A DIY Diva’s Guide to Beauty: recipes for beauty beverages
So much of our outside beauty relies on what we put inside it. When the work week is over and we’re jacked that the weekend’s come, we often forget to maintain our healthy lifestyle choices. Binging on cocktails and fried foods over the weekend can leave our skin looking lack-lustre and less than flawless.
To boost your outer beauty, I’ve designed a few tasty and effective beverages that will kick your skin back into shape.
There’s nothing better for your skin than giving yourself a little green cleanse. This blended recipe will give you nearly 50% of your daily Vitamin A and C intake, which will stimulate cellular turnover to give you brighter looking skin.
For this drink you will need the following items:
- 2 large apples
- 1 cup of kale
- 1 cup of spinach
- 2 stalks of celery
- 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- ¾ cup filtered water
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- A blender
For best results, give your ingredients a thorough cleaning. You don’t want to be sucking back any dirt!
Core your apples and slice them up. Feel free to leave the skin on because it will be blended into your drink.
Cut up the rest of your ingredients into manageable pieces then add them and your apple to the blender. Blend on high for 3-5 minutes; it depends on how smooth or pulpy you like your drinks.
Pour in a glass and enjoy the high fiber benefits that will kickstart your metabolism and rejuvenate your skin.
Sometimes we need to give our body a little helping hand in absorbing nutrients. This next beverage will do just that.
Prepare the following items:
- 1 banana
- ¼ inch fresh ginger
- ½ cup mango
- ¼ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
- ¼ cup filtered water
- A blender
Peel your banana and ginger. Mince into small pieces before adding to the blender.
Cut up your mango and add it, along with the rest of your ingredients to the blender. Blend on high until it is nice and smooth.
The combination of ingredients in this smoothie are great for preventing future skin damage. On top of that, the high beta-carotene content gives your skin a natural, healthy glow.
Cut out you dehydrating cup of caffeine in the morning and replace it with this hydrating drink instead.
- 2 cups of hot water
- ½ teaspoon turmeric
- ½ teaspoon powdered ginger
- A pinch of cayenne pepper
- 5 drops of Stevia concentrate
- Half of a freshly squeezed lemon
Bring your water to a boil then add the remaining ingredients. If you don’t need the sweetness of Stevia just omit this from your recipe.
This warm beverage will not only stimulate your senses and wake you up, but will soothe skin inflammation. This is especially great for those suffering from acne because the ingredients listed help rid your body of acne-causing toxins.
Each of these beauty beverages is simple to make and relatively cheap. A much healthier alternative to sugar filled cocktails and hangovers; promise!
About Sabrina:Sabrina is a lover of spontaneous adventure, surfing the net and of course, all things skincare and beauty. To green her skincare routine she likes to come up with cheeky and cheap DIY’s like How to Tighten Pores Naturally
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