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Guest Post: The Savvy Girl’s Guide to Juicing

This awesome Guest Post is by Deborah Smikle-Davis, the founder and voice behind the fabulous site Urban Naturale. She knows a TON about juicing and so I was thrilled when she agreed to write this guest post on the subject. For those of you new to juicing, don’t be intimidated, she goes over many of the Do’s and Don’ts for first timers. She even includes some great recipes at the end for you to try! Continue reading

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Chia Seeds: What they are and How to Eat Them

If I had known years ago, that the same seeds that grew those funky looking Chia Pets were actually HEALTHY. I would have bought one!  Chia seeds are actually very good for you and come packed with vitamins and minerals. Continue reading

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Quick Tip: Stand Up Every Hour for Better Health

A few years back a medical study revealed that sitting down all day at work, or otherwise, is literally killing us. It makes no difference if you exercise either. Hours bent over your computer are having serious effects on your spine, your legs, even your digestive system. I have an app on my iPhone called Chime, that I set to ping softly at the top of every hour. signaling me to stand up, even if I can’t leave the work area. My other trick is drinking LOTS of water. That way, I’ll usually have to get up and go to the bathroom. Below is a visual example of how sitting all day is hurting us. Continue reading

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Quick Tip: Real Vitamin Water

When I heard that Vitamin Water didn’t…well..have much of any vitamins in it and that the public had been duped, honestly, I wasn’t surprised. It’s made by Coca-Cola. (And yes, Dasani, I’m throwing a side-eye at you too ). So I was pleasantly surprised when Scarlett Rocourt of WonderCurl joined the SB Facebook Group and shared her healthy version that she says makes her feel great. (And look great too! Have you SEEN Scarlett?) So for today’s quick tip, I thought I’d share her Real Vitamin Water recipe. Continue reading

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What Clean Eating Really Means

One of my goals this year was to stick to as much of a clean eating plan as possible. I already avoid soda and processed soft drinks and I even make my own snacks and cook most of my meals. I’ve also cut out most canned food. But I was surprised to find that I ight not be eating as clean as I thought I was. Continue reading

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Quick Tip: Drink Warm Lemon Water for Better Health

There are a TON of benefits to drinking warm water and lemon first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. It aids in digestion, helps boost your immune and lymphatic systems, freshens your breath, helps clear your complexion and even aids in weight loss by tricking your tummy into thinking there’s something in there already. There’s only 3 rules: Continue reading

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Quick and Easy Drop Biscuits

One thing I don’t buy a lot of anymore is bread. It’s just too easy to make and cheap too! I know I’ve talked about making your own no knead artisan bread. As well as Homemade Bread for Dummies. But this recipe is even simpler than that and is FAST. I literally have gotten up in the morning, decided that biscuits were necessary and In 30 minutes I’ve got my warm yummy craving satisfied. Continue reading

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The Truth About Homemade Orange Cleaner

If you’ve ever been on Pinterest for longer than 5 minutes, you’ve seen the Homemade Orange Cleaner recipe. A jar of orange peels swimming in liquid which claims to be a simple and easy (not to mention cheap) household cleaner. I’ve seen it called DIY citrus Cleaner, Orange and vinegar Cleaner, Orange Peel and Vinegar Cleaner, Orange Enzyme Cleaner, Well after eating a temple orange at the beginning of the month, I thought “Why not? I’ll try it.” I learned that yes, orange peels in vinegar is a wonderful INGREDIENT to a homemade cleaning solution. BUT, it cannot be used on all surfaces. Continue reading