HBFIT EATS: CROSBY TAILOR’S ACAI BEAUTY SMOOTHIEAugust 5, 2016 5:20 am
If you haven’t heard of Crosby Tailor, listen up. His cult brand, ‘Eat Dessert Burn Fat’ has gathered quite a following in the past few years–grabbing the attention of the likes of of Gigi Hadid, Shay Mitchell and Olivia Culpo. Crosby just launched his site, entitled Tailord Life –which carries the keys to living a balanced existence (including delicious sweets), sans guilt. In celebration of his site launch, we asked Crosby to give us a smoothie recipe with an explanation of it’s benefits–check the below to get the low down on his Acai Beauty Breakdown:
6-8 oz Organic Raw Milk Kefir/or Unsweetened Almond Milk
1-2 Blocks of Frozen Acai (Amazon Planet Pure Acai no sugar added [4 come in a pack])
2-3 Tbs Bulletproof Collagen Protein (2-14g protein/ 3-21g)
1 tbs Lakanto Powder
1 tbs Natural Stacks Prebiotic or Garden of Life Dr. Formulated Organic Fiber
1 tsp Spirulina
1 tsp Four Sigmatic Reishi Spore Powder
1 tsp Four Sigmatic Beauty Blend
1 tsp Four Sigmatic Princess Blend (optional for hormone balance)
1/4 Dropper Vanilla stevia
Pinch of pink salt
Half cup ice
2 opened caps Mushroom Science Tremella Mushroom
3 opened caps DragonHerbs Pearl Powder
1 serving Elemental Wisdom Super Human Probiotic & Super Human Enzymes (sprinkled on top)
(If you are making the Upgraded version of this already insanely nutrient dense superfood beauty smoothie, then…I applaud you. Bravo!)
Natural Stacks coupon code- CROSBY
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Acai–You know that puffy feeling you get in your face every once in a while? That’s inflammation. Acai is one of the highest antioxidant foods, especially fruitful in anthocyanins–that do wonders for inflammation. Antioxidants are free radical scavengers that slow the process of oxidative damage that we get from poor diet, chemicals and environmental pollution–aka cause us to look much older. Consuming plenty of antioxidants helps the body repair damaged skin cells faster for a more youthful glow.
Collagen–Collagen has been a heavily advertised skin aid in the last decade. It is such an important building block for skin elasticity and a remedy for reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. It is my favorite source of protein right now as it is so easy to digest. Especially as we age, our collagen production slows down so its better to start replenishing your collagen now– then trying to play catch up later. This should be a staple in everyones smoothie (that isn’t vegan of course). Bulletproof Collagen is a superior source of collagen from grass-fed cows.
Spirulina–Spirulina is my favorite superfood algae/green for beauty benefits. It is loaded with vitamin A and zeazanthin to protect and brighten the eyes and reduce dark circles with its detox properties and high iron levels. Due to it’s make up of high concentrations of chlorophyll, it allows for elimination of free radicals with smoother and overall help with acne and breakouts.
Reishi Spore–Four Sigmatic Reishi Spore powder is a special product for its anti-inflammatory and anti-aging purposes. Polysaccharides in Reishi help improve skin conditions by eliminating dead surface cells. Ganoderic acid found in Reishi is effective against skin conditions like rashes and various skin disease, and its an amazing liver aid which in chinese medicine is directly connected to how clear our skin is.
Beauty blend- Four Sigmatics Beauty blend consists of herbs to help detox and strengthen the liver as well as boost the metabolism like schisandra, astragalus, and milk thistle. Schisandra is a major beauty tonic because of works to deactivate free radicals that attack liver cells. It has been revered as one of the top anti-aging tonics that creates radiant glowing skin!
Princess blend–Four sigmatics princess blend is a bonus if you believe your skin issues stem from imbalanced hormones. Dong Quai and Maca help to rebalance your system to control hormonal breakouts. Dong Quai is especially great for skin because it improves skin issues like eczema and psoraisis by purifying the blood.
Tremella–Tremella Mushroom, AKA “White Jelly Leaf Mushroom,” is prized as the most ancient mushroom for skin and beauty. The Imperial Concubine, Yang Guifei, was revered as the most beautiful woman in chinese history and she claimed her secret was the Tremella mushroom. In fact, Tremella’s specific polysaccharides have been extracted from the mushroom for use in cosmetic lines for its effects of skin moisture retention, skin protection, flexibility and flattening effects, and anti-inflammatory properties. Tremella has a cooling affect and helps to nourish the lungs, which helps provide more moisture and hydration to the skin.
Pearl–“Pearl is one of the great secrets of the most beautiful women of the Orient. It can help prevent the skin from becoming old looking, wrinkled and sagging. This is partly due to its stimulation of SOD activity and partly due to other capacities and nutrients. Consistent use of pearl powder can eliminate blemishes such as colored spots and even occasional pimples (not cystic acne). Constant use can help assure that the skin will age much more slowly and that it will not be easily harmed by either time or the elements.” Dragonherbs Pearl