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Happy weekend and welcome back to KCL Friday Finds! I can't believe it's back-to-school time already. Our kiddos are heading back to school this Monday, and my husband and I are ready to get on the Fall routine for sure. Soon after that, it'll be cooler weather (hopefully), more cozy nights at home, and all of the fun holidays that come with the approaching seasons.

In preparation for the Fall, I've been booking lots of product reviews and planning out the upcoming seasonal content, and I couldn't be more excited! In the coming weeks you'll see more in Fall Fashion, Fall Beauty, as well as Fall Decor. For this Friday Finds, take a little time to spoil yourself, because there are several must-have natural beauty products and some boho-chic jewelry that will transition perfectly from Summer to Autumn.

Organic beauty brand BaeBlu (pictured above) was born to revolutionize a shift in the industry. I've personally noticed this shift, as people are wanting more…

Immune-Boosting Strawberry Kale Smoothie


Smoothies are my favorite meals to have in the summer. They're quick, healthy, and yummy. A smoothie is a great way to pack in veggies and super foods, like ground flax or chia seeds.

You can right click to download the recipe above. Simply blend the ingredients together on high for a few minutes until thoroughly combined. You may have noticed the recipe calls for frozen broccoli. I started using that in my green smoothies because it's practically tasteless when mixed with fruit, and it adds a nice chill to the smoothie without watering it down like ice does. I used to do the same thing by using frozen fruit, but it's a lot cheaper to get a big bag of frozen broccoli. I also like to use almond milk in my smoothies, but to make this one creamy, don't use anything other than plain coconut milk.

The super foods in my strawberry kale smoothie have many health benefits. A smoothie is the perfect opportunity to take in apple cider vinegar without having to deal with the taste. The ground flax also adds a good amount of fiber, calcium, iron, and omegas. To make this a post-workout smoothie, add protien by swapping the flax seed with 4 tbsn almond butter. (I would only use one or the other simply to keep the calories in check.) Kale is my absolute most favorite green to put in a smoothie. It is tasteless and packs in large doses of Vitamin A and Vitamin C, along with good amounts of other nutrients. Strawberries are also very high in Vitamin C, and 1 cup of frozen broccoli contains 50% the daily value of Vitamin C. With the large amount of Vitamin C in this drink, you could definitely think of it as an immune-boosting smoothie.

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