Jennifer Hanway

Enliven Your Lightest, Brightest You

Jennifer Hanway is a Holistic Nutritionist, Bio Signature Modulation Practitioner and Certified Personal Trainer, originally from London but now living in Newton Centre and working in Back Bay, Boston.

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Beam CBD Beet Beauty Brownies

Be still my beating heart. These CBD Beet Beauty Brownies with Beam CBD Oil turned out so much better than I expected - they are #glutenfree, #dairyfree, #eggfree, #soyfree, #sugarfree and #vegan, #paleo and #keto !

So what are they made of, I hear you ask. Great question! I'm a huge believer that at least 85% of your foods should be 'functional' (such an unsexy term) - that is they should be packed full of ingredients that confer health benefits. But that doesn't mean you can only eat salad! As I've got older (I'm 39 in 10 days) I've become slightly obsessed with skincare, from the inside and out, and these brownies are packed full of ingredients that help to:

  • lower inflammation (thanks to the Beam CBD Oil - one of the key benefits of CBD Oil is its ability to lower systemic inflammation, and I will only take @beam as its 100% THC free) creating a smooth, even skin tone.

  • give you a healthy glow - the beets used in this recipe not only are seasonal and give depth of flavor, they (along with the cacao) are also packed with oxidative stress fighting phytonutrients that help you skin glow and prevent premature aging.

  • plump skin - every single cell in our body has a phospholipid bilayer (the cell membrane) made of fat. For skin to look plump and well hydrated it is essential that we consume great fats, and in this recipe I've used coconut oil, zinc rich tahini and walnuts for crunch.

Beam CBD Beet Beauty Brownies

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup organic beets, steamed or roasted until soft

  • 1/2 cup tahini

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil

  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract

  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder

  • 1/3 cup almond flour

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 2 Tablespoons coconut flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/4 cup almond milk

  • 1 serving Beam CBD Oil

  • 10 drops stevia (optional)

  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350F and line an 8x8 dish with parchment paper

Gently melt the coconut oil and tahini in a pan and leave to cool.

In the bowl of a food processor, combine all ingredients and puree on high until the mixture is smooth, periodically scraping the sides and bottom of the bowl to make sure everything is evenly incorporated - or (like I did) mix by hand in a large mixing bowl for a great arm workout.

Spoon mixture into prepared baking dish..

Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a tester comes out clean.

Allow to cool completely in the pan before slicing or grab a spoon and eat the whole pan whilst warm...

Don’t forget you can save 15% on all Beam products by using my code ‘jennyh’ at checkout!

Looking for more ways to destress and beautify at the same time? You’re invited to my Sleep and Stress Pajama Party in partnership with Follain where we will face mask with Tata Harper, indulge in CBD treats, enjoy a VIP shopping experience with 15% on all Follain products, and I’ll be hosting my ‘Revive: Restful Routines for Restorative Sleep’ workshop. And all whilst wearing your pajamas! This #SelfCare series will be taking place in NYC on Sunday 10/20 and Boston on Wednesday 10/23. Your RSVP (spaces are limited) head to:

Sleep and Stress Pajama Party at Follain

Eat Beautiful: Sweet Potato Toasts

Avocado Toast on GF bread? So 2017.

Whilst breakfast for me during the week is usually a smoothie or bircher muesli, I love to take a little more time on weekends to create some healthy and delicious alternative breakfast options for Husband Hanway and I - and these sweet potato toasts have become a firm favourite!

Typically gluten free bread does not have a ton of health benefits, so switching out the typical bread base on your avocado toast for our superstar sweet potato means you are getting a ton of gut healing and detoxification boosting fibre, energy and immune system boosting B Vitamins and Vitamin C, and skin loving beta carotene, which converts to Vitamin A in the body. I see a lot of mineral deficiencies in the lab work of my clients, and sweet potatoes are a great source of much needed iron, calcium and selenium.

And you can use your sweet potato toasts for way more than just avocado! I love to experiment with different toppings, including protein rich hummus and hemp seeds, or go for a sweet but still blood sugar friendly combo of almond butter and pomegranate seed!

Super Simple Sweet Potato Toasts

Always choose organic sweet potato and wash throughly before cooking.

  • Preheat the oven to 400ºF.

  • Top and tail (slice the ends off) the sweet potatoes, then cut lengthwise into slices approximately 1/2 inch thick.

  • Place the sweet potato slices on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper, and bake for around 20 minutes, or until soft.

  • Top with your favourite toppings and enjoy!



