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Green Weightloss Smoothie – Yummy

Yum and good for you!

Drink this daily and watch the pounds come off without fuss.

The recipe is two handfuls of baby spinach, 1 apple, 1 banana, 1 cup of yogurt, 5 strawberries, 1/2 orange.

Blend well and enjoy! Green smoothies will give you tons of energy!

Plain – pro-biotic yogurt is preferred.

Remember to drink lots of water through out the day.

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Personally – I would add 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil or 1 Tbsp Cold pressed Hemp Oil, or 2 heaping Tbsps of Hemp Hearts. Complex plant fats provide the body nutrient dense fats needed for optimal functioning. They promote weight loss while supporting the bodies daily need for good  Omega 3 and Omega 6 fats . They  also add a pleasant creaminess to the smoothie as well.

The fats give a feeling of satiation and fullness as do the bananas.  They are good sources to increase energy levels naturally so you are not running for a high calorie snack.

Change it up by adding a bit of raw ginger, fresh lemon juice, fresh Kale a few nuts or even a dash of Himalayan Sea Salt.

Should you find your smoothie a bit too thick add coconut water to dilute.

Freeze a well washed full lemon – add 1/4 of the lemon rind and all.  There are far more nutrients in the rind than in the pulp. Have it handy to add for those days you want a more cleansing alkaline effect.

I like personally like to replace the yogurt with a bit of coconut water and one of the oils. I get the creaminess without the dairy.

On busy days, I make a double batch, 1/2 for immediate consumption and 1/2 for later. Store it in the fridge or an insulated drink container to take with you,  if you are going to be out and about.

Enjoy!

Natural Hair Repair and Maintenance – 5 All Natural Homemade Hair Masks

Natural Hair Repair and Maintenance –  5 All Natural Homemade Hair Masks

Five different masks for each type of hair that you can be easily make in a couple of minutes using all-natural ingredients. Most of these in ingredients are probably sitting in your refrigerator or cupboard, if not put them on the grocery list!

Dry hair –Olive Oil and Egg OR Coconut Oil and Egg
In need of some major TLC?? Combine three tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil with two eggs and apply the mixture to your hair and let the mixture sit for 20 minutes before rinsing in the shower.

The olive oil will help hydrate brittle locks, while the protein in the eggs will promote healthy hair growth.

(Switch it up and use Coconut Oil in place of Olive Oil. Coconut oil has numerous benefits for both hair and skin. It is nutrition for all hair types, helping hair to shine, softening hair, remedying damaged hair by helping to preserve the hair’s natural proteins[1] and can even provide relief from dandruff.[2, And there’s more––the lauric acid in coconut oil has both anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.[4])

All hair types — Avocado and Honey

Mash a ripened avocado and mix in a tablespoon of organic honey and allow it to sit for 20 minutes before rinsing it off in the shower.

Avocados are rich in a variety of vitamins and nutrients, including vitamin E and protein, both of which your hair needs to remain soft and healthy. Honey is a natural antibacterial agent as well as having many healing benefits.

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Oily hair — Apple Cider Vinegar and Lemon
Combine 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar with the grated peel of an entire lemon and allow it to set for 15 minutes to absorb the excess oil from your scalp, and then rinse in the shower.

( I would mix this up in the blender so the peel of the lemon becomes liquefied. That would make a smoother more uniform mask for the hair.)

Apple cider vinegar will remove build up from styling products and conditioners and strengthen the hair shaft, leaving you with soft, shiny strands. It will also balance hair’s pH level, kill bacteria, and is a cure for dandruff. (Apple Cider Vinegar is the best but in a pinch – white vinegar will work. When I was young and mom and dad were going somewhere special like a wedding, mom would rinse her hair in Vinegar. Rinsing her hair in the vinegar made it just gleam and almost sparkle.)

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Dry, flaky scalp hair — Banana, Honey and Almond
Mash together 1/2 a ripe banana and add two tablespoons of honey and a few drops of almond oil and allow it to set with a shower cap on for 20 minutes before rinsing.

Bananas can increase the moisture of your hair, smooth frizz and soothe your itchy scalp.

** Handy Tips**

1.  I save good empty shampoo squeeze bottles and put my masks in them so the masks are easier to apply and less messy.

2. I use raw honey when I can get it as it is more complete.

3. I put my mask that is in the reclaimed shampoo container in hot water for a few minutes before I apply it  – when they are luke warm they are more liquid. I have a plastic pitcher in the bathroom I just fill with hot water before I start my shower. It sits on the shower/tub floor while I shower until I am ready to apply it.  NEVER MICROWAVE – YOU ARE DESTROYING ALL OF THE BENEFITS.

4. When my daughters were teens – I would make triple batches, separate them into 3 bottles and store the girls bottles in the fridge and they would do the masks when it was convenient for them. Mondays and Fridays mornings seemed to their favorite hair mask days.

5.  I freeze Over- Ripe Avocados peel and all –  pop them in hot water for a couple of minutes and they work great. Over- ripe avocados are often found on the discount rack in your grocery store.

6. If you have long hair or an abundance of hair consider doubling these recipes.

Choose the mask that fits your needs the best and bring your hair back to life!! Moisturize and revitalize your hair naturally to heal you hair and scalp. Avoid pricy chemical laden commercial products – you will love your hair and your hair will love you for not trying to fake it out with inferior commercial solutions.

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