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My Pregnancy Bump in New York Post

by Arielle J on December 1, 2016

Arielle Haspel, Health and Wellness and Mom Blogger in NY POst

I’m so honored to be featured in The New York Post today!

I’ve very picky about the brands that I work with and make sure to only align with those that are positive and support the “be well” mission. 

I love working with companies who support mompreneurs and health and happiness for moms, babies and families, so I was happy to share my experience with the New York Post.

Check out the article here.

Arielle Haspel, Health and Wellness and Mom Blogger in NY POst

Oh and check out my growing bump (6 months, 27 weeks)… and a great shot of my iloveme ring, too!

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On newstands today (page.33) or read the article here.

Photos by Stephen Yang. 

Be confident. Be authentic. Be you.

xo

be well,

arielle

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9 Easy Tips to Have a Guilt-Free Holiday

by Arielle J on November 21, 2016

Arielle Haspel guest at Hey Mama Co party

I recently attended a dinner by Heymama.co – an awesome community of hip, fashionable and inspiring mompreneurs. As they passed around the red velvet chocolate beet pie (pictured above), one of the women sitting next to me wondered how I could eat half of the pie without feeling guilty. She watched me as I savored every morsel, including each spoonful of the home-made whipped cream and she noticed how I was fully enjoying the entire experience. People are often surprised at what I “allow” myself to eat. But this is one of the techniques that I use often when I eat indulgent foods, especially around the holidays. The more I savor each bite, the less I feel guilty about it.

Before attending nutrition school, I would either deprive myself of even tasting the dish, or I would scarf it down so fast that I wouldn’t even notice what I was actually eating. Sound familiar?! We all want to enjoy life without feeling deprived, right?! Food is meant to be nourishing and enjoyable.

So, Hey Mama Co asked me to put together 9 easy tips for a guilt-free holiday. Hope these tips help you stay present and feeling and looking amazing this Thanksgiving…and the rest of the holiday season!

See the full article here.

These tips are featured on Heymama.co just in time for Thanksgiving…and the season of holiday parties galore!

1. Eat regular meals. Many people “save up” their daily calories around the holidays and then let themselves indulge later at parties and events. Remember, you only get one body in this lifetime. Are you going to treat it with chaotic, intense practices or with love and care? Hopefully the latter! So, don’t skip meals the day of the parties. Instead, eat like you normally do – a big breakfast and lunch with a few healthy snacks in between. This will promote balanced blood sugar and prevent you from overeating later on. No one said you can’t have a few bites of the desserts once you get the party. We just don’t want you having ALL of the desserts, especially right when you arrive! Try this Apple Pie Smoothie for a yummy holiday breakfast or snack.

2. Arrive feeling fabulous. Often uncontrollable cravings are linked to your thoughts and emotions – and not necessarily your stomach. So, do whatever it takes to feel good before you walk into that party to offset any holiday anxiety. Instead, try calm and healthy habits: get your hair done, apply an extra coat of mascara and look in the mirror and tell yourself that you’re f-ing fabulous. Oh, and arrive already feeling satisfied, too. We know that holiday parties have especially tempting treats, so instead of arriving hangry, get there already satiated. Eat a protein-packed snack before you show up, like a protein bar, an apple with almond butter or string cheese. Keeping your tummy full and your taste buds happy will keep your eyes off of the rounds of baby hot dogs and (hopefully) your hands off of them, too.

3. Scout out the veggies! Often, people end up eating socially at parties. They just need something to put into their mouths. Sound familiar? Look for the healthiest options, like carrots, celery, fruit and olives and pop that in your mouth. You’ll be less likely to overindulge if you’re munching on fresh crudite. The bonus? No guilt and your dress will still fit at the end of the night!

4. Put it all on a plate. When there’s a tempting buffet style setup or passed hor d’oeuvres, having one serving or appetizer at a time can lead to eating way more than you bargained for. To spatially see everything that you’re going to eat, put all your food on one plate. It will seem more like a filling entrée than than small appetizers and will make you feel much more satiated.

5. Breathe before you eat. Whether you’re munching on the hor d’oeuvres at a holiday party or at your in-laws house for Thanksgiving dinner, even three deep breaths before you eat can prevent you from eating too much (and too fast). Some people pray or say grace before a meal, but if you’re not on the religious type, just breathe. Hold your plate, look down at your food, take three deep breaths, and say “thank you.” When you take a second or two to become mindful of what you’re about to put in your body and grateful that you have something delicious to eat, you instantly feel a wave of calmness, which can prevent you from overeating and speed eating.

6. Savor every bite. Depriving ourselves of foods we love and ignoring our cravings is a recipe for disaster. Before you know it, the entire pumpkin pie is gone, right?! Try savoring literally each lick and each bite. Here’s how: take a bite (no matter what it is – cake or turkey) and chew it 15-30 times or until it becomes liquid in your mouth. Let it melt in your mouth. Notice the different flavors and textures. Then, swallow with a relaxed mind. If you approach all of your meals this slowly and sensually, you’ll make eating more slowly not only a habit, but part of your lifestyle. Try doing this with some Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Bark. YUM!

7. Keep your hands full. If you’re drinking alcohol, hold one glass of the hard stuff to keep you buzzed and one glass of water to keep you hydrated. Without an extra hand, you may pass on that unhealthy appetizer you really didn’t want anyway. I love sipping on a crisp glass of sparkling water with a squeeze of lime and cherry. For an extra flair, see if the bar has a sprig of rosemary to make it fun to drink and festive! Your body will thank you the morning after, too.

8. Swap out and healthify. Baking some holiday treats? Simple swaps can do a body really, really good. Try switching out the white sugar with natural sweeteners like coconut palm sugar, dates, honey or maple syrup. Your pumpkin pie will turn out just as sweet, and without the processed sugar. Try this recipe for Butternut Squash Soup using almond milk and maple syrup, instead of cream and sugar.

9. Be well. The holidays are all about celebration, happiness and friends and family. Focus on taking care of you, first so you’ll feel your best, look your best, and be your best version of yourself.

For the full article, go to Heymama.co.

Happy (and healthy) holidays!

Be happy. Be healthy. Be you.

Be Well,
Arielle

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I grew up with an entrepreneurial spirit, selling lemonade on the corner of my apartment building when I was seven years old and hosting the-most-money-ever-raised bake sales in middle school and high school. I’ve always loved creating delicious and beautiful things for others to enjoy and making money in return.

So when I opened up my first official business (the ilovemecollection jewelry) in 2008, it felt like a natural progression. I also started the business while I had a full-time job. My job gave me the resources to pay for the supplies and licenses that I needed to start up my passion project and business on the side.

Below I’ll be sharing six ways to feel supported if you’re starting a business or have a business.

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For most of my entrepreneurial life, I’ve done everything on my own. For my wellness jewelry business, I designed the collection, sourced the eco-friendly packaging, set up the shipping process, conducted the trunk shows, and provided customer service to clients. I still do. 

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Below is a photo is of me and Ludmila, one of my first jewelry teachers. 

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For my wellness business, I create all of the recipes for my cooking shows, I’ve taken (almost) all of the food photos on my blog, I design the graphics for my events, and have even cooked for 40 people!

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Now that I’m a mom-to-be (and a full-time entrepreneur), I’m remembering more than ever that asking for support and leaning on friends and family is not only helpful, it is a necessity. When I think of people in my work life and personal life that I admire (like my mentors Gabrielle Bernstein and Aimee Raupp), they are really good at asking for support, and in turn, they have a lot of people surrounding them and helping them. And I truly believe that that is one of the main qualities that makes them so successful.

But delegating has never been easy for me. I have high expectations and like things done a certain way, so it often feels easier to do things on my own than to figure out the best person to delegate to. I know I’m not good at everything. I’m really not good at everything. And I would so rather get help from people who know how to do something so much better than I do.

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Recently, I’ve been asking for help from people that have been asking me for help and it’s been working out great! Two bewellwitharielle.com fans, Angela and Melissa, expressed interest in learning from me and working with me. After a few conversations about what lights them up – what they love to do and what they want to do – we figured out ways to be mutually beneficial to each other. Both women were elated when I asked for their help. It gave them an opportunity to do what they love, and receive guidance and exposure. And, it provided me with more time to do what I love and not spend time on things I don’t love – like researching and writing.

And, I’m also in the middle of creating another business – a food concept with my husband! We’re using each other’s strengths to work together and create something incredible for the world. Without his knowledge for investing, I wouldn’t have had the drive or ability to take risks on my own. And my talent and passion for food and wellness has supplied the creative inspiration we needed to get it going.

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More than ever, I’m learning that success is made together with family, friends, partners and loved ones. So I’ve partnered with Amway to spread the love for business and entrepreneurship.

According to the 2016 Amway Global Entrepreneurship Report, the top two reasons people start businesses is to gain independence and self-fulfillment. Only after those two reasons does extra income come into the picture. Interesting, right?

Which of the following aspects appeals to you as reasons to start your business:

– better compatibility of family, leisure time and career,

– second income prospects,

– self-fulfillment; possibility to realize your own ideas,

– independence from an employer and being your own boss, or

– a return to job market or an alternative to unemployment?

Studies also show that self-employment will become increasingly common. Americans possess the requisite attitudes and skills to not just admire entrepreneurship but to become an entrepreneur. With everything going on in the US with the most recent elections, isn’t this awesome news? Yay America!

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If you’re thinking of starting your own wellness business, remember these six things:
1. Connect with people that do what you want to do. Don’t just email them and ask to “pick their brain.” Tell them what you love to do and what your talents are and most importantly, ask how you can help them. All relationships can be mutually beneficial.

2. Find creative talents that naturally differentiate you. People ask me all of the time how I find longevity in my field even while so many people are doing similar things. My answer? I focus on what I’m good at. I love putting on events and all of the details in making it pretty. I love taking super colorful and crisp pictures of food that I create. I’m great with people and love to connect others. Let your passions shine through and people will love you for what you’re doing. Even if other people are in the same field that you want to go into, shine the light on the things that make you and your business unique. And focus not only on what you’re good at, but what you LOVE to do and what brings you joy.

