12 Days of Christmas Day 1

On the first day of Christmas, my Arbonne  consultant brought to me one bag of fit chews-

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No joke- Anyone that orders today gets a bag of fit chews AND their name is entered into the drawing to win ALL 12 prizes!

You can shop at http://www.dominiquerondeau.arbonne.com

 

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Sugar Detox

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This sums it up ya’al…sugar detox day 2…

I wasn’t able to get much sleep last night (I have a hard time saying no to people and was working until close to midnight) but I feel a bit run down this morning, but that’s totally normal when you(I) are detoxing from sugar.

I get cranky and headache and tired, but it doesn’t last long and then I feel GREAT! So got to get through the blas to get to the ahs!

A random thought I had this morning was “Dom you are CRAZY for doing this rightt before holidays!” and then “Im done being owned by sugar!”

SO here goes! Cheers! To health and happy brain and body!

 

Detox Slimming Wraps

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So, what IS a detox slimming wrap? It is just a quick way to drop an inch or so around your tummy, thighs, or arms.  Disclaimer, though: Arbonne International didn’t come up with these wraps. They don’t sell them and do not endorse them. These wraps were created by a smarty-pants Independent Consultant. 

What’s so different about these wraps? The Arbonne products! They’re pure, safe and beneficial! You can use the products for so many things!

Also, you can reuse your wrap! Just toss them in the wash after each use, and use them again! But, the magic is in the products. You WILL NOT get the same results without the products.

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What you need:

  1. Detox Rescue Wash
  2. Foaming Sea Salt Scrub
  3. Renewing Body Gelee
  4. Purifying Body Soak
  5. Re-mineralizing hand lotion 24 Hour
  6. 5 in 1 Massage Oil (optional – for extra support and hydration)
  7. Saran wrap
  8. A towel or hand towel
  9. A dish bin, bowl or sink: somewhere to hold water to soak wrap
  10. An herbal wrap or large ace bandage. (latex-free)
  11. 20 – 32 oz of water.
  12. String to measure

You can find all of these Arbonne products at http://www.dominiquerondeau.arbonne.com. Ask me how to get the BEST deal

What to do:

  1. Put your string around the area you’re wrapping.  Cut the string so that it’s meeting end to end. Mark using a sharpie so you know where to measure when you’re done the wrapping.
  2. Put on some comfy PJ pants or shorts and tuck a towel into the top of them so they don’t get soaking wet. They will likely get damp.
  3. Soak wrap for 10 – 15 minutes in bin/bowl/sink with a teaspoon of Purifying Sea Soak.
  4. Use one pump of Detoxifying Rescue Wash with a bit of water to wash off the surface of the area you’re wrapping. You can just use your hand in circular motions. Do not wash off.
  5. Add a nickel sized amount of Foaming Sea Salt Scrub and Renewing Body Gelee and rub all over the area that will be wrapped. You can use a little extra Glee if you’d like.
  6. Wring out the wrap. It should be damp but not soaking wet/dripping.
  7. Wrap area so that no gaps are showing between the wrap. Secure wrap with prongy-things that came with your wrap. The wrap should be tight but remember you need to be able to breathe.
  8. Wrap 5 – 7 layers of saran around to totally cover the wrap. This keeps the body heat in and keeps the products ‘activated’. Dollar store plastic wrap does NOT work for this. It’s worth getting the good stuff. I use the Glad brand.
  9. Put your clothes on/your shirt down and go on about your business. Leave the wrap on for 60 – 90 minutes. I have clients that clean or cook or whatever to pass the time.
  10. After you remove the wrap, use a washcloth or wet paper towel (or jump in the shower if you’re able) to wash off access sea salt scrub.
  11. Apply ReMineralizing Lotion 24H + 5-in-1 Massage Oil all over the area you wrapped.
  12. Remeasure using the same string to see how many inches you lost!

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IMPORTANT: You’ll need to drink the water during the duration of the wrap. No need to chug! Unless that’s your thing… PS. no you’re not losing ‘water weight’ as many people presume. The products turn toxins into salts your body can eliminate when you sweat and go to the bathroom. So that water is just helping to push out the toxins.

HINT: The detox process keeps working for up to 72 hours, so don’t be surprised or bummed if you don’t lose anything right away. Measure again later on in the day and the next couple of days using the same string.

HOT TIP: Avoid processed foods, soda, gluten, sugars and dairy at all costs during the 72 hours for best results! All of these things cause bloating and inflammation and will undo the detox process.

PS These are TEMPORARY results! Healthy eating and exercise are the only ways to see lasting results 🙂

Paleo Orange Chicken and Coconut Rice

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Last night I was craving something yummy for dinner so orange chicken and coconut rice it was.

Meat

  • 2 lbs Chicken

Produce

  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • 1 Orange

Canned Goods

  • 2 tbsp Tomato paste

Condiments

  • 2 tbsp Honey

Baking & Spices

  • 1/2 tsp Red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Tapioca starch

Oils & Vinegars

  • 2 tbsp Sesame oil, toasted

Nuts & Seeds

  • 1/3 cup Coconut amnios
    1. Sprinkle salt on chicken and stir to evenly coat.
    2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the sesame oil and chicken.
    3. Cook for about 5 minutes until mostly cooked through.
    4. While that is cooking, in a small bowl, combine orange zest and juice, coconut aminos, ginger,tomato paste, honey, red pepper, and garlic powder. Stir as best you can with a spoon.
    5. Pour over chicken and stir to evenly coat.
    6. Cook for 5-10 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked through.
    7. Add tapioca starch if you want the sauce thicker. Stir it in and cook for a couple minutes for it to thicken.
    8. Serve over rice of your choice (cauliflower rice would make it 100% paleo 😛 )

 Coconut Rice 

  •  1 cup rice (white or brown)
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 1 tsp coconut oil

Make rice according to cooking instructions just substitute the coconut milk for the water.

 

Apricot Energy Bars

Apricot Energy Bars
12 dried apricots
1/3 cup water
1/3 cup almond butter
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/8 tsp himalayan pink salt
4 scoops Arbonne Protein Booster
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
2 cups gluten free oats
Blend 6 apricots, water, nut butter, vanilla, and salt in blender or food processor 1 minute until smooth. Add protein booster, cinnamon and nutmeg. Finely chop remaining apricots and place in mixing bowl with oats. Hand mix all ingredients until smooth. Place in an 8×8 baking dish and freeze 45 min! Voila ~ your kids will love them and so will YOU!

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Enjoy!

-Dominique 

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Yummy Clean Eating Recipe

Chicken Quesadillas with Guacamole 

Serves 3
Ingredients:
Brown Rice Tortillas
2 Chicken Breasts
2 tbsp Olive Oil
1 Red Onion
Garlic
Handful of Spinach

I started by roasting my chicken in the oven (or you can buy a rotisserie chicken.)Here is how I do it: I take a chicken breast (1 full breast or 2 halves) and spread a little olive oil on the breast. Then, I sprinkle garlic powder, salt, pepper, and cumin. I then bake it in a 350 degree oven for 45 mins. It always comes out flavorful and juicy.

I then caramelized the red onion with garlic and threw in some spinach. I added that to the brown rice tortilla and grilled it up on the griddle.

OH MY GOODNESS….so good! I was really afraid of the Brown Rice Tortilla. I had heard a few bad reviews. These are stinkin’ fantastic….at least when they are grilled.EASY_CHICKEN_MUSHROOM_QUESADILLA