We all want healthy clear skin. That is where juicing comes in!
A recent study found that the age old saying is right: eating your fruits and veggies really *does* make your skin glow. After eating a diet higher in fresh fruits and vegetables, the 35 study participants all tested with higher red and yellow pigments in their skin – golden ‘glowing’ coloration attributed to their change in diet.
But why? How? We all want healthy, glowing skin, so how do we get it?
That’s where my juicing recipes for skin come in…
Juicing Recipes for Skin
Juice Recipes for Skin #1: Neutroginger (Intermediate)
2 medium carrots
1 stalk celery
1/2 peeled lime, seeds removed
2 small slices of ginger (nickel-size)
The ginger and lime in this juice are both key to healthy skin: ginger is highly anti-inflammatory, thus reducing swelling and redness associated with anything in your body – including that giant zit on your forehead. It is also very high in omega-3 and 6 fatty acids, crucial to hydrating the skin and unclogging pores. The lime is full of vitamin C – an antioxidant that fights skin damage and wrinkles.
Juice Recipes for Skin #2: Orange Alert (Beginner)
3 medium carrots
1/2 cup papaya
When finding fruits and vegetables for your face, it is good to think orange: orange is the characteristic color of beta carotene, an antioxidant crucial in repairing and maintaining your skin. The spinach is also beneficial as it is very high in vitamin E, which helps to moisturize skin and fight wrinkles, and zinc, which boosts skin elasticity.
PULP Recipe #3: Tuna Pulp Wrap
Something we’ve been doing recently is using the leftover pulp from breakfast juicing in our lunches. It has to be used quickly (it goes bad VERY fast) but is oh-so delicious and oh-so nutritious!
1-2 cans tuna (depending on mood)
2-3 TBSP fresh, chopped cilantro
2 TBSP chopped almonds
1/2 carrot, diced
1/2 cucumber, diced
1/2 stalk celery, diced
Sweet pickle relish or diced dill pickles (based on preference)
2 TBSP mustard (dijon or regular)
Salt and pepper
Whole wheat tortillas
Shredded cheese (any variety)
Lettuce (any variety except iceberg!)
1. Mix all of the tuna, veggies, pulp, and seasonings.
2. Then put the mixture into tortillas with lettuce, cheese, and any of your favorite dressing (I like honey mustard and ranch best).
The key to why this Pulp recipe is face-friendly? The tuna, almonds, and tortilla. Tuna is not only high in those omega-3 and 6 fatty acids mentioned previously, but it is also very high in selenium, which elps protect against skin cancer. Almonds are also high in selenium, as well as copper, which benefits skin elasticity.Finally the wheat in the tortillas contains zinc and selenium. Wheat is high in zinc, selenium, riboflavin (vitamin B2), and biotin, all nutrients essential to skin health and clarity. Plus the high density of fiber within the pulp will benefit your digestive system, ensuring that your skin remains clear as all waste products are removed from your system.
Juicing for Clear Healthy Skin
So, if you want juicing recipes for skin, focus on the nutrients necessary for skin health and repair. Juice veggies and fruits high in vitamin A, B, C, and E, then use your highly-nutrient rich pulp in other skin-repairing dishes.