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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.

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

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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.

*For a delicious healthified chicken bone broth recipe, click here.

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.

For a chicken soup recipe, click here.

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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Interested in another family-friendly recipe? Check out my Healthified Rice Krispies Treats.

be sweet. be fun. be well

xo
be well,
arielle

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Healthified Chocolate Chip Blondies

by Arielle J on March 25, 2016

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

My husband drives to Connecticut every morning for work and is always looking for quick and easy breakfasts to take with him on the drive. We’ve experimented with protein smoothies (I like this protein powder), brown rice cakes with almond butter (which are delicious but make a total mess in the car), and healthy muffins.

Recently, though, he got into the habit of going to a nearby juice spot around the corner from where we live. Every morning, he picks up the same thing: 1 blondie and 1 green juice.

In nutrition school, I learned never to tell a person (especially your family members and boyfriends, girlfriends) what to eat and what not to eat…unless they ask. Instead, just be power of example.

So, I briefly mentioned to him that I wonder what they make the blondies with at the store. I’ve learned that just because it looks like a healthy restaurant (or store), doesn’t necessarily mean that everything in it is going to make you feel good. Well, I never did my research on the ingredients and I don’t think my husband has ever asked, either.

Instead, I just went ahead and experimented on my own!

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

These healthified blondies actually look and taste so similar to the one my husband purchases. It’s been a total success in our house, and not to mention, a total money saver too. He was paying $4 every morning for one blondie and I paid about $10 in total to make 16 of them!

So let’s get into what they’re made with…

1- Chickpeas. Yes, chickpeas!! I’ve heard of people using them in baked goods, and this is the second time I had a successful run with them.  They add density, just like flour, and are loaded with protein and fiber, making it a more nutritious baked good, and even breakfast. Get excited for my healthified baked good – Black Bean Brownie Donuts! Sign up for my newsletter to be the first to get the recipe.

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

2- Almond Flour. A great alternative to flour. It’s just ground up almonds. Adds good fat and protein to fill you up (without filling you out).

3- Brown Rice Syrup and Maple Syrup. I’m always looking for ways to “healthify” our favorite indulgent foods without comprising taste or texture. Most baked goods that you find in grocery stores and restaurants (and even recipes online) are made with white sugar or corn syrup, and some even are sweetened with banana, which just doesn’t do it for me. So in this recipe, I swapped the processed stuff for brown rice syrup and maple syrup which give it the perfect sticky texture and sweet flavor.

To fluffen them up a little, I added the best quality eggs I could find — pasture-raised and organic.

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

For breakfast, I suggest swapping the chocolate chips for something even healthier, like cacao nibs, which are pure chocolate (crushed up cacao beans with no sugar added).
Healthified Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondies made by Arielle Haspel of bewellwitharielle.com

Healthified Chocolate Chip Blondies
Ingredients:

1 can/box organic garbanzo beans (approx 2 cups), drained and rinsed
4 pasture-raised eggs
1 1/4 cup brown rice syrup
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 cups almond flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 cup mini dark chocolate chips
1 Tbsp coconut oil

Instructions:
1. Heat oven to 350 F degrees
2. In blender, blend chickpeas and eggs
3. Add brown rice syrup and maple syrup slowly
4. Add almond flour, baking powder and sea salt and blend until smooth
4. Pour chocolate chips into blender and don’t blend — just mix with a spoon
5. Grease a 9×13” glass pan with coconut oil, or lay down some parchment paper. Pour chickpea batter in the greased pan
6. Bake for 45 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes and cut into large squares and serve. Store in fridge in a glass container with lid for 1 week.
Voila!

* Makes approx 20 squares

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

Enjoy!

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10 Ways to Turn Popcorn into Candy on Tastemade

by Arielle J on February 22, 2016

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

So so excited! My Healthy Coconut Crackerjacks recipe
was featured on Tastemade.com as one of the “10 Ways to Turn Popcorn into Candy” article.

It’s the perfect recipe when you’re craving something indulgent, but don’t want to regret eating it after.

It’s a guilt-free treat when you’re craving something sticky sweet and best of all, it’s just like candy, but it’s not..and it’s made with everyone’s favorite – popcorn!

