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I got this crazy ping in my brain while I was getting a shamanic micro current facial with the lovely Sadie Adams today, and that ping was pretty much about how differently I live my life now compared to the way I once did — and why I believe that doing the HARD WORK of figuring out who I am at my core and living that truth has brought me all the good and happiness that I have in my life now.

Actually to clarify, the image that popped into my brain was me about six years ago, at LMU (where I went to college), totally drunk, standing in front of a row of buses with a bunch of my sorority sisters and their dates, waiting to get on them to ride to a sorority or fraternity formal somewhere in Hollywood. Everyone was wasted, people were rowdy, some were crying, the scene was chaotic.

Although formals only came about twice a year at LMU, we had dances and events like this one almost every weekend. So yeah… that scene was pretty much my daily life.

I sort of fell asleep on Sadie’s table today or more like into a deep trance state of contemplation, and realized that the image of me at the sorority buses popped into my head to serve as a reminder of how far I’ve come, and how much in my life has changed.

I’m not saying that 21 year old sorority girl (me!!!) was doing anything wrong, or that I regret those years. I was the queen of taking vodka shots, I feel like I went to every club in LA in my heyday, and I had a lot of fun. I really did, and I met some of my lifelong best friends during those years.

I also think that had to be my life at that point in order for me to go down the path that eventually lead me to where I am now, which stands in such stark contrast to those years. It was the in-between time that I don’t look at so fondly, which I will share below!

The reason I’m sharing this is because I imagine so many of you reading can relate. Whether you were a college party animal, a high school party animal (that was me too, I was actually way more wild in high school believe it or not!), or simply used to live your life differently than you do now… we all have a past to look back on and reflect on how we’ve grown.

And it’s GOOD to do that. I think sometimes it’s easy to get caught up in where we want to go, how much we want to achieve, where we’ll be in 10 years… but what about looking back on 10 years ago?! 5 years ago? What have you done in the last 5 years? I built a thriving business that makes me incredibly happy, and I don’t often give myself enough credit for that.

I also STOPPED drinking, don’t stay out late anymore pretty much ever, and would never ever be caught dead in a rowdy crowd (when I can help it…) the way I was alllll of the time back then and didn’t think twice about it. I actually even felt hungover from being out to dinner in Malibu until about 11pm the other night, even though I didn’t have a sip of alcohol and ate healthy vegan food! My body just isn’t used to all that stimulation anymore.

How that compares to where I am now…!

Although that was the college me and so many of us don’t know quite who we are yet when we are in college, I also think back to just a year or two ago when I was still very much living a life that I didn’t feel 100% in alignment with.

After college I moved to NYC and experienced the best kind of freedom. I didn’t have the same ties that I did here, so while a few of my best friends moved to New York at the same time as I did, it was very easy for all of us to live OUR truth and be exactly who we were. It was so liberating to be ME, stay home on Friday nights making my vegan food, write fiction and blog for hours and hours on end with nowhere to be and not a care in the world, and still have my friends in New York love me for me.

No guilt trips about “you never see me,” or “you never drink with me” (my least favorite sentence of all time)… I was just allowed to be who I was, every day.

It was hard when I moved back to LA a year later, because it was the same city I went to college in. I felt like a lot of that newfound freedom had been taken from me in a way, and had stayed in New York leaving me to rebuild who I was all over again.

(Granted, that was a crazy time with SO MUCH STUFF happening with my eating disorder, writing my book, transitioning from being a vegan, things happening with my family, on and on. So it wasn’t all just the move.)

I think those first few years back in LA were the hardest of my life. I felt so disconnected from who I once was, but I was still trying to BE THAT PERSON because it was all that I knew. And to my friends here, it was all that they knew.

That was also when I developed pretty much ALL of the health problems I am still dealing with now, and I believe a huge part of that was because of the stress of still surrounding myself with people and things that didn’t feel right in my soul.

