When days are busy or long and you’re hungry and need a an energy boost… Try this! Working in beauty and wellness is glam but schedules can be crazy and hectic. At times theres no time to eat. I try to keep fruit on hand to eat. Bananas and fresh green apples fill you fast and hit the spot. Staying hydrated with 💦 water is another must.
But making a recipe like this shake keeping these supplies on hand help. This shake will get you through until you can eat a real meal. This is cocoa rich creamy and dreamy recipe!
What you will need to make this shake:
1 ripe banana
2 Tbsp of cocoa powder
2 Tbsp cashew butter
1 1/2 cups of milk (of your choice)
4 dates (pitted)
4 ice cubes
Place the above in a blender and blend until frothy and fabulous!
Pour into a pretty glass and take a “shake break”. Depending on the size of your glass this recipe makes a few servings.
* Please Note: if you prefer peanut butter. Use it instead. But if you’re a cashew girl or guy you’ll love the cashew butter.
If you have a recipe you’d like to share with me. Do tell!
I fall in love 🧡 with this season every year. It doesn’t get old. I love the feel, scents and the weather. It is like the earth 🌎 is exfoliating the past season and getting us ready for winter in more ways than one.
How about you? What do you like about autumn 🍂?
I LOVE …pumpkin patches!
Leaves 🍁 in all kinds of hues.
Apple 🍎 picking season
Hot apple cider with a cinnamon stick
Bonfires 🔥 with marshmallows.
Fall scented candles
Adding a new sweater and cozy 🧦 to my wardrobe.
I LOVE them all.
This fall for makeup and fashion it is all about cinnamon and brown earthy hued eye shadow and lipsticks.
Discover some new PINK hues too! There are so many shades to choose from. Celebrities are rocking Barbie Pink and on the fashion show runways. Pink is always a good idea. It brightens the teeth and complexion.
Update your style if it has been awhile. Let’s enjoy all the beauty, scents and sounds the season has to offer.
I am counting down to my last guest speaking engagement of the year at the International Esthetics Cosmetics and Spa show …where I will be teaching in West Palm Beach.
Can’t wait to shop and feast all the beautiful places in Palm Beach! 🌴 🕶 🌊
Natural foods chef, Daphne Oz mom of 4, Emmy Award-winning TV host from The Good Dish and best selling author has a new cookbook “Eat Your Heart Out” filled with 150 fabulous recipes free from gluten and refined sugar.
All FUN, NO-FUSS food to celebrate clean eating for one,two or that the whole family will enjoy. Daphne Oz daughter of heart surgeon Dr.Oz believes in wellness and pleasure in every bite!
Pick it up at our local book store or order and have it shipped to their door. Cookbooks make a delicious and fun gift. www.daphneoz.com
If you’re in the beauty and wellness industry you need to be here this year!
If you’re not you’re in luck. I’ll kiss 💋 & tell all I saw and learned from my spa show and take you on a tour of Las Vegas through photos. I love 💕 love 💕 love the beauty industry and proud to be a speaker and educator too.
Always an awesome show it is THE show of the year to attend. Packed with amazing speakers, free manufacturer classes and paid workshops on all kinds of topics.
I’ll be teaching a class “Age is Just a Number”
This show is alongside the International Beauty Show filled with …products,inspiration and classes on….Hair, Nails, Skin,Massage, Facials and a massive show floor as well. TWO beautiful shows in one!
Brings out the best and the worst of feet. Now in the midst of a pandemic some people are choosing to give their feet some TLC instead of going to the spa or nail salon.
A quick rescue I learned from one of my clients from Greece is made with olive oil. Yes, it’s good for making yummy dishes, dressings and salads in the kitchen but it also is wonderful for the skin.
Place some olive oil in a saucepan on the stove. Or you can microwave some I guess. Warm on low until you see it is warm NOT so hot it will splatter or burn you. Next, turn off the stove and let it cool a bit.
Dive in the sauce pan with a small spoon and drizzle some of the olive oil on your feet. Start to massage it in and on your skin all over your feet,toes and nail bed.
