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The Benefits of Wheatgrass

The Benefits of Wheatgrass Over the weekend, I took a little trip to Annapolis, Maryland ( check out some instas from ze trip here ) to visit my boi, Paul, who super-inconveniently goes to the Naval Academy, half-way across the country from me. It was reaaally nice to get some cold, crisp, real-deal Fall weather for once, though I can’t really complain too much about the Cailfornia-ish temperatures we’ve been having in TX lately.

Anyways, while I was getting lunch on my last day in Annapolis, I insisted that I take a wheatgrass shot with my yum-o wrap from this really good health-food lunch-spot. Much to Paul’s dismay, it cost almost $3… and trust me, I heard ALL ABOUT the dismay part. Keep in mind: This is coming from a guy who got some nasty-ass, massive pizza pocket thing, a Philly cheesesteak, and a Protein shake for lunch ( luckily, he’s a college athlete so thats kind of acceptable ), so no wonder he doesn’t understand the wheatgrass craze. I’m pretty sure the nickname “wheatgrass” was added to my list of misnomers after the ordeal.

When I tried to defend my healthy honor by articulating all the reasons why I simply neeeeded a wheatgrass shot, I couldn’t really put my finger on the exact benefits of this little magic potion. So, naturally, I did some research. This is what I found:

Major Health Benefits of Wheatgrass

∇ This nutrient-filled shot is linked to preventing over-eating by suppressing your appetite.

∇ Increases oxygen in the blood, which stimulates circulation. You can also apply wheatgrass directly to your face with a cotton ball to allow for better circulation at the surface of your skin.

∇ The amino acids, Vitamin B, and enzymes found in wheatgrass aid in digestion.

∇ The chlorophyll in wheatgrass fights inflammation, which, in turn, prevents arthritis.

∇ That chlorophyll also oxygenates the blood, reducing symptoms of fatigue.

∇ Gargling wheatgrass can help remove toxins from your mouth and re-mineralize teeth. It’s basically a more gentle form of mouthwash.

Cleanses the liver: wheatgrass is a detoxifying-powerhouse.

Stabilizes blood sugar levels by improving glucose and lipid levels.

Clears sinuses by pulling out toxins and breaking up mucus ( << oh, yum ).

∇ WG’s ability to regenerate skin cells makes it helpful to your complexion.

∇ Keeps the blood clean, oxygenated, & keeps the red blood cell count high, which is linked to preventing cancer.

∇ Wheatgrass is said to boost immunity by keeping your mind and body strong… ( << good for the coming winter months ).

*discover more benefits of wheatgrass here*

So, get your wheatgrass: Daily, weekly, in your smoothie, in shot-form, on your face, whatever. It can’t hurt, right? Also, it feels all clean & trendy, so, why not? This elixir keeps you healthy, pretty, energized, and feeeeelin’ good!

Have a happy Monday, y’all ( or, as happy of a Monday as Mondays can be… )

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A Few of my Favorite Things

Cute Little Dress :: ROAWO I am so excited for this week’s edition of Favorite Things because, as you’ll learn, this shiz is the shiz [ like this dress ]. Here’s the list for the week:

Tiny Tea-tox :: ROAWO Tiny TeaTox :: ROAWO 1. Tiny Tea Teatox ( Gluten-Free Version ) :: This detox-tea was surprisingly so delish & its such a little detox/cleanse to do. I am in the middle of my detox right now, and I already feel so much better & more “at one” with my body.

YourTea has several types of herbal teas aimed at overall wellness. I chose the TinyTea because it focuses on weight-loss and resetting your digestive system. They believe that digestion is the center of your overall health, and that by allowing that system to run smoothly, you’ll have more energy, healthier / brighter skin, less cellulite, etc. So, I said sign me up! All I do is have a cup of this little miracle tea twice a day after or before a meal ( for 14 days ). Too damn easy.

BTW: My roommate & talented artist, Abbey, painted the mug… so amaze.

Succulent Garden :: ROAWO Succulents + Mexican Blanket :: ROAWO 2. Succulents ( & This Cute Little Blanket / Rug ) :: Aren’t these little plants so freakin’ cute? You can get them for super cheap at Ikea, but I got mine in the botanical section of my local grocery store.

I have been extremely obsessed with flower / plants / candles lately ( which is why I signed up for flowers to be delivered to my door every other week, thanks to The Bouqs ). Seriously, My house is becoming a freaking garden / zen candle-lit space. It gives the place good vibes.

PS: you can find a similar Mexican Woven Table Runner here.

Frends Headphones :: ROAWO 3. My Frends Headphones :: These Layla Headphones by Frends are my life. These are the smaller-sized rose gold headphones & they are perfect for everyday [ at the gym, in the library, etc. ]. Frends carries a variety of headphones that are seriously SO FUN. They took regular, boring headphones and made them an accessory.

Head on over to Frends to browse their collection.

Pretty School Supplies :: ROAWO 4. Pretty, Organized School / Work Supplies :: I’m a sucker for anything having to do with organization. Its probably my horrible case of self-diagnosed OCD, but everything I have has to match or be organized away from my eyes in nice, matching, clean containers / folders / etc. I love writing in Moleskine Notebooks when I have to take notes. I know they aren’t your standard spiral-notebook, uhhhh ‘cuz they’re cooler & way prettier. Also, I label everything with simple little stick-on labels.

