Detox Smoothie

Detox Smoothie

  • 3 cups of diced pineapple
  • 3 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1 cup of kale
  • 1 cup frozen diced banana
  • Half of a fresh orange
  • 1 celery rib (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp. grated fresh ginger (I add more, but it depends on your preference)
  • 2 Tbsp. of ground flaxseed
  • 2 Tbsp. of organic coconut oil
  • Juice from half a lemon
  • 1 Tsp. of  liquid Omega-3 (I prefer orange flavored)
  • 1 scoop of GreenSuperfood 
  • Orange juice & water (I eyeball the amount until it isn’t too thick)
  • Ice (to your preference)
  • A little bit of love :)

I mix my kale, spinach and celery with my orange juice & water first to blend it thoroughly. Then I add my orange, banana and pineapple. Add the rest of the ingredients until it is well blended. This smoothie started as an experiment but it turned out delicious and gives me a lot of energy (I also feel full for much longer) Enjoy the glow this can provide, and as always I am open to new ideas (ingredients etc.)

Have a beautiful Sunday filled with love, light and lots of fruits/veggies

xoxo, B

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Set The Standard

Yesterday was an off day for me so I took a bath & crawled into bed early. I didn’t set an alarm and it felt nice to rise when my body was ready. I woke up and made myself a healthy breakfast including a detox smoothie (you can find the recipe here)

I’m a firm believer in pampering yourself once in a while. I realize it’s hard to do & often you can feel guilt. I used to think things like “I should be working & being productive” or “I don’t deserve this” but that is incorrect. We must treat ourselves not cheat ourselves. So this afternoon I’m going to the spa to see Christine for a facial & chemical peel. She does an incredible job and I always leave feeling very relaxed.  I’ll spend the rest of my day running errands and soaking up me time.

My health & well-being rely on days like this and I feel very grateful that I am able to slow down and realize when my mind, body and soul need to be polished. Although I love making a girls day out of these things I also find peace in doing them on my own. It is my time to get lost in my thoughts & enjoy the moment. Diane Von Furstenberg put it perfectly by saying “When a woman becomes her own best friend life is easier.”

The way you treat yourself sets the standard for others. So have a beautiful day my loves, and be sure to celebrate & embrace yourself xoxo, B

Logan Problem #1

I have morphed into a legitimate pig since we have moved. When Andy is at work, I tend to go into this weird mode where I just shove everything in arms reach into my mouth. It’s such a problem. That box of oreos in my pantry? Oh ya… GONE. And, I am pretty positive that my heart rate has not increased in result of physical activity in weeks. That is, unless, you count me BOOKING it up our stairs (always skipping a step like a 5 year old. you know it’s fun and you’ve done it), or the really neat anxiety attacks moving causes.

Anyway, long story not really short, I have decided in order to be healthy I need to prep.

We went to the store & bought things for:

Taco Tuesday! The first one we’ve had. I’ve never made tacos before, so I was kind of nervous. Handling meat freaks my shit out… But they turned out absolutely delicious. I thought I’d never say this… But they tasted just like my moms :)

Oh and don’t forget my huge glass filled to the rim with ice cold cranberry juice.

And this green smoothie that surprisingly did not freak my shit out.

Via 

So we are going to be making healthy, delicious, all around meals for dinner hopefully 3 times a week or more. And I am going to make myself smoothies so that I don’t eat & then feel like my stomach is eating itself 2 hours later.

When I was living in Salt Lake I was going to the gym almost every morning before work with Kelsey. Prior to the move I unintentionally let my gym habit slip. But, I am determined to get back into it. I haven’t joined the Rec center here yet, so Kelsey sent me this fabulous (ok kickass) site. I can’t wait to start, they have quick & effective videos that hold the attention span of a 5 year old. I’d give it a try. After all, Victorias Secret did just send out the swim issue… Uh ohhh.

You Are What You Eat

Isn’t that kind of scary? What you put into your body directly effects your life, but somehow we all choose to ignore this fact & carry on with our awful diets. So, with that said, I’m on a healthy-food kick. All I want is greek yogurt, fruit, & glasses full of Odwalla ‘Super Food’. I didn’t used to like the ‘Plain’ yogurt but now I crave it all the time. It’s so yummy in smoothies, by itself, or with some fruit/agave nectar on top. I’m trying really hard to eat things that give me energy instead of making me feel like a damn sloth. So I’m saying goodbye to multiple cups of coffee for breakfast, fried pickles for lunch, & whatever other nonsense I stumble upon for dinner. I’ve gotten rid of all of the candy I usually keep at my desk at work & resisted my temptation to buy anymore. Fundip is really such an awful addiction. Anyway, I have to get back to my work… I hope you’re all having a delicious, healthy, kick-ass Monday!! Ciao, xoxo