3 Healthy Cocktail Ideas

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I know I’m not alone when it comes to loving a good cocktail. But having one too many hangovers from sugary drinks made me rethink what I was drinking. My old go-to was a gin + tonic. Thinking tonic was just some variant of water, I used to think it was a healthy choice. Then I did my research. Realizing tonic is actually a sugary soft drink masked by a name including water, I swapped out my tonic for club soda. Sure, it doesn’t taste the same but the amount of calories and sugar you give up making the change is HUGE! While many alcohols have sugar content, it is typically the mixers that surge the calorie and sugar content sky high. So, to avoid an extra five pounds and the nasty hangovers, try these using these three ideas for a healthier cocktail!
  1. Gin, La Croix passionfruit flavor, + a splash of pineapple juice with ice
  2. Vodka, club soda,  + lemon juice with ice
  3. White wine sangria with San Pellegrino sparkling water, green apples, oranges, lemons, + limes

As the weather gets warmer, there are definitely opportunities to fall victim to those delicious frozen drinks like a margarita or strawberry daiquiri. But just remember, there are always healthy alternatives that can keep you on track with your diet and natural living while still having fun!

Hope you enjoy!

Xx,
M
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Winter Skin Essentials

I know I’m not alone when it comes to hating winter solely for the fact of dry skin. Basically from November to March, I am constantly using lotion, chapstick, oils- you name it. It seems like a never ending battle! But luckily over the years I’ve found some staples in my routine to keep the dry skin at bay during the winter.

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My all time favorite winter skin saver is Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion Sheer Hydration. I used to use the regular Aveeno, but found it to be a little too greasy (a pet peeve of mine!) so I swapped out for the sheer hydration bottle and LOVE it. By no means does sheer hydration mean that it isn’t a very moisturizing lotion either. This lotion goes on so smoothly, absorbs quickly, without ANY residue. I used to try a bunch of other brands like Vaseline and Aquaphor, but always found them to be too thick to absorb and left me feeling greasy. THIS is the stuff guys, it is my holy grail winter skin saver!

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My next favorite dry skin buster is the CeraVe PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion for my face. I use an acne cleanser + acne spot treatment with benzoyl peroxide daily, so my face is always dry. This lotion by CeraVe is thin enough to absorb into my skin, but thick enough to cure the dryness and prevent flaking. I can’t stand when a lotion on my face feels greasy- I am prone to breakouts, so feeling greasy typically means it’ll break me out- but this lotion has not disappointed me.

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Let me know if you guys like these lotions too or have any good suggestions for what I should try next!

Xx,
M