1:00 | April 21, 2015

AVOCADO + TOAST

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This is a major staple food for me. I eat some sort of combination of toast and avocado pretty much every single day. There are probably a million different avo/toast combos I could throw together, but today I practiced my very best self-restraint and kept my shit together and just made one. I was standing there in my kitchen debating making about 10 different avo/toast creations and shooting them all at once but realistically that is a bit much. I mean, I don’t want to come on too strong to you guys or anything. LOL. Ya so anyways, this is one of my fave avo/toast recipes to make.

Here’s the skinny on what is in this glorious stack:

  • Silver Hills Bakery’s “Little Big Bread” (so good, you should buy it)
  • Avocado
  • Roma tomatoes/grape tomatoes
  • Lemon juice
  • Coarse sea salt
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • Cilantro

Toast the toast. Put everything else on top. BOOM. That was easy.

Okay so why am I so into avocado? Other than the fact that is tastes delicious and is basically natures version of butter. Here are some of my favourite things about eating avocados: 

1) Healthy fats!!! These are the best. Why? They make your skin glow, increase vitamin and mineral absorption, and help boost your immune system. Another added benefit of eating healthy fats is how they keep you more satisfied and fuller for longer. Happiness!

2) High in fiber! There are about 6 – 7 grams fiber in half of a regular sized avocado. Eating avocado will significantly improve your digestion.

3) Potassium! Avocados have more potassium than bananas. Potassium is known to reduce blood pressure, build muscle, and preserving bone mineral density. Pretty important stuff if you ask me.

If you arnt already hopping in your car to go buy some avocados I am not sure what is wrong with you. Haha! Kiddingggg 🙂 But really, this is such a tasty meal you need to try it. The best thing about toast and avocado? It can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, OR dinner. Amazing, I know. 😉

 

x,

 

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4:28 | April 19, 2015

WEEKEND LOOK

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Hey guys! So I just picked up these slip on shoes the other day from Adidas, and I am never taking them off. Like…. so in love. These shoes, ripped jeans, and a comfy sweater are my weekend go-tos. I have been lazing about in this all weekend long haha! Sometimes it is so nice to just get cozy and relax. 

In other news, I have been doing lots of research lately on the best kind of supplements to take for optimal skin health. I am big on wrinkle prevention, because it is much easier to prevent a problem from happening than it is to fix a problem once it has already happened. This week I will begin to share with you more on what I do to make sure my skin is staying healthy, and how I prevent wrinkles from forming. I am pretty stoked about this subject right now so I can’t wait to share with you all! We only get one body, so we might as well treat it the best we possibly can. 🙂

Okay there is a big hockey game on soon, so I am going to go get ready to watch! The NHL playoffs are one of my favourite times of year. It is so fun to get to cheer for your city’s team. And nachos, because nachos are the best and they are usually involved when you watch a sports game. Really I am just there for the nachos. 😛

A bit of a mixed post today for you! I love to check in and keep you guys in the loop with whats going on in my world. Hope you all had a great weekend. <3

 

x,

 

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12:00 | April 16, 2015

COCONUT OVERNIGHT OATS

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Today I wanted to show you what most mornings look like for me…. starting with my overnight oats! This is the easiest breakfast to make, mostly because it doesn’t actually involve you making anything in the morning. Winning. 

I have been totally in love with making overnight oats for a while now, mostly because they taste freaking amazing and are super simple to make. This particular recipe is one of my favourites, so it makes an appearance quite often. My Coconut Overnight Oats are a great way to kick-start your day with a clean and healthy breakfast.

What’s in it:

  • 1/2 cup whole rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • Shaved coconut (unsweetened)
  • Cinnamon
  • Fresh berries

Okay so before you go to bed, mix together equal parts of your whole rolled oats and your coconut milk in a mason jar (or just any jar with a lid.) You can add more or less coconut milk depending on how thick you like your oatmeal to be! For me, half and half is perfect. Mix in a few teaspoons of dried unsweetened coconut shavings. Add a pinch of cinnamon, and shut the lid on the jar! Shake up the mixture and put it in the fridge overnight.

