In a struggle to obtain a harmonious balance, body systems go haywire and hormonal changes can even occur. Excess hormones, combined with body-wide inflammation can trigger breakouts and excess sebum production.
If a breakout is just beginning, the inflamed area expands, as the body’s fight response goes into over drive. Acne bacteria also feed off an acidic environment – turning that tiny breakout into a much larger pustule, that can take weeks to heal.
By controlling inflammation internally, the pH level of blood becomes neutral, disallowing further bacterial growth. This in turn prevents acne, while minimizing swelling of existing breakouts.
Wouldn’t it be nice if fast food restaurants offered fresh green smoothies at the drive-through? Unfortunately, most of them don’t – so if you’re short on time in the morning, blend one of these up at night, and pour into a cup with a lid, so you can drink it the next morning. Simply shake & go!
To create a thick smoothie, mix using a regular blender or a Ninja. For a thinner drink, the fruits & veggies can be pressed through a juicer. You can also sub the ½ cup coconut water with regular water or almond milk. Adjust the amount for desired thickness.
Top with pomegranate, chia or flax seeds for extra nutrition & added crunch!