/Dairy-Free Ice Cream Flavors:
- Mint Chocolate Chip
- Green Tea
- Chocolate Peanut Butter
- Mint Chocolate Chip, Vanilla and Pistachio

Fave Organic Dairy Ice Cream:
- Mint Chocolate Chip and Hazelnut
- Cookies n’ Cream

Can’t wait to serve this at my next summer BBQ or rooftop dinner party!

Check out my other fave desserts: Salted Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups and Healthy Rice Krispy Treats.

be sweet. be creative. be well.
xoxo
be well,
arielle

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Arielle Haspel interviewed for The Today Show

Today, I was interviewed for The Today Show on my take on humans eating dog food. You may be surprised what I have to say about it!

What the article didn’t touch upon: standards and contamination issues, but in general, I stand by my motto: read ingredients.

Check out my interview with The Today Show here.

be open. be educated. be well.

 

xo

be well,
arielle

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

 

This red, white and blue berry fruit salad is
the perfect, colorful fruit snack for July 4th:
filled with anti-oxidant-rich, colorful,
red, white and blue sweet berries and a sprinkle of white
shredded coconut on top!

I used fresh blueberries and strawberries from the farmers market
and the shredded coconut gives it the perfect clean pop of white
and dose of tropical delight.

Red fruits that would pair well with this salad:
Pomegranates
Rhubarb
Watermelon
Cherries
Cranberries

(Benefits of red fruit:)
High in lycopene, quercetin and and anthocyanins
which helps improve memory, increase heart and circulatory health,
decrease bad cholesterol level and supports urinary tract health.

White foods to add:
Jicama
Sliced Almonds
Almond Flour
Cashews
Hazelnuts

Blue foods to add:
Plums
Figs

(Benefits of blue fruit:)
High in antioxidants which promotes anti-aging,
fights inflammation,
boosts immune system,
promotes bone health,
lowers the risk of cancer,
improves memory and circulation in the body.

Find out why I prefer to eat fruits and foods that are in season (here).

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

 

Red, White and Blue Berry Bowl with Shredded Coconut 
Ingredients:
-raspberries
-blueberries
-strawberries
-unsweetened shredded coconut

Directions:
1. Place washed berries in a bowl
2. Sprinkle white shredded coconut on top
voila!

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

The most simple, delicious, festive
red, white and blue snack to serve this July 4th weekend!

Be simple. Be Sweet. Be Well.

xo
be well,
arielle

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Healthy Tempeh Parmigiana (Gluten-free)

by Arielle J on June 26, 2014

 

healthy tempeh parmigiana  by arielle haspel

healthy tempeh parmigiana  by arielle haspel

This is a healthy, protein-packed, gluten-free version
of chicken parmigiana, which is usually fried in processed,
hydrogenated oils and made with hard-to-digest flour breading.

This version is made with tempeh, lower in fat and made with
protein-packed, easy-to-digest, good-for-you breading.

I typically don’t eat soy (here’s http://thewholejourney.com/soy-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly)
but because tempeh is fermented, less processed and easier to digest,
so it’s really the only soy I eat (along with miso and tamari).

Try this recipe out and let me know how you like it. My biggest critic (my husband) LOVED it!

Healthy Tempeh Parmigiana (Gluten-free)
Ingredients:
- 1 serving size piece of tempeh (find it near the tofu aisle in supermarket)
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 2 tbsp tomato sauce
- 1 pinch sea salt
- 1 pinch white pepper
- 1/2 organic mozzarella cheese stick, sliced
- 1 tsp coconut oil

Directions:
1. Cook tempeh on a sautee pan for a few minutes on each side
2. In bowl, mix almond flour, sea salt and pepper.
3. In a separate bowl, whisk egg.
4. Dip tempeh in egg until both sides are coated and let excess egg drip off.
5. Then dip tempeh in almond flour mixture until all sides are well coated.
6. In sautee pan, put a drop of coconut oil on pan and cook tempeh on each side on medium heat for about 4 minutes on each side, or until brown.
7. Take the tempeh off pan, and place it on a parchment paper lined pan, spread a dollop of tomato sauce on it and sprinkle some cheese on top.
8. Broil on high in oven or toaster oven until cheese is crispy melted.
Voila!

