Built on the notion that “life is better when you are beaming” Lisa Odenweller, founder and CEO of Beaming Wellness, turned a personal philosophy into a thriving business.
The combined pressures of parenthood, career and hormonal imbalances led to a period of declining health for Lisa. This prompted a path to healing and discovery that provided a life-changing revelation. Instead of traditional healthcare, she sought organic, plant-based solutions as her ‘treatment’ and discovered the power of food as medicine.
As Lisa educated herself about how plant-based foods can heal and transform, she found that simple changes to her diet and lifestyle had a positive effect on how she looked, felt and experienced life. She witnessed first hand the potential to improve her own wellbeing and made a commitment to share this knowledge and to inspire others to experience greater health and vitality by re-evaluating how they eat, drink and think.
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“I don’t think people realize how much power they have to control their health just by being more conscious and mindful of what they put into their bodies.”
Lisa teamed up with several holistic raw food chefs, as well as health and cleansing experts to help develop her gourmet wellness business with an array of tasty organic, vegan, gluten-free, and mostly raw offerings.
“Initially I wanted to start a cleanse program that was not about starvation and deprivation,” says Lisa. “It was not just about short-term weight loss, but really about long-term health.”
“I did a test market and asked what would happen if, for five days we put nothing but plant-based, raw foods and juices into our bodies…the key being food,” she continued. “People who did the program did lose weight, but more importantly, they felt great and wanted to continue – craving the delicious juices, smoothies, salads, and snacks long after the cleanse was over!”
“An integral part of our philosophy is embracing the power of food – because what we put into our bodies is what we get out of them, which is where “Beaming” from inside out begins.”
Today, Beaming thrives online and in its first of soon-to-be-four retail locations in Southern California where people flock daily to enjoy artisan cold-pressed juices, superfood smoothies, delicious plant-based salads, superfood snacks, and meals as well as unique raw food cleansing programs.
Rock Star Smoothie
A favorite “post workout” superfood smoothie offered at Beaming is the Rockstar – because who doesn’t want to feel like a Rockstar! With anti-inflammatory ingredients to support muscle and cellular recovery such as e3live, potassium and electrolytes from coconut water and banana, protein from almonds and Beaming’s proprietary superfood plant protein blend, the Rockstar is a delicious surprise of health and recovery.
½ cup organic coconut water
1 cup fresh sprouted almond milk or (boxed almond milk)
1 T coconut butter
1T of e3live Blue Majik greens powder or other favorite Superfood Greens
2-3 T Beaming Organic Raw Plant Based Superfood Protein Blend
1 pitted date
½ frozen banana
Starting with the liquid, add all ingredients, blend and serve. For a thicker, lower glycemic version, substitute the date and banana with a ½ avocado and coconut sugar or yacon or agave.
By: Kelly Taggart
Photos: Allen Carrasco