Ashley Siedentopf is a health and nutrition consultant who firmly believes that we can eat ourselves younger. Here she shares several of her favourite anti-ageing smoothies.
Ageing is the process of change in a person over the years and we all know it is inevitable. It’s actually a wonderful experience for most people, especially if their younger years were fraught with insecurity and anxiety, getting older is a time to relax and enjoy life.
But while ageing of your skin and inside your body comes down to many factors, these three – vitamin deficiency, free radical damage and toxicity in the body – are easily minimised with some relatively easy diet and lifestyle tweaks. You can do this at any age and it’s never too late to change.
However, a healthy, balanced diet rich in antioxidants (such as vitamins A, C and E) is essential and will help protect your cells from the oxidation process. If you want to maintain a feeling of youth and vitality and have skin that glows with radiance, be sure to include:
High quality nourishment, such as whole grains
Lots of green vegetables
Orange and yellow veggies
Lots of dark berries
Healthy fats and hydrating liquids, such as fresh veggies juices, mineral water and green tea
Probiotics – like kefir or kombucha.
Here are 3 delicious antioxidant juice recipes complete with anti-ageing benefits:
This juice helps skin glow from the inside out by cleansing, detoxifying and nourishing your internal organs. This blend is rich with vitamin A, which helps protect your skin from premature ageing and uneven skin tone. It’s full of antioxidants from the green tea, which ward off free radicals and reduce oxidative stress.
3 Large Carrots
1 Cup Chilled Green Tea
Directions: Place all ingredients into a juicer (except the green tea), process and pour into a tall glass. Add the green tea and enjoy!
This juice contains a delicious blend of green fruit and veggies, which contain anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and just the right amount of healthy fat to plump your skin and give it the natural ingredients you need to leave it glowing and gorgeous.
Handful of Kale
Directions: Place all ingredients into a juicer, process and pour into a tall glass. Enjoy!
This blend is the ultimate anti-aging elixir, a true superfood blend which is nutrient rich and ultra hydrating and nourishing. Packed with antioxidants from the tea and berries, this blend helps fight free radicals, which cause signs of aging. Make this part of your daily regimen and watch as well as feel the years fall off.
1 Handful Goji Berries
1 Cup of White Tea
1/2 Cup Blueberries
1/2 cup Raspberries
1 Tbs Chia Seeds
Directions: Place all ingredients into a juicer (except chia seeds), process and pour into a tall glass. Add chia seeds, mix well and enjoy. (Note: chia seeds thicken liquids over time, so drinking immediately is best to keep your juicy liquid consistency.)
Fancy an anti-ageing brunch? Try my turmeric omelette recipe below.