But over time, I started growing roots here in LA, in a new way. I met so many people who were in the wellness world and had similar preferences to me, and then I started meeting people in the spirituality / high vibe part of the wellness space and WOW did that help me see very clearly who I was and where I was going.

It was almost like a mirror was held up to me, and I saw that I could be ridiculously, completely happy ALL OF THE TIME. Just like I was in New York. I didn’t have to not be me, just because it wasn’t in alignment with how a lot of people knew me.

What I realized…

About a year and a half ago I realized that who I am now (and maybe who I was all along, I just didn’t have anyone to show me it was okay to be that person) is someone who:

a) is happy all the time and doesn’t dread situations and events, because I ONLY say “yes” to what I actually want to do… meaning, I say NO a ton!

b) spends a lot of time alone because I need it to recharge and to have the calm and focused headspace to run my business

c) doesn’t drink alcohol pretty much at all

d) doesn’t need to go to a place where there will be a big, loud crowd that will throw my nervous system off (bars, clubs, big parties, basically everything my adolescence and young adult life was in so many ways)

e) can be PRESENT and energized for her best friends, family, and boyfriend in a way that feels really good because I am not depleted and worn down from living a life that didn’t feel good

f) energetically broke up with people who dragged my soul down, spoke negatively every time I was around them, or treated me in a fake / not real way that I couldn’t stand

g) is happier than I have EVER BEEN IN MY LIFE.

It’s amazing, and everyone can have this feeling!

The truth is, change is scary. A lot of us resist it for years on end because it really takes a lot of hard work.

My first few years back in LA I dated someone who was wrong for me in every way. There was a lot of love between us, but at the core everything was unhealthy and off. When that ended about a year and a half ago, I finally got the HUGE PUSH that I needed to take the leap into being FULLY me.

I stopped drinking, stopped eating foods that didn’t agree with me, cut a few toxic people out of my life (to the best of my ability), started journaling and writing my intentions every month, meditating, doing kundalini, practicing reiki, and living life on MY terms.

Very shortly after, I started my podcast which I firmly believe I wouldn’t have had space for in my life if I was still holding on to so much toxicity. Shortly after I started my podcast, Jonathan and I started dating. (I do believe he is the best thing to come from ALL of this. I often think about how “energetically” lonely I was before I had him… I was surrounded by people, but I didn’t have my human. I never want to go back to that feeling, and if I had never DONE THE HARD WORK of being me, we would not have been a match!)

Then everything came together. The income from my blog / podcast went from being good to being totally, radically abundant. Pretty much everything I tried to manifest into my life, I was able to.

It. Was. Nuts.

All of this to say, sometimes it’s so good to look back on where we came from and give ourselves the credit of how far we’ve come.

And if you’re reading this and you feel like you’re still in that “phase one” of your adolescent or adult life, don’t fret because you can START NOW! It’s never too late to step into your truest you.

I also find that now I don’t rely on things that I used to so heavily like intense exercise, extreme juice cleanses, etc. because I live the healthy, wellness-focused life DAILY rather than grasping for it in the extreme ways that I once felt like I had to.

The biggest gift we can all give ourselves is to allow ourselves to be exactly who we are. Even just practice in the mirror by telling yourself: “I am allowed. I am allowed. I am allowed.” EVERY DAY until you believe it.

It’s the most beautiful thing in the world to know who we are from deep within and let that light shine through us.

Thoughts?! Did you have your wild days too? What does your life look like now? Tell me, I love to hear!
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Hi my angels!

Short and sweet post for y’all right here, because the juicy long posts are coming but I need to share the fresh & exciting events that are taking place in the next WEEK that I want to see your shining faces at!

Let me tell you what we’ve got…

EVENTS, EVENTS, YAY! 1. A Night of YOGA & SHAMANISM with the amazing Shaman DUREK!

