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Happy Holy Days from Crested Butte! . . .

Just a quick *blessing* wish for you and yours during this sacred time of year!

It’s been fun the last few weeks being back in touch with you, and hearing back from several people on my list about your life and what you’d like to see from me and Adventure Wellness in 2017.  Keep the inspiration coming!

May so much beauty, peace, and joy fill your life
these last days of 2016, and into the new year.

For fun, here are a few photos from the last couple of weeks here in CB . . .
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Stay warm!

InJoy ~
Ann
 
P.S. If you missed the 50% off sale on the Adventure Wellness Recharge Kit (cleanse) and Sessions with me, you can read more here: http://adventurewellness.com/perfect-gift-promised/
 
P.P.S.  And if you missed the reason I’m doing a sale, you can read more here:  http://adventurewellness.com/sshhh-can-keep-secret-view-report-campaign-preview-html-source-plain-text-email-details/  10% of proceeds will go to support families who’ve lost a loved one to avalanche fatalities.

HEY! ARE YOU ON MY EMAIL LIST YET?
IF NOT, YOU’RE TOTALLY MISSING OUT ON THE GOODS.

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That PERFECT Gift I Promised . . .

IN GIVING, WE RECEIVE . . . 

The “insight” that arrived last week to create an “Adventure Wellness-Style” Holiday Gift of GREAT value ~ something that combines “wellness” with “adventure” and that “feels great to give, changes lives, gives back to us in health and lifestyle freedom ~ AND is affordable”. . . has arrived!

As I mentioned yesterday, my rockstar of a dear friend Elizabeth Lamphere started a non-profit to support the children and families of avalanche victims just 3 months after her husband was tragically killed in an avalanche!  The IAN Fund (www.IanFund.org) was born from the out-pouring of support she and her then-newborn daughter Madelyn (“Maddie”) received when her husband Ian Lamphere was killed in an avalanche 3 years ago.

And it’s avalanche season again.
Avalanches still kill dozens of people every year. 

This Christmas, and for the Christmas’s for the rest of their lives, Maddie and many more children will never know one of their parents.  What comfort can we bring them?  What small gesture can we share to remind them they are loved, cared for, and not alone?

That’s where I NEED YOUR HELP.   🙂

So, here it is in 3 simple steps:

  1. I’m offering an Adventure Wellness Sale through December 31st ~ psst… I haven’t done a sale in years!!
  2. You choose from 1 of the 3 gift options below, for yourself or someone else, and receive 50% off my products and services AND 3 great bonus gifts for FREE.
  3. I give 10% of every purchase to the organization below!   🙂

BAM!  You win. I win.
Hearts and families around the world ~ WIN!

* REMEMBER: For all options below, 10% of your purchases will go directly to The IAN Fund as a donation!   🙂

GIFT #1: “The Recharge Bundle” ~ only $47 (save $50)!

  • A 50% discount on the Adventure Wellness Recharge Kit ~ perfect for a quick “reset” cleanse before Christmas, between now and New Year’s, or to have a plan in place January 1st to do a 1-day, 3-day, or even 21-day “recharge”.  The Recharge Kit is something I share with every one of my private clients. I include it in their program because I value it THAT much!  (regularly $97)
  • You’ll also receive 3 BONUSES all free! (See below: a Free Q&A Call with me, a Holiday Survival Guide, + A Raffle Entry for a Free 90-minute Private Functional Medicine Exploration Session with me!)
  • PLUS: 10% of your purchase will be donated to The IAN Fund! 🙂

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GIFT #2: “The Thrive Bundle” ~ only $97 (save $100)

  • 50% off of a 30-minute Private Session with Me to help you start 2017 strong ~ and stay that way ALL year long! We can discuss lifestyle goals, functional medicine, your labs, coach around something you desire a breakthrough with, etc!
  • You’ll also receive 3 BONUSES all free! (See below: a Free Q&A Call with me, a Holiday Survival Guide, + A Raffle Entry for a Free 90-minute Private Functional Medicine Exploration Session with me!)
  • PLUS: 10% of your purchase will be donated to The IAN Fund!   🙂

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GIFT #3: BOTH of the above ~ only $147 (save $147)!

