Berry Berry Protein Smoothie™

Okay.
I was hungry as hell this morning – I was tired, it’s Sunday and I laid in the bed for far too long so yeah, I didn’t eat on time.
I say all that to say this:
I am half assing this post because I did not take pictures of this process – forgive me!

Although this isn’t my picture, it does turn out looking pretty much like this

Now that that’s out of the way, here’s the recipe:

  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder (I use whey)
  • Powdered Greens (I use a mix from a local shop that contains Alfalfa Leaf, Barley Grass, Beet Root, Chlorella, Lecithin, Dandelion Root, Nettle Leaf, Parsley Leaf, Spirulina, Wheatgrass, Kelp, Bee Pollen, Rosehips) 
  • Chia Seeds
  • 1 tsp Coconut Oil 
  • Raspberries
  • BlueBerries
  • Strawberries
  • 1/2 Banana (for sweetness) 
  • 16 oz Plain Unsweetened Almond Milk

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend!
Please note that this recipe yields enough for two people.
You can also add a natural sweetner if itisn’t sweet enough for you – lke agave nectar or black strap molasses.
I hope you enjoy it!
 

DIY Beauty | Organic Hair Remover/Sugar Paste via HeyFranHey

I just love HeyFranHey and her YoutTube Channel.
So informative and with information and tips that are actually relevent and useful.
I have already tried or am planning on trying many of her DIY tutorials and swear by many of them –    and this sugar paste recipe is no exception.
I’ve never been one for waxing – not sure why, but I just haven’t.
I’ve always simply shaved with razors – both electric and manual which yielded poor results.

Today, my daughter and I decided to try something a little different so of course I turned to Fran for help and boy did she deliver with this!
By the way, we LOVED the results!

Embracing tight curls

4C hair, unstretched, little to no product

I love natural hair, and I love scrolling through Tumblr and looking at all the beautiful pictures of fabulous black women and their equally fabulous, glorious natural hair.
But, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t notice the over abundance of sisters with more of a curly texture and less of us with the kinkier coils circulating around the net.

Teesha – 4C Hair Icon

This leaves me feeling a little left out, or as if my hair isn’t as appealing as say someone with a looser curl pattern.
I mean let’s face it – darker skin and kinkier hair are things that have been less desired in our community and we all know why that is.
I often find myself wondering why sisters with the fluffier less kinky hair ever felt the need to relax their hair as it is not deemed as ‘niggardly’, ‘unkempt’ or reminiscent of slavery as hair like mine.

Nneka – 4C Hair Icon
Teesha – 4C Hair Icon

Don’t get me wrong, I love myself just the way I am, but being honest, when I was younger I used to wish for a more relaxed type of curl so I wouldn’t have to endure the teasing about my edges or my nappy kitchen.
Now that I’m a grown ass woman, I have learned to embrace and cherish the hair I have been blessed with.
It gives me my character and is a part of who I am.
But it would be nice to see hair like mine on women as dark as me being reblogged with such ferver and admiration as my lighter skinned sisters or the sisters with more of a curly, fluffy hair texture.
I’m just saying.

*Photos included in this post are not mine but have all been properly tagged, linked and/or credited