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Naturally Beautifying Beverages

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I believe that taking care of yourself from the inside out is the best approach. When I say the inside out, that includes positive thinking, healthy eating, and personal growth. Each of these things makes you even more beautiful on the outside than you already were.


Sometimes you need a little push though; something to give you an even more radiant glow. Since goodness starts from within, here are three beauty-boosting beverages that will nourish, heal, and beautify you!


Clean and Green
You can enjoy 50 percent of your recommended Vitamins A and C intake from this deliciously tasty beauty boost.


Grab yourself the following:


  • 1 large apple
  •  ½ cup kale and spinach
  • 1 stalk of celery
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  •  ½ cup water
  • A dash of cayenne pepper


Core and skin your apple and toss it in a blender with the rest of your ingredients. Blend on high until everything is pulverized then pour in a glass and enjoy.


This drink is rich with vitamins that can repair and prevent wrinkles and fine lines caused from overexposure to sun. The high fiber content also helps flush your body of acne-causing toxins leaving your skin looking instantly brighter.


Tropical Treat
To maintain good health and in turn, clear skin, you need to ingest and absorb lots of vitamins and nutrients. This next smoothie will not only detoxify your skin, but also protect it from disease and damage.


You will need:


  • 1 banana
  • ¼ inch fresh ginger
  •  ½ cup mango
  • ¼ cup freshly pressed orange juice
  • ¼ cup water


Mince your ginger and peel your banana then toss them in a blender. Add your remaining ingredients and blend on high until perfectly smooth.


Besides the aforementioned benefits, the beta-carotene found in mangoes will help naturally boost the radiance of your skin. Drink enough of this and you’ll be foregoing those dangerous tanning sessions while still enjoying a suitable faux-glow!


Tangy Toddy
Similar to a hot toddy, but without the booze and way more health benefits, this next beverage is best served hot. It’s also a perfect trade-in for your daily cup of java!


Rustle up the following ingredients:


  • 2 cups hot water
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon powdered ginger
  • A pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 4 drops of Stevia concentrate
  • Half of a fresh lemon squeezed


After bringing your water to a boil and pouring in a cup, add your remaining ingredients and let steep. Give it a minimum of 2 minutes to steep. Be sure to sip carefully so you don’t burn your lips or tongue!


This drink is the best for inflamed skin. The ingredients flush your system of inflammatory toxins and give your digestive system a little kick start. Flush your system and reap the rewards! You’ll especially notice beautifying benefits if you suffer from mild acne.


I find that a dead give away for tired, lifeless skin is in my under eyes. If the same goes for you, I would suggest coupling one of these beauty-boosting juices with a daily application of your favourite undereye cream. Personally, my fave is Elite Serum. In no time at all you will be enjoying that extra clear, radiant skin you deserve!

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