What's Better Than Pumpkin Spice? Pumpkin Spice with Chocolate, Of Course!

This post is written in partnership with New Chapter, a Vermont-based maker of whole-food vitamins and supplements, however all opinions are my own. I only work with and recommend companies whose products I love, and I’m so excited to share these with you!

What’s better than Pumpkin Spice? Pumpkin Spice with chocolate, of course! I’ve taken this Fall flavor favourite, wrapped it in chocolate and used two of my favorite New Chapter Products to give these delicious seasonal treats a healthy twist! Fall is my absolute favorite season (not just because October is my birthday month), and I love any excuse to get out and go leaf peeping, accompanied by these delicious healthy snacks!

Pumpkin Spice Cacao Cookie Dough Balls

These Pumpkin Spice Cacao Cookie Dough Balls not only taste great but pack a protein punch in the form of New Chapter’s Complete Organic Plant Protein+. This easy to digest protein powder is the only plant-based option I will recommend to my clients, and provides a hunger satiating, blood sugar balancing 20g of protein per serving. I love to keep a batch of these in the fridge at all times when I need to grab a quick and healthy snack! 

●     1 cup pumpkin puree

●     1 serving New Chapter Vanilla Complete Original Plant Protein+ 

●     ¼ cup crunchy almond butter

●     1/4 cup cacao nibs

●     ¼ cup ground flaxseed

●     ¼ cup almond flour

●     1.5 teaspoons pumpkin spice seasoning

●     Half teaspoon cinnamon

●     Half teaspoon vanilla essence

Mix all ingredients in a food processor or by hand. Cover, and leave to firm in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours. Shape into bowls and store in the refrigerator. 

Pumpkin Spice Probiotic Pudding 

Not only does this recipe contain gut friendly protein in the form of New Chapter’s Complete Organic Plant Protein+ (it contains a blend of mung bean, brown rice, hemp, chia, flax, sunflower and pumpkin seeds is easy to digest and includes the clinically studied Prohydrolase digestive enzymes to ensure proper protein breakdown and boost protein absorption) but the addition of probiotic rich plant based yoghurt will also help to nourish your microbiome! 

This is a perfect ‘make ahead’ breakfast for busy mornings but can also be served topped with whipped coconut cream and extra chocolate shavings for a dessert that feels indulgent but is actually wonderful for your gut health and digestion!

●     1 cup pumpkin puree

●     1 cup unsweetened plant-based yoghurt (+ 2 tablespoons for topping)

●     1 serving New Chapter Vanilla Complete Original Plant Protein+ 

●     ¼ cup chia seed

●     1 teaspoon pumpkin spice seasoning

●     ½ teaspoon vanilla essence

●     ¼ teaspoon cinnamon

●     Dark chocolate shavings (for topping) 

Mix all ingredients in a food processor or by hand, leaving aside the 2 tablespoons of yoghurt and dark chocolate. Transfer to jars/glasses, then leave to set in the refrigerator for a minimum of 4 hours. Top with the coconut yoghurt and dark chocolate shavings 

 Pumpkin Spice Hot Cacao 

This is my favourite of all the three recipes, so much so that I was reluctant to share it with Husband Hanway during recipe testing! I’ve added New Chapter’s phytonutrient rich Fermented Turmeric Booster Powder to this decadent hot cacao recipe to support a healthy inflammatory response and to add a little warmth that complements the other spice blends beautifully. Keep this recipe simmering on the stovetop when holiday guests arrive - they won’t even know its good for them! 

●     2 cups oat milk 

●     ⅓ cup pumpkin puree

●     2 tablespoons cacao powder

●     1 serving New Chapter Fermented Turmeric Booster Powder

●     1 teaspoon pumpkin spice seasoning

●     ½ teaspoon cinnamon

●     5 drops stevia or 1 teaspoon of honey (optional)

 Place all ingredients in a pan and heat gently. Using an immersion blender, Vitamix or similar, blend gently for 30 seconds. 

You can find all of theNew Chapter products mentioned here in your local health food store, Whole Foods, CVS, on Amazon, or at www.newchapter.com.

 

 

Golden Milk Chia Pudding with New Chapter's Fermented Turmeric Booster Powder

This post is written in partnership with New Chapter, Vermont-based maker of whole-food vitamins and supplements, however all opinions are my own. I only work with and recommend companies whose products I love, and I’m so excited to share these with you!

