What I Learned From My Smoothie Cleanse

Green smoothie challenge

I’ve just wrapped up my 10-day smoothie cleanse and wow, can’t believe how fast the whole thing flew by! If you’ve been following along on Instagram and Facebook, I hope you enjoyed the daily smoothie pics and recipes. I truly had a blast making and eating these!! :) I thought I’d pop in fresh off my cleanse to run through some of my experiences, thoughts & musings over these past 10 days.

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10-Days of Smoothies (+ 10 days of recipes!)

dandelion berry

Lately I’ve been feeling the need to cleanse.

I’ve noticed the tell-tale signs coming on… craving more sleep and feeling fatigued by the end of the day, lower energy than usual, and the urge to fill up on loads of colour and leafy green goodness. So I’ve decided to give my body a break and cut out some energy-suckers in my diet for a while.

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Gorgeous skin recipe ~ My top 5 beautiful skin clearing tips

It still feels strange to me when I get compliments on my skin.

You see, up until a few years ago, I used to have the worst skin – DRY all the time, even in the summer months. I would slather myself with lotion multiple times a day and not just any kind would cut it – I needed a buttery thick, heavy-duty kind. Applying large amounts of this lotion after showering was a must or else the dryness that followed would feel almost unbearable. Little did I know that all this pricey lotion wasn’t doing anything to address the root cause of my dry skin.

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A birthday, my 2014 year in review + thoughts on living with intention

love!

Having a birthday that falls close after the new year is something that I get really excited about.

I’m not sure whether it’s because I’m so forward-moving or perhaps because January has that “fresh start” feeling in the air, but my birthday always brings to mind the excitement and anticipation of a new start. This is the time when I get inspired to reflect and review the past year, celebrate how things went, what I want to do differently this time, how I want to spend my next year being a new, older (hopefully wiser!) self.

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