Top 5 Smoothies With Coconut + Raw Honey + Almond milk

Healthy skin and hair starts from the inside.

When it comes to feeling and looking well, a complementary system of a nutritious diet and a nourishing tropical regimen are in order.

Well-functioning organs, hydrated cells, and neutralization of free radicals are all essential for healthier skin, hair, and a clearer mind. Feed your body good, wholesome food on a daily basis. This gives you the antioxidants, vitamins and minerals you need to glow from the inside out.

One of the easiest ways to pack superfoods into our diets is with smoothies. They’re quick, they’re easy, and if you’re doing it right – they’re also delicious.

One of our favorite smoothie bases is Coconut + Raw Honey + Almond Milk.

Coconut oil is an incredible force of natural health — it contains Lauric Acid, increases metabolic function, and hydrates – to say the least.

Raw Honey is a rich natural source of antioxidants, contains antibacterial and antifungal properties, helps digestion, and works to heal and soothe.

Almond Milk is super rich in nutrients such as calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc and a variety of vitamins – all essential for optimum health.

Using this superfood-trio as a base for your smoothies will ensure you’re getting in plenty of goodness and flavor from the get-go. To take your smoothie game up a notch, here’s our top 5 smoothies with Coconut + Raw Honey + Almond Milk.

Get ready – mornings are about to get a lot more energetic.

NUTTY WONDER

Coconut + Raw Honey + Almond Milk + Banana + Baby Spinach + Natural Peanut Butter

Rich and creamy – this smoothie combo is a great way to get in your daily greens.

1 tsp organic coconut oil

1 tsp raw honey

3/4 cup almond milk

Half a frozen banana

Handful of baby spinach

1 tbs natural peanut butter

Image via Ivana Jurcic

SUPER-TROPICA

Coconut + Raw Honey + Almond Milk + Avocado + Mango + Chia Seeds

Avocado and mango will transport you to a tropical island, while the humble chia seed packs a protein punch.

1 tsp organic coconut oil

1 tsp raw honey

3/4 cup almond milk

Half an avocado, deseeded

1 mango, deseeded

1 tbs chia seeds

Image via @collagevintage

STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE

Coconut + Raw Honey + Almond Milk + Organic Rolled Oats + Strawberries + Almond Butter

It tastes like a cake, but it’s really good for you. Enough said!

1 tsp organic coconut oil

1 tsp raw honey

3/4 cup almond milk

Half a cup organic rolled oats

Handful strawberries

1 tbs almond butter

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SWEET GREEN GODDESS

Coconut + Raw Honey + Almond Milk + Blueberries + Green Tea

Antioxidant-rich green tea and blueberries add tons of nutritional value.

1 tsp organic coconut oil

1 tsp raw honey

3/4 cup almond milk

1 cup blueberries

1/2 cup brewed green tea

IMMUNITY WARRIOR

Coconut + Raw Honey + Almond Milk + Carrot + Ginger + Apple + Turmeric Powder

Immune-boosting ginger, carrot, apple and turmeric will work wonders for your good cell count. 

1 tsp organic coconut oil

1 tsp raw honey

3/4 cup almond milk

1 carrot

2 tbs fresh ginger

1 apple

1 tsp turmeric powder

To top it all off, add Raw Sugar’s NEW ‘The Moisture Smoothie’ shampoo to your regimen for the ultimate superfood fix.

The Moisture Smoothie combats dehydrated hair in a single rinse with a nurturing shampoo that treats your locks, making them feel silky and smooth. Packed with Coconut (rich in hydration properties), Honey (which stimulates hair growth) and Almond Milk (to smooth), dry scalps are no match for this ultra-moisturizing formula. Processed through ColdPress Technology® and infused with Organic Extracts to lock in all that is pure and wholesome. This shampoo will definitely extend your “detox” to your hair. Treat your precious locks to a SoCal summer smoothie!

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7 natural ingredients that keep acne-prone skin clear

Acne. Zits. Spots. Breakouts. Whatever you want to call them, it’s safe to say – those pesky little bumps are something we could all do without.

When you slide out of your teenage years and slip into adulthood, you expect to be completely acne-free. After all, we’ve been taught that zits only affect hormonal teenagers, right? Wrong. So, so very wrong.

Acne-prone skin can be hard to handle. It can deplete your self esteem and leave you feeling like you just don’t want to leave the house. It makes you feel out of control. And often helpless (especially when you feel like you’ve tried every product on the shelves and every trick in the book.)

But there are small things you can add to your diet and skincare routine to care for acne-prone skin – and they’re probably hiding in your pantry. In turn – you’ll reduce the amount of breakouts that pop up like unexpected visitors and overstay their welcome.

Banish blemishes with these 7 easy-to-follow, clear-skin tips.

Cucumber

You know the phrase ‘cool as a cucumber’? There’s a good reason for that. Cucumber has magical cooling and soothing properties – its astringent properties help to reduce inflammation caused by acne and speeds up the healing process. Plus, it’ll keep your complexion’s pH balance in tact.