Soothing, nourishing and inflammation calming Golden Milk is a staple for me in the winter, but as the seasons change and temperatures increase (thank goodness), I wanted to find a way to switch up one of my favourite wellness recipes to give it a seasonal twist. This Golden Milk Chia Pudding with New Chapter Fermented Turmeric Booster Powder is the perfect solution, and its works as a delicious breakfast or mini meal for the Spring and Summer.

I love New Chapter Fermented Turmeric Booster Powder as it gives me all the inflammation supporting benefits of Turmeric, whilst their patented fermentation process unlocks and activates the full nutrient benefits. Remember, it’s not what you eat, but what you absorb!

Golden Milk Chia Pudding with New Chapter Fermented Turmeric Booster Powder⠀

• 1 cup almond milk⠀
• 1 tablespoon coconut butter⠀
• 1 serving New Chapter Fermented Turmeric Booster Powder⠀
• ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon⠀
• ½ teaspoon fresh ginger⠀
• ½ teaspoon vanilla extract⠀
• 5 drops organic stevia or ¼ teaspoon raw honey ⠀
• Pinch of freshly ground black pepper⠀
• 2 tablespoons chia seeds ⠀

Topping: hemp seeds, shredded coconut and grated apple.⠀

Gently warm the almond milk and coconut butter in a pan until the coconut butter is fully melted. Transfer to a blender and add the remainder of the ingredients except the chia seeds. ⠀

Place the chia seeds in a small bowl and pour over the golden milk. Place in the refrigerator and chill for a minimum of 3 hours. ⠀

Top with hemp seeds, grated apple and shredded coconut.

This recipe is perfect for those following my 28 Day Guided Gut Healing Program and my Lean and Clean Program!

Summer Soothing Smoothie with New Chapter's Fermented Aloe Powder

 This post is written in partnership with New Chapter, Vermont-based maker of whole-food vitamins and supplements, however all opinions are my own. I only work with and recommend companies whose products I love, and I’m so excited to share these with you!

Hello summer! I love how light and bright this time of year makes me feel, and I love to reflect this in my nutrition and wellness practices to make the most of this health giving season. 

The more I learn about Ayurveda and seasonal eating the more I try to implement these practices into my daily regime. This does not involve huge, time consuming shifts of my normal routine, just slight tweaks and adjustments that feel like common sense and have me feeling more connected to both my body and the environment around me. 

One of my breakfast staples is a superfood smoothie, and whilst in the winter I crave the richness and warmth of ingredients such as cacao and cinnamon, in the summer I love to switch this up to include cooling, water rich, alkalising and detoxing plant based foods to help boost my digestion and liver function.  

I created this Summer Soothing Smoothie with New Chapter’s Fermented Aloe Booster Powder with all these principles in mind and every ingredient is carefully chosen for its summer health giving benefits (oh, and it tastes delicious too): 

Pineapple

Pineapple contains bromelain, a source of proteolytic enzymes that help to break down and digest food in the digestive tract. It’s also wonderful for reducing inflammation and speeding up wound healing, is packed full of fibre and is a rich source of manganese, a trace mineral that is essential for glowing skin and blood sugar balance. 

Cucumber

Water rich and cooling in the warmer months, cucumber is a great source of much needed minerals such as silicon, potassium and magnesium. Cucumber also confers anti-inflammatory and kidney cleansing properties, and I recommend buying organic so you can reap the benefits of eating the vitamin c rich skin. 

Baby Spinach 

This sweet tasting, vitamin packed leafy green is a wonderful source of fibre and is a natural source of glutathione, an antioxidant that is essential for upregulating our detoxification pathways.  

New Chapter’s Fermented Booster Aloe Booster

My go-to supplement for gentle detoxification and digestive support*, New Chapter’s Fermented Aloe Booster Powder (with its blend of organic fermented aloe, turmeric, peppermint, coriander, cardamom and artichoke) is so calming and soothing for my gut that I never travel without it. It is in my holistic health ‘first aid’ kit for when my gut health is compromised from eating something that doesn't work for me, or when I suffer from stress related gut issues. Whilst I love to add it to my morning smoothies I also enjoy it simply stirred into a glass of cool water for a refreshing drink in the summer months. 

Summer Soothing Smoothie

●     1 serving Vanilla Complete Organic Plant Protein+

●     ½ cup fresh pineapple

●     ½ cucumber

●     1 cup baby spinach

●     ¼ avocado 

●     1 tablespoon chia seeds

●     1 serving New Chapter Fermented Aloe Booster Powder 

●     1 cup almond milk

●     2-4 ice cubes

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. 

