Nourish & Heal Your Body

Top 12 Allergen-friendly, Vegan Protein Sources + 6 Recipes

September 30, 2014|10Comments

Hiya Smartie, When I blogged about plant protein many months ago, I got a lot of interesting follow-up questions. One reader’s comment really struck a chord with me and inspired me to write today’s follow-up post. (If you’re curious about protein basics like understanding complete proteins and all that jazz, check out my first protein blog & infographic.) Here’s what this inquiring reader had to say: Reader Question: “If I’m allergic to soy, grains, gluten,… Read More >

Fall Food & Fun: 6 Simple Vegan Recipes + New Adventures

September 23, 2014|5Comments

Hiya Cooks, There’s something I’ve been thoroughly enjoying lately in an “oh, I guess I like pain” sorta way… Cycling! If you follow my husband Brian on Instagram (@parallaxchillax), you know he’s really into his bike. Well, this year for my birthday he got me some gear (those shorts with built-in cushy diapers and a jersey—Team Sky here I come!) and for the past few weeks we’ve been hitting the road every chance we get.… Read More >

pH 101: Acid-Alkaline Balance & Your Health

September 2, 2014|63Comments

Hiya Gorgeous, You may have heard about pH or the acid-alkaline balance in your wellness travels. I was oblivious to this concept when I began my health journey. But my overall well-being changed when I started to connect the dots between pH balance, inflammation and what I was eating and drinking. I’ve covered this topic in all of my books but I realize that I haven’t blogged about it for years. Since many of you… Read More >

Cookbook Club: Raw Food Recipes + Meal Plan

August 5, 2014|30Comments

Hiya gorgeous! As I mentioned last week, I’d love to explore new recipes and cook with you more. That’s why I’m kicking off the Crazy Sexy Cookbook Club! We’ll be getting creative, messy and deliciously inspired with a regular featured chef and cookbook–all with the goal of expanding our repertoire and having some fun. Whenever I grab a new cookbook I drag it around like a woobie. I take it to bed, on the bus,… Read More >

10 Tips For Enjoying More Raw Foods

July 29, 2014|30Comments

Hiya Gorgeous, Over the next couple weeks we’ll be exploring how to add more plant-based raw foods into your diet. Summer is the perfect time to experiment with raw foods because there are so many fruits and veggies in season. Plus, light and refreshing raw recipes really hit the spot on hot, sunny days. I’ve done a lot of experimenting with raw plant-based foods over the last decade. Why? Because they provide disease-fighting antioxidants, gut-friendly… Read More >

Plant-based Iron-Rich Foods: Top 12 Sources + Infographic

June 17, 2014|58Comments

Hi Sweet Friends, I’m often asked if I get enough iron through my plant-based diet. The short answer is heck yeah! But the longer answer, which breaks down why iron is important, where to get it, and what to do if you’re deficient is a bit more complex. That’s why I teamed up with Crazy Sexy RD, Jen Reilly for this blog post. We’ve broken things down so that plant-powered readers can feel confident about… Read More >

Radical Remission (and Prevention!): 3 Things Survivors Do

June 10, 2014|123Comments

Hi Sweet Friends, Today we’re talking about a subject that’s near and dear to my heart, healing cancer. When I learned about Dr. Kelly Turner, Ph.D.’s book, Radical Remission: Surviving Cancer Against All Odds, I couldn’t wait to do this interview and share Kelly’s research with you all. Kelly has dedicated her career to what she calls radical remission (although I think her work is so universal that it should be called Radical Remission and… Read More >

Ask Kris: Elimination Diet, Soaking Nuts, Fibrous Breasts & more!

May 27, 2014|56Comments

Hi Sweet Friends, It’s “Ask Kris” time again! I’m absolutely loving the questions that have been rolling in and I’m excited to share my second batch of answers. Today, I’m covering juicing for depression, fibrous breasts (you read that correctly), nut soaking and the elimination diet. Boobs, nuts, blues lifters and allergy busters–all in one post, could it get any better? Nope. And just so ya know, I fact checked these answers with our Crazy… Read More >

Hormone Imbalance: Why stress is ruining your health

May 13, 2014|91Comments

This week I’m thrilled to introduce you to Dr. Sara Gottfried (in case you didn’t already know about this women’s health champion!). Over the past year, Sara has become a friend and mentor of mine. Before I met Sara, I didn’t fully understand how much stress could throw off my hormone balance and affect my overall health. And I’m guessing that some of my readers are in the same boat. That’s why I filmed this… Read More >

Ask Kris: The Scoop on Kefir, Oxalates & Frozen Veggies

March 25, 2014|70Comments

Hi Sweet Friends, Each week you wonderful readers ask me really interesting and thought-provoking questions. They come in all shapes and sizes, in the comments section of my blog, my inbox, and on social media. Since I can’t reply to everyone individually, I thought it’d be fun and useful to pick a few commonly asked questions and start tackling them here, for everyone to enjoy. Introducing….Ask Kris. Today I’m covering kefir, oxalates, frozen veggies and… Read More >

Caffeine Addiction: To Bean or Not to Bean?

