The Best Minimally Processed Foods For Runners

For the Runners and overall Athletes of the world, I know you want to eat as less processed foods you can get your hands on. Here, are a few of the best minimally processed foods for you or anyone else who wants to try them.


Groovy Smoothie



If you have ever wondered what makes a “Great” smoothie, here is the recipe. And trust me, you know when you’ve had a “great” smoothie. That great smoothie when the stars have aligned and everything tastes like magical pixie dust and you are in euphoria because your taste buds have gone loco. Am I right? I thought I was. Here tells you how to make the healthy satisfying smoothie that does not taste like it should be healthy for you, but guess what…It is! Go Crazy and loose weight with this smoothie.

Detox Salad


Detoxing your system never looked soooo good! All of these fruits and veggies are high in burning metabolism fast. So, for those who cannot stomach swallowing a nasty liquid detox cleanser drink, here is your alternative! Strawberries, carrots, blueberries, raspberries, lettuce, and walnuts are so yummy. I have personally tried this salad with light vinaigrette drizzled over this. It made everything taste alot better. (I recommend Krafts’ Raspberry Lite Vinaigrette $7.99)

Maybelline New York Dream Fresh BB Cream


By now, everyone should have heard about Maybelline New York’s BB Cream. For those with not so “perfect” skin, this is considered to be your saving grace or beauty angel.It is to help you achieve an instant fresh-faced look without looking like you’re wearing so much makeup.  So, let me first tell you what this product is proclaimed to do and my personal experience using it and whether or not it is a good buy.

This product enhances the skin with 8 in 1 benefits:

1. Creates a natural glow

2. Complements skin tone

3. SPF 30 UV protection

4. Hydrates all day

5. Blurs imperfections

6. Oil free and non greasy

7. Looks visibly smooth

8. Feels fresh

How to apply: Apply a thin layer of Maybelline New York Dream Fresh 8-in-1 BB Cream SPF 30 on skin. Can be used with or without a moisturizer.

TIP 1: If you have dry skin or just want smooth skin, apply a layer of naturally scented or non scented lotion and massage into the skin on your face. This will help the BB cream work better and last longer. The tip is tried and proven true.

TIP 2: Although BB cream as SPF 30, this does not mean you should not wear your normal sunscreen. Apply sunscreen to face then the BB cream.

TIP 3: Depending on your skin type, BB cream can replace your primer, concealer and foundation.

Personal Experience:

I have now been using Maybelline New York’s BB Cream for a week now. I am pretty satisfied with some of the benefits of using this product. It does complement my skin tone very well and blurs imperfections (I have at least three (3)). My face does not feel sunburned, dry, oily or greasy. My face does feel fresh and looks visibly smooth. The only benefit I do not see is a natural glow. In some lights I see it and in some lights I do not and I have not had complements about having a natural glow about me (although not required but nice to be told by someone else).

Buy or Not to buy?

Depending on where you shop, the prices vary. I purchased mine for $7.99 (reg.price $8.99 without coupons or special rewards).
I believe it was worth the price. Maybelline New york has again created a great product.

*Personal results with this product may vary*

**Tip 1 and Tip 2 came from Allure Magazine, November 2012.

***All credits go to Allure Magazine

Custom Colors Previews All Around

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After adding colors to our Custom Design repertoire a few months ago, we decided they’re cool enough that everyone should have a chance to preview new colors before purchasing an upgrade.

Adding color to your blog makes it stand out and gives your message impact—so wrap up your work in that perfect color choice! To try before you buy, go to your blog’s Appearance → Themes page and click “Customize” or open a live preview for a free theme and then click on the “Try Now” button.

Custom Colors is designed to make it as simple as possible to update your blog’s color scheme with just a few clicks. Built with simplicity in mind, some of the features include popular color schemes that can be applied with one click, suggested colors based on the other colors in your palette, a color picker for when you have a precise color in…

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