Have you ever heard the saying, "Eat your liquids and drink your solids?" It's definitely a great reminder when looking to support our digestion and optimize the nutrients from our foods for healthy glowing beauty!
I really like putting my smoothies in a bowl because it reminds me to chew instead of just drinking up all the deliciousness. The chewing motion helps us produce enzymes in our mouth, amylase, and lipase. They are responsible for assisting in breaking down fats and carbs into a more digestible form.
Guess what that does? It makes it easier for our digestion to absorb nutrients and convert food into fuel.
We are what we eat but we are also what we digest. It's so important to support our digestion so we can maximize the nutrients from our food.
The easier we make it for our digestion the better chance we have at absorbing nutrients that will support beautiful hair, skin, and nails. We don't want those nutrients to go to waster, do we? No way!
A good rule of thumb when creating smoothie bowls is to include
More veggies than fruits (blood sugar balance is key for healthy skin)
Ceylon cinnamon (blood sugar balance & packed full of skin loving antioxidants.)
And don't forget to chew! Your digestion and skin will thank you!
Here is a wonderful beauty smoothie recipe. It packs in a good deal of nutrients while tasting wonderful.
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 frozen banana
1/2 cup raw or cooked cauliflower
(I prefer my steamed, its easier on the digestion than eating it raw.)
1/2 red bell pepper
1-2 scoops protein powder or collagen powder. I use this collagen powder for all my recipes CLICK HERE
1/4 tsp cinnamon (Ceylon cinnamon)
Handful of spinach
1 tsp coconut oil
1/4 cup almond or coconut milk
Add all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
Add to a bowl and have fun decorating your gorgeous smoothie bowl with your favorite healthy toppings