HEALTH HACK | CINNAMON DETOX TEA

If you’re in LA, it looks like June Gloom is coming early! 🌫 Or maybe just May Mix-up because it’s raining and cold one day and then sunny the next. Either way, rain or shine, detoxing is a good idea regardless of the weather? And how about something cozy to drink right before bed? We’ve got you covered. This is a detoxing tea with cinnamon and honey flavors that will detox you while you sleep as well as jumpstart your circulation and encourage brighter skin!

* 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder (organic, lightly processed)

* 1 cinnamon stick 

* one cup warm almond milk

* Honey (to taste)

* Vanilla extract 

Instructions:

Heat milk and cinnamon stick and when warm, add powdered cinnamon. Sweeten with honey, and enrich the taste with the vanilla extract.

Drink it while warm ☕️🌙

HEALTH HACK | Fat Burning Spicy Tea

If you live in LA we are getting some last minute cozy April showers days and while it seemed time for smoothies it’s kind of returning to soup weather! Either way we wanted to recommend a cozy drink with a wealth of health benefits! Easy, delicious and low cal, this tea will kickstart your metabolism and circulation, while also benefiting your digestion and gut and much more. 

Ingredients:

- raw ginger sliced 

- 2 cinnamon sticks

- water 

- stevia 

Heat ginger and cinnamon sticks in about 4 cups of water. Bring to boil and simmer for as long as you can - up to about an hour. Pour into a mug and add stevia to your taste. Enjoy!  

HEALTH HACK | Better Than Botox Face Mask

You are probably noticing we are all about self care 💁🏼‍♀️ We approach working out as not just a necessity but a little bit of more intense pampering for that hard working you! So while you’re lifting and tightening everything else - what about your skin? While thankfully Lagree has got your glow covered, this easy natural mask will give you lifting and tightening in a matter of minutes!

Ingredients: 

-1 egg white

– half a teaspoon of lemon juice

– half a teaspoon of coconut oil

Whisk egg white until foamy, then add lemon juice and coconut oil and whisk some more. Apply to a clean face and let sit until dry. Rinse with warm water or bonus: chamomile tea. 

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HEALTH HACK | 7 Days of Self Care 

Does it seem kind of crazy we have to have the term “self care” to take care of ourselves? Yes. Does it also seem kind of necessary? Yep. 


Not all of us have the luxury of taking days off at a time to pamper and primp ourselves until we’ve seen fit, but that doesn’t mean it should go out the window! You’re the one getting you around and being relied upon for everything you are! That’s worth taking good care of :)

Here are 7 easy things broken up by the days of the week to get some simple self care time in. 

Monday: Wake up an hour and a half earlier to get a head start on the week ahead!

Tuesday: Refresh your to do list 

Wednesday: Do a brisk walk or easy jog for 20 minutes! 

Thursday: Eat some chocolate. Good for the brain and the heart!

Friday: Have a night in with your love or best friends! Relax and unwind from the week and go to bed early!

Saturday: Take your dog out for walk. And if you don’t have one - borrow one!

Sunday: Try 10 minutes of no electronics in a comfy space - just you time. 

Let us know what you think after giving these a go! Got tips of your own for squeezing in self care time? Let us know in the comments!

HEALTH HACK | HEALTH HACKS | Java Pre workout Smoothie

Have you discovered pre workout drinks already? To sum it up they go by the term “pre-workout” but they are more aptly referred to (by us) as GAME CHANGERS. Working out is a lot of work. Sorry no lying here. It is. A pre-workout is usually a drink that can be added to water or something more substantial, usually with some caffeine, to boost your energy and ability to push through that wonderful lactic acid burn. 

While you can buy the powdered mixes and mix them with water and, no offense, be boring - we have created our own little coffee-infused pre workout you can easily make and mix with your life-giving and commanding cup of joe in the morning!

