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It’s a New Year and that means a New YOU.

It’s time to take a look at your life and see what’s not working and how you can shift what you’d like to release from last year to bring abundance and happiness into your life this year. It’s time to get out of your own way.

So, what are you bringing to completion? What would you like to leave behind in 2016? Which of your stories (I spoke about the stories we tell ourselves, which aren’t true in this post, New Beginnings: The Year of Healing, last week) are you ready to release what’s no longer working for you and keeping you playing a ‘victim’ in your life so you can transition into 2017 with a new perspective and a brand new story?


Maybe it’s the way you eat? Perhaps it’s that you don’t get enough sleep? Or that you’re not fulfilled in your job? That you don’t feel worthy of great love in a relationship or a successful career? Take time these next few weeks to reflect on what you want and know you deserve it. Meditate, get quiet with yourself, take some time to ‘be’ instead of ‘do’, or journal and I assure you, the things that are blocking you from what you want will start to appear to you. January is a time to take action and take what we’ve learned from the past year and put it into motion. To get started, shift the way you look at things, the way you tell yourself stories that no longer fit into your life and let them go.

The good news about 2017 is that it’s a “1” cycle year in numerology, 2 plus 7 plus 0 plus 1 is 10; the 1 in 10 is all about new beginnings where as 2016 was a 9 year, 2 plus 6 plus 0 plus 1 plus is 9; the 9 is all about completion and endings. So, it’s time for you to do away with the 9 year and anything that happened last year that you want to change. It’s time for a new you and you can start today by checking out what food is on your plate. For my clients, a new year is all about cleaning up their food, which means a nice fridge and pantry detox to clear out the processed foods and bring in the clean, wholesome foods. Cleaner products, cleaner food choices and more mindful eating is what this time of the year is all about, which is why I want to showcase one of my favorite brands, Bob’s Red Mill, today and share a recipe using their new amazing grain free muesli (which I am loving) as well as their fluffy quinoa (which I’ve been using for over 10 years). I’ve been using Bob’s Red Mill products for as long as I can remember and I honestly LOVE their team; I’ve met Bob himself a few times the last few years and he’s lovely. Their entire team is always so kind and supportive and I’m so grateful to work with a brand that genuinely cares about their products and the people they serve. They’ve been a life savor for me with their clean food since I first started eating gluten-free when I literally l lived off of their products and I’m still using them today.



This fun little quinoa and muesli breakfast recipe below is something that you can whip up on a busy weekday morning or a lazy Sunday. You can easily make the quinoa on a Sunday night and just warm it up on the stove top in the morning. It takes less than 5 minutes to put together if you make the quinoa the night before. Not bad for a quick on-the-go breakfast, right?

So, before you dig in, I want to take the time to wish you a very happy New Year and remember this is the time of the year to reflect on what you want to change and assure yourself that you can make a change in your life. Take the first step and move past your fears. Fears are nothing but an illusion in your mind- so whatever is scaring you to break through (healthy eating, exercise, forgiving someone, traveling somewhere you’re scared to go, etc.), remember that’s just your fear creeping in trying to protect you. don’t let it fool you, folks. Let it go, release it and release yourself in this new year.

Let’s do this 2017.




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Quinoa Muesli with Coconut Milk Yogurt {Vegan, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Egg-Free, Refined Sugar-Free}
Serves: 4
Free of gluten, dairy, soy, eggs, corn, refined sugar. Vegan.
Author: Amie Valpone
Recipe type: Entree


  • 1/2 cup Bob's Red Mill Quinoa
  • 1/2 cup Bob's Red Mill Grain Free Muesli
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk yogurt
  • 1 large pinch ground cinnamon
  • Pinch sea salt to taste


  1. Cook the Bob's Red Mill Quinoa according to the package directions. Remove from the heat and fluff with a fork, then cover and set aside for 5 minutes.
  2. Arrange four shallow bowls on a flat surface and divide the quinoa among the bowls. Drizzle with coconut milk yogurt and top with the Bob's Red Mill Grain Free Muesli. Add a large pinch of ground cinnamon to each bowl and a small pinch of sea salt, to taste. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts
Quinoa Muesli with Coconut Milk Yogurt {Vegan, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Egg-Free, Refined Sugar-Free}
Amount Per Serving
Calories 123 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 183mg8%
Potassium 210mg6%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 58IU1%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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