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Our Favorite Beauty Tips



Here it is! The eat clean crews favorite beauty tips using only organic food! Say what? Yes, food for healthy glowing skin and hair, we even use food as a makeup remover :)

1. Coconut Oil

Yes! Again, we can’t get enough of coconut oil! Here are a few ways we use coconut oil for our body:

  • Hair Mask: If you have problems with dandruff or irritated scalp, using 1 Tbls on your scalp will dramatically improve your skin, leave it in for 10 min or over night and then rinse well with shampoo (you might need a few rounds but it is totally worth it) Another way to get healthy hair in stead of using expensive oils from your hairdresser is to apply some coconut oil to the ends of your hair and leave over night. This will leave your hair looking full and fresh.
  • Nails, lips & Body: Using coconut oil as a lotion or lip balm is a much healthier choice then using a store bought product because they usually contain so many chemicals that most of the time is only a short time remedy. So get a small container and add some coconut oil and keep it with you everywhere you go :) A small amount goes a long way, remember that when using it as a moisturizer. The best way is applying it after a shower or before bed so that the skin can soak up the oil without rubbing against your clothes.
  • Makeup Remover: Coconut oil is also a safer choice for makeup remover. Just a dab of oil will remove all of your makeup, even a waterproof mascara doesn’t stand a chance! It also leaves your skin glowing!

2. Avocado

  • Moisturizer: Use the inside of the skin (make sure it is ripe) and gently rub against the skin leave for about 15 minutes, rinse with luke warm water and pat dry.

3. Organic unrefined Shea Butter

  • Perfect as a moisturizer! It is great replacement for anti-age creams, also helps prevent stretchmarks and for healing wounds like diaper rashes. It also has a natural SPF of 5 and can be used as suns protection :)

Do you guys have any tips for us? If so send us a message on Facebook or here on our blog, we’ll add it to our blog under your name :) We love hearing from our readers that’s the only way we can grow as a team :)


Lots of Love

The Eat Clean Crew =)


Health Benefit Of Lemon & Water


Health Benefit of Lemon & Water

Packed with antioxidants and other health benefits, a glass of water with the juice of half a lemon revitalizes the body and mind. Here are 10 reasons to drink it first thing:

  1. Supports the immune system: The juice of half a lemon in a glass of water is rich in vitamin C, which helps boost the immune system and assists the body in fighting colds and flu. Lemon also enhances the body’s ability to absorb iron, an important nutrient for a healthy immune system.
  2. Aids digestion: As lemon juice is similar in atomic structure to the stomach’s digestive juices, it has a positive effect on the gastrointestinal tract. It helps cleanse the bowel by flushing out waste more efficiently and stimulates the release of gastric juices, which aid digestion. The digestive qualities of lemon juice can also help relieve symptoms of indigestion, heartburn and bloating.
  3. Repairs skin: Lemons are great for combating skin ageing. The antioxidant properties help combat free radical damage, which is responsible for the symptoms of ageing. “We know that lemons are rich in vitamin C and that is really what creates collagen synthesis, which is wonderful in terms of keeping wrinkles at bay. Vitamin C is required in the synthesis of amino acids into collagen and the job of collagen and connective tissue is to hold things tight and protect our skin tissue.”instant_highdefinition_pictures_of_lemon_falling_into_water
  4. Reduces appetite: Lemons contain pectin, a soluble fiber commonly found in citrus fruits. Pectin helps stave off hunger as the fiber creates a feeling of fullness, which results in the suppression of hunger cravings, you’re less likely to snack or make poor food choices.
  5. Balances pH levels: Lemons are one of the most alkalizing foods for the body and a good pH level is essential as too much acidity in the body can be inflammatory. Lemon water is very alkalizing and most of us have acidic bodies.
  6. Cleanses the urinary tract: Lemon juice is a diuretic, meaning it encourages the production of urine. As a result, toxins are released at a faster rate, helping to purify the system and keep it healthy. Lemon juice can also change the pH level of the urinary tract, which discourages the proliferation of bad bacteria.
  7. Freshens breath: The antiseptic qualities in lemon juice help kill off bad bacteria in the mouth by acting as a disinfectant. A glass of lemon water is also a healthier morning wake-you-up than coffee. If you’re concerned about the acid harming tooth enamel, rinse your mouth with water afterwards.
  8. Protects overall health: High levels of potassium in lemons can help brain and nerve functioning and control blood pressure. Lemon water can also ward off stress and depression, which have been linked to low levels of potassium. Lemons also contain vitamin P, which improves capillary permeability and overall blood flow.
  9. Promotes healing: Ascorbic acid, vitamin C, promotes wound healing in the body and is an important nutrient in maintaining healthy bones, tissue and cartilage. It also calms inflammation in the body.
  10. Detoxifies the liver: Lemon water acts as a liver cleanser by assisting in detoxification. It purifies and stimulates the liver by encouraging the production of bile, an acid required for digestion. Lemon water can also help control excess bile flow, decrease the amount of phlegm produced by the body and assist in dissolving gallstones.

