Tanning comes with eating.
The easiest and fastest way to protect and hydrate our skin and keep our tanning for a long time is to sip a TROPICAL CARROT TURMERIC SMOOTHIE.
Thanks to beta-carotene, belonging to the family of carotenoids and precursor to Vitamin A, of which fruit and vegetables are rich.
SKIP to RECIPE
Usually, when thinking of tanning, the mind flies straight to those advertisements of the 90s. Those who hammered our heads led us to believe that by spreading orange creams on the skin, we would have gotten a golden and brilliant tan just like one of those supermodels running on the beach with that huge hat and the mercy of a Scala dancer! And then, thinking about it, running on the beach is very tiring, you risk at least a slam. Plus you do not have an amber skin, but you look more like a walking red bell pepper!
Foods rich in beta-carotene must be eaten in combination with vegetable fats (i.e. seed oil or peanut butter, almonds, tahini, vagan mayonnaise ) because this is the correct way to assimilate beta-carotene.
Beta-carotene is a powerful antioxidant, combats the formation of free radicals and promotes the health of eyes and skin.
In this TROPICAL CARROT TURMERIC SMOOTHIE, melon and mango (or papaya) are shredded with natural yogurt or banana so as to give sweetness and consistency to the smoothie. This limits the need of excessive sweeteners.
In addition to carrots, tropical fruits and lemon juice, this recipe also includes the use of turmeric, a powerful anti-inflammatory and natural antioxidant, as well as an excellent natural dye (mind your fingertips!).
The TROPICAL CARROT TURMERIC SMOOTHIE helps to protect the skin from free radicals and therefore from skin ageing.
The gorgeous golden colour wishes you a sweet welcome to the autumn breakfasts and it’s perfect for adding a spicy, fresh and sunny note to those cold winter days. Simply replace melon and mango with other seasonal fruits or vegetables rich in beta-carotene, such as pumpkin or pink grapefruit.
Beta-carotene is not only contained in orange / red fruits and vegetables, but also in other deep green vegetables such as kale, spinach and broccoli: the colour of the pigment is concealed by the green of the chlorophyll!
Carrots, turmeric, mango, tropical fruits and lemon juice provide plenty of beta-carotene and vitamin C to help ensure radiant and elastic skin. They also provide an immense amount of nutrients used to promote health and beauty.
To your health!
The TROPICAL CARROT TURMERIC SMOOTHIE is
rich in antioxidants
anti-inflammatory and antiaging
creamy, refreshing and slightly spicy
protects skin from sun damage
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TROPICAL CARROT TURMERIC SMOOTHIE
- 1 large carrot - about 4.5 oz
- 1/2 cup soy or coconut yogurt - unsweetened or ripe banana
- 1/2 cup fresh cantaloupe melon - chopped
- 1/2 cup papaya - peeled and chopped (or peaches, mango, apricots)
- 1 tsp flax seed or extra virgin olive oil
- 1- inch fresh turmeric root
- 4-6 ice cubes
- juice of 1/2 lemon
- Peel and chop turmeric and carrot.
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend for 1-2 minutes until creamy and smooth. You may need to add more yogurt / banana or melon to get the consistency you like as fruits are never the same.
- Serve immediately.
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