Creative entrepreneurs are no strangers to early mornings and late nights. You know how it feels to work 70 hours per week, sustained only by Cheerios, an occasional green juice, and a blind determination to meet your goals.
You also know it doesn’t feel good to live like that. You know you’re low energy, and tired as hell of spinning your wheels. If you’re working so hard, why aren’t you seeing the fruits of your labor?
Maybe it’s because you’re not watering the tree. You’re starving it.
Your Diet = You
We’ve all heard our mothers tell us a thousand times that “you are what you eat” as a ploy to get us to grow “big and strong.” As kids, we rolled our eyes and begged to go to McDonald’s. As an adult and a businesswoman, I realize my mother was right.
We are only as good as the fuel we choose. If your input is shitty, your output is going to be shitty, too. Try scaling your business to reach 30k months eating nothing but Cheerios. You’ll be on the floor with exhaustion, unable to keep up with the demands you’re placing on yourself.
And those demands are okay. You’re fierce, and determined, and want to create a legendary brand for yourself. That’s fucking awesome. I’m here to help you reach those goals by letting you in on a secret I’ve already learned: that your diet = you, and you = your business.
Inspired ideas and productive days are only born of good, nourishing food choices. You need that mental clarity to reach those badass goals you’ve set for yourself without stopping yourself short in the middle of the day feeling tired, lethargic, and in need of an attitude adjustment.
Your Body’s Second Brain
You know how we throw around the terms “go with your gut” and having a “gut feeling” about something? Well, that’s not just metaphorical-- there’s a real, physical connection between your gut and your brain backing those sentiments up. Long story short, that means that your gut health is crucial in keeping your mind sharp.
Our GI tracts have over 4,000 square feet of intestinal lining. This lining creates a strong barrier that allows certain things to get absorbed by our bloodstream and blocks certain other things, like toxins and bugs. When that gut lining gets unhealthy, leading to leaky gut syndrome, that lining gets less discerning. Toxins and bugs allowed to pass into your bloodstream can lead to inflammation, changes in your normal gut bacteria, and other health issues.
Adrenal fatigue is another big one for boss babes like yourself who are usually running a million miles an hour. If you’re under stress most of the time, you’re probably no stranger to the unexplained aches, pains, and fatigue you’re constantly dealing with. That’s adrenal fatigue, babe.
Adrenal fatigue is essentially your adrenal glands not being able to keep up with your body’s constant fight-or-flight state, which comes on in times of stress. Your body isn’t producing enough of the hormones needed to feel good.
I’m no doctor, but I can share that I’ve dealt with both of these issues, and changing my diet fixed me up QUICK. Lessening your stress levels and introducing regular self-care practices are essential, too. For now, though, I want to share this bomb smoothie recipe that starts my day off on the right foot every damn day.
1 tsp of Spirulina
1 tsp of Turmeric
Pinch of Black Pepper
1 tsp of MCT Oil
1 scoop of Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides
1 large handful of raw spinach
1 cup of frozen fruit (Cherries, Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries, etc.)
1 cup of cold filtered water (add as needed to reach desired consistency)
Put all in a blender (my fave is the Ninja!) + blend for 2-3 minutes until you reach your desired consistency!
Here’s the lowdown on all of these amazing ingredients:
Spirulina: Spirulina has the power to detox your body of heavy metals and boost your memory. It also containes a whopping four grams of protein per teaspoon, which helps you feel fuller longer (so important for breakfast!). It’s also a great anti-inflammatory and antioxidant.
Turmeric: Turmeric is amazing for pain relief-- if you’re dealing with aches and pains from adrenal fatigue, turmeric will help! It also improves digestion, and has the power to destroy chronic disease cells within your brain and body.
MCT Oil: MCT oil is a miracle worker for me. It’s an instant source of energy that fuels your brain-- so amazing for brain fog or memory issues. If you or a loved one suffer from dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, stroke, or epilepsy, MCT can help repair brain cell damage.
Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides: This one’s SO important for leaky gut syndrome. Collagen contains glutamine and glycine, two amino acids known to actually repair your gut wall and help turn a leaky gut around. Bonus: collagen also strengthens your skin, hair, and nails. It’ll help to ease aches and pains, and aid your liver with detoxing your body.
My Favorite Wellness Resources
Now that I’ve talked a little about my go-to superfood smoothie recipe, I want to share some of my other favorite wellness resources with you, too. Health and wellness are the cornerstone of your quality of life and your business-- there’s literally nothing more important when it comes to both.
The Goddess Revolution. This book changed my life. Mel Wells is a constant source of inspiration for me, and I even had the pleasure of interviewing her on my Boss Talk Podcast a few weeks ago! This book will heal your body image, so you have the time and mental clarity to focus on what really matters: your passions.
The Medical Medium Podcast. Anthony William has an extraordinarily special gift, and offers invaluable insight into what we need to be doing to stay healthy in 21st century America. A must-listen!
Probiotics. These are essential for a happy & healthy gut! Taking them in supplement form is super easy for me, but you can also get probiotics by eating plenty of fermented foods like kombucha, kimchi, and sauerkraut.
Ashwagandha. Ashwagandha is amazing for both leaky gut and adrenal fatigue. It’s known for softening the edges when you’re feeling nervous and anxious, and can help you sleep better and improve your mood.
Alani Nu Balance Supplement. I love this one because it helps my body regulate my hormones when I’m feeling stressed out. It identifies when your body’s in fight-or-flight, and helps keep you balanced. It also helps weight management, your complexion, and fertility!
If you’re on the prowl for a health coach, I always try to find someone who’s had training from Integrative Nutrition. They have the highest standards for their coaches, and I have the highest standards for my health. You should, too, girl!
Whip Out That Blender
Staying in great health is the most important thing to grow your mind, body, spirit, and business. Without it, you’re running on empty, which won’t get you very far.
I’ve made you a gorgeous printout with this smoothie recipe on it so you can hang it on your fridge to refer back to in the mornings. I swear you’ll love the way this smoothie makes you feel-- your biz will thank you! Let me know how much you love it in the comments below!