Beauty Cleanser for your…

…Liver that is a Liver Lover!

And great for the rest of your body too.

This fresh  fabulous flusher recipe comes from Tess Masters…THE BLENDER GIRL a sassy Aussie who I think is a healthy & FUN blender genius in her kitchen!

Love her amazing healthy smoothie book! 100 gluten-free,vegan and paleo friendly recipes to delight you.

I feel MARVELOUS! YOU will too~smoothies_book_cover_634_900_90auto

http://www.theblendergirl.com

 

1 1/2 cups of unfiltered apple juice

1 medium raw beet,chopped,steamed or baked (if using a conventiocal blender)

1 medium carrot,chopped,steamed or grated (if using a conventional blender)

2 medium lemons,peeled and seeded

1 cup loosely packed chard leaves

1 teaspoon minced ginger

1 cup of frozen mango

Throw all of the ingredients(except the frozen mango) into your blender and blast on high for about 1 minute,until well combined. Add the frozen mango and balst ffor 10 to 20 seconds more,until smooth and creamy.

 

This vegetable-packed blend is surprisingly delicious according to Tess the author.She recommends you definitely add the mint.The betatine in beets flushes the liver,purifies the blood, and enhances circulation;carrots boost the liver’s anti-oxidant capacity and the lemons improve liver function. Chard provides syringic acid,a flavonoid that prevenst liver degeneration,and mango and ginger have liver-protecting properties,too.

 

I read if we partake of libations it is tough on the liver…so since I enjoy a glass of wine with my dinner meal…I tought this recipe for me is ideal. I have played with this recipe and added other ingredients. BUT I prefer HER recipe the best!

 

 

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D.I.Y. Chic and Cheap Beauty

Vitamin C brightens the complexion,is anti-aging,evens out skin tone and really helps with those pesky sunspots.It also can help keep you looking younger. If you’d like to make your own at home try this!

Here is an easy recipe for a D.I.Y.Vitamin C Serum What you will need:

1 teaspoon vitamin C powder (found at Whole Foods or another store near you)

1 teaspoon of distilled water

1 teaspoon of glycerin (found at Whole Foods)

Small dark bottle to store it in…or clear or opaque if you are using this recipe within 24 hours

Directions: Place all ingredients in a small glass bowl until all granules dissolve. Stir well. Pour into a small dark glass bottle Apply a dime size for face and neck. Apply UNDER YOUR MAKEUP before moisturizer or at night after cleansing and toning the skin.

Play with it awhile to see what works for you. If you’d like to dilute it add a dash more water to it too.

Don’t just drink your  juice with vitamin C! Apply it topically on your face,decolette and the tops of your hands for a YOUNGER more even toned skin you.

I like to like to use recipe when I am out of my vitamin c cream at home or I want to do a SPA night or have time and just for my skin fun!

Grapefruit and Green Tea Toner

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As you may know I love to cook up things in my kitchen that aren’t just food for my family.
These recipes also include beauty for your face. Here is a recipe to make a cool and refreshing skin toner for your face.I also love to use it on a flat cotton pad down my neck and decolette.

1/4 cup witch hazel
1/4 cup fresh grapefruit juice
1/4 cup of fresh brewed organic green tea (room temperature)

Get all your ingredients together and line them up.Next brew some fresh green tea. Let tea cool on counter and fill the ingredients into a spray bottle.(4 oz. size does quite nicely).
*This toner can safely be kept in the frig for up to eight weeks may be less.
I LOVE to chill my toner in the frig or you may keep on your bathroom shelf.
Spray this D.I.Y. toner on a flat cotton pad and use all over your face.Exclude the eye area.

Vitamin C is the beauty ingredient from the grapefruit juice. It brightens and tones the skin.
Witch hazel is a mild astringent that removes excess oil,dirt and makeup.It also makes your pores appear smaller.

I love to cook and whip up beauty in my kitchen…you will too!

Take some time one day and try my recipes and have some fun too!

*Found this yummy photo in School Photo Projects website.