Tag: Health

Why You Should Wear Sunscreen in the Winter

Why You Should Wear Sunscreen in the Winter

You might think you can skip applying sunscreen once the winter months begin. This is NOT a good idea. The sun’s harmful rays are still as active as they are during summer. Cool temperatures do not equal safe sun exposure. Here are four reasons why […]

DIY Healthier Treats to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

DIY Healthier Treats to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Halloween is officially over and the sweet treats are everywhere and if you’re anything like me, it can be hard to resist!  But, just take one look at the labels and you’ll probably find loads of not so good ingredients! Since Halloween falls smack-dab in […]

Creamy & Delicious Healthy Fall Shakes

Creamy & Delicious Healthy Fall Shakes

Fall is in the air and pumpkin spice is popping up everywhere so I wanted to share some recipes that you don’t have to sacrifice taste with these healthy shakes.

Pumpkin Apple Shake

I’m diving right in with all things pumpkin! This fall favorite packs a powerful and flavorful punch when it comes to heart health. Plus, the apple’s flavonoids add an antioxidant boost to the list of health benefits!
Pumpkin-Apple Shake
I serving TLS Shake – Vanilla
¼ cup canned pumpkin
¾ cup Greek yogurt
1 medium apple, cut into pieces
½ banana, sliced and frozen
½ cup unsweetened non-dairy milk
⅛ tsp. pumpkin pie spice
6 ice cubes
Blend until creamy & enjoy!

Frozen S’mores Shake

Breaking out the hoodies and pullover sweaters has everyone excited for bonfires & camping out. Satisfy that s’mores craving with less sugar, less fat, and fewer carbs with this shake recipe!
1 serving TLS Shake – ChocolateSmores Shake
1 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk
1 cup ice
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. ground whole wheat graham cracker crumbs, divided use
Add to blender or blender bottle, mix until smooth, and enjoy!
 

Salted Caramel

There’s just something about the way sea salt complements the decadent caramel flavor, especially when the Autumn chill hits the air. Thankfully, you can walk right past the Salted Caramel-flavored snacks knowing you’ve got a delicious plant-based shake right at your fingertips!
1 scoop TLS Plant-Based Protein Powder
1 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk
1 cup ice
1 tsp. caramel extract
1 dash sea salt
Add all ingredients to a blender, cover, and blend until creamy.
 

Pumpkin Spice Shake

Last but never least, I’ve got your  pumpkin spice fix because it’s just cruel to always have to say no. Enjoy the best flavor of the season with a fraction of the sugar!
Pumpkin Spice Shake1 serving TLS Plant-Based Protein Powder
¼ cup canned pumpkin (not pie filling)
1/2 medium banana
1/2 c unsweetened non-dairy milk
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
Ice to taste
Blend and enjoy!
Which ones are you excited about trying?

Learn How to Color Correct Your Face

Learn How to Color Correct Your Face

One of the most asked for demos during my make up lesson sessions is: How to color correct? What is color correcting? Before you can begin to even think about contouring or applying bronzer, you have to lay the foundation (so to speak) for a […]

It’s Summer…Time to Detox!

It’s Summer…Time to Detox!

It’s almost summer here in the Northern Midwest.  This is my favorite time of year.  I love planting my garden, I love wearing open toe shoes, among other things, but it is also time to get my body back on track.  A great way that I have […]

What to Eat for Healthy Skin

What to Eat for Healthy Skin

You are what you eat is quite a tricky term, but rings true when it comes to your skin. So choose wisely the nutrients you put into your body and reap the benefits of skin enhancing foods.  Thank you My Fashion Cents by Loren Ridinger for this great article!
Chocolate
chocolate
With high levels of flavonols, a rich antioxidant, dark chocolate is the perfectly delicious solution to aid in hydrating your skin. By eating this scrumptious treat, you will help your skin become firmer and much more supple. To get the most out of this treat, eat chocolate that has at least 70% cacao and observe your skin over time. Just by eating a couple squares of rich chocolate a day, you’ll see improved luminosity in your skin tone.
Yogurt
yogurt
Dairy is known for its protein – it aids in firming your skin so that it becomes less likely to wrinkle. Greek yogurt especially is beneficial since it often has double the amount of protein that regular yogurt does. Try adding a single serving to your morning routine, perhaps with a piece of fruit to make your complexion smoother.
Pomegranate
pomegranate
Rich in polyphenol antioxidants, pomegranate is one of the best foods to eat for clear, healthy skin. Polyphenols are proficient in fighting free radicals and in regulating your skin’s blood flow, which will give you a natural rosy glow. Eating just one of these fruits per day or a couple glasses of juice will help you achieve the clear skin you seek. Additionally, this fruit can be applied straight to the face for increased moisture and to smooth lines.
Walnuts
walnuts
Packed with omega-3 fatty acids and copper, this little nut will improve your skin’s elasticity and boost natural collagen production. To improve your complexion’s texture and even out your skin tone, add a handful of walnuts to your daily snack pack. You’ll be surprised how just a little bit will go a long way with this snack.
Sunflower Seeds
sunflower seeds
The vitamin E contained in sunflower seeds will protect the top layer on your skin from the sun and lead to a more supple looking complexion. Since these nuts are high in essential fatty acids, much like walnuts, they also lead to improved elasticity and naturally add moisture to your skin. Throw a handful of these little nuts into your salad at lunch to get the right amount of nutrition to make a difference.
Kidney Beans
Kidney Beans
Kidney beans are high in zinc, which helps correct blemishes, namely acne.  Zinc has been proven to have healing properties that can prevent and heal acne on a level compared to antibiotics. You can eat these beans tossed in a salad, mashed into a dip or most commonly in chili. Four ounces a day should be a large enough serving to make a difference in your skin, unless applied topically.
By adding these healthy foods into your diet, you’ll be sure to see a difference in the quality of your skin in a matter of days. And don’t forget to keep hydrating with water to continually flush out your system and keep the nutrients flowing!
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