I learned to make smoothies that make your skin glow from the famous medicine man healer David Jubb owner of Jubbs Longevity in NYC. All the top models in NYC would wait in line to get their daily fill of this concoction.
This smoothie not only tastes delicious – it makes you look delicious because of a few of my favorite skin enhancing supplements, one of which is methylsulfonylmethane, or MSM, a natural sulfate that has been shown to improve flexibility, reduce inflammation and increase elasticity of the skin.
I also add tocotrienols part of the vitamin E family, an antioxidant that reduce free radicals in the blood stream, which may aid in blocking skin and breast cancer.
Makes 1 serving
2 cups brazil nut or almond milk (see recipe a nut milk recipe, or buy almond milk at a health food store)
1 teaspoon tocotrienols
1 teaspoon flax oil
1 teaspoon lecithin granules (lecithin is great for liver and cell function, healthy hair and skin, as well as fat metabolism)
1 tsp green powder
1 pinch of Himalayan or Celtic sea salt
1/8 teaspoon MSM (or one capsule, opened up)
1 cup of your favorite berry (fresh is preferable, but frozen can work if the season isn’t right.
Pinch of stevia or 2 teaspoons raw honey
Directions: Add all the ingredients to your blender and mix until smooth. Shake well before drinking.
Note: If you’re allergic to bee stings, omit the raw honey and bee pollen.
Almond milk (if you choose to make your own):
I cup almonds or Brazil nuts soaked over night
Filtered water 5 C
Celtic sea salt 1 pinch
Optional Agave nectar 1 Tsp or
Raw honey 1 Tsp or
Stevia drops 2 drops
1. Blend Almonds, H2O and Sea salt. Blend for 1 minute or untill you no longer hear the nuts mixing around.
2. Strain the milk through a fine sieve or nut bag or cheese cloth fabric (like milking a beautiful cow) you may also use a clean stocking, cut it off from below the knee line, rinse well then strain the milk)..
3. Put the milk back in the blender add your choice of sweetener and blend. Taste, adjust and enjoy.
Note: Be mindful with your use of stevia drops as they can over power a recipe. Very few go a long way. Stevia is a natural sweetener that actually lowers the blood sugar level.
Adina Niemerow, author of "Super Cleanse," has studied holistic cooking and nutrition at schools around the world and has worked with wellness retreats and restaurants including The French Laundry in Napa Valley, California. Please visit her website at AdinaNiemerow.com.