3. Be who you want to attract. I attract happy clients and exciting opportunities that align with my positive energy and relatable approach. What types of clients and customers do you want to attract?

4. Ask for help. It’s not easy but it’s best when you don’t do it all on your own!

5. Start doing what you want to do…NOW! Want to become an author? Start writing now. You don’t even need to show your work to anyone…yet. Want to become a cooking show host? Start taking videos of yourself on your iphone now. Don’t wait! Now is the perfect time to begin.

6. Be your own walking advertisement. When I started my jewelry business, there wasn’t a day that went by that I didn’t wear my creations. I still wear my i love me ring every day, even to the supermarket and to yoga class! If you are looking to create a wellness business, do whatever it takes to talk the talk and walk the walk. Inspire people to take better care of themselves just by taking good care of yourself. You are your best advertisement, so always try to be the best version of you.

In March, right around the same time that I give birth to my baby girl, I’ll be celebrating my ninth year as an entrepreneur. I look forward to leaning on my friends, family and even you for more support! Great things are created when they’re #madetogether so let’s support each other together, so we can all be the best versions of ourselves. I can’t wait to hear what you create.

xo

be supported. be fulfilled. be well.

be well,
arielle

Thank you Amway US for sponsoring this post.
Photos by Rebecca Dale Photography and Harley Hall Photography.

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Be Well with Baby - 5 yoga modifications to do during pregnancy by Arielle Haspel and Melissa Green on bewellwitharielle.com

Now that I’m in my second trimester (YAY!), as much as I would like to keep up with some of the poses that everyone else is doing in regular yoga class, I just can’t. My belly gets in the way of some of the poses and some of the poses just don’t feel good anymore!

So, I turned to Melissa Green, a Certified Yoga Instructor for some tips on how to modify when you’re pregnant and step into a non-prenatal yoga class. She came up with 10 pregnancy yoga modifications to be well with baby.

Be Well with Baby - 5 yoga modifications to do during pregnancy by Arielle Haspel and Melissa Green on bewellwitharielle.com

Before pregnancy, I loved going to yoga and barre classes, so it’s been an easy transition for my body to get back into those classes. During my first trimester, it was hard for me to even get off of the couch, so I didn’t go to too many classes. I did, however, do some videos on youtube or yogaglo.com in the comfort of my own living room and they were life savers.

Now that I’m in my second trimester (and the nausea has subsided and I’ve gotten most of my energy back), I’ve been regularly going to yoga and barre classes again (about 5-6 times per week). But, there aren’t too many prenatal classes at convenient times, so I find myself going to the regular yoga classes and needing to modify during class. My fave class is either a slow flow yoga or vinyasa yoga.

Melissa says, “yoga is a great workout during pregnancy, and contrary to what some may believe, you absolutely can continue your practice while pregnant. That being said, not all poses are great for you and the baby (nor do they feel great!), so below are 10 modifications that will allow you to practice throughout your pregnancy in a safe, yet effective way.”

(As always, consult your doctor or midwife before starting any new exercise routine, especially during pregnancy. I want you to be well and feel healthy and safe.)

10 Safe Pregnancy Modifications

1. Belly Down Poses: These should be avoided, as they compress and put added pressure on the belly, which can be very uncomfortable and restrictive.

Modifications: Come to a tabletop position on hands and knees. Stay here or move through a few rounds of cat and cow. 

Be Well with Baby - 5 yoga modifications to do during pregnancy by Arielle Haspel and Melissa Green on bewellwitharielle.com

Be Well with Baby - 5 yoga modifications to do during pregnancy by Arielle Haspel and Melissa Green on bewellwitharielle.com

Another option is to extend your opposite arm and leg for 1-2 breaths and then switch sides.

Be Well with Baby - 5 yoga modifications to do during pregnancy by Arielle Haspel and Melissa Green on bewellwitharielle.com

2. Uttanasana/ Standing Forward Fold: Coming into a fold, such as Uttanasana, compresses the belly and puts added pressure on the low back, making it very uncomfortable.

Modification: Bring your feet wide- either hip distance or as wide as your mat. Place a block under each hand to create space and then find length through your spine. Soften your knees for added support.

 Be Well with Baby - 5 yoga modifications to do during pregnancy by Arielle Haspel and Melissa Green on bewellwitharielle.com 

3. Restrictive Twists: During your pregnancy you want to think about making space for your growing belly. Restrictive or “closed” twists, such as twisted Crescent Lunge or Twisted Chair pose can compress the belly and therefore should be modified. Depending on how far along you are in your pregnancy determines the modification, but always do what feels best for your body.

Modifications: During the first trimester, you can still twist, however, instead of twisting from the waist, lengthen through the spine and twist from the chest. Another option, especially as your baby grows and you continue into your pregnancy, is to practice “open” twists, by twisting in the opposite direction of others. Again, these twists should be done from the chest and not the belly.

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4. Utkatasana/ Chair Pose: This pose can still be practiced (unless you find it uncomfortable), but incorporate the modification for added support.

Modification: Bring feet hip distance apart, so that you create a stronger and more supportive foundation.

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5. Advanced Backbends (like Urdhva Dhanurasana/ Full Wheel): Certain backbends are safe during your pregnancy and can help add strength to your body, but avoid major backbends, such as Full Wheel pose, which can overstretch the belly.

Modifications: Come into a supported bridge with a block under your sacrum.  

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Or, enjoy a modified camel pose by keeping your hands on your low back or placing them on blocks on either side of your legs. (Arielle’s hands in the below camel pose should be closer to her feet. Whoops!)

Be Well with Baby - 5 yoga modifications to do during pregnancy by Arielle Haspel and Melissa Green on bewellwitharielle.com

6. Plank and Chaturanga: Since the weight of the baby is pulling the belly down, these can strain the low back and may cause diastasis recti (a separation of the abdominal muscles), therefore a modification is recommended.

Modification: Lower knees to the ground and continue into a chaturanga pushup. Make sure that you are still allowing room for your belly as you lower.

7. Core Work: Any core work done on the back (such as crunches or bicycle) should be avoided, but that doesn’t mean you can’t work the tummy.

Modifications: Come to all fours and practice slightly pulling the belly back towards the spine to engage the core.

Be Well with Baby - 5 yoga modifications to do during pregnancy by Arielle Haspel and Melissa Green on bewellwitharielle.com

If this is too much, enjoy Supta Baddha Konasana (Reclined Bound Angle), by coming onto your back, bringing the soles of your feet together to touch and letting your knees open wide. You can also place blocks or blankets under your knees for added support.

Be Well with Baby - 5 yoga modifications to do during pregnancy by Arielle Haspel and Melissa Green on bewellwitharielle.com

Bring one hand to your heart and one hand to your baby belly (or both hands on your belly) and enjoy a few calming breaths with your baby.

Be Well with Baby - 5 yoga modifications to do during pregnancy by Arielle Haspel and Melissa Green on bewellwitharielle.com

7. Warrior Poses and Standing Poses: These standing poses are great to practice when pregnant, because they help to strengthen the legs and pelvic floor. However, there are a few modifications that can bring additional support and comfort to the pose.

Modifications:

– Warrior 1 and Crescent Lunge: widen your stance, so that you create a stronger foundation

– Triangle: Take your top arm and wrap it around your belly to support the weight of your baby

– Side Angle: Use the hand that is resting on your thigh to hold and support your belly (See below photo)

 

Be Well with Baby - 5 yoga modifications to do during pregnancy by Arielle Haspel and Melissa Green on bewellwitharielle.com

Savasana/ Back Exercises: Laying on your back – especially towards the end of your practice – may cause some discomfort, so a modification is suggested at this point.

Modification:
Lay on your side in a fetal position (Arielle likes to lay on her left side). To make this even more enjoyable, use a prop (blocks, blanket, bolster or pillow) and bring your top leg to rest on the prop. Ahhhhh. So peaceful!

Be Well with Baby - 5 yoga modifications to do during pregnancy by Arielle Haspel and Melissa Green on bewellwitharielle.com

Most importantly: remember to breathe, listen to your body and do what feels best for you and your baby. Blocks can be wonderful props to help support your practice, and never hesitate to skip a pose and come to reclined bound angle or child’s pose or fetal position (just like the baby growing inside of you!)

Be Well with Baby - 5 yoga modifications to do during pregnancy by Arielle Haspel and Melissa Green on bewellwitharielle.com

Thanks for all of these amazing modifications, Melissa! If you’re in the Philly area, be sure to check out Melissa’s awesome yoga classes here. 

Be Well with Baby - 5 yoga modifications to do during pregnancy by Arielle Haspel and Melissa Green on bewellwitharielle.com

Melissa Green is a Certified Yoga Instructor and Nutrition and Wellness Coach, with a focus on clean eating and simple food and lifestyle upgrades that help create true health, happiness and beauty from the inside out. Melissa also runs a blog, Pure Green Wellness, where she shares juicy tips and information on all things healthy. She currently resides and teaches in Philadelphia, PA. Click here for her teaching schedule and to meet her on the mat!

P.S I’ll be talking about my path to pregnancy in a few weeks! Sign up here to join the call.

Be flexible. Be good to baby. Be good to you.
xo
Be Well,
Arielle

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The Best and Healthiest Water Bottles| Arielle Haspel for bewellwitharielle.com

My sister is an inspiration to me and one of the things that I remember very, very well from her pregnancies is that she carried around a bottle of water with her everywhere. At my recent checkup with my midwife, I expressed to her that I had some pelvic pain. She said it could be the uterus expanding as Baby Hasp grows, but to also make sure that I’m drinking at least 3 liters of water daily to help with muscle contraction. (3 liters = 12 cups). Wow!

So, I’ve been on the hunt to find a water bottle that I’m excited to carry around with me and to drink out of. Below, I’ve included 10 water bottles that will inspire you to drink more water, too!

(This is the clear, 12oz mason jar pictured above that I love with a straw insert and stainless steel straw

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I prefer drinking out of a mason jar (how cute is this hot pink one?) but lugging it around can get pretty heavy and you risk dropping it and then shattering everywhere (happened to me a few times!) 

