Thanksgiving was almost a week ago, but leftovers still fill my fridge, and sometimes the urge to eat a handful of cookie dough is just too strong. I hate that heavy, bloated feeling that comes with holiday binge eating, so today I am starting to lighten up on chowing down, and focusing on cleansing foods as much as possible. Making healthy choices most of the time this time of year allows you to guiltlessly enjoy treats on special occasions!
I came up with this healthy smoothie recipe years ago. It is super sweet and delicious but is jam packed with nutrients! 1.5 servings of veggies and 3 servings of fruit. The frozen fruit acts as the “ice” and the avocado gives your body much needed mono-saturated fats (good fats) that make your skin and hair positively glow. You can play with the ingredients and add different things according to your liking. (I like adding pineapple and mango, or almonds for extra protein.) The best part is you can’t taste anything but the sweet stuff;)
Blend and Enjoy!
Add a handful or two of spinach
1 Whole Ripe Avocado
1 Banana + 1 1/2 cups of Frozen Berries
Add 1 1/2 cups Vanilla Almond Milk
Plaid! It is all over the runways this fall, and while working in Norway this past week I was totally inspired by the street style. Tartan and houndstooth patterns everywhere! I found some beautiful pieces at a little vintage store in Oslo (yes, I found vintage stores in Oslo!). I paired my Norwegian finds with pieces from my closet to bring you some ideas for incorporating plaid into your wardrobe this fall!
This beautifully bohemian, plaid patchwork maxi skirt is my new favorite piece! The movement of this skirt is simply enchanting, and the different colors in the patchwork allow for creative pairing. I chose a rich, red cable knit sweater worn backwards for a unique twist.
To bring this sparkly silver skirt down a notch, I paired it with a collared plaid shirt and a fitted sweater. A bright red vintage bag and sexy pumps complete the look!
I have searched and searched for the perfect long plaid skirt, and this crisp tartan print stunner was hiding in Norway… of all places! A thin lace top offsets the heaviness of the skirt and my camel clogs are a nod to Scandinavia!
Here are some interesting facts about tomorrow’s holiday to entertain you while you cook!
I’ve been feeling homesick a little lately. The holidays are here, and my family is far away, which makes it a little harder to enjoy it! I was on the phone with my mom yesterday, and she said, “You know what you need to do, is go make a thankful tree! You’re feeling sad, and it’s the perfect thing to help your mood.”
And so I am. A “Thankful Tree” is something we did growing up every year at Thanksgiving. My mom would cut out a tree with branches from construction paper and tape it to our kitchen wall. She would then draw and cut out leaves in various Fall colors, so we could write out something we were thankful for on each leaf and tape it to the tree. I am going to do the craft again this year, and was inspired by Pinterest to create a 3D craft! Here are some ideas for you… Start this holiday week with a meaningful DIY!
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