feeding your skin {recipes!}

June 27, 2017

A couple weeks ago I had a fantastic time leading a workshop on how to nourish your skin with the foods you eat. Before I pursued my nutrition education, I spent about 7 years treating clients' skin as an aesthetician, looking at the whole picture through holistic lenses. Diet and lifestyle are huge when it comes to the health of your skin - and now that summer is here to stay for the next couple months, what better time to find your glow?!

 

Your skin is the body's largest organ. It works hard to protect your muscles and bones, maintain hydration, and remove any harmful toxins that may be trapped within your body. Just as the rest of your organs optimally function when your diet is is tip-top shape, your skin reaps the benefits, too! So, I created three recipes to incorporate into your meals this season. From summer sippers to a simple salad that provide many of the nutrients your skin needs to be summer ready, these recipes are delicious and nutritious! 

 

 

 

Summer Skin Elixir

Makes about 1-2 servings

 

 

 

  • 2 tbsp aloe gel or juice (if juicing fresh aloe, remove from skin)

  • 1 fennel bulb, cut into quarters

  • 1 cucumber, cut into quarters

  • 1 green apple; cut in half + core removed

  • 2 limes, peeled + cut in half

  • 1 cup mint leaves

 

Juice all ingredients - or blend all items in a high-speed blender, then filter through a mesh strainer or cheese cloth to remove fibrous remains.
Sip slowly + savor your summer glow! May keep in the fridge up to 24 hours.

 

 

 

Beauty Smoothie
Makes about 1-2 servings

 

 

  • 1 cup coconut milk

  • 2 handfuls organic spinach

  • ½ cup strawberries, frozen or fresh

  • ½ cup blueberries, frozen or fresh

  • 1 organic carrot, roughly chopped

  • 2-3 dates, pitted

  • 2 tablespoons raw cacao powder

  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds

  • 1 packet frozen acai

  • dash of cinnamon

 

Blend together + drink right away! Can store for up to 24 hours in the fridge.

 

 

 

Detox Salad

Makes about 1-2 servings

 

 

 

For the salad:

  • 4 ounces organic baby arugula or other leafy green

  • 1 large carrot, scrubbed well + shredded

  • ½ medium beet, peeled + shredded

  • ½ cucumber, cut into quarters + thinly sliced

  • 1 small bunch green onions, thinly sliced

  • 1 firm ripe avocado, diced

  • 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds

  • 2 tablespoons raw shelled pepitas

  • 2 tbsp goji berries

For the dressing:

  • juice of 2 lemons, strained to remove seeds

  • ½ teaspoon raw honey

  • ½ cup avocado or olive oil

  • 1 tsp dijon

  • sea salt + pepper

  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped

 

Mix veggies together, leaving avocado + seeds for topping after salad is tossed. Whisk dressing ingredients to combine, then toss with salad. Top salad with avocado + seeds. Enjoy! May store for up to 3-5 days in an airtight container.

 

 

Tell me... what are some of your favorite ways to take care of your skin during the sweaty summer months! Don't hesitate to email me or connect via Facebook or Instagram!
(PS - Did you see I'm taking an IG break?! I'm love-love-loving it!!)

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