DIY Masque + Smoothie: Melon Mint Cooler for Refreshing Hydration

June 7, 2015, In: Beauty, Food & Wine, SAVOR
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MAKE THIS DIY SKIN-LOVING SMOOTHIE, USE THE LEFTOVERS FOR A MASQUE! 

Rising temperatures have us reaching for all things cool & refreshing! You, too? We thought so. Which is why we’ve whipped up the dreamiest Melon Mint Cooler that combines ripe cantaloupe, skin-quenching cucumber, and refreshing mint leaves. A dose of anti-oxidant steeped green tea makes this juicy #beautysmoothie the ultimate mid-day pick-me-up! Skip dehydrating energy drinks & coffee beverages that draw moisture out of your skin. Instead, load up on water-dense, vitamin-rich fruits that repair lost hydration.

Plus, we’ve revved up the wow factor by garnishing with local bee pollen (a natural anti-histamine and supports healthy immune & digestive function) purchased at a NYC farmer’s market. For a vegan-friendly garnish alternative, use chia seeds!

Smoothie Ingredients:

  • 3 cups fresh melon | vitamin A beta-carotene for cell turnover 
  • 1/2 cucumber, skin removed | water-dense & hydrates skin 
  • 5 mint leaves | refreshing herb & instant cooling effect
  • 1/4 c chilled green tea | super antioxidants with flavonoids to reduce inflammation
  • 1T coconut nectar | low glycemic hint of sweetness 
  • 1/4 tsp bee pollen garnish | helps with seasonal allergies & boosts immunity 
  • 5 ice cubes
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