You can find all New Chapter products mentioned in this post on their website, and at Whole Foods, CVS, Amazon and your local health food store. 

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.








Mini Meal: Iced Superfood Hot Chocolate with New Chapter Fermented Black Seed Powder⠀

I’ve re-booted my favorite Superfood Hot Chocolate recipe for Spring, and the timing is perfect for April's #NationalStressAwarenessMonth!⠀ ⠀


New Chapter’s Fermented Black Seed Booster Powder blend of fermented herbs are wonderful for mitigating the effects of stress on the body, and the fermentation process ensures all of those wonderful phytonutrients are easy for my body to digest. It pairs perfectly with the cacao, mint and cinnamon in this recipe, creating a recipe thats tastes and feels decadent, but that is so good for you!⠀ ⠀


Iced Superfood Hot Chocolate with New Chapter Fermented Black Seed Powder⠀

Place all ingredients in a blender and pulse until frothy! Serve over ice and drink immediately.

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Breakfast Smoothie: Pecan Pie

Happy National Pecan Pie Day!

Whilst I can't deny that Pecan Pie is delicious, its crazily high sugar content make it a little too decadent for an everyday treat. I've created this sweet, thick and creamy Pecan Pie Superfood Smoothie so you can enjoy the taste whilst keeping blood sugar stable and providing a ton of micronutrients.

Pecans are a great source of inflammation lowering, skin loving Omega 3 fatty acids, and are packed full of much needed minerals including magnesium, manganese, zinc and copper. 

Buy your pecans unsalted, and if they are roasted they should be dry roasted to avoid inflammatory fats. And just like all nuts and seeds once opened they should be stored in the freezer to prevent oxidation.

Pecan Pie Super Food Smoothie

  • 20g vanilla collagen or plant protein powder

  • 1/2 cup frozen cauliflower rice

  • 1/4 apple

  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed 

  • 1 tablespoon pecan butter (I love @artisana organics) or 1 tablespoon chopped pecans 

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1.5 cups oat milk

Place all ingredients and blend until smooth.

Perfect for my Gut Healing and Lean and Clean Programs. 


Live Well: Daily Habits For Managing Our Body’s Healthy Inflammation Response

This post is written in partnership with New Chapter, however all opinions are my own. I only work with and recommend companies whose products I love, and I’m so excited to share these with you!

By now we know that managing our body’s inflammatory response is critical to health and longevity, but why is it so important, and how we can consider this is as part of our daily wellness routine? 

 What is an inflammatory response? 

 Not all inflammation is bad, in fact inflammation is our body’s natural defense mechanism against harmful intruders. Upon detection of a threat (for example a cut on your finger) cellular chemical signalers trigger a response from our immune system to help deal with the danger. Acute inflammation is a natural and healthy part of our immune system, and usually subsides within a number of days. 

 Chronic (or systemic) inflammation is different. It is a low level, constant activation of the immune system that can contribute to the development of disease. The body may detect what it considers as internal threats such as toxins and food particles in the bloodstream, and signal for the immune system to set off a response, much like in the case of acute inflammation. However, if there is no threat to respond to the immune system may start to attack the body’s healthy tissues which can lead to auto-immune conditions and other chronic diseases. 

Four Easy Ways to Manage Inflammation 

 1)    Eat A Whole Foods Based Diet

By eating a non-processed, whole foods based diet we provide our body with foods that it recognizes as fuel, not as a threat! Our GI tract is the one of the first lines of defense for our immune system, and overly processed, chemically laden foods can damage the integrity of its lining, causing food particles to get into the bloodstream and set off a damaging immune response. Ensure you are getting a wide range of antioxidant rich, rainbow colored fruits and vegetables in your diet to help manage inflammation on a daily basis and boost overall health and wellbeing. I eat at least 7 servings of fruit and vegetables a day and try to get in as many different colors as possible for maximum micronutrient benefits! 

2) Limit Exposure to Toxins 

Inflammation causing toxins don’t just get into our bodies through food, our household and personal care products can be a source of inflammation causing chemicals too. Consider non-toxic natural household cleaning products and do the same for your personal care products. Start by switching out your deodorant, body lotion and lip balm as these go on large and absorbent areas of the skin and have the most potential to be damaging to health. Clean skincare and make-up products have come a long way from when I started to use them over a decade ago, and they now easily rival their conventional counterparts. 

