Monthly Archives: September 2017

Honey and the benefits for your skin

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Hello Everyone! I am back ! Hope you all had a great weekend. Lately I have been researching the several benefits of honey,and the one thing that really stuck out to me is how beneficial it is for the skin.  Below I have compiled a list of the benefits this natural healer provides.

Honey Skin Benefits:

Helps with healing and drying up acne

Heals burns and cuts

Fades scars and dark spots

Cleans pores

Aids in cell renewal

Moisturizes skin

Helps with eczema

Brightens skin

Try these honey masks:

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Honey and Baking Soda exfoliator:

Mix honey with Baking soda, 2 parts honey and one part baking soda.

Mix together in a small bowl and apply it to your face and body.

Rinse.

Lemon Honey Face Mask:

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Mix Juice from half a lemon with 2 tbs of honey in a small bowl.

Leave on skin for 10 to 15 minutes.

Rinse 

Try this recipe for a mixed berry,pomegranate, and honey smoothie. This smoothie is full of antioxidants! 

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Ingredients:
cup fresh blueberries
cup fresh raspberries
4 strawberries hulled 
cup pomegranate juice
cup fresh mango juice
2 tablespoons raw honey

Mix all ingredients in a blender.
Serve.

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Fresh Peach Salsa

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Hello readers! It’s Friday! Hope everyone is having a blessed day. The weekend is here. Yay!  Today I am going to give you all a delicious and fruity twist on salsa! Below is a recipe for peach salsa. This salsa is very light ,refreshing, and simple to make.

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Peach Salsa Recipe

4 peaches chopped

2 green onions

1/2 purple onion diced

1 tsp fresh squeezed lime juice

1 tsp grated fresh ginger

1 tsp agave

Combine all ingredients in to a bowl. Mix well. Chill before serving.

Serving suggestions: Great served on the side with chicken, fish, or pita chips.

Enjoy!

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Weekend Nutrition Tips

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Hello readers! Make sure you eat healthy this weekend. If you go out to eat with friends opt for a side salad instead of  bread or fries. You can add lean meats and fish to your meal. Be sure to drink lemon water  instead of sugar loaded and carbonated drinks.  Drinking lemon water provides enzymes and aids in digestion. Eat plenty  fruits and vegetables. Pay attention to your portions! Try these easy healthy tips and have a blessed weekend!

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Here is a delicious peach- strawberry smoothie to try this weekend.

This smoothie recipe is low in calories and provides vitamin-C.

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  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 2 cups strawberries, hulled and quartered
  • 4 peaches finely chopped
  • 1 frozen banana (optional)
  •  honey or agave to taste
  • 1-2 cups of  ice

Add ingredients to blender. Blend until smooth and pour.

Enjoy!

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The many uses for lemons

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Hello Everyone ! Hope you all had a great weekend and holiday.  This week we will discuss the several uses for lemons. We all know that lemons are great in water,which helps with digestion, can be used to garnish a plate, and can also make bright and beautiful decorations for a room. However there are many other uses for lemons.

Here are some great tips on how you can use lemons:

You can use a lemon to help lighten dark spots on your face.

Lemons can be used to disinfect. You can mix fresh lemon juice and vinegar in a spray bottle.

Adding lemon to tea can help to soothe a sore throat.

Use them as a light salad dressing by mixing fresh squeezed lemon juice with olive oil and vinegar.

A lemon can also be used as a natural stain remover.

Use them as a food preserver for avocados and sliced apples.

Try this recipe for a Lemon Vinaigrette :

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  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh oregano ( or 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon agave ( optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper ( to taste)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt ( to taste)

Whisk together all the ingredients, making sure that all the seasonings are evenly spread. let sit. Stir again and serve. 

Enjoy.

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