Smooth(ie) Operator

27 Aug

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According to my DailyCandy email, facialist Joanna Vargas is kind of a big deal. She also is a believer that drinking green (like actually green, not organic; though I’m sure you can get organic ingredients, too)  juices and smoothies will do wonders for your skin– especially in keeping it hydrated and glowing. So, without further ado, here are eight recipes that you can make yourself with a juicer for the sake of your skin:

Super Eight
Loaded with chlorophyll, enzymes, minerals, vitamins, and amino acids, the veggies-only juice is a serious feast.

1 kale leaf
1 collard leaf
1 celery stalk
1 carrot
½ red pepper
1 tomato
1 broccoli floret
1 handful parsley

Brighten Up
Do away with dull skin glass by antioxidant-packed glass.

4 carrots
1 handful parsley
1 handful spinach
½ apple

All Clear
Calm irritated skin with a swig of a bromelain-rich, anti-inflammatory cooler.

1 c. pineapple
½ cucumber
½ apple

Beat the Sweets
Stave off the sugar munchies with a satisfying sip packed with vitamin C and a little zing.

4 carrots
½ apple
Ginger to taste

Mrs. Clean
The fruit-and-veg liquid powerhouse not only flushes toxins from your system but curbs salt cravings as well. Pick the variation that’s right for you based on your personal taste and experience in the juicing department.

Level One
4 celery stalks
1/3 cucumber
1 bunch parsley
1 apple
1 lemon
Ginger to taste

Level Two
4 celery stalks
1 bunch parsley
2 handfuls spinach
2 carrots
1 apple
1 bunch cilantro
1 lemon
Ginger to taste

Level Three
4 celery stalks

1 bunch parsley
2 handfuls spinach
1/3 cucumber
2 carrots
1 beet
1 kale leaf
1 lemon
Ginger to taste

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3 Responses to “Smooth(ie) Operator”

  1. Vicki August 27, 2011 at 5:07 pm #

    Okay, you know I love veggies but that first one seems almost too green for me. I will let you know when I try it, make that if I try it. Thanks Nini!

  2. Katie Tritt August 29, 2011 at 11:44 am #

    I have a hard time thinking these taste good. . . but maybe one day when I’m feeling adventurous it would be good to try.

    • Nina B. August 29, 2011 at 3:26 pm #

      I know! All Clear and Beat the Sweets are the only ones I’d be willing to try at this point…

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