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3) Nature’s Anti-Inflammatories 

Herbs such as ginger and turmeric have been used for centuries as gentle pain relievers and as a way to naturally mitigate inflammation in the body - there are over 12000 peer-reviewed studies on the benefits of curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric! Adding one or both to soups, stews, salad dressings and hot drinks is a simple and delicious way to boost your diet and overall health and wellbeing, and I love to make a nourishing and soothing Golden Milk Latte with grated ginger and turmeric before bed. 

4) Add Zyflamend Whole Body To Your Daily Supplement Regimen

New Chapter’s Zyflamend Whole Body helps your body to balance a healthy inflammation response at the cellular level. In-vitro studies have shown that Zyflamend mitigates part of the signaling process that triggers the body's inflammatory response, meaning it can help prevent the damaging inflammatory cascade that can be present in chronic inflammation.

Not only does Zyflamend Whole Body contain a blend of 10 herbs that help manage inflammation and relieve minor pain and soreness (such as turmeric, rosemary, green tea and ginger), but pre-clinical testing shows that this combination of ingredients shows a greater inhibitory effect than the calculated sum of its parts. 

It takes a lot for me to add another supplement to my daily regimen but since taking Zyflamend Whole Body I have noticed a considerable decrease in joint and muscular aches and pains, and as I love to work out at least 5 days a week it has become an integral part of my morning routine! 

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Meatfree Monday: Baked Falafel with Yoghurt Tahini Dipping Sauce

I LOVE falafel, but it’s hard to find #jennyapproved stop bought options, so I as part of my 8 Week Fat Loss Program I developed this Baked Herby Falafel Recipe that uses only clean, nutritious ingredients (obvs), and skips the fat heavy frying process to bake in the oven.

I’ve also packed these guys with a ton of fresh herbs to up the nutrient and flavor content, and used digestion boosting flaxseed as the binder. The result? A light, bright, fibre and nutrient packed falafel that is great as part of a salad, in a veggie wrap, or even as a mini meal in the afternoons.

And I highly recommend making the zinc rich, probiotic Yoghurt Tahini Dipping Sauce to accompany them!

(all of the dry ingredients in this recipe were bought from my fave - Thrive Market. Click here to save 25% on your first order)

For the Baked Herby Falafel

  • 1 can (15oz) chickpeas, drained and rinsed

  • ¾ cup fresh parsley

  • ¾ cup fresh cilantro

  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon cumin

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander

  • ½ teaspoon Himalyan salt

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until all the ingredients are broken down and start to combine. Shape the mixture into patties approx 2” round and 1⁄2” thick (will make 6-7 falafels). Cover and place in the refrigerator to chill for a minimum of 20 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and oil lightly. Place the falafel on the baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes or until firm and crispy.

For the Yoghurt Tahini Dipping Sauce

  • ½ cup plain coconut yoghurt

  • 2 tablespoons tahini

  • Pinch Himalayan salt and black pepper

  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until combined.


Jenny’s tip: I love to serve these falafels on a bed of cauliflower rice and chopped tomatoes, drizzled with the Yoghurt Tahini Dipping Sauce!

This recipe is from my 8 Week Lean and Clean Program, my new in-person or online program that uses science based methods to help you balance hunger hormones, burn stored body fat and boost your metabolism, whilst getting support and accountability from me throughout the program. For more information head to:

https://www.jenniferhanway.com/leanandcleanprogram


Eat Beautiful: Brains and Beauty Superfood Smoothie

I'm naming today's breakfast my 'Brains and Beauty Superfood Smoothie' as it is packed full of polyphenols, the anti-antioxidants that help minimize free radical damage to your cells. 

These free radicals are one of the major causes of skin aging, and cause systemic inflammation, which as we know can effect everything from gut health, hormone balance and cognitive function. Polyphenols are also a great source of BDNF - Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor, a protein that helps you grow new brain cells. 

Polyphenols are mostly found in dark red, purple and brown foods, and blueberries and cacao have some of the highest amounts. Pair this smoothie with a cup of organic, low acid coffee for even more anti-oxidant action! 

Brains and Beauty Superfood Smoothie

* 2 tablespoons hemp seeds 
*1/2 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
*1 cup spinach (fresh or frozen)
*1 cup cauliflower rice (frozen)
*1 tablespoon cacao powder (I love @terrasoul) 
*1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
*1 tablespoon coconut cream
*1/4 tablespoon cinnamon
*1.5 cups coconut milk 

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Top with cacao nibs for some extra crunch!

Contact: jenny@jenniferhanway.com