Wednesday, September 28, 2011

My Morning Pick-Me-Up Smoothie

Most people turn to coffee but I fell in love with nature’s most natural way of giving you energy: a glass filled with anti-oxidants, vitamin rich nutrients to boost my energy stores, fiber, and minerals to replenish the building blocks in my body. Have a delicious tasting smoothie that has more nutritional value than most of the meals you consume on a daily basis. Imagine having a chocolate flavored smoothie giving you all sorts of nutritional value, well there is.  This smoothie was created by Chef AJ, a cancer survivor, nutritional chef, and educator. By the way this smoothie is perfect for kids who refuse to eat greens (YOU won’t even be able to tell that there are veggies in your smoothie). So if you’re looking for a fabulous smoothie that isn’t just loaded with sugar and can last you the morning then try my favorite Pick-Me-Up. Let me know what you think!

*Don’t forget, vitamin rich foods are the building blocks to Fabulous Fresh skin*

Nutrient Rich Chocolate Smoothie 

6oz unsweetened chocolate almond milk
4oz pomegranate juice
6oz organic baby spinach
1 banana
Dates, to taste (I really recommend you don’t overlook this ingredient, I makes a wonderful difference)
3 Tablespoons raw cacao powder or carob powder
2 cups frozen blueberries
1 Tablespoon of flax seeds          

Place all ingredients in blender and process until smooth.

Chef Note: This smoothie is also delicious without the cocoa powder

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Use this BLUSH without the BRUSH

Once again I fell in love with Bobbi Brown. Her collection of blushes that come in a stick couldn’t be more perfect for a girl like me. I’ve always found that when using a brush blush (aka blushes that are powder in form and need to be applied with a brush) the color gets irregularly applied.  Especially if you used lotion, concealer, or some form of hydrating solution to your face beforehand. I have to say this blush stick is a part of my daily makeup regimen.

Bobbi Brown’s Blush stick- aka: SHEER COLOR BLUSH TINT- is perfect for all skin types. You get a naturally sheer-looking color that blends evenly. What I also love about this fabulous FRESH find is the portability, easy application, and lightweight feel. 

All six colors are perfect for a girl who is looking to look fabulous this fall………..of course YOU!

FYI this blush is continuously awarded in “Brides Magazine” both in 2010 and 2011. Everyone can easily pull off Sheer Raspberry for a natural bride glow.  

The Gorgeous Leighton Meester wearing Sheer Rasberry......