A Foray Into Oil Pulling


ImageHave you ever heard of oil pulling?

Neither have I until a couple months ago. It’s a natural alternative to traditional oral health care that involves swishing an unrefined, organic oil in your mouth to draw out toxins and whiten teeth. I decided to give it a try and will be chronicling the experience on Spa Week Daily as part of the Hot Mom Squad.

My first article ran this past Monday. Check it out here. I will also be checking in at four and eight weeks with my progress and results!

Here’s to whiter teeth and fresher breath…the natural way!

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Healthy “Egg Nog” Smoothie


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Check out this recipe I contributed as a member of the Hot Mom Squad for Spa Week Daily. Healthy doesn’t come to mine when you think egg nog and for many the season just isn’t the same without it.

Personally, I am not the biggest fan of ‘nog, it’s just too thick and sweet for my liking. So I came up with this healthy, lighter version and find I it quite pleasing. You can feel free to adjust the nutmeg and cinnamon to your preference and maybe even add a little ginger for extra sweet warmth.

The almond milk has awesome nutritional value and the addition of Greek yogurt gives this treat a boost of protein! Omit the eggs and sub soy yogurt for a vegan version!

Enjoy!

Healthy Holiday Eggnog Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 4 Cups of Vanilla Almond Milk, Unsweetened
  • 1/3 Cup Organic Agave Nectar
  • 3 Egg Whites
  • 2 ½ Tsp. Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Tsp. Ground Nutmeg
  • 1 Tsp. Ground Cinnamon
  • 2 6 Ounce Containers of Honey or Vanilla Flavored Greek Yogurt
  • Handful of ice

Click here to read how to blend into a guilt-free taste of the season!

I’m A Hot Mom!


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Photo Courtesy of Spa Week Daily.

I don’t mean to brag (well, maybe I do) but I am a Hot Mom. And it’s official too!

Recently I was invited to become a member of the Hot Mom Spa Squad for Spa Week Daily. This is a HUGE deal and the opportunity would not have found me if not for my readers, so thank you!

This is great news for you as readers as well! There is opportunity for giveaways with Spa Week as well! Be sure to “Like” Spa Week on Facebook and follow them on Twitter for lots of great spa related news and information.

You’ll be seeing me there on occasion as well; as a Hot Mom I will be contributing original content for publication on Spa Week Daily. In fact, I just kicked it off with this feature on 6 Life-Changing Uses for Coconut Oil. Check it out!

Please help me out by giving me ideas for articles. Is there a spa treatment you’d like to learn more about? Perhaps I can investigate for you. Or do you know of any natural or DIY health and beauty tips? Let me know! Comment below or email me directly at yaybabyblog@gmail.com with your input!

I am so excited to be a Hot Mom!