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This Drink May Just Replace Your Usual Coffee Order

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Ready for your newest obsession? This magical drink will have you cheating on your morning cup of coffee whether you like it or not! It’s super easy to make and the health benefits are endless:

  • decreases inflammation and pain caused by arthritis
  • detoxifies the liver
  • boosts blood circulation while thinning blood
  • boosts brain function by promoting healthy cell function
  • soothes the digestive system and ease acid reflux
  • prevents some cancers

It’s called “Golden Milk” or “Turmeric Boost” and it is a powder that contains turmeric and pepper as well as other additional spices. I add this every morning to a glass of nut-milk (warmed up via espresso machine). I am OBSESSED with Silks Almond Protein milk!  It’s low calorie and contains added protein which ALSO makes this a perfect post-workout drink if you exercise early in the morning like I do! After drinking this everyday, I’ve felt:

  • More centered and calm
  • More energized
  • Better digestion 
  • Less achey after working out

In addition, I have been told that eating something high in fat increases the benefits reaped from drinking golden milk. So what I like to do is add 1 teaspoon of coconut oil or ghee and sometimes 1 teaspoon of honey that we get from our own honey bees! Here is the recipe below:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of almond milk (hemp or coconut are also good options)
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil or Ghee
  • 1 tablespoon of “Golden Milk” or “Turmeric Boost” 
  • Honey

Combine ingredients and warm it up just before you start to see it boil.

 

 

VITAMIN C SPRING SMOOTHIE RECIPE

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This banana smoothie is super light and great for breakfast, after a workout, or as a midday pick-me-up! This is an amazing low-calorie meal that gives your body the nutrients it needs to sustain itself and slim down just in time for summer!

Ingredients

1 frozen banana chopped

1 cup Almond Milk

1 cup ice cubes

1/3 cup freshly squeezed organic orange juice

1 scoop of Vega Vanilla Protein powder

1 pinch of cinnamon

 

*Combine ingredients in a blender and enjoy!

 

 

A VITAMIN EVERY WOMAN SHOULD TAKE

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Primerose oil is a “cure all” kind of supplement for women because it:

  • Balances out hormones
  • Decreases acne
  • Increases fertility
  • Relieves menstrual cramps
  • Ripens a woman’s uterus for labor

If you can’t already tell, Primerose Oil is a MUST for any woman at any stage of life! For women thinking of one day having children, women who are currently pregnant or women who have had multiple children, this supplement increases the quality of mucus in our uterus and keeps our reproductive system working at it’s most optimal!

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Fun fact: Because Primerose oil contains an abundance of omega-6 essential acids, this supplement has been known to be highly effective at growing long lushes locks! Take 5000mg twice a day, apply it topically to your scalp or even add it to your shampoo for extra hair benefits!

Low-Calorie, Gluten Free, Paleo Chia Pudding

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Chia seeds are known as a “whole grain” food, and despite their tiny size, chia seeds are among the most top super-foods on the planet. They are loaded with fiber, protein, Omega-3 fatty acids and various nutrients. It’s simple, affordable, filling and super easy to make.

 

 

Ingredients:

  •  2 bananas
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup Maple syrup
  • 3/4 tsp Cinnamon, ground
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract, natural
  • 1/4 cup Chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp Coconut

Directions:

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a blender. Blend on low until all ingredients are well mixed.
  2. Pour into glass jars.
  3. Place in fridge for about an hour.
  4. Chia seeds will expand and turn into pudding the consistency of applesauce (it won’t get really thick if you put enough coconut milk).
  5. Serve cold with sliced fruit or toasted nuts.

LIPS: ARE BIGGER BETTER?

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Let’s introduce a new word to the Bombette Dictionary:

CLOUDS:

/klouds/

(noun)

  1. Lips that have just the right amount of puffiness and pout but don’t look overdone

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Think of your lips as “clouds”, they are beautiful, puffy, soft, subtle in the sky and don’t block out the sunshine. When our lips become too big, they become thunderclouds— large, heavy, dense, overbearing and block out the light that shines behind them. That light is our overall beauty and there is a fine line between clouds that float and compliment the sunshine versus clouds that pour and completely block it out. If we do too much to our our clouds they will start to “rain” (aka droop) and ruin our sunshine. The bigger the better might be true for our hair and diamonds but it’s not true for our lips. Keep it simple, keep it subtle, keep it like a cloud.

