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JAABIRULollyPopsicles With Dark Chocolate Drizzle


RECIPE: Watermelon JAABIRU LolyPopsicles With Dark Chocolate Drizzle

Watermelon popsicles:
4 cups cubed, seedless watermelon
1 cup milk
2-1/2 tbps honey
Chocolate Drizzle
2/3 cup dark chocolate chips
1/3 cup refined coconut oil

Directions:

Place watermelon, milk and honey in a blender and mix well.
Pour into ice cubes trays, making sure to fill slightly below the edges for easier removal.
Cover ice cube trays with aluminum foil and press down on the individual ice cube sections to outline them. Doing this will guide you in properly placing the toothpicks or miniature popsicle sticks.
Insert sticks.
Chill until set - approx. 3 hours.
To make the Chocolate Drizzle, melt chocolate chips in the microwave, heating in 30-second increments or melting in a double boiler. Do not overheat or the chocolate will seize up! Once melted, add the coconut oil and mix well.
Once the watermelon popsicles have set, remove and place on a lined cookie sheet.
Using a fork or spoon, drizzle the popsicles with the chocolate drizzle. The drizzle will set up quickly.
These are ready to eat or refreeze to enjoy later.
Enjoy!

 RECIPE  Watermelon Popsicles with Dark Chocolate Drizzle


 These Watermelon LOLYPopsicles with Dark Chocolate Drizzle turned out FANTASTIC! :)  Not only are they deliciously sweet, they’re super healthy since they only contain watermelon, milk, honey and a dark chocolate drizzle.  Best of all, they’re easy to make!


RECIPE: Watermelon Popsicles With Dark Chocolate Drizzle

RECIPE  Watermelon Popsicles with Dark Chocolate Drizzle
I have to admit when I recently made these Chocolate & Watermelon Smoothies, I’d never thought to combine these two ingredients.  But I decided to just try it.  The smoothies turned out great!
These Watermelon Popsicles with Dark Chocolate Drizzle turned out FANTASTIC! :)  Not only are they deliciously sweet, they’re super healthy since they only contain watermelon, milk, honey and a dark chocolate drizzle.  Best of all, they’re easy to make!
RECIPE  Watermelon Popsicles with Dark Chocolate Drizzle
To make these watermelon popsicles, all you need is cubed, seedless watermelon, milk and honey.  Mix well in a blender.
RECIPE  Watermelon Popsicles with Dark Chocolate Drizzle ice cube trays

Pour into ice cube trays.  Cover with aluminum foil and press down on the individual ice cube sections to outline them.  Doing this will guide you in properly placing the toothpicks or miniature popsicle sticks.  Be sure to place a hand on the outer edges of the foil while inserting the sticks to keep the foil from slipping out of place.
Freeze until set.  Mine took about 3 hours.
Now, you know me.  I had to incorporate chocolate into or onto these somehow.  So I made a chocolate drizzle recipe that I found in a Zoku cookbook.  This stuff rocks!  The coconut oil allows the chocolate or other added ingredients to freeze almost instantly onto your chilled items.
Awesome!

Fasting Break Coolers ~ Watermelon Smoothie




Watermelons,
Ramadan, its the season for watermelons. So this season, why not make something that tastes delicious and does wonders for your skin, too? Kimberly Snyder's recipe for watermelon slush smoothie combines just two ingredients for a delightful summer treat. "Watermelon has great cooling and hydrating properties, as well as amazing cleansing and detoxifying effects," says Kim. So not only will you be hydrating your body with one of nature's yummiest fruits, your skin will be getting a much needed moisturizing boost, which in turn leads to a brighter, clearer, and smoother complexion. Almonds are also one of the best nuts to eat, and contain plenty of vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids—good for skin plumping and cell regeneration.

Watermelon Slush Smoothie

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 small watermelon
  • 2 ½ cups unsweetened almond milk
  • Mint sprigs
DIRECTIONS
Cut the watermelon into small chunks and freeze overnight. When fully frozen, blend the icy watermelon pieces and the almond milk in a blender until smooth. Pour into a glass and garnish with a few sprigs of mint. Enjoy!

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Day #10 of My 10 Day Raw Food Challenge


Eating a raw vegan diet these past 10 days has been an overall amazing experience for me.  I would even go as far as to say life changing in some ways.  Making the food can be a little time consuming, but if you plan ahead you can make most of the food for the week ahead of time.  The one thing I recommend if you are going to go 100% raw is to plan out your food for the week. 

