Welcome to 3-Minute Read, your midweek rundown of everything we're talking about at Byrdie HQ. Every Wednesday, we'll get you up to date on the beauty news you need to know—in just three minutes.
Every time yet another expert tells us that bananas are sugar bombs (aka dietary kryptonite), it's like a shot to the heart. But you won't miss them in these breakfast recipes from Mind Body Green, which are all technically sweet but still contain fewer grams of sugar than the offending fruit. (For reference, a large banana contains about 17 grams of sugar.)
Bonus points: They all take three minutes or less to make. Vanilla chai oatmeal? An almond butter and fruit smoothie? Starting the day on a guilt-free note? That's all worth getting out of bed for.
While you're dialing back the sugar, consider deleting Postmates off your phone, too. It might be one of the best things you ever do for your wallet and your waistline—this editor from LaurenConrad.com can vouch for that.
Gabrielle Union is launching her first-ever haircare line, Flawless, on March 1—and it's already shaping up to be well worth the buzz. Flawless boasts quality formulas for textured hair that are easy on the wallet to boot—prices range from $19 to $29, and the collection will hit Ulta stores starting in April.
If you're thinking about going blond this year, you'll want to zero in on your preferred shade, first. Total Beauty has plenty of inspiration to get you started.