Rub and enjoy.
Next, I like to place my feet with the olive oil in some cozy socks. My absolute favorite is a pair of white cotton socks. One size larger.
I pour myself a cozy yummy drink and get under the covers and go to sleep.
Wake up with softer happy satiny feet.
Kiss 💋 that dry and tired skin goodbye! Guys love this too! And kids do too.
I love fruits and veggies! Over the years I not only served up some delicious treats for my family. I started to serve my clients fresh juice potions for their skin and health. So today I am sharing one of those recipes with you!
My Cantaloupe 🍈 Crush!
All you need for this drink recipe is:
4 cups of chilled fresh cantaloupe
1 cup of cool 🍋 Lemon juice
1 tbsp. Local 🍯 honey
1 tiny piece of peeled ginger or grated ginger
I serve the juice in pretty glasses or in mini shot glasses.
😎If you want to make it a little tropical 🌴 or you’re entertaining at home. Add 1/4 cup of good rum.
Place cubes and cantaloupe, lemon juice,honey and ginger in a blender.
Before the pandemic we would make smoothies and juicing at my makeup and skin studio for our clients.
A new recipe each month it was our treat and pleasure! My clients LOVED them. We served them in shot glasses and called them different fun names. Now we have had to stop serving them but share the recipes with them!
We MISS the good old days with our our clients!
Here is one of our popular recipes I thought you’d enjoy.
Creamy and rich you will love this Green & Gorgeous Smoothie too! We served this during EarthDay month.
What you will need to make this delicious smoothie.
In a blender,combine a ripe pitted and peeled avocado with a cup of cold milk and some ice cubes.
1 or 2 tablespoons of sugar
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract or strip a vanilla bean pod.
I like to …Blend the above in a blender or use a frother.
A fabulous source of fiber,potassium and vitamins. Beauty bonus? Good for you fats.
Here are a few ideas to celebrate 🎉 and good be to someone that day!
I love,love,love ❤️ Valentine’s Day!
I love it even more that we celebrate love with the family, your Galentine, and your sweetie too.
Did you notice or know that Hershey’s has come out with a bag of Hershey’s Kisses …Conversation Hearts?
You know like the sweet baby candy 💕hearts some of us enjoyed in our childhood and gave for Valentine’s Day at school.
The milk chocolate kisses have a sweet loveable saying/ message on the bottom!
Here’s what they read:
Me & You
Gimme A Kiss💋
A kiss 4 You💋
Sweet Kiss 💋
Love & Kisses 😘
❤️ If you love kissing, chocolate and Hershey’s Kisses …run don’t walk and try and find them! Place them in little bags or boxes, sprinkle them on a bed and the floor leading to the bedroom. Rose petals work well too. But kisses 😘 will really do!
❤️Another fun idea. Is to give a kitchen whisk. Tie a big bow on it and add a gift tag or greeting card that reads… “ Let’s Whip up something together.” The foodie would really love this clever idea!
❤️Make a massage oil in your kitchen. All you need is an empty and a bottle of olive oil or some other oil. Add a few drops of your or their favorite essential oil. 🌹 Rose makes an aromatic Massage oil. If you don’t like rose choose one you love. Shake up. Pour into a glass bottle. Tie a ribbon with an invitation, include a small candle. The invitation can read: “This magic elixir is redeemable for a warm and sensual massage by candlelight.”
❤️ Nothing like sending a LOVE Letter!
(Not one off the store shelf)
What this pandemic has taught us is to not only stop, slow down and smell the daisies. It is also a time to share and spread love ❤️ and let that special someone in your life how you feel! Don’t let a card say it for you. YOU write it and say how what you want to say and why.
I hope my ideas spark your imagination and or you can use one or two of them.
After all, It’s all about the little things.
Saying “I love you“ doesn’t have to cost a fortune!
I hope you have an awesome Valentine’s Day and that you’ll spread love and kindness in your own way.
You don’t have to have a Valentine to celebrate Valentine’s Day.