The Tastemade article says, “social media personality, @bewellwitharielle created a perfect Cracker Jack replacement using coconut oil with some  brown rice syrup and maple syrup to make the candy glaze.”

This Coconut “Crackerjacks” recipe is out-of-this-world delicious and so much healthier and easier to make than schlepping to a baseball stadium!

In this popcorn recipe, instead of corn syrup, we used brown rice syrup. Instead of butter and highly processed oils, like soybean oil and canola oil, we used coconut oil. And instead of peanuts, which is inflammatory for some people, we used almonds for the perfect dose of crunch.

Oh – and I popped the popcorn myself and you can too! Learn how to make popcorn without a microwave here.

Great to serve at a party or to bring with you to a sports event!

Check out the article on Tastemade here and get the recipe for these Healthier Coconut “Cracker Jacks” here.

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

PS. Craving  another healthified dessert? Check out my “Peppermint Pattie” Lollipops here.

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

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Learn the best foods to eat in the Winter, plus some recipes to help warm you up from the inside-out. Get it here.

And be sure to follow Arielle on instagram for more healthy inspiration. Can’t wait to be in touch with you!

be sweet. be kind. be you.

xo

be well,

arielle

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Orange “Creamsicle” Protein Smoothie

by Arielle J on February 19, 2016

Orange "Creamsicle" Smoothie by Be Well with Arielle

How good does this look? It’s my Orange “Creamsicle” Protein Smoothie.

Growing up, my Grandma (I called her Nanny), would always have rocky road and orange sherbet in her freezer.
Whenever I would visit, I would always stand by the fridge eating spoonfuls of the orange sherbet out of the carton.

There’s something about the orange flavor, mixed with creamy vanilla
that is just so indulgent. I especially love gorgeous milky orange color!

Orange "Creamsicle" Smoothie by Be Well with Arielle

A few years later when I arrived at camp, all of my friends were flocking to canteen for the chocolate candy bars and ice-cream bars
and all I wanted was vanilla and orange sherbet!!

Yesterday, I was craving something sweet and creamy and those vanilla-orange-sherbet days came to my mind.
So for snack, I whipped up this protein smoothie
and it was out-of-this-world delicious!

I rarely drink smoothies in the winter –
I prefer cups of warm and creamy beverages, but
every so often I will crave something cool and refreshing.
This totally hit the spot.

It’s packed with fiber and protein to energize you and fill you up,
plus a little ginger to help keep your digestive system warm.

Perfect for a mid-morning breakfast,
afternoon snack or dessert.

Orange “Creamsicle” Protein Smoothie
Ingredients:

1 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
1 orange (approx 7oz), peeled
1/2 tsp ground ginger or 1/2 inch fresh ginger
1/4 tsp vanilla
2-3 dates, pitted
2 scoops protein powder
1/2 avocado
handful ice (approx 3 ice cubes)

Directions:
1. Blend all together until super smooth and creamy.

Enjoy!

Orange "Creamsicle" Smoothie by Be Well with Arielle

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xo

be well,

arielle

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My Favorite Foods to Eat in the Winter + Event Recap

by Arielle J on January 27, 2016

arielle haspels be well winter warm event in nyc

Last week I hosted my seasonal cooking event called Be Well: Winter Warm Up and it was such a success!

winter warm up

It was one of the chilliest nights in NYC,
but we had a packed house, delicious warming food
and lots of inspiration to keep the guests full.

The special guest of the night was my friend,
Beth Lipton, Food Director of Health Magazine.
She’s also a chef, health coach, wife and mama.

winter event photos

Coco-mat Soho, a beautiful organic home-store in Soho hosted the evening. It was the perfect, warming, zen atmosphere.

Here’s a recap of the night…

First, Beth and I shared some of our favorite foods to eat in the winter.
We focused on hearty, warming and immune boosting foods.