  • A 50% discount on the Adventure Wellness Recharge Kit ~ perfect for a quick “reset” cleanse before Christmas, between now and New Year’s, or to have a plan in place January 1st to do a 1-day, 3-day, or even 21-day “recharge”.  The Recharge Kit is something I share with every one of my private clients. I include it in their program because I value it THAT much!  (regularly $97)
  • 50% off of a 30-minute Private Session with Me to help you start 2017 strong ~ and stay that way ALL year long! We can discuss lifestyle goals, functional medicine, your labs, coach around something you desire a breakthrough with, etc!
  • You’ll also receive 3 BONUSES all free! (See below: a Free Q&A Call with me, a Holiday Survival Guide, + A Raffle Entry for a Free 90-minute Private Functional Medicine Exploration Session with me!)
  • PLUS: 10% of your purchase will be donated to The IAN Fund!   🙂

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Your 3 BONUSES (all Free with any purchase!):

BONUS #1: A Live 90-minute Group Q&A Call with me in early January.  Let me answer all your most pressing questions about your goals for 2017, health and wellness, cleansing and detox, auto-immunity, anything functional medicine really, habit-breaking, creating a more mindful and meaningful life in 2017, and so on.

        * This is YOUR time to ask me anything ~ all FREE to you!

BONUS #2: A Free copy of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition’s Healthy Holiday Guide.  A beautiful, festive holiday eBook you’ll receive as soon as you order, that will give you instant access to delicious holiday recipes, lifestyle tips to stay balanced over the holidays, & a wellness “Gift List” to make your holidays healthier, happier, and holier!

 

Bonus #3: And an entry into a Raffle to receive a FREE 90-minute Functional Medicine Exploration Session with me (value $297).  This is my Signature Private Session where I spend 2 hours just in preparation for you, and then 90 minutes with you personally, offering you a deep dive into your wellness history and goals, what you’ve experienced and what you want to experience INSTEAD, functional medicine lab testing, and tie it all together to create a plan for you, to reach your top 3 wellness goals in the next 6 months!

I’ve never put an offer like this together before, and don’t know when (or if) I will again.  This is inspired action, and the TIME IS NOW.  And my rates go UP after January 1st, so if you’ve been wanting support, know someone who does, OR simply want to be part of something bigger than yourself, join me today!

Remember: my GOAL is to raise at least $1,000 to give to Elizabeth and her fund this Christmas to help families affected by avalanches this year, and in the past.  But to do that, I need everyone on this email list to contribute!

Will you help us?  

Elizabeth is a hero in my eyes.  In a mere 3 months after losing her husband and instantly becoming a single mom, she rallied to create awareness and support for those who would come later.
Let’s come together to play a WEE part in making this holiday and this winter season as safe and supportive for as many in the outdoor community as possible.

HEY! ARE YOU ON MY EMAIL LIST YET?
IF NOT, YOU’RE TOTALLY MISSING OUT ON THE GOODS.

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Sshhh ~ Can You Keep A Secret?!

On Friday I wrote: “Wouldn’t it be sweet to find the PERFECT gift (for ourselves or someone else) that not only feels great to give, changes lives, gives back to us in health and lifestyle freedom ~ AND is affordable?”

Well, just a few mornings ago, I was sitting in meditation pondering how much I would LOVE to send a substantial donation to a great cause this Christmas, when an INSPIRED INSIGHT rolled in. One that I think you’ll love ~ Adventure+Wellness style!

I’m so excited! So, just below, I share the details.

[But first, please note: Since this insight came in sort of last-minute with the holidays and I know YOU are super busy, and both I and my assistant are also pretty full with holiday prep, parties, relaxation, friends and family, and of course, work . . . I’m not going to make this fancy-schmancy, which takes a ton of time and prep. This is Christmas week afterall! 😉 My intention is to simply share this offer from my heart, so you can receive something of great value, and give even greater value to someone who can’t be with the ones they love most this Christmas.]

So, here it is in 3 simple steps:

  1. I’m offering an Adventure Wellness Sale from tomorrow through December 31st ~ psst… I haven’t done a sale in years!!
  2. You choose from 1 of 3 gift options, for yourself or someone else, and receive 50% off my products and services AND 3 great bonus gifts for FREE.
  3. I give 10% of every purchase to the organization below! 🙂

BAM! You win. I win.
Hearts and families around the world ~ WIN!

But shhhhhh (SECRET!!!) ~ my friend doesn’t yet know I’m raising awareness and funds for her! This is my Christmas gift to her, her daughter Maddie, and all the spouses and children you and I will support ~ together!