While you sleep the oatmeal will soak up all the coconut and cinnamon flavour. What you will be left with is a delectable, creamy, rich oatmeal breakfast. I love to eat this cold in the morning, as a nice little wake-up call. And obviously use as many fresh berries as you want for a topping, and add even more shredded coconut on top of the berries! SO GOOD. I want breakfast again now…

Sometimes (okay this is really embarrassing but I am going to tell you anyways lol) I am literally thinking when I go to sleep how damn excited I am for it to be morning so I can eat my breakfast. Yes, that is a thing that happens in my life. Haha! Anyone else do that? Or is it just me… 😛

Anyways, you guys have got to try making this if you have not already! It is fool proof and delicious. What more can a girl ask for?!

Like this skinny breakfast? Check out more Skinny Belle breakfasts by clicking here, here, and here

 

x,

 

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1:00 | April 14, 2015

SHEER LOOK

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Absolutely loving sheer things lately! There is something so sexy about them. Just can’t get enough! Wearing something sheer will also be great when summer comes, and it is boiling hot out. I mean, I am talking strict functionality here people. 😛 Lol the lies I tell myself.

Anyways, I wanted to fill you guys in on something. I have been getting lots of requests lately for new workouts! Sooooo you asked, and you are going to get it! I will be shooting some new at-home workout routines for you soon. I love sharing my workouts because then we can workout together! It is always better when you have a bit of a support group going, no?! 🙂 While you wait, you can stay fit with these two Skinny Belle workouts: here, and here. So stay tuned! Good stuff is on its way.

Love you guys <3

 

x,

 

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1:00 | April 13, 2015

VANILLA SUGAR SCRUB

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Happy Monday everyone! I want to share today another one of my favourite full-body and facial scrubs. You can make this super easy with just 3 ingredients you have at home! My Vanilla Sugar Scrub is ridiculously hydrating, and makes your skin feel extra smooth. If you need to give your skin a little bit of a “booster” this is the perfect thing for you!

What’s in it?

  • Extra virgin coconut oil
  • Pure vanilla extract
  • Golden sugar

Just combine about equal parts of your coconut oil and golden sugar in a bowl. Mix it up until it is smooth. I love to add a little bit of pure vanilla extract too, because it makes the scrub smell so delicious. You will want to eat it. Not going to lie (this is a judgement-free zone lol) I defs tried it and it tastes freaking awesome. So maybe don’t eat it, because its kind of hard to stop. (Sweet jesus I cannot believe I just admitted I ate my body scrub on the internet.)

Okay so what’s the skinny on coconut oil? Why do I always use it in my homemade beauty recipes?

Coconut oil sinks in deep to soften, moisturize, and condition your skin. Coconut oil is made up of saturated fats, which primarily smooth and retain the moisture content of your skin. Coconut oil also has vitamin E in it. (Yay!!!) Vitamin E is essential for skin growth, repair of wear and tear on skin, and prevents it from cracking. This is great if you have spent too much time in the sun or in harsh weather conditions. The most exciting thing that vitamin E does (in my opinion) is the prevention of wrinkles! The vitamin E contained in coconut oil is known to protect skin cells from damage over time.

Coconut oil used as a scrub is great because it removes any excess dead skin (ew, I know, but that is what exfoliating does lol) and cleans out whatever has blocked your pores. It is a 100% natural product with no added chemicals or nasty byproducts that are usually added to our over-the-counter beauty products. Coconut oil clears out the pores and has some naturally antibacterial properties too! 

….. There you have it! Those are the main benefits that I wanted to highlight for you regarding the external use of coconut oil. I love the fact that it is a completely natural product, because there is something just wrong about the weird jelly-creamy-perfumey face products we buy in stores. Whenever you can, it is best to keep your beauty remedies as natural as possible! 

Liking the sound of coconut oil? Try out my Coconut Oil Hair Mask and my Coffee Scrub

Definitely give this scrub a try if you are feeling like your skin needs a bit of a boost or some rejuvenation. It is a full-body and facial scrub, so make lots and use it everywhere! You will feel so great after, silky smooth skin and all. 🙂 

 

x,

 

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