As we enter the new year, everything feels like it needs to be reset—skin included. Dry winter air and all those holiday sweets take a toll on your face, so we asked Kathy Maxwell, an aesthetician at Fusion LifeSpa in Minnetonka and their resident juicing expert, for a recipe to make you glow from the inside out.
Love Your Skin green drink
½ organic cucumber (skin on): Cucumbers add elasticity to skin and are high in vitamins A, C, B6 and folic acid.
½ bunch organic parsley: This flushes excess fluid from the body, supports kidney function, is anti-inflammatory and rich in vitamins C, B12, K and A.
1 organic Granny Smith apple: Apples are cleansers, provide an excellent source of fiber and regulate blood sugar.
½ organic lemon: Citrus improves liver function, is high in vitamin C and promotes alkalinity and cleansing in the body.
4 stalks of organic celery: This ingredient soothes nerves, is high in antioxidants and is anti-inflammatory.
2 organic carrots: These brighten eyes and contain vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C, E and K.
Chop all ingredients (except the lemon) and place in a juicer. Squeeze the lemon into the drink. For full nutrients, drink within 24 hours; cover and refrigerate immediately after juicing if you won't be drinking immediately.
Yield: 6 oz. of fresh juice
For more healthy tips or a spa experience, visit Fusion LifeSpa.
18142 Minnetonka Blvd., Wayzata