Serves: 1

Enjoy!

be well,
arielle

Craving another parmigiana recipe? Check out my recipe for healthy shrimp parmigiana.

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Beauty Inside and Out: How to Get Glowing Skin

by Arielle J on June 25, 2014

Last week it was an honor to share my healthy tips for glowing skin for moms and moms-to-be at the #FHBeyondmom event hosted by
Randi Zinn of RandiZinn.com and Amanda Gluck of Fashionablehostess.com.

Here are some pictures from the event:
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Here are two tips that I gave the women on what to eat and do for naturally glowing skin – beauty inside and out.

Tip #2: Eat with the season.
What do I mean? Well, your skin is a direct reflection of your gut. So if theres inflammation, bacteria in your gut or you’re always having an upset stomach, it will show up in and on your skin. Theres no where for the bacteria and inflammation to go, but flare up. So, eat foods that are in season for digestion and to regulate body temperature, which in turn, helps your skin glow too.

In season now in NY:
i. Radishes
ii. Strawberries (high in vitamin c, powerful anti-oxidant called ellagic acid proven to prevent collagen destruction that leads the wrinkle formation
iii. Asparagus)
iv. Dandelion greens

Tip #3: Load up on pineapple
While it’s not in season, pineapple contains bromelain- a powerful beauty enzyme that is anti-inflammatory and helps make skin glow from the inside-out. So when you grab a green juice next time, choose one with pineapple- masks the green “salad” taste of green juice, adds a dose of natural sweetness, and a boost of skin-glowing bromelain!

For more skin tips, check out my article here.

To find out more about Arielle’s lectures and group sessions, check out info here.

be glowing. be beautiful. be well.

xo
be well,
arielle

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Vegan Summer Banana Caramel Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
I rarely eat bananas (I prefer to eat fruits that are in season
for optimal digestion), but this totally satisfies my sweet craving
and is the perfect summer-time treat.

Cold, creamy and guilt-free.

Oh, and best of all, it takes approx 30 seconds – 1 minute to make!

*Please note- you will need to freeze bananas overnight for best consistency.

Chocolate-Chip Caramel “Ice-Cream” (vegan)
INGREDIENTS:
- 2 frozen bananas (sliced in chunks)
- 1/4 cup almond or hemp milk (unsweetened)
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp caramel (or Butterscotch flavoring)
- 1 tbs raw cacao nibs (or dark chocolate chips)
- optional: spelt pretzels and unsweetened shredded coconut

DIRECTIONS:
- Place all ingredients (except cacao nibs) into blender (having a high powered blender, like a vitamix is really handy in this recipe)
- Blend until super smooth and creamy (on the lowest speed) stopping to stir every once in a while.
- Place into a bowl and top with cacao nibs (or whatever other ice cream toppings you want. I love spelt pretzels and shredded coconut on top too!)
- For best consistency, freeze entire bowl of ice-cream before serving (it gets soft fast)

Serves: 2

It’s so healthy (and packed with potassium) so you can eat for breakfast
and so delicious and perfect for dessert!

Be YUMMY. Be DELICIOUS. Be WELL.

xoxo

be well,
arielle

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Egg and Veggie Omelet Puffs

by Arielle J on June 16, 2014

cooking class and egg omelet puffs

This is a great dish to serve at a brunch because it doesn’t take much work at all – whisk eggs, add some veggies, cook and voila!

Check out the puffs in the back left corner…Mmmmm! Hardly any left because they were just so good!