You see, my rockstar of a dear friend Elizabeth Lamphere started a non-profit to support the children and families of avalanche victims just 3 months after her husband was tragically killed in an avalanche! The IAN Fund (www.IanFund.org) was born from the out-pouring of support she and her then-newborn daughter Madelyn (“Maddie”) received when her husband Ian Lamphere was killed in an avalanche 3 years ago.

What’s so beautiful about Elizabeth’s foundation, The Ian Fund, is that it not only provides financial support to the spouses and children of avalanche victims, but it also provides education aimed at reducing avalanche fatalities worldwide

“The IAN fund exists to alleviate the stress surrounding a loved one’s death, in whatever form is best suited for a particular child and family. This was the idea and desire of Ian Lamphere, Madelyn’s father and my love. My hope is that this fund not only serves to honor his legacy and help families but also serves as a sobering reminder to all of those who enjoy backcountry recreation: Be safe and make good decisions. There are people who love you and need you here on this earth.”

– Elizabeth Lamphere

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Well, it’s avalanche season again. Nature is profoundly mysterious and powerful. And despite our best skills and equipment to date, avalanches still kill dozens of people every year.

And no matter where you live, if you love to ski or snowboard, if you love the backcountry, if you even just dream of days in the wilderness, quiet stillness around you, blue skies above, an experience of freedom and adventure ~ then you understand both the spirit of the adventurer and the inherent risks of following one’s passion.

And if you’re human, you understand the gravity of sudden loss. The weight of having the most precious parts of your life, taken in an instant.

This Christmas, and for the Christmas’s for the rest of their lives, Maddie and many more children will never know one of their parents. What comfort can we bring them? What small gesture can we share to remind them they are loved, cared for, and not alone?

So, tomorrow, when my assistant is back in her office and able to finalize the “technical” piece of this for me, I’ll be emailing you to let you know about the super affordable and super “adventure + wellness” ways that you can help me to help them.

‘Til then, be thinking of who in your life could use a little more “adventure” and “wellness” in their lives. Is it you? A friend? A family member? Someone you just have the hardest time finding a gift for? 🙂

To the adventure . . . to the bigger WHY!
~ Ann

P.S. My GOAL is to raise at least $1,000 to give to Elizabeth and her fund this Christmas to help families affected by avalanches this year, and in the past. But to do that, I need everyone reading this to contribute! More soon! . . .

HEY! ARE YOU ON MY EMAIL LIST YET?
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Perhaps my best advice EVER (& essential for having an incredible 2017) . . .

I know you haven’t heard from me in a while (and I’ll share more about the wonderful reasons why in a bit), so you can imagine that having me pop into your inbox after an extended silence, that I must have something to share.

And I do.

Now, most of you know that my Functional Medicine healing practice “Adventure Wellness” is ALL about living a bold and courageous life, including what it takes to be truly healthy in the 21st century (and the cutting edge tools to do just that).

Well, I’ve been spending a great deal of the last year, in addition to supporting clients, reflecting and receiving guidance on how to catalyze a bigger shift on the planet, to reach more people with the message, inspiration and instructions on how to live an inspired life ~ of great meaning and great well-being.

And as I was sitting in meditation yesterday morning, almost immediately upon sitting down, I received the message:

” If everyone could live just a little more BOLDLY, what a more peaceful & beautiful world this would be!”

Now, take that in . . .

“If everyone could live just a little more BOLDLY, what a more peaceful & beautiful world this would be!”

Boldly?

How does that create the world we want to live in?  What about being a little more kind, loving, etc?

Well, by definition, “boldness” is: “not hesitating or fearful in the face of actual or possible danger or rebuff; courageous and daring”

And the definition of “courage” is: “the ability to do something that frightens one strength in the face of pain or grief”

And the “origins” or “courage” are:– Middle English (denoting the heart, as the seat of feelings)- from Old French corage, from Latin cor ‘heart’

So, you see, “courage” is from “the heart”!  It comes from desire, passion, emotion, love!  It doesn’t originate from fear, worry, anger, making someone else wrong in order to be right or have what we want.

Just the opposite!

And “courage” is not reserved for the folks who just have an innate boldness in them, or are naturally good (even great) at what they do, who have it easy, who are fearless, or who don’t have great challenges.

