These colors are vibrant and exactly what our skin craves! Our skin can greatly benefit from fruits and vegetables easily found at your local market or produce stand.
I took this picture after throughly washing my produce over the weekend. Once I get my produce home from the market, I soak all of it in a bath of vinegar water – 1 part vinegar to 3 parts water (learned this from a friend). Even if my produce is organic, I always want to make sure that everything is free of chemicals, bugs, dirt etc. It may sound like a lot of work, but if you keep a jug of vinegar close by, you can quickly fill up your kitchen sink (or large bowl for smaller amounts) and toss all of your produce in for 10 – 20 minutes. Don’t be afraid to throw everything in together.
Once the soak is complete, quickly rinse and set on a clean dish towel or in a strainer to dry. You now have your produce for the week!
The produce I show here contains lots of anti-aging vitamin C and other vitamins that fight free radicals. Many of these also aid in collagen to help attain tighter skin (less appearance of wrinkles).
Ideas for your produce:
Slice strawberries and serve over yogurt with a drizzle of honey.
Bake sweet potatoes, top with yogurt or butter (oops) and serve with your favorite steak.
Drizzle your romaine with olive oil and lay on a very hot grill for 1-2 minutes – remove from grill and top with a mixture to taste of lemon juice, dill, mayo and pepper, add cherry tomatoes and/or avacado.
Juice your lemons, limes and oranges and make your favorite margarita – in shaker add ice, 1 shot of clear tequila, 1 shot of lemon or lime juice, the juice of 1 orange, 1 honey shot (1/2 shot of hot water and 1/2 shot of honey…mix well), shake and serve over ice.
Peel an onion, Slice both ways but not totally through the bottom, top with olive oil and pepper, lightly cover with foil and bake in oven for 1 – 1.5 hours at 420′.
Juice 1/2 lemon or lime and add 1 tablespoon of honey and 1 tablespoon yogurt – mix and apply to your face for 10 – 15 minutes, rinse. Aids in brown spots and acne.
Add lemon to your tea – yummy!
Mash 1/2 of an avacado and apply to face for 10 minutes, rinse and reap the rewards of softer skin.
Remember, your skin craves fruits and vegetables to repair and add nutrients to your skin!
Do you have ideas about adding great produce to your diet for your skin? Let us know!
Peaches + Creamies