Acai Bowl - Skin Benefits and Recipe
by Andrea Young
Happy Monday Beauty's!
As you probably already know, BodyCo is focused on the ingredients we use in our products.
I am dedicated to having you take care of your skin, and understanding what you are putting on your face. After all, the skin is our largest organ! #skingredients
The way I look at it, when I am sourcing ingredients, if it doesn't come from something I can eat, then I don't want to put it on my face. (Having said that, please do NOT eat your skin care).
I believe in quality. I believe in simplicity.
I believe that you don't NEED to have a 4, 5, 6 step skin care routine morning AND night. All BodyCo products are made with QUALITY ingredients that do the work for you. Simple. Effective.
Being so passionate about skin care, in particular the ingredients that are used in our products, I am also very aware of what I am eating and how foods can impact the skin ('skinpact') both negatively and positively.
Of course, I still indulge, in particularly in coffee and a glass or two of wine, however, I try to make sure that every day I am fuelling my body with 'skinfoods'.
So, I thought I would give you my recipe for my Acai Bowl, as well as a brief explanation about the skin benefits ('skinefits') of the ingredients.
- Acai Puree (found in the freezer section at your local supermarket- I use this as it is the most affordable option)
- Mango (I prefer frozen, but you can use fresh)
- Mixed Berries (again, frozen is my preferred)
- Coconut Water
- Coconut, Shredded (for topping)
- Chia Seeds (topping)
- Dark Chocolate Chips (topping)
Known as the 'Warrior in the Anti-Aging War', how could I not?
It is rich in antioxidants and loaded with so much nutrients to keep the skin happy, healthy and vibrant
Weird fact - banana peels are full of antioxidants and vitamin C and can be used as a mask to hydrate the skin.
BUT I don't use the peel in the smoothie- but banana's have many health benefits. such as; help to create natural energy, high in potassium, helps with brain power, rich in iron and can help to increase happiness!
Holy moly mangoes have lots of skinefits!
- Hydrates the skin
- Improves skin tone
- Promotes healthy skin
- Prevents acne breakouts
- Soothes the skin
- Boosts immune system
- Promotes collagen production
- Brightens the skin
- Reduces sun damage
- Softens the skin
Berries are LOADED with antioxidants, making them a great protector against free radicals!
They also help to fight inflammation and are overall great for your skin! They can help to reduce wrinkles and other signs of ageing related to sun damage.
COCONUT WATER & SHREDDED COCONUT
I LOVE coconut water as it hydrates like no other (that's why we use it)! It can also help with skin inflammation ('skinflammation') and can help to control oily skin.
Loaded with antioxidants and omega -3 fatty acids make this ingredient one of the best for fighting the signs of ageing. It helps with keeping the skin radiant and healthy.
Okay, I looooove my chocolate, I won't lie. However, I do make an effort to limit my daily intake and stick to dark chocolate as much as I can!
Did you know, that the higher the percentage of cacao in chocolate also means the more antioxidants it contains? It can help to boost collagen and protect the skin from rapid ageing.
Simply put the ingredients into a blender and blend. Serve with the toppings I mentioned, or make up your own!
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You can maximise the skinbenifts from these ingredients by using these products:
Products with ingredients -
- Acai Berry
A gentle, super-fruit enzyme peel that nourishes and hydrates at the same time. Suits all skin types.
The skin is left clear of outbreaks. It includes a plant-based, inbuilt UV and DNA protector.
Helps to visibly reduce the presence of scar tissue and hydrate the body.
- Coconut Water
The ultimate product for keeping the skin hydrated during air travel.
- Coconut Oil
Ideal for a faster, deeper, longer lasting tan.
- Chia Seed
This youth-boosting Face Oil will leave your skin nourished and hydrating while visibly reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Dark Chocolate (cacao absolute)
Wake up with nourished and rejuvenated skin.
With a combination of these products and this Acai Bowl, your skin will have the best start to the day,