Drink Your Way To Healthier Skin
WHAT TO DRINK FOR HEALTHY LOOKING SKIN
THIS SIMPLE JUICE RECIPE WILL HELP YOU
FEEL GREAT ON THE INSIDE AND OUT
At mien salon spa, we are big believers of creating beauty, not just on the outside. This month we're sharing a post from the Aveda website which is all about just that.
It's no secret that what you put in your body is just as important as what you put
on it. Just ask Kate O'Donnell, author of The Everyday Ayurveda Cookbook who
has been following the Ayurvedic diet since her teens.
"My travels to India introduced me to Ayurveda as a natural modality for healing
the gut" Kate says. "I found the Ayurvedic diet of vegetarian proteins, local
produce, and spices a natural fit"
The regime is less focused on dos and dont's than it is on eating in sync with
nature. With this in mind, we asked Kate for a simple juice recipe that features
some of the good-for-you ingredients - namely ginger that is a key ingredient in
Aveda's Tulasara Renew Morning Cream, and grapefruit, which is featured in the
"The penetrating quality of this bright drink clears your head and gets you pumped up without caffeine" Kate says.
It's known to be great for those who experience congestion upon waking. Drink it first thing in the morning, on an empty stomach, then wait at least 30 minutes before eating.
Ginger is revered in Ayurveda for it's ability to stimulate and warm all body types, without causing any imbalances.
"In Ayurveda tradition, it's known to detoxify and refresh the skin" she adds.
"If you find the drink too acidic, use lime instead of lemon juice and leave out the cayenne pepper".
Refresh -o- rama
Juice of 2 oranges or grapefruits
(about 2 cups of juice)
11/2-inch ginger root peeled
1-2 tsp of raw honey
Juice of 1 lemon
Dash of cayenne pepper for the adventurous
Process 1 cup of the orange or grapefruit juice and the gingerroot in a blender until combined. Keep the blender running, drizzle the honey through the feeder then pour in the rest of the orange or grapefruit juice the lemon juice and the cayenne pepper if using. Churn for 1 minute. Transfer to 2 glasses and drink right away, before the spices and pulp settle.