March 11, 2014|80Comments

Dear Sweet Friends, Is a cup of coffee the only thing that wakes you up in the morning? Do you get a headache if you go till noon without a fix? Let’s be honest, for many people (myself included) caffeine addiction is a difficult habit to kick. And although we point the finger at coffee a lot while tackling this subject, there’s a plethora of other habit-forming, caffeinated drinks out there, including soda pop, energy… Read More >

My Crazy Sexy Soma Water Filter & Carafe Giveaway

March 3, 2014|1277Comments

Hi Sweet Friends, We’re into our third month of 2014 and I’m thrilled to announce March’s Crazy Sexy giveaway—the super sexy, sleek and sustainable Soma Water Filter! I have one on my desk right now. Having accessible, filtered water at arm’s length keeps this gal hydrated all day long. Three lucky readers will receive this oh-so-chic filtration system plus a free two-year supply of filters. Holy hydration! (Update: this contest is now closed) If you’d… Read More >

My Crazy Sexy Guide to Plant-Based Protein

February 25, 2014|95Comments

Hi Sweet Friends, Today we’re tackling the topic of protein, which can be a touchy subject in the health world—especially when it comes to animal vs. plant-based protein. And just so you know, this blog isn’t about converting you to veganism or even vegetarianism. It’s about helping you make healthier, more conscious food choices. No judgement. Just knowledge and love. I’ve written a lot about animal and plant-based protein in the past, so I looked back at… Read More >

11 Tips for Cancer Patients

February 18, 2014|76Comments

Hi Sweet Friends, The winter sun rose and set on another Valentine’s day. I used to attach so many desires to that Hallmark holiday. I wanted a man. And then a better man. And then I wanted gifts and romance. Mostly I set myself up for disappointment. Especially when I relied on psychic transmissions, rather than just telling my partner [du jour] what the heck I wanted/expected. Then on February 14th, 2003 I was diagnosed… Read More >

My Crazy Sexy High-Speed Blender Giveaway

February 3, 2014|140Comments

Hi Sweet Friends, With 2014 in full swing (can you believe it’s February already!?) and your healthiest year yet in the works, I could hardly wait to announce this month’s Crazy Sexy giveaway—The Designer Series Blendtec Wildside Blender! One lucky reader will receive this top of the line machine plus a twister jar (update: this contest is now closed). She’s one of the very best high-speed blenders out there—stylish, functional and oh so powerful! (In… Read More >

My Crazy Sexy Guide to Beans

January 30, 2014|67Comments

Hi Sweet Friend, Does this charming chant ring a bell? Beans, beans, the magical fruit. The more you eat, the more you… toot! Whether this tune gives you the giggles or makes you blush, you get the point: beans wake up your gut! Beans are an essential component to any plant-based diet. They’re loaded with protein and fiber and add heft and heartiness to any meal. Did you know that there are more than 800 varieties… Read More >

The Down & Dirty on Dairy Free Living

January 21, 2014|140Comments

Hi Sweet Friends, Well, it’s late January, so I’m guessing that more than a few of you have slipped on your New Year’s resolutions (me too!). First of all—no biggie. If the goals you made while ringing in 2014 are still important to you, keep moving toward them one step at a time. Turtle power! But if you haven’t pinpointed what you want to do to improve your health, you’re not alone. Many of my… Read More >

My Crazy Sexy Sauna Giveaway!

January 6, 2014|154Comments

Hi Sweet Friends, Happy New Year! I know that many of you made a fresh commitment to your well-being as the ball dropped and 2014 began (yeah you!), which is why I’m thrilled to announce this month’s giveaway—a Sunlighten Solo Sauna! Yes, you read that correctly. We’re. Giving. Away. A. SAUNA. (And if you’d like to check out Sunlighten’s saunas directly, start here.) I’ve been hooked on infrared saunas for almost a decade. These are… Read More >

Crazy Sexy Cookbook Giveaway & Holiday Recipe Roundup

December 16, 2013|27Comments

Hi Sweet Friends, The weeks leading up to launching The Spotlight Crash Course were filled with excitement, butterflies and creation. Now that it’s out in the world, I’m coming up for a little air and realizing that the holidays are already here! There’s a blanket of snow outside the window (dotted with paw prints) and twinkling lights strung throughout the house. It’s heaven. I don’t know about you, but I’m really looking forward to some… Read More >

My Favorite Pumpkin Comfort Food Recipes

November 4, 2013|38Comments

Hi Sweet Friends, Can you feel it? The air has a little bite, the wind is stronger than it was last week—winter might be coming, but fall is here. There’s something magical about the first nights that are cool enough to light a fire and the sea of jack-o-lanterns flickering throughout the neighborhood. The coziness of fall is a great time for soups, stews and all varieties of warm, delicious comfort food. Speaking of magic,… Read More >