Watermelon Cucumber Slushy with Fresh Aloe Vera Gel – The Ultimate Summer Hydrator and Skin Beautifier

I've been waiting for over a month to share this super cooling, hydrating, and refreshing summer beverage. The temperatures have been really heating up, and it looks like this weekend is going to be a scorcher in our neck of the woods. Move over Gatorade. This frosty watermelon drink will help you cool down naturally, … Continue reading Watermelon Cucumber Slushy with Fresh Aloe Vera Gel – The Ultimate Summer Hydrator and Skin Beautifier

DIY Raw Cacao Super Antioxidant Face Mask

If you've ever dreamed of face-planting into a rich, chocolate-y dessert, then have I got a treat for you today. That's right, I'm suggesting you smear chocolate "pudding" all over your face, on purpose. Clear some space on your schedule, friends, it's time for a chocolate spa day! The inspiration for this creamy cacao face mask came … Continue reading DIY Raw Cacao Super Antioxidant Face Mask

Easy Elegant Side: Saucy Spring Vegetables

When it comes to cooking with fresh spring vegetables, sometimes simple is better. Carrots, mushrooms, and asparagus are already so flavorful, all it takes is a few simple additions to really make them shine. For this dish, these veggies are "sauced" up with a bit of wine and broth and enhanced with garlic and fresh … Continue reading Easy Elegant Side: Saucy Spring Vegetables

Radish, Pea, and Mint Quinoa Salad with Zesty Lemon Dressing

That's right, I'm jumping right from heavenly cupcakes, to healthful veggies. It has been far too long since I posted a salad here. Like, 5 months too long. Actually, I've only ever posted one measly salad on this site (a dandy, though... my fall favorite, Warm Smoky-Maple Kale Salad with Apples and Sweet Potatoes). Well, … Continue reading Radish, Pea, and Mint Quinoa Salad with Zesty Lemon Dressing

Berry Almond Butter Smoothie Bowl – 5 Minute Healthy Breakfast

Talk about a Super Bowl!  This quick and easy breakfast idea will quench your brain's thirst for bright pretty colors while satisfying your belly's hunger for something filling and nutritious.  I love sipping smoothies, but sometimes you want to spoon your breakfast into your mouth.  Plus, it's easier to load on the toppings. I've tried some smoothie … Continue reading Berry Almond Butter Smoothie Bowl – 5 Minute Healthy Breakfast

Blushing Beauty Berry-Beet Smoothie

Despite the obnoxiously snowy weather we've been having around here, I'm currently on a smoothie kick.  I know, I'm weird.  My smoothie love comes in phases.  Late summer I was awash in a sea of fruity-green blender concoctions, enjoying at least one frosty beverage a day.  Then I must have got smoothie burn-out because for a while they didn't sound so … Continue reading Blushing Beauty Berry-Beet Smoothie

Green Apple Pie Smoothie

Unbeknownst to you all, we are smack dab in the middle of an exciting beauty food series.  Surprise!  It was quite unintentional, but once I realized what was happening, I decided to run with it.  If you've read my last couple of posts you may have spotted a pattern.  They have all quietly featured one of my favorite … Continue reading Green Apple Pie Smoothie

Calming Pumpkin Vanilla Chai Steamed Almond Milk

As I write this post we are enjoying some unseasonably warm weather here in the Great Lakes region of the Midwest.  While the temperature has stayed pretty consistent in the 50's to low 60's this month, with chillier evenings, a warm front has moved in, bringing us temps today in mid-seventies.  It's gorgeous outside!  However, by the … Continue reading Calming Pumpkin Vanilla Chai Steamed Almond Milk

Ahem… You Have Pumpkin on Your Face

If you haven't dove headlong into a mountain of pumpkin puree and eaten your way through to the other side, you haven't embraced this wonderful season that's upon us, my friend.  No, not Fall... it's Pumpkin Season! I just can't help myself.  Every year, sometime around the first or second week of October, about the time the … Continue reading Ahem… You Have Pumpkin on Your Face