Friday 5

Hi friends – happy Friday!

In today’s episode of the Friday 5, I’m sharing 5 happier things unrelated to the craziness going on in our world including the most delicious dark chocolate ever, a brand new Beautycounter product launching next week, the secret ingredient to making quarantine meals more exciting, and a new low-sugar snack I’m loving. Also, did you see Peloton is offering 90 days free and Kindle is offering 2 months free? Ooooh, baby!

I’m trying to carry on as “normal” as possible, if you know what I mean. And, if you’re looking for tips and advice for staying healthy, be sure to head over to Instagram and follow my content there. I’ve been sharing a lot of workouts and motivation!

1. Beautycounter All Bright C Serum (brand new product launching 4/21!)

I was lucky enough to get my hands on this not-yet-released product, and OMG I am so excited about it. It’s the daytime “sister” product to my absolute favorite Overnight Resurfacing Peel. So, if you’re wanting double the action on reducing sun spots and brightening your skin tone, this will be your new skincare BFF. I’m here for it! Stay tuned for it’s official debut next Tuesday, April 21!

FYI: If you’re not yet a Band of Beauty member, you can get the Overnight Resurfacing Peel for FREE this month!

** Be sure to join my Beautycounter email list for the latest news on sales, deals, and free samples! **

2. Scout & Cellar Clean Wines

As we’re doing our part to stay home and not leave our house unless we absolutely have to, our Scout & Cellar clean-crafted wine subscription is coming in clutch! It’s keeping us alive during this pandemic, haha!

If you haven’t heard me rave about these wines (no artificial junk in them whatsoever!), check out my review here. I also answered a bunch of FAQs in this post in case you’re a self-proclaimed wino like me! 😉

3. Tahini Berry Bowl

I have been loving this lately as a breakfast or snack. It’s so filling and high in fiber, low in carbs, and helps me managing my cravings. In the mix: frozen mixed berries + tahini, nuked in microwave and then topped with ground flax, hemp seeds, and cinnamon. This has lots of healthy fats, so it won’t spike blood your sugar and will keep you full for awhile. I like eating this on my rest days when I’m craving something sweet, but don’t need the extra carbs and sugar!

4. Pixie Dust & Pizza and Pasta Magic Seasoning

These two spice blends are making boring pandemic meals a little more exciting! I’ve been eating a lot of meat + frozen veggies, so they’ve been a great way to spice up a meal! Pixie Dust is especially good on chicken wings (cooked in the air fryer), chicken breasts, chicken thighs, and mixed into ground turkey. The pizza seasoning is especially great mixed into ground beef, on roasted veggies, pasta, and, yes – pizza!

5. Hu Dark Chocolate

If you love dark chocolate and haven’t tried Hu dark chocolate, you’re missing out! It has minimal ingredients, is lower in sugar, and is some of the best chocolate I’ve ever had! It’s also free of refined sugars, dairy, soy lecithin, and sugar alcohols – which are common ingredients found in chocolate.

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  1. The tahini bowl sounds great! I never thought to drizzle tahini over berries, but it sounds incredible and I’ll definitely be trying it out soon!

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