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(Click here to download my Winter Must-Haves handout)

Then, I gave the guests a mini chopping and cooking lesson.

winter 2016 cooking class hosted at cocomat
After, I served some delicious Be Well with Arielle exclusive recipes, including:
(Hearty) Split Pea Soup – topped with a sweet potato chip and a sprig of parsley

split pea soup by bewellwitharielle.com

(Warming) Chai “Tea” – with a ceylon cinnamon stick from Simply Organic

chai tea homemade by bewellwitharielle.com

(Immune Boosting) Citrus Sangria – garnished with a slice of clementine and a star anise from Simply Organic

Citrus Sangria with Star Anise by bewellwitharielle.com

Guests sipped on Soma Water and at the end of evening, everyone took home a fabulous surprise gift bag filled with a list of the Winter-inspired recipes, a copy of Health Magazine’s Feb edition, a pack of Simply Gum’s Ginger flavor,
and jars of black pepper and ground ginger from Simply Organic!

winter 2016 gift bags - best foods to eat in the winter

Eating with the seasons can help ease daily bloat and digestion, speed up metabolism and help regulate your body temperature, especially if you tend to be super hot or cold.

Click here for a full Winter shopping list, as well as all of the recipes for the Split Pea Soup, Chai Tea and Citrus Sangra (above), plus 3 other Winter-inspired smoothies and soups.

best foods to eat in the winter handout by bewelliwtharielle.com

Looking forward to the next seasonal Be Well event: Spring! Enter your email address here if you would like more information about my upcoming Spring event.

Click here for my Winter shopping list and must-haves for warming up your body!

Be warm. Be delicious. Be you.

xo

be well,

arielle

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Clean Mac and Cheese

by Arielle J on January 21, 2016

Healthination - Jan 4, 2016

On this episode of my show Clean Eating on Healthination,
I show you how to make an unbelievably delicious clean eating
version of Mac and Cheese – Clean Mac and Cheese!

Decadent and creamy, yet still light,
it’s your favorite comfort food gone healthy!

I use brown rice pasta,
which tastes just like regular pasta but is much healthier.
Brown rice pasta is full of fiber, so you can enjoy the taste and texture of
traditional pasta without feeling heavy and weighed down.

And instead of heavy butter and milk which typical mac and cheese calls for,
I use a much lighter alternative – almond milk.

When it comes to cheese (and you can tolerate dairy), I recommend the best quality you can find –
grass-fed organic cheddar cheese for a creamy, gooey texture.

When the cheese sauce is ready, pour it over the cooked brown rice pasta and stir to coat all the pasta with cheese.
You can serve it as is, or take it up a notch if you want a fancier casserole dish to serve at dinner.

This is a super easy meal your whole family will love!
There’s no need to make boxed macaroni and cheese when you can make a guilt-free clean eating version all by yourself!

Clean Eating Mac and Cheese
Ingredients:
2 cups brown rice pasta (elbows), cooked
1 cup almond milk, unsweetened
½ tsp sea salt
1 cup almond flour
4 tsp coconut oil
1 cup organic grass-fed cheddar cheese
¼ cup frozen spinach
Black pepper to taste

Directions: watch how to make it here.

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P.S. Thanks to my fabulous team: Clothing Stylist: Nina McCandless | Food Stylist: Janine Kalesis   | Jewelry: The I Love Me Collection | Makeup/Hair: Ana Sicat|Producer: Charles Conyers | Healthination.com

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Apricot Chicken

by Arielle J on January 8, 2016

Apricot Chicken

Sweet and sour, so delicious and so easy.

Perfect dinner to pair with some quinoa or brown rice and greens.

Apricot Chicken
What You Need:
4 Organic Chicken Breasts (approx 2lbs) (1 per person)
1 Tbsp Coconut oil
Olive Oil
1/2 Lemon
2 cups apricot jam (unsweetened)
4 tsp honey, maple syrup or raw agave
1 cup Raw Cashews or 1/2 cup coconut

