Skin’s Secret Smoothie

During the last 7 weeks, 4 countries and numerous climates, my skin has become a little distressed. High altitude, wind, rain and hail; sun, salt and sea, plus the pollutants lurking in the air of some of the bigger cities can wreak havoc on the health of your largest organ. To remedy this inadvertent neglect, I’ve taken to the kitchen, or in my case, the food processor and dorm room.

My skin saving aloe and avocado smoothie promotes supporting your glow from the inside out. Bursting with high vibration ingredients, unprocessed, and created with love, this smoothie not only tastes delicious, it has a purpose. Consumed in mindfulness, it cleanses the system from within.

Aloe Vera is anti-inflammatory, relieving not only inflammation of the skin but also of the digestive tract. Smoothing it’s lining and pulling toxins as it passes through, aloe works on the colon the same way it works to ease sunburn. It is also vitamin and mineral rich, containing all 8 amino acids.

Avocadoes are rich in omega 3 fatty acids, which help to replenish our skin’s natural barrier to the elements. They also contain vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant important for maintaining a glowing, youthful complexion.

1/4 avocado
1 banana
1 medjool date
Handful baby spinach
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 teaspoon maca
Juice of half a lime
10cm fresh aloe vera flesh or 1 lid full SANITA Aloe Vera Gel
1 tablespoon collagen (optional)
Coconut water to blend

Top with some goji berries and walnuts for extra antioxidants and good fats!

Top with some goji berries and walnuts for extra antioxidants and good fats!

This hydrating and cleansing recipe will awaken and transform. Shifting what no longer serves you and brightening your system from its core. Think of your digestive system as the roots to your tree, if the foundation is in disrepair, the flowers will not bloom with brilliance. If the support system receives all it needs to thrive, the tree will radiate. Nurture you skins support system by working from within.

Treating yourself as a holistic being allows health to penetrate all aspects of self. If your skin appears dull, it is often a reflection of layering factors. I’ve talked about the external environment being the primary cause of my lacking sparkle of late, but in honest truth, dehydration has also been a key player in my complexion’s deficiency. Before reaching for a commercial face cream, usually in synthetic chemical excess, try increasing your intake of purified water. I solemnly swear you will notice an improvement!

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