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Juice Cleanse Recipes

If you are staring a juice cleanse, then you need some juice cleanse recipes! There are a lot of helpful books, websites information galore on the juice recipes you should try. My favorite thing to do? Is get recommendations and trust friends who have already tried some!

For my juice recipes and what to buy preparation I went to friends and the good ol’fashion NYC fruit cart guy! With there recommendations and recipes I had more than enough to work with to get my grocery shopping done for a weeks worth of juicing!
Juice Cleanse Recipes

Here were the recipes my friend Amanda tried out and loved:

Mean Green
6 kale leaves
1 cucumber
4 celery stalks
2 green apples
1 lemon
1 piece of ginger

Green Goddess
1 bunch fresh parsley
1 handful watercress
4 broccoli spears
1/2 pineapple

2 beets
2 apples
3 celery sticks

2 beets
3 carrots
2 apples
2 oranges
1 celery stick
a piece of ginger

And some I would add:

2 Oranges
4-5 Carrots
1/4 of Papaya



So to prepare myself I went out first looking for the recipes I would be using and then buying the necessary ingredients. You want to make sure not to buy too many too far in advance since fruits and vegetables are best when they are fresh.

Many times people think that doing this or eating in a healthier way is expensive or that cannot afford it, but it is NOT! I think it is just a sorry excuse for people who are too lazy to show their body some love 🙂
I went to a local farmers market and came out with a cart full of stuff enough to last me one who week! for 2 people drinking juices I spent a total of $52, the cost of 3 cocktail drinks at a hip NYC club.

Have a favorite juice recipe you would like to share?

Health & Fitness, My Thoughts

Boscia Enlivening Amino-AG Eye Treatment Review

This post is my review and opinion on Boscia enlivening amino-AG eye treatment review. Whether you decide to use this or not or if you decide to use it and hate, don’t be mad at me! Do it at your own risk.

They say “Your eyes are the window to your soul” and what is there to say about the little area of skin that surrounds our eye?? Ever been called raccoon eyes? Or been told “you look very tired today” Well I have been guilty of both! And let me tell you I wanted to slap that person silly! In life no matter how you slice it you are judge on how you look. So caring for your body, your skin and what you wear in my opinion is very important.

As I entered the last years of my 20’s, yes people I am no ashamed to share my age! I am actually quite proud. If you check out my before and after below. The picture on the left I am 18 years old an you be the judge, but I think I look better at 29 than I did at 18. At age 29 you can tell I am not wearing a pound of make up or fake eye lashes… just my everyday make up.

So recently I have recently become a face product junkie. Trying out and using all types of lotions and potions. In this blog I will review what I have found to be a very good eye cream, Bosiacs enlivening amino-AG eye treatment.

For a little under $40 for .5oz you get a great eye cream free of Parabens,Sulfates,Synthetic Fragrances or dyes and a whole lot more! I suffer from under eye circles and although I have no crows feet I do use it to prevent them from popping up. The eye cream has no color or scent and goes on very smoothly. With past eye creams I have tried it is very gooey and you almost have to drag it across your eye. You do not have to worry about having to do that with this one! I recommend to apply eye cream every night before going to sleep and in the morning. The eye cream feels very refreshing and almost feels like a force field around your eyes. It seeps in well and does not sting your eyes.
In the end a well worth eye cream for anyone! Worth the expense and the time it takes to put it on!

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Health & Fitness

Food Rules for Guaranteed Weight Loss

My 6 food commandments for guaranteed weight loss are not very hard to follow and may not be that surprising, but then again maybe they can help you and that is what I hope for. Here are my Food Rules for Guaranteed Weight Loss.

Are you eating too much of this  


The biggest excuse for eating junk food is “I don’t have enough time” or “I don’t have enough money”. My last name is not Hilton and I do not sit at home all day, so I feel you. One thing I do is to cook a lot of my own food and here are some things to keep in mind when you’re tired of eating chicken breast and broccoli or tuna on your diet. So one thing you may want to do this weekend is what I call a Fridge Makeover.


You cannot make yourself over without first getting rid of and adding things to eat that are better for you.  Spend sometime this weekend making over your fridge. You cant leave candy in front of a kid and expect him not to eat it, so do not think you can do the same. I call these the 6 Food Commandments. Keep them always stocked in your kitchen and make meals using them.

Spices &Herbs

Have these at home and add them to just about anything for flavor. Thyme, bay leaves, cayenne pepper, garlic, cilantro are some of my favorites to cook with. Notice they are all natural and do not come from a bottle. Sorry BBQ sauce, ketchup, teriyaki sauce are not consider a spice or herb.


I try to not eat red meat often and limit myself to special occasional juicy steak. Red meat takes a long time to digest and it is recommended by many health professionals to not eat it often. Other forms of protein are egg whites, tofu and shakes.

Fish & Poultry

My personal favorites are salmon and chicken breast. I liked this dry white meat before I knew it was healthy. The secrete is to per marinate your chicken breast to make it juicy and tasty.


I have a HUGE sweet tooth. I am like a chubby kid at weight loss camp, because I keep a stash of chocolates or cookies always. I have learned that if I do not eat it when I crave it, I will just end up eating more. So I have a small piece to satisfy that craving. We all have different taste buds, maybe yours is salty. Find a healthier substitute for some of your favorites.


The more the merrier! The greener the better! Keep those in mind. Spinach, broccoli, bok choy, carrots, peppers, etc keep vegetables in stock at your house always. They make an excellent additional to any meat or fish.

Whole Grains & Brown Rice

I am a cheap date! When I go out to eat sometimes the thing I love best is the breadbasket! I love carbs! I have learned not all carbs are created equal. To be a lot more health conscious I have opted for making brown rice just as often as I make white rice. Also I try to opt in having whole grain breads…magic word is TRY because I sure do love my Pan Dulce!

What are some of your favorite health recipes? Connect with me or leave a comment share yours with us!

Health & Fitness

Lose The Belly Fat Without Starving

Is it possible to lose the belly fat without starving?? You betcha! With Spring only a few days away as weather heats up our clothes come right down! We start to show a lot more skin and have less big baggy clothes to cover up some of the not so in shape areas of our bodies. As a former “Tortilla Girl” I have struggled with weight for a large part of my life, but happy to say that as of age 25 and now more than 3 years I have mastered the art of staying healthy and in shape.

And no people I am not born with that crazy metabolism where I can eat junk and fattening foods and be skinny. I gain weight quite fast. And to my other snobby skeptical people who think “oh of course she is skinny because she doesn’t eat anything!” Then sorry to burst your bubble but there are better things to do with your life than be jealous of my shape and my lifestyle that brings me to wine and dine at some of the best places in the world, with the best people.

Losing weight and staying in shape is easy, unless of course you have a medical issue which you should get professional help, but for the other millions of men and women who have no excuse then just attempt to start one day and follow a healthy eating plan not just to be skinny, but be healthy. I too know tons of “skinny” people who well… just aren’t very healthy. They have mushy arms and legs, cant walk up stairs if you paid them and have cholesterol levels higher than most. So skinny does not mean healthy. So I have a lot to share, from my own transformation, but in this post I will simply share the fundamentals and in the next few weeks I will share some of my favorite low calorie, low fat and high in nutrition recipes that are simple to make and cheap!

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