Have you ever stopped to think about what you put on your skin and the impact it has on your overall body? I made the switch to cleaner products for my skin and overall hygiene years ago. I don’t really talk much about it but I realized how far I’ve come when deciding what to put on my skin. Our skin is our largest organ, we need to start treating it like it matters. Not only should we be concerned about what we use on our skin but especially what we put IN our bodies! I see and hear so many people complain about their skin health but turn to buying massive amounts of skin care products claiming to help. It’s time to look within. Most people rarely consider changing their diet. Before you decide to purchase that $150 serum, give your kitchen a try first and then focus on buying/using products that are clean.
Start with my skin smoothie. I made this at a skin health event last month in SF and it was a huge hit!
2 cups kale or spinach (or both)
1 large avocado
1 cup frozen mango
1 cup frozen pineapple
1/2 lemon, juiced
2 sprigs of fresh mint leaves
1 scoop collagen (I use Further Food)
2 cups coconut water (or filtered water)
Start by blending the spinach, mint, and coconut water first. Then add the avocado and blend again. Add the frozen fruit, blend. Lastly, add the lemon juice and collagen to mix in. This amounts makes a few smoothies! You can store your smoothie for a later use in an airtight cup or glass mason jar to preserve nutrients OR make the whole thing and have a skin smoothie party with your family and friends! Bonus: You can make an avocado mask while you sip it!