Happy Tuesday! I hope your week is off to a wonderful start.
After a recent conversation with girlfriends discussing our best beauty secrets, I, as each of them know, swear by a healthy diet. Mine mostly consists of veggies, little fish, a green smoothie (I've said it before, it gives me tons of energy), plus at least 60oz of water each day. Honestly, I don't feel well when I eat unhealthy. It's not to say that I don't enjoy eating out with my family at one of our favourite restaurants and we all know that I like a cocktail on the weekend. I'm not willing to give those up nor do I feel that I need to. Being miserable is not what being healthy is about and that would make me miserable. I also travel with my Vitamix (yes, I miss it that much). I've also rediscovered how much I love riding my bike. I haven't brought it out of the garage for awhile and now I want to ride every day, different trails and greenways throughout the city. I can't believe how much energy I have and wonder why I took me so long to get back in to a routine.
I stumbled upon this article about Elle Macpherson and she reveals her beauty "tips and tricks." Tips yes, tricks no. I don't believe there is anything tricky about it. Can you believe she is 50 years old? Amazing.
Awhile ago, perusing Pinterest I found recipes I wanted to make from the blog, Oh, She Glows. They looked incredible and tasted as delicious. Since then, I have found so many more. I seriously can't get enough nor I have I found any to be less that wonderful.
Below are my top five recipes:
Many people I know have switched to a gluten-free diet and I try to find great recipes to make when they visit, and to share with them and you. Although I am not on a gluten-free diet, I don't eat meat and it can be difficult to find entrée's the pickiest carnivore's will approve.
This is a definitely a treat. I love surprising my kids with special breakfasts like this one and you can easily swap the fruit. I love raspberries, cherries, and blueberries.
I can't keep my hands out of the cookie jar... and finding myself happily riding a few extra miles to earn these.
This reminds me of a salad I get from Whole Foods. It's perfect for lunch or after a long bike ride or barre class.
My kids love this and so do I. After all, who does't love chocolate?
Another recipe that reminds me of one I pick up at Whole Foods. This is really good by itself or topped on crackers and hummus. Hummus is one of my favourite afternoon or late night snacks.
A wonderful list of the benefits of fruits and vegetables
Do you have any beauty tips to share?