As Spring has finally arrived and leads us to warmer days and fresher food we couldn't be happier to boost our nutrition intake and see the results with clearer skin and healthier habits. I'm going to be real honest, I eat much better in the warmer months than I do during winter. I tend to shed pounds too because I like exercising outdoors much more than in a gym so I'm constantly walking or working in the garden or taking long weekend hiking trips. Lately, we've received many inquiries about getting the summer glow back onto our Bella's faces and we want to help get you back into shape. We'll be the first to admit that it's not always just about the products you use, but often how you treat yourself from the inside out. Here are three of our favorite recipes and product pairings for clear, glowing and beautiful skin any season. We hope you enjoy our recipes and boosting your glow with delicious whole foods and La Bella Figura Beauty.
Morning Resveratrol And Antioxidant Smoothie (Serves 2)
Vitamin C Spa Water
2 cups fresh pineapple juice
2 cups fresh grapefruit juice
1 cup fresh orange juice
2 cups purified water
1 lemon thinly sliced
1 bunch fresh basil roughly chopped
1 bunch fresh cilantro or fresh parsley
1 tablespoon freshly sliced ginger coins
Add ginger, lemons, cilantro and basil to a large pitcher and with a wooden spoon muddle all ingredients, add water and citrus juices, then pineapple juice and stir. Allow to sit in the fridge for 30 minutes before serving. Serve over ice. Pair this Vitamin C spa water with our Modern Radiance Concentrate.
Drinking water is wonderful to keep you hydrated and keep skin glowing, however to add a little extra Vitamin C boost to your day this drink is a delicious answer. Vitamin C is a free radical scavenger and helps protect your immune system.
Glowing Goddess Salad (Serves 4)
2 cups sweet potatoes, roasted with olive oil, cinnamon and salt and pepper
1/2 cup chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 cup Israeli couscous
4 cups mixed greens of kale, spinach, baby bok choy, Swiss chard and arugula
1 bunch basil leaves, torn
2 tablespoons raw pistachios, roughly chopped
1 red pepper, cubed
1 tablespoon avocado oil
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
1 garlic clove, chopped
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
salt and pepper
Add leafy greens to a bowl then add warmed roasted sweet potatoes on top to slightly warm greens, add couscous, chickpeas, basil leaves, red pepper, pistachios and avocado. In a jar add avocado oil and olive oil, garlic, oregano, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, salt and pepper and shake until blended together. Drizzle over salad and lightly toss together. Pair the Glowing Goddess salad with our Aria Nighttime Cell Recovery Treatment.
Vitamin K is an essential vitamin many of us fail to get enough of and needed for important immune function and help with blood clotting. It also helps with minimizing bruising, inflammation and treating skin conditions such as rosacea and eczema. This salad can be served as is or fortified as an entire meal served with fish, shrimp or organic chicken.
If you like our homemade recipes you will truly love the beautifying recipes from our friend and wellness coach, Jolene Hart. Visit her blog, Beauty Is Wellness and order her incredible book, Eat Pretty on Amazon or Barnes and Noble available now.