Love a Super Smoothie
Spring Health & Beauty Tip 24 – Super Smoothies
I love a smoothie. I just love imagining my cells being flooded with goodness as I drink them. So yummy and the fruit helps settle my sweet-tooth as well.
My real tip though is use Coconut Water in place of Milk. Great if you want to cut down on lactose and Coconut water is fantastic and rehydrating your body naturally. And the Coconut flavour goes great with fruit.
My Favourite Smoothie Recipe
- 250ml of Coconut Water
- 10 Strawberries
- Handful of Blueberries
- 1 Banana
- Tablespoon of Oats (keeps you fuller for longer)
Also, hoping the summer weather stays, you can chuck a lot of ice cubes in to make it seriously refreshing.
Happy smoothing x
Stop thinking about what you don’t want and start thinking about what you do want….
Spring health & Beauty Tip 21 – What Do You Want?
So easy to focus on the bad and never the good. The problem with that is that you waste all your energy on the wrong thing. We also sometimes know that we don’t want what we have but we never truly think about what we do want or how we are going to make it happen.
So here are some questions to think about, try and answer them all and make the answers as detailed as humanly possible. The clearer the vision is in your mind, the more chance you will have of making it happen….
- What have you always wanted to do but been afraid to try?
- What prevented you from trying?
- What would you do if you couldn’t fail?
- What would you do if money wasn’t a consideration?
- What does the life you dream of look like?
Now you have identified what you want, think about where you are and where you want to be and map out all the steps between here and there. Break it down into very small steps so everything is achievable.
As the end of May is fast approaching and I am nearly coming to the end of my Spring Health & Beauty Tips season I thought it would be fun to hear from you, my lovely readers.
What is your Top Health & Beauty Tip?
It can be anything from how you clean your make-up brushes to the product you couldn’t live without to a healthy recipe to your fool-proof way to get you out of a bad mood.
Whatever it is, I want to hear it. You can comment here, on my Facebook page or Twitter.
My favourite ones will be featured on my blog over the next few days – either with your name, website etc… or anonymous, which ever you prefer.
Can’t wait to hear from you xx
Little bite size of yummy
Spring Health & Beauty Tip 20 – Savoury Biscuits
This is a slight variation on some savoury biscuits that I found on the internet. I basically have added ground oats and Linwoods amazing Super Foods mix of Milled Flax, Sunflower, Pumpkin, Sesame Seeds & Goji Berry mix and reduced the sugar to make them a little healthier. My kids love them so they make a really good alternative to sugar additives loaded packets of biscuits.
- 1 and a half cups of flour – whole wheat flour if you are being really good.
- 1 tablespoon of Sugar
- Half teaspoon of Salt
- Quarter cup of Water
- 1 teaspoon of Vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons of Ground Oats
- 1 tablespoon of Linwoods Mix
- 4 tablespoons of Butter
Basically pre-heat the over to 250 and grease a large baking tray
Mix everything together in a large bowl.
Roll the pastry mix. I always find it super sticky at this stage so you will need lots of flour to stop it sticking.
Cut shapes with a cookie cutter & put on a well-greased tray
Pop in the over for 5-10 minutes or until nicely golden brown
Don’t let pollen get you down.
Spring Health & Beauty 19 – Hayfever Hay Max
Hayfever is one of those things that doesn’t sound anywhere near as bad as it is. Yes, its not life threatening or anything but it can really ruin a summer and after years of suffering I know it only to well how ridiculously annoying it can be.
I have spoken about this before but after years of suffering with hay fever I find this product fantastically effective and its non-invasive – Hay Max
Its a cream, similar in substance to Vaseline which you wipe around your nostrils and it stops the pollen entering in to your system. A little trick I have learnt it putting a touch on your eyelashes (never on the eye) to stop pollen entering you eyes.
It’s a few quid but a tiny pot will last me all season. You can buy in chemists on online.
Happy summer x
Tame the Brow
Spring Health & Beauty Tip 17 – Eyebrows
Use a tiny touch of vaseline to sculpt your eyebrows into shape. Particularly useful if you have an eyebrow hair that won’t go the way you want it to! The more you do it, you maybe able train the hair to grow a certain way.
Personally I often use mascara instead, I find the brush helps me move the eyebrow hairs to exactly where I want them and saves using an eyebrow pencil.
Happy brushing x