The epic Shaman Durek (from Episode 57 of TBB Podcast) & I will be hosting an exciting night of yoga and shamanism in West Hollywood on Tuesday, March 13th. It will be from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. and we have so much magic up our sleeves for you guys. The evening will start with light yoga to get our bodies warmed up and our energy as present as can be. Then, Shaman Durek will teach us his magnificent ways of incorporating shamanism into our every day lives. (Think protecting our energy, manifesting our dreams, getting infused with reiki symbols, igniting our innermost power, and so much more.)

And we will close out the evening with a LIVE PODCAST Q&A, where you will have the chance to ask Shaman and I any questions your hearts’ desire! Your questions will be featured on TBB Podcast, and you will get to see my first ever live L.A. podcast in action.

Lastly, Alo Yoga will be providing a mega discount on clothes so you can close out the evening with a little shopping before you head home. And it’s right across the street from Erewhon… so HEALTHY DINNER/tonics/desserts, anyone!?!? They are open til almost midnight! Just sayin’!

2. A LIIIIIVE Podcast with the Almost 30 ladies (Krista Williams & Lindsey Simcik!) at Westfield Century City!

Okay, okay. I am doing TWO LIVE PODCASTS in ONE WEEK?!?! WHO AM I!? I mean, I go big when I start doing something.

I have been dyyyyying to have these two ladies on the pod for quite some time. We have all become good friends here in LA LA land and I love them for their wellness ways, their down to earth vibes, their obsessions with all things spirituality, their comedic personalities (I mean they are both hysterical), and so much more. I think the three of us keep Erewhon in business, just saying.

This event will be from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. outdoors at the brand new Westfield Century City! Have you seen all that they have there now!?!?! An EATALY, a Chan Luu, all of the shops I am obsessed with, an Apple Store, sooooo many good restaurants, and so much more.

Come hang with us, ask us Q’s and get FEATURED on the pod, and so much more!

We will have a registration link very soon, but the event will be FREEEE (!!!) and we have stellar goodie bags coming your way if you attend. Like, stellar.

And it’s ON A WEEKEND. So all my humans that can’t make my weekday events, this one is for you! Magic in ALL OF THE WAYS!

It will be super casual and will be like three friends chatting onstage. I meeeean, fun AF or what!?

SAY HI TO KRISTA & LINDS! COME HANG WITH US! If you’re coming, shoot us an email or a DM! Will get the registration link up ASAPPPPP once we have it… but even so, just COME. 


That is it for March events, I think! I am heading to Bali for the month of April (EEEEK) so will be getting ready for that after this weekend and SIMPLY CANNOT WAIT. Gone for all of May also at a location that I will share very soon.

More events to come in June!

Love y’all!! More posts to come today and beyond!! Missed ya while I was in Hawaii!

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Hi my beauties!

I hope everyone is having a fabulous week. Between my water fast earlier this week, beginning my liver cleanse at Surya Spa yesterday (another Ayurvedic healing treatment I can’t wait to share with you guys), and gearing up for a relaxing weekend before heading to Ojai with my love for Valentine’s Day… I am feeling like my self-care this week is on POINT.

Also, have you caught my podcast episode with Biet Simkin from yesterday? She is a GODDESS in every sense of the word. I can’t wait to hear what you think

After going straight from my Panchakarma to a wild week in NYC and then right back to LA for a full day at The Good Fest, this sista needed some major resetting. I wouldn’t even call it downtime, because this week has not been much of that, but a RESET is more like it.

I wanted to pop in today to talk about something I have been getting tons of questions about from you guys, particularly since I’ve started talking more on social media about my herbal supplements and holistic remedies for eczema, sleep, anxiety, digestion, fatigue, nutrient & mineral deficiencies, and more.

First I want to tell you my thoughts on supplementing our diets with vitamins, herbs, and probiotics… then I want to tell you what I take just to lay it all out! Take it or leave it because we are all DIFFERENT, but this is what works for me and I want you to find what works for you!

