Build a Better Summertime Breakfast

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It’s a steamy summer morning and the last thing on your mind is food. You’d like to take a cool shower and sit in front of the air conditioner— but no scrambling eggs or cooking oatmeal, please. Problem is, breakfast is your chance to rev up calorie burning after a night of fasting, give you energy to get through a busy morning, and deliver a major dose of beautifying nutrients to your body. Skipping breakfast means that you’ll miss out on all that great stuff!

What will sustain your beauty and body on hot summer mornings without weighting you down—or making you break a sweat? Here's my recipe for the perfect summertime smoothie.

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Top 6 Beautifying Herbs to Grow this Year

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If you're like me, the sight of budding leaves and blooming flowers gets you thinking about planting something of your own. While it's still a bit early to plant some seedlings outdoors, there's no harm in planning ahead. Whether you have a rolling green lawn or a sunny windowsill, you can—and should—try your hand at a beautifying herb garden this year. I'm obsessed with herbs for beauty; they're easy to grow (mostly- check out #6 below), packed with beauty nutrients, and inexpensive. They multiply the flavor and beauty benefits of your meals without a load of calories, sugar, or sodium. I bet you already love one or more of my favorite beauty herbs, below.

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Tried and True Natural Exfoliants

There may be an overload of exfoliants out there, but you won't have to spend another minute searching- I've been keeping careful track of the very best. Find out which enzyme exfoliants (not scrubs) deliver major results!

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