Hey guys! We’re Erin & Dusty Stanczyk—certified health coaches and co-creators ofEatMoveRest.com. We help others become happier and healthier by doing the 3 things we all do every day, better!
Can you tell us a little bit about your plant-based journey?
Our journey began after college, with improving our own health problems through a plant-based diet. Everything from weight gain & high cholesterol to anxiety, stress, depression, sleeplessness, hormonal imbalances, brain fog, acne, and more, resolved by cleaning up our diet & lifestyle.
We’re now an almost family of four, with baby number two due any day. We spend our time coaching clients online, developing recipes, sharing our lives on YouTube & Instagram, traveling as a family, and hosting wellness retreats in Costa Rica. Keep up with us on social media and subscribe to our newsletter on our website atEatMoveRest.com
What are some of your favorite plant based simple swaps?
We love making our own homemade Chipotle-style burrito bowls, and subbing in pulled jack fruit for pork, or lentil-quinoa taco “meat.” We also use lentils to make a delicious pasta bolognese sauce that anyone can enjoy—vegan or not!
Some other swaps we use are flax or chia “egg” in baked goods, and tofu scramble in places of eggs. We also make a mean black bean veggie burger, and some pretty epic creamy alfredo pasta, that’s dairy-free, high in protein, and low in fat!
Our favorite dessert swap is banana “nice” cream—sometimes we’ll add berries, or maybe just peanut butter and chocolate, or mint and greens powder for a mint chip-style treat…the options are endless!
What is your all time fave Vegan recipe to make in your Coconut Bowls?
We have a delicious, protein-rich, veggie-loaded quinoa bowl that we love to enjoy in our Coconut Bowls—that recipe can be found in our ebook on our website!
That being said, I’m feeling called to share our very favorite sweet treat with you guys—our Pink Bubblegum Nice Cream Smoothie Bowls! The color is out of this world, thanks to pink pitaya, and the flavour is actually like bubblegum, thanks to jack fruit!
1 cup frozen raspberries
2 cups frozen strawberries
7-8 pods frozen jack fruit (can sub 1 cup frozen mango)
1 pack frozen pitaya (dragon fruit)
4 frozen ripe freckled bananas
1 scoop vanilla plant protein (optional)
splash of liquid (we use water, coconut water, or coconut milk)
Place ingredients into high speed blender and blend until smooth. Add less liquid for a nice cream consistency, or more for a smoothie consistency. Plant milk will add more creaminess.
Watch our latest YouTube Video: What I Eat in a Day with Coconut Bowls!
Why do you love using Coconut Bowls in your home?
We absolutely love our Coconut Bowls and accessories, because they bring a taste of the tropics into our modern, Midwest home! We’ve always longed to live in a warm, beachy environment, but we do our best to bring the tropical vibes into our lives and bloom right where we are planted!
We strive to be environmentally conscious, and we love the eco-friendly, earthy, minimal, and sustainable qualities that our Coconut Bowls bring into our lives! Best part is—they’re kid-friendly! ;)
If you could inspire your community to take one positive action for the environment what would it be?
One of the best ways to improve the environment (not to mention, your health and the well-being of animals) is by going plant-based! It doesn’t have to happen overnight, and you don’t have to go all-in to make the change.
Try meatless Mondays, or try swapping just one meal a day, say, fruit & veg smoothies for breakfast. You could also work on just eliminating one animal product (meat, dairy, or eggs) at a time.
Last but not least, support businesses like Coconut Bowls that care about the environment, and provide sustainable swaps that are also fun to use and aesthetically pleasing to the eye!
Thank you for inspiring your community to nourish their bodies with plant based food and beautiful eco-friendly products!
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