So, I asked Angela, who is currently in school to be a Registered Holistic Nutritionist to help me compile a list of the 10 best water bottles that are cute, healthy, and realistic to lug around.

Since our bodies are two thirds water, staying hydrated is essential for everything from glowing, clear skin to efficient digestion and improved energy.

Most of us opt for bottled water, but it’s deceptively tempting. While it may seem safer, it’s often taken straight from community water sources, so it may not actually be “cleaner” than tap water. On top of that, the plastic bottles can leach chemicals such as bisphenol A (BPA) into the water, causing hormone imbalance and other health challenges. And, sun exposure can actually make this process worse (think a water bottle sitting in the sun at the beach), which is why refilling used disposable plastic bottles is not the best option.

Not to mention that plastic bottles are not the best for the environment. 

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So…your best bet (to save your money and your health) is actually tap water that you filter yourself! The filter that I have in my apartment (and highly recommend) is this water filter (pictured above). It’s so powerful that it removes bacteria, viruses and parasites and extracts chemicals. It also reduces heavy metals such as lead and mercury. 

After drinking it, you’ll literally taste the difference of other waters. If you do decide to splurge on it, I recommend one of the largest ones (at least 2 gallons). I have the travel size and it has been little annoying to fill up five times a day. The larger one is more of an investment and it will take up more space on your counter, but it will save you time and energy. Promise!

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To inspire you to drink more (and better sourced) water, here are the 10 of the best – cute, convenient and healthy water bottles that will have you sipping all day long:

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1. S’Well – water bottle with the best prints. If you like fun prints like marble or palm trees, this is your water bottle. This stainless steel water bottle is fashion forward AND it keeps water hot for 12 hours and cold for 24. Great for miso soup or some butternut squash soup in the winter, and water sangria/fruit punch in the summer!

$25 – $45; capacity 9oz. – 25oz.; weight 8 oz. to 16 oz.; stainless steel
www.swellbottle.com

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2. Life Factory – best tasting water. It seems that water in a glass just tastes the best. Glass is a little bit heavier and more delicate than other materials, but the bottle is surrounded in a silicone sheath, so it’s safe to carry around and will even survive being dropped. 

$14.99 – $26.99; capacity 9 oz. – 22 oz.; weight 9.6 oz. – 19.2 oz.; glass bottle with silicone sleeve
Get Life Factory here.

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3. Bkr – most likely to be carried by a celeb. The fresh colors and designs are inspired by runway trends, such as the “metallic hearts,” “spiked” and “neutral” collections. It also has a silicone sleeve so if it falls on the street, it will (hopefully) stay in tact! Love this spiked version!

$28 – $45; capacity 8 oz. – 32 oz.; weight 8.8 oz. – 24 oz.; glass with a silicone sleeve
www.mybkr.com

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4. Bobble – best for on the go filtering. If you find yourself shopping on the weekends or out and about during the week and want access to filtered water at all times, this bottle with a filter built in is definitely ideal. Each filter is the equivalent of 300 bottles of water and costs less than four dollars. And, if you’re not in the mood for the filter, take it out and the bottle doubles as a fruit infuser! The filter and cap are also customizable with bright colors, which is a fun component.

$5.99 – $12.99; capacity 18.5 oz. – 34 oz.; weight 2.9 oz. – 6.4 ounces; BPA free plastic
Get it here.

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5. Klean Kanteen – the “no drama” water bottle. Whether you commute to work, want to go glamping (or camping!), or use a car cup holder, Klean Kanteen is a great option. Choose from up to six different caps depending on what you want to use it for, from a plastic sports cap to a steel and bamboo loop cap. It is made of stainless steel so some people don’t love the taste, but with many bright colors, a lightweight design, and insulation to keep water hot for 12 hours and cold for 40, this is the all around no nonsense favorite for many.

$24.95 – $64.95; capacity 12oz. – 64 oz.; weight 9.1 oz. – 26.9 oz.; stainless steel
Get it here.

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6. Memo Bottle – water bottle for fashionistas. This water bottle has a really unique, flat shape is easily carried in a clutch, handbag or briefcase. It also looks like glass but is made out of plastic, so it’s super sleek.  They are made of BPA-free plastic, but do note that they’re not dishwasher safe, and not compatible for hot liquids or carbonated water.

$24 – $27; capacity 13 oz. – 25 oz.; weight 3.5 oz. – 7 oz.; BPA free plastic
Get it here.

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7. Alex – easiest water bottle to clean. This bottle unscrews in the middle, making it easy to hand wash, scrub with a sponge or throw in the dishwasher. That means Alex can also double as a smoothie holder! The only downside is that it’s not insulated, so it won’t keep drinks cold or protect your hands from anything hot. Customizable colors and even a glow in the dark option!

$32.99; capacity 26 oz; weight 2.9 oz; stainless steel with silicone sleeve
Get it here.

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8. Zing Anything – the fruit infusion specialist. If you’re a fan of lemon and fruit water like us, you are going to be obsessed — this bottle has a lemon juicer in the bottle! Different accessories are available depending on what type of fruit you like, including a berry slicer, cucumber slicer and kiwi reamer. Genius…and it’s made of BPA-free plastic!

$13 – $19; capacity 16 oz. – 36 oz.; BPA free plastic
Get it here.

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9. Hidrate Spark – smartest water bottle. If you’re someone who loves apps and gadgets, this pricey water bottle may be perfect for you. Hidrate Spark tracks how much water you drink, syncs with an app on your phone (or your Google watch or Fitbit), then glows when you need to drink more water! Not sure how we feel about drinking from something that is connected to a phone but it sure is impressive and would make an amazing Chanukah or Christmas gift.

$55; capacity 24 oz.; BPA free plastic
Get it here.

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10. The Hydro Flask – most customizable water bottle. Choose from seven sizes and two lid options, then pick from 14 colors for each of the four parts of the bottle. This stainless steel bottle may give off an after taste, but the plus is that it will keep liquids cold for 24 hours and hot for six.

$34 – $78; capacity 12 oz. – 64 oz.; stainless steel with silicone
Get it here.

(P.S How much water are you drinking on a daily basis? When not pregnant, I aim for half my body weight in ounces (so, about 60 ounces = 8 cups). 

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Thanks for researching all of the great recommendations, Angela!

Angela Ranelli is the creator of the food and health blog Kale & Tequila and a nutrition student at The Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, where she’ll soon earn a degree as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist. She believes in focusing on self-care rather than perfection, and that eating nourishing foods you love is fundamental to health, beauty and happiness. We love that, Angela! She is based in Newport, Rhode Island. You can find Angela on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Hope this article was helpful and hope it inspires you to hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. Let us know what you think of the water bottles! Post a picture on instagram or facebook of you sipping on your water bottle and tag #bewellwitharielle!

Here is one of my fave water recipes – for Water Fruit Sangria. Watch how to make it here.

Oh, and P.S. I’ll be sharing some more fun tips, healthy events (and even my fertility story) in the next few weeks. Sign up here for my newsletter to be first to know about it all.

Don’t forget to drink up!

Be hydrated. Be glowing. Be Well.

xo

Be Well,

Arielle

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3 Quick Lunches that Actually Taste Good

by Arielle J on November 1, 2016

Arielle Haspel on Marie Claire "The Fix" on Facebook LIVE making 3 lunches that don't suck: Kale Pizza, Kelp Noodles with Almond Butter Sauce and Tzaziki

{Photo by Carli Choi}

It’s been a while since I’ve posted because I’ve been busy cooking up some big things, including a big bun in the oven — a baby girl!!

She’s expected to arrive Winter 2017.

I’m really looking forward to sharing my fertility story (get ready for a webinar in a few weeks), as well as recipes for the mama-to-be (subscribe to my newsletter  here so you don’t miss them).

In the meantime, wanted to share something exciting…

Made my official baby bump debut today during a video segment with Marie Claire Magazine!   Over 7k people tuned in to watch LIVE from all around the world. 

Arielle Haspel on Marie Claire "The Fix" on Facebook LIVE making 3 lunches that don't suck: Kale Pizza, Kelp Noodles with Almond Butter Sauce and Tzaziki

{Photo by Carli Choi}

I made “3 Quick Lunches that Actually Taste Good”

….and my bump made a big appearance, so check it out the full segment here! (and below)

Brittney Levine, the Host of “The Fix” for Marie Claire invited me on and we had so much fun! I showed how to make three super simple, healthy home-made lunches that take less than 5 minutes to make and that actually taste good!

Arielle Haspel on Marie Claire "The Fix" on Facebook LIVE making 3 lunches that don't suck: Kale Pizza, Kelp Noodles with Almond Butter Sauce and Tzaziki

Here’s a sneak peak into what we made and all of the ingredients so you can make them, too! Easy enough to make during the week (even at work) and tasty enough to eat for yourself, or to serve to the entire fam!

Here are three super simple, healthy home-made lunches:

Arielle Haspel on Marie Claire "The Fix" on Facebook LIVE making 3 lunches that don't suck: Kale Pizza, Kelp Noodles with Almond Butter Sauce and Tzaziki

{Photo by me, @bewellwithrielle)

Kale Pizza
What You Need:
1 small tortilla (I like this one made of sprouted grains or this one made of brown rice)
2 Tbs tomato sauce
1 organic mozzarella stick, sliced
Handful kale pieces or spinach, chopped, ripped or shredded
Optional toppings – oregano and garlic powder

Directions:
1. Place tortilla on parchment paper or tin foil and place onto toaster tray (if you have one)
2. Toast in a toaster oven on high for 5 minutes or until melted and delicious. (You can also use the broil function on your oven for a quick cooking)
3. Optional – sprinkle on some garlic powder and/or oregano to taste and voila!

