Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Kimberly Snyder's Smoothie Skin Facial
I am a huge fan of Kimberly Snyder's Health and Beauty Blog. She provides some amazing health and beauty tips. Back in 2008, she posted a great recipe for a smoothie skin facial that is great for repairing your skin from within. Our skin is a reflection of what we eat and is a tell tale of what is going on inside our bodies. So pay attention to what your skin is telling you! This great smoothie will aid in (1) clearing away toxins by purifying your liver and blood (thanks to the ginger, lemon and watercress), (2) provide essential fatty oils and antioxidants (the grapes) and (3) help with hydration (the cucumber, which is 96%% water). In addition, watercress is valued for clearing and improving the complexion to give you a nice overall health glow.
The recipe is as follows:
*6 cups green grapes (try to find seeded organic ones, which have not been genetically modified in any way and are naturally fertile and vibrant)
* 2 inch square of ginger
* ½ bunch watercress
* 1 large cucumber
* Juice of one lemon
Blend all the ingredients together in a blender (EXCEPT FOR THE LEMON JUICE). Squeeze the lemon juice in and stir. Voila!