Avocado Hair Treatment

Miss Mevi 's Avocado & Banana hair treatmentHello everyone!

Are you planning to spend your vacations at the beach?

If you will, or you already are there, this tip will help you a lot!

It’s a hair treatment for conditioning your hair. Don’t let the sand, the pool or the ocean water hurt your hair!

This is a very easy to prepare hair treatment.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 tbsp of Mevi Oil.
  • A few drops of essential oils, such as lavender, rose, sweet orange, or jasmine.

Preparation:

  • Mash all of the ingredients in a bowl or better yet, use a blender.

How to apply:

  • Wash your hair with your regular shampoo, comb it out and towel-dry.
  • Apply mask to hair, including the scalp if you want. Or you can just deep condition the ends.
  • Put hair in a shower cap or wrap it in Saran Wrap and let it sit for about 15 minutes, or longer if you prefer.
  • Rinse mask out in the shower. Place a heavy duty paper towel over the drain to catch the avocado and banana bits.

That’s it! You can see the benefits of this hair mask immediately!

Let me know how did you like it! ;O)

Until the next time!

#MissMevi #AvocaTips #BeautyTips

Original source: beauty.about.com

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Grilled salmon with avocado salsa.

Miss Mevi's Grilled Salmon with Avocado salsa Good morning!

The 2014’s last week starts today! How are you doing with your projects and plans? Have you already thought about your New Year’s Resolutions?

If your list include “eating healthy and exquisite”, I may help you with that! Suscribe to my blog and follow me on any of my social networks for lots of rich and healthful recipes. ;O)

Today’s recipe is ideal if you want to welcome the New Year with an original food: Grilled salmon with avocado salsa. Sounds yummi?

Yield: 4 – 6 diners.

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs salmon, cut into 4 pieces
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper

Avocado salsa

  • 1 avocado, peeled, seeded and sliced
  • 1 small red onion, sliced
  • 3 mild hot peppers, seeded and deveined, diced or sliced
  • Juice from 2 limes
  • 3 tbs olive oil
  • 2 tbs finely chopped cilantro
  • Salt to taste

Suggested sides:
Oven rice and fried chips

Instructions

  • Mix the salt, coriander, cumin, paprika, onion and black pepper together, rub the salmon fillets with olive oil and this seasoning mix, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  • Pre-heat the grill.
  • Combine the avocado, onion, hot peppers, cilantro, lime juice, olive oil and salt in a bowl and mix well, chill until ready to use.
  • Grill the salmon to desired doneness.

Serve the salmon topped with the avocado salsa, and with rice and thick green plantain chips on the side.

You can also prepare this with other varieties of fish, including tuna, sea bass, cod, etc.

I hope you enjoy this, please share pictures of your plate already served.

Until the next time!

#MissMevi #AvocaTips #Recipe

Original source: layita.com

Avocado, mango and arugula salad

Miss Mevi's Avocado, mango and arugula salad recipeHello everyone!

Are you planning to visit family or friends and eat leftovers from past holidays? Well, you can twist their flavor with this delicious salad recipe: Arugula salad with mango, avocado and red onions tossed with spicy orange vinaigrette!

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups arugula leaves
  • 1 mango, peeled and cut into long slices
  • 1 avocado, peeled and sliced
  • ¿½ red onion, sliced
  • 1 tbs lime juice

For the spicy orange vinaigrette

  • 1 tbs champagne vinegar
  • 4 tbs orange juice, about ½ orange
  • 2 tbs lime juice, about ½ lime
  • 4 tbs olive oil
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • 2 tbs finely chopped cilantro
  • 1 red chili or hot pepper, sliced
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Combine all the ingredients for the salad dressing in a jar, close it tight and shake until the ingredients are well mixed.
  • Soak the onion slices in warm water with a dash of salt and 1 tbs lime juice for about 10 minutes.
  • Rinse and drain the onions slices.
  • Toss the arugula leaves with half of the vinaigrette.
  • Add the avocado slices, mango slices and onion slices to the arugula mix, drizzle the remaining vinaigrette on top.
  • Serve immediately.

It’s delicious, but also it’s great for those who are trying to loose weight and burn fat.

BENEFITS OF AVOCADO.

  • Keeps you heart healthy;
  • Avocado is loaded with heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids;
  • Avocados tend to be high in fiber, about 7% by weight, which is very high compared to most other foods;
  • Avocados lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels;
  • People who ate avocados had a much higher nutrient intake and had a lower risk of metabolic syndrome;
  • The fat in avocados can help you absorb nutrients from plant foods;
  • Avocados are loaded with powerful antioxidants that can protect the eyes;
  • Avocado may help prevent cancer.

BENEFITS OF ARUGULA.

  • Cancer fighting Powerfood, it’s high in fibre and antioxidants, and also rich in glucosinolates, studies show may reduce the risk of developing lung, prostate, breast, and pancreatic cancer.
  • Rich in chlorophyll which can help to prevent liver and DNA damage from aflatoxins.
  • Hydrating leafy green.
  • Good for bone health. Vitamin K is needed for bone health; it is needed for the absorption of calcium into the bones and teeth.
  • Helps reduce inflammation in the body and gives you energy and mobility.
  • The fiber content helps clean out the colon promoting healthy bowel movements.
  • Protects the aging brain from cognitive decline.
  • The extra benefit is that 2 cups of arugula contain only 80 calories, making it a good choice for those on a diet.
  • Arugula has been used as an aphrodisiac since the first century. Research has shown us that the trace minerals and antioxidants in dark, leafy greens are essential for our sexual health.