My Thoughts on Supplements //

As with everything in the wellness world, you must first and foremost listen to your own body. If you feel healthy, vibrant and energized with smooth digestion and great sleep — MAYBE supplements, herbs, and vitamins aren’t for you. You’re already feeling like a million bucks, and that’s amazing.

But if you’re anything like me at this stage in my life, you fall into a different category. That category looks a little something like this… debilitating eczema, chronic fatigue, gut health issues, parasites and candida, insomnia, the list goes on.

And by no means does that mean that I am unhealthy person. I feel very healthy actually (maybe healthier than ever in my life despite the current health concerns), and because I have taken so many steps to clean up my life in every sense of the word — my sensitive system is reacting and up-leveling in certain ways, which is bringing my body along for the ride. I truly believe that my spiritual awakening and explorations in the cosmos / kundalini / reiki / etc. have caused my body to be WAY out of whack (for now)… because my bod isn’t used to all of this stuff that my mind is experiencing and expanding with!

The health issues are all a gift from the universe because now I am inspired to draw inward, use supplements and herbs, learn about plant medicine, take care of myself on a whole new level, embrace the self-care life even more so, and HEAL. I am really, truly thrilled about this stage in my health journey if you can believe it — debilitating eczema / hives and all.

So when it comes to supplements… I think they are an incredible way to supplement an already healthy diet full of nutrient-dense foods, exercise, happiness, and good sleep. Those would be my key components of a healthy lifestyle right there.

Beyond supplementing an already healthy lifestyle, supplements & herbs can be used to manage deficiencies or areas where we need a little extra boost. For me you know what that is… sleep, digestion, skin, the whole gamut!

But what is also awesome is that they can be used as preventative medicine to keep us from getting sick and to keep our immune systems strong. ESPECIALLY with the toxins we are consistently exposed to in our daily life in these big cities we live in (hello, LA…) liver support is hugely important to supplement in my opinion.

Plus, the all around multivitamin for overall balanced health. Again, ask yourself how YOU feel and what you need supplementation with. No one wants to walk around talking 16 pills with every meal (I’ve been that girl, many times in my life) but a few simple, key supplements, vitamins and herbs are an amazing part of a healthy lifestyle!

What I Take //

Ever since finishing my Panchakarma and feeling so incredibly GOOD in my body for the first time in a long time, I have been more consistent with my supplement regime. In fact, even before my PK when my skin flared up and my body was SPEAKING to me to take deeper care of myself… I hopped on the supplementation wagon with a whole new gusto.

The multivitamin I have been going with is Swisse Women’s Ultivite for many reasons… for one, because I got to meet a bunch of people from their company when they were LA for a yoga event and I fell in love with them, the brand, and the mission behind it. I also love that they are Aussies… I always have a soft spot in my heart for Australian loves!

Lex, Ash Hart, & I at the Swisse event in LA the other week! x

I also love this brand because not only does it provide 50 different essential vitamins that women need, but there is also a mixture of 12 different herb extracts for MOOD and ENERGY support. I love this because we all know I have stopped drinking coffee, and that extra boost of energy in the morning really has been serving me well… in a totally NATURAL way, which I love. I mean, they use herbs in their vitamins… hello! I am an herbal freak!

Another thing I take from Swisse is their cranberry supplement (Ultiboost High Strength Cranberry) because with my body being so HSP and all… I get UTI’s extremely easily. Like, all of the time unfortunately if I am not keeping an eye on all of the preventative measures. The other things I do beyond the cranberry supplement are drink tons of water, eat foods rich in antioxidants, change out of sweaty workout clothes as quickly as I can (when I can!), annnnddd pee right after sex. Sorry if that’s TMI but that is what helps the most.

This supplement has helped a LOT and I can safely say I haven’t gotten a single UTI since starting to use it. Woo!

