It’s time to eat yourself pretty! Beauty foods in the form of powders, dusts, elixirs and even chocolate are having a major moment right now. And while I’ve got my morning and nighttime beauty routines down, these buzzy beauty foods might just be the missing link to looking and feeling my best this year. The greatest part? They’re super easy to incorporate into a busy schedule. Whether you prefer to sprinkle some powder into your morning smoothie or satisfy your late-night sweet tooth with a chocolate bar, these are the 5 must-have beauty foods I’m loving right now!
1. The Beauty Chef GLOW Advanced Inner Beauty Powder ($70)
Lately I’ve been looking to add a little something extra to my daily routine to give me that extra GLOW. This beauty powder is packed with skin-loving superfoods and probiotics, which are key for beautiful skin and a healthy gut! I like to add a scoop to my morning smoothie to help kickstart my digestion and support my immune system (try my 3 favorite smoothies here!)
2. Vital Proteins Collagen Beauty Water ($32)
In case you haven’t heard, collagen is all the rage right now. There are sooo many benefits to adding it to your diet, from boosting joint health to increasing the strength of your hair, skin and nails. Collagen is responsible for our skin’s elasticity and hydration, but as we age we produce less and less of it. When taken consistently, you’ll begin to see TONS of benefits like smoother and younger-looking skin. I love the strawberry lemon flavor, but I also can’t wait to try the lavender!
3. Freaky Health Beauty Chocolate Bar ($8)
Adding chocolate to your beauty routine? Count me in. These healthy chocolates are made with beauty foods like cacao, rose petals and ancient herbs to provide antioxidants and boost energy. And when that 10 pm sugar craving kicks in, nothing makes me happier than knowing I’m actually doing my skin and my body some sort of good when I give into my sweet tooth!
4. Hum Nutrition Raw Beauty Powder ($39)
I spend a lot of my day at the office and am definitely no stranger to the dreaded afternoon slump. When I need an extra energy boost, I mix this raw powder with almond milk for a quick and delicious beauty snack. It’s packed with 39 beauty superfoods, from ginger root to spirulina, to help alkalize and detoxify your body.
5. Kalumi Marine Collagen Protein Bar ($6)
For the perfect post-workout pick-me-up, I like to pack these collagen protein bars in my gym bag. Each bar has a full 12 grams of marine collagen, which is super important after breaking a major sweat. Getting that collagen fix after your workout will help replenish the collagen lost, and help keep those bones strong. Cocoa kiss is my favorite, but you can try all 3 delicious flavors here.
I’m a big believer that getting glowing skin and shiny hair is not always about what you’re putting on your body, but also what you’re putting in your body. Though it may be difficult at times with my crazy schedule, I try to incorporate as many healthy, nutrient-dense foods as I can into my diet. These 5 beauty foods are a few easy ways I’m working on the whole “beauty from the inside out” thing.
Are you ready to boost your beauty routine? Comment below which beauty foods you want to try this year!
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