Serves 1

Arielle Haspel on Marie Claire "The Fix" on Facebook LIVE making 3 lunches that don't suck: Kale Pizza, Kelp Noodles with Almond Butter Sauce and Tzaziki

{Photo by Carli Choi}

Cucumber Tzaziki
What You Need:
1/2-1/4 cucumber, diced
1 container greek yogurt (I prefer organic, pasture-raised and/or local. You can also try with coconut yogurt if you’re dairy-free, but consistency will be different)
1 tsp garlic powder (or approx 1/4 tsp fresh or roasted garlic, minced)
1/2 lemon, juice
sea salt – sprinkle

Directions:
1. Dice cucumber into small 1cm x 1cm pieces
2. In a bowl, mix yogurt, garlic powder, lemon juice and sea salt. And then add in cucumbers. Viola!

Serves 1
*add a dollop to salad for extra protein
*eat as a snack with some celery, carrots or crackers
*if you tolerate daily or prefer not to eat dairy, you can try this recipe with coconut yogurt.

…and last but not least, this amazing healthified version of Asian cold sesame noodles. They were such a hit on set, the videographer licked the bowl!

kelp noodles. recipe by arielle haspel. photo by alyssa gagarin

{Photo by Alyssa Gagarin}

Kelp Noodles with Sesame-Almond Butter Sauce
What You Need:
1 package kelp noodles
3 Tbsp almond butter, no sugar added (you can also use peanut butter or cashew butter or tahini but they may all be different consistencies)
1 Tbsp toasted sesame oil
1 Tbsp tamari
2 tsp honey
1 Tbsp water (to thin)
optional – sliced almonds and sesame seeds and chia seeds

Directions:
1. Rinse kelp noodles under warm water for 5-10 seconds and drain. Set aside in a bowl.
2. In another bowl, mix almond butter, toasted sesame oil, tamari, honey and water.
3. Add on top of kelp noodles and mix well. (I like using my hands to mix). Add more tamari, sesame oil and water depending on how flavorful and liquidy that you like it. I like on the thicker, heartier side.
4. Add sliced almonds, sesame seeds and chia seeds on top.
Voila!

*The longer the kelp noodles soak in the sauce, the softer they become. Leave overnight for softest noodles, or eat immediately for more of a crunchy-ish texture!

*Save in a glass tupperware container for lunch for 3 days or lunch and dinner!

Serves 3

Arielle Haspel on Marie Claire "The Fix" on Facebook LIVE making 3 lunches that don't suck: Kale Pizza, Kelp Noodles with Almond Butter Sauce and Tzaziki

Arielle Haspel on Marie Claire "The Fix" on Facebook LIVE making 3 lunches that don't suck: Kale Pizza, Kelp Noodles with Almond Butter Sauce and Tzaziki

{Photos by Carli Choi at Bar Works}

Hope all of these recipes inspire you to make your own quick lunch this week!

Be easy. Be simple. Be well.

xo

be well,

arielle

P.S If you’re interested in Arielle’s upcoming events, want more of her recipes, and to hear her fertility story, subscribe to her newsletter here. xo

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Happy and Healthy Summer

by Arielle J on August 18, 2016

Happy and healthy summer, everyone!

It’s been a while since I’ve posted, but I’ve been really taking care of my body and working on some really big and exciting things lately:)

One of which, is my new reel! It’s a culmination of some of the cooking shows and events I’ve done recently.

I love creating simple, healthy and delicious recipes for you and I look forward to continuing to serve up more yumminess!

Check it out here.

Hope you’re having a healthy and happy summer!

xo

be well,
arielle

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Healthy Girls Weekend in the Hamptons

by Arielle J on August 4, 2016

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This weekend I took a short, and much needed girls trip to the Hamptons with one of my best friends, Ali and her daughter Dagny.

My husband, Lee had a bachelor party in Montreal. So when I found out about healthy events, and fun parties going on the Hamptons, it was the perfect excuse to get out of the muggy city! And who doesn’t love healthy girls weekends in the Hamptons?!

weekend with audi and hey mama co in the hamptons with be well with arielle

It was actually a super quick trip – we ended up leaving Manhattan on Saturday afternoon, but it worked out perfectly because we jam packed a ton in and also set aside time to relax and have fun.

On top of having an amazing excuses to get out of the city, I got to drive this brand new Audi Q7 all weekend! It really made the weekend even more of a blast! It’s a stunning car, super comfortable and compact, but really roomy. The weekend included sun-roof-open dance parties to Rihanna (and Elmo!), as well as super fun events. We felt ultra safe and in style!

First stop: the town of East Hampton for a quick snack, ice water and a bathroom! It was so hot and muggy when we got there, so it was nice to go for a leisurely walk and cool off!

weekend with audi and hey mama co in the hamptons with be well with arielle

When we parked, we were so amused at the parking feature – the Audi  has a “virtual cockpit” screen that displays a birds eye image of the parking spot, so you can see literally how much room you have in front of you, in back of you and on the sides! If you’re not the best parallel parker like me, it’s super helpful! See below at the right photo.

weekend with audi and hey mama co in the hamptons with be well with arielle

When we got back to the house, we ran around with Ali’s daughter Dagny a bit, got dressed to go to my friend, Amanda Gluck‘s (The Fashionable Hostess) party! Amanda and I used to host dinner parties together, so it was so great seeing her action.

P.S. How cute is Ali’s baby bump and this romper from Hatch?!

weekend with audi and hey mama co in the hamptons with be well with arielle

By the time we got the party, it was drizzling, but the festivities were still commencing hard core outside – rose and champagne definitely flowing. Amanda and I shared the biggest hug ever (she now lives in Miami so we rarely see each other) and then we toasted with some coconut water – my kind of party!

weekend with audi and hey mama co in the hamptons with be well with arielle

I’m not such a flower crown kind of girl, but Amanda was right – flower crowns are amazing for bad hair days! My hair got super curly and frizzy from standing outside in the drizzle, but thanks to my flower crown, you couldn’t even tell!!

Everyone at the party, including the male bartenders and taco truck chef were sporting cute white flower crowns from the talented Crowns by Christy!

hamptons audi

We then noshed on Veggie and Chicken Tacos made with seasonal veggies from the cutest taco truck, Noah’s On the Road! The sauteed zucchini and mushrooms in the taco were so delish and it was topped with a lemony aioli.

taco truck at fashionable hostess party

I saw tons of inspiring and talented bloggers, including Lauren Nelson, one of the hosts, and Kate Rumson from the interior design account, The Real Houses of IG. Kate is so serene and down to earth and has over a million instagram followers! She just got an offer to appear on a reality show, so we chatted it up. One of my wishes and goals is to launch my own healthy cooking show on television, so she gave me the advice to keep on sharing pretty photos and using relevant hashtags on instagram.  Was grateful for her tips, and have been hashtagging a ton ever since!

Here are some of my favorite hashtags that I use often:

#healthy #healthyrecipe #healthycooking #healthylifestyle #bewell

Ali and I then headed for some ramen soup and then home for our slumber party and early wake up call.

We stayed at the Hey Mama Co. house, put on our pajamas and chatted and giggled for the rest of the night with Katya and Amri, the founders and Dasha, Katya’s sister, a kettle bell trainer.

That night, Ali and I ending up sharing a bed with her dog, Scooter!!!! It was the first time I had ever slept in a bed with a dog. I heard some pitter patter through out the night but to my surprise, I actually slept pretty well.

In the morning, we headed to Surf Lodge in Montauk for a morning of wellness and inspiration with the Hey Mama Co. crew.

hey mama hamptons invite

I have to admit, I sat out for most of the workout (yoga and barre classes are more my thing), but I loved watching all of the new martial arts inspired moves!

hamptons audi

We then heard from an inspiring panel of inspiring working mamas, including SELF Magazine’s Deputy Editor, Liz Plosser, Jill Foley, Founder of Peloton,  Jacq Tatelman, Co-Founder of State, and Dasha Anderson, creator of Kettlebell Kickboxing. They were so raw, real and inspiring. They spoke about how 5 minute workouts are sometimes just enough now that they have full time jobs and kids. They never even think of going to 90 minute yoga classes now! Oh, and they love carrying healthy snacks in their bags, like raw almonds to keep them satiated and energized on-the-go.

weekend with audi and hey mama co in the hamptons with be well with arielle

We had brunch overlooking the water, including delicious juices and the most stunning avocado toast — with a poached egg on top!

avocado toast

On the way back home, we stopped at one of my fave smoothie spots, Simply Sublime in East Hampton. We ordered smoothies for the road, and I was craving something savory so I got a bowl of nourishing kitchari, which is made with rice, mung beans and topped with ghee. It totally hit the spot.

weekend with audi and hey mama co in the hamptons with be well with arielle
The ride home is usually a little dreadful –  there’s typically so much traffic, but the Audi includes a ton of driver assistance features that made the driving experience so much more enjoyable. We had to switch up our destination a few times, and we actually loved entering in the addresses to the GPS system!  Instead of choosing letters and numbers and spelling out the address, there’s a keypad where you can draw out the letters making it so much faster to enter an address. So cool!

Thanks again to Audi for getting us around town safely, AND in style this weekend! Can’t wait to take it for another spin!

If you’re a mama, mama-to-be, or wish to be a mom someday, check out Hey Mama Co. It’s a community of uber fashionable, creative and entrepreneurial moms who are super inspiring and really doing amazing things in the world. Hey Mama also hosts awesome seasonal events. I can’t wait to attend more of them this year! Or, stay in touch on instagram at @heymamaco. I’m certainly feeling #stronglikeamama after the weekend!

weekend with audi and hey mama co in the hamptons with be well with arielle

Now, off to Fire Island for another healthy girls weekend getaway!

be fit. be fashionable. be well.

xo

be well,
arielle

 

 

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9 Tips for Confident Public Speaking

by Arielle J on June 23, 2016

friday hightlights from be well with arielle

Yesterday, I shot an episode for Healthination about my favorite summer and beauty foods. The pict above was taken after the shoot. It was SO much fun! Can’t wait to show you the clip.

People always ask if I get nervous before shooting my cooking shows, or speaking in public. I actually LOVE speaking in public and talking in front of the camera. I wouldn’t say that I get nervous per se, but I do get excited! It wasn’t always this way, though.

arielle haspel public speaker

It took a lot of practice to speak in front of audience…and the camera. I also learned from people who inspired me!

