5 Swaps To Make For A Healthier November
While we thoroughly enjoy feasting our eyes on fall fashion and restocking our beauty arsenal with new goodies, there are other practices we ascribe to that help us look and feel our best. In an effort to participate in the ever-evolving conversation on wellness, we’re excited to share some of the products, habits, etc., helping us reach our happiest, healthiest potential (especially as we enter the ever-tempting, gluttony-prone holiday season). Here, the salubrious swaps we’re making this month.
Instead of greasy takeout: Sakara Life
You've never experienced a meal-delivery service like this before—Sakara Life offers organic, ready-to-eat options that are hearty, wholesome and delicious. Rid your mind of any likeness to boring "diet" food—Sakara's offerings (which are favored by countless Victoria's Secret models) are inventive and nutritionally designed, meaning they're healthy yet don't take the joy out of eating. It's definitely not as cheap as greasy takeout—plans start at $69 per day—but it is a high-quality, nutritious option for those that crave the ease of delivery.
Instead of sugary, store-bought smoothies: Daily Harvest
Our at-home smoothie game has been way upped since discovering Daily Harvest. Ready-to-blend mixtures arrive at your doorstep in individual to-go cups—all you have to do is add your liquid base and blend. The ingredients are all organic, picked at peak maturity and flash-frozen to preserve their nutritional value, so you're truly getting a wholesome product. And when we say the flavors are great, we mean it—as in, even better than that of our local juice shop and definitely worlds beyond some of the largely artificial offerings at major smoothie chains.
Instead of trashy reality TV: British Vogue's "What On Earth Is Wellness?"
British Vogue introduced its web series with model Camille Rowe, "What On Earth Is Wellness," at the end of the summer, but we've just now gotten around to watching in its entirety. As the world of wellness is often tricky to navigate—especially with a wealth of conflicting information—the series follows Camille as she visits experts in various fields such as meditation, crystal healing and organic food as a means to uncover how to truly achieve peak health and happiness. The result is a fascinating and candid look into the topic—it has the intrigue of reality tv without the intellectual guilt.
Instead of regular H20: Harmless Harvest Harmless Coconut Water
Ok, we're not suggesting you replace your entire H2O intake with this, however, supplementing with a bottle of Harmless Harvest coconut water every now and then is a delicious and nutritious add. Not only is the flavor divine (dare we say it's the best coconut water we've ever had?) it's also full of antioxidants, potassium and other good-for-you ingredients. Plus, this water is (naturally) pink in color—call us easily amused, but we think it's fun.
Instead of your average room spray: Sandoval Aromatic Concentrate
It's important to treat your home as a sanctuary, cultivating an atmosphere of positivity and tranquility. This aromatic spray by Sandoval is a mix of palo santo, sandalwood, frankincense and patchouli, which are calming ingredients that promote a meditative state—something we could all surely embrace more of as a way to unwind after a long workday. Spritz throughout your linens to purify your space and bring on the good vibes.