Egg and Veggie Omelet Puffs
Ingredients:
• 8 eggs
• 1/4 cup almond milk
• 1 cup chopped veggies (of choice: 1 cup kale stems, peppers, frozen spinach, mushrooms, basil, etc)
• 1 tsp olive oil, grapeseed oil or coconut oil
• 1/2 tsp sea salt
• 1/2 tsp pepper

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 400.
2. Coat 12-cup muffin tin with a touch of oil.
3. Whisk eggs, almond milk, sea salt, pepper and veggies.
5. Pour egg mixture into the muffin tin, filling each cup approx 3/4 full (allowing a little room for them to puff up).
6. Bake 12-14 minutes or until tops begin to brown and the egg puffs up.
7. Remove from the oven, run a knife along the inside edge to loosen each
puff, and transfer to plate.
Voila!

Makes: 12 puffs. Pack up in a tupperware and eat for breakfast or lunch the rest of the week!

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is yacon syrup the new best sweetener to lose weight? tips in people.com

 

 

As a health expert, I’m always looking for natural alternatives to sweeten recipes, benefits of healthy clean eating foods and ways to lose weight naturally.

Recently, theres been an “I Quit Sugar” fad so I’ve been taste testing and experimenting with different types of natural sweeteners.

Yacon syrup has been around for years but it’s becoming the new popular natural, healthy sweetener ever since Dr. Oz touted it for weight loss.

My thoughts as a weight loss tool and natural sweetener featured on People.com.

Check out the article in People.com here.

be healthy. be sweet. be well.

xo
be well,
arielle

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nyc nutrition event at juice press flatiron with blonde vegan and skinny by tara

Next Wednesday, June 11th at 6:45pm-8:30pm, I’ll be co-hosting a free nutrition and health event at Juice Press in NYC with
The Blonde Vegan and Skinny By Tara at the Flatiron location.

I’ll be providing tips on beauty foods, best cleanse methods and detoxing techniques
to feel rejuvenated for Summer 2014!

Join us for free Juice Press green juices, raw, vegan and organic treats and healthy giveaways!

Space is limited.

Sign up here for my nutrition and wellness newsletter so you can RSVP to this nutrition event.

Hope to see you next Wednesday, June 11, 2014!

P.S. Interested in finding out about the nutrition school we all studied at? Click here for more information.

xo
be well,
arielle

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juice press health event with be well with arielle

Next week, I’ll be hosting a free nutrition and health event at Juice Press in NYC with
The Blonde Vegan and Skinny By Tara at the Flatiron location.

I’ll be providing tips on beauty foods, best cleanse methods and detoxing techniques
to feel rejuvenated for Summer 2014!

Join us for free green juices, raw, vegan and organic treats and healthy giveaways!

Space is limited.

Sign up here for my nutrition and wellness newsletter and be the first to RSVP to this nutrition event.

See you next Wednesday, June 11, 2014!

P.S. Interested in finding out about the nutrition school we all studied at? Click here for more information.

xo
be well,
arielle

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20 Ways to Cure Acne Fast

by Arielle J on May 28, 2014

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I wasn’t always this happy…and confident in my own SKIN.

(I’ll post a photo next week after I rummage through my photos in my parents house!)

In college, I developed acne on my face
all over my cheeks and occasionally,
a really embarrassingly HUGE pimple between my brows
or on the center of my nose.

I know what it feels like to feel overwhelmed with options,
frustrated and embarrassed.

I remember being self-conscious on the subway
because people could see my skin up close and in the
bright florescent light. I also remember having trouble
looking people face-on because I didn’t want them to see me…
see my skin and everything I was hiding behind my makeup.

First, I tried over-the-counter oil-free cleansers and
moisturizers. That didn’t work.

Then, I went to the dermatologist who prescribed topical
medication. That didn’t work.

So he prescribed me something even stronger. That didn’t work.

Then, I went to the gynecologist and she prescribed me
with birth control. That, actually worked.

Yes, the birth control worked, but the only reason I went
on it was to “balance my hormones” and cure up my acne,
which I now believe is not the right reason to
intake synthetic hormones.

