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This week I had the pleasure of reading a couple of great articles around the web, the first one being The article Americans are Less Green This Earth Day by Modern Hippie Mag. I found it particularly interesting that according to the The Green Attitude Polls and the New Harris Polls that humans are less green this year, than previous years. The poll also gives the implication that many Americans are going green only for the benefit of helping themselves financially. Hmm…….. Something to think about.

Keeper of the home gives some great advice on the Dangers of Aluminum and why you should remove them from your home. I had no clue that aluminum foil is something you should not use when you cook. What an eye-opener.

I also read How to Eat Local Without Ten Extra Stops, by Kelly the Kitchen Top because although I consider myself good at eating real food. I need to practice and learn how to cut down my time finding real food. Good Stuff.

We'll those are some of the many that I had a chance to read and enjoy this week. What did you enjoy reading this week?

 

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I saw this back to the start chipotle ad on tv the other week and had to share it here. The pure simplicity of the video is catching and make you think a lot about a lot of things. Then they added Willie Nelson to the mix with his ear catching rendition of the song.  So put it all together it was a perfect combination. Chipotle is a company that prides itself on great food, natural farming techniques and all around giving back to the environment.

Kudo's to Chipotle for taking a great step in bringing more awareness to our current food system, by showing us how we can still eat great with causing harm to the animals or the agriculture.

Living simple is what is all about, taking just little steps will go a long way in the overall scheme of things.

Would love to know your thought on the Video. I love it!!!!!

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As part of my detox Challenge I have been eating really clean healthy foods in attempt  to cleanse my body of all the gunk. Usually about every two days I make a green smoothie and everyday I will make sure to eat a salad with dark leafy greens.  Dark leafy greens are full of a ton of vitamins that help the body speed up the detoxification process.

If you have not had the chance yet to read my  Intro to Detoxification you can do so here.

Below I show you one of my green smoothie recipes. I call this one my sunset passion, because it contains peaches, almost the color of the sun and red strawberries which invokes passion to me.  It contains Ice,  water, kefir,  honey, spinach and my handy dandy amazing super grass supplements. I just take about four of them and open up the gel case and pour the ingredients into the smoothie machine.

I usually buy the supplements from whole foods, but you can also get them on amazon.

Green Smoothies

The first thing that I do is assemble all the ingredients together as you can see in photo above. About a cup n half of spinach, 1 bag of organic frozen peaches (semi – thawed).  1 cup of ice, 1 cup of water because  I like my smoothies sort of creamy and not as thick. 4 Amazing green grass supplements and honey. Just about 1 tablespoon or two depending on your taste buds.

You have to make sure it is pure Un-refined honey, that is not heated or pasteurized. Because you will be missing out on valuable vitamins if it is. Honey is considered a miracle sweetness because of all the antioxidants it contains and the healing properties it as able to produce.

I place everything in the container together.

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Then the last step is just to blend, I sometimes add about a half cup of kefir which is a natural milk probiotic for extra creaminess but you can also add coconut milk, water, raw milk whatever fits your taste.

Then “Wa, La you have a simple easy tasty green smoothie.  You can drink smoothies twice a day with salads for a couple of days and you are already on a natural detox diet. That is filling and does not taste bad at all.

There you go.

Once smooth  you are all done and ready to enjoy your tasty, healthy green smoothie. You could also make a pineapple and banana one with the spinach and amazing green grass. Absolutely delicious!

This is one smoothie that is kid tested, mother approved. My kids love it.

I'm sure you will enjoy it.


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I decided to finally do a video of my growth progress for  my natural hair. Doing a whole bunch of length check videos is not something I am really into as you  can see from the date of the last time I did a length check. Your hair will grow, it's best just to leave it alone and let it run its course. Something that I am learning more and more each day.

My hair loves to just be left alone, and I love to leave it alone.

We'll check out the video below and let me know what you think.

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Whoa!

What a week, time is flying by so fast. This year has gone by like a breeze and the new one is coming in really, really fast. Sometimes it feels like you don't even have time to breathe with how fast the year has gone by. Journal Goals

I had a pretty good year, my kids are all a little bit older just as I am with being a little bit wiser……

Anyhow, to touch a little on goals. Most of my goals for my hair were achieved this year, although I did retain length. I also had some breakage from experimenting with heat on my hair. I ended up blowing out my hair this year a couple times. To my dismay my hair did not fare well with it. I think I was using too much heat, or maybe the wrong sort of dryer.

Nah………I'm pretty sure it was too much heat.

Which forced me to do some heavy deep conditioning treatments to help restore or salvage the ends that got some of the damage.

Was I pissed off, yeah. Because I sort of thought that since I have 4c hair it can take a little more heat. But hey all heat sessions have to be done with a little protection. So I went out and bought Silk Infusions heat protection spray hoping that it would protect my ends, and it did. The Silk Infusions Mega Silk spray could not help what my was already damaged but it did protect my hair some the second time around that I decided to blow it out.

You might ask, why am writing about heat protectant spray and damaged ends. We'll that is one my goals for the next year. I plan to avoid using heat on my hair as much as possible except only on really, really special occasions.

The next goal that I have for this new year is to build up a lot more muscle tone. I am hoping to have another baby this year. But I really do not want to get pregnant until I am in the best possible shape. Having a healthy body produces healthy babies. So my friend and I are going to be doing the fertility cleanse diet since she is hoping to get pregnant as well. We hope to be pregnant at the same time together. That is why I am will be utilizing train with me online. An online fitness site showing and giving you workout programs that you can do at home to lose weight.

We plan to meet sometime this week to discuss, our fitness schedule.

But all in all my husband and I are planning on working on a serious budget to cut down on a lot of stuff even sell a couple possessions. We hope to buy a lot of land this year to build a house on big enough hopefully to feed this family of six and maybe one more……………….

Hopefully a little girl.

So those are my goals for this coming year in a nutshell. Retain length, build a home, have a baby.

I would love to hear what you have planned out for the next year.

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