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Homemade Ice Packs. For all your boo boos. :)

Homemade Ice Packs. For all your boo boos. :)

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Various plants (in no particular order) that you can regrow from the food you already have! Woot! Way to reuse and recycle! I constantly have green onions and celery growing. (And potatoes/sweet potatoes but that just because they decided to do that in my pantry) Do you guys regrow any of your food?

Apples- http://www.ehow.com/how_2135774_grow-apple-seeds.html

Tomatoes- http://www.ehow.com/how_5581958_grow-tomatoes-fresh-tomato-seeds.html

Potatoes/Sweet Potatoes- http://www.gardenguides.com/117543-plant-cuttings-potatoes.html

Green Onions- http://www.17apart.com/2012/02/how-to-grow-green-onions-indefinitely.html
http://tipnut.com/nifty-food-plants/

Leeks- same technique as green onions

Carrot Tops- http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/children-in-the-garden/grow-carrot-tops.htm

Pineapple- http://www.rickswoodshopcreations.com/Pineapple/pineapple.htm

Romaine Lettuce- Same technique as celery

Cabbage- Same technique as celery

Celery- http://www.17apart.com/2012/02/growing-celery-indoors-never-buy-celery.html

Avocado -http://www.thehungrymouse.com/2009/09/09/how-to-grow-an-avocado-tree-from-an-avocado-pit/

Lentils- http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net/2009/02/19/how-to-grow-sprouts/

Pumpkin- http://pinterest.com/pin/98375573080950437/

Ginger- http://www.gardenswag.com/2011/12/5-foods-you-can-grow-from-kitchen-scraps/

Garlic- http://www.gardenswag.com/2011/12/5-foods-you-can-grow-from-kitchen-scraps/

Bonus: Bok Choy - http://www.17apart.com/2012/02/how-to-regrowing-bok-choy.html

(via The Healthy Hybrid - A life in transition)

(via enviousofbumblebees)

DIY Spinach Ice Cubes For Smoothies

Crazy easy, saves time, money AND replaces the need for ice cubes in your smoothies. Love this idea!

My favorite smoothie recipes.

AMAZING thing of the day: this edible office grows its own lunch. 

Yeah, I know. THEY WIN. This sounds so cool! 

"Tomato vines suspended over conference rooms, lemon and passion fruit trees scattered between meeting spaces, and tiny sprouts growing under benches. Best of all, these delectable flora are later harvested, prepared, and served at the building’s cafeterias. 

Pasona’s nine-story, 215,000-square-foot corporate office comes with a rooftop garden, and urban farming facilities integrated within the building. The green space comprises 43,000 square feet with 200 species, including fruits, vegetables, and rice. (the main lobby has a rice paddy—and a broccoli field)”

Read more.

Homemade Protein Powder via BackToHerRoots

Directions: place ingredients in a coffee grinder a little at a time. Blend until powdered and store in an airtight container. 1 serving = 1/4 cup.

Ingredients

Basic Powder: 1 cup dried green lentils, 1/3 cup brown rice, 1/3 cup steel cut oats.

Cappuccino: For each 1/3 cup of lentil/rice/oats mixture you blend in the coffee grinder, throw in 1 tablespoon of whole coffee beans and blend until a fine powder. To sweeten, add desired amount of stevia or sugar.

Chocolate: For each 1/3 cup of lentil/rice/oats mixture you blend in the coffee grinder, throw in 1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder and blend until a fine powder. To sweeten, add desired amount of stevia or sugar.

Vanilla: For each 1/3 cup of lentil/rice/oats mixture you blend in the coffee grinder, add in the insides of 1/2 of a vanilla bean or slice a whole vanilla bean in half lengthwise and stash in a jar with the whole batch of protein powder to flavor continuously. To sweeten, add desired amount of stevia or sugar.

Pumpkin Spice: For each 1/3 cup of lentil/rice/oats mixture you blend in the coffee grinder, add in 1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger and ground cinnamon and 1/8 teaspoon of ground nutmeg and ground cloves. To sweeten, add desired amount of stevia or sugar.

Read more, see tips and alternatives (like soybeans), and see photos of the finished products here!

Smoothie Recipe Books

Moan Out Loud Protein Shakes: Natural, Organic, Powder-Free

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Green Smoothies

The Ultimate Smoothie Book: 130 Delicious Recipes for Blender Drinks, Frozen Desserts, Shakes, and More!

See some of my favorite smoothie recipes here.

DIY Cinnamon Oil

Operation Pink Dumbbell Preview!

(decided since the industry won’t let me buy heavier weights in my favorite shade, I’d make my own).

They took MUCH longer to dry than my patience usually allows, and several coats. But… I think they’re awesome. SOOOO excited to have “pink” dumbbells in double digits. (They’re 15’s)

:)

Operation Pink Dumbbells

Is it just me, or the more people who tell you NOT to do something, the more you want to do it? :)

I’ve been DYING to spray paint my 15lb dumbbells pink for the longest time. The current dumbbell color spectrum has always bothered me (“girly” colors like pink & purple being given to 1-3lb weights).

The thing is, I LIKE pink. I do. But my preferred dumbbell range at home is in the teens to thirties. Sadly, black and grey are my only options there.

Somewhere along the line, the industry decided that the only pink weights they’ll make for me to buy are about as heavy as my cup of coffee.

There are a host of potential problems with this project, lol. I’m lacquering it up like crazy: those dumbbells get a lot of floor smash time and I expect they’ll wear down within a few weeks. BUT I really want to do it. And so I shall. At worst, they’ll chip, but all dumbbells do at some point. At best, they’ll make me the happiest girl in the world, lol.

I’ve gotten eye rolls, sighs and “whys’, lol. Haters gonna hate, but luckily they don’t bother me. The primer’s ON and I’ll post pics when they’re done! #operationpinkdumbbells

In ever you’re in a pinch, an old pair of leggings makes for quick and easy headband makin’. :)

DIY Orange Tea Light

D.I.Y Workout Gear: iPod armband made from tube socks.

Genius! And dead simple!

See how to make it here: http://howto.cnet.com/8301-11310_39-57403641-285/diy-a-dead-simple-workout-armband/

Via Kitchen Monki

Ingredients

  • 1⁄2 cup 100% fruit Juice or freshly juiced fruit. (I like melon)
  • 1 cup Club Soda

Step 1

Add both ingredients to a cup, plus an ice cube or two, and garnish with fresh berries, mint or lime. It’s best to make in small batches as the club soda quickly loses it’s carbonation.

(I don’t add sweetener to mine, but you can also add the sweetener of your choice! I prefer light tasting sodas: watermelon is my favorite and I like to leave it in chunks :).

DIY Denim Yoga Mat Bags

Put those old, baggy jeans to good use! Why keep them if you never intend on wearing them again?

Easy instructions here!

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