Banana Blueberry Muffies (GF/DF)

Need a quick grab for breakfast?
These 4-ingredient GF/DF Muffies are the PERFECT way to start your morning, with no stomach ache!

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What you need:
1 ripe banana
2 eggs
1 handful of blueberries
Avocado/Coconut Oil

1) Mash the banana into a bowl (as smooth as you can get it!)

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2) Add two eggs, stir in with mashed banana

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3) lightly oil muffin pan with avocado or coconut oil. Add blueberry’s (or any fruit) and pour banana mix on top (half way full) muffins3

4) Bake on 400 degrees, for 15 minutes

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Top with cinnamon and powder sugar, for a little extra sweetness… YUM!
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Hold the Dairy


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“Do you eat dairy?”
That is the always the first question I ask my acneic clients when they come to see me.
Why does eating dairy matter? Let me explain, in the simplest way.

First, the facts:

We seem to be the only species that drink milk after infancy, and
we are the only species that drink another species milk.
Cows milk contains three times more protein than our human milk. This amount of protein consumption causes metabolic disturbances.
75% of the worlds population is lactose intolerant, meaning, humans do not create the lactose enzymes the body needs to breakdown dairy.
Majority of the cows in America, are injected with synthetic hormones and antibiotics to’plump’ the cow to produce more. Even those that are not injected with hormones or antibiotics, and are ‘grass fed organic’ still contain higher levels of hormones, than any other animal we ingest.

milk1Why do those with acne prone skin develop a new zit,
after each time they consume dairy?

Humans have grown, technology has advanced, and hormones have significantly increased. Whether you are on a synthetic form of hormones for a variety of reasons, or you are just rocking your natural balance of hormones, dairy can and will affect your levels.
Have you ever noticed why every breakout on a woman is in the same area? (jawline/upper cheeks)
Your skin is showing that your hormones are unhappy.
When dairy enters the body, your natural hormones mix with the synthetic hormones from the dairy and they create a reaction of too many hormones.
Did you know that for acne-prone skin, even the smallest 1% trace of hormones in food, can mix with yours and affect your levels, causing a new outbreak immediately?

Food will affect your skin, it’s in the facts. If you are struggling with breakouts, try eliminating ALL dairy for 2-4 weeks. It takes a while for it to completely get out of the body, but i guarantee you will see a decrease in breakouts within 2 weeks.

Remember* crackers, bread, salad dressings, chips- EVERYTHING now days contain dairy, make sure to look at the ingredient list before you assume! If you are not strict with this, you will not see results.

A few other foods to stay away from for acne prone skin:
Red Meat, iodized salt, algae, seaweed, tofu, kelp, canola oil; supplements with biotin, whey or soy.

There is a reason they say, you are what you eat!
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Homemade Beet Chips!

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LOVE chips, but HATE that greasy shine on your face?
Try my new tip on healthy eats, with HOMEMADE beet chips!
You’ll be safe to snack these chips ALL day long!

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SUCH an easy 3-ingredient recipe for a delicious, healthy, crunchy snack!

1) Wash & slice organic beets to about 1/8 of an inch (I used purple and yellow beets)

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2) On very low heat, melt organic coconut oil (2 tsb) and mix in beets, and pink himalayan/sea salt
(other yummy seasonings may be used as well)

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3) Place on a parchment paper cookie sheet, and bake on 250 for 1 hour. Flip beets over and bake 1 more hour, or until COMPLETELY crisp dry!

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Hint: Beets will shrink down A LOT. Its best not to completely layer them, so they cook even. I used 6 medium sized beets, covered 3 cookie sheets full, and when done had about one cookie sheet worth of chips!

You can also enjoy these recipe with sweet potatoes, red/gold potatoes, or kale!
Mix them all and make a veggie chip mix! YUM!

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OTC vs. COSMECEUTICAL

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I’m often asked by clients, “What is the difference between skin care products sold at a drug or a department store, compared to professional products sold by you or a dermatologist? Do your products really work better?” The answer simply is yes.

Not every product and professional line will be able to fit your skin needs, but as proven, ‘Professional’ skin care lines will benefit your skin in a safer, quicker, and more effective way.

Here are a few reasons as to why:

✔️FDA REGULATES EVERYTHING 

ALL otc (including sephora, ulta, macys, etc.) stores are FDA approved. 

This means that all skin care products are regulated and can legally only penetrate into the first layer of the skin, otherwise known as ‘dead tissue’. Cosmeceutical grade skin products are not regulated by the FDA. 

Therefore, when buying a product by a licensed esthetician/dermatologist, they are trained to inform and sell an individual products that CAN penetrate into the stratum corneum & dermis layers, know as ‘live tissues’.

All your problems start in the dermis!

✔️HIGHER % OF ACTIVE INGREDIENTS

Even though estheticians can not diagnose skin conditions, we are trained to understand how and why products work for all skin types. Our professional products can legally contain a higher percentage of active ingredients to ensure the products will do what they state they are going to do. This also means that cosmeceutical grade will not be watered down, they are HIGHLY concentrated. 

✔️ALWAYS MADE FRESH

Cosmeceutical grade products are generally made in smaller batches to guarantee freshness and to deliver immediate results. Since professional lines want to concentrate on the results of your skin, they avoid mass-producing with artificial preservatives, colors/dyes, and fragrances.

Remember, your skin absorbs 90% of what you put on it!

KEEP YOUR PRODUCTS CLEAN!

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