With summer here, it is the best time to really begin focusing on the health of your skin. We all know the skin to be the biggest organ of the body and therefore it requires a lot of care! The great part about this fabulous organ is that it is a strong indicator of what is going on inside our bodies. Whatever is happening on the inside, will eventually show up on the outside. This means that anything which is real good for your skin, is therefore real good for your entire body! And visa versa.
Well this summer I desire to have the healthiest, most vibrant skin I have ever had in my life! Are you with me? Let's get glowing!
The SUPERFOOD focus of this week is the KIWI!
Now, kiwi has always been one of my all time favorite foods. Something about its fuzzy exterior and juicy insides. Even the little crunchy seeds have always been pleasurable for me. Turns out, not only is this fruit super fun to eat, it is also EXTREMELY healthy for your skin!
To begin with, Kiwi is PACKED with more Vitamin C than oranges, strawberries, and most of your popular antioxidant fruits. Vitamin c is essential is the production of Collagen, which makes your skin strong and firm. Kiwis are also high in antioxidant Vitamin E, Vitamin K which is needed for strong bones, potassium, fiber, and many more necessary nutrients.
This fruit is so easy to eat! Just cut in half and scoop out with a spoon for breakfast! I, of course, chose to be fancy and make a green smoothie. This drink is super simple and super healthy for your body.
All you need is:
1 Handful of spinach (I like a lot of greens!)
2-3 Ice cubes
1 Cup of liquid of your choice.
For this smoothie I used Soy Milk, but you can also use Almond milk, Rice milk, Apple juice, Coconut water and so on.
Blend for about 15 seconds.
Sip on a hot summer day and enjoy the gorgeous glowing skin that follows.