A List of Supplements + Herbs that I Take:

+ A good quality probiotic every morning (I will go into depth about the brands that I love in a future post, but make sure it is totally natural with as many strains of probiotics as you can find), and probiotic coconut yogurt throughout the day

+ Magnesium for sleep, digestion, and liver support

Swisse Women’s Ultivite multivitamin (in the mornings with food)

+ Swisse’s Ultiboost High Strength Cranberry

+ Chickweed herb for shrinking my uterine fibroid and all around promoting toxin die off and shrinkage

+ Herbal teas throughout the day to slow down and relax, and for digestion and relaxation properties (I especially love ginger, fennel and peppermint for digestion, and licorice mint tea for relaxation)

+ ADAPTOGENS of all kinds! Reishi, chaga, cordyceps, matcha… all of the yummy plant-based herbs that help wake me up in the morning and set my brain on fire so that I can get to work sans coffee!

+ Dandelion tea — you know I love it, but I am taking a break because occasionally people report dandelion allergies and I can’t risk it with all of the rashes I’ve had.

+ Triphala herb every night before bed because it helps my digestion run SO SMOOTHLY it’s insane… I have never experienced anything like it for my gut health. It was “prescribed” to me by my Ayurvedic doctor, although you can buy it online or in stores — I recommend the powdered kind vs. the pills, for absorption reasons!

+ Coffee enemas and chlorophyll enemas — I know these aren’t technically supplements, but coffee enemas use an herbal coffee and when it comes to ridding my body of parasites and getting my digestion/skin back on track by releasing toxins… enemas have been my CALLING lately. A post to come on this soon!

So overall, I am all about taking what works for you, tuning in to your own body, and asking yourself what YOU need to thrive and feel your best. I always feel my best with a little additional support on top of my healthy diet and lifestyle, but that is also because I have a lot of deficiencies. I go back and forth with taking Vitamin D and Vitamin B-12… but I am starting back up on it now because I know it’s good for skin and digestion, two things I struggle with!

There you have it, my loves. I hope you enjoyed this little breakdown of what I take on the supplement, herb, and probiotic front! Be sure to check out Swisse and thank them for supporting TBB blog — it’s brand partners like them that keep this going as my career! Woo!

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Hi babes!

Thank you so much for the outpouring of love on my water fasting post from yesterday. Water fasting to heal from true physical ailments and health concerns is one of the most beautiful, effective healing modalities I have found for myself personally, although we are all different which I love.

As usual in cyberspace, there will always be judgment. There will always be the other side of the equation and a different opinion. I am good with that, because after sharing my life online for five years… I am very, very, very used to it!

At the end of the day I know that someone who feels the need to shove their differing opinion down a stranger’s throat (or anyone’s throat, for that matter) is suffering in ways I may not know or understand. Their language comes from a place of true distress and unhappiness.

If you too deal with negativity from others when making your OWN (key words… your own) personal lifestyle choices, just remember that their negativity has everything to do with them and pretty much zero to do with you. It helps us remember that we are all human. I love this post by The Southern Yogi addressing such negativity so eloquently… preach, sista!!!

Quick update on that front… I feel amazing after yesterday’s water fast! Today I woke up, had my olive oil (for my liver), gave myself a coffee enema (post to come on this soon), drank a lotta water, and had a big, delicious bowl of KITCHARI to ease back into eating today. Food has never tasted so good.

But no matter what, kitchari always tastes ridiculously amazing. And it’s high time I share my go-to recipes with you guys, because I share photos on Instagram all day long and get asked super frequently to share how to make it, and what it’s good for!

So let’s dive into it!

What is kitchari, and why is it good for you?

Kitchari is a traditional Ayurvedic cleansing food, and can also be enjoyed (very much so) outside of a kitchari cleanse. It is a combination of split mung beans (I like the yellow mung daal, because it’s mushy and soup-like versus the traditional longer green mung beans you would usually find in the store) and white basmati rice, with a plethora of delicious nourishing and anti-inflammatory spices like turmeric, mustard seed, coriander, cumin, ginger, and mineral salt. The spices make the kitchari not only bursting with flavor, but also highly nutritious and detoxing.

