I was cleaning out my fridge of produce that was about to go bad. Inadvertently created the most tasty, skin glowing, detoxifying and debloating greens drink ever! 🥬 🥑 🍎
Basically every skin problem, to a certain degree, starts from inflammation, free-radical damage and toxins accumulating in the body. So to combat skin ailments from acne to wrinkles, you need to infuse your body with anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant rich and detoxifying nutrients.
skin beautifying ingredient:
Fresh turmeric root – contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory components, which calms skin flare ups.
Fresh ginger root – contains antioxidant properties that prevent free radical damage and protect against aging.
Cilantro contains C. sativum which protects the skin against ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation damage. Chlorophyll the green pigment in plants is a natural detoxifier, blood builder and reduces skin inflammation and bacterial overgrowth in the skin.
Mint leaves are a good source of vitamin A which regulate sebum production to reduce acne. Mint leaves also help flush out excess water retention preventing a puffy face.
Romaine lettuce is a good source of vitamin C, helps build collagen.
Cucumbers are cooling and soothes inflamed skin. Cucumbers are also a good source of silica which stimulates collagen production for strengthening hair and nails, and for firmer and smoother skin
Apples are a good source of quercetin a natural flavonoid concentrated in the skin, has anti-allergic and calming properties for reactive skin
Avocado is rich in mono-unsaturated fatty acids which moisturizes the skin from within and gives a natural lustre to the skin.
Skin beautifying Greens Smoothie recipe
makes 2 servings
(Buy organic ingredients whenever possible especially for the apple and cucumber since the nutrients are concentrated in the skin where most of the beneficial nutrients are found)
- 1 inch fresh turmeric root, peeled and chopped
- 1 inch fresh ginger root, peeled and chopped
- a small handful of cilantro
- a small handful of mint leaves
- 2 cups of romaine lettuce
- 1/2 cucumber (keep peel on if organic)
- 1 apple, cored and sliced (keep peel on if organic)
- 1/2 large avocado or 1 small avocado
- 2 cups water
Place all ingredients in a blender. Turn on blender and blend until smooth (less than 1 minute). Add ice cubes or more water if desired.