Collagen Date Balls

You know I love to make healthy, natural, easy snacks. Why should it be hard to enjoy a treat? These collagen date balls have protein AND reduce waste by using nut pulp from making nut milk. There are a few steps involved, but they’re pretty easy. See below. Ingredients 1 cup date paste* 2 cups…

Food Freedom

Here’s a little clip from last week’s SHE DAY: LA about food freedom and fad diets. I dieted from ages 12-37, which created (or stemmed from) immense fear around food. How did I get to the place I am today, where I work to honor my body with food, and experience food freedom? It’s all…

“Enjoy the ride!”

At the recent L.E.A.P. panel at Life Lab in Hermosa Beach, we were asked about some of the best advice we’ve gotten. I immediately thought of something my dad has told me often over the years. “Enjoy the ride.” It’s simple. It’s not a novel idea. We hear it all the time. Stop and smell…

plant based meal in a wrawp

Eating plant-based meals for lunch and dinner a few times a week is important to me. It may not look like much, but I’m absolutely loving this raw wrap with butternut squash and avocado… It has 18 grams of protein! The burst of flavor comes from the squeeze of lemon and kelp powder. Ingredients 1…

my tips

The creators of SHE (Sustainable, Healthy, Ethical) Changes Everything asked me to share my tips toward food freedom and body acceptance… here are my basics these days: Have the courage and willingness to make a change…are you willing to let go of foods and behaviors that do not make you feel good? Stop comparing yourself…

veggie smoothie bowl

Here’s the recipe from my most recent video demo… My famous veggie smoothie bowls explained! (See video here.) I love this because it’s low glycemic, and it’s veggies for breakfast!  I love sneaking veggies in any way I can, and in my veggie bowls I use them as ice cubes. No more watering down your…

What is AIP? (Guest Post)

I’m Carly Johnson Brawner,  a holistic nutritionist and wellness enthusiast living in sunny Austin, TX. My wellness coaching business, Frolic & Flow came to fruition through my experiences healing from autoimmunity (Hashimoto’s) with real food and targeted wellness practices. I currently work with clients to help them optimize their overall health, improve their autoimmunity, and…

In the Kitchen Videos

Good Morning friends, Yesterday I made my first Chef Amber in the Kitchen video for you. It was really fun for me – – I hope you enjoy it! Sometimes people look really confused when I tell them that I make my smoothie bowls out of vegetables, not just fruit. If you’re curious about my delicious…

back to school snacks

It’s that time – your kids are either back to school or getting ready for the school year, and I know you want to make sure they’re getting the nutrition they need all day long! So I thought I’d share a few snack ideas for the busy parent and busy child… both of whom still…

the many uses for ACV

Apple Cider Vinegar is my favorite vinegar for life. You know I drink it in the mornings to help prep my body for the day.  Did you know I also use it to wash my veggies? And clean my countertops?  I cook with it, I marinate with it, I even put some in Sadie’s water…

love this protein – free samples!

You may know that I’ve been using and loving Nuzest Clean Lean Protein. I love how clean it is – just a few awesome ingredients, and the texture – it makes my smoothies super creamy.  So I want to give you a few awesome offers Nuzest has this month, in case you’re feeling ready to…

about paleo

You might notice that a lot of my dishes are paleo. In my upcoming breakfast class, I am teaching paleo pancakes and paleo oatmeal.  I want to share a little bit with you about my view on paleo and some of the other strict diets out there. First, what is the paleo diet? It excludes…