My hair has always been on the dry side. Also, it’s super curly. Ever since I got my hair colored about 6 months ago, my hair has been looking very dull and gets tangled very quickly. I don’t wash my hair often and don’t have the time to spend hours and hours detangling and brushing my hair every day. I aim to wash my hair at least 2 times a week. I have cut out all commercial and mainstream hair products out of my hair washing routine. I try to use natural ingredients and products as much as possible. In most every commercialized hair product even body washes, they all have one ingredient and that is sodium lauryl sulfate, or SLS.
SLS is what makes your cleaning agent foam. It’s toxic and has been linked to many health and skin problems and if I were you , I’d try to stay clear away from any product containing this “chemical”. Look for products that say ” SLS free”..or better yet make your own! You can’t get better than that! I will share one of my most recently favorite homemade all natural 5 ingredient cleansing/ conditioning treatment.
- Black castor oil
- Coconut oil
- Avocado oil
- Blackstrap mollasses
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Table spoon of each ingredient, mix all together in a warm bowl and apply it to the roots and massage into the scalp. Let it sit for 30 minutes and rinse as usual.
I don’t know about you but if I don’t eat breakfast in the morning shortly after waking up, I start feeling a headache coming and sort of nauseous. I try to always have a huge cup of water before I start eating anything. Remember, your body was fasting while you were asleep. It’s good you first hydrate yourself, wait a little, and then make yourself a hearty breakfast. Choosing a healthy breakfast will really help you stay on track and really motivate you to choose the right foods during the day. I know personally if I start my day with a not so healthy choice like a chocolate chip cookie, I will probably not eat healthier later on. I love looking forward to breakfast! I try to always change up what I eat for breakfast so that I am likely to not get bored.
Lately, I have been obsessed with bagels! I am trying to consume less dairy so I don’t use cream cheese, instead I have been using avocado to replace that fatty creamy goodness spread. I like getting bagels from Whole Foods, and scooping out the innards, toasting it just till the edges get a little crispy and the inside soft. I then scoop out avocado slices, spread it on the bagel and add some garlic powder and black pepper. I try to make it more heartier and filling by sautéing baby kale/spinach and 1 egg on a separate pan and add it to my bagel. I discovered that a squeeze of lime added on my bagel brings out so much flavor! If I am feeling a bit fancy, I will add sliced tomatoes as well. I hope this inspires you to have a delicious nutritious filled breakfast! What is your favorite go to breakfast food?
I’m always trying to incorporate as much vegetables as I can into my daily meals. I love to mix broccoli florets and baby spinach together with some olive oil, mixed garlic, black pepper in a pan and sauté them for 10 minutes. Pair it with a wrap with mixed vegetables and drizzled spicy mayo and a healthy meal is served! A great way to start eating vegetables is to dress them up. Also Be mindful what you dress your vegetables in. Little bit of herbs and seasoning really goes a long way.
Eggplants! Some people hate it. Some people love it. Personally, they happen to be one of my favorite vegetables ever! I love experimenting with them because you can do so much with them! My favorite way is roasting them! On this particular day, I was craving something more hearty, cheesy, and warm! I roasted three eggplants for about 30 minutes. While they were roasting, I sautéed mushrooms, onions and garlic on a separate pan and when the eggplants were done roasting I stuffed them with the vegetable mixture and topped it with mild provolone cheese on top. Let me tell you, it was super delicious and preparing it was so simple I couldn’t believe it!
Happy Monday all! It was a beautiful Monday morning. I woke up nice and early and finally in months hit the treadmill! I jogged at a steady pace for 22 minutes! I have totally fell off my fitness regime and now have to build up my stamina and endurance all over again! Overall, I had a great workout and will only ( hopefully ) get better and keep it consistent. I made sure to drink plenty of water before I started running. After I got off the treadmill, I made myself my favorite breakfast I love having when it is super warm. I made myself an acai bowl w/ one frozen banana, frozen acai packet, three frozen strawberries and about 2 cups of fresh baby kale blended with 1 cup of coconut almond milk blend. Topped it off with some chia seeds, hemp seeds, goji berries, coconut flakes, and my current favorite granola – Purely Elizabeth’s ancient grain cereal! It was super filling, nutritious, and super yummy!