Archive for December, 2014

Crispy Christmas Treats Done Right!

Gluten-Free Me / My Recipes

  christmascrispy2 A classic made just that much more "sweeter", by being a little more on the healthy side. You're thinking, rice crispy treats healthy?! Well, I don't mean go eat a ton because they will benefit your health (I wish), but I switched up the ingredients just a bit to help you feel a little less guilty while indulging on this classic treat this season! This is a fun treat to make with your kids and great to take with you to holiday parties or add to your cookie platters! You can obviously enjoy rice crispy treats all year round, but look at how pretty these are dressed up in there red and green on a Christmas plate. You can also dress these up in blue and white for my Hanukkah celebrating friends!

So here's the deal... Rice Crispy Treats really aren't that bad. Using only 3 ingredients and usually being naturally gluten free, the kicker here is they are …

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Detox Face Mask

Healthy Living / Beauty & Fashion

Gone Green I was in the market for a good detox for my face, and my friend and mentor, Emily Potter (Clinical Nutritionist) of NourishMint Wellness recommended this very simple DIY face mask using Bentonite Clay and Apple Cider Vinegar. It was amazing, my face feels so good and clear. I had been dealing with some unusual breakouts, so I knew I needed to pull the impurities and toxins from under my skin outwards and do away with them! This was also relaxing, which is another way to detoxify (resting and relaxing). It turns out it was just what I needed, because my skin is back to normal now. Both Bentonite Clay and Apple Cider Vinegar are musts for your pantry. I use them both often as they are incredibly healing! Bentonite Clay is a unique clay due to its ability to produce an “electrical charge” when it becomes hydrated. When it comes into contact with fluid, its electrical components change, giving…

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Healthy-ish Chocolate Nog Shake


  There's something about Egg Nog and the holiday season, it's just a must! I guess that's if you're an Egg Nog fan. 😉 Well, I don't actually drink the "original" Nog, I'm more of a fan of the Almond Milk Nog or Coconut Milk Nog. Going non-dairy here is the way to go for me, and depending on the brand you're buying you'll find a lot less of the refined sugars used in the "original" nog. Nog is still a sugary treat, so I'm not saying it becomes healthy all of a sudden, please continue to be mindful of this treat and enjoy in moderation. 😉 So there's my stance on "The Nog", but now let's talk about this Chocolate business. There's a reason females crave chocolate especially that one time each month. Our bodies are working extra hard and we're needing those extra antioxidants, mood boosters, and the iron and magnesium that chocolate (the real stuff) provides. So…

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