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Im BACK.

Hi everyone.

Thank you so much for continuing to support  Healthy Urban Girl blog. Your readership means everything to me. I will be making more updates to the blog starting this week. Before I do that I just wanted to give you guys an update as to what I’ve been up to in my personal life. Of course I have been knee deep  with my favorite role: motherhood. I’ve been growing as a mother and allowing myself to learn new things as a mom and really just as a feminine vessel in general.

Sometimes life can get a little difficult and a little hectic and it doesn’t leave much time for doing things that we really love such as updating our blog however I realize that updating this blog is one of my priorities because it says really give me a peace of mind.

Along with being a mom I’ve been growing in myself as well. I have been getting to know myself better. Investing time in self love acts to heal my heart chakra. Something that was necessary after the dissolve of my marriage/longest relationship.

Also, Lately I have been holding myself accountable in every role I play in life whether it’s mother, daughter, employee, business owner etc.  Accountability is important. By that I mean it’s not enough to just show up. It’s important to live in the moment and embrace the task and the roles that we have in our lives. Often times you can feel like you’re just existing and not necessarily experiencing. I really tried over the this past year to immerse myself in the things that are important to me. I plan on sharing more of my journey right here. So stay tuned.  So there you have it that’s pretty much what I’ve been up to.

Like I said, I do plan on updating the blog more often so definitely check back and of course continue to support our social media platforms our Facebook page (which has  almost 6500 follows and likes- I’m so thankful and grateful)  and our growing Instagram (healthyurbangirl_hug)  page.

Before I go I just want to bring you guys up to date one of the things that we do around here at HUG -Product Review. We try all sort of different products that can be beneficial to tge average Healthy Urban Girl. We try it and let you know the outcome before you spend your good coins. Okkuurrrr.

Keep in mind these products were sent to me for no cost or little cost for the purpose of trying them out and sharing them with you guys

First I have mini figures which really was a bag of Legos…..many Legos. These are for the little ones and my little one  thoroughly enjoyed playing with them. They kept her busy for quite some time.  I will say as a mom my concern was that she would put them in her mouth but my little one is a little older (she’s 7yrs old), so she knows better. But if you have younger ones I will definitely be cautious of that because they are tiny and there is a lot of them, so definitely be cautious about stepping on them also. No one likes to step on Lego pieced….ouch.  If you can find a way to let your older toddler or older  little kid play with them  on a desk and self-controlled environment then yeah they’re fun and  keep the little ones quiet occupied.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07C3LPBZC

Something else that I have been trying is this Pure Pink Clay Mask. Let me just say this clay mask is amazing. If you follow me on social media, you probably know I am challenging myself for 2018 to have good, healthy skin and this pink clay mask really has helped me to stay consistent. It’s a very gentle clay mask. It’s like doesn’t feel overwhelming, it doesn’t feel like a process . You literally put a little bit in a jar put a little water in it to make it like a paste, and spread it on your face leave it on there for about 15 minutes and wipe it off with a warm wash clean washcloth. You can literally feel it pulling out the impurities. Because it’  so light, its great for people with sensitive skin.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075V8HFZH

Hello August: 52 Healthy Things To Do Before Summer Is Over

Hello August.

As we usher in this last full month of summer 😢; it’s a great time to start thinking about what exactly it is we want to accomplish before the summer is over. With exactly 52 days before that first leaf falls, here is a list of 52 HEALTHY things to do before summer 17 is but a memory:

1. Drink water everyday ( pack a water filtered water bottle like this one)
2. Try spa water  (water infused with mint, cucumbers, berries etc)
3. Go for a evening run
4. Yoga at sunset on the beach
5. Yoga at dawn on the beach
6. Start the day with a ACV shot
7. No meat for a week( Try JesusAndFood.com for some meatless yummy recipes)
8. Sugar free for a week or more
9. Take a walk everyday
10. Do a natural lip scrub (use Brown sugar and  olive oil)
11. Eat nutrient dense foods like almonds, salmon, etc daily
12. Green tea eye mask
13. Eat melon
14. Co Wash your hair weekly
15. ACV rinse in your hair to remove build up
16. Do a Indian healing clay  mask ( try this one)
17. Dry brush your skin weekly
18. Learn a new word a week
19. Read at least 4 new  books
20. Listen to music of another language
21. Mediate
22. Pray
23. Fast
24. Laugh daily
25. Teach your little one a new skill
26. Declutter your space
27. Create a journal and write in it
28. See your OB-Gyn
29. Eat a salad everyday
30. Deep condition hair weekly or biweekly
31. Save $20 or more from paycheck
32. Do a wheatgrass shot daily for a week
33. Add Chlorella to your green juice
34. Ride a bike
35. Make healthy delicious popsicles
36. Make nicecream
37. Do a bonfire with close friends
38. Eat fresh fruits and veggies from the farmers market
39. Visit and support your local farmers market weekly
40. Start thinking about your plans for 2018
41. Try henna
42. Coconut oil pull everyday
43. Treat lashes and eyebrows with castor oil nightly
44.  Try a few new vegan recipes
45. Do a foot detox
46. Make 10, 000 steps a day
47. Take your Hair Skin and Nails vitamins daily
48. Go for a hike
49. Swap sugary drinks
50. Clean home daily
51. Drink lemon water in morning and at night
52. Help another woman

Recipe: Apple Walnut Salad

I love a tasty a salad. However, I can get boring with my salad options. Therefore, I am trying to venture out a bit and start trying to make some more daring salad recipes. Hence this recipe for Apple Walnut Salad. The nice thing about this salad is you can opt to have it with Chicken or not. totally, your choice.  The lovely part of this salad is the robust flavors that come together in perfect harmony. The dressing adds a ever so lovely zing to up the ante and amplify the taste.

You’ll need these ingredients (plus chicken breast, if you opt for it):

Add all ingredients for the salad in a bowl. The move on to the vinaigrette.

Then mix,

Enjoy.

 

 

INGREDIENTS
  • 8 cups chopped red leaf lettuce (about 1 large head)
  • 1 medium apple, cored and thinly sliced (I used gala apple)
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced red onions
  • ¾ cup walnut halves, toasted
  • ⅓ cup crumbled feta cheese
Vinaigrette
  • ⅓ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp. honey
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. In a large bowl combine lettuce, apples, red onion, and walnuts. Drizzle with the vinaigrette and toss to combine. Sprinkle with feta and serve immediately.
Vinaigrette
  1. In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients together and whisk until blended. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Recipe from littlebroken.