How to use it?

Apply cooled cucumber juice onto skin with a cotton pad. Drinking the cucumber juice daily will help too!

 

Organic Apple Cider Vinegar

We at Raw Sugar are OBSESSED with ACV. It’s great for your gut and one of the best pantry ingredients for winning the war against breakouts. It works as a toner with its antibacterial and antiseptic properties which clear the pores of bacteria and oil.

How to use it?

Drink a shot every morning! You can also dilute one part ACV to two parts water and apply to skin via a cotton pad after cleansing and before moisturizing.

 

 

Lemon

Lemon, aka nature’s skincare savior, is full of acne-fighting goodness. It contains L-ascorbic acid, a powerful astringent that works to dry out spots. What’s even better is that its antibacterial properties fight acne-producing bacteria – getting right to source.

How to use it?

Drink a glass of lemon water every day! You can also apply freshly-squeezed lemon juice to affected areas once a day.

Coconut oil

We’re nuts for coconuts. And why wouldn’t we be? It’s jam-packed with antibacterial, antifungal, and antioxidant properties that ward-off acne-triggering bacteria and microbes. All while keeping your skin hydrated and well-fed.

How to use it?

After cleansing, simply apply a small amount of extra-virgin coconut oil to your skin (trust us – a little goes a long way!).

Honey

With its potent antibiotic properties, honey is a delicious at-home anti-acne remedy. It works to eliminate the bacteria that causes breakouts, and has anti-inflammatory properties help heal and reduce redness, swelling and inflammation. Pretty sweet, huh?

How to use it?

Apply a small amount of organic honey to the skin – almost like a face mask. Allow it to absorb for 10-15 minutes before rinsing thoroughly.

Oatmeal

Oatmeal can be used as an effective yet gentle exfoliator for acne-prone skin. It deeply cleanses your pores and absorbs excess oil –and gets rid of dead skin cells which can lead to nasty scarring.

How to use it?

Form a paste with one tablespoon of oatmeal and a little bit of milk. Massage gently into your skin and rinse off with warm water.

Turmeric

In every way possible, turmeric is golden. It’s SO full of incredible body-worshipping goodness and has countless health benefits – one of which is its anti-acne properties. The compound curcumin found in turmeric has antimicrobial activity that stops acne-causing bacteria in its tracks. It also has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that help heal acne and scars.

MAMA NATURE’S IMMUNITY BOOSTERS: Our favorite 3 flu-fighting ingredients

Give your immune system a boost, naturally.

No one enjoys getting sick. The runny nose, the sore throat, the achy muscles. It’s a chore. But, luckily, there are things you can do to equip your body with what it needs to stop a pesky flu or common cold in its tracks (especially during winter!).

You know, you don’t need to travel far to find the best immunity-boosting ingredients out there. In face, they’re probably in your pantry right now! Food is one of the most effective tools we have to help prevent sickness – over 70% of your immune system is in your gut, so what you consume builds up the foundation of your health.

Bolster your defensives and avoid getting sick with nature’s 3 miracle ingredients (psst… we also love using these ingredients in our ColdPress ® Raw Sugar products – they’re amazing for skin, too!).

1. GINGER

A super-strong antioxidant, ginger has microbial properties that kill bacteria (including salmonella) – both internally-consumed and when applied topically. This zesty little wonder has amazing anti-inflammatory agents (to help with that sore, runny nose) and it also helps to eliminate congestion.

It has strong fever-fighting agents, and if you sip on some ginger root tea – you can consider your sore throat dramatically relieved. Plus, ginger also encourages coughing to remove any mucus from the chest. It’s the chemicals shagaols and gingerols in ginger that give it that notorious spicy kick – they’re also what stimulates blood circulation and opens up your sinuses (and helps remove toxins and viruses!).

2. TURMERIC

This golden-child of immune-boosting ingredients is only now coming to be recognised as a real superfood spice in Western culture. In the East, however, people have been reaping its wondrous benefits for centuries. Consumed either fresh and raw or in powdered form as a spice, turmeric will help your immune system in more ways than one. Firstly, it helps to increase the immunomodulating capacity of the body. It also boasts extremely powerful anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-microbial properties.

Another benefit of turmeric is its anti-carcinogenic properties, and its ability to boost to the white blood cells that help your immune system fight off bacteria, viruses and other ailments.

3. LEMON

Lemons are a simple yet powerful fruit. Lemons have flavonoids which are called, you guessed it – citrus flavonoids. These appropriately-named flavonoids contain antibacterial, antifungal, antidiabetic, anticancer, and antiviral benefits – all major friends to your immune system.

Lemons are also incredibly rich in Vitamin C. Vitamin C has been proven to amp-up the white blood cell count in your system. These cells work to attack foreign bacteria, and viruses, for a stronger immune system. Vitamin C may also helps increase levels of antibodies which bind to foreign pathogens and neutralize them or mark them for destruction – powerful stuff, hey?

Winter is coming – give your immune system the tools Mother Nature gave it to keep strong and healthy, even through the cold.

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