PURELY FEBRUARY. a purely elizabeth publication.
A WEEK OF DROOL-WORTHY BREAKFASTS
START PURELY. 8 positive morning rituals to help you become a morning person + start each day with your best foot forward!
berry pistachio parfait, oatmeal apple bread, blackberry muesli muffins + more yummy creations to help you start purely!
a purely gluten-free + plant-based publication.
welcome TO THE FEBRUARY MINI MAG!
EDITORIAL + DESIGN: caroline caligari
RECIPES + PHOTOGRAPHY: elizabeth stein
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How you start your morning can have a significant effect on your day. That's why we're deeming February our #StartPurely month. A month focused on starting each day with our best foot forward. We believe that adopting positive morning rituals sets you up for success. These rituals can include a grueling workout, calming yoga, a warm cup of tea, a nutrient-rich breakfast (of course) —or any and all of the above. Here are 8 morning rituals that will make you a morning person!
1. PREP. A big part of starting purely is prepping
6. EXERCISE. There are lots of perks to working out
the night before! Pack your lunch, your gym bag, tidy up the house, check your calendar and to-do list—physically and mentally prepare yourself for the day ahead. Knowing that you’re prepped and ready will help you feel in control and lead to a better night’s sleep!
in the morning—one being getting it out of the way! If you hit the gym in the morning, you don’t have to spend the day dreading it AND if something comes up after work your night is already free. Exercising also gives you energy, jump starts your brain, releases endorphins and gets your blood circulation flowing.
2. EIGHT HOUR SLEEP. Easier said than
7. MAKE A TO-DO LIST. Take a few quiet
done, but it’s SO important! Sleep has been shown to fight weight gain, decrease anxiety, build a stronger immune system and lower risk of disease! Plus, you will wake up feeling energized and refreshed.
moments to yourself and jot down a to-do list. This will help you assess the day's tasks ahead and create a plan for how you will conquer them. Plus, there is something incredibly gratifying about having a written list and crossing things off as you go! To make the day less overwhelming, break up each task into smaller tasks and tackle them one step at a time.
3. WAKE UP EARLIER. Allow yourself more time in the morning to get ready, eat breakfast, exercise, stretch and most importantly feel less rushed! The worst way to start your day is feeling stressed out and research shows that people who wake up early in the morning are generally happier and have higher satisfaction overall with their lives!
4. SPEND A LITTLE TIME OUTDOORS. Take a stroll to the mailbox, walk your dog, water your plants or just sit on your porch with a cup of tea. Being outdoors is a great source of natural energy - plants give off oxygen and the sun gives you a dose of vitamin D. Nature is beautiful and calming—soak it in!
5. STRETCH. All you need is a few minutes and a little floor space! Stretching can improve posture, eliminate muscle and joint pain, increase blood flow and boost energy levels. Check out some of our favorite morning stretches.
8. EAT A NUTRIENT-RICH BREAKFAST! While a yummy breakfast is our favorite way to kick-start the day, for most people it is often rushed or skipped altogether! So why do we hear that breakfast is the most important meal of the day? When you wake up, you’ve typically gone 8 to 12 hours without food—meaning your body is fasting. When you eat breakfast, you are giving your body food to replenish your blood glucose levels to function properly and fight fatigue. Eating breakfast refuels your body, boosts your mood, improves concentration and puts you on track for a day of healthy eating. Plus, breakfast is a great time to incorporate fruits and superfoods with lots of vitamins, minerals and essential nutrients. Flip forward a few pages to our week of healthy, drool-worthy breakfasts and we promise you'll never skip it again!
WHAT RECIPES WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE IN THE NEXT ISSUE?! we'd love your feedback!
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We were blown away when we first discovered Stephanie Park's flawless Instagram + decadent breakfast bowls—always styled to a "t". Now we are honored to have her as our February guest blogger to pick her brain about how she does it!
tell us a little about yourself. I’m an art director & designer living in New York City. I worked in advertising & branding for several years, and now I’m working on my own healthy living web project (hoping to launch in March). I love staying active and trying new healthy recipes and sharing them on Instagram.
what inspired you to become a social media influencer? I never sought out to become one and still don't consider myself one really! When I left my job, I just wanted to do something fun and creative on the side (that wasn’t work!), so I started posting healthy food creations to Instagram. I never really cooked much before, so I loved learning new
recipes and sharing them with others, and it really sort of grew from there!
what is your favorite content to post? I love posting meals that are fun and easy to whip up, and they usually tend to be breakfast and dessert/snacks. I especially love breakfasts because I think it’s when people are the most motivated and looking for a fresh start. The sunlight also happens to be the prettiest then : )
do you have a background in photography or nutrition? My background is actually in art and design. I went to art school and at my past job, I directed a lot of campaigns and worked closely with photographers. But shooting photography is still pretty new to me. I love that it’s a new challenge where I get to combine my passion for art with healthy food.
your recipes are so creative! where do you find your inspiration? Thank you so much! When I first started out in the kitchen, Instagram was one of my biggest inspirations. Through IG, I connected with a lot of talented and inspiring people and found my favorite food/fitness bloggers. Now I enjoy experimenting on my own and giving them my own twist.
what is your favorite breakfast right now? Lately, I’ve been really into big smoothies with lots of greens, frozen fruit and superfoods. Otherwise, I’ll have a big bowl of granola with almond milk and fruit, or a smoothie bowl topped with granola.
