POWER BREAKFAST BOWL {+body scrubs DIY}

Weekend mornings mean breakfast. Without a decent breakfast (and coffee) I am an absolute zombie until about 1:00 pm. My favorite breakfasts (besides eggs benedict, which is a SPECIAL OCCASION THING, or at least, I tell myself that) consist of yogurt, seeds, berries, smoothies, and peanut butter (thrown in no matter what so I can get by until lunch).

Here’s one of my FAVORITE breakfasts, it’ll go perfect with any of your favorite fruits, nuts and seeds because of the wonderful base: acai.

acai bowlI know I go on and on about this stuff, but it’s like super easy to prepare and even easier to eat. Here’s what you’ll need to make this Power Breakfast Bowl.

Ingredients:

  • 1 packet Acai (found at most natural grocery stores, they usually come in a box with multiple packets)
  • 1 c almond milk (you can also sub coconut milk, juice, etc.)
  • 1/2 to 3/4 c your favorite seeds, nuts and/or granola
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 c frozen berries
  • 1/2 c berries to top your bowl with

Directions:

Run warm water over the Acai packet to melt the contents slightly, add to blender along with your almond milk, frozen berries, and peanut butter. Blend until smooth. Pour into a bowl and top with your favorites!

scrubs

 

Going along with all the body-helping that your acai bowl will be doing for you, why not satisfy your skin too? These are great scrubs to help you get down to exfoliating and maintaining that smooth skin that we all obsess over.

DIY Lip Scrub

You’ll Need:

  • 1 tbsp Petroleum Jelly (Vaseline)
  • 1 tbsp Granulated White Sugar
  • ¼ tsp Water

Mix Ingredients together. To use, apply directly on lips when needed and rub in to exfoliate dry lips. Once exfoliated, rinse lips with warm water to wash excess off.

DIY Body Scrub

You’ll Need:

  • 1 cup Sunflower Oil (You can substitute with vegetable oil, but I prefer sunflower best)
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup white granulated sugar
  • A few drops of your favorite essential oil or extract, I used lavender essential oil by NOW

Combine ingredients and store in a sealed jar–I keep my scrubs in mason jars–keeps for longer. To use, rub a small amount into skin to exfoliate and rinse with warm water to get rid of the excess.

TREAT YO SELF!

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Detox baths, anyone?

I seriously love anything that “makes you get rid of toxins”. Sweating, hydrating, dieting, etc. I’m not a doctor, but I can swear up and down that anytime I do any sort of detox I feel so much better. So, if it works for you, great, if not, you’ll find what makes you feel good– and I hope I help you find that “feel good” for you.

So, here is how I do my detox baths:

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What you’ll need-

Plenty of Epsom Salts- at least 2 cups

A box of baking soda (the small size)

Your choice of an essential oil (I use lavender)

You’re going to soak in this bath for 15-30 minutes, but keep super hydrated, because you are about to sweat so much. Bring a big thing of ice water in with you and drink it while soaking. The sweating is, I guess, the part that you’re detoxing with. Trust me, it’s going to be the hottest bath you’ve ever taken, but it’s so worth it for this “reborn” feeling you get when you get out.

XOXO,

Sarah