OH, YEAAHH! *Healthy* Kool Aid!

Summer means increasing your water intake. I often liven up boring water; avoiding sugar filled sports drinks and artificial water flavor enhancers, with an herbal infused sun tea.

Today, I stopped by my local food co-op and picked up a loose leaf, fruit blend tea in bulk to try!

This one contains Red Raspberry Leaf, Hibiscus, Orange & Lemon Peel, Rose Hips, and Lemongrass.

I swear it takes me back to my youth – chugging a glass of Kool-Aid after running thru the sprinkler all day..


To Your Health!

~V

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Recipe: Summer Thirst Quencher *healthy!

This summer, why not quench your thirst with my recipe for an all natural, healthy, and homemade Electrolyte Drink?

It’s featured HERE on the Institute For Integrative Nutrition’s Alumni Recipe Blog. 

To Your Health!

~V

Travel Size Skin Care

When your travel size skincare has to be packed in the cooler!

I spent the weekend hiking in the Red River Gorge, KY and that’s right, I packed my skin care ‘product’ in the cooler; along with the lettuce, spinach,cucumber, carrot, radish, etc…

You see, awhile ago a friend turned me onto using pure aloe gel from the plant on my face in place of the costly anti-aging products on the shelves and counters commonly sold.

I’d have to write a whole other post about the chemicals and dyes in those! But, for now…I just want to encourage you to try replacing your skincare products with something natural, like Aloe.

*Bonus! I paid $1.62 for a large aloe leaf that’s lasted one month! Not only will your skin look and feel healthier, but so will your wallet 🙂
To Your Health!
~V

Dull, flaky winter skin? Nope. Not me.

Have you heard of dry brushing?
For my birthday, my love gifted me this Yerba Prima skin brush. I’ve been using it a couple times a week for several months now.
Besides increasing blood flow and circulation, which will help your body and lymphatic system clear away toxins dry brushing is also thought to reduce cellulite and exfoliate, leaving your skin softer, more toned and better hydrated.
I can say for certain that I feel a big difference in my skin and am making this a regular part of my wellness routine.
To Your Health!

~V

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Recipes: No More Excuses! Fifteen Easy Ingredient Green Smoothies

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Easy Quick Green Smoothie Recipes

Mango Mixer
•2 cups water
•2 mangos
•1 cup spinach

Banana Basic
•1 cup water
•2 bananas
•1 cup kale

Strawberry Soul
•1 cup water
•1 cup strawberries
•1 banana
•1 cup romaine lettuce

Pear Promise
•2 cups water
•2 pears
•1 banana
•1 cup spinach

Tropical
•2 cups water
•1 cup pineapple
•1 banana
•1 cup spinach

Exotic
•2 cups water
•1 mango
•1 cup pineapple
•1 cup mixed baby leaves

Frugal
•1 cup water
•2 apples
•1 banana
•½ cucumber

Sweetness Start
•2 cups water
•1 cup strawberries
•1 mango
•1 cup spinach

Peachy Pail
•1 cup water
•3 peaches
•1 banana
•2 celery stalks

Blueberry Bliss
•2 cups water
•1 cup blueberries
•1 banana
•1 cup spinach

Berry Best
•2 cups water
•1 cup mixed berries
•1 mango
•1 cup spinach

Raspberry Ripple
•2 cups water
•1 cup raspberries
•1 banana
•1 cup bok choy/ pak choi

Citrus Cooler
•1 cup water
•1 cup pineapple
•1 orange
•1 cup spinach

Amazing Apricot
•2 cups water
•1 cup apricots
•1 banana
•1 cup romaine lettuce

Crazy Coconut
•1 cup water
•1 pineapple
•½ cup coconut
•1 cup spinach