Spotlight On:Anti-Oxidants & Vitamins for Summer Beauty
Summer is finally here! Although the change in weather allows for an increase in fun outdoor activities, the harsh nature of the sun can quickly wreak havoc on your skin! Take measures to protect your skin this summer from harmful, wrinkle causing, UV rays by always using a sunscreen with at least 30 SPF. Keep your skin glowing and maximize any rejuvenating procedures you may indulge in such as neurotoxins or fillers by using an antioxidant and getting enough vitamin absorption! Antioxidants will help fight against the additional harmful free radical that the summer sun brings. All vitamins are important, as they keep your body functioning at its best, but vitamins A, C and E are especially important for your skin. Vitamin A speeds up cellular turnover, which makes it a natural exfoliant. Vitamin C helps decrease any pigmentation issues and Vitamin E is a natural hydrator. A-C-E your summer glow!
This smoothie won't sit heavy on your stomach, so it's great before a workout, and makes a good breakfast. It contains tofu to give you energy, and blackberries, raspberries, cranberries and blueberries for vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
3/4 cup mixed frozen berries
3 ounces extra firm tofu
1/2 ripe banana
6 ounces cranberry juice
1 tbsp ground flaxseed
Put all the ingredients into your blender and blend on "pulse" for one minute until the smoothie is finely chopped. Blend for an additional 30 seconds or until smooth.