Many people who have attended one my nutrition lectures, have been following me on social media, or who bought one of my iloveme rings, say things like:

“I would love to do what you do and follow my passions, but it’s really scary to take the leap.”

“I want to do what I love, too, but I don’t know how to get there.”

“I want to bring more purpose into my work.”

“I want to feel more fulfilled in my daily life.”

“I want to speak in public but I’m terrified!”

I get it. Speaking in front of people is so anxiety producing! And leaving a well paid job, to start your own business is super scary! But, it doesn’t have to be. I do what I love every day, and I feel energized, fulfilled and grateful — even when that particular day is tough, frustrating or exhausting.

But before I started my business, it didn’t look or feel like this at all. I worked at a few offices and there were days when my eyes were literally glued to the clock. I couldn’t wait for lunch…I couldn’t wait for my 3pm break. I couldn’t WAIT to leave the office! And I could hardly get up in the morning because thinking of stepping into my office was just such a drag. I hated speaking in meetings and I felt so unfulfilled at the end of every day and totally under appreciated. I would literally cry when I got home from work. I felt like I didn’t have a purpose.

When you struggle with doing what you love or feel like everything needs to be “perfect” before you can do something (like speak in front of an audience), it’s easy to feel paralyzed and never take action.

I know exactly how that feels and it’s the worst feeling ever. I want to make sure you have this info because it was life changing for me and I know it can be for you, too.

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Here are 9 confidence tips that help me prepare speaking in public and in front of the camera: 

  • Prepare. prepare. prepare. Whether you’re speaking in front of 3 people, or 300 people, in person, on a webinar (or even TV!), preparation is key. When I know what I’m going to say, I feel confident with the content, which is seriously half of the challenge.  In order to prepare, I type out my speaking notes. Then, I’ll go over them again, organize them and put them in bullet proof format. I make the bullets short and to the point, so they’re easy to remember and expandable. I print out a copy and I send a copy to my phone so I have backup. Preparation is key.
  • Don’t try to be anyone else – just be you. I started hosting cooking classes about five years ago in the apartment building where I live. It started at 6pm, and I swear, I would spend the ENTIRE day almost memorizing “my lines.” I felt like I needed to know every single benefit of every food that I was talking about. What I learned is that it’s less important to spew facts, and more important to inspire people through experience. So, focus on what you do know. Focus on what makes you feel good. Focus on what you’re good at. Tell people how it makes you feel. And just be you. That’s all people want from you, anyway. Watch this video where my mentor, Gabby and I talk about authenticity. Authenticity is your sexiest trait.
  • Rehearse out loud. The night before the event, I always rehearse out loud, so when I wake up in the morning, I feel confident. I like rehearsing in front of my husband, or you can even do it front of the mirror, or I sometimes like taping myself on my computer or iphone so I  know how long it will be, what I’m going to say and how I’m going to say it. Your event is not a dress rehearsal, so rehearse beforehand!
  • Wear something that makes you feel like your best self. In high school, I was the President of the Student Council and I remember getting up in front of everyone and being so self-conscious with how tight my pants were – I was nervous that I had “camel toe!” It was totally, utterly embarrassing. But, when I look back, I’m so grateful for that experience. Now, when I am presenting in front of people, I make sure to dress in something I am comfortable in – no tight pants! I dress my best (always a pop of color), I get my hair done (because I’m just not a great hair stylist) and I make sure my nails are fresh and clean (just in case the camera does a close up of my nails!). Wear something that makes you feel confident, pretty and inspiring and try it on in the mirror before you step out into the audience!
  • Take a deep breath and pee! This is one of my favorite speaking rituals. Before every video that I shoot, or before every speaking engagement, I head to bathroom. I empty myself out (nothings worse than walking on the stage and feeling in the first few seconds that you have to pee!). Then, I reapply my lipgloss, make sure I don’t have any mascara running down my face and then, I take 3 deep breaths and remind myself why I’m there. I walk out feeling present and grounded and most importantly, ready to be me. Take a few minutes before you speak to just be with you. Take a deep breath and remind yourself how you can help the people that you’re speaking to.
  • When you step out into your audience or in front of the camera, and whether its 1 person or 300, LIVE or being taped, take a deep breath. Let in the people. Let in the experience. Take a look around and take a deep breath. You can do this!
  • Stand in confidence. Stand firmly on the ground with both feet on the floor and stand up straight.
  • Speak slowly. So much slower than you think you should speak@ I always tend to speak fast and when I re-play my videos or lectures, I always think I sound best when I’m speaking slowly. The slower you speak, the more time you have your brain to prepare what it’s going to say next and the more articulate you will sound!
  • Bring a clock or watch so you can track how long you’re speaking for.

I hope this was helpful and I hope you’re excited to get in front of the camera…and in front of an audience!

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I’m able to show up with fierceness and passion in front of the camera and large audiences because of Gabrielle Bernstein, my friend, mentor and business coach. Gabby taught me to get clear about what I wanted and who I wanted to be. Then, she taught me to focus, focus, focus.

I started my business because of her. I was able to feel confident charging people for my health coaching services because of her. She taught me how to view myself as a business person. She taught me the power of meditation (even if it’s just for 1 minute!) She taught me how to speak confidently in public, because she does it so effortlessly in front of 100,000 people! She taught me to be authentic and always be me.

If it weren’t for Gabby, I definitely wouldn’t have started my jewelry business, or my health coaching business and I probably wouldn’t be on the path to having my own cooking show on TV.

Gabby created a business training program and it is AMAZING. If you want to gain confidence public speaking, learn how to turn your blog into a business, get lessons to make passive revenue and feel like you’re living in your purpose, I highly recommend Gabby’s new training. It is f-ing awesome and I know because I’ve gone through the training myself!

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Here’s the info about the training:

During Spirit Junkie Masterclass, you’ll gain the confidence and business-building tools you need to live your highest purpose, make an impact and earn what you deserve for your work.

It’s a really well-done digital training course that was created to feel like you’re right into the auditorium with her, so it feels like a LIVE training. 

Because I’m so obsessed and because it helped me so much, I’m so excited to offer an AMAZING bonus for anyone who signs up through this link here!

In the 8-module Spirit Junkie Masterclass Digital course, you will:

  • Get step-by-step guidance on how to establish and grow your business, attract media for your message and make money doing what you love.
  • Learn how to turn your blog into a business, publish a life-changing book, lead a transformational talk and create digital courses so that you can create passive revenue for your great work.
  • Join 2 live Q&A calls with Gabby throughout the 8-week training.
  • Have access to an always-fresh, forever relevant program that you can take at your own pace and revisit for a lifetime.
  • Experience the energy and enthusiasm from the live training in the comfort of your own home. Have the option to learn via video, audio, or typed transcripts — whichever format fits your learning style best.
  • Plus, Gabby is offering an extra special bonus when you sign up for the training before June 26, 2016: Her Spirit Junkie Business Basics digital program!

Here’s a breakdown of what you’ll get:

  • 2 live training calls with Gabby: The first will help you clarify your visions and move past your blocks, and in the second she’ll guide you to get into action! These live calls are valued at $500.
  • The Spirit Junkie Business Basics digital program: Gabby created this program with her team of business pros. It will give you everything you need to set up the back end of your business: contracts, negotiating tools, insurance information and much more. This program has a total value of $3,000.
  • Get $3500 in bonuses when you sign up before June 26 at midnight ET.

 

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And if you sign up with this link here, you will receive these special bonuses from ME!:

*Your choice of a necklace or ring – sterling silver with pearl. In stock options only. Worldwide shipping included. Your ring will be sent week of July 10th – look out for an email from me then to confirm your address.

**Your 45 min breakthrough session will be scheduled after July 10th. Look out for an email from me after July 10th to schedule your appointment.

Questions? Email me at info@bewellwitharielle.com.

These extra bonuses total $525 (and you get it for FREE if you sign up for Gabby’s training using this link)

Use this link to sign up for Spirit Junkie Masterclass, so you can receive a FREE iloveme ring or necklace, plus a FREE 45-min call with me! This offer closes on Sunday, June 26 at midnight ET so sign up now here to receive the training and the FREE bonuses from me! Your jewelry will ship week of July 10th! 

You can get all of these bonuses when you sign up here:  http://bewellwitharielle.com/businesstraining

I believe you in you and all that you are worth. It’s time to stop waiting, and to take the leap. It will feel SO good. I know it!

Love and Be Well,

Arielle

P.S. All these bonuses may never happen again, so make sure to check out the details of the awesome deal here: http://bewellwitharielle.com/businesstraining

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friday hightlights from be well with arielle

Happy Friday!

The week started off on a great note – I was in Park City with my husband for a wedding!

The actual wedding was super fun, and beyond stunning. Check out this photo of the bride and groom. The bride happens to be a model, so it was beyond picturesque!

friday hightlights from be well with arielle

Oh – and here is one of the highlights from my trip – visiting the “Park Silly” farmers market and getting this Pineapple Snow Cone!

friday hightlights from be well with arielle

As I mentioned in my newsletter, instead of food coloring and sweetened condensed milk, I asked for fresh pineapple juice and coconut milk. Best summer treat ever! I spooned it out and ate literally all of it myself.

Make it at home by: slicing the top of the pineapple off. Then, scoop out the pineapple using this pineapple corer or a sharp knife. In a blender, blend ice, pineapple, and unsweetened, full-fat coconut milk and then spoon out the icy pina colada mixture into the pineapple, add a cute straw and umbrella (if you have) and enjoy!

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This week wasn’t as jam packed with events as last week, but it was pretty exciting so wanted to share some the healthy highlights from the week with you!

On Monday, we woke up bright an early and flew from Salt Lake City, Utah back to New York. This is one of the views from the hotel.

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And this was a shot that I took on a bike ride. It was mountain biking. Let me say that in a another way, biking in the MOUNTAINS…on rocks! It was so freaking hard. I wimped out and didn’t go all the way up the mountain. Instead, I took a nice, leisurely ride, breathed in the fresh air and enjoyed every second…and every sip of water!

healthy highlights and be well with arielle

On Tuesday, I was tad bit jet lagged, so I felt little loopy all day! Ended the day watching the OJ Simpson documentary. It definitely isn’t the most heart warming thing to watch, but it’s super interesting and entertaining! If you watch it at night, I advise you to leave a little time to wind down before bed! This is what I snacked on while watching it. One of my fave chocolates ever from Hu Kitchen!

