Four Ingredient Recipe for Banana Avocado Smoothie

12 Aug

Two of my favorite foods: banana and avocado! So why not combine them? Hope you enjoy this healthy recipe for a banana avocado smoothie:

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1 banana, peeled and frozen
1/4 avocado
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Add all ingredients to a blender and puree until smooth. Enjoy!

Attention cheese lovers: Top reasons to quit eating cheese

15 Jul

First off, if you want to quit eating cheese, that’s wonderful news! Like most vegans, I wasn’t born vegan. I grew up eating meat and dairy products, and that included a lot of cheese. Once I gave up cheese, I felt so much better and had much more energy too. You’re making the right decision by cutting out cheese from your diet. Cheese can be a tough one to drop but once you learn the reality of cheese, you won’t have any problem cutting it out.

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If you find yourself hung up on cheese, don’t worry, you’re not the only one. Cheese is one of the hardest products to ditch and for a good reason: cheese is addictive. No really, cheese has opiates in it. Cheese is packed with amphetamine-like chemicals called phenylethylamine. Good rule of thumb: if you can’t pronounce a word, much less spell the word then you shouldn’t risk putting it in your body.

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DIY Nail Stain Treatment

25 Jun



Even if you use a top coat when painting your fingernails or toenails, darker colored polish will often leave a stain. You can remove that stain with this great DIY recipe. You just need baking soda, olive oil and lemon juice (things you probably already have in the kitchen). Combine the ingredients and then rub into your hands and nails – you can also use this on your toenails. Leave it on for about five minutes and then rinse clear with warm water. Not only will this remove stains, the olive oil will help to moisturize cuticles which will make your nails healthier and stronger!

Recipe: Vegan Strawberry Orange Julius

11 Jun

vegan strawberry orange julius

Vegan Strawberry Orange Julius

Serves 2

1 cup frozen strawberries
1 cup crushed ice
2 tablespoons agave syrup
2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon orange extract
1/2 cup almond milk
1/2 cup orange juice

Combine all of the ingredients in a blender. Blend for about 1 minute on high speed, stirring once during blending if necessary, until the beverage is creamy and frothy.

DIY Flea Collar Using Essential Oils

21 May

The chemicals on flea collars are definitely not something I feel good about having on my dog, much less around our kids who are playing with her and petting her!

So instead, I did a little research and found an awesome recipe for a flea collar made with essential oils! This recipe is from The Complete Book Of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Anne Worwood.

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DIY Flea Collar With Essential Oils


1/2 teaspoon Rubbing Alcohol
1 drop Cedarwood Essential Oil
1 drop Lavender Essential Oil
1 drop Citronella Essential Oil
1 drop Thyme Essential Oil
4 garlic oil capsules

Get any collar that’s made of material (i.e. no chains) and soak it in the above mixture.
Lay it out to dry.
Once it’s dry, place it on your animal’s neck.
Repeat process at least once per month. (Depending on where you live and how often your dog is in flea-infested environments).

You can also use essential oils in a spray bottle as a flea repellent!

Just mix 1/2 cup of distilled water, a drop or two of Thieves soap or castille soap, and 8-16 drops (total) of your preferred essential oils that fleas hate.


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