1. Rinse chicken under water and pat dry with a paper towel
2. Place chicken in a plastic baggie, shut closed and wrap with a towel or paper towel. Using a tenderizer or a hammer (or something heavy like a glass), place bag of chicken on floor and bang on the chicken until it flattens. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, watch this video.
3. Once the chicken has flattened, take out of plastic bag and place on a cutting board. Cut off any remaining white or fat.
4. Coat a pyrex dish or baking sheet with coconut oil so the chicken doesn’t stick
5. Drizzle a little olive oil onto each piece of chicken and lemon juice. Then, spread 2 Tbsp of apricot jam, coating each side of each piece of chicken.
6. Place in oven on broil or at 425 degrees for 10-15 minutes. The top side should be white and cooked through. Flip and cook another 10-15 minutes. If it looks pink or glassy, cook a few more minutes and then cut through the chicken and check again.
7. Add 1Tbsp of apricot jam and 1 tsp of honey, maple syrup or raw agave on top. Sprinkle some cashews or coconut on top. Cook for another 1-2 minutes. Plate them and add a slice of lemon on top as garnish.
Voila! Enjoy!

*Serves 4

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be fresh. be delish. be confident.

be well,
arielle

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Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

by Arielle J on January 8, 2016

creamy butternut squash

If you’re looking for a quick, easy and delicious healthy soup,
you’ve found it!

I made this Creamy Butternut Squash during a private cooking class last week and the girls were obsessed.

The hardest part? Cutting the butternut squash and the onions. And,
that’s not even hard. Watch how to cut a butternut squash here (you can skip the peeling part) and watch how to cut an onion here.

Creamy Butternut Squash Soup
What You Need:
1 butternut squash (3lbs), chopped into 1-inch cubes with skin (approx 6 cups)
1 onion (.5lbs), chopped (approx 2 cups)
1 Tbs coconut oil (aroma-free/refined)
1.5 cups almond milk
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
5 Tbs pure maple syrup
1 tsp sea salt
1 cup pumpkin seeds

Directions:
1. Cut up the butternut squash and onions
2. Place coconut oil in a large soup pot and heat on medium heat. Add
onions and cook for approx 2 minutes until onions look glassy. Stir occasionally with a wooden spoon
3. Add butternut squash and cook on medium heat (with lid on) for about 10-15 minutes until the butternut squash
is soft (place a fork in a piece to determine how soft it is – it should go in easily). Stir every 5 minutes to make sure the mixture is well coated and so the onions don’t burn to a crisp (its ok if the onions brown – it will taste delicious)
4. Once butternut squash is soft, add it to a blender
5. To the blender, also add almond milk, cinnamon, ginger, maple syrup and sea salt. Blend on high until creamy and hot.
6. Pour into bowls and add a few pumpkin seeds on top to make it pretty.
Voila! Enjoy!

*Makes approx 6 cups (good enough for 3 people)

*I prefer it thick, but if you like it creamier and thinner, add more almond milk and blend.

be creamy. be delicious. be healthy.

xo
be well,
arielle

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Lemon Ginger Tea {Video}

by Arielle J on January 5, 2016

Healthination - Jan 5. 2016

Happy NEW Year!

Hope you’re staying warm. I just got back from Florida and Utah.

This recipe is perfect for this chilly weather!

In this episode of Clean Eating on Healthination,
I’m making a simple but delicious citrus tea made with just
two ingredients: lemon and ginger – Lemon Ginger Tea {Video}

This warm, cleansing lemon ginger tea is a perfect way to wake up and start your day
or to drink to wind down and warm up at the end of a day.

You won’t need any tea bags or any sweeteners since you will be using only fresh lemon and ginger.

Lemon Ginger Tea
Ingredients:

½ fresh squeezed lemon
1 inch fresh ginger, peeled
hot water

Optional – add some raw, local honey for additional sweetness.

Directions: get the full recipe and watch how I make it here.

Enjoy!

be sweet. be warm. be you.

xo
be well,
arielle

P.S. Thanks to my fabulous team: Clothing Stylist: Nina McCandless | Food Stylist: Janine Kalesis   | Jewelry: The I Love Me Collection | Makeup/Hair: Ana Sicat|Producer: Charles Conyers | Healthination.com

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Bravo TV 5 Fitness Gurus You Should Be Following

by Arielle J on December 22, 2015

Bravo - Dec 22. 2015

I am so, so psyched! Bravo TV named me one of the 5 health and fitness gurus you should be following!