NO!  Courage/Boldness IS “the ability to do something that frightens one; strength in the face of pain or grief.”

Find that power, that energy, that determination in your HEART & it changes everything.

It’s 100x stronger than fear & leaves a wake of inspiration & permission for others to do the same.

It’s how all great artists and authors spend countless, penniless years (decades, or even lifetimes) dedicating themselves to great beauty and inspiration and leaving a legacy.  It’s how Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Jane Goodall, Jesus, Martin Luther King, and Nelson Mandela have catalyzed massive change for the positive.  It’s how a young teenage single mom rallies to provide the best life possible for her child. It’s how the kid who’s picked on in school shows grace to the bully. It’s how Erik Weihenmayer, is not only the only blind man to have ever climbed Everest, but how he also created a program to lead others with disabilities to summit some of the highest peaks in the world!

“What’s within you is stronger than what’s in your way.”– Erik Weihenmayer, No Barriers

It’s how people like you and I “feel the fear and do it anyway” because there’s something so alive in us, so essential, that we need to express or do it ~ because whether we realize it or not, the WORLD needs us to! 

For me, it took courage to:– leave home at 16 to be one of the first students to attend a then “experimental” high school (now one of the “Top 20” schools in the country)

– run off to South America at age 19 for 3 months (before cellphones, internet and email ~ i.e., NO contact with my family and friends except for an occasional piece of snail mail being ferried to me)

– become one of the very first female Blackhawk helicopter pilots ~ and the very first female to live/work with the all-male infantry near the DMZ of Korea, planning the 1-star General’s aviation operations (at age 24); and the very first (and only) woman to command Eagle Flight helicopter detachment in northern Iraq to support protection of the Kurdish people.

– to guide adventure trips around the world

– to live almost penniless and jobless through a debilitating illness during a 5-year “dark night of the soul”

– to choose to live and find healing so that my journey would serve as a light, an answer, for others

– to later face lyme disease, a head injury, and PTSD from a near-death experience ~ all in the same year!

– to quit my “perfectly good job” to start a business, to put myself out there . . .   to communicate ANY of this to you!

Was it always easy?

No
Did I want to quit?  Yes, often.

Did I scream and cry at times?  Yes, occasionally.

Did I have to surrender, humble myself and depend on grace and a power outside of myself?  Yes, always.

Did I eventually decide that it was more important and life-giving to “face the fear and do it anyway” than to shrink back in fear?  Yes. In all honesty, not always, but often. I’m still learning, too. 

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Did it take “courage” for me to share this with you?  Absolutely. In truth, I’m an introvert and much prefer to live in my own little world where I not only won’t be seen, possibly judged, or prone to the nay-saying of others; but also safe from the responsibility that comes from being a powerful voice in the world, a leader, a change-maker. Yet, “my heart” has something to share.  Something that will bring “more beauty and peace to the world”.  Something it cares very much about.  Something it KNOWS is vital, essential to the personal and collective well-being of humanity and the planet. And as much as I’m often tempted to shy away from attention or anything interrupting my little world ~ I can’t deny my heart. I just can’t. The alternative is just not worth it.  For me.  For you. For even 1 person whom my “courage” may impact for the better. For all of “life”.

But I wasn’t willing to settle for anything less than the ultimate experience of this living, of MYSELF, & living in alignment with that truth in my heart.

And neither should you.

It takes great courage to be healthy, happy & aligned with your truth~ in the 21st century.

Will you be a troubadour for your heart? Your joy? Your freedom?

The world you want to see?

I promise you that when you *choose* to listen & follow that guidance within your own heart, you will not only be 1 step closer to your dreams, you’ll also be serving the rest of us by feeding courage, inspiration & permission into the collective.

If you won’t do it for yourself, do it for your neighbor, your child, your friend with cancer, the people who have never heard this message yet, the planet & her precious creatures who need us to be making more courageous & heart-centered choices.

Do it for me.

My challenge to you today:

  • Where do you need to show more courage in your life?
  • What are you making more important than your health, your well-being, your peace, your dreams, your freedom, your happiness?
  • What’s 1 thing you can do TODAY to make one (no matter how tiny) step in the direction of courage, of freedom?

My promise to you today:  

When you “live boldly”, it’s the natural next step to “live well” & “live free”.

And it does get easier. It’s just a muscle you need to exercise.  Each time you use it, it gets stronger.

Live boldly, live well, live FREE!

