Ready, Set, Glow! Three Foods That Will Help You Get Your Glow On

Posted by Amina AlTai on

Obviously, using great topical skincare is going to support healthy, glowing skin.  But we are firm believers that beauty starts on the inside, and making smart choices at the grocery store can impact your dewy complexion in big ways.  

 Go Green!

Dark, leafy greens are vital to a healthy glow, as they're loaded with anti-oxidants and necessary vitamins and minerals our skin needs.  One of the best ways to absorb nutrients from our greens is to juice them.

Try Our Favorite Green Juice

Ingredients: (Makes 2 servings)

    2cucumbers

    1 bulb of fennel

    1 pear

    16 leaves of kale with stalks

    1 lime

    2 inch pieces of ginger

    A handful of mint

Directions:

Carefully wash all produce.  Core the pears and peel the lime.  Then place everything in the juicer, pour in your fave glass and enjoy your fab new elixir.  

Go Orange! 

We just mentioned the importance of eating your greens, but you should also eat orange. Foods such as cantaloupe, sweet potatoes, carrots and apricots are loaded with beta-carotene, which is a precursor to vitamin A, and widely acknowledged as a key nutrient for healthy skin. 

Craving a skin-savior that’s also a sweet treat?

Try Our Simple Cantaloupe Smoothie Bowl

Ingredients: (Makes 2 servings)

    3 frozen bananas

    1 cup of apricots

    6 ounces plain coconut yogurt (no added sugar)

    1/4 cup canned coconut milk (bpa-free please!)

    1 cantaloupe, split in half with seeds removed, and scooped out

    1 lime

    ½ a cup of granola

    ½ tsp of chia seeds

Directions:

Split the cantaloupe in half, remove the seeds and scoop out the insides.  Save the bowls.  Add the bananas, apricots, yogurt, lime, cantaloupe and coconut milk to a high-powered blender or food processor. Blend until smooth and the texture resembles fro yo.  

Divide the mixture evenly between the two cantaloupe "bowls."  Top each with the granola, chia and any other favorite healthy toppings.  

Add Vitamin E!

It's great for a healthy glow and one the best sources of vitamin E are almonds!  

Get a Little Nutty and Start Your Day with Our Almond Smoothie

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Ingredients: (Makes 1 serving)

    1.5 cups almond milk

    2 tablespoons almond butter

    ½ tablespoon raw cacao

    ¼ cup frozen coconut milk

    ½ medium banana, frozen

    ¼ teaspoon of maca

    2 dates, pitted (optional if you like things a little sweeter)

    A scoop of your favorite plant-based protein powder

    Dash of vanilla and cinnamon

Add all the ingredients to a high speed blender or food processor and blend until smooth.  If you want the consistency to be a little thinner, just add in a splash more almond milk. 

 

 

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