Shaklee Summer Must Have

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This is the safest and best sunscreen out there! You might of heard about all the studies going around about the chemicals in the sunscreens and how it can be very harmful to you and your kids. That’s why I use this more natural sunscreen. It’s designed for all skin types, including the most sensitive skin, this patented, water resistant, oil-free sunscreen smoothes easily into your skin and absorbs quickly, without leaving a sticky residue. Soothing and moisturizing, it does not irritate the skin. Patented Vital-Repair+ contains antioxidant vitamins and botanicals. The formula offers broad spectrum protection and adds an extra defense against premature skin aging. Oh, and it’s Paraben Free.
Extra Features include:
Protect and prevent premature aging of your skin with the clinically proven and patented Enfuselle® formula.
*It provides broad-spectrum protection against both harmful UVA and UVB rays.

*Vital Repair+® Complex adds extra protection against prematurely older-looking skin by neutralizing harmful free radicals

*Filters out sun’s harsh rays to protect against skin damage

*Nonirritating formula designed for sensitive skin

*Hypoallergenic

*Contains triple-patented Vital Repair+ Complex

*Formulated with witch hazel and chamomile extracts

*Alcohol Free

*100% dye, oil, and paraben free

*pH-balanced

*Hypoallergenic

*Dermatologist tested

*Not tested on animals

Get yours here!

 

 

Gluten FreeTropical Green Shake

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Tropical Green Shake

2 scoops Vanilla Shaklee Life Energizing Shake

1 cup frozen chopped greens such as collards, kale, or spinach

1/2 cup frozen pineapple

1/2 cup frozen ripe banana

1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond or coconut milk

Blend ingredients until creamy.

~Enjoy~

Look What Happens When You Wash Your Fruit and Veggies!!

 

I’ve always given my fruit and veggies a quick wash. Never have I seen results like this in the sink after.

I never bought into the idea that you should use soap or chemicals to wash your veggies but I didn’t feel like they were adequately getting clean.

Vinegar was really the only natural option. I hated the smell and sometimes I could taste it on the veggies I washed. Now I have Basic H!!! Not only is it safe toxic free household cleaner it works on veggies too!! I used two drops, (that right two drops!!) and it cleaned my fruits this morning.

This bottle of Basic H concentrate has over 48 gallons of cleaner in it. (Depending on how you use it)

*need a degreaser? Add 1 1/2 tsp to 16oz of water

*need an all purpose cleaner? Add 1/4 tsp to 16oz of water

*need to wash some Windows? Add 2 drops to 16oz of water

*need a fruit & veggie wash? Add 2 drops to a sink full of water.

Check out my website for other natural cleaning options!! Emilysutten.myshaklee.com

Brownie Batter Protein Bites

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Ingredients

Directions

Combine all ingredients then roll into balls. If you put them in the refrigerator they will get hard and not have the “batter” consistency but they are amazing both ways!!

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Enjoy!!

Thin Mint Smoothie

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In the spirit of Girl Scout Cookie Season, This recipe is perfect!!

Pass on the cookies and try this healthier alternative instead. It’s a fun twist on a green smoothie.
In blender add:
1 cup water
2 scoops Shaklee Life Energizing Shake (any flavor)
2 handfuls of mint
3 handfuls of kale
2 handfuls of spinach
1/2 cup organic yogurt
2 tbsp ground flaxseed

Ice Cubes if desired


Top with chopped dark chocolate chips.

 

DIY Cloth Diaper Spray

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We have been Cloth Diapering for 3 and a half years now (well we got a 2 month break between our 2 year old being potty trained and the birth of his brother) and we love it!!

I will be the first to admit that it has been a process figuring out a system with non toxic detergents. Before we found Shaklee, we were always trying new non toxic detergents and failed miserably. We always have to use some kind of detergent for sensitive skin because my husband will break out all over his body!!

