Thursday, 5 January 2012

Strawberry Sundae Smoothie

This is a delicious smoothie that can be used as a dessert or a pick me up in the day smoothie!  You can always add more ingredients but this will get you started!  This is enough for 1 person, double for 2.


Ingredients


1/2 cup water
Handful of frozen strawberries
1 banana
2 tbs vanilla frozen yogurt
1/4 tsp pure vanilla
Half scoop of vanilla whey protein powder


Blend and enjoy! 

Saturday, 3 December 2011

For the ladies!

I recently bought a pair of zaggora hot pants, www.zaggora.com


What are they?  Well, while you use it, it increases your core strength, tightens your abs, thighs and butt, helps cellulite and even helps you lose weight.  They guarantee you'll lose 2 dresses wearing these for 2 weeks.  I highly recommend them to anyone!  I normally wear them from the morning until late evening, especially while working out and going for a walk.  It actually makes working out easier since it makes your core exceptionally strong.  Also while going for a walk, it makes it a little hard which is great!

Are you looking to get fit for your new years resolution?  Well these are a great start.  Next would be grabbing some p90x movies or slim and limber and start doing 20-60 min of it 4-6 times a week combining with mixing it up with an hr min yoga.  You'll be able to shed those pounds faster then you can ever imagine, have fun while doing it and looking exceptional in no time!  None of this silly cardio machine workouts.  I haven't touched a machine for a long time.  If anything, use a skip rope or dance!  The full body strength training will ALWAYS be the best thing you can do.

Combine those with at least two protein smoothies a day, liquid omega 3- 1 a day and not eating past 8pm!

Yep, it's really that simple.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Mistakes that blondes need to know!

A lot of people use Moroccan oil for their hair.  Personally, I rather use argan oil or coconut oil but that's besides the point.. Unfortunately, being blonde and using M oil is that it makes your hair very brassy!  So keep your paws off this oil if you want gorgeous looking blonde hair that looks like you just walked out of a salon.

Another great tip for staying blonde is using a purple shampoo.  Everytime I shower I use my personal favourite, Clairol shimmering lights.  I only keep  it in for 2 minutes though so you don't walk out looking like Grimace!.  Just keeps it looking gorgeous and platinum until my next hair app!

Friday, 18 November 2011

Banish those lines!

So we all have to deal with aging sooner or later.  Luckily, there IS a way to looking youthful longer! 


Obviously we need lots of anti-oxidants which I apparently don't get enough of, lots of rest, meditation and deep breathing to keep your blood pressure and stress down, healthy eating and lots of exercise.  


Well what can we do to personally keep our skin looking healthy?  Lots of moisturizing, my preference throughout my body and my face would be using coconut oil and jojoba oil.  I NEVER touch anything that is not natural anymore for my skin.  So get rid of all that expensive skin care garbage you have.  You don't need any of it!!


For fine lines or even the areas you know will be sensitive to aging apply cold-pressed castor oil (found at whole foods, health food stores) onto the area(s) once a night massaging just a tiny bit into the area. 


I assure you, you will be impressed. 

Thursday, 10 November 2011

One of the best mascaras!

It's called THEIR REAL by benefit.  I buy it from sephora.  You can even mix and match with other mascaras for ultra volume.  Such as with buxom lash.  http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P289307&categoryId=B70



They're Real! Mascara

Zucchini Brownies that are to DIE for!


Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
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  • 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup margarine
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch baking pan.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the oil, sugar and 2 teaspoons vanilla until well blended. Combine the flour, 1/2 cup cocoa, baking soda and salt; stir into the sugar mixture. Fold in the zucchini and walnuts. Spread evenly into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until brownies spring back when gently touched. To make the frosting, melt together the 6 tablespoons of cocoa and margarine; set aside to cool. In a medium bowl, blend together the confectioners' sugar, milk and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Stir in the cocoa mixture. Spread over cooled brownies before cutting into squares.

Nutritional Information 

Amount Per Serving  Calories: 209 | Total Fat: 8.6g 

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Get through the day smoothie

I just made this smoothie today and tastes AWESOME!  Has everything you need to get through the day.  You can always add your own ingredients ( i will list a few at the bottom for ideas ).


1 Banana
1 Scoop Vanilla Whey Protein (found in workout protein shops)
2 teaspoons of benefibre (found in pharmacies)
1 large handful of frozen strawberries
5 icecubes
1 1/2 cups of water


Optional add ons: Tbs of flax seeds, tbs virgin coconut oil, other frozen fruits such as blueberries or a mix fruit, couple of handfuls of frozen spinach.