This journey to better health that I'm on has taken me down different paths.  I am filled with gratitude for a little raw food cafe that opened up near my home and a women I met at my local park a few years ago ( a raw foodist) for introducing me to this amazing way of eating.  It just makes sense to me.  When you cook your food it's dead.  When you eat it in the state it was provided by nature it's full of LIFE.  So when you eat foods that are full of life, you are full of life.

If you are not ready to eat a 100% diet that's ok!  Just increase the amounts of fresh raw foods you are eating!  Maybe try adding green smoothies to your diet.

I just want to touch on the most LOVING part of eating a raw vegan diet.  It feels so peaceful to know I didn't hurt any living thing when eating this way.  I think most of us are so detached to where our food comes from.  We go to the grocery store and the meat is packaged up all nice and neat for us.  I am not telling you not to ever eat meat again.  I am just asking that you STOP and THINK about where that meat came from.  I love this quote from Paul McCartney, "If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian".  We teach our children to love and respect each other, what about teaching them to love and respect all God's creatures?  This is something I am doing a lot of soul searching on.  I know if my sweet 6 year old son Austin who loves animals knew that he was eating a cow, or a pig he would be very upset.  Most of us turn a blind eye to the pain and suffering of the animals that we consume.  Its easier to hold our hands over our ears and look away.  Don't look away.  Animals have feelings.  Don't your  pets have feelings?  Do you eat them?  Did you know that pigs are much more intelligent than dogs?  When you eat animals that have been slaughtered in horrific ways you are also eating the fear and the upset that the animal experienced before being killed.  It's just not good energy for  your body.  There is so much beautiful peaceful food out there in God's garden for us to eat that provides all our nutritional needs.  Contrary to what the dairy and meat industries want us to believe.  You don't need to eat meat for nutritional purposes.

For breakfast I started my day out with a delicious green smoothie made in my high speed blender
  •  Kale
  • Romaine
  • spinach
  • 1 pear
  • 1/2 orange
  • 1 banana
  • grapes
  • 2 cups of water
 green smoothie

For lunch I had Mexican balls with a Jalapeno-lime cream sauce.  Delicious and busting with flavors.  I will post this recipe soon!

raw vegan mexican balls

I had a scone with chocolate butter, jam and whipped topping.

raw vegan scone

I had a salad for dinner with ginger dressing and a sandwich made with sunflower bread, garlic mayo, avocado, and tomatoes.

Everything was raw/vegan

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Top Clothing Brands 2012


Take a look at some of these top clothing brands 2012, and get to know the latest fashion trends and redo your wardrobe...
Fashion has come a long way indeed. It has never been constant, never will, and always brings some new and innovative ideas of dressing up. The enthusiasm and interest of people in experimenting with new styles boosted many fashion designers to open various clothing lines. Today, there are numerous best outdoor clothing brands, which have brought with them some unique styles and fashion trends. These clothing brands are a display all the types of clothes and accessories that helps you to set your own trends. These clothing brands also provide employment and offer a good opportunity for the struggling fashion designers to showcase their talent. Let us now take a look at some of famous clothing brands, that many people love shopping from.

Best Clothing Brands 2011

Burberry
Burberry originates from Hampshire, England and was developed to produce outdoor clothing for men and women. The founder of Burberry fashion house, Thomas Burberry, was 21 years old when he established his fashion house in the year 1856. His fashion house is known to manufacture fragrances, outdoor attire and different fashion accessories, which have gained tremendous popularity in the recent years. The brand first started selling in US and then soon spread to UK by 2007 to earn some more potential clientele. Burberry is known to have produced attire for all the occasions from casual to corporate. After years of hard work and changes, Burberry is now known to manufacture some of the innovative, stunning, stylish and elegant clothes for both men and women.

Calvin Klein
New York based Calvin Klein fashion brand was founded in the year 1968. Calvin Klein is also popularly termed as CK, an emblem which is mainly flaunted on its clothes and accessories. Calvin Klein functions under many brands such as Calvin Klein Collectionck Calvin KleinCalvin Klein SportsCalvin Klein Jeans,Calvin Klein HomeCalvin Klein Golf and CK One Lifestyle Brand. The CK lifestyle brand mainly includes a wide range of perfumes and colognes, which are available for both men and women. The Calvin Klein collection is specialized in manufacturing elegant and chic clothes and is designed by the well-known designers However, the other Calvin Klein brands are affordable and also have a variety of clothes that suit best as outdoor clothing.

Forever New
Forever New is a fashion house originating from Melbourne, Australia. Women are a great fan of this relatively new fashion house. With its efforts in highlighting the feminine side, Forever New has come up with some stunning designer clothes, which every women desires to flaunt. The year 2006 saw the birth of Forever New, which has now functions in seven countries and has 111 stores around the world. A thorough study of fashion trends and making it accessible to the customers has brought great success to this brand.