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Homemade Thousand Island Dressing


Tasty, Easy, Homemade Dressing!

I’m sure you all have tried thousand island dressing before, but maybe what you didn’t know is that it’s super simple to make at home! This recipe makes 2 1/2 cups and can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 2 weeks.


  • 1 1/2 Cups Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 Cup Organic Ketchup
  • 1 tsp organic Mustard
  • 4-5 Slices of pickles
  • 2 Tbsp pickle juice
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients in a food-processor until the pickles are finely chopped. Salt and pepper to taste and serve immediately or store cooled.


Healthy Bread Rolls

IMG_0091So Healthy and so Delicious!

We love making bread, especially rye bread! It’s really healthy, packed with nutrients and keeps longer! We thought we’d share some health benefits of rye and fiber before we give you the recipe :)

Did you know:

  • Rye bread satisfies longer than wheat
  • Rye’s fiber promotes weight loss
  • Rye lowers insulin respons
  • Improves blood glucose profile
  • Helps prevent gallstones
  • Rye and other Whole grains substantially lowers type 2 diabetes risk
  • Fiber fights diabetes and cardiovascular disease and promotes gastrointestinal health



  1. 3,3 Tbsp dry Yeast (50 g.)
  2. 2 Tbsp Butter
  3. 1 3/4 Cups finger warm Milk
  4. 1 tsp Salt
  5. 3 Cups Rye flour
  6. 1 1/3 Cups Whole wheat flour
  7. 1/2 Cup Flaxseeds

Tip: before you start, it’s best to use your stand mixer for this recipe.

1. Melt your butter, then add the milk to it and warm it up until the mix is finger warm (98.5 F/37 C) and add it to your mixing bowl along with the dry yeast.

2. Add your salt long with the the whole wheat, flax-seeds and 2 cups of rye flour. Gradually turn your speed up on your stand mixer and add some more of the flower until the dough doesn’t stick to the bowl anymore.

3. Knead the dough for an additional 2-3 minutes until smooth.

4. Get your kitchen sink ready with 1,5 inches of warm water. Wrap the bowl in plastic and place it in the sink.

5. Let the dough rise for about 40 minutes or until doubled in size.

6. Preheat over to 475 F (240 C)

6. Knead the pre-risen dough lightly together (2 minutes) and divide dough into 16 even portions. Roll each portion into a ball and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Spray or brush the rolls with lukewarm water before placing them in the oven.

7. Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes on the middle shelf or until golden brown.

8. Straight from the oven set aside under a tea-towel for 5 minutes, this will make them softer.

Enjoy warm or at room temperature! :)

Tip: These are excellent to store in your freezer for a later date!


Fresh O.J with a Zing!

IMG_9983Homemade Orange juice with a Kick!

Winter is coming and the flu is right around the corner, there is a way of preventing the runny nose, headaches and fever. How? Take care of your body, eat healthy, drink plenty of fluids stay away from junk food, eat fruits and vegetables, get plenty of sleep and exercise!

We all know that this is something we should practice all the time, but we also have the most awesome juice on the market and you can make it in your own kitchen!

Best of all it’s not processed and packed with all the artificial products and junk you don’t even know what are and how they are made!

All you need for this juice, is a blender or a juicer, oranges and fresh ginger root!

Did you know:


The health benefits of ginger are thought to include anti fungal, antibacterial, anti clotting, antiviral, analgesic, increases blood flow and often use for treating nausea caused by seasickness and morning sickness during pregnancy.


You may already know that oranges are a great source of vitamin C, but did you know just one orange alone supplies 116.2% of the daily value for vitamin C!!

Drinking one glass of fresh orange juice is more protective than consuming Vitamin C supplements. So we recommend you drink/eat at least one orange a day and throw out those vitamin supplements NOW! :)

After chocolate and vanilla, orange is the world’s favorite flavor!

Now with that information we hope we have convinced you to start making your own O.J at least every other day through the winter :)

O.J & Ginger Root Juice:

  • 3 fresh Oranges
  • 1/2 cm chunk of Ginger root
  • ice cubes


  1. Peel the oranges leaving as much pith as possible for a creamier and more nutritious juice.
  2. Juice the oranges and ginger together using a juicer and serve with ice cubes!
  3. If you’re using a blender you can mix all the ingredients together and strain if desired.


Enjoy & stay healthy!

P.S. We recommend you use the Philips Juicers! They have been awarded as the best juicers on the market! We use Philips Avance Juicer HR1871!