Eat Your Way to Youthful Skin!

Smoothie bowls often appear so intricately and beautifully designed that I have been avoiding experimenting with them. Don’t let photos deceive you! The bowls are super easy and so much fun to make. The only thing you really need at hand is a frozen fruit (such as mango, pineapple, or banana) and some activated buckwheat or granola along with a handful of greens.

I have used pineapple and the exotic dragon fruit to enhance the skin-beautifying action of smoothies. Pineapple is a wonderful source of digestive enzymes which makes it wonderful for gut healing. It is also anti-inflammatory which makes it the perfect choice for acne prone or red skin. The Dragon fruit not only looks incredible and has high doses of antioxidants along with B vitamins, it is also a great source of fiber so will act to sweep away toxins and impurities which are playing havoc with your skin. Walnuts are one of my favourite Omega-3 rich nuts. Omegas are essential when it comes to promoting supple skin due to their ability to reduce inflammation and hydrate the skin from the inside out.

 

Serves 1

Ingredients

Smoothie Base

2 cups pineapple, chopped and frozen

½ nectarine, chopped

½ white dragon fruit

2 cups of baby spinach (or another green)

½ cup of water or coconut milk

 

Toppings

¼ cup fresh blueberries or other berries

½ cup granola or activated buckwheat

½ red dragon fruit, scooped in small balls with a teaspoon and frozen

¼ cup fresh pineapple

Handful of baby spinach

Handful of chopped walnuts

Handful of pomegranate

Instructions

Combine all smoothie base ingredients into a blender until smooth

Pour ¼ cup of granola into a serving bowl, then pour the smoothie layer over the top. 

Add toppings – start by spreading granola (or activated buckwheat) vertically across the bowl and arranging chopped fruit beside it.

 Enjoy! 

Anna Mitsios

Adv. Dip. Naturopathy. Adv. Dip. Nutrition. B.Com (Honours)

Anna’s career began in the corporate sector, where she specialised in corporate finance and private banking for over ten years working in Sydney and New York for a large Australian bank. Anna’s career change was sparked by her own health journey, following a diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes at 18 years of age. Her diagnosis triggered her intense study of botanicals and nutrition to manage auto-immune condition and assist others in attaining optimal health. Anna has been involved in the pursuit of herbal medicine and nutrition for over 15 years, with a focus on fertility, women’s and chidlren’s health. Anna’s naturopathy career has included working as a naturopath within a reputable natural fertility clinic in Sydney, within a pharmacy and health food store and running her own naturopathy practice. Anna is committed to creating products founded on naturopathic philosophies, using wildcrafted and exotic ingredients and encouraging her clients and people who use her skincare to nourish their skin, from the inside-out.

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