Goddess Food for Glowing Skin!
I started this habit of nibbling on nuts in the morning while getting ready for work. Brazil nuts and macadamia nuts specifically. And for some reason whenever I reach for them I think “this is Goddess Food!” The name stuck and now it makes me feel inspired each time I think of it. These nuts are so beautiful, I love the texture and taste and they make my body feel good. Brazil nuts are extremely nutrient dense and contain and impressive amount of Vitamin E and Selenium (giving skin a healthy glow). Macadamia nuts contain impressive amounts of Vitamin A, protein and nourishing healthy fats that will enhance the health of hair, skin and nails.
Golden Eggs with Avocado
Midmorning I eat a bowl of 1/3 to a ½ avocado and usually with 2-3 hard boiled eggs (I prep all this to the night before so makes it very easy to take to work). Eggs have lutein which promotes skin elasticity. Avocados are creamy and luscious and loaded with Vitamin C which is essential for healthy skin. They also have an impressive amount of good fat. This type of fat will nourish hair, skin and nails, satiate your appetite and is very satisfying. I sprinkle this combination with turmeric which is a proven anti-inflammatory and powerhouse antioxidant. I also sprinkle with nutritional yeast which boasts a high amount of B vitamins. This is something I have only recently discovered and use it almost everyday. It also works very well on salads and vegetables. I really like this one by Bragg.
Glowing Green Smoothie
You must check out Kimberly Snyder’s Glowing Green Smoothie. I also prep this the night before and bring to work the next day in a shaker bottle. The amount of concentrated nutrients you get from blending this combination of greens and fruit is so nourishing for your cells that you will immediately feel the difference. Goddess food indeed!
This hydrolyzed beef collagen by Great Lakes has been a staple in my coffee for over a year. It’s clean pure protein and the list of benefits make me want to do a happy dance. It’s easily assimilated by the body because it is the same collagen found in bones, skin, and cartilage. It regulates the body’s metabolism (yay!), supports our body’s ability to repair connective tissue (this includes hair, skin and nails), and is lubricates joints. It is virtually tasteless and completely dissolves in warm liquids. Check out this link for more details.
I eat this “cereal” almost everyday. The combination of healthy fats, protein, vitamins and minerals make this a nutrient rich powerhouse that will satisfy your appetite and make your body happy. Combine 2 TB chia seeds, 2 TB hemp hearts, 1 TB unsweetened shredded coconut, and 1 cup of unsweetened coconut milk or almond milk. Optional ingredients are 1 TB goji berries, blueberries, and sunflower seeds. I usually make this the night before, but if you make it right before your meal it needs to sit for at least 10 minutes. When the chia seeds soak up the liquid, they form a gel around each seed. This gel “collects” toxins as it moves through your organs acting as a detoxifier. The healthy amounts of omega 3 fatty acids in these beauties will do wonders for your skin.
What do you consider your goddess foods? I would love to hear from you!