As far as why it’s so amazingly nourishing and good for us! First of all, kitchari is very easy to digest which is a huge plus for those of us who suffer from stomach issues and gastrointestinal distress. It is tri-doshic, meaning that no matter what your Ayurvedic dosha is (kapha, pitta, or vata), you can handle kitchari and digest it well. If you are wondering what your dosha is, my friend Sahara has a great quiz on her website. I am a pitta, through and through!

The combination of rice and mung daal provides all the amino acids needed to form a complete protein. Eaten on their own, each of these foods is missing one or more of the essential amino acids that our bodies are not able to make on their own. But together they make magic happen! The protein content of kitchari supports stable blood sugar levels so that energy and mental clarity are balanced during the cleansing process.

I love kitchari for detoxing because it is substantial enough to get me through the day with ease, I can do light exercise, add veggies and healthy fats into the mix for extra nutrients and deliciousness, I can meal prep it and it lasts for DAYS, I can travel with it, and most of all… because my gut and digestion feel better eating kitchari than anything else I have ever experienced!

The dish improves our digestive fire (called agni in Ayurveda) because it is warming to the gut, which keeps our digestive system fueled to keep things moving. Good, balanced agni means we are able to digest, assimilate, and absorb nutrients from our food. Weak or imbalanced agni means malabsorption and accumulation of ama, or toxins.

Since mung daal is astringent (which basically means dry) it has the quality of pulling toxins and toxic build up from the system so that it can be released. That is why coffee enemas (or any type of enema) often go hand in hand with an Ayurvedic Panchakarma — because the toxins are being assimilated to the colon and are ready to be released.

It is also what we call in yoga a “mono diet”! When you are eating one thing for a period of time (again, for healing — not just in your regular day to day life because that would become unhealthy) the gut is able to rest and repair. There isn’t a whole lot of other stuff going on in the digestive system so your body can break down the one type of food you are fueling it with.

What is the difference between eating kitchari for a meal, and doing a kitchari cleanse?

The kitchari cleanse I described above is something that people do for many reasons. It’s what you eat during a Panchakarma detox for all of the detoxifying, nourishing, and healing properties. People also turn to kitchari when they are sick to bring it back to the basics, and also to heal the gut lining.

That “cleanse” can be done for however long or short you’d like. A day, 3 days, 5 days, a week, 2 weeks… some people do Panchakarma treatments for over 40 days and eat kitchari the whole time for every meal. I personally eat it every day, but I also add in a variety of veggies, fruits, and other legumes to keep my body satiated and give it variety.

If you just want to eat kitchari for dinner or for breakfast / lunch… go for it! It’s amazing for you regardless of whether you want to embark on any sort of mono diet with it.

To begin with, I recommend simply incorporating it into your routine because it’s delicious, especially if you are healthy and vibrant as is!

For those of us who suffer from health problems and digestive issues… the cleansing and detoxing aspect of it can also be beautiful. I would recommend searching for an Ayurvedic practitioner in your area to get started if you’re looking to do a kitchari cleanse. I only know of practitioners in LA, which you can find in all of my Panchakarma posts on the blog, but wherever you live… Google Ayurvedic doctors and see what pops up!!

Now… the recipes! Woo!

The below is my staple kitchari recipe that I make almost daily. It’s ridiculously easy, especially when you buy the below ingredients from Banyan Botanicals linked below (or anywhere, but this is the place I love and trust!)

+ kitchari spices

+ mung daal

+ basmati rice

+ organic ghee


Yields 2-3 servings


+ 1 cup basmati rice OR 2 cups cauliflower rice (which you can easily find at Whole, Foods, Erewhon, etc. or make on your own. It is up to you whether your body assimilates rice well or not. I like to do 1/2 cup rice, 2 cups cauliflower rice!)

