Health and happiness comes first. But why not reap in the rewards of a healthy lifestyle by combining foods with vitamins and minerals to incorporate the benefits that will help you look more beautiful?
I just made this Beauty Boost Super-Smoothie and fell in love with the concept of beautifying through a super delicious smoothie! Yes, do you not agree? All thanks to incorporating a few amazing ingredients that boost the body’s ability to radiate, heal and give you a boost through a healthy looking skin, hair and nails.
The latest super-hero in this smoothie is the mineral Silicon which is incorporated in this smoothie recipe along with fruits and veggies that naturally detoxify and purify the body; such as green apples, cucumber and green collards. I have even created two version of this smoothie ~ with your lifestyle in mind. This Beauty Boost goes beyond just a smoothie ~ Yup, it too gets to wear a cape for being a Super-Smoothie! Enjoy ~ it’s delicious and refreshing tasting!
BEAUTY BOOST : SUPER-SMOOTHIE
- 2 organic green apples + 1/2 peeled apple
- 1 cup organic collard greens (kale would be fine but collard greens will give you a milder taste)
- 1/2 large english cucumber
- 1 capsule of Florasil Silicon Supplement (by Flora)
- 1 tsp Silicea Silicone Gel Mineral by Hubner
Equipment : juicer & blender (or hand held small blender)
Juice apples, collards and cucumber in a juicer. (don’t forget to run the pulp twice to get the most juice out). Remove juice and add the 1/2 apple into it and blend with hand-held blender. Add Silicon and mix to blend. Serve immediately.
Health Benefits of Silicon
Silicon possesses many special healing properties in the body. It is present everywhere in the body. In bones, cartilage, hair, blood vessels, skin, teeth, tendons, nails. Silicon is abundant in babies when they are just born. When we are born our body has a large supply of silicon and low calcium. Generally the body is full of youth when there is more silicon in relation to calcium present. Many studies have shown that the ratio of silicon to calcium is a biological indicator of youth.
Silicon helps direct the blood electricity, helping keep the body warm. In the bones silica is found in areas of growth, due to the fact that silicon has an amazing ability to transform into calcium in the body. Foods high on silicon has been proven to enhance mineral bone density, leading to beautiful long hair, healthy bones, and healthy tech and jaw formation.
Silicon is found in highest concentration in hair and nails. A study that took place in 1993 found that the internal and external use of silicon would improve the condition of aging, nails hair and skin in women.
Silicon improves the texture and increases the thickness of the skin, helps improve wrinkles, and gives your skin, nails and hair a healthier appearance. Silicon plays a major role in collagen formation; some people refer to collagen as the glue that holds the body together.
A few thing to note :
I used two types of Silicone as options for you to choose which one suits your lifestyle more.
The Silicea Gel Mineral Supplement – is derived from quartz crystals (the purest form of silica) is a liquid “colloidal” preparation in which microscopic particles of silica are so finely dispersed in water that a gel is formed.
But has a shelf life of 30 days ofter it’s opened. And has to be stored in the fridge. I also have added it to a night cream and massaged it directly to my skin and have added it to a bath as an extra mineral support (and to also use up my bottle faster ;)
The Florasil Capsules from Flora are also a high form of silicon derived from spring horsetail. Which is naturally abundant in Silicon, the mineral.
I find the capsule form more convenient for a busy woman who may not remember to take the supplement regularly. These also have a longer shelf life and you don’t need to refrigerate them after use.
Look for high quality supplements for quality companies – a health food and nutrition store versus your local drug store where it’s most likely that fillers have been added to the product. Read the ingredients first.
There are lots of other supplements and foods that boost the vibrancy of your skin, hair and health of your nails. At the same time, internally promoting a health boost to your immune system and overall wellbeing. Would you like to learn more about a ‘beauty diet’? I will be incorporating a list of incredible foods and supplements soon. So stay tuned for more health and beauty tips! xo Ella
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