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On Wednesday, I shot a new episode for Healthination. This show was all about my favorite picnic foods and beautifying summer foods. We shot it in Brooklyn at a park in DUMBO. It was so fun! Here is a link to my past cooking videos with them!

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Afterwards, I went to yoga, had dinner on my roof, and went for the longest walk ever to the West Village to get some avocado ice-cream at my new fave place, called (Springbone)…but it was closed! Was so bummed but can’t wait to go back next week!

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Today, I’m having my first personal training session with Mikey Victor. I’ve been looking forward to having a session with him since April! Follow on snapchat (bewellwarielle) and instagram (bewellwitharielle) to see my new moves.

Then, I’m off to the Hamptons to celebrate life and love with my husband and best friends.

Have an fun-filled and healthy weekend!

xo

be happy. be healthy. be you.

be well,

arielle

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Friday: Healthy Highlights from the Week

by Arielle J on June 17, 2016

fire island ferry

Happy Friday!

I’m up bright and early this morning,
heading off to Park City, UT with my husband
for a wedding in the mountains.

This week was jam packed with such incredible events, so I wanted to share the healthy highlights from the week with you!

On Monday, I had my best friend’s birthday dinner. Keri and I have been friends since we met at camp when we were 12 years old. She’s one of my biggest cheerleaders and such a light in my life. We went to Vandal, and I ordered for all 12 people! Everyone was satisfied to the max AND the bill was really reasonable for a NYC night out! Score!

michael strahan and latreal mitchell for meta appetite control

On Tuesday, I woke up bright and early and worked out with Michael Strahan (I’m such a fan!) and his trainer, Latreal Mitchell! I was so nervous for the workout (I’m not much of a cardio girl), but the workout was based on “Functional Range Conditioning” and I ended up LOVING it. The workout was similar to yoga, lots of stretching, with a mix of strength training without weights. Afterwards, we sipped on smoothies made with Meta, which is a smoothie powder made fiber-rich physillium husk. The unflavored version is made with 3 ingredients, so if you need a boost going to the bathroom (yes! I’m talking about going #2), or need some help getting full faster, this may be a great addition to your morning smoothies. I recommend the unflavored version and adding in fresh or frozen fruit to sweeten it naturally. Or, add in some chia seeds for a full dose of fiber. I like the white chia seeds best.

After we sipped on smoothies, we sat down for a chat with Michael and Latreal.

I loved when Michael said that he likes to eat “80/20” to keep him feeling on track! Just like me, Michael!! 80/20 means 80% of the time, he eats to nourish his body and 20% of the time, he eats what is available to him, even if it’s not the healthiest!

When it comes to working out, Michael said “don’t push through workouts. As a football player, you can’t stop because it’s your job. But when you’re working out to stay fit, make it feel good. If it’s too hot outside, take your workout inside or slow down.” He feels better now than he did when he played football. He says, “Quality of life is so much better when you can move your body.” Just one reason why I love yoga so much!

After the event, I asked Latreal what she likes to eat pre and post workout and to snack on. I especially wanted to know, because her abs are ripped and her arms are amazing – so, so toned. She’s not a fan of dairy, sugar or processed foods. Oh, and she doesn’t eat corn. Like me!

Her favorite snack? Beanitos chips with guacamole and a glass of champagne! Or, a green apple with almond butter.

Her fave breakfast? Steel Cut Oats with Walnuts and a side of egg whites.

Her fave post-workout snack? A smoothie made with fruit and a vegetarian protein powder. (I like this non-vegetarian protein powder)

Latreal believes in the power of keeping your workouts “fresh”. I love that term – it’s so motivating. She said, “if you’re bored with your workout routine, find something that you like to do! Outdoor activities are fun and great way to keep it fresh. You don’t just need a gym to have a great workout – try a bike ride, squats in the park or even a boxing class. And, find someone who already works out. It’s a great way to stay motivated. Social support is key. Oh – and if you have kids, put on some music and dance! Show them your old dance moves!”

I’m still feeling fit from the workout – thanks, Michael, Latreal and Meta! Check out photos under hashtag #crushcravings

avocado martini

On Tuesday night, I attended the most amazing dinner made with ALL avocado! My friend, Beth, who is the Food Editor at Health Magazine invited me and the Avocado Council hosted it. Chef John Fraser, the famed chef at Narcissa (one of my fave NYC restaurants), made an innovative dinner made of all avocado!

First, we sipped on Avocado Martinis!Make it at home by blending up: avocado, crushed ice, tequila and a splash of fresh orange juice to sweeten. Rim the glass with pink himalayan sea salt and then top it off with some sprigs of cilantro to brighten it up. Holy yum!

Then, we had Avocado Ravioli made with crab and tomato consomme (tomato water). Then, Avocado Mousse, Confit Avocado, Avocado Semifreddo with FRESH white chocolate AND last but not least, avocado-black pepper macaroons!! It was beyond creative, so delicious..and certainly filling!

Registered Dietician, Erin Palinski-Wade gave us good news about these healthy, high-fat fruit – apparently people who consume avocados have smaller waistlines! Good news, right? Also, avocado lowers LDL (bad cholesterol) and blood lipids, so it’s a great option for people with high blood pressure, insulin resistance and diabetes.

Also, avocados, because of their creamy texture and high (good) fat content, are a great substitute for cheese or mayo. For example, swapping a sandwich with avocado for cheese can actually boost the nutrient profile of the sandwich, while still giving you a similar satisfaction level.

Another fact about avocados that I love: it’s smart to pair avocados with tomatoes and carrots, because avocados (fat) aids in the absorption of vitamin A (a fat soluble vitamin found in tomatoes and carrots), which is good for your eyes! Good news for people, like me, who like BLATs (Bacon, Lettuce, Avocado Tomato Sandwiches!). Avocados are SUPER versatile, so try incorporating them into your daily life in a creative way! I love this Avocado Chocolate Pudding Cake.

Check out photos under hashtag #frasergoesavo

Breaking Vegan by Jordan Younger, The Balanced Blonde and Arielle Haspel of be well with arielle

On Wednesday, I attended my friend’s Jordan’s book launch. In her new book, “Breaking Vegan” inspired by her former life as the “The Blonde Vegan” and now, “The Balanced Blonde,” Jordan shares her experience to switch up her healthy lifestyle. It was held at my friend, Jamie’s cute restaurant in the West Village, called Gingersnaps Organic. If you want fresh almond milk, run, don’t walk!

After, I went for dinner with my elementary school friend, Roni, who is the owner of one of my fave clothing lines, Generation Love Clothing. She brought a bag for me full of new summer dresses and tops, so we went to the restaurant bathroom and tried them on!! All throughout dinner, we were talking about dessert – how we wanted healthy ice cream. Well, Seamores, the restaurant had coconut milk-cashew soft-serve ice-cream!!! The flavor of the night was Coconut-Macadamia and was topped with chocolate sprinkles and coconut flakes. SO AMAZING!!! If you’re looking for a sweet summer treat, definitely run, don’t walk to Seamores – it’s a block from Little Italy on Mulberry and Kenmare. Oh, and the owner went out our elementary school. So proud of all of these successful P.S. 158 alum!

vegan coconut milk ice cream from odd fellows at seamores in NYC

Yesterday, Thursday, I was invited to “spin and sip” event hosted by my friend, Candice Kumai to launch a non-GMO smoothie line made by Kashi GoLean. I wasn’t able to make it, but it looks like everyone had a blast!

Cooking Class

Anyway, have a great weekend and Happy Fathers Day weekend to all of the amazing men out there!

{My family and I celebrated my dad and brother-in-law last week. First, we went to a cooking class together (my dad is obsessed with dumplings) and then we took a trip to my favorite place on earth, Fire Island!}

xo

be excited. be adventurous. be you

be well,

arielle

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Spirit Junkie Masterclass - Turn your passion into your paycheck. By Gabrielle Bernstein

Last night I attended my friend, Jordan Younger’s book launch for “Breaking Vegan.” She garnered a huge following back in the day from her instagram and blog called “The Blonde Vegan.”

Jordan and I met in NYC a few years ago before she moved to LA. I invited her over for a fun girl’s brunch at my apartment and afterwards, she interviewed me on her blog here.

In her new book inspired by her new business, The Balanced Blonde, Jordan shares her experience of being vegan and the need to switch up her lifestyle! I can’t wait to dive in to the book, but in the meantime, it really got me thinking about launching a business, how to make it a success… and the fear of competition. She definitely is a prime example of someone who also turned her passion into a paycheck!

Breaking Vegan by Jordan Younger, The Balanced Blonde

In my newsletter today, I share all about starting a business, my fears around asking for money and owning my worth…and letting go of competition. {Sign up for my newsletter here}

I get asked all of the time “How did you take the leap to start your business and how did you grow it?”

In 2008, I actually had no idea what I wanted to do. But, I knew that I wanted my life to be different and I wanted to make money doing what I loved.

I had a huge fear around asking for money, though and I hated even the thought of having to sell something. Can you relate?

Do you have fear around self promotion and get uncomfortable talking about yourself?
Do you know that you need to make a change in your life, but you’re nervous to take the leap?
Do you feel stifled getting clients because of all of the competition out there?

Arielle Haspel of bewellwitharielle.com

I totally get it! Self promotion can be super intimidating and the money conversation can be _really_ awkward.

The main person who helped me start my jewelry and health coaching businesses was my mentor, Gabrielle Bernstein.

One of the most helpful tips that Gabby gave me was: “Arielle, don’t even think about selling anything. Get into a place where you deeply feel connected and excited about what you want to do and SHARE it. Don’t even think about selling.”

Gabby is a money magnet and a total media magnet. She has a massive following, FIVE best selling books, she’s been interviewed by Oprah, featured in a 6 page spread in ELLE Magazine and on the front page of the New York Times Sunday Styles section!! Her success is so inspiring and her suggestions are spot on, so I always take her advice. Click here for her tips.

