Well, hello there!

It’s been a while, but I’m back! I’m back and I really can’t tell you how excited I am about writing again.  As most of you know, I recently moved to Denver for my career and it’s required 110% of my time and attention as of late.  Pouring every ounce of energy and excitement I had into my day job is what I needed to do…..for a little while.  NOW it’s time to balance out a bit.  At some point, you just gotta do you.  I couldn’t be more excited to be hosting a workshop in Denver, CO with my dear friend, Sarah Dunn very soon!  We’re talking all things elixirs, potions, adaptogens, and why the heck you should care about them.  PLUS we’re making some delicious drinks to boot.

Join us for a step-by-step tutorial on matcha, turmeric, and cocoa lattes + learn to make them deliciously frothy at home.  While we sip, we’ll dish all the details around why these drinks got so popular and why they are oh so good for you.


I really hope to see some of you there.  Take Kar!

Homemade Almond Milk

Homemade Almond Milk

It’s 2017 my lovely friends…obviously.  What I mean by that is it’s 2017! We’ve learned that minimizing preservatives and making things yourself is almost ALWAYS a good idea. We don’t need to buy our nut milk in a carton, anymore.  I totally understand some people buy a gallon at a time if you’re feeding a whole family – but for me, that’s not the case.   Homemade nut milk has fewer ingredients, no preservatives, 100x more delicious, and simply satisfying to make. All you need is THREE things – 1. nut of choice 2. water 3. blender


Homemade Almond Milk

  • Step 1: Soak 1 c almonds in water overnight or 6-8 hours
  • Step 2: Rinse almonds and put in blender with 4 cups filtered water – blend in high powered blender for 2 minutes
  • Step 3: Over a bowl, pour almond+water mixture into nut bag and strain out the liquid
  • Step 4: Pour strained almond milk back into blender with your choice of flavorings for 1 more minute * I love 1 vanilla bean or tsp vanilla extract, 2 pitted dates, and 1 tsp sea salt

Enjoy in your morning matcha, latte, or smoothie.  My personal fav is in the evening with an Amaranth GF V brownie…mmm!

*I use this nut bag from amazon but you could use a t-shirt or cheese cloth just as easily…/B00…/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00…

Would love to see your final products!  Tag @take_kara_yourself and #takekarayourself on IG

Take Kar!




Routines are everything to me.  They keep me level headed, intentional, and productive. Knowing the first thing I’m going to do in the morning (make a matcha latte) is comforting.  Everyone’s routine means something different, of course.  Mine represents the time I take for myself before I do anything else in the day.

If you’re someone who presses snooze 8 times and rolls out of bed with just enough time to dress, grab a granola bar, and MAYBE brush your teeth…let’s chat.  Consider waking up 20 minutes earlier.  20 minutes of intentional self care could be the difference between a day where you’re just trying to stay afloat and a day where you are in control.

It’s true, finding a balance of routine and ‘winging it’ is key.  I try not to get so tied to my routines that I’m upset or anxious if something comes up.  It’s OK and oh so important to take time for yourself – preferably at the beginning of every day, to reflect, set intentions, and envision the way you will walk (or twerk) through your day.

If you’re a matcha person – give this recipe a try tomorrow morning!

Matcha Latte

  1. Combine the water and almond milk and bring to a light boil
  2. Add in remaining ingredients
  3. Blend on high for 1 minute
  4. Serve and enjoy! Makes 1 latte

Take Kar