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Happy Blogger Link Love Friday Everyone!

I hope you’ve all had a wonderful week and look forward to an even better weekend.

My weekend will be filled with more Spring cleaning, especially my bathroom and we’re actually having a yard sale as well so that should be fun.

It’s that time again – Blogger Link Love Friday! – so here we go 😉

Caudalie Divine Legs – British Beauty Blogger

If you don’t follow the amazing British Beauty Blogger, go there RIGHT NOW and follow her! She is a maven and a veteran in the beauty industry who offers loads of priceless advice on navigating the beauty world as a blogger, consumer, etc. Plus, if you just want to know what’s new in beauty – she’s always the first to know!

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Pretty Little Purchases – Milk Bubble Tea

The lovely Milk Bubble Tea blog is one of those blogs that is just so pretty to look at! I can spend hours browsing the posts because everything is so shiny and lovely. This post she did recently on some adorable purchases she’s made is no different and look at that dressing table! I highly recommend her if you’re a fan of pretty things like me 🙂

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31 Day Nail Challenge – Megan Box Nails

I found this amazing nail blog, Megan Box Nails, awhile ago when Megan and I traded buttons and I’m so glad because she inspires me when I’m feeling especially nail inferior. Her designs are really fun, creative and well, amazing. She knows what she’s doing with lacquer ladies! If you’re a nail design fan, definitely check her out.

Cucumber Sparkling Water – Undressed Skeleton

You may already know about the incredible Undressed Skeleton tumblr blog, but if not, definitely check it out! Especially helpful if you’re into healthy eating, her blog is filled with healthy, low calorie, and simple recipes for those seeking a healthy lifestyle with food. She’s super creative in her ideas and I love looking through her recipe index for inspiration and ideas for meals and snacks.

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PB&J Smoothie – Keep Your Diet Real

I love smoothies and this one from Keep Your Diet Real looks amazing! Growing up, I was pretty obsessed with PB & J (Peanut butter & jelly sandwiches, if you’re not in the know 😉 ), so much so that my mom claims I ate them every day for lunch for a few years, but that’s all hearsay. Anyway, this recipe looks fun and a bit different from many conventional smoothie recipes so I thought it’d be a fun one to try out. This blog has tons of great healthy food recipes for those who are keeping their diet ‘real’.

Shea Moisture NEW Olive & Green Tea Body Butter

Shea Moisture NEW Olive & Green Tea Body Butter – Organic Beauty Talk

The lovely Organic Beauty Talk blog is all about discussing non-toxic beauty and proving that you can be green and clean in beauty as well as stylish. She posts reviews on loads of natural beauty products which are always thorough and helpful when looking for new things to try. Definitely check her out if you’re into a natural beauty routine that’s not just for hippies, as the blogger and founder of OBT says 😛

And lastly, some awesome giveaways are going on this week on various blogs.

Check out the 3 below & definitely sign up to win some fantastic prizes!

Swirls & Scribbles X The Fashion Closet Giveaway

Swirls & Scribbles X The Fashion Closet Giveaway

Lou Loves Beauty Makeup Palette Giveaway

Lou Loves Beauty Makeup Palette Giveaway

Lauraxamy’s Spring Giveaway

Lauraxamy’s Spring Giveaway

So that’s all for this week’s edition of Blogger Link Love Friday.

Be sure to check out all the awesome blogs and sign up for the lovely giveaways for a chance to win some really great prizes.

What Are You Plans For the Weekend?

I’d Love to Know in the Comments!

Have A Lovely Weekend!

♥ Tianna

Antioxidant Skin Healthy Smoothie

Another healthy smoothie recipe!

I love fruit smoothies, especially now, when I’m fighting off the tail end of a cough/cold variety.

They have great benefits including antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fiber, probiotics (if you add yogurt!) and plus, they taste delicious!

This one is pretty simple, but packs in a lot of beneficial ingredients for the skin as well as the body health.

