Essential green smoothie recipe for energy and clear skin

Essential green smoothie recipe for energy and clear skin I'm sure you've heard that a higher consumption of fruit and vegetables is associated with a lower risk of all-cause mortality including cancer and heart attacks. But what researchers have recently learned is that for every additional serving of fruits or vegetables you consume daily, there is a 4% reduction in your risk of cardiovascular mortality. Every single extra serving of fruits and vegetables you ingest really does add up in a measurable way towards better health. This week we're adding a basic green smoothie to our morning routine. What might seem like a small habit is [...]

Smoky cauliflower soup with turmeric sweet potatoes and red peppers

Smoky cauliflower soup with turmeric sweet potatoes and red peppers This cauliflower soup is the warming equivalent of a great big exotic hug. Roasting cauliflower until it's a smoky, caramelised hot mess really makes my day. It's a simple enough process. You throw some plain old cauliflower in a roasting pan with oil and spices, not really expecting much, but what pops back out of the oven after 30 minutes is a wondrous thing. Apart from the roasted cauliflower, the cinnamon, cumin, and turmeric work together to bring out the savoury goodness in the vegetables and the sweet potato and [...]

Papaya face and body mask for glowing clear skin

Papaya face and body mask for glowing clear skin Like many people eating a standard-issue diet, I struggled with my skin for many years. Blotchy redness, breakouts, patches of uneven texture, strange bumps under the skin's surface - you name it, I've experienced it, covered it up, stressed over it, and tried hundreds of different drugstore products to try and tame the skin beasts. So on my radiance journey, I've been super thrilled to find so many easy, fast, and really-truly-effective natural beauty solutions that actually deliver stunning, glowing and clear skin. I love, love, love this easy mask. It [...]

Papaya green smoothie for clear skin

Papaya green smoothie for clear skin So many of you gave such positive feedback and requested more smoothie recipes for firm, clear, gorgeous skin. The sneaky thing is that while you're pursuing a gorgeous glow, you'll also be seeing side benefits for your heart, respiratory system, joints and bones, digestive system, and overall immune system (don't worry, I won't tell anyone)! It was certainly a surprise for me when  I first started trying to increase my overall heart health.  I was getting unexpected compliments on my skin. For this reason, we'll gladly let vanity drive us and continue  the natural beauty theme this summer. Main benefits of eating this green [...]

How to feed your skin to combat 8 common problems

How to feed your skin to combat 8 common problems I think it's fascinating to discover how ideas about health and beauty have changed over time. They've flip-flopped back and forth pretty consistently over the last 100 years, and it turns out that even the Romans had some pretty sophisticated beauty products that would compete well against today's concoctions! By the early 20th century, scientists were fully poo-pooing the idea that natural concoctions could do anything more than provide a temporary moisture boost and other superficial benefits.  I have to admit that was one of my first questions when I [...]

Ravishing red peppers are better than botox!

Ravishing red peppers are better than botox! In our last post we looked at amping up your vitamins A and C intake with a green smoothie designed for gorgeous skin. Another easy thing you can do for your skin is to think about red peppers slightly differently - almost like they are portable fruits. Today's high-tech tip is that you can eat certain kinds of red peppers just like you would an apple! Hear me out on this one if you are a vegetable-phobe. This is a dead easy habit that creates glowing skin and glossy locks. You just need [...]

Get gorgeous skin fast with easy green smoothie

Get gorgeous skin fast with easy green smoothie Let's continue natural beauty month with an easy daily habit that gives quick results. Something that completely surprised me about drinking green smoothies everyday was how quickly my skin responded to the influx of nutrients. Here I was trying to increase my overall heart health and out of the blue people started complimenting me on my skin! Nice! Skin can be dramatically improved by diet and lifestyle and this month I will share with you several green smoothie recipes that are skin boosters extraordinaire. Skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema, acne,  rosacea, keratosis [...]

A ridiculously easy snack for firm clear skin

A ridiculously easy snack for firm clear skin Today's natural beauty tip is super quick and easy. It's very likely that you are not getting an optimal amount of selenium in your diet. This 2012 Spanish study showed that 50% of men and 53% of women were selenium deficient. While it varies widely between countries, a good chunk of the western world is either selenium deficient or not selenium optimised. Selenium plays a huge role in helping the matrix of collagen fibres in our skin stay firm as well as helping our thyroid activity (hypothyroidism is linked with selenium deficiency), and boosting our [...]