I like to drink raw coconut water from Harmless Harvest if I don’t have time to make my own juice or smoothies. Good coconut water is very hydrating and that helps your skin. I also detox with cold pressed juices whenever I need to.
My recipe for Mind and Beauty Juice blend (featured in my new cookbook, The AGE BEAUTIFULLY Cookbook) is specifically formulated to help the skin look young and beautiful while protecting the mind. I use my Blendtec® Tabletop Total Blender to pulverize the carrots, cantaloupe, and cucumber. Carrots and melons have the FoodTrient carotenoids, an antioxidant (Ao) that fights skin aging. Cucumbers have silica, a mineral that helps skin retain moisture. I add a raw egg white for its collagen-building strength and its choline which supports healthy brain function. And I stir in nutritious green tea because its catechins (another great FoodTrient!) will help keep teeth cavity-free and brains sharp.
If you’re looking for an age-defying and delicious smoothie, you might want to try my Blueberry Hemp-Milk Smoothie (featured in The Age GRACEfully Cookbook). Hemp is the natural fiber from the stalk of a cannabis plant. Hemp seeds and the hemp milk made from them are beneficial to your skin. The Omega-3 fatty acids in hemp seeds help keep skin hydrated and reduce inflammation. Blueberries have tons of antioxidant power and contain protective anthocyanins.
Mind and Beauty Juice
1 16-ounce bag of organic baby carrots
½ cantaloupe, rind removed, seeded, cut in pieces
1 cucumber, peeled, seeded, cut in pieces
1 egg white, beaten
8 ounces green tea, cold
- Place carrots, cantaloupe, and cucumber pieces in a juicer.
- Mix the resulting liquid together with the beaten egg white and green tea.
Reduce inflammatory process in cells, tissues, and blood vessels, helping to slow aging and reduce risk of long-term disease.
Prevents and repairs oxidative damage to cells caused by free radicals.
Support the body’s resistance to infection and strengthen immune vigilance and response.
Improves mood, memory, and focus.
Reduces risk factors for common degenerative and age-related diseases.