Ingredients: 

  • Blueberries (1-2 handfuls)
  • Strawberries (1-2 handfuls)
  • 2 Bananas
  • 2 Tbs. Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 2 Tbs. Goji Berries soaked in 2 tbs. hot water to soften
  • Splash of Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 1/4-1/2 Ice or Water (Ice is more of a frozen smoothie treat while water is more of the Naked Juice type smoothie)

Directions:

All I did was cut up the strawberries and bananas before blending, put everything in the blender, blended until thoroughly mixed and enjoy! That’s it!

Health & Beauty Benefits:

  • Goji Berries – High in minerals, vitamins, carotenoids (beta-carotene), and fatty acids, goji berries can be especially noted for their high content of vitamin C, vitamin B2 (Riboflavin),  Iron, and Selenium. These are best bought organically as conventional types have high instances of pesticide and insecticide residue.
  • Strawberries – An excellent source of vitamin C and flavonoids, strawberries are a great source of vitamins and minerals. Plus, they taste delicious and their vitamin C content helps with dullness in the complexion and acne! Best bought organically due to pesticide residues.
  • Blueberries – A great source of phytochemicals and antioxidants, blueberries are known to reduce the risk of certain cancers and inflammation (which causes many diseases in the first place!). They also contain high levels of resveratrol which is well known in the skin care world for its anti aging benefits.
  • Bananas – A great source of vitamin B6 and soluble fiber, bananas help balance insulin levels (blood sugar) and keep you feeling full. They also have a decent amount of vitamin C, manganese and potassium which are all great for a healthy body and high immunity as well as healthy, clear skin.
  • Plain Greek Yogurt (Fage 2%) – Low in fat and sugar, but high in protein (2X that of regular yogurt), Greek yogurt is great for helping you stay fuller longer because of this high protein content. Aside from that, it also is a good source of calcium and live active cultures which promote healthy gut bacteria for digesting foods in the body.
  • Almond Milk – A great alternative to cow’s milk, almond milk can be bought in store or made easily by soaking almonds in water for 24 hours and then blending them to create a milky consistency. They are a great source of protein, fatty acids, and vitamin E as well as rich in B vitamins, fiber, and phytosterols. They may be helpful in lowering bad cholesterol and risk of certain cancers as well as improving the complexion and may also have an effect on lowering the risk of heart disease. Those will nut allergies should not use almond milk! Please use another variety such as soy, rice or cow’s milk!

This smoothie is great for a lot of reasons, but the main reasons I love it are that it includes  a healthy dose of antioxidants (especially the high content vitamin C from goji berries!) and also includes fiber from the bananas as well as probiotics from the yogurt. The bananas help to cancel out the strange odd flavor of the goji berries which, unfortunately, I don’t much like. This actually tastes a lot like a strawberry banana smoothie with a little something more in the flavor department! It is great for skin, but also great for health and diet. The high amount of vitamins, especially vitamin C, are very beneficial for immunity (fighting off diseases and illnesses), combating skin breakouts as well as skin aging and dullness (glowing complexion anyone?) and for overall health and vitality.

It makes for a great dessert or breakfast or any time snack!

Do you guys enjoy these healthy recipe posts or is there something you would prefer?

Please give me your feedback in the comments below!

Stay Beautiful

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Water Secret Recipe: Cellular Water Secret Smoothie Recipe

If you follow my blog, you know I’ve been reading The Water Secret by Dr. Howard Murad.

In this book, Dr. Murad explains how our cells lose hydration over time through poor diet, environmental influences and lack of nutrient absorption. He informs us that we can regain the great cell hydration of youth by hydrating our bodies through consuming healthful vegetables, fruits, nuts, and whole grains. In his book, he gives guidelines for how to look 10 years younger than your age, prevent disease and illness and look and feel your best.

Here is a great smoothie recipe for optimal cell hydration.

I hope you’re all having a lovely weekend!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Cup Pomegranate Juice
  • 1/2 Cup Soy Milk (although I use almond milk!)
  • 1/2 Cup Blueberries
  • 1 Tablespoon Lecithin Granules
  • 1 Tablespoon Ground Flaxseed
  • 2 Tablespoons Dried Goji Berries
  • Crushed Ice
  • Honey – to taste (Optional

Directions: Blend all ingredients & Enjoy!

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