You are what you eat.

This sentence pretty much sums up what a healthy lifestyle should means; eating healthy food equals to a healthy body. In a first world country, despite dieting, exercising and having a full face of makeup, our complexions may still appears duller as compared to those living in a rural side of the spectrum. Why is that so?

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Clinical nutritionist, Kimberly Snyder, manage to uncover the secrets of other cultures: plant-based diet and digestion. Having good digestion is the key to ‘unlock’ energy and spread throughout our body, which radiates from the inside out with supple skin, shiny hair, strong nails, glowing complexion, and increased energy during gym sessions.

Plant-based diet is optimal to obtain clear skin, renewed energy and aids weight loss. Therefore, also the author of The Beauty Detox Solution, Kimberly integrated the secrets behind achieving youth and radiant skin into a holistic approach by creating the Glowing Green Smoothie. As the nutrients are encased within the cell walls, it has to be rupture first. However, most people don’t chew long enough so another way to get the benefits from the greens are by blending them.

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Drinking a glass of Glowing Green Smoothie is a great way of incorporating large amounts of greens – full of essential nutrients, into your diet. Whole fruits and vegetables are blended and compressed into a liquid form, allowing the body to digest it more efficiently without wasting extra energy on breaking down the food. Vitamins, minerals and amino acids flows into the body’s digestive system to rejuvenate our skin, fight aging, and increase our energy. And since it’s full of fiber, a glass in the morning will not only keeps you full till lunch, but also prevents you from snacking.

Depending on what’s seasonal and what you like, mix and match your greens and fruits, keeping the percentage at 70% greens and 30% fruits. However, bear in mind to avoid melons, as they don’t mix well with other produce. Adding fresh herbs such as paisley or cilantro, targets the heavy metal in our liver, which further aids detoxification in our body.

Swap your usual breakfast of bagel and coffee with a glass of Glowing Green Smoothie.

 

Kimberly Snyder’s Glowing Green Smoothie

Yields 1 Serving (16 oz)

Ingredients

½ head of a large bunch, or ¾ of a small bunch spinach

1 head romaine lettuce, chopped

1 ½ cups cold filtered water

3-4 sticks celery, chopped

1 medium apple, cored and chopped

1 medium pear, cored and chopped

1 medium banana

Juice of ½ a lemon

Optional:

1/3 bunch cilantro (stems are okay)

1/3  bunch parsley (stems are okay)

 

Directions

  1. Add spinach, romaine lettuce, celery, apple, and pear to the blender. Blend at low speed until smooth.
  2. Add banana and lemon juice. Blend at high speed.
  3. Add parsley and cilantro and blend. (Optional)

 

For more information on Kimberly’s The Beauty Detox Solution and Glowing Green Smoothie, please visit here.

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