Do you really know the difference?

As I continue to educate myself and my clients about how important our diet is for our skin appearance, I noticed myself realizing I didn’t really understand the difference between the NON-GMO and USDA ORGANIC labels. So I investigated a little further to inform those who don’t know either!

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What Non-GMO actually means..
Just because a product has the Non-GMO label on it, does NOT mean is it organic. While this label is verifying the product does not contain any genetically modified ingredients (which is a plus), there are some other health factors you have to be aware of, that it may contain.

What Organic actually means..
To get the USDA Organic label, many factors of the product are inspected before approved, such as: soil quality, animal raising practices, pest and weed control, and use of additives. Products must contain 95% of organic ingredients.  Many of those always ask “What if a farmer grew on top of soil that pesticides were previously used on, is that still considered organic?”
I found out that soil has to have three years of no ‘prohibited substances’ applied, in order to harvest on.
Lets just hope that by three years clean, we can ingest those chemicals anymore!

The truth about Non-Gmo vs. Organic..
It is always better to buy the USDA ORGANIC label.

Here is why:
Organic will NOT contain the following:
*GMOS (organisms that are unnatural and can grow in any condition)
*Synthetic Pesticides (linked to lymphoma/leukemia)
*Roundup Herbicides (linked to kidney disease, breast cancer, & birth defects)
*Growth-Promoting Antibiotics (weight gain, antibiotic resistance, hormone unbalance, acne)
*Ractopamine (drug residue)
*Sewage Sludge (human waste, heavy metals)
*Hexane (neuro-toxin)

Non-Gmo:
Are only promised to contain NO GMOS.

Now, there are some loop holes through the USDA Organic label because that 5% can still contain GMOS, so when shopping look for the 100% certified organic label, or look for USDA Organic with the NON-GMO label, and you are certain to be getting 100% clean products!

EAT CLEAN, LOOK GREAT, FEEL AMAZING!
xomolly2

 

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Jamaican Banana Fritters, easy as 1-2-3 (GF/DF)

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If you LOVE bananas as much as I do, you must try replacing them for flour!
It makes breakfast easy, and healthy! A great way to get your daily potassium, protein, and add a little sweetness to start your morning!

What you need:
2 ripe bananas
2 eggs
A big pinch of cinnamon
Powder sugar
Maple syrup

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1) Mash bananas as fine as you can into a bowl

2) Crack two eggs into mashed bananas and whisk well

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3) Add your pinch of cinnamon and/or any other fruits or inside toppings of choice

4) Grease cooking pan (I used coconut oil for extra taste) and place small ( 2 tablespoons) of batter on pan. Let cook till about golden brown on one side, then flip.
Note: the batter is very thin and runny so flipping can be tricky, its better to keep them smaller, and place spatula all the way under, lift up and flip! Most likely you will splat some batter around!

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5) Top with syrup, powder sugar, more cinnamon…whatever your stomach desires!

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Perfect for the kids breakfast! Healthy, yet cures the sweet-tooth!
ENJOY!

xomolly2

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Red Red Vino

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I have just returned back to the states from Italy, and one thing that stood out to me the most, was their food culture.

There was not one night that the servers didn’t bring out a jug of red wine, for the table to share.
I mean you asked for water, and you still were brought wine with that water.
What’s with that? Why is wine such a huge part of their culture?

Let me explain.

Red wine is the new ‘IT’ in ant-aging, weight loss, health, and overall happiness!
I know many of you have heard, “drink a glass of red wine a night, it makes for a healthier heart.” ❤️

Well did you know that new studies show women who drink a glass or two of red wine every night, have higher success in losing weight, than those who don’t? This pairs with those who do drink wine, also have a lower stress and anxiety rates, through an every day work life.

If those reasons are still not enough to encourage you to relax with this wonderful-high antioxidant beverage, how about all the health benefits it gives to your health and skin?

The high antioxidants and polyphenols in red wine will:
make your skin glow, clear up any uneven complexions, make you live five years longer, have fewer precancerous skin lesions, and significantly lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease.


Still not convinced? Try it topically first.
New skin care lines all over the world are introducing new “red wine facials.”
These skin care products are being made for topical use to create masks, night creams, cleansers, and scrubs with many beneficial ingredients of red wine.

Now go enjoy a glass.. or two!

 xomolly2

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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!
xomolly2

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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!

xomolly2

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