One of the first things that I recommend to most of my clients when we first begin working together is cutting out dairy for a few weeks. Why give up cheese, and milk, and ice cream? Turns out, dairy is one of the most allergenic foods out there—nearly 80 percent of the population has some sort of reaction when exposed.
Sometimes, an intolerance is something that’s subtle. In fact, you might not even realize that dairy bothers you because you don’t suffer from obvious symptoms like horrible stomach aches or uncomfortable digestive issues. The side effects of dairy can be less clear, and sometimes manifest as aches, inflammation, brain fog, and even acne and wrinkles!
And typically, my clients see their skin completely change when they cut dairy out of their diets—and they love it! To boost the skin brightening effects of nixing milk, I recommend drinking this smoothie a few mornings a week. It’s rich in antioxidants, which protect skin from free radical damage like wrinkles. And the vitamin C from pineapple, grapefruit, and lime works from the inside out to lighten dark spots. A little coconut oil helps moisturize and gives even more pimple-fighting power to this tropical little drink—you’re going to love it!
Skin Brightening Pina Colada Smoothie
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1/2 grapefruit
- 1/4 cup frozen pineapple
- 1/2 cup coconut water
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil or MCT oil
Blitz in a high-speed blender. Top with goji berries and coconut flakes to serve.
DISCLAIMER: Prior to adjusting your diet, KORA Organics strongly recommends that you discuss with your healthcare professional.