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i'm Kayla

I’m a teacher, writer, and entrepreneur who travels the world with my wife and my pack of dogs. I dreamed of becoming a writer and teacher ever since I was a young girl. Little did I know, these two passions would lead me to blog writing and yoga teaching! I adore education in all forms, and I love to express myself through words—so here we are. 

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Post Ayahuasca: Integration and Alienation

By Kayla Nielsen / December 27, 2019 / 0 Comments

I remember the first time I returned back to the States after being away for an extended period of time.
I had been gone for 2 years before I came back…

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Cacao Bomb

By Kayla Nielsen / December 26, 2019 / 0 Comments

Whoa, these morsels are definitely a tasty delight that give you a healthy dose of cacao first thing in the morning, or after a meal.  They can be anything from a healthy desert, to a quick snack, or brekkie on the go.  If you’re anything like me, then eating a concentrated amount of cacao might […]

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Stuffed Dates

By Kayla Nielsen / December 25, 2019 / 0 Comments

I put these together as a great, bitesize holiday treat.  Although these little guys are small- they sure are mighty! Packing a punch of flavor AND nutrition is my favorite way to eat.  They’re great as a snack, dessert substitute, or a fun little app before a meal.  Ingredients Organic Medjool DatesGranola ingredientsNut butter (I used […]

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Dragon Berry Smoothie Bowl

By Kayla Nielsen / December 24, 2019 / 0 Comments

This is hands down my favorite smoothie bowl recipe when I’m in a place where I can actually source the right ingredients for it.  I love how rich this concoction is in antioxidants. Plus, it’s like eating ice cream for breakfast in the yummiest and healthiest way possible.  Hot tip is to buy organic frozen […]

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Fluffy Banana Blueberry Bread

By Kayla Nielsen / December 16, 2019 / 0 Comments

I’ve been playing around with banana bread recipes for a while (which would probably be easier to perfect if I ever actually measured anything).  And, I have to say- this one NAILED IT. I think it’s proof that sometimes the most simple recipes can also be the tastiest.  Sorry in advance that it’s not super […]

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Oatmeal Cookies

By Kayla Nielsen / December 16, 2019 / 0 Comments

These little delights were a pleasant surprise I’ll definitely be making again.  What started as a venture to clean out the cupboards before leaving the house, turned into a tasty treat that you can definitely get creative with.  These are a great option for a healthy desert, a breakfast on the go, or a nutritious […]

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Hearty Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

By Kayla Nielsen / December 13, 2019 / 0 Comments

This is hearty meal warms and nourishes you from the inside, out.  It’s the perfect combination of a variety of nutrients that will keep you going for the whole day, without leaving you feeling overly full and sluggish.  I love that although this meal is super simple and straightforward, it’s also really freaking delicious. Enjoy! […]

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Juice Pulp Carrot Cacao Muffins

By Kayla Nielsen / December 5, 2019 / 0 Comments

These rich little morsels are a great pick-me-up as a snack, or a super healthy desert if you need to curb that sweet tooth craving.  I love using juice pulp as a form of not only waste reduction, but also to fully obtain the full spectrum of each plants nutrients.  Using juice pulp is a […]

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Banana Bread Biscuits

By Kayla Nielsen / December 4, 2019 / 0 Comments

My banana bread addiction is real. However, I don’t have a bread pan- which is why I had to switch it up and make cookies, instead.  I’ve struggled to find decent banana bread without all the BS like refined sugar, gluten, or a million ingredients.  After playing around with a few variations, this one is […]

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Baked Kale Chips

By Kayla Nielsen / December 2, 2019 / 0 Comments

This is one of my favorite on-the-go, nutrient packed, and FILLING snacks! The good news is that it’s super simple, and pretty easily accessible (assuming you have access to kale).  They only take about 20 minutes total to prep and bake, and can last for a few days on the shelf in your pantry.  The […]

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Jackfruit Lettuce Wraps

By Kayla Nielsen / December 2, 2019 / 0 Comments

Ingredients Guacamole:AvocadoRed bell pepperLemonSea saltCilantro Sweet Topping:Fresh mangoCayenne pepperLemonSea salt Bean Mixture:Black beansNutritional yeastBlack olivesPickled Jalapeno Additional:Quinoa Lettuce Wrap:Jackfruit (canned or fresh)Lettuce of your choice GarlicYellow onionTomatoRed chili PaprikaSea salt Stir Fry:ZucchiniAsparagusMushroomBell pepperKaleOlive oil  Salsa:TomatoGreen habanero pepperRed Chili LemonSea saltCilantro Instructions As usual, measurements are approximate. Sorry in advance!  Lettuce Wraps:1. In a large pan, add 1 cup […]

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No Bake Sweet Slice

By Kayla Nielsen / December 2, 2019 / 0 Comments

Just to warn you, these probably won’t last long in your household.  These simple, but sweet desserts are free from added sugar- and actually provide nutrients, as well! Plus, there are just a few simple ingredients needed.  It’s safe to say, these are a new favorite of mine. I hope you love them too! Ingredients […]

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