do you have any time-saving tips for making healthy meals throughout the week? I always have fresh & frozen fruit, spinach/kale, almond milk and some type of protein (tofu or fish) in the fridge. And I always make sure I have granola, quinoa & brown rice in the pantry. That way I can easily whip up a nutritious meal or snack at any time of the day — like a smoothie in the morning, fruit and granola as a snack, and a quick meal with protein on a giant bed of greens & grains. Even when work gets crazy and I have to order dinner, I love adding extra greens onto it.
do you follow any type of diet? Having struggled with restrictive eating in the past, I don’t like to follow any labels or diets. My approach now is to nourish my body with nutritious, whole foods that make me feel like my most vibrant, energetic self. That means more fresh fruit, veggies, greens, whole grains, even healthy desserts! And less of anything that’s heavily processed.
we’re big believers in the 80/20 rule. what do you indulge in? I like to treat myself to a piece of dark chocolate or a homemade raw dessert. And I love to indulge in a big Korean feast, especially with spicy stew and white rice. Most the time though, I’ll eat healthier options like Bibimbab, or make them at home with less sodium, more veggies and brown rice!
ULTIMATE GREEN DETOX SMOOTHIE This is my favorite green smoothie that I love to have in the mornings or afternoon. It’s energizing, refreshing, super delicious and loaded with a variety of greens!
1 large handful kale (about 1 cup) 1 large handful spinach (about 1 cup) 1 small handful parsley (about 1/4 cup) 1 small handful cilantro (about 1/4 cup) 1 small handful mint leaves (about 1/4 cup) ½ green apple, cored ¼ avocado, peeled & cored Juice of ½ lemon 1 inch piece fresh ginger LIQUID BASE 1 cup coconut water ½ cup filtered water (or handful of ice) Wash and prep ingredients thoroughly. Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender. Blend on high until creamy and smooth. Pour into a jar and enjoy!
a week of breakfast PITAYA BERRY BOWL gluten-free, vegan 1 Pitaya Plus Pack ½ banana ¹/³ cup blueberries ¹/³ cup strawberries ½ cup almond milk TOPPINGS: Fresh berries Banana Purely Elizabeth Ancient Grain Granola Drizzle of nut butter Combine all ingredients into a blender. Blend on medium to high for 30 seconds. Add toppings + enjoy.
OATMEAL APPLE BREAD gluten-free, vegetarian Cinnamon sugar (2 tbsp of coconut sugar for every 1 tsp of cinnamon) 1 cup coconut sugar ½ cup almond flour ½ cup millet flour ½ cup Purely Elizabeth Apple Cinnamon Pecan Oatmeal ½ tsp cinnamon 1 tsp baking soda 3 very ripe bananas ½ cup coconut oil 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla 1 gala apple, diced Preheat oven to 350°F. Use an oil spray or coconut oil to grease loaf pan. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar to coat the bottom and sides and set aside. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, stir together the sugar, flours, cinnamon, and baking soda until well combined. In a separate bowl, whisk together the bananas, oil, eggs, and vanilla until smooth. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and stir until combined. Fold in the apples. Pour into loaf pan and bake for 45–50 minutes.
BLACKBERRY MUESLI MUFFINS gluten-free, vegetarian 2 ¾ cup Purely Elizabeth Cranberry Cashew Ancient Grain Muesli ¼ cup coconut sugar 1 cup almond milk 1 overly ripe banana, mashed 1 egg ½ cup blueberries ½ cup Purely Elizabeth Ancient Grain Granola Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl combine dry ingredients. In a small bowl, combine almond milk, banana and egg. Whisk to combine. Pour wet ingredients into dry. Fold in blueberries. Pour batter into muffin tins and top with granola. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes.
BERRY + PISTACHIO PARFAIT gluten-free, vegetarian 7 oz yogurt Â˝ frozen berries Pistachios Purely Elizabeth Original Ancient Grain Granola Place berries in a bowl and microwave until warm 4560 seconds. Pour berries on top of yogurt and top with pistachios and granola.
GRANOLA FRUIT TART gluten-free, vegetarian 1 cup Purely Elizabeth Original Ancient Grain Granola 4 tbsp peanut butter 8 dates, pitted 1 cup yogurt TOPPINGS: Coconut flakes Fresh Fruit
In a food processor, combine granola, peanut butter and dates. Blend crust ingredients until a crumbly paste is formed (so it can stick together with your hands). With your hand, press the mixture into a tart pan. Top with yogurt, coconut flakes and fresh fruit.
CRANBERRY PUMPKIN SEED GRANOLA + PUFF CEREAL BAR gluten-free, vegan 1 cup almond butter (or peanut butter) ½ cup maple syrup 3 cups Purely Elizabeth Cranberry Pecan Ancient Grain Granola + Puffs ¼ cup pumpkin seeds
In a large saucepan, heat nut butter and syrup over low heat until it begins to bubble. Stir in remaining ingredients and mix. Pour in 9 x 9 baking pan. Cool completely then cut into squares. These freeze really well!
6-GRAIN HOT CEREAL WITH GREENS + SCRAMBLED EGGS gluten-free, vegetarian ¹/³ cup Purely Elizabeth Ancient 6-Grain Hot Cereal 1 ¼ cup vegetable broth ¹/³ cup black lentils, cooked ¼ cup asiago cheese 2 eggs 1 cup roasted broccoli In a small pot, make hot cereal according to package instructions, substituting broth for water. When hot cereal is cooked, add lentils and asiago cheese and stir for a creamy consistency. Add grain and lentil mixture into a large skillet over medium heat. Crack eggs and scramble eggs into grain/lentil mixture. Assemble dish with hot cereal then veggies on top.
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