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Recipe Friday – Hydrating, Detoxifying, Refreshing!

June 24, 2016

Watermelon-Coconut-Lime Refresher & Watermelon-Strawberry Salad

Watermelon Coconut

The first days of summer started with a heat wave and keeping hydrated became quite a challenge! It seemed natural to combine our favorite summer fruits; watermelon, strawberries, lime with coconut water superfood for the extra hydration needed. The watermelon-coconut-lime refresher and watermelon-strawberry salad are both so simple to make and the yet so healthy too!

Did you know that a well functioning renal system is important to keep your body in balance? With weak kidneys, your body can become prone to imbalances like high blood pressure,  thin skin, low back pain, loss of balance, and bladder issues. Hydration is important to strengthen the renal system and drinking and eating foods high in water content can help you stay hydrated. Both watermelon and strawberries have 92% water content. Watermelon and Coconut water are both alkalizing, cleansing and nourishing. We couldn’t seem to drink or eat enough of these foods over this past week and wanted to share our watermelon-coconut obsession with you.

Watermelon Benefits: High in antioxidants, vitamins and electrolytes, watermelon helps to cleanse the kidneys and helps the liver to process ammonia. The high Vitamin C and Vitamin A content helps to boost the body’s immunity and protect the skin and eyes and also helps to regulate PH levels, improves digestion and fights cancer.

Coconut Water Benefits: Coconut water is a true superfood and drinking 12 oz a day can help almost all of your body’s functions. It acts as a natural diuretic, aids kidney function, balances sugar levels, relieves constipation, boosts the immune system, prevents cancer, aids in hair growth, boosts energy levels, provides trace elements, balances hormones and feeds friendly bacteria in the gut. Make sure to use fresh coconut water from green coconuts or buy high quality coconut water! We love Harmless Harvest Coconut Water!

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These 2 recipes below are both so healthy and taste fantastic! The flavors just blend together so well. We hope you enjoy both of them as much as we did!

Watermelon-Coconut-Lime Refresher

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cubed watermelon
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 lime peeled
  • Sparkling Water (optional)
Method:
Place the watermelon in a blender with the coconut water and lime. Blend on high speed until smooth.

 

Watermelon-Strawberry Salad

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cubed watermelon
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • Feta Cheese (optional)
  • Fresh Mint
Method:
Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix together.
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Must-Try Detox Facial

January 11, 2016

Paprika and Blueberry

Would you deliberately use a peel that causes your face to get really hot and red? It sounds crazy, but the Blueberry Detox Peel from Eminence Organics does just that and the result is skin that is fresh, glowing and younger looking!

 

HOT AND SPICY

This month we are focused on cleansing our insides with green smoothies, but now let’s take a look at how we can detox the outside as well. The Blueberry Detox Firming Peel is a natural exfoliating peel and, like many peels, it deep cleans pores and tones the skin. The highlight of this peel is the paprika, which is a naturally hot spice that definitely heats up your skin! Don’t worry; this is exactly the reaction that you want! Like exercising, the heat from paprika increases circulation to the skin, bringing fresh blood to the skin’s surface to give your skin that radiant glow. Increased blood flow also increases oxygen intake of the skin cells, which means that products applied after the peel will be absorbed better.

 

DO YOU DARE?

So, would you or wouldn’t you try this facial? We think that the temporary heat and redness is worth it and if you dare try it, this Detox Facial may just become your new fresh-faced beauty obsession!

 

CHECK OUT THE INGREDIENTS

  • Blueberry Juice: astringent; deep cleans pores, tightens and tones skin’s appearance
  • Raspberry Juice: high in vitamins and antioxidants to fight the appearance of visible signs of aging
  • Blackberry Juice: tightens the appearance of pores and is high in vitamins and Omega-3
  • Paprika: invigorates and revitalizes skin
  • Pineapple Extract (Bromelain): purifies skin by removing dirt and proteins

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