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!
Today I woke up at 5:20 AM as most of you I am restless and can’t seem to sleep 😴 in like I used to. I’m taking time this Labor Day to cook, cozy up to a few magazines and a good book 📚 and to clear my space.
Life has thrown so many curve balls at us and it is getting a bit tiring. Isn’t it? I so miss the good old days.
A few things I like to do in my home and office/ beauty business to purify my space and protect it too.
Playing music 🎶 really feeds the body,mind and spirit. I enjoy and have fallen in love ❤️ with the music 🎵 of George Skaroulis. My favorites are his Sanctuary and Sanctuary 2 CD’s I also love David Young’s Bliss. These both are BEAUTIful music, calming and relaxing. You can’t be in a bad mood anymore if you listen to them in your car or home or business.
Detoxify your space and your mind with a little meditation. 🧘♂️ Affirm with positive mantras. Create your own personal mantra. Repeat over and over.
Stressful job, a toxic relationship and our lives now in general can affect our digestive tract and adrenal glands. I like to start my day with a simple drink.
After I wake up I pour myself a glass of room temperature water 💦. Not cold or iced. Flush out your body and quench your thirst with water every morning.
I also alternate between these two drinks. Long known as a healthy and most beneficial plant 🌱 I love to sip aloe juice. One small glass in the morning will do. It helps your body detox too. I also surround my space and desk area with a small aloe plant.
Another drink I do more often is warm water with lemon 🍋 and ginger. Great for the digestive tract and immune boosting too.
Burn some incense a bay leaf or sage. Or all three in a week. They all protect your space and you as well as purify the air of negative energy.
The Chinese believe that oranges bring you abundance and protection. I’ll never forget the scents and sights of Hong Kong where the sandalwood incense perfumed the air and smelled so amazing. I also saw oranges everywhere in businesses, at temples and on tables in the home. They believe having bowls of oranges 🍊 in your home for you, your family and guests to enjoy. And they brighten your kitchen as well as bring you abundance and protection!
Who doesn’t want that?
So I hope you clear the air and clean your space with some of these small rituals I highly recommend.
Hope you have a beautiful end to your day wherever you live.
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Like many of us, you’ve probably been living virtually lately. Whether it’s a long meeting with your work team or catching up and drinking with your BFFs, odds are your new home is Zoom. But if you’ve just been using Zoom the way it appears when you first download it, you’re missing out on some…
Today I had to be on TV and was sleepless in Seattle and woke up very early. I also had to go to my makeup and skin studio and worked all day. In the middle of the afternoon I needed a lift between clients. I was tired. I’m never tired! So, instead of reaching out for coffee I did this. If you need a lift over the holiday season at work or at play…TRY THIS!
Looking for a boost of plant energy during a hectic day at work? OR at home 🏡after holiday shopping?
Look to Mother Nature!
Try rubbing some basil leaves together. Or fresh peppermint leaves work as well. The aromatic scents will refresh your spirit. I keep a variety of plants and one of each of these at my business door and in my beauty kitchen. Ready for cooking, ice tea or aromatherapy.
Not all aromatherapy has to come from a bottle of essential oil.