I wish I knew back then what I know now – that there are
many more ways to heal your skin – especially through food!

Here are some tips that I wish I knew then.

If you or someone you know is struggling with
skin issues and acne, please pass it on:

1. What you put ON your skin matters, yes…
but what you put IN your body will have a direct
effect on how your skin looks and feels, too.
Why? your skin is a direct reflection of your gut
(your digestive system), so if you take care of your skin
externally AND internally, it will help and your skin will
be happier.

2. What works for you and your skin may be different than
what worked for your friend, or your colleague or your sister.
Be gentle with yourself… and your skin and be patient.

3. Focus on intaking bright and vibrant foods,
which will in turn, make your skin bright and vibrant.
No, I’m not talking gummy bears or red velvet cupcakes! I’m
talking gorgeous and colorful fruits and vegetables, like beets,
rainbow chard, lemons, limes, cucumbers, pineapple and watermelon.

4. Even when you’re craving sweets, don’t turn to processed sugar
to satisfy your sweet cravings. Those will not make your skin glow,
nor will sugar-free, fat-free frozen yogurt and “gluten-free” muffins!
Think: natural sugars like raw honey, maple syrup, brown rice syrup, yacon syrup
coconut palm sugar, dates and even sweet vegetables to curb your sweet cravings.
A few dates with raw almonds makes a perfect sweet snack and so does
a carrot juice! Think whole, real foods with natural sugars, not the white stuff.

5. Eat seaweed.
Seaweed helps lubricate your intestines, boost your thyroid (the iodide positively affects your hormones) and helps rid your body of toxins. Wrap up some hummus and avocado and shredded carrots in a nori sheet or soak some wakame or arame seaweed and add to soba noodles or on top of salad or miso soup.
Or have some sushi (and ask for brown rice) and tamari(wheat-free soy sauce) on the side.
Your skin will thank you.

6. Eat coconut oil!
Coconut oil is ALWAYS in my house. It’s the perfect cooking
ingredient – you can sautee and bake with it and use it as an alternative
to butter. It’s also quite delish! Great as an alternative to butter and
processed oils- spread onto a brown rice cake or toast, or bake with it
(its a high heat oil) or sautee some kale and sea salt for a side dish for
dinner. It also can be used topically as an anti-bacterial and
anti-viral tool ON your skin (see below!).

7. Lather up with coconut oil.
Since coconut oil is anti-bacterial, it’s not the type of oil that will
clog pores – it will fight bacteria and help heal blemishes and even cystic acne.
Scoop out 1/4 tsp with a q-tip and massage onto your skin. Perfect to use as a
night-time facial moisturizer. Just be sure to put down a towel so you don’t
ruin a pillowcase! Purchase organic, virgin coconut oil like this one.

8. Eat seasonally.
When you eat with the seasons, your digestive system works optimally.
If bananas dont grow in your region (there has never been a banana tree in NY),
eating them for breakfast during the winter, summer, fall and spring, may not
be the best for your digestive system! Notice how your stomach feels when you eat them.
Try to eat with the seasons. For example, in the Northeast, we eat apples in the fall,
and berries and watermelons in the summer. Check out what fruits and vegetables are in season for
your region where you live and load up on those.

9. Drink water.
It will hydrate your skin and lips, it will flush out toxins and bacteria to clear up your skin, and it will help add glow to your skin. Half your body weight in ounces in the recommended amount.
Buy a nice bottle to inspire you to drink up. I love this one.

10. Lay off alcohol, gluten, white sugar, dairy and corn, when possible.
Don’t go crazy, but these are toxic skin triggers for most people.
Check out my recipes for inspiration.

