Lynnette AstaireLifestyle Expert, LiveLynnette.com
We’re kicking off the first issue of the year with a whole lot of juicing and some beauty to boot! And our Spotlight feature has them both in spades. We enlisted the help of the beautiful lifestyle expert—and former Chicagoan—Lynnette Astaire to share insights on gut wellness and clean eating. From her home base in Mexico, Lynnette recently launched Live Lynnette, a website all about healthy living, tasty juices and nutrient-packed recipes. We love Lynnette’s laid back and extremely approachable philosophies on increasing well being through a clean gut and nutrition. Ringing in the new year marks the perfect time to usher in some serious lifestyle upgrades. With recipes like her banana butterscotch smoothie, we’re bowing down to Lynnette for making it a whole lot easier for us to digest healthy eats. Follow along to learn Lynnette’s beauty favorites, simple tips to start your year off right and how to stick with it.
BEAUTY MUST-HAVES>> scent: PREMIER FIGUIER by L’ARTISAN PARFUMEUR PARIS // nails: AMERICAN APPAREL in COTTON // eyes: NARS BLACK MOON EYELINER // lips: LYNNETTE’S MIX OF SHEA, JOJOBA, BEESWAX, HEMP + COCOA BUTTERS // skin: LYNETTE’S MIX OF EXTRA VIRGIN UNREFINED COCONUT OIL + LEMONGRASS OIL // hair: JAMAICAN BLACK CASTOR OIL // must-have: TWEEZERMAN MINI SLANT
Your morning routine—go!
I write 3 “morning pages.” Drink water with apple cider vinegar. A quick rinse in the shower or a dip in the ocean. A clay mask while I water the plants, a juice at 10AM then I chain myself to a desk for a couple of hours making things like this produce storage guide.
Favorite juice recipe you’ve created?
It changes but right now it’s the Banana Butterscotch. Besides Maca powder being great for energy, it gives everything this warm and creamy flavor.
And the worst?
It’s pretty hard for anyone to make a bad juice but I’m totally tired of my Italiano mix. V8 veggie-type juices aren’t my go to, I need sweet!
Sexiest fruit? Dish.
“He had me at hello…and the bowl of cherries he had in his hand.”
We love your “gut wellness” philosophy. Do you have any guilty pleasures or vices that still make their way into your diet? Be Honest!
Yes, of course! My philosophy isn’t based on some kind of personal dietary perfection. I’m a “regular” girl who grew up in a “regular” American household so things like pasta, bread and whatever else occasionally sneak into the mix.
So your food philosophy would be:
Avoid processed foods, eat foods in their natural state and raw when possible—and don’t forget to feed your soul.
Everyone who has decided to go vegan, go vegetarian or go raw has some trouble staying on the path—what’s your advice to those just starting out?
First of all I wouldn’t get caught up in defining yourself: I’ve met plenty of vegetarians that think eating processed “health food” is all good and it’s really not. Secondly it’s all about the flavor! Your herb and seasoning game must be on point otherwise you’ll get bored.
5 simple tips to start someone’s year off right. GO!
Get a new datebook. Rearrange some things in your space for new energy. Buy (or grow) a plant for new energy. Write yourself a 4 page letter about some experiences you wish to have this year and then seal it till next year. Remember that time is an illusion!
We admit it: we have a crush on you. Your favorite moment thus far?
The flying pineapple while I’m trying to speak German clip—crazy stuff like that happening is perfect because I really don’t mind sending myself up a bit.
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