Life: Good Morning

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Good Morning!

I’ve tried juicing before. When it became the “it” thing to do to be “healthy” I tried it; I’ve done that 5-7 juices a day I think and maybe I was a little crazy. I mean, in the moment it’s torture but at the end of the day you feel amazing. Now, that I have gotten over the “it” thing, I still do it but I do it like a normal person.

Sometimes when I feel bloated or I’m having one of those “Ugh, I’m fat and ugly” days, I turn to my juicer in the mornings. Mornings are what sets our days apart from a good one or a bad one. I don’t know about you but I love GOOD days!

When I do my juices I always try to mix veggies with fruit because I don’t really like the taste of most vegetables. Here’s a recipe I did the other day.

  • – Cucumber
  • – Kale
  • – Orange
  • – Broccoli
  • – Apple

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Buenos Dias!

He tratado muchas veces eso de “juicing” . Cuando se puso de moda, probe eso de tomar 5 o 7 jugos al dia para limpiar el sistema. Sueno super loco y la verdad es que en el momento es una tortura pero al final del dia, se siente riquisimo! Ahora que ya esta pasando de moda, sigo tomando bastante jugos pero ahora como una persona normal.

Aveces, cuando me siento inchada o solamente me siento “gorda y fea”, siempre cuento con mi maquina de jugos. Las mananas son lo que separan los buenos dias de los malos y no se ustedes pero prefiero mil veces los BUENOS dias!!

Cuando hago mis jugos, trato de mezclar frutas con vegetales porque en verdad no me gusta mucho el sabor de algunos vegetales. La siguiente es una receta del ultimo jugo que hice:

  • -Pepino
  • -Kale
  • -Broccoli
  • -Manzana
  • -Naranja

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And the following is the result… It might sound crazy  and like a total lie but, whenever I drink a juice like this one in the morning, my day is full of energy and I tend to stay fuller through-out the day.

Y el resultado es el siguiente… Puede que suene como una mentira pero cada vez que tomo unos de estos jugos en la manana, mi dia esta lleno de energia y me mantengo mas llena que normalmente.

androbel, food, health, fitness, juice, juicing, veggies, fruit, lifestyle, miami, bloggerWhat do you do to keep your energy up?

Que hacen para mantener su energia?

Xo, Belen

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Look Fresh


Hi! 
It’s no surprise that I don’t like wearing makeup; I mean, I like it (it makes me look 10 times better) but I just never really got into the habit of neeedding to put it on every morning so, I wear it on 2 occasions. 

  • When I go out, out. Or,
  • The morning after (the club, that is).
So, the narcissist in me wanted to know what kind of foods would keep me from looking like death every morning. I want to know what kinds of food are healthy enough that your skin reflects it. 
This is what I found: 
According to Jo Lewin from BBC GOOD FOOD fruits and veggies are all you need. 
  • Pumpkin, carrots, sweet potatoes, kale, papaya and spinach are strong antioxidants which are necessary for skin cell development and healthy skin tone. 
  • Vitamin C found in: blueberries, kiwi, oranges, papaya, broccoli and strawberries are also antioxidants great for the immune system, radiant skin and helps blemishes heal properly. These are awesome because they help produce collagen which is what our skin looses as we age AKA wrinkles. 

Also,
Workout. You get more oxygen and blood flow to the skin which allows nutrients to get to your skin and that helps getting glowing skin.

Ok, so I hope this helps a little guide. I don’t want to bore you with too much information; next time we’ll take about more ways to be and look healthy.

Before I go… Don’t forget to drink your water and of course… sleep! 
Xo, 
Belen 

What you don’t know about Saunas

Hi! 
My sister and I have gotten into the habit of going to the Sauna or Steam Room after working out because it feels sooooo relaxing. Every time I come out, I feel like a new person, no stress at all. And after, a good shower and I’m ready for bed. I have always known about saunas and steam rooms but never really understood the reason behind them so I did a little research about saunas. Here’s what I found: 

Aid adaptation
– Reduce stress hormones, 
– Lower blood pressure 
– Improve cardiovascular conditions
– Relieve symptoms of a cold
– May help improve endurance in sport
– Perspiration is a sign of autonomic responses trying to cool the body

Also, Did you know? 

The Finns use fresh leaves, to gently slap the skin and create further stimulation of the pores and cells. 
Apparently, there are more saunas in Finland than there are cars. Weird? Yeap, but kinda cool, too. 
Fire was seen as a gift from heaven in Finland, and the hearth and the sauna oven were its altars. 

I don’t know if steam rooms have the same purpose, I’ll have to do a little research about that. I found all of these facts al over the internet, please correct me if I’m wrong. 


I don’t know about you but, I would love to go to Sauna in Finland!! 
Xo, 
Belen

Sweet Emotion

Hi! 
So, I’ve decided to do it! I have been thinking for a while about incorporating video to my posts but it’s just a little bit embarrassing and my shyness doesn’t really help either but here it is! What do I do when I get home from my 8:30-5pm job? FASH MY FACE! I hate the feeling of dust on my face. I don’t necessarily have dust on my face but it just doesn’t feel clean and I don’t like it. After that happens I make coffee. Cute coffee mug, right? And after that I keeping blogging or working on my store or doing homework (which is what I should be doing right now). 
Then comes the workout and after that follows food or when I feel like I need to be healthy a green juice. 
Hola! 
UFFF! Que verguenza! jajajaa hace tiempo tenia la idea de poner videos en mi blog pero la verdad es que me da mucha verguenza hablar peor bueno aqui esta! Que hago apenas llego a mi casa del trabajo? Me lavo la cara!! odio la sensacion de que tengo polvo o simplemente que no esta 100% limpia. Siempre que puedo me lavo la cara. Donde sea. Despues de eso, me hago mi cafesito y de ahi siguo en el blog, o trabajo en mi tienda, o hago tareas (Deberia de estar haciendo eso ahora). 
Despues de eso hago ejericios y de ahi como pero si siento que tengo que ser saludable me hago un “green juice”. 

