4/07/2014

AHNU SUGARPINE AIR MESH SHOES REVIEW

I wish I could say that I had perfect feet and any shoe I try on fits like a glove. But no, I have feet that need tender loving care. So, I'm always on the lookout for new shoes on the block but much to my dismay, some shoe brands, although super cute, just fall short of comfort.

Fear no more.

Ahnu Footwear sent me a pair of their colorful sneakers and I was happy to find out that these sneakers have just been named 2014 sneaker of the year!


First things first, I have never found a pair of  sneakers that fit me perfectly and true to size.

3/24/2014

HOW TO GO ON A DAILY DETOX + GLOW DETOX SMOOTHIE


There are tons and tons of detox recipes out there. There are even 3, 5, or 7 day detox plans. The act of detoxing is great because you'll be getting rid of nasty little (and big) toxins in the body.

The concept of detoxing is daunting to some though because they think they'll feel deprived. Truth is that you will feel deprived if you approach it the wrong way. Quite frankly I think the word detox is thrown around so loosely that its lost its meaning, kind of like the word love.

I truly believe that a detox should be an everyday thing. Everything we ingest should aid in detoxification, that means eating foods high in alkaline & low in acid.

Our body functions on a pH scale, keep in mind these numbers 0-7-14. The lower the number the higher in acidic, the higher the number the higher in alkaline, and 7 is our natural balance of alkaline & acid. We want to keep our pH balanced and eat foods predominantly in the 6-8 range.

Don't get confused with acidic tasting fruits such as lemons, limes, or oranges. They taste acidic but are digested  as an alkaline.

Foods high in alkaline
  • Fruits
  • Sprouts
  • Vegetables of all kinds (excluding starchy ones)
Foods high in acid
  • Alcohol
  • Animal Protein
  • Artificial Sweeteners
  • Caffeine
  • Dairy Products
  • Drugs (antibiotics, steroids)
  • Nicotine
  • Processed Foods
  • Refined Sugar
  • Soda
The benefits of one, three, or five, detoxes can be wonderful but the best kind of detox is the one where we constantly eat nutrient dense foods that will detoxify our body on a daily basis.

To help get you started on a daily detox I wanted to share with you my ultimate go to green smoothie.  This is my go to smoothie and like I tell Simon, I never go a morning without it.

I call it my GLOW SMOOTHIE.

3/17/2014

WOMEN'S HEALTH ACTION HERO



I've been messing with friends & family through Facebook for quite some time now. Posting pictures & statuses about Women's Health this and Women's Health that.

I know, how rude.

But, I love the mystery & anticipation that I was building and still am building (okay maybe I'm just evil and wanted to mess with y'all)

So what's the big news??

3/10/2014

FLOURLESS PEANUT BUTTER BANANA MUFFINS



In January I became gluten free.

I think people think that going gluten free means the end of all things delicious, but, let me tell you something, going gluten free can be delicious!

Like these flour less peanut butter muffins.

2/12/2014

VALENTINE'S DAY CARDS

How cute are these??

While they're not "real" cards, they're super cute & fun pictures!

Grab yours for free today and send a special someone a cute love note!!

Plus, if you're looking for a healthy but sweet Valentines Day dessert, why not make two of my most pinned V-Day recipes "Chocolate Dipped Fruit" & "Chocolate Covered Pretzels"

Both recipes can be found HERE.

It's easy to get them:
Just right click & save to your computer! Then, send them to everyone you love!

Click "Read More" to get more Valentine's Day cards!