Zen Fixes


3-Day Cleanse – Lose Weight Fast!

Cleanse“I regret eating healthy today,” said no one in the history of ever. 

Coming off a four day weekend fueled by way too many margaritas and all-American BBQ’d everything, there’s no better time to consider detoxing your body and shedding a few unwanted lbs. with a “cleanse.”  After all, it’s summertime and bikini season is here whether we like it or not!

While some extremists may opt for the “Master Cleanse” (which I recommend only if you’re lucky enough to have absolutely no kids around you and the opportunity to sleep all day… so, NEVER), I suggest trying a more sensible and realistic approach to cleansing such as the 3-Day or 5-Day Cleanse from The Juice Club. Read more »

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4th of July Cocktail

 

Make no doubt about it mamas! Summer is here!
This means sun, fun and cocktails… and you’re drinking not because the kids are home (we kid!) but to keep cool of course!
So give this low calorie, delicious & refreshing Strawberry Citrus Cocktail a try this 4th of July!

Strawberry Citrus Vodka

3 Strawberries
A few sprigs of mint
1 Tablespoon light agave
1 shot Grey Goose Citron
Lemon Juice

Muddle the strawberries & mint together in a shaker with ice and shake shake shake! Add remaining ingredients and shake a bit more. Pour over ice, garnish with a strawberry & enjoy!

Happy 4th of July to all!

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Summer Detox Fix


It’s July, temperatures everywhere are hitting record highs, and everyone is running to the beaches, to the pool, to WATER!!  And where there’s water, there’s bathing suits… and where there’s bathing suits, there’s STRESS. 

Well, we’re here to tell you that there are two very easy ways to ease your ‘bathing suit stress’ AND get you feeling happy and healthy.

mgz-juice-videoSummer Detox Energizing & Cleansing Juice Recipe

 

 

Suffering from “the Curse”? Change the Cycle!

Go with FlowEvery woman has suffered, at one time or other, from “the Curse”, that oh-so-special time of month during which you have permission to whine and complain, and if you’re lucky, maybe even lie down for a bit.  However, if you suffer from menorrhagia a.k.a. heavy period (and you’d know it!), there’s help for you!!

We found out about Change the Cycle at the BlogHer convention in New York last summer where we saw a group of women swarming the booth.  Was this the booth that was giving away the free vibrators? No they weren’t, that was a different booth.  But of course, we had to check it out.

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Kiwi Capiroska Cocktail

It’s Friday and the weekends here!! You know how we do… time for a cocktail!  This one is clean, refreshing and will take the edge off!  So kick up your heels, let loose and enjoy! xo

Kiwi CapiroskaKiwi Capiroska

2 cups kiwi, peeled and diced
12 mint leaves, divided
2 tablespoons sugar, divided
3 limes, juiced
2 cups GreyGoose Vodka
2 cups tonic water (or coconut flavored sparkling water)

ice cubes
garnish:1 kiwi, peeled and thinly sliced
Directions:
1. Line six glasses up and fill each with 1/3 cup of diced kiwis, 2 mint leaves, 1 teaspoon sugar, and ½ lime juiced.
2. Muddle together the contents of each glass until fully combined.
3. Fill each glass with ice and top off with 1/3 cup vodka and 1/3 cup tonic water.
4. Stir, finish each with a kiwi garnish and serve.
 
recipe & photo courtesy of The Poor Girl

 

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Secret Geisha Facial at Valentina MedSpa

The Geisha Facial (a.k.a. “Bird Poop” Facial)

GeishaHave you ever wondered how Japanese Geisha’s have such blemish-free, porcelain-like complexions? Well, we have the answer, and it’s not just their makeup.  It’s BIRD POOP!  Specifically, Nightingale bird poop (see cute birdie below).  Yes, ladies, the answer to your skin problems is literally for the birds.  You read it right, BIRD POOP!! Read more »

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Strawberry Basil Margaritas

The weather is starting to warm up and with that comes my overwhelming desire to sit outside in my backyard on Saturday afternoons… watch the kids play with matches (I’m KIDDING) I mean on the swing set and sip on these delightful Strawberry Basil Margaritas while I soak in the sun! 

Strawberry Basil Margarita

Perfect for get togethers, make a pitcher in advance and enjoy! xo 

Strawberry Basil Margaritas

1 Cup of Fresh Lime Juice
1 Container of Fresh Strawberries cleaned & quartered
10 Basil Leaves Roughly Chopped
2 1/2 Cups Tequila
3/4 Cup Cointreau
2 Cups of Water
Pitcher full of ice

Combine all ingredients into the pitcher and give a good stir!

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21 Random Food Q&A

Food Q&A

Ok folks!  Every now and then my inbox gets inundated with some pretty random kitchen & food questions.  Some of these questions, you’ll find to be pretty useful, some will have you shaking your head…WHO ASKS THESE THINGS?! I love all of you for reaching out and asking me!  Hope this helps! xo Michelle xo

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A Multi-Vitamin A Day Can Keep Stress Away!

 

WARNING I AM STRESSED OUTStress.  We all suffer from it at one point or the other, if not daily.  Nervousness, irritability, the feeling that you want to strangle the living sh*t out of anyone that crosses your path… mental exhaustion.  Do you pick up what I’m putting down?

Look, stress doesn’t just affect the way you feel, there are actual physical reactions that your body goes through. Some of them include: (I’m going to sound very doctor-y right now)

  • Central Nervous System: Anxiety Depression & Fatigue
  • Cardiovascular System: High Blood Pressure/ Heart Attack Risk
  • Digestive System: Stomach Ulcers, The RUNS!
  • Respiratory System: Shortness of Breath
  • Immune System: Lowered Resistance To Infections
  • Endocrine System: Menstrual, Thyroid & Adrenal Disorders
  • Skin: Eczema & Rashes

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Superfoods You Need To Try Now!

Here are 4 Superfoods you need to always have stocked in your kitchen. Not only will they keep your body moving but they will help your brain function at it’s best!

Superfoods MGZ

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