Earth Day 2022. A chance to celebrate nature, simplistic moments and incredible, plant-based nourishment. A chance to start a new life chapter. A chance to find more joy-filled moments.
Welcome to Girl Planted Food Lifestyle. I’m Bri and I’m planting roots and seeking simplicity in order to build a life I love. And I’m sharing my journey on my new YouTube Channel.
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Why Start A YouTube Channel?
YouTube is a GREAT place to find a community of like-minded individuals. It’s a place to have a conversation. It’s a place to connect authentically. It’s also a fantastic way to hold yourself accountable.
I’m not new to YouTube. In fact, I’ve tried a handful of times to start a channel and I always experienced burnout, eventually. I was bummed when it didn’t work out, but I now find myself incredibly grateful for those epic fails! It was the practice I needed that paved the way to me trying one final time with Girl Planted.
And this go around, I’m prepared, excited and inspired. More importantly, I cannot WAIT to connect with you. Be sure to subscribe.
Earth Day 2022 And Daily Harvest
When I was planning my YouTube Channel Trailer, I knew I wanted to share a short snippet of my life, my WHY and really lean into my love of plants.
Earth Day seemed like the perfect choice. I get to celebrate nature inside and outside my home AND the incredible foods that are helping to make me feel better.
I love my collection of houseplants as well as my growing collection of landscape and outdoor plants. I especially love the plants I’m nourishing my body with.
This is where Daily Harvest comes into the picture and I’m honestly so grateful to be a DH Tastemaker Affiliate.
What does that mean exactly?
I get to integrate organic, vegan, plant-based foods into my every day, share them with you and give you a special discount code to use for your very first box!
I love Daily Harvest SO much that I’ve decided to make my way through their entire catalog of available foods and try each one.
The Main Reason Why I Love Daily Harvest
I freakin’ LOVE fruits and veggies. I always have, too.
When I was a child, I’d tell anyone who asked, my favorite food was broccoli. The person asking would always scrunch their face in disbelief and respond, “Covered in cheese, right?” I’d be so confused and reply, “No, I love my broccoli plain!”
What I meant was raw. And no, not covered in ranch dressing either.
Daily Harvest is helping me simplify my get-healthy plan by providing organic fruits and veggies in a very convenient way.
I mention in my YouTube Channel Trailer that I have four children, one having special needs. My blondie boy needs 24/7 care and eyes on him at ALL times. There are some days I forget to eat or drink anything. Daily Harvest has been there for me, waiting for me when I am ready and provides the plant-based nutrition every single day.
Even if I wasn’t a tastemaker, I’d be a customer. 100%.
Seeking Simplicity In A Plant-Based Diet
I don’t know about you, but as a special needs mom AND just a regular ‘ole mama of four, I’m constantly feeling pulled in a million different directions. I have many areas of my life where I’m seeking simplicity in order to regain control over the things I CAN control and learn to let go of the things I CANNOT control.
When I find something I can take full control of and make decisions that help me feel confident and empowered, I get SO freakin’ excited. Eating a plant-based diet is one of these things.
Not only can I build a solid foundation with fruits and veggies grown at an organic farm or in my own backyard, I can also stock my freezer with incredible foods thanks to Daily Harvest.
Did you know that as a brand, they focus on organic farming and equitable labor practices?
Now that is a brand I stand behind and believe in.
My Green Earth Day Daily Harvest Box - Snapshots
Let’s look inside my very green-plant-based Daily Harvest box and re-visit some of my fav video-moments, shall we?
In my YouTube video, I tried the Gigante Bean + Savoy Cabbage Harvest Bowl as well as the Mint + Cacao Smoothie. I had previously tried the Banana + Greens Smoothie, which you can find here.
I’ll be doing a separate food post for both items I try in the video as well as everything else you see in the photo above.
Spoiler alert: I LOVED both items so very much. In fact, I stopped filming completely to enjoy both the bowl and smoothie, then resumed filming with a completely empty smoothie cup. I can’t help it, ok? So delish!
Seeking Simplicity In My Life
One of the other reasons I want to be present on YouTube is to inspire others to seek simplicity in their own life BY showing how I’m seeking simplicity in my own life.
It’s one thing to talk about something. It’s an entirely different vibe and deeper meaning when you LIVE out loud, authentically.
Unfortunately, a lot of content creators who are on social media will promote a fake life. They show the really good parts only. And even worse – they will do whatever it takes to put on a fake show. I don’t want to be that type of creator.
I want to show up as me. Without apology. I also really want to keep challenging myself to do things that provide deep-rooted happiness and joy within my soul.
Don’t worry, I’ll be inviting you to do these challenges with me.
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