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Blackberry Smoothie

Blackberry Smoothie

1/2 cup CHOBANI plain greek yogurt
1/2 cup frozen blackberries
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1/4 cup water
Blend until smooth. Decorate with almonds, cinnamon, & strawberry. Enjoy!

Skin Health
As are all berries, blackberries are a great source of ellagic acid, an antioxidant shown to protect the skin from damage from ultraviolet light. Studies have also shown that ellagic acid may also repair skin damaged by the sun. Vitamin C helps heal wounds, and studies also show vitamin C may even lessen the appearance of wrinkles. Studies of cyanidin-3-glucoside, a compound found in blackberries showed it prevents skin cancer by inhibiting tumors from growing and spreading. Read more here.. http://www.healthdiaries.com/eatthis/8-health-benefits-of-blackberries.html

Wanna see my muscles?

Have you ever seen a car battery with corrosion?

It can be very similar to the toxins or knots that build up on or around your muscles. The big difference is we can’t remove them with a wire brush! Yes, getting a massage is always great but who really can afford to get one weekly? I wish I could say I can┬ábut that would be so unbelievably far from the truth. I do however have an answer to your tight muscles or lack there of…


Yoga not only improves your flexibility, range of motion, and stress levels, but it also is great for defining muscle! Now back to the whole car battery thing. Imagine sitting at a computer desk working away five or six days a week. Your posture is a bit slumped, your wrists a bit soar, and you develop tension in your face from squatting at a bright screen all day. Yoga allows you to warm up your areas of tension and gently chip away the stiffness. Not only do you feel more relaxed but YOU CAN SEE YOUR MUSCLES because all the “corrosion” is broken up.

With all the hype of my Grand Opening at Thirteenth and Washington http://www.ThirteenthandWashington.com I very much-needed some yoga time.

Yoga Six is a beautiful new studio that has opened up just off of Hampton in St. Louis. I was amazed by the eco-friendly touches and awesome stone floor mats in the women’s locker rooms. (Seriously you have to stand on them..awesome.)

If you go to the Yoga Six website http://www.yogasix.com you can print out a voucher good for 6 free session to be redeemed in two weeks. What a great way to try a new studio! Just for the record I was not asked nor was I paid to write about this. I simply love yoga and enjoyed my experience at Yoga Six.

For my first class I tried “Athletic Deep Stretch”. I really wanted to loosen up my tight muscle and de-stress. The instructor, Miranda Wall was great! In the beginning of the class she asked if there was anything we wanted to work on. Of course I chimed in, ” Arms, elbows, and shoulders please! I do hair for a living.” The classroom was 85 degrees and surprisingly very comfortable with a slight refreshing breeze. I am so thrilled with the way I feel and can’t wait to go back for more!