Summer has started to glide by quicker than a sailboat crossing the Atlantic Ocean—which means a great number of us are probably experiencing either: (a) greasy skin or (b) a combination of both.
I, like the majority of adult-children, suffer from greasy skin—ah it sucks, mangg. Some days my skin is so oily that even the most mystical of products like the Dream Gelee by Winky Lux, $29, and its powers of Glycerine can’t save the frying pan that is my face—you can literally fry a Follow Your Heart Veganegg on my face and serve it for breakfast.
Uh-huh, gross. I know.
Many factors of my unhealthy lifestyle contribute to this daily. Eating [vegan] cookies at 3 AM; only drinking water when I start breaking out; and of course drinking a little too much on a Saturday night after work—sue me, I’m human.
But. BUT, what would you do if I told you that I had a recipe for a clandestine fruit smoothie that is super healthy, skin changing, glow-inducing, pH balancing, and is quick and easy to make?
Well, there is. So lean in and fix yourself a snack because I’m about to share with you a smoothie recipe that will leave your skin glowing—in a non-greasy way—all summer long.
Grab Your Nutribullet Because You’ll Need:
1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Coconut Oil.
1 small cucumber.
2 branches of parsley, minus the stalks.
1 medium organic carrot.
1 tablespoon of fresh Ground Flaxseed.
1 teaspoon of organic Amla Powder.
Milk of your choice.
Optional Stevia for sweetness.
First, grab your organic—or non-organic; because who has the money for that, you feel?—parsley and cucumber and soak them in a bowl of hot water with a small amount of Apple Cider Vinegar. Shake off the parsley (I suggest listening to Shake it off by Ms Swift while performing this action), cut the stalks off and throw the heads into your blender.
Wash the cucumber and carrots, then cut them, then add them to the blender.
Sprinkle in your Ground Flaxseed—or Flax Oil—and Amla powder and Virgin Coconut Oil.
Scoop out the kiwifruit and avocado and add them to the blender.
Add two – three drops of Stevia. You can add processed sugar, but remember that sugar causes inflammation throughout your whole body.
Blend it all up on high until the liquid is smooth.
Lastly, head to Youtube, search Coconut by Harry Nilsson, pour yourself a glass and relax.
Tar-duh. Wasn’t that fun, simple and easy? Now sit back, enjoy, and stare at you disappearing wrinkles and acne in the mirror. Or, better yet, Instagram it.