Thank you! Exciting update from The Confidence Kitchen

Hey there! Thanks to your support I am so excited to say that The Confidence Kitchen has outgrown it's old home and has moved to a new website! Because of the move, there's one small thing for you to do. Please click the link below and enter your email address: Yes! I'd like to keep receiving updates from The Confidence Kitchen Thanks for your interest in building a healthy and more confident life in small weekly steps! [click to keep getting updates] Lots of Love, Laura xx

Use a morning routine to build healthy habits quickly

Use a morning routine to build healthy habits quickly I love my morning routine. It's amazing that most of us have 25,000 mornings in our adult lives between the age of 18 to 80.  Morning activities for most people range from the bare minimum (shower, dress, coffee, and... go!) to potent time chunks that are used to magically automate key life habits that would under other circumstances require willpower to achieve. I accidentally stumbled on the power of morning routines about 10 years ago. At first what I was doing hardly qualified as a routine. There were just a couple habits linked together consisting of Julia Cameron's [...]

Papaya green smoothie for clear skin

Papaya green smoothie for clear skin So many of you gave such positive feedback and requested more smoothie recipes for firm, clear, gorgeous skin. The sneaky thing is that while you're pursuing a gorgeous glow, you'll also be seeing side benefits for your heart, respiratory system, joints and bones, digestive system, and overall immune system (don't worry, I won't tell anyone)! It was certainly a surprise for me when  I first started trying to increase my overall heart health.  I was getting unexpected compliments on my skin. For this reason, we'll gladly let vanity drive us and continue  the natural beauty theme this summer. Main benefits of eating this green [...]

Emotional eating and the crawl towards freedom

Emotional eating and the crawl towards freedom I can't tell you how many times I get accosted at social gatherings by people who consider me "the healthy one". Like some kind of mythical creature propelled solely by green smoothies or kale salads, it appears to be fair game to sidle up to me and simply launch into explanations for how it is simply impossible to eat a healthy lifestyle. People will start conversations like: "You're really into health huh? I wouldn't be able to do it. I just know myself.  I have to be able to enjoy my food and it's such a big part of the [...]

Get gorgeous skin fast with easy green smoothie

Get gorgeous skin fast with easy green smoothie Let's continue natural beauty month with an easy daily habit that gives quick results. Something that completely surprised me about drinking green smoothies everyday was how quickly my skin responded to the influx of nutrients. Here I was trying to increase my overall heart health and out of the blue people started complimenting me on my skin! Nice! Skin can be dramatically improved by diet and lifestyle and this month I will share with you several green smoothie recipes that are skin boosters extraordinaire. Skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema, acne,  rosacea, keratosis [...]

Get beautiful skin from regular Omega 3 consumption

Get beautiful skin from regular Omega 3 consumption Ok, we're on the road to natural beauty - day 1. This is a quick report about something you've probably heard about ad nauseum! You likely already know that Omega 3's are critical to your health, but we rarely hear about how they can affect our beauty. There's a reason for the frequent bombardment we get from the media about these essential fatty acids. Manipulating our dietary fat intake directly influences the inflammatory response in our body. Inflammation is the silent instigator of most modern diseases, and virtually all skin issues involve inflammation [...]

Top 10 green smoothie tips and recipes for the best health of your life

Top 10 green smoothie tips and recipes for the best health of your life The habits this month have been fun, but can you believe it, we're almost done the first month of our challenge! How has your 2 green smoothies a day gone? Did you get a chance yet to do it? If not, read on... your life can still change awesomely. Mine was pretty good - I'd say it was about 85% successful. I missed a few days, but all in all, a lot more green stuff got ingested than usual. I am feeling really good. In case [...]

Heart healthy green smoothie No. 4: The fibre firecracker!

Heart healthy green smoothie No. 4: The fibre firecracker! Today we're moving beyond basic green smoothies into health warrior territory! Black beans in my morning smoothie! What? This might seem a little weird at first, but if you think about Mexican cuisine, you remember that black beans, cinnamon, and chocolate were born to have parties together! Benefits of this green smoothie Black beans are considered one of the world's healthiest foods. They're full of protein, fibre, and powerful antioxidant phytonutrients called anthocyanins. These flavonoids are the same ones which give blueberries their amazing health benefits and help to reduce cancer risk. [...]