So, trust me when I say this. I wish I had money and I could buy those $10 juices they sell at Whole Foods but I just don’t have that kind of money. Also, trust me when I say this next thing. I’ve looked up a million green juices and I’ve tasted one million of them. Some can be really gross. 
This one is the latest one I’ve tried and it was really good. Well, as good as it can get. 
Ojala tuviera el dinero para comprar esos jugos que venden en el supermercado que cuestan como $10 por botellita para ahorrarme el trabajo de hacer mi propio jugo pero son demasiado caros entonces nope. Les quiero decir que durante ya mucho tiempo he estado probando diferentes recetas de estos jugos y la verdad es que he probado unos muy muy malos. Esta ultima receta que probe es la mas rica. Espero que les guste. 
The recipe/ La receta: 
– 3 Kale leaves (medium size) 
– 1 carrot (big size) 
-1/2 cucumber 
– 1/2 a lemon (for my spanish friends… yeap. the yellow one) 
– 1 apple (fuji apple) 
* the apple makes the juice sweet- the lemon gives it a refreshing touch. 
* La manzana hace el jugo dulce- el limon le da un toque refrescante. 

Why green juices? 
-If you are not into salads, a green juice is a way to get your veggies in! 
– It’s a natural drink which means natural sugars. 
-You are extracting all the juice and pressing the nutrients out- you get everything!
– They are not heated to protect them from bacteria while at the same time killing the nutrients like bottled juices. 
Porque? 
– Si no te gustan las ensaladas, estos jugos son tu otra opcion para comer tus vegetables. 
– Es un jugo natural lo que significa azucar natural. 
– Le quitas todo el jugo a la fruta/vegetal y al mismo tiempo logras obtener todos sus nutrientes. 
– Los jugos enbotellados son calentados a altas temperaturas para protegerlos de bacterias (asi duran) pero al mismo tiempo matan los nutrientes- un jugo natural no tiene este problema. 
SO… get juicin’! Don’t substitute food for them. they are not a source for fiber! 
Entonces… comienzen a tomar jugos nutrientes! No substituyan comida por jugos. No tienen fibra. 
Xo, 
Belen

Feast Juicin’

Let’s face it, we all have those days when we cannot seem to face the mirror because we just feel… ugly. This happens to us girls probably every month and we know exactly who to blame. The funny thing is, when we are feeling down, which in most cases it’s because we feel fat we tend to stuff our faces with nasty things like hot wings, chocolate, ice cream, hamburgers, pizza, etc. (I’m not the only one, right?) instead of nourishing our body so that it radiates. Soo… a while ago I stumbled on a website called Raw Juice Guru and I actually tried the juice cleanse for two days. I thought it was a great idea to share the juices I tried since it is almost February and some of you might have some hot dates coming up.
Some things worth knowing:
– You can do the cleanse for up to 28 days, but that seems insane to me, so 2 days was just fine.
– You can order the juices by clicking here or you can make them yourself.
– It is waaay better to buy organic ingredients because you need the cleanest of the cleanest fruits and vegetables. Non organic food contain lots of chemicals that are detrimental to our health.

My Juices: 

1. Beautify your Skin
2. Radiance
3. Love your Cells
4. Tropical Intervention
5. Sweet Pleasures
6. Cellulite Blast
7. Morning Wake up Call
8. Who needs Coffee
9. Yummy Hydration
10. Cleanse & Hydrate
11. Earthy Beauty
12. King Kong

You can take up to 8 juices a day and they can be 16oz! Take a look at the recipes Here! The real thing is, it doesn’t matter how many juices you take as long as you stick to it… you’ll feel better 🙂 And please, please, please, when doing this do not exercise like crazy because we do not want anyone passing out.

I hope you enjoy it, the juices are not bad AT ALL! 

For more information about juicing take a look HERE!

Have a Blossoming Day!
Belen Baquerizo

Inspiration Mondays!

Hi! 
So, my sister and I have come up with new ideas for this blog. You will be seeing the difference this week but for today we are posting pictures that inspire us; I think it is important to remind yourself every day why it is that you do what you do, whether it is at work or at home, whether it is with your boyfriend, girlfriends or family because you do not want to get lost in the routine of life. Since Mondays is the start of the working week and things start to get hectic, I thought it would be a good idea to do a post every Monday about inspirational stuff so we get motivated!! 

I chose this picture because I loved the bow belt and the sparkly skirt. On Mondays I’m always like “Can I wear sweatpants? but the reality is… no! dress nice, do things…big things!  

This picture just inspires me to live in a house like this… it’s old school, I know, but I love this style.

Be a warrior! Try your hardest, never give up. 

Last week I slacked off and did not work out as much as I wanted to, so yes, this week I will be Beastin it! (pic.from blogalites)                      

We hope you have a Blossoming Week! 
Androbel Family