Fresh skin care is where it's at. I want to give you a few of my favorite simple skin care recipes, you will LOVE them. A fresh diet is also a very important part of having beautiful skin. Enjoy the simple and tasty raw food recipes below.
Mint Parsley Cucumber Cleanser Toner
Prep time: 5 minutes
Yield: 20 applications

6 to 8 Parsley sprigs
6 to 8 Mint sprigs
1 medium Cucumber
1 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar (optional for oily skin)
Simply run the parsley, mint, and cucumber through a juicer and use the juice on a cotton round like you would any other toner. Add the Apple Cider Vinegar if you have oily skin, but try without it, too. Keep this toner refrigerated and use for up to one week before replacing.
I drink half of the juice from the above recipe right after I make it, and keep the other half in a glass jar in the fridge for a week of the best cleanser toner ever!

Simply Aloe Moisturizer
Prep time: 30 seconds
Yield: 10-15 applications depending on the size of the aloe leaf

1 Aloe leaf
Cut off about 3 inches of the Aloe leaf and slice it horizontally like you would butterfly a steak (see video above).

Apply the gel side to the skin in gentle circular motions. Let it absorb for 5 to 15 minutes, cool rinse, then towel off. Ahhh, it feels amazing!

You can store it in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to one month.

Aloe is well known to literally heal the skin from cuts, scrapes, and sunburn, so think what it can do for healthy skin. Aloe, along with cucumber, are our skin’s best friends.

Side note: Apply fresh Aloe in this way before sun exposure, as a sunscreen. It has been used as a sunscreen for millennia and remains incomparable in that regard.
Chocolate Honey Salt Scrub
Prep time: 2 minutes
Yield: 1 application

1 Tbsp raw organic Cacao powder
1 Tbsp Sea Salt
3 Tbsp raw Honey
Place all ingredients in a small mixing bowl. Using a small whisk or fork, stir together all ingredients until well mixed. Apply this scrub in circular motions to the face, neck, and chest. Rinse off with cool water and towel dry. Your skin will sparkle and feel so supple and moisturized.

Chocolate is rich in vitamin C, which gets absorbed directly into the skin with this scrub, helping to repair and regenerate collagen. The raw honey cleans and moisturizes the skin while the sea salt delivers vital minerals directly to the skin, helping to remove dead skin cells. This smells amazing. I LOVE using this scrub.

This is one application, and it’s best to make it fresh as you use it, once per week.

PLEASE NOTE: This recipe is only as good as the ingredients used, so you’ll want raw organic cacao and honey. The ingredients have to contain the nutrients in order to serve your skin. Cheap-o cocoa powder will NOT do the job.


Sprouted Bruschetta On Sliced Cucumbers
Prep time: 5 minutes
Yield: 4 servings

1 cup sprouted mix of Mung Beans, Lentils and Radish Sprouts
3 Tomatoes, diced
2 Oregano sprigs or 2 tsp Oregano, dried (substitute Cilantro for a different flavor)
1 large clove Garlic, minced
1 dash Sea Salt
1 dash Black Pepper
1 large Cucumber, sliced
Mix all ingredients, except the cucumber, in a large bowl. Slice the cucumber on an angle about 1⁄4-inch thick (as shown in the video). Top your cucumber slices with sprouted bruschetta and serve. Delightful!

In addition to this being a terrific recipe for skin glow, mung beans are high in vitamin K. This is an essential nutrient for the process of blood clotting. It also regulates bone mineralization and helps maintain bone density. Mung beans are also high in Folate, a vitamin critical for creating DNA, producing and maintaining new cells, and creating healthy red blood cells. These functions make it an essential vitamin for everyone, but it’s especially important to support periods of growth from conception through adolescence. So give this snack to your kids!

This is also a great recipe for pregnant women who need sufficient Folate. Diets high in Folate have been shown to prevent birth defects of the brain and spinal cord, which can occur during the first 28 days of pregnancy.
Chocolate Chia Pudding
Because you’ve got to have some fun! This omega-rich pudding delights your regenerative functions, supplying powerhouse nutrients to do the job.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Yield: 4 servings

1⁄4 cup raw organic Chia Seeds
1-1⁄2 cups Water
1⁄2 cup raw Cacao Powder
1⁄2 cup Maple Syrup
1 tsp Vanilla
1⁄4 tsp Sea Salt
Simply blend all ingredients in a VitaMix. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, until it thickens. Top with berries, hemp seeds, nuts, or mint. YUM!

This decadent pudding is an aphrodisiac as well, with the fresh vanilla powder working its magic. Orgasms are tremendous hormone balancers that contribute to our skin glow. So...enjoy this pudding with your special someone...or alone...and receive all the benefits. :)
Sprouted Almond Tomato Wrap
This recipe is rich in vitamins A, C and E along with silica to repair and regenerate collagen in the skin!

Prep time: 5 minutes
Yield: 2 servings

3/4 cup germinated Almonds
1 Avocado
1 cup organic Cherry Tomatoes
2 organic Collard Greens
3 Tbsp crushed Garlic and Herb Olive Oil*

*If you don’t have this oil, use cold-pressed extra-virgin olive oil with a dash of oregano, basil, sea salt and black pepper.
Simply place all ingredients, except collard greens, into a food processor with chop tool and pulse until mixed to desired consistency. (I like it chunky.)

Rinse the collard greens and place them spine down on your plate. Spoon almond tomato mixture onto your collard green, wrap and ENJOY. Easy-breezy and power-packed!