I have a confession: I’m obsessedwith green smoothies. While it’s obvious by their color that they’re good for you (I mean, really super amazing for you), the fact that it does taste good may not be so obvious. That’s where my (below) recipe comes in. But first…
The Benefits of Green Smoothies
They’re a complete food (unlike green juices) because they have fiber
The fact that they have fiber also makes them filling
They are easy to digest (which is why I drink mine in the morning)
They’re quick and easy to make as long as you have all of the ingredients
Green smoothies last 2-3 days if they’re refrigerated
They incorporate both greens and fruits
Antioxidants, vitamins and nutrients galore
They increase energy, mental clarity and focus
They make you crave healthy foods
(1) handful of spinach
(1) handful of kale
(1) tbsp. coconut oil (healthy fat)
(1) banana (you can also use green apples, berries, etc.)
TIGI After Party ($14.80) – I’m normally the girl who asks for no product to be put into my hair after a haircut… until my stylist introduced me to this. Rub a dime-sized amount of After Party into hair to tame fly-aways and silk-ify your locks instantly.
Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum ($20.15) – If you don’t want to splurge on Moroccan Oil, Paul Mitchell’s serum will definitely do the trick. While Moroccan Oil is less, well, oily, a spec of this will leave hair shiny and silky.
L’Oreal EverSleek Shampoo ($6.99) and Conditioner ($6.99) – This sulfate-free shampoo is the best shampoo I’ve tried – especially for its price. It smells delicious and makes hair so touchable, you won’t be able to keep your own hands off of it.
Spornette Prix Round Boar Bristle Brush ($24) – I received this while I worked at Allure last summer and it’s the only reason that I converted from flat ironing my hair every day to blow drying it instead. It’s the perfect size to get the perfect amount of body without going overboard.
What are your hair care essentials? Have you tried any of these products? Let us know in a comment!