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Detox Bath


One of my favorite things to do on a lazy Sunday is treat myself to a little at home spa day. It usually involves a bath filled with Epsom salts and essential lavender oil. As well as a few DIY mask’s and body scrubs. The Epsom salt in a hot bath will actually help to pull toxins out of your skin. Have you ever noticed the bath water actually change color because of it? It can become a little murky or take on a grey-brown hue. Those are toxins actually being released through your skin. A great way to end the weekend and prepare your body for the coming week is to enjoy a Detox Bath. This will help to promote energy and clarity. It is especially great to do when you feel a cold coming on, as it will remove toxic buildup and help to strengthen the immune system.
Epsom salts are inexpensive and can be found at most local pharmacies. My favorite is Dr. Teals Lavender Epsom Salt.
To enjoy a Detox Bath, add 2 cups of epsom salt to a hot bath. Soak for at least 20 minutes. Once done, give yourself time to relax and be sure to drink lots of water throughout the day.

Pitya Bowl

I like to call the Pitya bowl, the sister of the Acai Bowl. Pitya, originally came from South America and was bought over to Asia where it is now commonly called Dragon Fruit. It has many benefits and is a quick and easy bowl to make for breakfast as well as a fast dinner after an evening gym session. Pack it with some extra protein by adding a dollop of peanut butter or almond butter. One of the reasons I love Pitya is for its bright pink hue.. Filled with antioxidents, it goes to work strengthening the immune system and the fiber fills us up, aiding in digestion for a healthy tummy. Vitamin C brightens the skin, improving the elasticity for a youthful glow and Vitamin B also in Pitya increases healthy hair growth. Whichever time of day you decide to enjoy this bowl, know that you are doing something good for your body. My favorite way to enjoy this bowl can be found in the recipe below.

Elle’s Favorite Pitya Bowl

  • 1 packet Pitya Plus
  • 1/2 Frozen Banana
  • 1/4 C. Silk PureAlmond All-Natural Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 1/4 C. Slivered Almonds
  • 1 Tsp. Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
  • 1 Tsp. Ground Flax Seed
  • 2 Tbs. Almond Butter

In a blender or smoothie maker, combine Pitya, banana and almond milk. Blend up to a thick consistency adding a teeny bit of extra almond milk if needed. Spoon mixture into a bowl and top with almonds, coconut flakes, flax seed and almond butter. Enjoy!