Thursday, January 9, 2014

Feed Your Beauty: The Clear Skin Smoothie

We love all things juice!  With how busy our weeks are here in the SkinOwl nest, it’s one of our favorite ways to fill up on some nutrients on-the-go. And when we stumbled upon this smoothie recipe we couldn’t believe our luck, two of our favorite things (clear skin and smoothies) combined into one! This fantastic drink is full of nutrients like Vitamins C and E, Beta-Carotene, and Omega-3 fats… all of which are amazing for keeping your skin radiant and healthy! Naturally, we couldn’t resist sharing! Drink up and enjoy!
clear skin smoothie drink recipe

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Feed Your Beauty: Warm Spicy Apple & Carrot Drink

We love a warm drink on a cold winter day. Most of the time, tea hits the spot for us. But sometimes we want something a little fruitier, but still wintery!  Cue this incredible recipe for a Warm Spicy Apple & Carrot Drink. Not only is it a sweet and spicy treat but eating carrots is excellent for your skin! They are high in beta carotene, an antioxidant, which helps to repair skin tissue and keep our skin radiant through the cold winter months!  So cozy up to a glass of this delicious drink anytime this winter … we’ll be joining you!

Warm Spicy Apple & Carrot Drink recipe

Ingredients:

cups apple juice, around 6 apples
1 cinnamon stick
2 star anises
2 allspice seeds
1/2 tsp cardamom seeds
1 sprig fresh rosemary
2 carrots
1 inch (2,5 cm) fresh ginger or more to taste
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

 

Instructions:

Juice the apples in a juice machine. Place the juice in saucepan together with all the spices, cover with a lid. Bring to a boil and let simmer for 1-2 minutes. Turn off the heat and let steep, covered for 5-10 minutes, then strain in a fine sieve. Juice the carrots and ginger in the juice machine. Pour the warm apple juice in the glasses, add the freshly juiced carrot juice and stir with a spoon to combine. Sprinkle some ground cinnamon and nutmeg on top before serving.

 

Source: Green Kitchen Stories

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Feed Your Beauty: Blackberry Sage Cooler

Everywhere we turn, people are talking about the amazing benefits of berries; be it Raspberries, Strawberries, Blueberries or our favorite, Blackberries! When we saw that our favorite berry teamed up with one of our favorite infusions, Sage, we knew this was a drink meant for our fans!

 

The antioxidants found in Blackberries help your body fight oxidative stress caused by free radicals that can lead to acne and premature aging. Vitamin C is one of our favorite antioxidants and is largely responsible for the health of collagen, which breaks down the older we get. Thanks to this super-fruit, time is on our side!

 

And how could we forget about Sage, one of the three extracts used in our fan-favorited Argan Infusion! Sage stimulates cell production and increases blood circulation, leaving the skin plump and smooth. The herb is rich in calcium and Vitamin, both needed for healthy cell regeneration. Young cells, young skin!

 

Do we need to say more? Check out this skin-loving beverage and enjoy the road to glow!

blackberry sage cooler

15 medium sage leaves

4 tablespoons sugar

1 cup water

8 ounces of blackberries

 

Instructions:

Bring the water and sugar to a boil over high heat just until sugar dissolves.  Crush the sage leaves with the back of a spoon and add to the syrup mixture and set aside to let the sage infuse for 15 minutes and then remove the herbs.

Meanwhile puree the blackberries in the blender and then strain the mixture through a fine strainer.

To serve place a tablespoon of the blackberry puree in the bottom of a glass, add a tablespoon of the sage syrup and top off with 8 ounces of club soda.

 

Source: Scaling Back

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Feed Your Beauty: Pink Lemonade Coconut Water Frosty

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The weather is about to really heat up so get ready to cool off with this Pink Lemonade Coconut Water Frosty!  This refreshing drink is rich in electrolytes, antioxidants, AND low in calories!  We love this beverage as a way to stay cool AND hydrated this summer (as always, staying hydrated is such an important part of maintaining healthy skin)!

 

Pink Lemonade Coconut Water Frosty

Makes one tall glass

11 ounces coconut water (unsweetened)
1/3 cup frozen peaches
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
3/4 cup ice (use coconut water ice cubes for double coco water yumminess)
2 Tbsp lemon juice

Blend. Pour. Enjoy!

 

Notes:

You can always change it up by adding-in or swapping different fruits in this recipe. Blueberries, bananas, pineapple, mango, kiwi, melon and so many more.

 

Use fresh or frozen fruit – frozen fruit will give you an icier beverage.

 

Use “unflavored” coconut water – and make sure it contains no added sugar! And if you can find fresh coconuts go for it, the fresher the better!

 

This is a Low Calorie Sip (around 100 calories)!
11 ounces coconut water = 60 calories
1/2 cup strawberries = 22 calories
1/3 cup frozen peaches = 18 calories
ice/lemon = very small

 

Source: Lunch Box Bunch

 

 

PLUS! If you like this recipe than check out a little peek at what’s going on inside The Parliament right now!  The SkinOwl has found a bunch of smoothie recipes that are specific to different skin issues like…

 

GET UP AND GLOW  *For dry skin experiencing a loss of radiance*

smoothie

 

BALANCE AND HEAL *For skin experiencing redness, acne, itchiness, or inflammation*

orange smoothie

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