Red Dragon Juice Blend

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You can’t beet this red blend! Get it? You know I had to do it haha 😉 I call this the Red Dragon because it has an unexpected bite at the finish. Let’s carry on to whats inside my super stylish mason jar.

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium apples
  • 4 large carrots
  • 2 beets
  • 1 bunch kale
  • 5 inch piece of ginger
  • 3 ounces water

Yields two 12 oz servings.

 

Here’s why you should care. Take a moment and consider your current food intake. How many times in the last month have you had beets? Yeah…how about in the last week? It goes without saying, but I’ll give it to you straight– eat more beets! Your liver function will improve to detoxify the body. Moreover, you’ll get a healthy dose of manganese which is responsible for forming connective tissue and bones. Annnd may even help balance your sex hormones.

The apples add natural sweetness.

Carrots offer beta-carotene.

The ever popular kale is chock full of various vitamins and minerals. Google it.

And ginger definitely gives this blend a nice kick. I basically add it to everything because I love the way it tastes. #givemealltheginger

What about the water? It tames bitterness, keeps you hydrated, and makes the experience much more enjoyable.

 

Happy juicing!

XO

Brownies and Wine

Happy Friday! Good morning! Ah yes, another morning means another blessing. I’ve only just awaken and I already have something to be thankful for. And if you’re reading this, it means you do, too.

I’ve been back in Washington about three weeks since our epic 1 month visit in California. It’s amazing how many experiences we packed in during that time! Family, beach trips, Disneyland, Wanderlust and so much more. Still, it feels so good to be back in our space. In our home ❤

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It’s also been 5 whole months since Jade was born! Being a parent is unreal. Some days are easy as a homemade pie while other days it’s a win when brownies and wine are for dinner (seriously!) So, needless to say, our days are full. That’s why it is imperative to schedule in self-care and sprinkle it throughout your day.

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No matter what it is that demands your attention, don’t forget to take care of you. A few examples of rejuvenating activities are:

  • going for a walk
  • yoga + meditation
  • pranayama
  • journaling/blogging
  • jamming out
  • dance party
  • connecting with a friend
  • shower/bath
  • take a nap
  • massage
  • mirror mantras
  • hugs
  • literally doing anything outdoors

Replenish yourself often. Nourish yourself. Love and honor yourself by carving out any time you can.

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For me, I feel refreshed after expressing creativity. I enjoy painting, photography, makeup, baking, party planning, etc.

Oh, and one more thing. Brownies and wine for dinner..it’s as amazing as it sounds.

Take care!