How are ya? How was your weekend babes?
Not sure if I told ya, but last weekend I was sick as SHIT. Like monster status in the same sweatshirt (of Justin's) and same sweatpants for 4 days straight.
The worst right? It's so weird when you're sick you forget what it's like to be healthy. It was like that. But looking positively at it, the weekend was rainy and crappy weather (for LA) so it was all good to chill. I needed it :)
But I've been excited to share with you a few of the latest secrets from my smoothie arsenal.
I am ALL ABOUT putting everything in my smoothie that I can. Making it super nutrient dense to keep you full and happy for the day.
I wrote about my favorite new recipe from Be Well By Kelly, but have been OBSESSED with these new additions I got from Renew Juicery.
Pearl Powder and Astralgus Root.
Beautifying your smoothie, renewing your skin cells and more all natural ways to keep you glowing on the inside and out.
BENEFITS OF PEARL POWDER:
Stimulates and creates new skin cells
Prevents skin deterioration - keeping your skin agless AF
Reduces the affects of sun damage - discoloration, dark pages and scars be GONE!
Tightens sagging skin - by improving elasticity
Helps to prevent fine lines in the skin
Oh and THIS:
Calcium proteins are the main component of pearl powder, and these enzymes promote healing in your skin. So, they can dramatically slow and even reverse visual signals of aging.
Pearl powder sends the message to your skin to trigger cellular growth. They tell your body to generate new skin and bone, repairing skin tissue and increasing bone density.
This is the real crazy ingredient in pearl powder,called conchiolin WHICH when absorbed by the body converts into human collagen.
Better than the other type of collagen, I would even say!
This naturally moisturizes, improves cell metabolism and repairs, hydrates and leaves your skin with an ageless natural glow.
...can I get an AMEN?
& MY OTHER FAV!
Oh yes, this little guy is another game changer and must add for the smoothie/tea/whatever!
This acts as an Anti-Inflammatory - which is at the ROOT of most diseases, and it’s often the culprit of the damage. Many studies show that thanks to its saponins and polysaccharides, astragalus can reduce inflammatory response in connection to a number of illnesses and conditions, from helping to heal wounds and lesions to reducing inflammation in diabetic kidney disease. (via)
Major immune system boost!
In terms of reputation, boosting the immune system is astragalus’ claim to fame. It’s been used in this capacity for thousands of years. A study out of Beijing displayed its ability to control t-helper cells 1 and 2, essentially regulating the body’s immune responses.
and it also can regulates and prevents diabetes and illnesses related to diabetes. Astragalus has been studied progressively as an anti diabetic. Studies show its ability to relieve insulin resistance and treat diabetes naturally. The herb’s collection of saponins, flavonoids and polysaccharides all are effective in treating and regulating type 1 and 2 diabetes. They’re able to increase insulin sensitivity, protect pancreatic beta cells (the cells in the pancreas that produce and release insulin) and also act as anti-inflammatories in areas related to diabetes symptoms. (via)
Where I got em!
Loving all the new tricks and things coming out in the beauty department lately ya know? Things I can eat (LOL) instead of make-up to buy for me to feel prettier, hehe.
Have you tried Pearl or Astralagus? LMK your thoughts!
Have the best week!