Hitting 30 is quite the milestone. And it brings the realization that now is the time to be beautiful and get in line with preventive maintenance. The past year, I’ve been trying to focus on superfoods that will provide my body with the nutrients necessary to repair itself and stay youthful. Berries are rich in antioxidants which do all sorts of wonderful things for our bodies. Such as promote collagen stimulation. Will it make me look like Cindy Crawford at age 40? No, no dice there. But perhaps it will help. Cherries are out of season right now, as are strawberries but you can find organic frozen versions at Whole Foods. Make this your go to breakfast smoothie. Or for a sweet snack when craving something not so good for you.
Berry-Rich Skin Saver Smoothie
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup pitted cherries
3-5 strawberries, depending on size and freshness
1/2 avocado, peeled and pitted
1 scoop chocolate protein powder of your choice
2 tsp ground flaxseed
1 tsp chia seeds
water or ice to thin, as needed (if using frozen fruit, ice may be unnecessary)
Place in your blender and whizz until the desired consistency.
*Photo & Recipe Credit: The Chalkboard
The holidays are coming. And they are coming fast. That’s right. I said it. Get ready. Aside from the purging hopelessly of all earned money, things like anxious and social eating come right along with the territory. So, it’s time to stock your cabinets with some better options. Last year, I started dipping my fingers into the whole “juice movement” and although I don’t always have time to make fresh juice, I always slurp one of the above options down at my local market. If I’m at Whole Foods, I can have them make it fresh but sometimes, I can’t venture in there, for I fear I may spend every last dollar I have. Anyways, the cereal above will fill you up in the morning, it pairs great with almond milk, coconut milk or the traditional stuff. The coconut water is a great post workout beverage and the chocolate covered goji berries will save you from eating ten thousand Hershey kisses. Oh, and those lovely sweet potato “sticks”, they save you from the crunch monster. SO GOOD!
All of these items can be found at your local Whole Foods or natural foods market. Don’t have one of those? Go ahead and order them online. Either way, gear up for a healthy and productive holiday season. After all, we have to stay beautiful for all these social gatherings, right?????
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