July. Winter. Snuggling. Comfort food. Hibernating. Trying to find the sun.
Here are some things that I have been in love with this month. ♥
Wendy Blume’s amazing “Breakfast on the go biscuits” recipe from the Vegie Smugglers 2 cookbook. This recipe has two ingredients – cereal and egg white (I don’t use the sugar). It is super quick and easy to make and it doubles as a great kid’s snacks or breakfast in the car for those mental mornings! I use Freedom Foods Ancient Grains Super Muesli gluten-free cereal and organic eggs. Seriously yummy.
Be Gorgeous rosehip oil from Naturlea. Rosehip oil has become my new best friend. It is nature’s best kept beauty secret! I have been using rosehip oil for some time and then got the opportunity to try this brand after winning it in a Facebook competition! I adore it. Jacqui from Naturlea has combined beautiful rose geranium essential oil with the organic rosehip oil so it smells heavenly (and not earthy like plain rosehip oil). Rosehip oil is good for promoting collagen, reducing scarring and stretch marks, fighting skin ageing, lightening pigmentation and rehydrating. If you are over 30, you need to get into this stuff – it has made my skin glow!
Natural Calm Drink. The lovely ladies at Natural Vitality sent me some of this to try out. It is a great way to make sure you are getting enough magnesium and calcium in your diet, in the right combination. Did you know that magnesium deficiency can cause stress, fatigue, insomnia, anxiousness, irritability, muscle cramps, headaches, PMS and hormonal imbalance? I pretty much had all of those things! Together with taking regular epsom salts baths, my symptoms have eased right off. If you think you might be magnesium deficient, get it checked out with your medical practitioner or naturopath!
Kundalini Yoga Fire Breath. We have been doing lots of the fire breath in my yoga class. It feels a bit weird to do at first, but I love how it makes me feel. It is so energizing and really gets your blood pumping with all the extra oxygen. Some of the benefits include releasing anxiety, nervousness and emotions, flushing toxins out of the blood stream, massaging internal organs and expanding your lung capacity! It’s a great remedy for those mid-afternoon energy slumps. Don’t do the fire breath if you are pregnant or menstruating though! See how to do it here. Give it a go and tell me what you think.
My husband (aka Natural New Age Dad). I actually love him every month of the year! However, this month we have been really focusing on our relationship. Life, kids, work and ill-health can all get in the way of making our marriage a priority. We have had some hiccups. As our kids head into teen years though, we find things are changing. We finally have more time for ourselves, my son is old enough to babysit his sister and we have been hanging out together a lot! Date nights, yoga classes, romantic walks, dinner, movies, holding hands ….. it’s been blissful. I feel like I am falling in love with my husband all over again. I highly recommend it. ♥
So, that is my favourite five, what are some things you have been loving this month?
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