BENEFITS OF MANGO

  • Prevents Cancer; antioxidant compounds in mango fruit have been found to protect against colon, breast, leukemia and prostate cancers.
  • Lowers Cholesterol; the high levels of fiber, pectin and vitamin C help to lower serum cholesterol levels, specifically Low-Density Lipoprotein (the bad stuff).
  • Clears the Skin.
  • Eye Health; One cup of sliced mangoes supplies 25 percent of the needed daily value of vitamin A, which promotes good eyesight and prevents night blindness and dry eyes.
  • Helps in Diabetes, because mango help normalize insulin levels in the blood.

So, it’s not only a delicious salad, your body will get a lots of benefits from this one too!

Enjoy! Until the next time.

#MissMevi #AvocaTips #Recipes

Holiday decorations

Hello everyone!

During this season I visited some friends and family and I loved these decorations, they look very nice and are easy to make.

If you still want to complete your christmas tree, these both are very good options. The pine cone ornaments are made in only three minutes each.

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Cut the ends of the ribbon at a diagonal, whatever length you like.

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Finally heat seal the ends of your ribbon with a lighter. You are done!tmp08

Another option is Glitter Twine Ball Ornaments. Although this is very easily done, it takes a little more time to get it done. You just need some balloons, a glue gun, jute twine, mod podge and clinging wrap.

Just blow up a balloon. Make sure it’s circular. Wrap balloon in cling wrap. This is a necessary step; I tried it without the cling wrap, and while the balloon detached from the twine eventually, the dried excess Mod Podge detached from the balloon, as well, leaving an ugly webbing in the nooks and crannies. Don’t skip this step!

Wrap jute twine around the balloon. Douse your twine-wrapped balloon in Glitter Mod Podge. Let it dry.

Once it’s dried, pop the balloon. This is the funnier part. ;O) Attach a wire ornament hanger or tie on some gold thread. You’re done!

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Hope you enjoy this.

Have a wonderful holiday all of you! Merry Christmas!

#MissMevi #AvocaTips #Ornaments

Original Sources: makeit-loveit.com and thinkingcloset.com.

Avocado Cream Cheese

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This is a very easy to prepare dip:

Ingredients

  • 2 avocados, peeled and chopped pretty small
  • 1 package of softened cream cheese
  • the juice of half a lemon
  • a nice pinch of salt

Instructions

Put all ingredients in the bowl and mix on low until combined. It makes a great spread for sandwiches, crudites, anything really. Bright and salty, but mild and creamy.  Just delicious.

Let me know how did you like it.

Until the next time.

#MissMevi #AvocaTips #Recipes

Original source: ColorMePink.com

Avocado face mask.

Miss Mevi's Avocado & Lemon maskHello everyone!

Did you know that #avocado are so good that you don’t even have to eat it to get it’s benefits? This time I want to share this avocado & lemon mask recipe with you.

If you have an oily skin this will help. Smash a half of an avocado and add the juice of two lemons. Once is mixed well and they have formed a cream paste, apply it on your clean skin. Be warned, it does sting a bit since it has lemon juice.

Wash off the mask after 15 to 20 minutes with cool or warm water. Share with all of us if you know any other avocado mask.

Until the next time!

#MissMevi #AvocaTips

Original source: http://clueyblog.com

Stuffed avocados with crab salad.

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It’s Monday again and 2014 is almost over already. Today I’d like to share with you this delightful recipe which will make you look great if you bring this to any New Year’s party. I was looking for something cool and easy to prepare, something I would be willing to prepare after work and after I picked up my baby. ;O)

Enough said, this is the recipe:

Ingredients

For the crab salad:

  • 1 pound of cooked crab meat
  • ½ red onion, finely chopped
  • ½ red bell pepper, finely diced
  • ½ green bell pepper, finely diced
  • ½ cucumber, finely diced
  • 4 radishes, finely diced
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of finely chopped cilantro
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the stuffed avocados:

  • 4-5 ripe but firm avocados
  • ½ lime

To garnish:

  • Lettuce or salad greens, cilantro leaves, chopped green onions or chives, radishes

Instructions

To prepare the crab salad:

  • Mix the cooked crab meat with diced onions, diced bell peppers, diced cucumbers, diced radish, lime juice, olive oil, chopped cilantro, and salt/pepper.
  • The salad can be prepared in advance and kept refrigerated until just ready to assemble the avocados.

To prepare the crab stuffed avocados:

  • Cut the avocados in half, remove the seeds and peel the avocados.
  • Sprinkle each avocado half with a little lime (or lemon) juice to prevent the avocados from browning too quickly.
  • Fill the center of the avocados halves with the crab salad.
  • Serve the crab stuffed avocados over lettuce leaves and garnished with chopped chives (or green onions) and radishes.

Yield: For 8-10 people as an appetizer or 4-5 people as an entree salad.

I hope you enjoy this salad, it’s one of my favorites. If you can’t find crab you can replace it with surimi. Please share your pictures on my fan page of this salda once you serve it. ;O)

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Until the next time!

#MissMevi #AvocaTips #Recipes

Original source: layita.com