About 10-12 years back I was a great fan of the Oprah Winfrey show. It was from her show that I was then introduced to Dr Oz. I loved the way he spoke and the way he broke things down so that people like us could understand them. I then started watching his show. Now Dr Oz is a big advocate of healthy living and eating. On one of his shows, he had a nutritionist, called Dr Rovenia Brock. He asked the audience to guess how old she was. The audience guess ranged from 29-35. In reality, Dr Rovenia was 56 years old!!!! Dr Rovenia is a nutritionist so she probably knows a trick or 2 to keep herself and her skin beautiful.
This was a green smoothie recipe that she made on the show. Now, anything a woman who looks so young eats is very interesting. To top it all she had fantastic skin. She called this the Fountain of Youth shake. I got all the things I needed and made this the very next day.
Within a week my skin was brighter, my scars less visible and less red. At that time I had still not figured out that my acne was being caused by sugar, but this drink did make my acne heal faster.
Here is the recipe.
Green Smoothie Recipe (by Dr Rovenia Brock)
- 1 cup coconut water
- One teaspoon wheat grass powder
- 2 handfuls spinach or one handful any green leafy vegetable like mint, parsley
- 2-3 inch pieces of pineapple
- Juice of one lemon
- Half a green apple
- One inch piece of ginger
Blend all the above and drink.
The above was the original recipe. However, due to the fact that I could not get pineapple too often, I often skipped it and the apple too. However feel free to use kiwi, strawberries (or any berry) instead of pineapple and apple. Sometimes I just used coconut water, wheat grass, lemon and ginger and still had good results.
Try it and let me know how it works out for you.