The new year has begun, so now is the perfect time to get those energy levels up and achieve that inner glow (which as we know, translates into an 'outer' glow!). With my '3 ways for 3 days beauty cleanse', I'll help you reveal your natural beauty and break those bad habits that may have crept in with your busy lifestyle. So, what are you waiting for let's get started on your CLEANSE, NOURISH & GLOW recipe.Day 1 | EAT CLEAN, LEAN & GREEN See what our top beauty cleanse foods are and follow our simple menu with nourishing recipes. Be guided by our 10 'eat clean' principles. Day 2 | TOSS THE TOXINS Learn what you expose your body to via your daily skin and body care routine– from soap and shampoo, to lipstick and perfume. Cleanse your body from the outside in. Day 3 | DE-STRESS – Take time to move, be mindful and find balance with self-nurturing rituals.
- Processed foods
- Refined sugars
- Artificial sweeteners
- Trans fats
Alkalising, Anti-inflammatory, AntioxidantIn the world of beauty, these are what I call Triple A foods. Foods that feed your beauty because they contain nutrients or are composed in such away they have a positive 'beautifying' effect on your skin, hormones or vitality. Alkalising foods: An alkaline diet is plant based with less or no cow dairy, high-fat meats, alcohol and processed foods including sugary drinks and snacks. Over time, these acid-forming foods are said to accumulate in your body causing disease and adverse skin related reactions. Anti-inflammatory: Some foods can create an inflammatory response, which means an increased immune reaction. When talking about this skin, this can include anything from redness and puffiness as the body tries to defend itself. Dairy, for example, causes inflammation in a large percentage of the population, resulting in skin sensitivities and poor digestion, which causes dry, rough and dull skin. Antioxidants: Antioxidants fight free radicals; those pesky little unattached oxygen cells that can 'rust' your insides. Vitamins such as A, C and E, and powerful minerals like selenium and phytonutrients - carotene, lutein, lycopene, for example, protect your skin by guarding your cells from damage. Be mindful in your eating and seek out Triple A foods.
BreakfastGo + Glow Green Smoothie Beauty Breakfast Bar Skin Moisturising Milk – pear, ginger, turmeric almond milk Quinoa Breakfast Bowl
LunchGreen Goddess Salads
Savoury SnacksRed Dip (Capsicum + Cashew) Crackers Hummus
DinnerSmashed Grean Pea Patties Salmon 10 minute Thai Soup using a Vitamix Avocado Lime Detox Dressing
Clean eating is just that – it’s about eliminating or reducing the toxins your body is exposed to through the foods you eat and apply to your body.From the paddock to plate clean food is kept just that – clean, whole and unprocessed. It’s a back-to-basics approach so that:
- goodness is not stripped out via processing
- additives arn’t added to preserve, colour, texturise, flavour, enhance…..(yes those numbers on an ingredient statement)
- everyday foods don’t become an unhealthy, high energy mix of ingredients that add KJ’s without nutrients – think biscuits made from refined sugar, refined white flour and trans fats.
Why We Love Clean Eating
- makes you glow and go
- eliminated toxins from your body
- you benefit from the intrinsic goodness in the whole foods
- minimises processing, reduces wastage, better for the environment
- not dieting but keeps you trim and toned
By eating clean nothing can be added that ‘dirties’ your beautiful body and affects how it works. Chemicals that build up in your body can be seen and felt everywhere: from inflammation causing red, sagging and puffy skin to free radicals attacking your skin cells and causing premature ageing. From a health perspective think high blood pressure, inflamed liver, auto-immune disease, weight gain, mood swings……
So clean food is about nourishing your beautiful body with delicious, nutritious wholesome foods. Think grass fed meats, complex carbs like grains, fruit, vegetables, salad, nuts and seeds and healthy fats. Think filtered water, DIY juices and organics.We have plenty of clean eating recipes and tips and tricks in our beauty kitchen to help you eat clean. Visit our superfood tab and discover the beauty in clean foods with our beautifood bites that detail what’s in a food and what it does for your beauty wellbeing. Or need to know about cold pressed juices or how to make a green smoothie and don't know where to start? luk beautifood has ALL the answers.
Clean eating is the foundation of natural beauty.