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    Summer Love: Coconut Water Edition

      Happy Summer LOVES ♥  Today reached 90 degrees and I was craving ALL things summery.  I never crave heavy food in the heat- is anyone else like that?  Bring on the iced tea and the fresh fruits and vegetables. One of my summer must haves: Coconut Water! ♥ Harmless Harvest Coconut Water is my newest ADDICTION!   I never understood the coconut water fad.  I mean- drinking out of a coconut on an island sounds pretty bomb- but the cartons of coconut water always grossed me out.  AND recently I found out they did for a good reason!  Brands like Zico & Vita Coco are  heated at a high temperature killing…

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    Ask Me Why I Love Fat

    Not something you hear out of a lot of nutritionist mouths I bet?  Even more scandalous…I LOVE butter. Our bodies need fat.  Fat absorbs nutrients *cough* fat soluble vitamins anyone??  Plus fat gives us nine calories per gram- aka a whole lot of energy.  Fat got a really bad reputation in the 80’s saying it causes heart disease and obesity- but that is not the problem.  SUGAR causes obesity, diabetes and heart problems.  This is why I eat a high fat diet, low sugar.  I of course treat myself, but in general- when I read a label on the back of a package- I NEVER look at how much fat…

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    Health & Beauty Secrets: What I Can’t Live Without

    I am not a person of routine- in fact I need variety in life- lots of it!   BUTT that being said there are some things that I just CAN NOT live without. 1.  Hot water & lemon in the morning. 2. Acure Organics Moroccan oil : Literally a life savor for hair, nails, and skin! 3. A big ass plate of veggies! I don’t care if it’s a fresh salad for lunch of grilled vegetables with dinner- but if I don’t eat veggies during the day- I SWEAR I notice a difference. (Less energy, icky skin the next day) 4. Bobbi Brown Bronzer: Always keep one in my bathroom and…

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    Weekend Recap + Healthy Tips

    Hi!  I hope everyone had a nice weekend!  My weekend I tried to focus on myself a little and unwind. This meant lots of rose, pool time and date night! I I TRY to stretch when I wake up every morning.  Even if just for five minutes it always makes my body feel better- especially after a night of weight lifting-or wine drinking 😉  So why do I stretch: I feel as though it strengthens my body and personally makes me feel strong.  Plus finding balance right in the morning is needed for me. Weekend Recap In Photos 🙂   This little angel of mine LOVED spending time outside in…

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    Pimp My Smoothie

                    I have been on a HUGE smoothie kick.  Butttt my smoothies are getting boring. So I decided to jazz them up a bit- so much that I can even get my boyfriend to drink something green!!   Today’s smoothie recipe: 2 handfuls of Kale 1/3 cup canned organic coconut milk (canned doesn’t have gross carrageenan) 1 champaign mango…have you tried these yet!! 1/2 cup Frozen pineapple 1 tbsp Hemp hearts 1 tbsp Chia seeds

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    April Fools

    Reading labels and choosing healthy foods is like playing a little April fools joke- 365 days a year. Hopefully by now we all know to ignore anything that says low fat, low sugar ect.  But now, we need to think deeper: about unhealthy “health foods”.  You know, those that say organic, vegan, gluten free.  Yes, an organic, vegan, gluten free lifestyle may be healthy, but no eating that organic, vegan, gluten free cookie does not mean that you made a healthy choice.  The food industry is smart, they know that we are becoming more educated about nutrition and health, so they will take the extra step to out-wit us.  Here…