Lacoste
Lacoste is famous for making fashionable clothing, footwear, perfumes and even sports wear. This French clothing brand came into existence in the year 1933 by Réne Lacoste and André Gillier. All the Lacoste clothes and fashion accessories are recognized by a crocodile logo, which looked similar to that of Crocodile Garment's logo. However, the latter fashion house modified its logo, while the Lacoste could keep its logo the way it is.

Guess
This brand is among the top clothing brands 2011, and is a famous American clothing line founded by Maurice, Armand, Georges and Paul Marciano. They opened there fashion house in the year 1981 and soon started creating various fashion clothes and accessories. Today, they are known to sell different clothing lines, various fashion accessories, and even perfumes. Guess Stores exist in many countries and their top-end designer clothes are now available to many fashion enthusiasts. Guess not only creates clothing line for men and women, but also designs clothes for little children. As the company started manufacturing many other fashion accessories such as watches, shoes and bags, it quickly gained popularity. Also reasonable rates made Guess one of the favorite outdoor clothing brand.

French Connection UK
Commonly termed as FCUK, French Connection UK was started by Stephen Marks, with an intention to create appealing and comfortable clothes for the people. Always in search of change and new fashion trends has prompted French Connection UK to always introduce something new and innovative into the market. The price range of its clothing line is affordable and so French Connection UK is known to have achieved maximum clientele all around the globe.

Zara
Amancio Ortega and Rosalía Mera, together established Zara, which is a Spanish clothing line. Zara is a compilation of many other brands such as Pull and Bear, Bershka, Stradivarius, Massimo Dutti and Uterqüe. Many Zara stores were spread all around Spain and watching its success, it soon took up to international marketing. Today, Zara stores are there in many different countries and is rapidly increasing its sales. It is known to have great collection in men, women and kids apparels, which are priced at reasonable rates.

Following are some more well-known clothing brands:
  • Gucci
  • Chanel
  • Prada
  • Versace
  • Valentino
  • Dior
  • Fendi
  • Dolce and Gabbana
  • Ralph Lauren
  • Armani Exchange
Providing quality and variety has today made these fashion houses very successful and are rated as the top clothing brands 2011. With their ever-increasing popularity, these clothing brands are making their presence felt in many countries and trying to reach out to as many potential clients as possible. Therefore, be ready to explore the latest fashion trends, as these brands are now just a few blocks away.


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Best Clothing Brands


Names of the world's best clothing brands are just a scroll away. Take a look at which brand makes you weak on your knees, and which brand gives you goose bumps with its rich-scale clothing range.
There's a resplendent side of me. I, take pride in dressing up to the nines. I choose my own range of clothing that enriches my appearance, and steals the limelight. It feels immensely good to take pride by my stride to swank my designer clothes, apparel, and accessories. You know, there's a reason behind the supermodels being in vogue, and designers so well-heeled. The clothes are meticulously picked just so that they slither along with the most treasured jewelry. Unveil the unseen, the unforgettable and the ultimate brands of fashion which will transform the way you roll in the Tinseltown to attain elegance and luxury. Full of gripping details about the fashion arena, this write-up unmasks the most well-known clothing brands of the world, not to miss their mark-ups in the top-shop which flicker through the pages of Vogue and stay there, forever.

Even though the world is full of famous clothing brands serving the fashion-freaks just right, the following five clothing brands still stand top-notch with the world's biggest moguls, celebrities and high-end individuals buying them to breathe life to their wardrobes. Let's unleash what exactly makes them so lustable.

Prada by Mario Prada
There is never enough to say about this Italian label that defines clothing in its own myriad ways. It's reputed, and it's highly expensive too. It caters the various needs of all fashion enthusiasts, and simply stands out for its simplicity and confidence, not to sketch out comfort that's its forte. Who isn't lured by the Devil who wore Prada? Not only Anne Hathaway, but a number of celebrities go weak on their knees by just the sight of this designer clothing brand. You know, top clothing brands do not seek for a nod of approval from anyone, they're just destined to get 'em!

Chanel by Coco Chanel
How about an exotic Parisian range of fashion merchandise that catches the drift through your wardrobe? You cannot miss to embrace this tag in any case. A Parisian fashion-house introduced by Coco Chanel, this assortment specializes in haute couture, handbags and perfumery. You wear Chanel, and you know you're donning pure luxury in the form of a piece of clothing. Fabrics so soothing, and feeling so magical... who would want to let go a perfect blend of the newest wrinkles and ultimate sophistication, would you?

