June 19, 2013
Summer is here, and if you've realized it's finally time to step away from the potato chips so you look good in your swimsuit, you're not alone. While sugary, frozen treats and salty snacks may sabotage a bikini body, there are certain treats you can feel good about indulging in. Pairing a healthy diet with a few body enhancing products, will have you looking and feeling great in a flash. Here are a few easy options to try this summer:
Forget about your standard guac and up the nutritional value by adding delicious edamame beans. For this recipe you'll need: 1 ripe avocado, 1 cup frozen edamame, 2 cloves garlic, 1 jalapeno pepper washed and seeded, 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, the juice of 1 lime, 1 teaspoon chili powder and salt and pepper to taste.
According to Generation Y Foodie, start the process by boiling the edamame for four to five minutes and then drain them and set them aside to cool. Next, combine the garlic, cilantro, jalapeno and lime juice in a food processor and puree the ingredients. Add in the edamame and puree again. In a separate bowl, dump in the scooped out avocado and pour in the pureed mix, then mash everything together.
Serve the tasty dip with fresh cut celery, carrots, cucumbers and peppers for a cool and refreshing snack.
Other foods to sample
The experts at Shape magazine report there are plenty of other summertime snacks that will fill you up, without expanding your waistline. Some of the best include watermelon salsa, mini Caprese salads and baked heirloom tomatoes with olive oil, feta cheese, garlic and a mixture of greens.
Boost your body
Though switching up your snacking is a great way to get bikini ready, there are plenty of beauty and body products on the market that can help hide certain issues, one of the biggest being cellulite.
An easy way to see results is to purchase Bliss products like Bliss Fat Girl Slim to help visibly reduce the appearance of cellulite thanks to ingredients like caffeine. When used with the Elemis Spa At Home Body Brush, which helps to increase circulation, improve metabolism and eliminate toxins, you'll be feeling better than ever in a bikini.