I just finished a total deep clean of the house and its only 9:00! When I woke up this morning it was a MESS. Poker chips everywhere, dice, cards, cups, napkins…..you could have thought we had a big party but nope, it was just Ryan and I! I did a deep clean of the kitchen and living room and swept, mopped, vacuumed and sanitized it all. Ahhhhh much better. 🙂
Anyways, on to the day! I have A LOT of exciting stuff in this post so get ready! Also, get ready for ELR Wine 101 Day 2 with Red Wines for Newbies still to come!
First up was breakfast. I tried my new MojaMix cereal that I had customized myself!
When given the opportunity to customize a batch for the blog, I immediately picked all of my favorites. I started with their “Grains a Plenty” base (wheat flakes, oat flakes, rye flakes, barley flakes and puffed rice) and then added apricots, cranberries, pears, peaches, whole walnuts, pumpkin seeds and raw cacao nibs for a bit of chocolate! 😉
Nutritional stats were awesome! 11 grams of protein per serving!
I had 1/2 cup of my mix with a vanilla oikos
. It was delicious!
YUM! This reminded me so much of the breakfast I ate every single morning in France—muesli and yogurt! I loved the muesli-feel of this mix and the fact that it was just bursting with all my favorite dried fruit. MojaMix
, two thumbs up from ELR!
I rubbed the heavenly scented body oil into my legs and arms after my bath last night and STILL this morning, my skin is softer than it has ever been. I have very dry skin, almost to the point of being itchy, so this is amazing to me. Plus, it smelled phenomenal. Ingredients in the body glow include organic avocado oil, vitamin A oil, vitamin E oil, Egyptian jasmine essential oil, ylang ylang essential oil and frankincense essential oil. It.smelled.amazing. Avocado oil really is a miracle!
The Intensive Eye Repair also was very nice. This was this first time I’ve ever used an eye cream but now that I’m (gulp) in my mid-twenties I am beginning to see the importance of it. I don’t want no wrinkles! I’ve always dealt with under-eye circles, and when applied at night this cream diminishes them almost completely. Hello, travel! This is perfect! I’ve never been a huge make-up girl but under eye concealer has always been the one product I can’t live without. If I didn’t have to use it anymore it would be a miracle!
This cream was very, very thick from the rich avocado butter and felt great massaged into the areas around my eyes.
Okay, on to exciting news number three!
Last week I received this awesome cookbook in the mail:
I basically read the whole thing cover to cover and I just love it. The pages are super glossy, the photos are great and the recipes are mouth-watering. Plus, there are sample meal-plans and nutritional info for every single recipe in the book!
I haven’t made anything yet because I’m still in the stage of flagging all the recipes I want to make (there are many) but I was generously given ANOTHER cookbook to give away to one very lucky ELR reader! How about it?!
So, to enter the giveaway all you have to do is leave a comment on this post describing your favorite healthy adaptation of a typically unhealthy recipe
(Gena’s banana soft serve
instead of ice cream, for example. Which I still need to try!!! Perhaps today?!). You don’t have to type the recipe out, just tell me what it is….it could be anything! One of my favorites is my mom’s version of pulled chicken which is much lower in fat than typical pulled pork from a bbq joint.
You have until 10 pm tonight to enter and I will pick a random winner at that time! Ready, set, GO!!!!