For years I’ve been reading about how to not only eat foods for your health but also how to slow down or prevent the aging process. Now there are a lot of things I do to prevent the latter, however food is one of my favorite topics and the easiest way to incorporate into your lifestyle.
There are more and more studies about the affects that food has not only on your skin but also your long term health. If you can incorporate one thing into your life I would encourage you to incorporate more fruits and veggies. And no, don’t avoid fruits because you think they have too much sugar! What you should be avoiding is processed, refined and artificial sugars. There are many diets out there and I go by the thought of I’m feeding my body the most natural foods to give me proper digestion to help regulate my body in its most comfortable and natural state.
I’ve been reading more and more on mitochondria and microbes and I’ll spare you the boring and tedious details, but there is something to this! Its not about a diet, its about feeding your gut what it needs to operate your immune system and run most efficiently. This in turn leads to a happy, functioning gut and a happy person. The worst thing in the world is when your stomach is upset or not functioning properly after you just ate a meal. Think about it, you can’t focus, you lose energy, you cannot resume normal functions until your gut is happily functioning. Think of this every time you put something into your mouth. Is this good for my gut? Is this going to make me feel happy or awful? Is this going to make me crash in a few hours or will it give me fuel to get through my day effectively? Very simple questions that can guide you in your plethora of food options available to you.
I’m posting a green smoothie recipe today that is just that, good for the gut, good for the skin and good for your mood! Not only does this smoothie have the nutrient dense ingredients, but it also provides unlimited amount of secondary benefits. For one, its extremely nutrient dense with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that aid in glowing skin by preventing inflammation, which can cause all sorts of skin issues, and the phytochemicals in the fruits and veggies protect against cell damage that can cause wrinkles. When you are drinking this, not only will it taste delicious, but just think of all of the benefits your body is receiving in ONE meal! Now cheers to that and cheers to your health and glowing skin!!
Place all of the below into a blender and mix!
- 4 handfuls of organic power greens (spinach and kale)
- 1 pouch Big Slice Apples
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 4 ice cubes
- 4 frozen strawberries
- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt (key for gut health!)
- 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
- 2 scoops of Orgain Vegan Organic Plant Protein – vanilla
- 1 tbsp unsweetened coconut
- 1 tbsp cacao nibs
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
Blend and enjoy!