Dior by Christian Dior S.A.
A must check-out for those who're fond of living in vogue with a lust for extravagance. Christian Dior, with its heart at Paris, is another clothing brand which locks on inducing captivation within masses. A woman who wears Dior walks with immense elegance, truly justifying her bejeweled persona. Increasing the appetite of the affluent by becoming one of the top brands for women in the world, Dior is christened as a brand of prestige, glamor, and elegance. Don't forget to check this domineering luxury brand which fills the bills of your entire closet.

Marc Jacobs by Marc Jacobs
Sprightliness, thy name is Marc Jacobs!
With no crave for preface, this American designer with a label of the same name dishes out sensational clothing range, apparels, fragrances, and accessories under various trademarks. It has a zealous hold on the fashion arena because of its sexy, fierce and chic collection firing it up to top the world charts. Marc Jacobs marcs its presence by being the best clothing brand for young women and men, and believe me, you can never get enough of this hallmark, because the more you have of it, the more you have an urge for!

Valentino by Valentino Clemente Ludovico Garavani
Does the term 'celebrity' make your skin crawl? If yes, then you sure as hell can't miss on this trademark in the mainstream. From Angelina Jolie to Monica Belucci and Jennifer Lopez, this Italy based brand has been endorsed by almost all the Big Guns from Hollywood. Valentino is eminent for its exclusive range of outfits that are unconventional, and aesthetic. Fashionistas love its innovative evening wear range, for it symbolizes boldness and luxury at the same time. Celebrity females all over the world fall head over heels in love with this clothing brand that is specially designed for the elite and the affluent. What more to embellish for an ideal rendezvous?

Versace by Gianni Versace
"Heaven is a brand called Versace!"
Well, that's what its followers believe. For men, Versace is no less than God. This Italian label is known across the globe for its denims. It became a mainstay, pulled huge money every damn year, and produces some of the most innovative, cutting-edge clothing items for fashionistas to bask in. For a long time now, it has been pleasing its followers with a unique blend of sexuality and glamor. The founder of Versace has truly bewitched his admirers by collaborating with models like Cindy Crawford and Naomi Campbell. Why wouldn't it be a top brand in the fraternity of fashion?

Armani by Giorgio Armani and Sergio Galeotti
What to say about a clothing brand that designs, distributes, and retails haute couture under a wide range of tremendously specialized sub-labels such as Giorgio Armani, Emporio Armani, Armani Exchange, Armani Collezioni, Armani Junior, and Armani/Casa. Not only clothing, but Armani is prominent for its heart-throbbing jewelry, enviable timepieces, smooth fragrances, and lustable eyewear. Perhaps, it's the vision of its founder, Giorgio Armani, that resulted in the establishment of an empire producing drop-dead gorgeous clothing range.

They earned spry recognition among fashionistas all over the world. They might be towards the high-end, but then, donning haute couture clothing makes you feel an entirely new person as you cannot have any better to adorn yourself with. Above five were the most prominent names in the world of fashion clothing in my view. However, the fraternity of fashion isn't short of designer labels which aren't worth a mention. Following is a list of brand names that deserve a special mention for their exuberant clothing line with bewitching appareling that made them fascinate a large segment of ritzy masses. Take a look.

Top of the Line Clothing Brands: A Special Mention
  • Gucci
  • Guess
  • Fendi
  • Jean-Paul Gaultier
  • Hugo Boss
  • Dolce & Gabbana
  • Donna Karan New York
  • Kenneth Cole
  • Paul Smith
  • Burberry
  • Ralph Lauren
  • John Varvatos
  • Gaultier Jeans
  • Brioni
  • Abercrombie & Fitch
  • True Religion
  • Aeropostale
  • American Eagle
  • Givenchy
  • Roberto Cavalli
  • Tommy Hilfiger
  • French Connection UK
  • Lacoste
  • Diesel
  • Calvin Klein
  • Nautica
  • Adidas
  • Old Navy
  • Esprit
  • G Star
  • Zara
  • Tom Ford
It shows who you are. It speaks more than you. Creating all the whoa by accentuating your looks, designer brand clothing is an embellishment in itself. The above instanced names, are what I believe, are the best clothing brands in the world - I'm set for some disagreements in choices, though. But I can tell you one thing for sure, the clothes you buy from any of the brand names dedicated to clothing discussed here, sure have a value of gold, and for this reason, in no time do they become your prized possession. I've seen it, first hand.


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Famous Clothing Brands


Some of the most famous clothing brands are those that rule the market and dictate the fashion in all seasons. In this article we are going to discuss some famous clothing brands in the world.

