- Combine all ingredients in a jar and stir
- Pour over ice into 2 cocktail glasses and garnish with lime wedges
If this isn’t the best time-saving idea then I just don’t know what is!!! Smoothie Cubes!!!! How did I NOT think of this years ago!? Anyway – now we have absolutely no excuse for not having a green drink each and every day. No longer do we have to make them fresh – I mean really – who has time for that in the morning??? Not me for one! Well now we can just whip up a nice big batch of my delicious Green Goddess anytime – pour it into these cool square ice cube molds and pop in the freezer – WAA-LAA!! DONE!! Then each morning pop approximately 3 Smoothie Cubes in the blender with some H2O and that’s it. You can also do the same for protein smoothies – just blend all the ingredients except the protein powder and add that just before drinking. How’s that for a stress-free morning 🙂
Establish a nighttime routine to let your body know it’s time for bed (ex. – turn the lights down low, stop use of electrical devices or use amber filter on computer and glasses for watching tv, get in your pjs, have a cup of sleepy time tea, take a warm bath with epsom salts to relax, get in bed with a good book, spray lavender on your pillow, take your natural sleep remedy)
Avoid stimulating foods which make it hard to fall asleep and cause nighttime waking (caffeine, alcohol, sugar)
Have a sleep-inducing bedtime snack (see Five Foods That Put You To Sleep article)
Make sure you are well-hydrated (being dehydrated will cause nighttime waking)
Meditate – There are many online guided meditations and apps for sleep. Doing this will help you unwind and fall asleep more easily. I plug my headphones into my phone and often wake up in the morning with them still in my ears! Now that’s a good night’s sleep!
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“for beauty from the inside out”
True “agelessness” is an inside job! This delicious organic elixir is
designed to help you achieve that “youthful glow” from the inside out as it answers
all your beauty needs – healthy hair, skin, nails and of course vibrant
For ageless energy that just won’t quit, start your day with a blast of
greens. Great for a quick afternoon pick-me-up as well!
2 cups raw, organic baby spinach
2 organic carrots, chopped
1/2 cup fresh or frozen organic blueberries
1 tsp flax seeds
Juice of 1/2 lemon or lime
1 cup unsweetened coconut water
1 cup pure filtered water
Either juice or blend all ingredients until they are liquified (a juicer that does
not extract but retains the pulp/fiber is your best method). Add ice if you
prefer it chilled. Enjoy!
Makes approximately 4-6, 6 oz. servings. Store remaining juice in mason jar – top with lime juice and refrigerate for up to 2-3 days.
This festive little cocktail shows off the deep red hues of the holiday season. But this cocktail doesn’t just look festive, it tastes it too thanks to some champagne and fresh pomegranate juice. The best part? The recipe uses lightened-up ingredients to keep it low-cal and low-sugar.
1/3 cup light pomegranate juice
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 ounce rum
1/4 teaspoon Stevia or sugar
1/2 cup champagne
Directions: In a glass, add pomegranate juice, lime juice, rum, and stevia/sugar. Mix well. Fill the glass with ice cubes and top it off with champagne and pomegranate seeds.
2 ounces Peach CÎROC
1 piece ginger
4 sage leaves
0.75 ounces fresh lemon juice
2 ounces soda water
Directions: Put the ginger and sage in a mixing tin. Muddle, then add lemon juice and CÎROC. Pack with ice and shake. Strain in a Collins glass and top with soda water. Garnish with a piece of sage.
With all the parties, food and alcohol, it can be hard to keep your waistline in check without feeling like you’re missing out. At only 150 calories, you can enjoy the festive cheer without overindulging. Cheers!
Mix together pomegranate liquor and apple cider. Float shiraz on top and garnish with orange slice, pomegranate seeds and fresh mint leaves.
Scoop out the inside of your pumpkin, and separate seeds from pulp. Don’t worry if there’s a little pulp left on the seeds when you roast them—it only adds flavor. Just remove the biggest pieces so that the seeds are easy to toss.
In a bowl, toss the seeds with the melted butter/olive oil, coating thoroughly. Add salt, sweetener and seasonings.
Spread seeds in one even layer across a greased baking sheet (or you can use a cookie sheet covered in aluminum foil). Bake for 30 minutes, or until the seeds are golden brown. Stir the seeds every so often while they’re baking, so that they toast evenly.