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Paleo Peppermint Mocha Coffee Creamer Recipe

It's just not the holidays for me without a Starbucks peppermint mocha (or white chocolate peppermint mocha, mmm). I generally splurge once or twice during the holiday season with the real thing. Since going keto paleo, however, I'm not sure if I will. Sometimes the sugar just isn't worth it!


Problem is I like them, miss them, and would really enjoy them all season long!
So..... I decided I wanted to tackle the peppermint mocha and come up with Paleo-friendly version. With this simple recipe, I can have a peppermint mocha anytime.


Not only is this recipe Paleo, but it's also Whole30, gluten-free, vegan, primal, and 100% junk-free. Paleo Peppermint Mocha RecipeIngredients:
1 can Organic Canned Coconut Milk(Regular, NOT light. Seriously, ew.)
1/3 cup Organic Cocoa Powder
2 to 3 Tablespoons Organic Grade B Maple Syrup (Optional, leave out for keto or Whole30.)
1/2 to 1 teaspoon Organic Peppermint Extract(Depending how pepperminty you like it. I do 1/2 teaspoon)
1 teaspoon Organic …

How to Make Yourself Workout When You Don't Feel Like It!

I remember when I first started working out. It was so tough to get motivated. On those days that motivation had left the building workouts simply didn't happen. The bad thing was that once I skipped a workout or two it seemed to snowball into me not working out at all! Then I'd wind up starting over again.

No matter how long I've been working out I still have those times that I just don't want to. I can't drag myself out of bed, I don't feel like doing the workout I planned, or I just plain come up with a million excuses not to.

So, how do you get motivated to workout?? Over the years I've come up with strategies to make myself workout even when I don't want to and I thought I'd share those with you!


10 steps to making yourself workout when you don't want to:
Make your workouts a priority. Truth is: we make time for things that are important to us. Schedule them into your day like any other important task or appointment. I think this is crucial. Pa…

21 Days to Fit Challenge

This girl needs some workout accountability.

Life is busy. Life is life. Workouts still need to happen!

So, I've devised a challenge and I hope you'll join me...

Yes, the holidays are quickly approaching. Many of us may be tempted to just bag it and 'start over' yet again January 1.

No, no, no. 


They say it takes 21 days to build a habit. Let's build that workout HABIT before the holidays hit!

21 Days. 21 Workouts. Let's do this!
Choose a time of day that works best for you (first thing in the morning is my choice) and workout every day at that same time for 21 days. Of course rest days are important, but in the spirit of building the workout habit still do something at your appointed workout time. Maybe just a walk, a mile with a Leslie Sansone DVD, some gentle yoga, or easy stretching.

Then, share a pic post-workout every day on Instagram! Mention me @KerriOlkjer in the description so I can be sure to see it and use the hashtag #FitViews21. (Pics can be anything work…

My Top 10 Favorite Things from Puritan's Pride

This post is sponsored by Puritan's Pride
As most of you know, I am a Healthy Perspectives blogger for Puritan's Pride. It's been a lot of fun sharing my love of all things Paleo with their audience. One of the awesome perks of working with them is that I get to try new products each month.

I've discovered so many great things and decided I want to share my top 10 favorite things from Puritan's Pride. 

They have such a wide variety of products that I am truly in love with. It was really tough to whittle the list down to 10! Whittle I did, and this is what made the cut!



Products in order of mention:
Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
Barney Butter Almond Butter Raw & Chia
Caveman Cookies Original
Ground Cinnamon
Onion Powder
Organic Rooibos Tea
BottlesUp Blue 22-Ounce Glass Water Bottle
Puritan's Pride Plant-Based Omega-3
Puritan's Pride Tea Tree Oil
Puritan's Pride Argan Oil

But, don't just take my word for it! 
Enter to win all 10 to try out yourself: a Rafflecop…