"I don't design clothes. I design dreams." ~ Ralph Lauren

Fashion is always changing and clothing brands to survive have to keep up with the latest fashion trends and designs. People love to buy clothes which are of the latest fashion, and where else can one purchase the trendiest of outfits, but at a clothing store. High-end clothing brands are much in demand and the reason they have been so successful is because of a combination of great designs, flawless craftsmanship, high quality and meticulous attention to detail. Most famous clothing brands usually have a team of talented in-house fashion designers who study the latest trends and styles, and design outfits accordingly. Some high-end clothing brands even have big fashion designers who design exclusively for the brand. Another way that a clothing brand becomes famous is by associating itself with a famous actress or star.

List of Famous Clothing Brands

Here we will give you a list of world-famous brands that are popular among fashion conscious people. First is a list of high-end clothing brands that are known for their impeccable style, and design and are associated with world-famous designers. This is followed by a list of high-street brands that delivers affordable clothes that are stylish and chic.

List of High-End Clothing Brands
Here is a list of high-end famous fashion brands.
  • Balenciaga
  • Armani Exchange
  • Miu Miu
  • Gucci
  • Givenchy
  • Versace
  • Burberry
  • Dolce and Gabbana
  • Chanel
  • DKNY (Donna Karen New York)
  • Calvin Klein
  • Hugo Boss
  • Max Mara
  • Bisou Bisou
  • Marc Jacobs
  • Moschino
  • Ralph Lauren
  • Roberto Cavalli
  • McQ by Alexander McQueen
  • Valentino
  • Vera Wang
  • Miss Sixty
  • Oscar de la Renta
  • Juicy Couture
  • Elie Saab
  • Yves St. Laurent
  • Tommy Hilfiger
  • Guess
  • Dior
  • Hermes
  • Anna Sui
  • Blumarine
  • Bottega Veneta
  • Chloe
  • Christian Lacroix
  • Lanvin Paris
  • Max Azria
  • Salvatore Feragamo
  • Stella McCartney
  • Emilio Pucci
  • Vivienne Westwood
  • Nina Ricci
  • Marios Schwab
  • Fendi
  • Carolina Herrera
  • Emanuel Ungaro
  • Prada
  • Chloe
These famous high-end clothing brands are very expensive and as you can see, most of these brands are owned and named after the famous fashion designers associated with them. These famous brands come up with their collections for each season that are shown on all major fashion runways around the week. These are the brands and fashion houses that people watch out for with bated breath in any fashion week.

List of High Street Famous Fashion Brands
High street fashion brands can be defined as brands that are not as expensive and exclusive as high-end brands. The clothes of high street brands are affordable, are of very good quality with great designs. Here is a list of high street famous fashion brands.
  • Mark and Spencer
  • Debenhams
  • House of Fraser
  • Laura Ashley
  • FCUK
  • Forever New
  • Forever 21
  • Gap
  • Brooks Brothers
  • Lacoste
  • Abercrombie and Fitch
  • H&M
  • Zara
  • Mango
  • Promod
  • Aftershock
  • Sisley
  • Dsquared
  • Ed Hardy
  • Explosion
  • Lagos
  • Trussardi
  • Top Shop
  • New Look
  • Boden
  • True Religion
  • Topshop
  • Jack Willis
  • Ann Harvey
  • ASOS
  • Blue Inc
  • Austin Reed
  • Diesel
  • Dorothy Perkins
  • Etam
  • Esprit
  • Karen Miller
  • La Senza
  • Miss Selfridge
  • Next
  • Wallis
  • Burton
  • Jigsaw
  • Oasis
  • Levis
  • Diesel
  • Matalan
  • Nike
  • Lipsy
  • PUMA
  • Ted Barker
  • Primark
  • Sweaty Betty
  • River Island
These are some high street fashion brands that are well-known and popular among people. These famous high street fashion brands are affordable by most people as they are lot less expensive than high-end brands. Some high street fashion brands, like Mango and Topshop collaborate with iconic Hollywood actresses to come up with unique designs.

There is great competition among the famous fashion brands to get a higher market share. These famous fashion brands are the ones that dictate fashion trends for coming seasons. They are the ones that go for aggressive advertising campaigns to promote the brand and keep its image intake. These famous fashion clothing brands not only sell clothes, but also sell an image of a certain lifestyle. Clothing brands sell outfits not only for women, but there are many famous clothing brands for men likeHugo Boss and Perry Ellis that are highly successful. Many of these clothing brands also sell other luxury goods like high-end makeup, accessories, shoes, fragrances, jewelry and handbags. Famous clothing brands are not only about clothes, it is about selling dreams and aspirations


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