-Bombette

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Radiant Skin Smoothie Recipe

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This smoothie is specifically formulated for the skin. It promotes the production of collagen, decreases wrinkles, controls acne breakouts and protects the skin against free radicals. In addition, it also increases energy and enhances mental clarity so it is best to consume this in the morning for breakfast.

 

INGREDIENTS:

1 packet of Acai— This antioxidant and anti-aging powerhouse protects the skin from environmental aggressors and contains a lot of fatty acids which help the skin look tight.

1/2 cup of frozen Papaya— Helps reduce pigmentation, controls acne breakouts and wrinkle formation.

2 Tbsp Flax Oil— Increases collagen production and reduces cellulite.

1 Tbsp of Tocotrienols— The premium form of vitamin E which protects the skin against free radicals, reduces redness and reduces flakiness of dry skin.

1 Tbsp Lecithin— Helps to hydrate, replenish and repair the skin due to its essential fatty acid content.

1 Tbsp e3live-– Promotes the growth of stronger nails, smoother skin and silkier hair.

1 scoop of Green Detox Powder— Contains detoxing vitamins and minerals that cleanse the skin from the inside out.

1 packet of Stevia— The only sugar that is alkaline in the body, stevia’s antioxidant, antibacterial and antiseptic activity may help with wrinkles, skin blemishes and eczema.

1/2 cup almond milk— Contains 50 percent of the recommended daily amount of vitamin E, which as mentioned above, protects the skin from free radicals.

*Mix all ingredients into a blender and top with fresh berries as desired.*

 

Anti-Bloat Morning Juice

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The winter months can definitely do a number on our bodies so we’ve decided to share a little secret with you about how we kickstart our health and get our bodies working optimally. This Anti-Bloat Green juice, which we drink every morning, totally gets rid of that winter bloat belly from all those holiday parties! Try it and see for yourself!

 

INGREDIENTS

1 organic cucumber

3 stalks of organic celery

3 organic kale leaves

1/2 organic lemon

1 inch of organic ginger

1 organic green apple

 

Just throw it all in a juicer and you’re good to go.

Hopes Bikini Body Magic Elixir

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Summer is right around the corner and we are going on our health kick again! As many of you know, apple cider vinegar has many detox benefits and Hope Dworaczyk swears by this liquid when she wants to get her body in tip-top shape. The logic is simple. Apple cider vinegar contains acetic acid, probiotics and enzymes. These compounds form a powerful elixir that kills bad bacteria and promotes good bacteria in the body; leading to an optimal digestive system (hence a trimer waist line), stronger immune system, more energy and BETTER SKIN!

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WHEN SHOULD YOU TAKE IT?

  1. Add 2 tbs to warm water and honey first thing upon waking and it will relieve bad breath and constipation.
  2. Take 2 tbs 20 minutes before a meal and it will curb your appetite, aiding in weight loss.
  3. Take 2 tbs after a meal and it will help with digestion.
  4. Take 1 tbs throughout the day if you’re tired or have a soar throat, it will boot your energy and any kill bacteria you may have.

TIP:   The best apple cider vinegar to buy is by Bragg. It’s been around the longest, is 100% organic, raw and unfiltered. If you can’t find that brand, then it is important to make sure that the apple cider vinegar is raw and unfiltered, containing “the mother”, which is beneficial bacteria that your body needs to work optimally.

Flax-Master Acai Bowl Recipe

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Maca is native to the high Andes of Peru and is rich in vitamins B, C and E. This is a SUPER power food that is great to incorporate into your breakfasts because it helps with sexual libido and stamina, energy, mood balance and skin.

Combine the following ingredients in a blender:

  • 1 frozen banana (sliced)
  • 1/2 cup of Blueberries
  • 1-2 frozen Acai Puree Packets
  • 1/2 cup of Almond Milk
  • 2 tablespoons of Maca
  • 1 tea-spoon of Cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon of Almond Butter
  • 1 tablespoon of flax oil

Serve in a bowl with your favorite toppings:

  • Chia Seeds
  • Flax Seeds
  • Hemp Seeds
  • Almonds
  • Coconut flakes
  • Cacao Nibs
  • Gluten free granola
  • Bee Pollen
  • Berries
  • Bananas