My Empowered Heart

Chocolate Chia Pudding/Pudin de Chocolate y Chia

INGREDIENTS  ¾ c almond milk OR coconut milk  4 tbsp chia seeds  1-2 tbsp cocoa powder, to taste  2-3 tbsp maple syrup, to taste  Pinch of cinnamon  1 tsp pure vanilla powder MAKE IT  1. Let chia seeds sit in water for 10 minutes before

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Strawberry Cream Soda/Soda Cremosa de Fresa

It’s mocktail season! Best one yet! INGREDIENTS  7 large strawberries, blended  1 ¾ -2 tbsp sweetened condensed coconut milk  ¾ can Key lime sparkling water (or plain) MAKE IT  1. Blend strawberries until liquid consistency, and add them to a glass.  2. Add ice, then

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Mango Agua Fresca

Fave summer drink right here! INGREDIENTS 1 ¼ c + 2 tbsp filtered water  1 ½ c frozen mango  5 tbsp maple syrup  ½ tsp chia seeds  MAKE IT 1. Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender until smooth consistency. **GF/V** 🌟 ¡Bebida favorita del

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Cucumber Lime Agua Fresca/Agua Fresca de Pepino

Forget spa water, this is the hydrating, refreshing summer drink you need this weekend! Mexican Street Food Series, Pt 5 INGREDIENTS  1 large cucumber  Juice if 1 lime  1 ½ c filtered water  Pinch of sea salt  Optional: maple syrup to sweeten **Don’t forget to rub

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Mango Paletas (popsicles)

INGREDIENTS  3 fresh mango, peeled and sliced  1 can full-fat coconut milk  2 tbsp canned coconut cream  ¼ c maple syrup  Juice of half lime  Pinch sea salt  Optional: chile lime seasoning MAKE ‘EM 1. Blend in a high-speed blender, pour chile lime seasoning into

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Banana Milk/Leche de Platano

Only 2 years ago, I could only tolerate 5 foods. I worked hard to heal my gut, and now I can eat it all. Bananas are one of my faves for gut health, so I had to make them into plant milk. They’re sweet and

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Chocolate Chia Pudding/Pudin de Chocolate y Chia

INGREDIENTS  ¾ c almond milk OR coconut milk  4 tbsp chia seeds  1-2 tbsp cocoa powder, to taste  2-3 tbsp maple syrup, to taste  Pinch of cinnamon  1 tsp pure vanilla powder MAKE IT  1. Let chia seeds sit in water for 10 minutes before

Read More »

Strawberry Cream Soda/Soda Cremosa de Fresa

It’s mocktail season! Best one yet! INGREDIENTS  7 large strawberries, blended  1 ¾ -2 tbsp sweetened condensed coconut milk  ¾ can Key lime sparkling water (or plain) MAKE IT  1. Blend strawberries until liquid consistency, and add them to a glass.  2. Add ice, then

Read More »

Mango Agua Fresca

Fave summer drink right here! INGREDIENTS 1 ¼ c + 2 tbsp filtered water  1 ½ c frozen mango  5 tbsp maple syrup  ½ tsp chia seeds  MAKE IT 1. Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender until smooth consistency. **GF/V** 🌟 ¡Bebida favorita del

Read More »

Cucumber Lime Agua Fresca/Agua Fresca de Pepino

Forget spa water, this is the hydrating, refreshing summer drink you need this weekend! Mexican Street Food Series, Pt 5 INGREDIENTS  1 large cucumber  Juice if 1 lime  1 ½ c filtered water  Pinch of sea salt  Optional: maple syrup to sweeten **Don’t forget to rub

Read More »

Mango Paletas (popsicles)

INGREDIENTS  3 fresh mango, peeled and sliced  1 can full-fat coconut milk  2 tbsp canned coconut cream  ¼ c maple syrup  Juice of half lime  Pinch sea salt  Optional: chile lime seasoning MAKE ‘EM 1. Blend in a high-speed blender, pour chile lime seasoning into

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Banana Milk/Leche de Platano

Only 2 years ago, I could only tolerate 5 foods. I worked hard to heal my gut, and now I can eat it all. Bananas are one of my faves for gut health, so I had to make them into plant milk. They’re sweet and

Read More »

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Gabriela

As the child of immigrants, I got to see the struggle first hand. We didn’t have a lot, but we used simple ingredients and spices to transform vegetarian meals into feasts. Good food made everything better. Early on, I started helping out in the kitchen. Not only was it fun, but it also taught me about something I call “kitchen medicine.” Kitchen medicine is food made with real ingredients, that heals, nourishes, and strengthens us. At every inflection point in my health journey, food has been key in healing my body.

 

At 19 years-old, I was in a life-threatening car accident. Against all odds, I survived. It changed my life, my course, and propelled me into a healing profession for almost 20 years. My first job as a nurse was at the very hospital that saved my life. It has been so fulfilling and humbling to help others on their health journey. And now, I am a patient once again.

 

In 2020, I was diagnosed with Chronic Lyme Disease. Kitchen medicine has helped my body weather the storm. It also helped heal my leaky gut, caused by Lyme. I have learned so much along the way, as both a patient and nurse. I’m excited to share it with you. 

 

I’ve always felt most empowered by love and knowledge. I hope my recipes and blog inspire and empower your heart and healing journey.

 

 

 
 
 
 
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