Tag Archives: Healthy eating

What I’ve been up to – Instagram & Pinterest

Hey Maicurlies,

If you didn’t know I have become a Instagram (IG) FREAK! Seriously, it is an addiction. Before I was a Pinterest addict and now IG has become my fascination. My Instagram profile is not limited only to all things hair, I do put up posts about skin care and health (but yes hair is a big part of it.) I also have snippets of my YouTube videos on there too. What I love the most about IG is that there is so much inspiration and you get constant updates! Natural beautiful crowns and everything in between all the time! 

Anyways, the purpose of this post is to share some of the things I have been doing with my hair, skin and health. These images are all on my IG page so if you aren’t following me yet, please do! While you are at it, you might as well follow me on Pinterest too (yes I am being cheeky :D) 

So, as a way to perhaps encourage you to follow me on IG I put together a collage of some of the recent photos I have up on there (putting on every single one would too self promoting and self obsessed lol).

Hope to see you on my IG & Pinterest pages! If you have IG or Pinterest please let me know, I love supporting others! 

Thanks

Maicurls

Maicurls

30 Day Green Smoothie Challenge Week 4 Update Final Week

Hey Maicurlies,

week 4

                               Smoothies Week 4

And now, the end is near, and so I face the final curtain. My friends, I’ll say it clear; I’ll state my case of which I’m certain…I LOVE SMOOTHIIIIESS! OK sorry, got carried away but it is true! 🙂

I finished the Green Smoothie Challenge and must say I couldn’t be happier that I participated. P.S. For those of you who might might have skipped my previous updates please check the links below:

The final week ended with a bang! I incorporated a few new fruits and got my hands on new greens (I was hunting for Kale, I will eventually get my hands on it but found something else to keep me going). In my last post I mentioned that I kept forgetting to add flaxseed so I made a point of always adding them this time. I even ended up with a “green” smoothie that wasn’t green (it was purple see below)! It was delicious and did include 2 cups of spinach so it counts, at least in my book recipe below on day 7.

purple smoothie

Smoothies week 4

                                                                                     Smoothies week 4

I loved this challenge so much that I plan on continuing with them. My aim is to keep having a smoothie a day but might have to do one every other day, we shall see. If you haven’t tried making smoothies and are worried that it is too time consuming or expensive I have provided a few tips that might help.

  • Buy a mix of fresh and store bough frozen fruits (especially those that are off season) – this way you have access to different types of fruits all year round.
  • Slice fruits and freeze them –  place slices on a tray covered with aluminum in the freezer and then store the frozen fruits in resealable sandwich bags. It becomes so much easier to make the smoothies and measure out quantities.
  • Prepare bags of the fruits you plan to use – you can prepackage the bags with an assortment of fresh (frozen) fruits so that all you need to do is add liquids and any fresh ingredients you need when you are ready to make and drink the smoothie.

I can only say I saw positive results: happy skin, feeling good about myself and perhaps even a little more energy in the morning (this only happened a few weeks into the challenge for me.) So like I said this is to be continued 🙂

Would love to hear if you drink smoothies on a regular basis and if so what kind?

Thanks

Maicurls

Maicurls

30 Day Green Smoothie Challenge Week 3 Update (15 – 21st October)

Hey Mailoves!

Week 3 of the smoothie challenge went by smoothly (see what I did there… sorry) 😀

Smoothies Week 3

                               Smoothies Week 3

But seriously I enjoyed the last week. I added a few new items to my mixes but still need to get my hand on another type of “green”. I REALLY am starting to feel like Popeye!

Below are the smoothies I did in week 3:

Smoothies week 3

                                                                              Smoothies week 3

NOTE: I missed one day for the first time since starting the challenge (day 6) and actually felt guilty but it is alright. Things come up from time to time C’est la Vie right?

For the day that I skipped I’ve provided a Green Smoothie Recipe I found through the official challenge page

I keep forgetting to add Flaxseeds to my smoothies so for week 4 I plan on making sure that EVERY smoothie has Flaxseeds added. (You can replace it with another seed if you want e.g. Chia seeds).

One week left Maicurlies let’s go strong!

Maicurls

Maicurls

30 Day Green Smoothie Challenge

Hey Maicurlies,

After committing to the Protective Style and Castor Oil Challenge a couple of us in the Napturally Curly Forum decided that we are going to do a few other challenges too (this and one more to come!) “Are you crazy” I hear you asking… well NO! Just really motivated…maybe a little over motivated but I am so in the groove at the moment!

A beautiful naturalista on the forum pointed out that there is an online 30 day “Simple Green Smoothie Challenge” and of course a few of us wanted to join in. I do not want to step on anyones toes (copyright infringement) so in case you are interested to find out more please click on the link above to go to the challenge site.

Everything is FREE!!! Signing up? FREE! The recipe and shopping lists? FREE!!!

In case terms “green smoothies” makes you want to gag don’t worry it is NOT ONLY vegetables, plus you can always modify the recipes to your preference. Once you sign up, you will get an email to confirm you are going to join and then once a week thereafter you will get an email with the weekly smoothie recipes and shopping lists. Apart from the products you will also need a blender and something to store your smoothies (mason jars always look awesome)!

The challenge starts on the 1st of October so you still have time to sign up. I already got my recipe email and will start stocking up on some greens and fruit!

If you are doing a smoothie challenge please let me know. If you plan on joining this challenge please let me know, we can help motivate one another!

Thanks

Maicurls

Maicurls

 

Eating Healthy On A Budget

Hi Maicurlies,

So I feel like I have neglected the “health” side of my blog a little simply because I have been doing a set workout program and schedule. 

I do have a few tips that I have come across and will be writing about them shortly but to get us started I came across a really nice article on Natura Magazine that I think might be helpful for some.

It is about incorporating healthy eating while working with a budget.

photo credit: StockMonkeys.com via photopin cc

photo credit: StockMonkeys.com via photopin cc

How to Eat Healthy on a budget“. I think we all can do with a little saving for raining days right and seeing as a lot of the times if we eat out getting sometime quick usually involves fast food which is easy to access, cheap but not really health conscious. There are other alternatives and the short and sweet article highlights a few tips that can easily be incorporated into our lives while still ensuring that we are not spending tooo much! 

I hope you find it helpful!

Thanks

Maicurls

Maicurls