So I found myself using Tide for the diapers and Ecos for the rest of our clothes. It drove me insane that I was putting toxic residue against my baby’s skin and washing it down the drain into our water system. It just felt like I was canceling out our eco friendlyness of the cloth diapers.

Then I found Shaklee and their Laundry Line and things improved greatly!! You can read about my cloth diaper routine here. I still struggled with keeping them bright and the stains away. In the summer it’s not a problem because I put them in the sun to dry and bleach but in the winter I needed something else.

So I came up with my own recipe for a cloth diaper spray!! It uses all non toxic products and has been a lifesaver for my diapers!! Its so important for me too make these diapers last (especially since we want another baby someday).

Try this out and let me know what you think!!

What you need:

16 oz spray bottle

2 tsp. Basic H

3 tsp. Nature Bright

4 Pumps of Fresh Laundry Concentrate

*Fill squirt bottle with HOT water before adding ingredients (or it will overflow with bubbles)

*Add ingredients above and shake

*After rinsing solids out of cloth diaper, spray soiled area with diaper spray and throw in your hamper!! Thats it!!

Lactation Protein Smoothie Packs

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I have been working on perfecting a lactation smoothie that actually tastes good. My sister is having a baby in a couple of  weeks and I am making her a New Mama Care Package for her to come home to after the birth.

I thought pre packaged smoothie packs would be a great addition since it is so easy to pop them in a blender, add milk, and blend for a healthy meal when you don’t have time to cook (or enough hands).

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So after blending and tasting for a couple of weeks, I think I have it down. The oats, brewer’s yeast, and pure protein and omegas are a perfect combination to help promote lactation in a new mama!!

Have you ever had a lactation smoothie??

Ingredients:

2 scoops Vanilla or Chocolate Shaklee Life Shake
1 T Peanut Butter
¼ cup Oats
½ Banana
1-1.5 Tsp. Brewer’s Yeast
8 oz. Milk of choice
Ice as needed

Lactation Protein Balls

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I recently made these delicious little snacks for my sister who is waiting to deliver her sweet baby any day now. I am adding them to the New Mama Care Package that I am making for her to come home to.

The oats, brewers yeast, high quality protein and omegas are all the perfect combination to help promote lactation in a new mama. Not to mention the easy healthy snack that it will provide her when her hands are full and she is forgetting to eat!!

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups Peanut Butter
1/2 cup Honey
2 Tbs. Flax Seed
2 Tbs. Chia Seed
4 Tbs. Brewer’s Yeast
1 cup oats
Your favorite chocolate chunks
Mix together in a medium bowl or food processor (use the dough blade). Roll into balls or use a small ice cream scooper. Place in fridge. Yields 26 protein balls.
These also freeze beautifully!!
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I hope you enjoy making this recipe for a sweet new mama in your life. Did you make lactation cookies for your milk supply?

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls


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My kids beg to make protein balls several times a week. We make these almost every weekend and then snack on them all week long. Have you tried these yet? When I was in Trader Joes this week, I saw protein balls for sale for $1.70 EACH….I love TJ’s BUT….THAT’S INSANE!!! I make my own for way cheaper and they are sooo yummy!!!

Ingredients:
1 cup Peanut Butter
1/3 cup Honey
1/2 Tbs. Flax Seed
1/2 Tbs. Chia Seed
Your favorite chocolate chunks
Mix together in a medium bowl or food processor (use the dough blade). Roll into balls or use a small ice cream scooper. Place in fridge. Yields 16-17 protein balls.

Anyone CAN Be SUCCESSFUL!!

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“The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.”~ Bruce Lee

I have learned so much about myself and people during the last 5 years! Some of the most successful people I know are just regular people that want to make a difference and do more!

You just need to focus on your daily activities and make a commitment to yourself!

Anyone can be successful when they put their mind to it!

What are you working on today? What are you doing for your goals today?

#quoteoftheday #postivethinking #personalgrowth #commitment #happiness #dowhatyoulove