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What Is Jungle Juice???

Right, so now that I am a mommy, I’m going through more things than just finding out the latest beauty products, tricks and tips. Motherhood goes beyond that. It’s now whats best for your child, and of course yourself. How on earth can a mother look after her child if she doesn’t look after herself first.

So if you’re a mommy, you know or have heard of jungle juice, haven’t you?  It’s a ‘magic’ potion you drink to improve your milk production. Although on La Leche League (LLL) groups, they’ll tell you it holds no evidence that it does, HOWEVER, too many mommies say it has worked for them. So I’m testing it… And in my honest opinion it is working. But I have to also say that I’m topping up with formula. This is a personal choice, as my milk took a while to come in. I feel it’s due to the fact I had a c-section. I have however noticed my milk is coming in more with this juice while expressing. So my boy is having less formula.. so yay!

Now it could be just be the fact I’m drinking a whole lot of liquids which lets face it, is what really helps with milk production. But with all the ingredients one mixes, it could only be helping really.

INGREDIENTS:

2 litres water, room temperature or cold.
1 litre apple juice
1 sachet rehidrat (available at a pharmacy)
± 10 drops per litre of juice of Rescue drops (available at a pharmacy)
60ml blackthorn berry elixir (available at a pharmacy)

METHOD:

  1. Mix it all together in a large bottle ± 5 litre bottle and drink it all up within two days.


WHAT IS REHIDRAT?
Oral electrolyte mixture for the treatment of dehydration.

WHAT IS RESCUE DROPS?
A homeopathic-flower essence combination complementary medicine of the use of shock, anxiety, fear, grief and recurrent insomnia due to stress.

WHAT IS BLACKTHORN BERRY ELIXIR?
This elixir is ideal for restoring the body’s natural balance after periods of exhaustion, pressure or illness.
Reducing fatigue and increasing vitality.
Pregnant and breastfeeding woman and after confinement. Ideal for the whole family.


So if you’re breastfeeding, I suggest trying Jungle Juice out. So far, so good. I definitely approve.

MuchLuv, BeBlessed
Sandy N

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Tangled Tree – Wines With a Green Heart

birdsThere are fewer things that make me happier than seeing brands, big or small embracing the environment and acknowledging that it is important and even though going “green” is already incredibly popular overseas and more the norm than the exception to the rule, sadly it is not seen often enough in South Africa but Tangled Tree is changing that in the face of wine industry for South Africa. Their philosophy makes mention that they will not change the world by being caring towards the environment but changing the world and the face of the industry is not something that will simply happen over night, just like Rome wasn’t built in a day, companies embracing the change to address a happier world for the planet will too take time. Baby steps will get us there eventually.

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How does Tangled Tree make a difference to promote a happier and healthier world for all? Well, for starters their bottles are not  glass like most wine bottles, Tangled Tree uses plastic containers using 100% recyclable materials which reduces the amount of waste and energy used in creating them. They are also assisting in promoting the bird life and wildlife in the Robertson region.

Living in Cape Town, everyone is  self-proclaimed connoisseur of fine wine, I’ll be the first one to admit I am no expert but I just enjoy the occasional glass of wine when I am not on my detox or follow up healthier eating plan but every now and then the occasion calls for a glass of something and what better than a glass of wine which was not only made with love, care and expertise but what about a glass of wine that was made with love for nature and our planet, Earth.

The wine I have waiting for me for a special day was a gift from the first #BWB meeting from Tangled Tree which I am so looking forward to having with a friend one day soon.

It’s also refreshing to have such a quirky and interactive brand on Twitter @TangledTree and Facebook, be sure to check out their website here for more information on their entire wine offering!!

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Disclaimer: This item was a gift, this has not altered my view of the product in anyway I am just so excited to try it 🙂

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#WALNUT GROVE SANDTON

Hello fashionistas!

I’ve been extremely busy planning my wedding, so I haven’t really had time to blog. But I’m back 🙂

(I was thinking, after the wedding, I’ll write up a post on my wedding. Nothing too detailed, but more like a summary on the wedding. Like which photographer, cake baker, venue, dress, menu etc I chose. But that’s in about two months or so.)

Getting on with this post. Whenever we go to Sandton, we always have lunch at the WALNUT GROVE. It’s got fabulous food, cakes, breads(gluten free options too) and amazing coffee. It’s got a comfortable and relaxed, yet “larny” vibe to it.

If you do go to SANDTON please visit the WALNUT GROVE. It’s worth it!

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The mini red velvet cupcakes that came with our cappuccinos.

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How cute are the fries plated?

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Chicken dish.

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Yummy salad!

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Cappuccino and tiny cupcake. #nunus

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Do yourself a favor and order the salmon! Oh my soul. Goooood stuff.

What I also like about their restaurant is that if you spend a certain amount, you’ll get a free parking ticket!

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contact:
WALNUT GROVE WEBSITE
WALNUT GROVE CONTACT NUMBER
WALNUT GROVE FACEBOOK
WALNUT GROVE TWITTER

MuchLuv, BeBlessed
Sandylash

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BOB HARPERS SKINNY RULES

Good Morning Gorgeous!

It’s humpday and I think it’s a good idea to get some motivation to keep you going through the rest of the week. So here it goes.

This is very much true.

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There you have it! My dietitian would concur with most of Bob’s rules here.

MuchLuv
Sandylash

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#NoMU #SKINNY HOT CHOCOLATE

Hello Dahlings!

Let me tell you about the most delicious hot chocolate! It’s called Skinny Hot Chocolate by NoMU.

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Some of my closest family and friends know that I’m going to a dietitian in Pretoria. The AMAZING Amanda Kuit. And STOP right there if you cringed at the word ‘dietitian’. It’s not about losing weight, it’s about being healthy. And if you are healthy, you’ll see the uneccessary weight come off. This is NOT a starvation diet, in actual fact I’m eating much more than I have before. My jaw has never worked so much in its life! I’m on a Thyroid diet, as I have an auto-immune disease which causes me to have abnormally high amounts of anti-bodies in my blood which affects my thyroid, as it does my sisters and mom.

Anyway, because its winter, a nice hot cup of tea or coffee is always welcome. But normally ‘chocolate-like’ hot drinks and those containing malts can be extremely fattening. Until now. NoMU’s hot chocolate is Amanda Kuit approved! And it’s yummilicious!

HOW TO DRINK: Add 1 heaped teaspoon (10ml) of NoMU Skinny Hot Chocolate powder to a tablespoon (15ml) of milk and stir to combine. Top up with hot water or cold skimmed milk, stir and enjoy!

Learn more about Amanda on her Facebook page. Click HERE
‘like’ NoMU on their Facebook page, click HERE

I just had my delicious cup, and I just and to blog about it. And FYI, I’ve been on my thyroid diet for 4 weeks and I will blog about it soon. It’s the best thing I’ve done in my life! Apart from many other things hahaha, but health is uber important to me. There is no way I’m doing to pop pills for diabetes, blood pressure, obesity, cholesterol and other diseases! Amanda and her practice has in actual fact, saved my life. Thank you Amanda and team! And a HUGE thanks to my sister and brother in law for allowing us to take this step!

Muchluv
Sandylashxx

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