The Smoothie Lunch Diet

I got a Smoothie Blender some years ago and I used it a couple of times back then. It has been abandoned in my kitchen cabinet until some days ago. I have started using the blender every day now and it has been amazing. I have now incorporated what I call the smoothie lunch diet and it simply means I swap my lunch for a smoothie. The smoothie lunch diet has been going on for about a week now and I feel so good.

Many people have asked why I decided to start this diet, so I am just going to quickly explain why. I am not one to eat fruits and vegetables. My daily fruit and veggies intake are nowhere near the recommended daily amount. This has always been a worry for me and I have tried many times to eat more fruits and vegetables but my intention never works. All that has changed now with this new diet of mine. I now take a good amount of fruit and vegetables on a daily basis and my body has been thanking me.

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My quest is for a healthy and balanced diet. Swapping my lunch for smoothies as nothing to do with losing weight. I am very happy and comfortable with my BMI. There is no need for me to lose any weight. This is just to get a good amount of fruits and live vegetables into my body.

The Smoothie Lunch Diet

I mix all sorts of fruits and veggies together. My favourite combo includes bananas, carrots, spinach, strawberries, chia seeds, fruit juice and almond milk. Sometimes I swap some of the vegetables for cucumbers. It usually tastes great. At first, I thought I would be starving and miss my lunch meals but I have discovered I actually feel even more energetic than I would if I had proper meals. I can see myself carrying on with this diet for a long time to come. It works great for me because I am home lunchtime anyway so it is easy to do.

Are you a fan of smoothies?

 

Product Review: Homemade Hand Wash

Hey, beauties! Happy new month. Welcome to the month of July. I wrote a post a few months ago about how to make a hand wash with essential oils. It was in the early days of the COVID-19 lockdown and we were struggling to get them from the shops. The struggle to get a decent bottle of hand wash is still real. The cheaper options are almost impossible to find and you have to just go with whatever you see in the stores. This is one of the reasons why I decided to make my own hand wash.

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I have been playing with the idea of making haircare and skincare for us for some time. The hair oils were easy for me to start off with, so we have loads of those. However, making skincare and other household products have been on my mind for months, and I am glad to finally get started with this hand wash as my first household product.

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Homemade Hand Wash

The details of all products used can be found here with links, so I won’t be repeating them here. You can grab all on the products on Amazon, so do check the links out.

We are forever running out of hand wash in our house thanks to the kiddies. I think they find the whole hand washing fascinating and are forever washing their hands, which is a good thing. It’s great to be able to make our own homemade hand wash. It means we will never run out of hand wash even if they are out of stock in the stores. I followed all the steps in how to make hand wash with essential oils post, so do have a read on there if you missed that post. The only extra product I added was an Orange essential oil. I wanted some more fragrance and this oil did the work great.

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It took me under 30 minutes to make this handwash and that includes the time it took me taking the photos. Here are the pros and cons –

PROS
  1. It smells amazing thanks to the Lavender, Tea Tree, and Orange Essential Oils.
  2. I love the texture of the oil, thanks to the Almond Sweet Carrier Oil. It is so moisturising. My hands feel clean and moisturised like I have applied some hand cream after using this hand wash.
  3. It is a natural product. No preservatives have been added.
  4. I love that it foams really well and washes great too!
  5. It is super easy to make.
CONS

None.

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Are you into making homemade products? What do you think of this homemade hand wash?

 

 

How to Luxuriously Upgrade Your Home

*Collaborative post.

Home is where the heart is and everyone dreams about having a luxury home. While an enormous mansion may be out of reach, there are a few upgrades that you can make to your home to bring some luxury into your life and this could make a big difference to your life as well as add a significant amount of value to the property.

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Wine Cellar

A wine cellar is always a great way to impress your guests and a nice addition to the home (especially for wine lovers!). A wine cellar is seen to be a luxury feature of a home but it is actually one of the easiest and affordable upgrades that you can make – often it is the wine which is the real expense! You can, of course, make this a stylish space but the most important is having suitable storage for the wine and ensuring that it is stored at the right temperature.

 

Walk-In Wardrobe

Having a walk-in wardrobe from somewhere like Hammonds is a stylish upgrade and one which can make a big difference to your life. People often have their clothes crammed into tiny wardrobes and drawers, but having a spacious and open area where you can easily keep all of your clothes will make it much easier to get ready each day, showcase your fashion sense and add some luxury to your home.

Hot Tub

When people think about luxury, they often think about a hot tub so this is a great addition to your home. A hot tub can actually make a big difference to your life as it is good for unwinding and reducing stress, which could have both physical and mental health benefits so it is a smart investment to make, plus they do not require any construction and are easy to obtain.

Underfloor Heating

Underfloor heating is a lovely feature to have for the winter months of the year where you no longer have to worry about freezing cold feet when you walk in the bathroom. This can actually make a big difference to your mood and is a great way to add some value to your property.

If you want to bring some luxury into your home and life then these are all good options to consider. You do not necessarily have to have an enormous mansion or a huge amount of money to enjoy the finer things in life and you will find that these are all luxurious upgrades that could also add value to your home.

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