Organic Matcha Green Tea Yogurt & Honey Mask

….say that 5 times fast!

I’ve always had very sensitive skin, so much so that it’s annoying. When I come across a new trick, I’ll try anything once for baby soft, clear skin. It’s important when making this mask to use organic ingredients, so that you aren’t using anything with potentially harmful additives. 

Benefits:

Yogurt contains lactic acid, which helps brighten skin or repair sun damage, fade dark marks, tighten and promote youthful skin. 

Honey is a natural antimicrobial, which can kill bacteria and help treat acne prone skin. 

Green Tea is an antioxidant. It may help reduce puffiness under eyes, treat acne, draw out impurities and reduce the size & appearance of pores. 

These are just some of the benefits of using this mask. You will find that after rinsing, your skin is baby soft and smooth!


 

Ingredients:

  • 1-2 tablespoons Organic plain, unsweetened Greek Yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Organic (raw)Honey

Blend all ingredients in a small dish until a smooth mixture results. 

Apply in an even layer on clean skin and let sit for 15 minutes. Rinse clean with warm water and pat dry.

If there is extra left, you can store it in the refrigerator for up to a week or two (depending on yogurt’s expiration date). You’ll see I put mine in a small, sealed container for safe keeping.  


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The BEST Clean Cheat EVER!

20130716-215855.jpgQuest Peanut Butter Cup STUFFED Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Quest Bar Cookie

Say that five times fast!! Better yet, save your breath and get ready to inhale these bad mamma-jammas.

So simple and unbelievably satisfying, without the guilt!!

•Step 1: Cut Cookie Dough quest bar into 1/4s. Microwave for 10 seconds.
•Step 2: Shape all 4 pieces into circular form and press VERY flat in between parchment paper, while still warm!
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•Step 3: Place 1 Peanut butter cup on top of flattened circle and top with another circle; working quickly while still warm.
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•Step 4: Seal edges together making sure no PB Cup is exposed.
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Step 5: Bake in oven at 350 degrees F for 10 mins, on parchment lined baking sheet, flipping after 5 minutes.
* I baked mine in my toaster oven, which cooks faster because it’s smaller. After my first batch of Quest Cookies, I learned 300 is a better temp for the toaster oven, as it browns very quickly!

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Eat and enjoy!!

The Three W’s of Supplements

Ever wonder What supplements you should take, why you should take them and when?

Some people give supplements a bad rap. I say “nay!” to that! On the contrary, they are essential in helping you achieve the best results when paired with proper diet and a solid training plan. Wouldn’t you want to maximize your all that hard work you put in?!

Through research, tests and trials I’ve come up with what I believe to be my fundamental supplement stack. There are others I take that I have not listed but again, if nothing else, these ones are crucial to me.

Always remember when taking supplements or beginning a new regiment to do your research, ask your doctor and make sure it doesn’t conflict with any medications you may already be taking or allergies you have.

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