A refreshing wave of mango to wash away your summer skin woes.
By Amy David
Summer is the season of sun kissed skin, dirty toes, salty hair and bruises from long days playing outside. My summer beauty routine has evolved to go deeper than a simple face wash after a sweaty mountain bike ride or trail run. It’s a big picture approach with a simple concept—beauty from the inside out.
Physically, the time spent having fun exercising in the mountains combined with slow recovery provides increased circulation, stress relief, healthy endorphins and a happy mindset. Of course, good hygiene helps with skin after a sweaty adventure! When considering a long-term skin health strategy, HANAH comes into play to help regenerate cells, decrease inflammation, and much more in this refreshing summer recipe.
Lassi is a drink that originated in India, and this treat definitely works from the inside out. The combination of mango, ginger, turmeric, greek yogurt, cashews and HANAH Coffee Boost Beauty targets inflammation and stress through a potent blend of antioxidant-rich and adaptogenic herbs. As key ingredients in Coffee Boost Beauty, turmeric has been shown to alleviate inflammation throughout the entire body, including the skin. Holy basil, the queen of herbs, shields skin from harmful pollutants, strengthens hair roots and supports hormone balance. Cutch tree is known as a blood purifier to help clean and rejuvenate the skin. Manjistha promotes healing of the skin and can soothe uncomfortable skin issues. Coconut milk contains healthy medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) fats and oils which studies suggest have anti-aging effects and help lower inflammation. Add that combo to a cold blend of mangos, ginger and creamy textures for the treat of the summer!
- 2 cups cubed mango
- 1 cup cold water
- 1 cup ice
- ½ cup plain greek yogurt
- ½ cup coconut
- ¼ cup raw cashews (not salted or roasted)
- ¼ cup agave (or honey)
- 1 lime
- 2 teaspoons of HANAH Coffee Boost Beauty
- 1 small piece of ginger root
- 1 small piece of turmeric root or HANAH Turmeric+
- Dash of cinnamon
- Chop mango into chunks
- Skin ginger and turmeric root
- Add all ingredients together in a blender
- Eat it immediately as a smoothie or freeze it for ice cream later!
- Spice it up with a dash of cinnamon and coconut on top
HANAH Coffee Boost Beauty blend combines coconut milk powder with four powerful herbs (turmeric, Holy basil, Acacia catechu and Indian madder) known for their rich antioxidant, adaptogenic and anti-inflammatory properties that help protect cells from free radical damage and support radiant skin and healthy hair.
“A holistic approach is recognizing that everything from your environment, diet and even mental state has an effect on the overall balance of your bodily system, and an internal imbalance can manifest externally in the form of skin or hair problems.”
Read how to incorporate HANAH products as a staple in holistic skin and hair routines.
Mango is a low calorie, high nutrient fruit. It’s known for providing vitamin C which aids in immunity, iron absorption, and growth and repair. Vitamin C is essential for making collagen which plays a role in giving structure to your skin and hair. The presence of vitamin A encourages the production of sebum—a liquid that moisturizes the scalp for healthy hair growth. It also migrates to the skin to serve as protection from the sun. Mangos also contain nutrients that act as strong antioxidants, improve digestion, and may support heart and eye health.
As one of the healthiest and delicious spices on the planet, ginger is a rocket pack of benefits to the body. From soothing nausea, to buffering oxidative stress, it would be near impossible to fit all of this root’s known healing powers in this one blog. Nicknamed the Golden Goddess, turmeric root or HANAH Turmeric+ has a glowing golden tone while it reduces inflammation in the entire body, increases joint mobility, improves digestion and supports brain and heart health.
Cashews are a source of healthy fat and protein. When blended with water, they offer a creamy addition to the smoothie. To ramp up the creaminess and protein, including greek yogurt adds protein the body can use to build hair, cartilage, bones, muscles, skin . . . really, all key parts of the body that need nutrients to regenerate. The probiotics in greek yogurt help decrease stomach bloating and prevent bad bacteria in the gut.
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