The Glow Getter Latte- Superfoods and Adaptogens
Hello My Beauties! How are you on this lovely summer day? I hope well. I am just getting into the groove of summer and wanted to share a few of my favorite skin-glowing elixirs and tonics.
I am the type that if something promises to pump up my skin and give it a little glow then I am ALL IN! I mean... who doesn't want a glow??
The Glow Getter Latte
1 cup warm water (not boiling)
1 tsp Matcha Green Tea
2 tbsps Sun Potion Tocos.
1/2 tsp Sun Potion Green Adaptogen.
1/4 tsp Sun Potion Ashwagandha.
1/2 tsp Sun Potion He Shou We.
1 tsp raw manuka honey.
1/2 tbsp coconut butter.
Whip it up in the blender and enjoy!
Now, you may be wondering what all these little jars of goodness are and WHY you should start using them too. I am a HUGE fan of Sun Potion Superfoods and Adaptogens and started incorporating them into my daily diet after learning about them at CAP BEAUTY in NYC. I was lucky enough to get an AH-MAZING facial at CAP Beauty while we were visiting two years ago. After my facial, they handed me a mug of goodness that was said to nourish my skin from the inside out. It tasted delicious and they told me it was a Vitamin E Latte. Of course, I had to buy everything they suggested and started concocting my own little elixirs along the way.
Skin Care Benefits
Matcha Green Tea: which is finely ground green tea leaves, has now evolved from just being a tea drink to being a core ingredient in modern skin care treatments! Matcha is packed with a type of polyphenol called catechins that make matcha into a powerful antioxidant and contains effective anti-inflammatory properties. Very soothing to the skin.
Tocos: this is my absolute FAVORITE superfood! Sun Potion describes it as the ULITMATE SKIN FOOD and I agree! Tocos is derived from the bran of organically grown brown rice. It is loaded with a source of fat-soluble natural vitamin E and is widely recognized as being exceptional for connective tissue and skin. Tocos is an excellent addition to smoothies, elixirs, and creamy potions. Did I mention that it tastes sort of like vanilla pudding? Try 1-2 generous tbsp. in your potion of choice or directly into the mouth. Yum!
HE SHOU WU – Traditional Taoist Herb & Jing Tonic known as Superior Blood and Longevity TonicHe Shou Wu has a history of use as a longevity, anti-aging, blood-building, beauty, & rejuvenation food. Regular consumption of this herb may do the following: tonify and nourish the blood, hair, skin, nervous system, sexual center, shen (Spirit), and Jing (primary essence/life force)! It has been used to boost hormonal balance to help with night sweats, boost the libido in men and women, to increase energy, and to lower cholesterol and blood pressure. AND, I have also read that it helps ward off gray hair and strengthen your locks. Sounds good to me!
Green Adatogen- I am a huge fan of the special blend from Sun Potion. I used to take Maca and Chlorella on their own but then found this handy dandy potion. This activating and balancing blend of Suma, Maca, and Chlorella is meant to promote energy levels, strengthen immune system functions and promote overall well-being.
ASHWAGANDHA is often referred to as Indian ginseng. Often used in Ayurvedic medicine, ashwagandha regulates the immune system and eases anxiety. Ashwagandha has been used in Eastern medicine for over 2,500 years and has immuno-modulating effects that boost your immune system and aid the body in lowering cortisol levels. At the ripe ol' age of 49, I have found this adaptogen to be amazing for my hormones! And when my hormones are in check my skins seems to be so too. (note: ashwagandha does not taste good.... a little goes a long way!)
Manuka Honey- ahh... I freaking love this stuff. Yes, it is expensive, but I consider it a face product instead of just honey. Manuka honey contains lactic acid, a natural acid which helps prevent blemishes and cleanse skin from its dead cells. I reserve this for my elixirs and as an actual face mask.
Coconut Butter- adds a nice creamy consistency to the GLOW GETTER LATTE. It masks a bit of the earthiness from the Green Adaptogen and Ashwagandha. It is rich in lauric acid, which also boosts the immune system and immunity and destroys harmful bacteria and viruses.
Give this concoction a try. I have really seen a difference in my skin since adding in these superfoods and adaptogens. Beauty from the inside out!
In health and happiness,