Whether we like it or not, our skin is a direct reflection of our digestion. Our mission for glowing skin doesn't begin and end with the best facial serum or oil or peel (although those really can help!). It's just as important—if not more important—to take note of what foods you are eating and incorporate them on your quest for glowy skin. Eating foods that are easy on your digestive system is important year round, and in the winter that means lots of warming foods.
Think about how your body feels on a cold day after it eats a warm bowl of soup versus a cold salad. There's actually a reason for that. Warming foods, particularly in the winter, light your digestive fire (aka can speed up your metabolism) and make digestion overall easier for your body. This rings particularly true first thing in the morning. If you are a smoothie fanatic and still want to enjoy them in the winter, try having a cup of tea with your smoothie or enjoying a smoothie later in the day after warming foods.
Here are some warming ideas to start out your day that benefit both your stomach and your skin. They're perfect for winter, low in sugar, and will keep you full until lunch.