Bath time – toxin release

My body is a temple ~ 1 Corinthians 6:19

Epsom salts pull salt and toxins out of the body while the skin absorbs magnesium and sulfates. Magnesium is critical for enzymes, for oxygenation, muscle and nerve function, improving blood flow and reducing inflammation. Sulfates are building blocks for tissues, including nerve tissue.

To benefit the most from an Epsom salts bath, use the proper amount and soak for the required amount of time.

If you weigh 100 pounds, use one cup of Epsom salts. Use an additional ½ cup for each additional 50 pounds. For example, 101-150 pounds = 1 ½ cups. 151-200 pounds = 2 cups. 201-250 pounds =2 ½ cups. And so on.

Stay in the water for a full 40 minutes. The first 20 minutes pulls out toxins. The second 20 minutes absorbs magnesium and sulfates.

It’s A Green Thing

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“So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”                                                                                   1 Corinthians 10:31

A couple of months ago when my Nutribullet arrived from Amazon, I dived head first into the juicing and smoothie craze.  It has had an amazing impact on my journey for healthy mind, body and spirit.  I have a lot more energy, my digestive system is happy, my skin is happy and the few pounds that I have lost are just an added bonus.  I usually try to have at least one green smoothie a day and my 2nd smoothie will still include kale and or spinach, but various berries that alter the color from green.  Pictured above are the ingredients that I mix with water and ice for my daily basic green smoothie. Listed below are just a few “green” recipes that I have tried to keep it exciting and from becoming monotonous.  For that extra boost, you can always add a touch of cinnamon, fresh or dry ginger, cashews, walnuts, almonds, flax seeds, etc.  The sky is the limit.  Enjoy! ~P

Pina Colada

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INGREDIENTS


2 cups spinach, fresh
1 cup coconut milk
1 cup water
2 tablespoons coconut flakes, unsweetened (optional)
3 cups pineapple, fresh

Tropical Mango-Rita Green Smoothie

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Ingredients


2 cups fresh spinach
1 cup coconut water, unsweetened
1 orange, peeled
2 cups mango, frozen
1 cup pineapple, frozen
Juice of 1/2 lime, plus lime slices for garnish
Coarse salt for rim of glasses (optional)


This tropical smoothie is so yummy, it’s hard to believe it’s packed full of nutrients that does a body good.  This tropical fruit combo packs a big Vitamin C punch and the coconut water base will keeps you hydrated all day long. Oh, and coconut water is great for replenishing lost electrolytes.   // serves 2

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Peachy Green Smoothie

Ingredients

1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 orange                                                                                                          1/2 cup frozen peaches
1/2 cup frozen pineapple
1/2 banana
2 cups spinach
1 tablespoon ground flaxseed (optional)

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TROPICAL SKIN CLEANSER GREEN SMOOTHIE


Antioxidants help to prevent and repair damage to body tissues, our skin included. Vitamin C is one of the greatest antioxidants we have available, and it’s abundant in pineapple. The addition of avocado brings with it other skin-specific nutrients such as vitamins E, A and zinc. In fact, you could probably use this smoothie on your face as a beauty treatment! // serves 1

INGREDIENTS


1 1/2 cups fresh spinach

1 cup coconut water, unsweetened

1 cup pineapple, frozen

1/4 avocado

DIRECTIONS


1. Blend spinach and coconut water until smooth.

2. Add remaining ingredients, and blend until smooth. Enjoy!

*Use a frozen fruit to make smoothie cold

7 Day Challenge & then some

Hey Ladies!

As I am entering my 4th week of this 7 day challenge, I must say that I feel great!  I have more energy that I have had in a very long time.

I went to a beautiful, elegant banquet on Saturday and did not resist the sourdough roll with butter sitting at my place setting.  I indulged in 2 of the rolls and a glass of punch!!! Although the rolls and the punch were delicious, the fullness and discomfort that I felt afterwards, was not worth it!  I’m now convinced that the 7 day challenge is no longer just about weight loss for me.  It’s about feeling my best and commitment.  I’m not saying that I will never take days off, but I welcome the lifestyle change.  Join me and let’s do this thing together!  Please share your victories and challenges with us!

 

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