Yours in the adventure,

~ Ann

P.S.  Please “hit reply” or comment on my blog at www.AdventureWellness.com, and let me know what you’re choosing today.  I will be your greatest cheerleader & fan!    🙂

P.S. If you enjoyed this, please share generously!   🙂

P.P.S.  And as promised, within the coming week, I’ll be sharing more about why I’ve been quiet the last year.  And there’s a little special sumthin’ in it for you.  Stay tuned!   🙂

 

 

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My B School Story & How I Can Help you Succeed with Yours

Two years ago, I was blessed to receive the “ticket to freedom”, “the holy grail” so to speak, of life & financially transforming online business coaching.  And it came in the package of Marie Forleo’s “B School”.

It’s like having a personal business coach in your back pocket every step of the way, one who is an expert in the simplest and most proven strategies available to make your dream a reality.

If you have a dream, in the form of a talent, passion, product or service and want to know how to successfully get it off the ground without making all the costly mistakes most business owners make, and effectively reach the people who need your service the most, then head on over and click here.  

This may be one of the greatest gifts you’ll ever receive!

 

Marie & her infamous program are hands down THE most important business decision I ever made.  

From the moment I enrolled, life would never be the same.  Committing to myself and my business by enrolling in B School, inspired a windfall of positive changes in my business and life that have forever set me on the path of the life and work I create today and continue to design ~ by choice and inspiration.

* Don’t let YOUR dream slip away! *

To quote Marie:

Whether you’re (a) just starting out and you feel overwhelmed and frustrated with no clue where to begin, OR (b) you’ve been in business for a while, but you still haven’t mastered this online marketing thing ~ just hang tight because I’ve got you covered.”

Please note: B School is only offered once a year, and registration is only open for the next 2 weeks.

If you’re even a wee bit curious, or if you too feel that light inside your spirit shine a little brighter when you think about what could be if you had more freedom in your life ~ do the following:

1.  Email me at ann@adventurewellness.com and request 15 minutes of my time to speak with you directly to answer any burning questions or concerns that you have. I’m happy to set up a FREE CALL with you to:

  • answer your questions about the program
  • share my story and how this program literally changed my life and business in less than a month!
  • help you decide if it’s right for you, right now!
  • and let you know about the 5 Bonus Gifts and extra support I’ll be personally providing to you if you choose to check it out!

2.  If you haven’t already, watch the 4 FREE Videos Marie shared in the last 2 weeks (these are taken down when registration closes so be sure to schedule time for them this week/weekend).

3.  If you’re ready to take the leap, click here to register!

Unlike all the other folks marketing B School at this time, you’re not going to hear from me every day.  I want to respect your inbox, yet should you choose to enroll through me, you have my promise that I WILL be by your side each step of the way. No big groups or automated support.  But yours truly available for personal mentorship and eyes on what you’re creating.  
 
In service to YOUR wildest dreams (coming true)!
~ Ann

P.S.  This info only comes round once a year for about 2 weeks.  If you are a business owner or DREAM of being one, you have to at least check it out here (for free!) and then decide if you want to know more.  I sincerely encourage you *not* to miss this opportunity! It radically changed my life and my business in a matter of weeks!   😉 . . . .  Or . . . If you’re ready to take the leap, click here to register! 

P.P.P.S. And at any time, if you want to speak to me directly about my personal experience, just email me at ann@adventurewellness.com and we’ll set up a time to chat.  Pronto.  😉

Note: In full disclosure, I’m a * proud * ambassador of Marie Forleo’s B-School program. I don’t recommend anything lightly.  It completely revolutionized my business and life. I fully believe in the integrity of this program, having personally benefited so much, along with several colleagues.  As an ambassador, I may earn a referral fee if you take the course from my recommendation.  So, should you choose to do so, you have my deepest appreciation and will have my on-going private, one-on-one mentorship and support during B School and thereafter.

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Oh Yeah! 3 Festive New Year’s Recipes (including Cocktails!) to Ring in 2016 in Style!

Ring in 2016 with style, decadence & flavor. Whether going out to a  party or having friends over ~ gatherings make great memories for years to come!  Nonetheless, along with the holiday parties and dinners come unhealthy food (& drinking) choices.

When it comes to getting together with friends to celebrate the New Year, here’s how you can make healthier choices that taste great and feel good!

