☕️Coffee Scrub☕️
1 cup coffee grounds
5 tbsp coconut oil (if you can’t get coconut oil just do 6 tbsp of baby oil)
1 tbsp baby oil
3 tbsp sea salt
1 tbsp sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
drop of honey
empty jar or container
Step one: in a bowl mix your dry ingredients together
Step two: in a microwave safe bowl add the coconut oil and baby oil and honey. Put in the microwave for 30 seconds and stir until small chunks are melted and everything is mixed together.
Step three: add the melted mixture to the dry ingredients and stir until mixed
Step four: immediately place in your container.
(If you want to make the scrub into an easy to use bar place cupcake liners in a cup cake pan and add the mixture to the liners and place in the freezer until hard.)

To use: before showering rub a small amount on desired area, leave on for 10 minutes rinse off in shower.

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Recently I’ve realized that my best days start when I not only have a healthy, delicious breakfast, but also when that breakfast looks as amazing as it tastes. Waking up to a big bowl of beautiful puts a much needed early morning smile on my face, especially since I’ve been waking extra early for morning yoga! I wanted to share some of my most recent breakfast creations, I hope they start your day with energy, nutrition, and a positive outlook too!

I try to alternate my breakfast each day between granola inspired yogurt bowls and big fruity green smoothies. Sometimes though, when I’m in a hurry, breakfast bars, mini muffins, and other make ahead baked goods are my go-to’s! You can get more pictures of my breakfasts, lunches, quick snacks, and more (including my adorable kitten!) on my instagram: piecesinprogress.

Oh and like me, all of these recipes are gluten free!

This week’s fruit prep. There were absolutely amazing sales on berries this week (finally!) so I might have gone a bit overboard haha! I have 2 jumbo packs of raspberries, 1 jumbo pack of strawberries, 2 twelve oz packs of blackberries, 2 mangoes peeled & chopped and 4 peaches. There will be so many colorful yogurt parfaits, snack bowls, salads and of course some ulgy-smoothie-happy-tummy green smoothies with all these berries!

I hope your fridge is looking as fresh and colorful as mine this week! :)