My Best Beauty Secrets, Plus 1 More

Happy Tuesday!  I hope your week is off to a wonderful start.  

After a recent conversation with girlfriends discussing our best beauty secrets, I, as each of them know, swear by a healthy diet.  Mine mostly consists of veggies, little fish, a green smoothie (I’ve said it before, it gives me tons of energy), plus at least 60oz of water each day.  Honestly, I don’t feel well when I eat unhealthy.  It’s not to say that I don’t enjoy eating out with my family at one of our favourite restaurants and we all know that I like a cocktail on the weekend.  I’m not willing to give those up nor do I feel that I need to.  Being miserable is not what being healthy is about and that would make me miserable.  I also travel with my Vitamix (yes, I miss it that much).  I’ve also rediscovered how much I love riding my bike.  I haven’t brought it out of the garage for awhile and now I want to ride every day, different trails and greenways throughout the city.  I can’t believe how much energy I have and wonder why I took me so long to get back in to a routine.

I stumbled upon this article about Elle Macpherson and she reveals her beauty “tips and tricks.”  Tips yes, tricks no.  I don’t believe there is anything tricky about it.  Can you believe she is 50 years old?  Amazing.

Awhile ago, perusing Pinterest I found recipes I wanted to make from the blog, Oh, She Glows.  They looked incredible and tasted as delicious.  Since then, I have found so many more.  I seriously can’t get enough nor I have I found any to be less that wonderful.  

Below are my top five recipes:

Many people I know have switched to a gluten-free diet and I try to find great recipes to make when they visit, and to share with them and you.  Although I am not on a gluten-free diet, I don’t eat meat and it can be difficult to find entrée’s the pickiest carnivore’s will approve.

This is a definitely a treat.  I love surprising my kids with special breakfasts like this one and you can easily swap the fruit.  I love raspberries, cherries, and blueberries. 

Easy Vegan and Gluten Free Pancakes (Strawberry Shortcake w/ Whipped Cream) // Oh She Glows

I can’t keep my hands out of the cookie jar… and finding myself happily riding a few extra miles to earn these.

Irresistible Chewy Trail Mix Cookies (Vegan + Gluten-Free) Recipe by Oh She Glows | Maypurr

This reminds me of a salad I get from Whole Foods.  It’s perfect for lunch or after a long bike ride or barre class.

My kids love this and so do I.  After all, who does’t love chocolate?
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ‘Blizzard’
Another recipe that reminds me of one I pick up at Whole Foods.  This is really good by itself or topped on crackers and hummus.  Hummus is one of my favourite afternoon or late night snacks.
Detox Tabbouleh by Oh She Glows Can't wait to try this ~ it's better than it sounds...especially mixed with hummus on delish crackers as per creator...
A wonderful list of the benefits of fruits and vegetables

For beautiful skin natural remedies

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  • Reply Natalia | Fashioned by Love July 22, 2014 at 8:34 am

    I also cannot believe that Elle is 50. 🙂 I know she did things to her face here and there, but her body is just stunning (and I do want to believe it's due to the diet and exercise only because I want to look like this, too 🙂 )
    I don't really have any tricks… I am a nutritionist, so naturally I just practise what I preach. 🙂 And I simply love fresh and natural food and all the gorgeous flavours. x

  • Reply VM Creation Atelier July 22, 2014 at 8:52 am

    Hello dearest B.!:)))
    Such a very cute post is it!!!
    Thank's a LOT for all these natural recipes….
    Truly,I love healthy and mostly natural food:)
    Great post,THANKYOU:)))
    Wish you lovely new healthy week,


  • Reply Champagne Macarons July 22, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Hi Natalie, I also want to believe it's due to diet and exercise. I, too, love fresh and natural food, and the flavours. Over the weekend, my husband told me I should have been a nutritionist =) I'm always talking about nutrition and healthy recipes. Have a great week!

  • Reply Champagne Macarons July 22, 2014 at 9:02 am

    Hi Violetta, so do I. Give me your thoughts if you make any of them. Have a great week!

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