I’m looking for a fun little planner / agenda for the semester, but I can’t find any that I just have to have. Have any suggestions? I need your help!

PS: Laptop Skin can be found here.

Black Tied Jewelry Co. Necklace :: ROAWO Black Tied Jewelry Co. :: ROAWO 5. Black Tied Jewelry :: I have recently become one of the many bloggers to partner with Black Tied & I’m loving this online store! They have a ton of trendy jewelry for ridiculously cheap. I’m in lurve.

The above bracelets can be found here, here, here, & here, and the above necklace can be found here ( got mine at a custom length, thanks again Black Tied !! ).

More to come with this brand fo sho :: like stay tuned for a sweeeet promo code, perhaps.

AND I may or may not be putting together a little giveaway with Meghan of Boho Nouveau which could include some Black Tied pieces ( + more goodies ! ) ….

Homemade Green Juice :: ROAWO Homemade Green Juice :: ROAWO  6. Homemade Green Juice :: As a self-proclaimed ‘Juice Enthusiast’ since infancy, I drink green juices as much as possible. They’re delish, fun, & most importantly :: detoxifying.

This week, I made a huge batch of green juice to drink for a few days. I put ( organic & fresh from the farmer’s market ) spinach, kale, cucumber, cilantro, peaches, & pineapples into my juicer to get the base of this week’s juice.

BTW: juicing things is extremely addictive. I found myself intensely searching my kitchen for things to juice like a psycho. There, I said it. I am a juicing psycho. The second I started to consider putting a potato in the juicer, I realized I had a problem.

After I had my base, I added in some coconut water, vanilla protein powder, & a touch of cayenne to give it a little kick. I really like savory elements in my fresh juices. It makes things a little more interesting.

Fried egg on Veggies :: ROAWO 7. Sautéed Veggies + An Egg :: So, I used to freaking hate vegetables. Like, I had an extreme hatred towards them & I refused to eat them. Then, I learned how to season them, and BAM. I love them. A big bowl of greens is seriously the cleanest & most detoxifying hangover cure EVER. Packed with vitamins & minerals, I feel like a new person after eating these babes.

I sauté Broccoli, Zucchini, Brussels Sprouts, & Asparagus tips together in olive oil over medium heat. Then, I add Sea Salt, Black Pepper, Garlic Salt, Cilantro, & Lime Juice. THEN, I go even further and add a “fried” egg on top for some protein.

PS: I used to be an egg white girl, until reading this post on The Skinny Confidential. Now, I eat about an egg a day with the yolk included. Read for yourself!

So, there ya go. A Few of my Favorite things for y’all to try. Do you luuuurve any of my fav things this week? Plz Share!!

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My Fav Summer “Salad”

Summer Salad // Roawo I have a confession to make :: I have been a salad hater for, pretty much, ever. Something about eating lettuce and vegetables as a meal has never sat right with me. Technically, I’m not sure if you can call this little concoction a salad.. but thats what I’m going with.

The most important thing with this salad is FLAVOR. The flavors you use when working with veggies are everything, at least for me. Vegetables can be so bland, so I make sure to add flavor via salt / pepper / garlic / lemon or lime juice / cilantro / spices / whatever else.

This is one of my favorite recipes to make for the week and just keep it in the fridge for easy heating up later.

Summer Salad by ROAWO // Healthy & Simple Summer Salad by ROAWO // Healthy & Simple Summer Salad by ROAWO // Healthy & Simple I mean, talk about a photo-ready ingredient line up. Could these colors get any better? Per usual, I didn’t use a set amount of each ingredient, I just crafted the combo to my liking. That means: A lot of Cilantro / Lime ( think Chipotle-ish ) / sea salt & pepper. Like I said before :: I made more than a serving of this all at once, so I could eat it for the next couple of days, which is so convenient for busy days.

Summer Salad by ROAWO // Healthy & Simple So lets get down to business :: Pour a lil’ of the olive oil in a sauté pan on the stove at a medium to medium-high heat. Add in the minced garlic + onion and let sit until the onion starts becoming clear. Then, add the zucchini + whatever other veggies you’re into + sea salt + pepper + lime juice. I used a wooden spoon to mix this up in the pan until the zucchini started to get soft.

Then, I added some cooked quinoa and thawed mini shrimp ( and more lime juice because I love it soooo much ) and mixed that in / let it sit until the shrimp became more translucent-looking. Since both of these things were cooked before, this step was just to heat them up / let them soak in some of the flavor.

When I took my concoction out of the pan, I mixed in some fresh cilantro + some of my homemade salsa from earlier this week + half an avocado. When I tasted it, I decided it needed a leetle more pepper / sea salt, so I added that and it was perfecto.

Like I said, its all about what you like, so I encourage you to test out different proportions / add flavors / etc. This is just my personal fav. If I’m going to eat veggies, I have to spice them up a little. The cilantro + lime combo is heaven to me.

Summer Salad by ROAWO // Healthy & Simple I drank my healthy lil’ lunch with some lemon water ( went well with that citrus-flavor in the salad ). Plus lemon water is so much more interesting than normal, boring water. It adds a little kick.

Hope y’all like my simple summery salad!

What’s your favorite summer dish ?

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