The Superfood Beauty Recipe Your Thyroid Will Love

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Everyone always asks me how I get my glow and balance my thyroid naturally.

I follow a 12-hour intermittent fast from the time of my last meal at night, until the next day after my daily practice, or sadhana — a pillar that I talk about in my Thyroid Yoga course. It's a non-negotiable holy practice that reminds me that I am worthy before I go out into the world — and yes, that means before I turn on my phone and check email, or my Instagram feed. After my sadhana, I like to keep things light in the morning. I've found that works best for my metabolism, energy levels, my thyroid — and my skin!

My go-to beauty smoothie blends matcha, hemp seeds, a few very generous dashes of cinnamon, a tablespoon of coconut butter, half a frozen banana, raw fermented probiotics from microbiome expert Body + Eden, and schizandra and pearl from Moon Juice. This is the ultimate beauty food! Why? Because beauty begins in the gut.

When we're not digesting our food properly, we feel puffy, bloated, and foggy; our skin breaks out; and we get sick. More potent than a capsule, naturally fermented herbs and superfoods allow for easy assimilation and better absorption of minerals and nutrients, while helping your body replenish its beneficial gut bacteria. If I feel like I need a bit more energy for the day ahead, I make my smoothie even more potent with a sprinkle of bee pollen, one of my favorite beauty superfoods.

Here's how I create my activated beauty alchemy:

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Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 1½ cup purified water
  • handful of ice cubes
  • ½ frozen banana or ½ organic avocado
  • handful organic greens
  • 2 tablespoons organic hemp seeds
  • 1 teaspoon organic matcha powder
  • 1 teaspoon organic spirulina powder
  • 1 tablespoon organic coconut butter
  • a few generous dashes of cinnamon
  • a pinch of Moon Juice Pearl Powder
  • pinch of schizandra berry powder
  • 1 scoop Beauti-Fuel plant-based protein powder
  • ½ tsp Body + Eden raw organic probiotics
  • optional: 1 teaspoon organic honey
  • optional topping: 1 tablespoon bee pollen

Directions:

Blend until smooth and creamy.

Sip slowly — yes, away from your phone and technology. Invite each sip to serve as a sacred act of nourishment.

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Love this recipe? Be sure to check Thyroid Yoga™ You Nourish You Recipe Book for even more beauty smoothies and haute cuisine inspiration!

Fern Olivia

Fern Olivia, a former finance professional and biomedical engineer, is now an internationally recognized teacher, certified psychic healer, reiki practitioner, speaker and influencer on the power of integrative medicine, yoga, and holistic lifestyle practices. In addition to teaching, retreats, events, and speaking on the topics of holistic health and self-expression, she trains wellness leaders and practitioners in her Thyroid Yoga® training, now available internationally, and offered as personal mentorships and retreats. Fern Olivia’s method also integrates Reiki, Sound Healing and Intuitive Healing to release deep trauma and emotional wounds that have manifested into dis-ease in the physical body. Fern Olivia is also the founder of Ajai Alchemy, an all organic essential oil fragrance brand specifically formulated with synergistic hormone balancing and aphrodisiac benefits. Through her authentic storytelling, media platforms, and brand partnerships, Fern Olivia has inspired a mass movement of conscious self-expression and holistic health. Connect with her on Istagram @fernolivia and Facebook and visit www.thyroid.yoga for inspiration, guided meditations, and resources, and a complimentary recipe book.
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