One of my favorite treats this summer was anything named "Mint Chocolate Chip." For some reason, I was constantly craving the icy cool refreshing flavor of mint paired with the earthy richness of dark chocolate. So as summer slowly signs off, I'm trying to find ways to continue savoring these flavors, like in my antioxidant rich Mint Cacao Nib Smoothie featuring one of my new favorite skin-loving ingredients, Raw Complexions Skintox Beauty Food.
Skintox is a blend of raw superfoods formulated to improve your skin's appearance and enhance your overall health. What's even better is that it's created by nutritionist Kristina Temelkovski and dermal therapist Maddison Osburn, so there's science and expertise behind this amazing natural product. The ingredients include superfood heavyweights like: flaxseed meal, which provides the highest source of omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids; schizandra, which detoxifies and purifies the liver; amla berry, responsible for cleansing skin tissues and removing built up toxins, camu camu, which is packed with Vitamin C; and pomegranate, which aids in cell regeneration and provides protection for the outer and middle layer of our skin. Together, these ingredients can:
- protect and hydrate skin cells
- fight agains free radical damage
- stimulate new cell growth
- combat acne causing bacteria
- detoxify and purify the liver
Skintox beauty food can be added to your favorite smoothies or juices, or it can be used as a topping on your breakfast yogurt. I decided to add it to my Mint Cacao Nib Smoothie recipe below and the results were divine.
Mint Cacao Nib Smoothie
1 cup organic spinach
1 cup organic unsweetened almond milk
1/2 frozen banana
1/4 cup fresh mint
1 tablespoon cacao nibs
1 teaspoon Raw Complexions Skintox Beauty Food
1 cup unfiltered water (add for desired thickness)
Blend all ingredients in a Vitamix or high speed blender until smooth and thick. Enjoy!
You all know that I take exceptionally good care of my skin; it's part of my business after all! That being said, after a week of daily use, I noticed an added healthy luster to my skin, which is definitely what I need as the cool autumn temperatures start to diminish my normal healthy glow.