And it has worked!

My jewelry business took off because of my love for the message behind it. And myhealth coaching practice blossomed because of my deep passion for helping people feel good.

Arielle Haspel of bewellwitharielle.com

I never feel a sense of competition.

I’ve learned…
There is a enough to go around and when you have an empowering message or talent, it is a disadvantage to the world if you don’t share it.

Today, Gabby is sharing her 3 tips to launch your career:
* combat your fear of selling
* gain confidence and grow your following
* let go of competition

Spirit Junkie Masterclass - Turn your passion into your paycheck. By Gabrielle Bernstein

Watch this free video and learn:
* The #1 way to launch a successful business.
* How to stand out amongst competition.
* How to make promotion FUN!

Click here to watch. My fave part is: 5:28.

When we get to a place where we are truly being ourselves, competition is irrelevant. We can truly applaud the successes of our friends and the people in the same industries as us. YES, YES, YES!

be authentic. be confident. be you.
xo

Be Well,
Arielle

P.S. I’m honored to be one of Gabrielle Bernstein’s affiliates. I deeply believe in her and may earn a referral fee if you end up taking her training. Her teachings have changed my life and I know that they can change yours too!

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3 tips to turn your passion intoa profession

If you’ve been following me on instagram (@bewellwitharielle) and snapchat (@bewellwarielle), then
you would’ve seen all of the excitement from last night.

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…the AMAZING Beyonce in concert!
My friend got us 8th row seats! It was seriously a dream.
I have never sat that close up at a concert ever in my life.
My body was vibrating all night and I can literally still feel the electricity of her performance! I turned to my friend, Ali, who took me, hugged her so tight and said “thank you, thank you, thank you.”

I was at a Beyonce concert, 8th row, AND it was A GIFT!

I get asked all of the time how I have gotten to where I am today – from a jewelry business, to hosting corporate lectures and events, to a cooking show!

My friends and family are incredible, I get freebies from brands sent to me every week and amazing dreamy opportunities. I am so grateful and wake up everyday thanking the universe!

Arielle Haspel

But, I often think to myself “what I have I done to deserve all of this amazing things and opportunities?!”

One of the main people that has helped learn how to manifest, live a happy life and start a business is my good friend and mentor, Gabby Bernstein. I attended one of Gabby’s first lectures back in 2008 and quickly became her client. (I was actually her first paid client!!) She helped me believe in myself, step out into the world confidently and turn all of my passions into a profession. She is the master of personal growth and she’s committed to guiding us through whatever blocks us from living our life’s purpose and sharing it with the world.

I get asked all of the time how I took the leap and started my own business. First, I had to get through the things that were blocking me.

Well, there are a few common issues that hold us back from truly believing in ourselves and Gabby tackles them in these free videos.

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I am so excited to share some of her tips with you that helped me the most. If you have the urge to step into your power, now is the time!

In this first free video training, Gabby teaches you how to gain the confidence and start turning your passion into a profession.

Click here to watch the video…

My fave advice is at: 3:51 and 5:21. These “just do it” tips are what helped me build my confidence and really step out into the world as an entrepreneur.

Watch this video and I bet that you’ll immediately feel inspired to turn your passion into a profession, too!

Sending you lots of love on this gorgeous day.

Be confident. Be you. Be well.

xo

Be Well,
Arielle

P.S. I’m so honored to be one of Gabrielle Bernstein’s affiliates. I deeply believe in her and this program and may earn a referral fee if you take the course from my recommendation. Her teachings have changed my life and I know that they can change yours too! 

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healthy home-made version of starbucks caramelized honey frappucino by arielle haspel and be well with arielle

Total confession – I LOVE coffee. I’m obsessed with the scent, the taste, and (even the cups they come in!) Oh and Starbucks frappuccinos? Don’t even get me started. I would drink them all day everyday! Am I right? They are so freaking delicious!
But…I rarely even drink coffee! Not because of the pH (acidity of it) or the fact that it stains my teeth (eeek!)…or that most places add tons of white sugar to it.
{Try my healthier version of Starbucks Honey Caramel Frapp for Thrive Market here.}
healthy home-made version of starbucks caramelized honey frappucino by arielle haspel and be well with arielle
I’m really sensitive to caffeine, so coffee actually makes me super jittery. (Like bouncing off the walls jitters.) When I do have it – it’s usually iced, organic, decaf and with some type of delicious dairy-free milk, like coconut milk, almond milk or hemp milk and a dash of coconut palm sugar. I typically prefer tea – black tea with milk and local honey is my ultimate fave.
I know I’m not like most people – my friends and family are diehard fans of coffee! This spring, Starbucks beverage du jour is the caramelized honey frappuccino. It is UH-MAZINGLY delicious – creamy, super sweet. So, I wanted to make a version that everyone, including me, could make at home and indulge in.
healthy home-made version of starbucks caramelized honey frappucino by arielle haspel and be well with arielle
I always try to “healthify” my favorite treats so I know exactly what I’m putting into my body, while still feeling like I’m treating myself. Now, I no longer have to deprive myself of my fave treat! Get the recipe here.
When Thrive Market asked me to create a healthified version of Starbucks famous Caramelized Honey Frappuccino, I wrote back with a “HELL YES!”
Get excited because you can satisfy your sweet tooth by blending up a healthier version at home. Naturally sweetened with dates and honey recreate the burnt sugar flavor of the original, just without the the 68 grams of sugar (and the inevitable sugar crash). In this recipe that I made for Thrive Market, I also use almond milk to make it super creamy. Best of all, it takes less than three minutes to whip up yourself—and only costs a few cents! Get the recipe here.
This quick treat will make you burst with excitement to get out of bed in the morning. I used organic, decaf, instant coffee, but feel free to use whatever amount of caffeine makes you and your body happy!
Just blend up these ingredients and enjoy!
healthy home-made version of starbucks caramelized honey frappucino by arielle haspel and be well with arielle
Get the recipe here at Thrivemarket.com.
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P.S. If you don’t want to make your own coffee and you love Starbucks, try their glass bottle with plain, unsweetened coffee as an on-the-go option. You can add your own milk from home, or they offer coconut milk at stores (which is delish and a great alternative to dairy but still has a lot of sugar in it).  Or, try the organic milk which is available at most Starbucks checkout counters and add yourself!
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Let me know how you like it – post a photo of your creation and tag me on instagram (@bewellwitharielle) so I can see!
be sweet. be healthy. be energized.
xo be well,
arielle

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gluten free grass-fed burger by arielle haspel of be well with arielle

One my favorite summer weekend activities is a trip to Smorgasburg in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It’s a food love fest on the water, overlooking the city. They sell everything from coconut water, thai food, gourmet french fries, to the infamous Keizo Shimamoto’s ramen burger. It’s a fun scene with AMAZING food.

I’ve tried the ramen burger and it’s absolutely amazing. The juicy patty is sandwiched between two crispy noodle “buns.” If you can’t get your hands on the real thing, make a healthier version, like the Gluten-Free Ramen Burger on Thrive Market here!

This recipe uses all the classic Asian flavors, but with healthy substitutes, like tamari (gluten-free version of soy sauce), grass-fed burger patty and brown rice–millet ramen (gluten-free version of ramen) to keep it strictly gluten-free. Top it all off with tomato, onions, avocado and scallions and you’ve got yourself a beyond delish meal!

gluten free grass-fed burger by arielle haspel of be well with arielle

I’ve teamed up with Thrive Market to show you how to make it. Click here for the full recipe.

thrive market ramen burger by arielle haspel

gluten free grass-fed burger by arielle haspel of be well with arielle

gluten free grass-fed burger by arielle haspel of be well with arielle

gluten free grass-fed burger by arielle haspel of be well with arielle

gluten free grass-fed burger by arielle haspel of be well with arielle

gluten free grass-fed burger by arielle haspel of be well with arielle

How delish does it look? Wait until you taste it! Get the recipe on Thrive Market here.

be fun. be adventurous. be well.

xo

be well,

arielle

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Cooking with Mama & Tata

by Arielle J on May 12, 2016

Arielle Haspel of bewellwitharielle.com on MamaandTata.com

I’m so excited – one of my favorite cooking class clients, Jenna Crespi launched Mama and Tata with her sister, Candice Miller, and it truly is the coolest insider’s guide to what every hip and healthy woman needs in NYC.

I’m obsessed with all of their recommendations.

Jenna and I have known each other since high school days. We both grew up in NYC and moved back home after college. We would see each other every week at the gym and on the streets of NY.

Jenna reached out to do some cooking classes with her friend. They wanted to learn quick, easy, healthy and delicious recipes that they could make for themselves and their husbands during the week. Every week we met and cooked together.

Recently I made Healthified Chocolate-Coconut Granola with Mama, Tata and their ADORABLE crew. Get the recipe here.

Check out some of the photos from our cooking class and interview!

Arielle Haspel of bewellwitharielle.com on MamaandTata.com

The girls helped me mix up the gluten-free oats, coconut oil, maple syrup and dark chocolate chips.

Arielle Haspel of bewellwitharielle.com on MamaandTata.com

We had so much fun and they couldn’t wait to put it in the oven! P.S How cute are they? And how adorable is that kid’s cooking mitt?!

Arielle Haspel of bewellwitharielle.com on MamaandTata.com

On their site, Mama and Tata said: “We never learned how to cook when we were young, so naturally when we were becoming mamas we both scrambled to find a great chef to teach us how to make some simple, tasty, and healthy options. Arielle’s vibrant energy makes cooking a fun family activity and she tailors your menu to your personal food preferences. She teaches you to cook with healthy and organic ingredients, such as coconut oil instead of canola oil, almond meal instead of flour, her recipe for muffins made of chickpeas and almond butter is our personal fav!  She provides nutritional advice, hosts her own cooking show for Glamour Magazine, holds cooking events, and the list goes on! Not only is she great fun for adult groups or privates, but she also loves children and offers group cooking classes for the kiddies” – Mama & Tata.