Plus remember, the added benefits of all the recipes in this 4-part series, is that they also support your:

  • adrenals, thyroid, immune system, hormones, sleep, gut health, and more ~ not just your waistline!  (all of which we can chat more about after the holidays or in a private session ~ see my special offers below!)

In line with the rest of this 4-part series this month*, you’ll find here scrumptious, oh-so-yummy AND oh-so-healthy recipes to help YOU and those you LOVE:

  • feel less stressed and have more energy on January 1st ~ and the weeks and months after!
  • set yourself up to have a decadent New Year’s celebration with all the frills, feel indulgent, satisfied, full of holiday spirit, and feeling good ~ while staying on track to reach your new years’ goals!
  • with recipes that are simple, affordable, delicious, and an aahhhhmazing way to show your love for your friends, partner, spouse, children, and family!

(* NOTE: If you missed weeks 1-3, it’s not too late to check them out!  See the “P.S.” section below.)

For this week, we’re focused on what to bring to that New Year’s Eve Party so you have something HEALTHY, FESTIVE, SIMPLE, & DELICIOUS to indulge!  (*NOTE: CLICK the recipe name below to be taken to each specific recipe):

  • SuperFood Parsley Pesto
  • Herbed Raw Buckwheat Flax Flatbread &/or Crackers
  • Festive SuperFruit Cocktails (bubbly & better than the real thing!) . . .
    • Cocktails/“Mocktails”: Healthy cocktails are becoming trendier. Consider a “Smartini” with kombucha or sparkling water and a splash of lime, when looking for healthier cocktail choices. If you like sweet drinks, you can add an extra splash of 100% pure pomegranate, cherry, or blueberry juice concentrate (for a high-antioxidant boost).  Serve in a beautiful glass. Top with a few goji berries to float on top ~ and voila! ~ you have a decadent, festive and delicious (yet healthy) “bubbly” to ring in the new year!
    • “Champagne”: You can also offer your guests pure Kombucha, Jun, or Kefir water as a “champagne” alternative. These offer a pleasant, tart but bubbly drink with a probiotic bonus. Alternatively, try filtered, sparkling apple cider ~ a 100% natural non-alcoholic option that still looks like the real thing!
      • NOTE: Kombucha and Jun do have a small amount of alcohol, so be mindful and consider alternating with plain or sparkling water.

And now, last call for a few HOLIDAY SPECIAL OFFERS! . . .

At the end of 2015, I wanted to thank and reward my newsletter and blog readers with something special.  I don’t do sales and specials very often (this is the first in over a year!), yet I was inspired at Thanksgiving this year to show my “Thanks” in this way and support you towards a richly rewarding 2016 by getting you started on a healthy foot!


To that end, from now through December 31st, 2015, I’m offering YOU:

  • The BIGGEST special I’ve ever offered (save over $2,100!!!):  A package for Private Coaching + comprehensive Functional Lab Testing for 75% off what you’d pay elsewhere! (a savings of over $2,100!!!  PLUS a FREE copy of my eRecipe book ~ Recipes for the Mind, Body & Adventurous Soul!)  😉  ~ Email me directly for details at ann@adventurewellness.com. Expires 12/31/15, and limited to 2 people per month.
  • A HUGE discount on my New Year’s do-it-yourself “guided” Cleanse: The Recharge Kit (+ a FREE copy of the recipe book!) ~ Click here and use Coupon Code Holiday21 to save an additional $21 (the price of the recipe book alone) off the already discounted package (only $76 for over $632 worth of support!)

And finally, if you loved the recipes so far, you’re going to love my Recipes for the Mind, Body & Adventurous Soul eBook ~ a complete guide to delicious, gourmet recipes that you can not only indulge in over the holidays, but will likely want to enjoy for years to come. Includes:

  • Over 70 simple, delicious, natural chef-inspired Smoothies, Breakfasts, Snacks, Dips, Entrees, Salads, Soups, Desserts, & bonus indulgences
  • Balanced combination of raw and living foods, “Clean Green” Paleo (high produce + high protein (recipes, both Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian
  • Yours to keep forever, so you can continue to reference it again and again!
  • *** You can add this very special ebook to your collection for 25% off by clicking here and using coupon Holiday25 (Hurry ~ expires 12/31/15!)

So, regardless of which you choose, CHOOSE!  

And reach out and connect with me now to

get started on the “Adventure Wellness Lifestyle” in 2016.

