Be Well Living with Bobbi Brown

Welcome to the Be Well Living series. This week, we chat with cosmetic entrepreneur Bobbi Brown, who believes true beauty starts from the inside.

4 Superfood Boosters You Need Now

If you don’t already know about these superfoods, my recommendation is to get them in your pantry ASAP!

These versatile foods are great added to smoothies or tossed into a salad. Here’s what you’re missing out if you don’t give them a try.

6 Tips for Your Healthiest Summer Skin Ever

Keeping skin healthy and youthful looking is the desire that’s launched thousands of skin and so-called beauty products. But if you really want skin to glow this summer and beyond, skip the chemical-laden, endocrine-disrupting lotions and potions and instead focus on putting nature’s bounty to work for you.

Eating fresh, wholesome foods will not only help you get the radiant skin you’re after this summer, but also provide many other health benefits—you’d be crazy not to indulge! All those nutrient-rich foods will help enhance your skin’s appearance, boost its wrinkle-fighting ability, and protect against skin cancer. Summer is coming—here’s how to get your skin ready for it now:

Maca Cinnamon Chocolate Smoothie Bowl

Spring has been unusually cold, and the chilly temps have us craving something sweet and nurturing. This thick, creamy, chocolatey smoothie bowl really hits the spot (without the guilt).

Like other smoothie bowl recipes, this requires a little bit of prep the night before to create a really thick base in the morning; from there, it’s as simple as making a standard (yet extra delicious) smoothie.

Vanilla Matcha Green Tea Breakfast Smoothie Bowl Recipe

Seems like breakfast smoothie are all the rage these days, so it got me thinking, why not come up with a thick luscious creamy and, of course, healthy recipe that would make the perfect breakfast in bed treat to serve someone you love (or yourself).

The smoothie bowl requires a little bit of prep the night before so that you have a really thick base to start with in the morning; otherwise, it’s as simple as making a regular smoothie.

Be Well Kitchen: Happy Gut Green Energy Smoothie Recipe

I’m a big fan of efficiency, so I love making my smoothies as health-enhancing as possible. Lately I’ve been adding probiotic powder and MCT oil to my green smoothies — the MCT oil provides potent, sustainable energy and the probiotic powder strengthens digestive health and immunity. The chia seeds will give an extra clean sweep to the digestive system.

This smoothie’s superpowers will give you energy, satisfy your sweet craving (from the coconut water) and make your gut happy – all at once. It’s my new favorite smoothie!

Be Well Kitchen:
Chocolate Mousse with a Chili Pepper Kick

Happy (almost) Valentine’s Day! Here’s a healthy and indulgent dessert that you can make for your sweetheart, friends or for yourself. The best part is there is no sugar but lots of pure deliciousness in this dessert. Raw cacao is packed with antioxidants and magnesium and is known for it’s mood-boosting properties. Chia seeds have omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, calcium and iron. The red chili pepper flakes add a little kick and a nice touch of warmth.

5 Superfoods That Fight Inflammation

Inflammation is our body’s natural response to injury or stress. If you cut yourself, get an infection or sprain an ankle, acute inflammation is a normal immune system response. However, chronic inflammation occurs when this process goes wrong and starts to affect healthy tissue. This chronic inflammation may play an important role in aging and other illness such as heart disease, arthritis, bone health and allergies.

Poor diet is one of the major contributors to chronic inflammation so incorporating anti-inflammatory foods into your diet is essential.

Just in Time for Summer!
6 Foods for Glowing, Healthy Skin

Beauty comes from the inside, no doubt about it. But beyond a sunny disposition, how you feed and take care of your body is reflected clearly on your skin as well. In fact, the skin is your largest organ; It’s responsible for protecting you, helping with elimination of waste through your sweat, and is often the first place to show signs of inflammation in the body.