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4 Recipes for holistic health from Burt’s Bees and Haylie Duff

At the beginning of every new year, we seem to focus on wellness. For some of us, it’s working out more, and for others it is losing a few unnecessary pounds. Almost everyone plans on eating healthier.

Burts Bees Haylie Duff recipes

New mom Haylie Duff is just like the rest of us. She struggles with finding the perfect balance between work and life. She tries to make sure be the one to put her daughter to bed and get up with her in the middle of the night.

Haylie struggles with mom guilt as well. Guilt leaves very little time for prioritizing herself, but she talked about wanting to incorporate more wellness into her 2017 daily routine. When she previously tried to incorporate more wellness and health into her routine, it called for a huge lifestyle change. According to Haylie, that inconvenience might keep us from integrating more wellness into our lives.

Haylie also talked about how most protein powders feel like you should drink them post workout, which can be very tough when you’re as busy as Haylie — another added piece to her mom guilt. So when Burt’s Bees came to her with a protein powder line that focused more on holistic health, she wanted to learn all about it.

Burt’s Bees stated that so many of their fans are becoming increasingly more conscious of what they are putting into their bodies — not just on their bodies. They’re seeing an upswing in health trends and people looking for an easy way to integrate healthy fats and proteins.

They created a protein powder line that was 70% non-GMO, organic and vegetarian — not vegan since it is sweetened with honey. The plant based protein powders (pea, rice, flaxseed, sunflower seed, and oat protein) contain no fillers and stay conscious of the salt and sugar. Every product in their healthy nutrition line is free of dairy, gluten and and soy.

All three of Burt’s Bees’ protein powders offer 15 grams of protein as well as vitamins and minerals. Protein + Gut Health supports digestive health as part of a balanced diet, and Protein + Healthy Radiance gives your skin a healthy glow. I love the part of their movement that beauty truly does come within and radiate externally.

Moms will appreciate that these protein powders also come in “on the go” packs. Stash them in your bag and mix with a milk of your choice while running errands or traveling.

One of my favorite parts of the partnership between Haylie and Burts Bees is the four amazing recipes Haylie developed. Her tasty recipes make it easy to add more plant-based protein and vitamins into your life without it feeling like it’s a huge lifestyle change. My little guy taste tested these recipes and declared them kid approved!

Learn more about Burts Bees new nutritional line and purchase products here.

Recipes via Haylie Duff’s, The Real Girl’s Kitchen website

cherry chia smoothie

Chia Cherry Chocolate Smoothie

Serves 1

Blend together:

1 scoop Burt’s Bees™ Plant-Based Protein Shakes – Chocolate
1 cup Almond Milk
1 cup frozen cherries (pitted)
1 tablespoon Chia Seeds
1/2 cup blackberries
2 tablespoons Greek yogurt
1/2 cup ice

green smoothie

Green Vanilla Mint Smoothie

Serves 1

Blend together:

1 scoop Burt’s Bees™ Plant-Based Protein Shakes – Vanilla
1 cup baby spinach
1 cup kale
1/2 cup Almond Milk
1/2 cup filtered water
2-3 tablespoon avocado
2 tablespoons Greek yogurt
6 fresh mint leaves
1 cup ice

chia pudding

Banana Chai Steel Cut Oats

Serves 2-3
1 scoop Burt’s Bees™ Plant-Based Protein Shakes – Vanilla
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 cup steel cut oats
1 cup coconut milk
3 cup filtered water
3/4 Chai Tea bag (contents)
1 small banana, sliced
1 teaspoon of Kosher salt
1 teaspoon of Cinnamon
Maple Syrup to taste
1-2 tablespoons water

Instructions:
Bring coconut milk, 2 cups of water and banana to a boil in a medium size pot.
In a separate skillet, slightly toast steel cut oats with the coconut oil.
Once milk mixture is boiling, add oats, a pinch of kosher salt and let bubble for 1 minute.
Reduce heat to low and add Chai contents, maple syrup and cinnamon.
Let simmer on lowest heat stirring occasionally for 20 minutes.
Remove from heat and add 1 scoop protein powder (Add 1-2 tablespoons of warm water if needed.)
Enjoy Immediately

This post was contributed by Veena Crownholm. Veena was Miss California 2004 and forth runner-up to Miss America. Since then, she has worked extensively in the non­-profit industry specializing in special event fundraising and program development. After giving birth to her son in late 2010, Veena began contributing to lifestyle media outlets. She has made appearances on national television programs including HLN, Raising America, Inside Edition, The Insider, CBS/KCAL9 and Huffington Post Live, as well as being featured in the Los Angeles Times, Kids in the House and Randi Zuckerberg’s Dot Complicated. You can find Veena on Instagram and Twitter.

Meet the Author | Angela Amman


Long ago, in a world before iPads, Angela attempted to convince middle school students that writing workshops were just as exciting as perfecting the art of texting through your pocket. She blogs at Angela Amman, where she reviews books and captures the craziness and beauty that weave together in our lives to create something extraordinary. After reading in Listen to Your Mother 2013, Angela is thrilled to be one of a trio of women bring Listen to Your Mother to Metro Detroit in 2014, for Michigan's first LTYM performance.You are always welcome to hang out with her at Write on Edge, where she's the managing editor of a fabulous writing community. Her writing has been featured at AllParenting, Moonfrye and BlogHer. Her short stories have appeared in her collection Nothing Goes Away and in the anthologies Metaphysical Gravity, Echoes in Darkness and Precipice, Volume 2.

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