Thursdays with Taryn: Be Beautiful, Be Green
“The Beauty Detox Solution” by Kim Snyder is ALL about eating delicious, fresh foods that will make your body glow on the inside and out. Kim mainly focuses on making the shift to a raw, vegan diet. Although I am not a vegetarian, and my love for cheese would never allow a vegan lifestyle (lol!); I still love to refer to this book for advice about getting the proper nutrients to promote optimal health.
A wonderful benefit of eating healthy is watching your body transform in a beautiful way. And this means say HELLO to soft, healthy skin and shiny hair!
Kim’s signature Glowing Green Smoothie (GGS) is full of veggies that are filling and obviously nutritious. She uses a mixture of spinach, romaine lettuce, and celery along with a couple key fruits to create a smoothie that will give you almost (if not all) your daily intake of fruits and veggies. What’s wonderful about her book is the fact that you can use it as a reference for leading a healthier lifestyle.
While I like the GGS, I love adding yummy fruits like raspberries and strawberries to my smoothies to sweeten the taste! Kim even suggests modifying her classic recipe with seasonal fruits and vegetables.
Consuming fruits and veggies (particularly leafy greens) in smoothies is a great way for your body to absorb nutrients without working too hard. Kim explains that essential vitamins and nutrients are “ encased in the cell walls, and these need to be ruptured to extract the nutrients”.
Through blending, all the amazing nutrients are released from the cell walls, making it easier for your body to absorb the nutrients when consumed. So blend away my lovelies, it’s AMAZING for your body!
Taryn of Glamorously Healthy believes that transitioning towards a healthy lifestyle should be a glamorous, fun experience. Taryn is also a lover of fashion and spending late nights shopping online is one of her favorite ways to pass the time. Head over to Glamorously Healthy at TarynRenee.com to get your dose of healthy tips, recipes, beauty advice, and style inspiration!