11. Take a probiotic.
Veggies, fruit, whole grains and seeds are necessary for fiber,
digestion and revving up your metabolism. To increase healthy
bacteria in your digestive system so you’re able to ward off bad
bacteria that may cause flareups, I like to supplement my diet with a probiotic
once a week or every other day. I don’t recommend taking it everyday, as
you don’t want your body to get used to it. Drink on an empty stomach, with water,
first thing in the morning right when you wake up.
I like this brand.

12. Use natural skin products.
Sometimes harsh products that are marketed for skin with acne
is way too harsh and ends up causing more inflammation, redness and more flareups.
And P.S. Just because something is oil-free does not mean that it won’t make you breakout.
In fact, there are other reasons, as noted above, that your skin flares up- not just from oil.
I have dry skin so oil-free products make my skin even more dry, causing even more breakouts.
I like Aubrey Organics skincare line.

13. Use natural makeup.
Don’t mask your pimples with loads of makeup – it will just mask them,
not clear them up. If you are going to use makeup to conceal them, go all
natural and steer clear from chemicals that often are way too harsh and cause even more flareups.
Not to mention, makeup seeps into your skin and into your bloodstream. So
have natural products seep into your skin, not chemicals.
I like Tarte Cosmetics.

14. Wash your makeup brushes.
If you’re fancy and use makeup brushes, wash them regularly
with natural soap to ensure you’re getting rid of bacteria.
And if you apply your makeup with your fingers (I do!), make sure
your hands are CLEAN before you apply anything to your face.

15. Change your pillow cases every week (and use non-scented
detergents and fabric softeners). Often laundry detergents and softeners
are made with scents that are made of chemicals that can wreak havoc to our skin.

16. Look up how taking evening primrose oil and cod liver oil according
to the moon cycle can affect your hormones and menstrual cycle, and
in turn, how it can affect your skin. More info here.

17. Eat good-for-you fat to make your skin glow.
Sprinkle some flax oil on salad as dressing with a touch of lemon and sea salt or
try a sprinkle of some chia seeds in your smoothie or
add avocado slices to your sandwich for a perfect dose of
healthy fats that will help hydrate and beautify your skin from the inside..

18. Use apple cider vinegar.
It cures colds, clears up acne, dries up fat and oils in the body and is like natures pepto bismol! Put 1 tsp in cold water and drink. It can also be used as a toner applied directly to skin and onto each pimple or blemish (just beware- your face may smell like vinegar after!).

19. Focus on eating whole, natural and clean foods. Try to eat organic fruits and vegetables when possible (pesticides in non-organic produce may have an effect on skin flare-ups). ALways try to opt for organic, hormone-free dairy (milk, eggs, yogurt) and meat (chicken, beef and wild fish).

20. If it says fat-free, sugar-free, carb-free, skip it! Read the ingredients and be a smart consumer. Just because something is fat-free, sugar-free and carb-free, doesn’t necessarily mean its “healthy” and may not be good for glowing, clear skin. Focus on the whole versions of foods like coconut milk ice-cream, buckwheat soba noodle, brown rice pasta, etc.

In short, think of everything that touches your skin and that goes into your body.

And don’t forget to sleep well and breathe! In fact, take a deep breath now. Being stressed out about your skin will not help it clear up. And in fact, breathing will actually help add oxygen to your body, which will help your skin look better.

Oh, and remember your skin doesn’t define who you are. It doesn’t!

be confident. be clear. be well.

P.S. If you’re looking for additional inspiration on how to clear up your skin and clean out your body, check out my Rejuvenation E-Cleanse. I also am available this summer to meet with you one-on-one for private coaching. Click here for more information about scheduling a session.

Sending you (and your skin) love.

xo
be well,
arielle

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Crispy Veggie Popcorn Shrimp

by Arielle J on May 28, 2014

crispy popcorn shrimp by arielle of bewellwitharielle.com

 

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I was inspired to make this recipe from a recipe in Self Magazine’s Drop 10 Book (p.171.).

Perfect to make for a summertime dinner – light and crispy.