Here it is:

Ingredients 

- 1/2 cup almond milk

- 1/2 ripe banana

- 1 tablespoon almond butter

- 1 tsp vanilla 

- 1 tablespoon coffee grounds 

- 1 cup freshly brewed coffee 

- 2-3 ice cubes


Mix this all up in a blender, throw on some J Cole and WORKOUT

HEALTH HACK | Oil Pulling

Do you want:

• fresher breath

• whiter teeth

• brighter skin

• brighter eyes

• better skin

• better mood

• clear sinuses

• more energy

Etc etc?

Without sounding like clickbait - there’s one thing you could and should be doing in the morning to attain all these things! And it’s SO easy.

It’s oil pulling. If you haven’t heard of oil pulling it is a 3,000 year old hack that involves swishing a tablespoon of oil in your mouth to draw out toxins and impurities! So simple.

Simply buy a good quality coconut oil, measure a tablespoon, swish it in your mouth for 20 minutes while you check insta, watch cat videos, stretch and spit it out into the trash and enjoy the benefits!

Do you have oil in your mouth yet?

Couple of tips:

- you can use any vegetable based oil

- do not swallow - it’s all your toxins yuck

- spit into trash not down the drain! It will solidify and you will be purchasing drano

So pick a podcast and a face mask, set your alarm for an extra 20 minutes of self care before you eat or drink or brush your teeth and swish that oil!

HEALTH HACK | Spring Energy Salad

Spring is here! Or at least on its way. Slowly but surely. The good news is with the spring creeping along a bunch of great vegetables and fruits are coming into season! Because food is fuel but also has to be enjoyed because it’s delicious here is a spring salad with a little citrus and good fats to put your mind in the warm weather mentality and your body feeling fresh! 

Ingredients:

Dressing

1 orange zested

2 cloves garlic

1 tablespoon dijon mustard

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

1/4 cup orange juice

1 tablespoon white wine vinegar

1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon raw honey

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

FOR THE SALAD

2 oranges use the one you zested for the dressing

1/3 cup red onion thinly sliced

1 head Butter lettuce leaves roughly torn

1/4 cup sliced almonds toasted

3-4 basil leaves very thin strips, 

1/2 cucumber sliced thinly 


Mix all ingredients for dressing thoroughly. Chop salad ingredients and combine then pour dressing over when ready to serve! Enjoy

HEALTH HACK | Healthy Habits

With how many diet and exercise programs are available in this day and age, you can start to feel a little lost in all the things you should and shouldn’t be doing. It’s also easy to unfortunately set yourself up to fail because you’re trying to do so much at once along with everything else you have going on in life! So we’ve put together 7 tiny habits just to start with so that no matter how crazy your day was, you can say you at least did those 7 healthy things! Then you can add everything the world has to offer much more easily! Here they are

1. Wake up at the same time each day - even on the weekend. This also means going to bed at the same time.

2. Sit up straight and stretch when you wake up for 5-10 minutes.

3. Take a daily probiotic

4. Eat a raw food with every meal

5. Turn off your phone and computer when you aren’t actively using them. Keep in mind also not using them mindlessly for hours!

6. Read or listen to a book or story

7. Plan and organize - doesn’t have to be your entire life going forward for 100 years but your day to day. What are your goals, what has to be done today, what time do you have allocated for each thing?

HEALTH HACK | Eating Out

Eating out is one of the best activities...maybe in life. But when you’re trying to eat healthily your options for food tend to go down a bit. More than that you’re WAY more inclined to break your healthy diet spree when out at a restaurant with tons of cheat food and drink options, not to mention with friends ordering whatever they want all around you 🤦🏻‍♀️ Then if you forgot to meal prep - add starvation and it’s virtually impossible to keep it together especially by dinner time!

But don’t worry - we’ve got you covered for at least part of the time! Here are some healthy options at some of the most common chain restaurants so at least if you’re either starving or that’s the only option you’ve got plenty of healthy choices!

Source: theeverygirl

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