Monday, June 27, 2011

Glowing skin smoothie

In last week's blog, we gave you our five easy steps to clear, radiant skin:

1. Avoid skin aggravating foods
2. Maximise skin enhancing foods
3. A simple, effective skin care routine
4. Experiment with skin healing supplements
5. Try a juice cleanse

This week, we're dishing up a recipe for a yummy, skin-friendly smoothie to kick off your day.

Glowing skin smoothie:
  • Almond, millet or brown rice milk
  • ½ medium-sized banana
  • Handful of mixed berries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 heaped tbsp of a superfood powder* of your choice
  • 1 heaped tbsp of LSA (Linseed, Sunflower and Almond) powder
  • Optional: Sun Warrior vegan protein powder
Superfood powders*:
For candida/dysbiosis (overgrowth of bad bacteria in the gut) sufferers, swap the fruit (banana and berries) for egg yolk, cashews or avocado. Coconut oil and cinnamon are great bacteria-fighting smoothie boosters for candida – add natural vanilla extract to enhance flavour and/or manuka honey for sweetness (manuka honey doesn’t feed the bad bacteria in your gut).

Smoothies are a great breakfast option for individuals prone to breakouts or skin irritations, and for people with weak digestion or digestive disorders – they deliver a burst of vitamins, antioxidants, and phytonutrients in a form that is super easy for your body to break down (most of the work has already been done by the blender) and draw goodness from straight away.

Enjoy! xx


Anonymous said...

I bought a tub of vital greens recently but later realised the sweetener used in it is 'Sweetose' which I found out is a corn sweetener which is processed from HFCS... what are your views on it? I'd love to know if its ok because I spent over $100 on the tub so Im hoping it is!

Anonymous said...

It looks to me like there might be two different types of sweetose, a HFCS version and a 'natural' version (see I recommend you contact Vital Greens and ask them exactly what is in the supplement. I'd be surprised if it were HFCS, but you never know. Hopefully that helps. Emma

Amanda said...

Hey health food fans!
It’s summer and summertime means smoothies . . . great smoothies! I think we can all agree that there are few things better on a hot summer day than a delicious, cold smoothie. Great smoothie recipes like yours need to be shared and properly admired. It is time for all smoothie lovers to come together to honor the best that smoothies have to offer! Let the genius of your smoothie creation shine for all to enjoy!
It is our honor at Sunwarrior to introduce our Smoothie competition. It is a forum for all of you secret smoothie geniuses to show off your skills and receive the recognition you deserve. The Rules of the competition are very simple.
The Rules of the competition are very simple.
· Limit of two smoothie recipe entries per person

· All recipes should be dairy-free, any recipe with dairy can be submitted but they will be altered to be dairy-free

· Since Sunwarrior is sponsoring this competition, recipes should use at least one Sunwarrior product.

Ok. So this is how you submit an entry
· First, take an attractive picture of your completed smoothie.

· Then, post that picture on Sunwarrior’s Facebook wall with your full name and recipe in the caption.

· Sunwarrior will compile entries into an album where all the voting will take place.

· Finally, get your friends to go on Sunwarrior’s Facebook page to vote for your recipe by “liking” it!

Hint* Once the Smoothie album is compiled on August 1st tag yourself in the Smoothie Contest album so that your entry will count…and so all your friends can easily find your recipe.

Winners will be determined by the amount of votes (Like’s) they receive. The recipe with the most votes (Likes) wins! If you know that your recipe is the best, make sure you tell your friends to vote for you! Don’t be shy, competition will be fierce and the prizes awesome.
· The top 50 winning recipes will receive a Sunwarrior T-shirt

· The top 25 winning recipes will receive a Sunwarrior T-shirt plus a Sunwarrior shaker bottle and a whole week worth of Sunwarrior product

· The top 5 winning recipes will receive a Sunwarrior T-shirt and Sunwarrior shaker bottle plus 3 free products of their choice!

· The “Smoothie Genius of the Year” or overall winning recipe will receive a Sunwarrior T-shirt and Sunwarrior Shaker bottle plus a 6 month supply of Sunwarrior product!

· With so much on the line being a part of our smoothie E-book and the incredible prizes - you will not want to miss this opportunity. Join us as we search for the world’s best smoothie recipe . . . it could be yours!