I know, I know....I have been super annoying sharing my favorite new morning smoothie on Instagram stories all month! Hahaha! I have also tried to always answer the questions about the recipe but I figured a blog post would make life easier! I found this smoothie (well a version of it) when I bought Kristin Cavallari's book "Balancing in Heels" right after the new year. She mentions a smoothie almost identical to this one that she likes to drink in the morning! Also for anyone wondering I LOVE this book! It's a fun, easy read loaded with information that can make changing our lifestyle easy! Since getting this book I would say my family is eating probably 75% GMO free and literally all I buy is organic now. I have also switched out cows milk for almond and coconut!
Back to the smoothie! I keep it very simple and if my husband is drinking one with me I just increase the almond milk and double the protein scoop!
- 1 cup almond milk
-handful of spinach
-1 spoonful of peanut butter (or almond butter)
-one scoop of chocolate protein powder
We have been making this smoothie each morning after our morning walk (to school) and not only is it delicious but it keeps you full and energized all morning! FOR REAL! I actually don't even need my 2nd cup of "morning"coffee each day! I try to buy all organic products now which are easily found at my local Publix grocery store!
Now for the face mask!
Probably two or three weeks ago I started feeling like I constantly looked tired even though I get a solid 8 hours of sleep a night. I have never really been into using eye creams so I thought now was a good time to start...being 33 and all!
I bought some under eye cream made by a popular brand (which = pricey) and I just wasn't convinced it was working. Then I remembered in the book (above) Kristin mentions rubbing coconut oil under her eyes for hydration. You probably know I am a huge fan of coconut anything! My husband and I love coconut water and there really is no better form of hydration! I have a huge container of the oil that I use for other things but I never really thought about dabbing some under my eyes. Well, I started doing this each evening and I seriously have seen such an amazing difference.
However, along with the coconut oil I have also been giving my face biweekly avocado mask treatments! These are loaded with hydration as well and are perfect during the dry months of winter.
This recipe comes from Kristin's book as well!
Mash up half of an avocado and mix in 1 teaspoon of honey. Apply to your face, leave on for ten minutes and rinse off.
There is another version of this mask I have tried where you also add 1 teaspoon of plain organic yogurt. It changes the texture and I like the feel better so I usually alternate the two.
What do you think?! I hope you give some of these a try and let me know what you think!