Green Glow Juice.

Ever since I bought my own juicer, I have been converted. Maybe you’ve strayed away from juice from past experiences, or maybe you are turned off from the price. Or maaaaybe you love juice, but have only been purchasing them pre-bottled. Trust me, once you make your own juice it is a religious experience. Now, I know a high-quality juicer is expensive, but remember that the pre-bottled $12 ones add up! Especially if you’re getting them regularly.

Before I get on to the recipe, I want t0 touch on some of the benefits of juicing. Green juice is all the rage, and for good reason! When you drink juice, highly concentrated vitamins, minerals, and enzymes rapidly enter your bloodstream to be absorbed. Juicing will facilitate weight loss, increased energy, strengthened immunity, strong bones, and glowing skin. So go, drink up!

As for when to drink juice, the is no “wrong time”, as juicing is gold for your insides. But, to maximize the benefits, drink on an empty stomach, or at least one hour before a meal. As I said, there are no “rules”, only suggestions. :-)

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GREEN GLOW JUICE

1 apple (i like Fuji and Granny Smith)

2 celery stalks

a thumb of ginger

1 cucumber

5 stalks kale (if you’re new to juice, do 3 stalks and then taste) 

juice of 1/2 lemon

optional: i like to add mint and/or wheatgrass 

Juice the following ingredients, stir, and don’t forget to serve with ice- this makes it really yummy!

Until next time,

Claire

Your Ultimate Spring Break

Spring break is approaching, which hopefully means warm weather and soft clouds and the ocean and flowers and happiness. But as much as we would all like to fly away somewhere exotic without a second thought, you usually have to do some planning. Even if you’re not going to Australia or Hawaii, you can still have a dreamy vacation wherever you’re headed.

Packing tips:

You are most likely going to be there for less than a week. Pack light, and pack smart. You don’t need much, sense you will mostly be in your bikini ;) ultimate sb post

  • Shoes: sneakers, like chucks. flip flops. fancy-er sandals. one pair of heels for a night out.
  • Bottoms: shorts, and lots of them. harem pants. maxi skirts.
  • One-Piece: a couple light, flowy dresses in both short and maxi length. rompers and jumpsuits are also great throw-ons
  • Tops: light tees and tanks in neutral and bright colors. if you’re feeling a bit daring, go for the cropped style.
  • Bikinis: this should take up the majority of your wardrobe, a girl can never have too many bikinis. pack some coverups too.
  • Accessories: hats and sunglasses, and lots of them for that matter.
  • Makeup: none! pack a little lip balm and you’re good to go. but, if you feel you need it for dinners and such, a little BB cream and bronzer will do the job.

Favorite stores for these items: http://www.swell.com  // http://www.freepeople.com // http://www.nastygal.com // http://www.lalalandfashion.com // http://www.billabong.com

Health and Wellness tips:

  • Wherever you’re going, drink lots and lots and LOTS of water
  • Look up some local restaurants and cafes prior to your trip
  • When in doubt, there is always a near by market to stock up on some basics
  • Focus on choosing the right foods wherever you are. You don’t want to feel heavy and clogged on your vacation
  • Stay active wherever you are! If you’re near an ocean- swim, paddle board, snorkel, surf. If you’re near a mountain- hike, run, or crawl up. If you’re not near anything- go for a run, walk, or bike and explore the area you’re in. Just find some way to move your body and stay active!
  • The only beauty products you need are coconut oil, raw honey, tea tree oil, and sea salt spray! Use the honey as a face cleanser, tea tree oil as a toner, and coconut oil as a moisturizer for your face and body. The only hair product you need in sea salt spray, spray it in on damp or dry hair and don’t fuss too much!image-1

Music playlist:

  • Freedom (#1) – Bikini Daze
  • Ends of the Earth – Lord Huron
  • Be Okay – Oh Honey
  • Peaches – In The Valley Below
  • Latch – Disclosure
  • Go Outside – Cults
  • All of Me – Tanlines
  • Happy – Pharrell
  • All of Your Heart – FM Radio
  • Pompeii – Bastille
  • Pumpin Blood – NONONO

Above all, enjoy where you are and let yourself fully be in the moment. Worrying about the past and future does no good for your soul. Bring a couple good books and embrace wherever the universe takes you.

Until next time,

Claire

PS: I would love to see where your spring break leads you so mention me on Instagram @claire_ty or on Twitter @clairebearshear of your vacation or where you would like to go! xx

10 Small Steps To Happiness

1. feel everything. feel every thing you touch, feel every emotion that emerges within you, feel all situations you are in, feel the cold floor on your toes in the morning; feel every touch, every scent, every thought. don’t apologize for your feelings, there is no wrong or right way to feel.

2. go to a bookstore and get lost. there is a book about everything and anything. find a book that satisfies what your mind desires.

3. wake up earlier. wake up early enough to go anywhere in your world and watch the sunrise. watch the beauty of the earth unfold in front of your eyes. appreciate it. tumblr_n03f93Il8s1rpghrdo1_500

4. go to bed earlier. go to bed at a time to set yourself up to feel energized the next day.

5. surround yourself with sounds, work, ideas, thoughts, and people that inspire you and make you want to do better. keep those things and people close to you.

6.eat better food. stop eating processed food and eat the foods that nature intended us to eat. it with make you feel really good. 

7. get in the habit of drinking more water. it will make you feel clear and fresh, and that is a good feeling.

8. write. write about any place or situation you’ve ever desired, include every detail. write what you did and thought that day; write what you’re feeling. just write.

9. stretch. stretch up toward the sky as if you can touch the clouds. stretch down toward the earth as if it’s molding underneath your fingertips.

10. lie underneath the sun and dream about the life you would lead if failure wasn’t an option. let your mind drift to a land of endless possibilities. take steps each day to make that happen for you.

Until next time,

Claire

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