Be Well, Be Free in 2016!

~ Ann

P.S. Be sure to grab 1 of my 3 Holiday Specials (all expire 12/31/15!) ~ see above for details!

P.P.S.  If you missed any of the previous Holiday Recipe Series this month, you can find them here:

Light up the holidays with lotsa love, nourishment, and happy bellies in festive, delicious and healthy ways

~ the ultimate expression of love for those we care about most.

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SuperFood Parsley Pesto *

For parties, appetizers, or just an amazing “snack” to have on hand in the fridge any time you want to have a quick, delicious and nutritious snack on hand!  Great for adding a quick dose of flavor and nutrients to entrees and/or toast, too!

Ingredients:

  • 3 Cups loosely packed parsley (stems included)
  • 3 Cups loosely packed cilantro (stems included)
  • 2 medium cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-2 Tbsp. minced jalapeno pepper (to taste)
  • 2 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lime juice (about 1 large lime)
  • 1-2 tsp. red wine vinegar, to taste
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 large orange, skin and membranes removed, diced to 1/4”
  • Optional for a more “quacamole”-style dip or thick sauce: 1 whole avocado, seeded & peeled

Combine everything, except orange pieces in food processor and pulse three or four times until fairly well blended, but not mushy. Pour into a small serving bowl and stir in orange pieces. Taste and add more jalapeno, lime, vinegar and/or salt and pepper, to taste.

Enjoy!

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* Recipe adapted from the Every Day Good Eating blog (www.everydaygoodeating.wordpress.com) by Mary Collette Rogers, who teaches local and seasonal cooking in her Whole Kitchen Cooking Classes  (www.everydaygoodeating.com/whole_kitchen_classes_description.html)

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The Best Christmas Menu/Recipes Evvaaahhhh …

Have I got the BEST full day Christmas menu for YOU!

Plus remember, the added benefit of all the recipes I’ve been sharing with you this month, is that they also support your:

  • adrenals, thyroid, immune system, hormones, sleep, gut health, and more ~ not just your waistline!  (all of which we can chat more about after the holidays or in a private session ~ see my special offers below!)

In line with the rest of this 4-part series for the month of December*, you’ll find here scrumptious, oh-so-yummy AND oh-so-healthy recipes to help YOU and those you LOVE:

  • feel less stressed and have more energy on Christmas Day (or the day you find most sacred) ~ and the weeks and months after! 
  • set yourself up to have a decadent Christmas with all the frills, feel indulgent, satisfied, full of holiday spirit, and feeling good ~ while staying on track to reach your new years’ goals
  • with recipes that are simple, affordable, delicious, and an aahhhhmazing way to show your love for your partner, spouse, children, family, and friends!

(* NOTE: If you missed weeks 1 & 2, it’s not too late to check them out!  You can find Week 1’s Chocolate-Covered Cherry Smoothie (both warm and cold options), hereor Week 2’s Raw Cacao Bliss Balls & Strawberry Coconut “Cremes”, here.) 

For this week, I want you to have an entire menu of ORIGINAL, FESTIVE, SIMPLE, DELICIOUS recipes to make Christmas Day (or the day you find most sacred) a day you, and those you share it with, will remember forever!

(*NOTE: CLICK the recipe name to be taken to each specific recipe):

Plus HERE are a few HOLIDAY SPECIAL OFFERS for you & those you cherish . . .

If you loved the recipes so far, you’re going to love my Recipes for the Mind, Body & Adventurous Soul eBook ~ a complete guide to delicious, gourmet recipes that you can not only indulge in over the holidays, but will likely want to enjoy for years to come. Includes:

  • Over 70 simple, delicious, natural chef-inspired Smoothies, Breakfasts, Snacks, Dips, Entrees, Salads, Soups, Desserts, & bonus indulgences
  • Balanced combination of raw and living foods, “Clean Green” Paleo (high produce + high protein (recipes, both Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian
  • Yours to keep forever, so you can continue to reference it again and again!

You can add this very special ebook to your collection for 25% off (thru 12/31/15) by clicking here and using coupon Holiday25

. . . OR . . . you can email me directly at ann@adventurewellness.com to ask me about my other 2 holiday specials through 12/31/15:

  • a HUGE discount on my New Year’s do-it-yourself “guided” Cleanse: The Recharge Kit + a FREE copy of the recipe book
  • and the BIGGEST special I’ve ever offered (save over $2,100!!!):  A package for Private Coaching + Functional Lab Testing for 75% off what you’d pay elsewhere! + a FREE copy of the recipe book  😉 ~ limited to 2 people per month

So, reach out and connect with me now to
get started on the “Adventure Wellness Lifestyle” in 2016.