Crispy Veggie Popcorn Shrimp
Ingredients:
- 4 cups popped popcorn
- 1/2 cup parsley or cilantro
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 2 tbs sesame, coconut or olive oil
- 1 egg
- 1lb raw shrimp (about 16)
- 1 tsp garlic powder (optional)

*Serves 4

Directions:
1. Place popcorn, parsley and sea salt into blender or food processor and process until popcorn is finely chopped. Transfer to a plate
2. Crack an egg into a shallow dish or plate and whisk well.
3. Dip each piece of shrimp into the egg and then into the popcorn mixture.
4. Transfer to a plate and refrigerate approx 30 min to let the popcorn set.
5. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add oil to pan and add shrimp. Cook on each side until both sides are crispy and shrimp is cooked through (pink).
6. Add to a serving dish and voila!

Serve alone or with one my faves, Crispy Baked Green Bean Fries!

*Corn and popcorn is tough to digest for some people, so be sure to drink lots of water to aid in digestion and help flush it out!

Be sophisticated. Be gourmet. Be well.

xo
be well,
arielle

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Chocolate Chip Donuts (Gluten-Free)

by Arielle J on May 20, 2014

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Chocolate Chip Donuts
WHAT YOU NEED:
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup coconut palm sugar
1 cup cacao nibs
2 eggs (free-range, organic), beaten (room temp)
1/2 cup coconut oil
1 Tbsp vanilla extract

*optional: 1 tbs chia seeds (for added fiber + energy)
*optional: 1 tbs hemp seeds (for added protein)

DIRECTIONS:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
2. Coat a tiny bit of coconut oil on donut tins
3. Mix dry ingredients in a bowl (coconut palm sugar, coconut flour, cacao nibs)
4. Mix wet ingredients (eggs, coconut oil, vanilla extract) in separate bowl
5. Combine dry + wet ingredients together
6. Pour into donut tin.
7. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Let cool.

Voila!

Makes approx 6 delish donuts.

Looking for a vegan version? Try this vegan cinnamon sugar donuts recipe!

 

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be divine. be delish. be well.

 

xo

be well,

arielle

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Be Well with Arielle’s Cookbook!

by Arielle J on May 16, 2014

be well with arielles cookbook
I am so, so, so, so excited!
My cookbook is coming out… just in time for Summer!
Only quick, easy-to-make, healthy and obviously DELICIOUS recipes.
Sign up below to get first dibs on the book.
Coming soon!!
Thanks for being so supportive of my work – exciting things to come!
xo
be well,
arielle

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Creamy Kale Coleslaw

by Arielle J on May 15, 2014

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A few weeks ago, I made a “Healthified American Dinner”.
On the menu I had Crispy Baked Green Bean Fries
and Popcorn Shrimp so to  complement it,
I decided to make a Creamy Kale Coleslaw!

Here it is – super simple and delightful for a spring-time dinner!

Creamy Kale Coleslaw
Ingredients:
2-3 cups kale, chopped (about 6 stalks)
1/4 purple cabbage
1 cup carrots, sliced or peeled (about 5 baby carrots or 1 large carrot)
1 tsp dijon mustard
1 tsp oil – flax or olive oil
2 wedges lemon
sprinkle sea salt
1 tsp veganaise (optional to make creamier)
1/4 tsp apple cider vinegar (optional)

*serves 2

Directions:
1. chop or rip up kale
2. slice or peel carrots into ribbons
3. slice cabbage into slivers
4. mix dijon + lemon + sea salt into creamy dressing
5. mix salad with dressing and voila!

be creamy. be delish. be well.

xo
be well,
arielle

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10 Tips to Feel AMAZING by Summer

by Arielle J on May 14, 2014

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My 10 simple steps to feel AND look amazing by Summer featured in Fitbottomedeats.com (Fit Bottomed Girls) today!

Read the article here.

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Here’s to an amazing rest of Spring! Check out the article here.

Be Confident. Be Fit. Be Well.

xo
be well,
arielle

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