+ 1/2 cup mung daal

+ 3  teaspsoons kitchari spice mix (or you can buy the spices individually: mustard seed, turmeric, mineral salt, cumin seed, ginger)

+ 2 tablespoons ghee

+ 6 cups water

+ 1 – 2 cups chopped vegatables (optional) — I like to use broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots!

+ optional toppings: tahini, lemon, cilantro, or a dash of full fat coconut milk


+ in a medium saucepan or pot warm up the ghee, and then add the kitchari spice mixture and sauté for a couple of minutes

+ add in the rice and mung beans and sauté for another couple of minutes

+ then add 6 cups of water and bring to a boil

+ reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook until it is soft and tender (about 30-45 minutes)

+ if you are adding veggies, add the longer cooking veggies like broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, or beets about halfway through; then add shorter cooking veggies like leafy greens near the end

+ add more water if needed (the beans and rice really soak that water up!)

+ the consistency will either be a vegetable stew or more of a rice/mung bean mush (I prefer the mush! If you prefer stew add more water or even a dash of organic veggie broth)

+ garnish with fresh cilantro, lemon, and/or tahini and/or full fat coconut milk (not all of the above, pick and choose! Tahini is my FAVE)

+ sometimes I top it with additional veggies when I am feeling it. Voila, enjoy!


The kitchari I make for breakfast is similar to the above recipe, but with more of a breakfast twist. I like to make a breakfast kitchari that is reminiscent of oatmeal — topped with yummy warming and slightly sweet spices.

Keep in mind, you can make one big batch and turn the above batch INTO a breakfast kitchari recipe. You don’t have to make them separately! I like to do this for versatility and it tends to make my meal prep life easier.


Yields 2-3 servings

+ 1 cup basmati rice

+ 1/2 cup mung daal  OR 2 cups cauliflower rice (which you can easily find at Whole, Foods, Erewhon, etc. or make on your own. It is up to you whether your body assimilates rice well or not. I like to do 1/2 cup rice, 2 cups cauliflower rice!)

+ 3  teaspsoons kitchari spice mix (or you can buy the spices individually: mustard seed, turmeric, mineral salt, cumin seed, ginger)

+ 2 tablespoons ghee (if you are going for the sweeter breakfast variety then I love this Fourth & Heart vanilla bean ghee)

+ 6 cups water

+ 1-2 teaspoons or several shakes of pumpkin pie spice (I love this one)

+ 1-2 teaspoons or several shakes of cinnamon (I love this one)

+ 1-2 tablespoons full fat coconut milk (I love this brand)

+ 1 tablespoon of organic tahini (this one is my go-to because it’s the drippiest, as tahini can often be hardened and I love it more liquid for this recipe!)

+ sometimes I even like to add chia seed or cacao nibs if I am feeling saucy!


+ in a medium saucepan or pot warm up the ghee, and then add the kitchari spice mixture and sauté for a couple of minutes

+ add in the rice and mung beans and sauté for another couple of minutes

+ then add 6 cups of water and bring to a boil

+ reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook until it is soft and tender (about 30-45 minutes)

+ once fully cooked, add spices, full fat coconut milk, and then top with tahini (optional of course but so delicious. You can also add nut butter if that is what your heart desires!)

+ add any other optional toppings: chia seeds, cacao nibs, nut butter, coconut flakes, goji berries, sliced sweet potato


There you have it, babes! My top two go-to kitchari recipes! I do have a lot more… including a special Valentine’s Day kitchari coming your way. For now, enjoy these, tag me in your photos when you make them so I can see, and hashtag #tbbmademedoit!

And remember, you do not have to be on a kitchari cleanse/mono diet or doing a Panchakarma to reap the benefits of eating detoxifying, anti-inflammatory kitchari in your daily life.

P.S. I am about to kill my computer because every time I type the word kitchari it autocorrects to chitchat! There has been a LOT of undoing and re-typing in this post, LOL. Love you guys! Happy Tuesday evening!

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