In honor of Bravo’s new TV series Work Out New York,
they gathered some fitness bloggers, lifestyle coaches, and all-around health gurus to help get you out of your slump and
into great shape and they chose me as one of them!

What an exciting way to top off the year!

Honored to be in the company of some of my fave workout instructors (and Bravo celebs)!!!

Check out Workout New York on Bravo every Sunday 9/8c and check out the article here.

Be strong. Be fit. Be you.

xo

be well,
arielle

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Winter Wellness Workshop and Cooking Class in NYC

by Arielle J on December 14, 2015

winter warm up

I’m hosting my next seasonal cooking class and wellness workshop for the Winter
and you’re invited!

Thursday, January 21, 2016
New York City
7PM – 9PM

Join me and Special Guest, Beth Lipton, Author, Health Coach and Food Director at Health Magazine
for an inspirational night that will warm you up from the inside-out!

winter event photos

Come to Get:

Helpful nutrition advice to rejuvenate and feel warmer for Winter

List of warming foods to prepare the body for cooler months

Quick and simple cooking tips

Knife skills and chopping techniques

Taste-tests of new healthy products

Light bites will be served

Leave feeling excited to cook and take better care of your body!

Event Details:

Date: Thursday, January 21, 2016
Time: 7pm
Location: Coco-mat Soho, 49 Mercer Street (bet Grand & Broome)

Ticket: $35

Eventbrite - Be Well: Fall into Health

 

More info and to purchase tickets, click HERE.

Check out my recent cooking classes here: SpringSummer and Fall.

be well with arielle's fall 2015 event

Can’t wait to see you!

be rejuvenated. be warm. be you.

xo be well,
arielle

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Healthified Sweet Potato Kale Latkes

by Arielle J on December 11, 2015

 

Sweet Potato Kale Latkes

Tonight marks the third night of Chanukah. On this holiday, it’s a tradition to eat latkes (otherwise known as potato pancakes). The oil for cooking the latkes is symbolic of the oil that kept Israel lit with a long-lasting flame.

Typically, latkes are made with white sweet potatoes, eggs, white flour or matzo meal and then fried in vegetable oil.

To lighten things up (pun intended), I decided to make Healthified Sweet Potato Kale Latkes. Instead of white potatoes, we use fiber-rich sweet potatoes, swapped the white flour or matzo meal with protein-packed almond meal and sautee them in organic aroma-free coconut oil, instead of fry them in bad quality vegetable oil.

I also added a dose of greens to add some color (and nutrition). A paleo, gluten-free and wheat-free treat any day of the year, but particularly special on Chanukah!

Sweet Potato Kale Latkes
Healthified Sweet Potato Kale Latkes
What You’ll Need:

1 sweet potato, spiralized or grated (equal to approx 6 cups spiralized)
1 white onion, spiralized or grated (equal to approx 6 cups spiralized)
2 kale leaves, cut into thin slices (chiffonade)
3/4 cups almond flour (or “almond meal”)
2 eggs (pasture-raised), whisked
sea salt
pepper

Directions:
1. Chop spiralized sweet potato (into 1-inch long pieces) and the spiralized onion (into 1/2-inch pieces) otherwise, the pieces will be super long. I used this spiralizer.
2. Place a paper towel over the sweet potatoes and over a sink, ring out the sweet potato, releasing any extra moisture.
Then, repeat with onion. Be careful of your eyes!
3. Place sweet potato and onion into a bowl, add eggs, almond flour, salt and pepper and mix well with hands.
4. In the meantime, heat up a pan with coconut oil on medium heat. When you drop in a piece of sweet potato and it starts to sizzle, you’ll know it’s ready.
4. Scoop out 2 Tbsp of the sweet potato mixture, roll in a ball with your hand and place on sizzling pan.
5. Pat down with a spatula to flatten and cook on each side for approx minutes on each side or until crispy.

Serve with some apple sauce, organic sour cream, plain yogurt, or my apple-ginger soup!
Sweet Potato Kale Latkes

Perfect to make for Chanukah or a pairs perfectly with (grass-fed) meatloaf, chicken or salmon.

Enjoy!

Be festive. Be bright. Be kind.

Be Well,

Arielle

 

 

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