Thanks, girls! I love, love cooking with you, too!

Arielle Haspel of bewellwitharielle.com on MamaandTata.com

Check out my fun interview with them here, called “Cooking for Dummies”.

And check out Mama & Tata: the new, hip and fashionable destination for things mom in NYC – the coolest places to shop, plus even where to workout to get hot bods like them!

Can’t wait to cook with YOU!

be delicious. be fun. be well.

xo

be well,

arielle

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Healthified Cereal Milk Doughnuts

by Arielle J on May 10, 2016

Gluten Free Cereal Milk doughnuts on thrive market made by arielle haspel. healthified. Healthier breakfast

When Thrive Market asked if I would some of my favorite healthified recipes, one of the first recipes that came to mind were these Healthified Cereal Milk Doughnuts.

Gluten Free Cereal Milk doughnuts on thrive market made by arielle haspel. healthified. Healthier breakfast

Remember cereal milk? The brightly colored, sugar-infused milk left behind from your fave childhood cereal? Well these gluten-free doughnuts draw inspiration from that nostalgic breakfast memory! Momufuko and Popsugar were the first creators of these genius and I swapped some of the ingredients to make them as delicious and guilt-free!

Gluten Free Cereal Milk doughnuts on thrive market made by arielle haspel. healthified. Healthier breakfast

Made with cereal “milk”, almond flour, sweetened with coconut sugar, and baked instead of fried, these are ideal for an occasional breakfast and livening up your next brunch party!

Pick up a doughnut pan and a box of your favorite cereal, and get in your kitchen ASAP!

Gluten Free Cereal Milk doughnuts on thrive market made by arielle haspel. healthified. Healthier breakfast

These cereal milk doughnut are such a playful way to treat yourself.
Here’s how I healthified them:
– baked instead of fried
– coconut palm sugar instead of white sugar
– gluten-free, lower-in-sugar cereals
– almond flour, instead of white or whole wheat flour
– almond milk, instead of regular milk

Get the recipe here at Thrive Market.
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Hope you enjoy this recipe and stay tuned for more of my healthified, playful recipes at Thrive Market.

Be playful. Be fun. Be delicious.

xo

be well,
arielle

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Gluten-Free Matzo Balls

by Arielle J on April 22, 2016

Gluten-Free Matzo Ball Soup for Passover by Arielle Haspel of Bewellwitharielle.com

Happy Passover!

I have to say, I’m pretty proud of myself. This was my second attempt at making making matzo balls and they came out pretty perfect! I was inspired by a recipe, so I can’t take full credit for this one, but I’m feeling like a really good Jewish wife right now:)

Gluten-Free Matzo Ball Soup for Passover by Arielle Haspel of Bewellwitharielle.com

During the first attempt, I tried to make Gluten-Free Matzo Balls out of almond flour and it was a total fail. They taste really good, but they came out flat and dense and don’t look like a traditional matzo ball.

I’ve never made matzo balls before, so when I arrived at the supermarket, I got nervous and just bought the Gluten-Free Matzo Ball mix. When I got home, I realized I didn’t have some of the ingredients to make the recipe on the back of the container. So, I used what I had in  my kitchen, and of course, healthified it a little. Next year, I’ll experiment making it even healthier. Baby steps…

Disclaimer: I am Jewish, but I am not fully Kosher-for-Passover observant, so some of the ingredients used below may not be traditionally approved for Passover. Please swap for ingredients that work for you, for your holiday and your home.

Gluten-Free Matzo Ball Soup for Passover by Arielle Haspel of Bewellwitharielle.com

Gluten-Free Matzo Balls
What You Need:
6 pasture-raised eggs
1/2 cup ghee, melted (I used this instead of vegetable oil)
1/4 water, room temperature
2 cups Gluten-Free Matzo Meal
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp arrowroot (I used this instead of potato starch)
1/4 cup tapioca starch
1/2 cup parsley, minced
2 Tbs fine sea salt
3/4 tsp black pepper

* Makes approx 30 Matzo Balls (about 1 3/4″ in size). I think 2-3 per serving is ideal for each bowl, so this will serve 10-15 people.

Gluten-Free Matzo Ball Soup for Passover by Arielle Haspel of Bewellwitharielle.com

Directions:
1. In a medium bowl, whisk together wet ingredients: eggs, ghee and filtered water
2. In a separate bowl, whisk together dry ingredients: matzo meal, baking powder, arrowroot, tapioca starch, parsley and sea salt and pepper
3. Whisk the wet and dry ingredients together
4. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight
5. Take out of refrigerator – you’ll see that the mixture is thick and dense. Lightly moisten your (clean) hands with water, put 1 Tbs of batter in your hands and roll into smooth balls with your hands.
6. In the meantime, bring a large soup pot (wide and deep) of salted water or chicken soup to a boil. (Works best with chicken soup because it flavors the matzo ball).
7. In batches, so as not to overcrowd the pot, carefully place the balls into the rapidly boiling water. Cook for 35-40 minutes until light and fluffy.
8. Remove from pot and store in refrigerator until ready to serve or serve immediately into your soup. Garnish with some parsley for a pop of freshness, color (and extra minerals).
Voila!

Gluten-Free Matzo Ball Soup for Passover by Arielle Haspel of Bewellwitharielle.com

This recipe is an adaptation to the recipe on the back of this container by Yehuda.

Happy Passover to all of you who are celebrating. May we always feel happy and free in our lives.

Gluten-Free Matzo Ball Soup for Passover by Arielle Haspel of Bewellwitharielle.com

For more Passover-friendly recipes, like Matzah Pizza, click here.

Be tasty. Be free. Be well.

xo
Be Well,
Arielle

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“Do I realllyyyy have to go gluten­-free?”
“Is green juice healthier than smoothies?”
“Whats the best protein bar on the market?”

Want to know the answers this second? Click here to the listen to the recording.

I get asked these questions all of the time. I get it.
It’s tough nowadays to go to the supermarket and decipher between
food or fiction: what’s “healthy” vs. “not healthy”.
I totally get it.
It’s also tough to figure out who to trust.
I totally get that too!

I have a very specific food philosophy – do the best you can with the education that you have and find simple ways to healthify your favorite foods so you can eat guilt-free and feel great about your body.

It’s rare that you find other people who are on board with exactly what you preach about. So, today, I’m introducing to you to my friend, Amanda Hayes Morgan. She’s cute, bubbly, super positive, open-minded and non-restrictive.

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Best of all, we share the same food philosophy, so when we go out to eat we’re able to share everything!

Recently we went out for lunch and shared a salad to start and a brown rice veggie bowl with grass-fed beef. It was DELISH and super nourishing to be with her.

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Like me, she cares more about ingredients versus calories, she believes in the importance of the quality of food that you’re eating and she understands the emotional aspect of food. She also has amazing taste… and she’s SUPER organized (not like me!).

Here are some of the foods that Amanda and I love:
– seasonal vegetables and fruit
– dates for smoothies
– fresh ginger root for tea
– pasture-raised eggs for breakfast
– brown rice cakes with raw almond butter for snack
– grass-fed beef with mushrooms, onions and swiss chard for dinner

Amanda creates #bewellwithapproved nutrition programs. Listen to the recording of her recent webinar here.

If you’re feeling confused about food and health trends and want someone to break it down for you in a simple, fast and fun way, listen to the recording here.

She talks about the truth about 3 food trends most people think are healthy — green juice, protein bars and going gluten-free and better options for each.

After you listen to this recording, you’ll feel clearer and more confident when you head to the supermarket.

Reserve your FREE spot for The Food or Fiction webinar here, now: http://bit.ly/1S5HHUS

It’s totally #bewellwitharielleapproved.

Be Well,
Arielle

P.S. Sign up now and start feeling more confident about your food choices. The Food or Fiction Webinar is completely FREE! Listen to the recording here.

PS. Want a killer Black Bean Brownie Donut recipe? Make sure you’re on my mailing list here.

Healthified Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondies made by Arielle Haspel of bewellwitharielle.com

Here is my Healthified Blondie recipe in the meantime. You won’t believe what it’s made of — chickpeas!!

xo

Be Empowered. Be Confident. Be You.

Be Well,
Arielle

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Home-made Hemp Milk

by Arielle J on March 28, 2016

Home-made Hemp Milk by Arielle Haspel of bewellwitharielle.com

I love finding creative ways to feed the whole family.

This past weekend I went to the Hamptons with my husband, our best friends and their 1 1/2 year old baby, Dagny. Our trip inspired me to find unique protein sources that are practical for adults, and children.

Hemp seeds are a popular vegetarian source of protein, and I love them because they’re very versatile and mild in taste. These greenish-beige seeds are slightly bitter and nutty and can be sprinkled in smoothies, on top of cereal, and even added to trail mix. They’re also super small and soft, so they can be eaten by the spoonful!

Home-made Hemp Milk by Arielle Haspel of bewellwitharielle.com

If you have a picky child who gravitates toward starchy foods, like pasta and fries, try adding in some hemps seeds or some hemp milk to their daily routine for a dose of protein. 1.5 Tablespoons have 5g of protein.

Home-made Hemp Milk by Arielle Haspel of bewellwitharielle.com

This hemp milk is sweet and creamy and a dairy and nut-free way to get in some good fats and protein. It also has potassium and magnesium, so it’s great for adults to drink after a workout to help replenish muscles.

Home-Made Hemp Milk
What You’ll Need:

1/2 cup raw shelled hemp seeds
1 1/2 cups filtered water
2 Tablespoons maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 teaspoons raw unrefined coconut butter
pinch of sea salt

Directions:
1. Blend all of the ingredients together for about 60 seconds until milky white.
Drink on its own in a glass, add to cereal or a healthy smoothie.

Makes approx 2 cups milk. (It’s pretty filling so I would separate into four 1/2 cup servings). Store in the fridge in an air-tight jar or container for about 3 days.

*I didn’t find it necessary to strain, but you can strain through a nut bag if you prefer to have a smoother consistency.

Home-made Hemp Milk by Arielle Haspel of bewellwitharielle.com

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arielle

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