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  • Writer's pictureStephanie Tourles

Edible Skin Care Recipes, Part II

This is another of my skin-beautifying formulas that I consume on a regular basis. I refer to the following recipe as my "anti-stress breakfast boost" formula. It's loaded with complexion-enhancing, stress-reducing B vitamins, plus vitamin E, calcium, potassium, zinc, iron, magnesium, manganese, fiber, protein, and complex carbohydrates for sustained energy. It is also chock-full of healthy, skin-softening fats. I love the taste, but if you're not crazy about brewer's yeast, the flavor will take a bit of getting used to. SKIN SO SMOOTHIE Ingredients: 1 frozen banana or 1 cup frozen strawberries 2 cups raw cow or goat milk, or fortified soy or almond milk 1 tablespoon brewer's yeast 2 teaspoons blackstrap molasses 2 teaspoons raw sunflower seeds 1 teaspoon raw sesame seeds 10 raw almonds 1/4 cup raw oat flakes or cooked oatmeal 2 teaspoons raw honey 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2-3 ice cubes (optional - makes a nice thick, frosty drink) To Make: Combine all ingredients in blender and whiz on high until smooth for about 30-60 seconds total. To Use: I usually consume the entire batch throughout the morning hours, taking sips between my work projects. Alternatively, pour half of the recipe into a mug, cover, and refrigerate the rest until later in the day. Yield: Makes approximately two, 1 1/2 cup servings or 1 large meal. NOTE: The above recipe was adapted from the book, "Naturally Healthy Skin", by Stephanie Tourles, Storey Books, 1999. All recommendations are made without guarantee on the part of the author. The author disclaims any liability in connection with the use of this recipe/information. All information dispensed by the author is for educational use only. Consult a knowledgeable, wholistic nutritionist if you have any questions about food/nutrition.


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