D.I.Y. Terrarium

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This weekend I made my own terrarium, and I have to admit I think it turned out fantastic! Now let’s hope it doesn’t die on me.
Making your own terrarium is simple and quick and zero to none skill set required.

Items you will require:
-A vase
-Pebbles
-Moss
-Air plants

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I purchased my vase at the dollar store a couple years back, I then added a cup and a half of small black pebbles. I then added the moss and finally the air plants on top. Voila your terrarium is created. The most time consuming thing about this project is the arranging of the moss and air plants, so depending on your vase you may need to use some long tweezers.

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Air plants are great because they don’t require soil in order to grow. They can be placed on pebbles, rocks, sand or moss. Air plants will latch on with the help of light and moisture and eventually can multiply.

So remember to mist your terrarium every so often. Keep out of direct sunlight but place in a sunny room.

These plants will also survive with direct fluorescent light exposure – so all of you people working in offices , this plant is going to be easy to maintain.

I look forward to hearing how your terrarium turns out!

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Verde Smoothie

We should all be trying to pack more vitamins into our body in order to strengthen our immune system. It is important all year round, but most importantly in the winter months. Perfect way to accomplish that is my drinking lots of smoothies and juices. Preparing a smoothie or juice is also a great way to ensure that we are consuming our recommended servings of greens per day!

This Verde Smoothie will be sure to give you just that. The ingredients all contain essential vitamins, they are as follows:

Parsley– is the world’s most popular herb. Nutritional and many healing properties. Excellent source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Vitamin K, and a good source of iron and folate.

Spinach– excellent source of other antioxidant nutrients — including vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene, and manganese — also it’s a very good source of the antioxidant zinc and a good source of the antioxidant selenium

Mint– mint has a refreshing taste and helps freshen breath. Mint leaves also have many uses and are able to overcome some health problems such as: digestive issue, headaches, oral health and relieves muscle pain

Celery– antioxidant nutrients, including vitamin C, beta-carotene, and manganese

Apple– good source of fiber, including the soluble fiber pectin, and it’s also a good source of vitamin C

Spirulina– is a natural “algae” (cyanbacteria) powder that is incredible high in protein and nutrients, high in Chlorophyll, which helps remove toxins from the blood and boost the immune system, Omega 3-,6 and 9s

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Ok, now how to create this vibrant green drink is by placing the following in your vitamix blender.

Ingredients:
-1/2 a cup of water
-1 granny smith chopped and cored apple
-2 stalks of chopped celery
-1/2 a cup of coarsely chopped parsley
-15 mint leaves
-1 cup of spinach
-1 teaspoon of spirulina
-5 ice cubes

Directions:
Place all of the above-noted ingredients in the order listed above. Blend on high. Once all blended you can pour the smoothie directly into a glass and enjoy. If you don’t like the foamy texture run the smoothie through a cheese cloth or fine mesh strainer and enjoy the juice!

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