It’s here! Shaklee has come up with a new product that I’ve been itching for for a while! I’m very much into superfood powders whether we’re talking about spirulina, chlorella, maca, lucuma, the list goes on. I’m so excited about their new product – the Organic Greens Booster! It’s a combination of kale, spinach and broccoli in a powdered form which makes it extremely convenient to add greens to anything you can think of! I’ve had to test a few recipes out to see what tasted too “green” (I will never become a person who’s able to drink a purely veggie juice), but I’m definitely not complaining!
Since the second week of December, my family and I have been on a Candida cleanse, and it hasn’t exactly been a walk in the park. As unglamorous as it sounds, it’s not on my list of fun to not eat fruit or anything that can be converted into sugar. Every Candida diet is different, but the one we follow allows for us to still have our smoothies and protein powder (thank goodness!). I don’t know if I could’ve survived doing it for this long without at least my daily smoothies!
I tell you, my purse can become a super scary place at times. After a few months so much stuff piles up in there, that it becomes exercise lugging it around. So at some point I do have to empty it, sort out through all of the junk, and put only the bare necessities back in; of course until the whole process has to be repeated! (Usually this point in time happens when I’m lugging grocery bags, my purse, and something else and realize it’s not happening.) Regardless of how much I take out though, there are certain things that always stay in there, besides the usual staples (phone, house keys, and wallet).
Recently I’ve been feeling stuck in a rut, and once I get into a rut, it’s extremely hard for me to get out of one. This isn’t necessarily a rut where nothing is going right, but it’s more of an emotional rut. I’d often feel lethargic waking up, and generally unmotivated. So, while being completely uninspired and unmotivated I skyped with my ever-optimistic and beautiful friend from Germany. She is the one I always go to, when I have some sort of drama going on, just need to vent, or need someone to problem-solve with. She’s the absolute best listener, wise beyond her years, and gives the BEST advice!
Who doesn’t enjoy brownies? To me, brownies are the perfect compliment to a movie marathon or a ladies’ spa night. A few weeks back I was invited to go to a spa night one of my girlfriends was hosting, and was asked to bring something. I had been dying to have brownies again, so I selfishly decided that was what I was going to do. These brownies were such a hit and I was asked to share the recipe several times!
Bonjour, mes amis!
As promised in my January Favorites post, here is my new favorite smoothie recipe! 🙂 I’m usually not a HUGE fan of blueberries in my smoothie, but this smoothie works perfectly for me. I love the tartness and fresh taste that the lemon juice adds to it! I don’t go a day without adding lemon juice to something, so smoothie it is!
I miss fresh berries. I really do! I already am anticipating the return of my favorite fruits and other produce, that are only available in the summer months. However, I’m very grateful for all of the frozen berries one can buy at the local health store year-round! My parents had fixed something similar to this blueberry crumble following a Tosca Reno recipe a year ago. I couldn’t find the same recipe, when my mom was invited to an outing with friends, so I found a similar recipe and changed several ingredients (since I didn’t have the time nor the will to run to the grocery store to buy the necessary ingredients).
I don’t know about you guys, but sometimes I want cookies. Like, right now. There is no time to waste – it’s a state of emergency! And even more inconvenient than the emergency craving is that I often don’t feel like there’s enough time to run to the grocery store, because all I really want is that darned cookie! Now, I’m creative but not as creative to do much with a very limited pantry that caters to grain-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free diets, so when I finally figured out a recipe for a 2-cookie batch (not single serving, but you get 2 cookies) I felt like the clouds parted and I could hear angels sing. (Okay, I’m being a tad dramatic right now, but we’re talking about cookies.)