Have a blessed Holiday!

~ Ann

P.S. Be sure to grab 1 of my 3 Holiday Specials (all expire 12/31/15!):

  • 25% off your copy of Recipes for the Mind, Body & Adventurous Soul eBook. Click here and use coupon: Holiday25
  • OR contact me directly at ann@adventurewellness.com to take advantage of:
    • The BIGGEST special I’ve ever offered (save over $2,100!!!):  A package for Private Coaching + comprehensive Functional Lab Testing for 75% off what you’d pay elsewhere! (+ a FREE copy of the recipe book!)  😉  ~Contact me for details; limited to 2 people per month.
    • A HUGE discount on my New Year’s do-it-yourself “guided” Cleanse: The Recharge Kit (+ a FREE copy of the recipe book!)Contact me for details.

P.P.S.  Stay tuned for next week when I share Party Appetizers & Healthy Cocktails for your New Year’s Eve celebrations!

Light up the holidays with lotsa love, nourishment, and happy bellies in festive, delicious and healthy ways ~ the ultimate expression of love for those we care about most.  Stay tuned!

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Winter Vegetable & Bean Curry

A wonderfully flavorful, nourishing and vegan dish to warm and satisfy through the cold fall and winter months.

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp oil (coconut or avocado oil; or ghee, if not vegan)
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 inch of fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1 yam or sweet potato, peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 cauliflower, separated into small, bite-size florets
  • 1 medium delicata squash, peeled and cubed
  • 1 cup parsnips, cut into 1-inch slices or chunks
  • 1 red, yellow or orange bell pepper (the sweet kind), julienned
  • 1 can or 1 cup cooked chickpeas
  • 1 can full fat coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons of red chili flakes
  • 1 tsp. curry powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ tsp. turmeric
  • ½ tsp. coriander
  • ½ tsp. sea salt, to taste
  • Cilantro sprigs and/or fresh basil leaves, for garnish
  • Optional:  Steamed basmati rice

Cut the vegetables (except the peppers) into bite-size chunks, sticks, or florets. Then, heat the oil in a large, heavy pot over medium-high heat. Add the onions and garlic, stirring occasionally, until onions are just softened, about 3-4 minutes. Add the ginger, spices (red chili flakes, curry powder, cumin, turmeric, coriander), and sea salt, and cook for 1 minute more.

Add the chopped vegetables (except the peppers), garbanzo beans, 2/3 of the coconut milk, and the water.  Stir well, cover, and bring to a boil.  Then reduce heat and simmer (stirring every few minutes) until vegetables are soft enough to stick a fork in them (but don’t overcook) ~ about 30 minutes.

Stir in the remaining coconut milk, cook for another minute or two. Add peppers and cook until just beginning to soften, about 4 minutes.

Serve over basmati rice.  Garnish with cilantro and/or basil.

Enjoy!

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Indian Spiced Lamb Patties

These are great for preparing ahead of time and freezing for a backcountry-dinner-in-style, or pre-cooking and taking to work for lunch, or just a really yummy FAST dinner.

Also, great for the blood ~ for anemia, post-workout replenishing and for rejuvenation in general (women, great for menses).

PREP TIME: 15 minutes (if lamb pre-thawed)

COOK TIME: 15 minutes 

Ingredients:

– 1 pound of organic, grass-fed ground lamb, thawed

– dried or fresh parsley

– Spices (to taste): I LOVE flavor and spice so I am generous here and don’t measure, but have fun with it and if it’s too bland, add more the next time; too spicey, eat with lots of extra veggies to tone down and add less later.

* I use turmeric, garam masala (can also just use curry powder), flaked chili, cumin, course ground black pepper and sea salt

– chopped garlic (2-4 cloves)

– 1/2 chopped onion or 2 scallions

Rinse and chop everything and with your hands, mash it all into the ground lamb. Form palm-size patties and place side by side in a skillet or in a convection or regular oven. Cook for about 15 minutes at 350 degrees (or freeze for later). Makes 1 dozen palm-sized patties.

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