Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Milkshake w/Coconut Oil!! YUM!!


So I JUST bought a small tub of coconut oil yesterday at Whole Foods.
I paid around $11.00 for 16 FL OZ which really isn't that bad. 
And since a little goes a long way this makes the price look even better!


I've been playing with it and I thought a milkshake sounded yummy so I decided to whip one up adding some of my coconut oil for flavor and added nutrition. (Esp since it helps with hydration and I've been feeling kinda blah for a couple days now so it seemed like a good idea.)
 To say the least I am beyond pleased and have a very happy tummy!!

If you want to make the same quick and yummy milkshake I just did here's what you'll need:

A handful of strawberries

Handful of blueberries

 Vanilla Yogurt: The amount is up to you, I wanted mine kinda thick. Eyeball it.

A little less or just about 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, slightly softened.
(As you can see my phone takes crappy pictures haha But you get the idea :)

1/4 to 1/2 a cup of whole milk, or simply eyeball it.

Blend well and enjoy!!!

**For those who have any allergies adjust to what suits your diet and or fruit preference.

I was shocked at how refreshing the coconut oil was and what it did to marinate all of the other flavors. I will def be playing around more with my cooking and coconut oil!!! 

Have a wonderful day!
 Bask in the delight of eating something sweet yet healthy :)

Shannon <3 

(I am hoping to one day have a camera that I fully document all my steps directly but until then stand in pics will have to do...Thanks for understanding!)

Monday, May 7, 2012

DIY Coffee & Cinnamon Sugar Scrub!!

Good Evening!!
It's been a grey and rainy day here in the Springs so I felt the urge to play in my kitchen today...

I decided I needed a new sugar scrub seeing as I haven't had one in a LOOOONG time.
It's very simple and I'm pretty sure you have everything in your kitchen already if you're a coffee drinker. It took me less than 10 min to whip up, so all my errands and household cleaning could take a step to the side w/out causing any time constraint on my very busy day. 

Bonus points!!!

First things first....

What are these ingredients and why are they good for my skin??

Helps reduce inflammation
Aids in killing cellulite allowing circulation to take place
Makes a wonderful exfoliant 

Can help smooth skin that's eczema prone
Makes your skin glow
For every skin type
Can aid in unclogging pores

Plumps the skin
Yet another eczema treatment
Kills acne

Olive Oil:
Soothes various irritations
Anti Age aid
Gives way for a smooth and closer shave

My husband says it smell like Starbucks haha 
(He doesn't like coffee but still wants to try it, I love him. :)

Lets get started!!

Here's what you need.....

A large mixing bowl

Measuring Cups and spoons

A spatula 

And a clean mason jar

**There's no particular order to mix this so don't worry :)

You can use fresh or used coffee grains, I tried used but will do fresh next round.
1 cup

The sugar is up to you, wether organic or not, but obviously organic would be better.
1 cup

Again freshly ground or not, it's whatever is easiest for you!
1 tablespoon

And last, extra virgin olive oil
About a 1/4 cup
 (I used a 1/2 and that made it too soupy...)

**Mix until blended.
Place in a mason jar for safe keeping and store in a cool dry place.
Your scrub should stay fresh for 2 months! 

(Makes sure when getting it out for use that clean hands or a clean spoon is used to keep from possible bacteria build up. This is very important.)

You skin should feel soft, supple and well moisturized!!
This is great for fast moving mornings when you don't have time to apply body lotion 
OR if you live in a humid climate. 

Use once a week for proper body exfoliation :)
And as always, enjoy you latest creation!!!

Hope you enjoy this as much as I am and will, it's great to know I'm using something safe and I paid under $5.00! I love that.

Good night!

Shannon <3