Thursday, May 17, 2012

Skin-Brightening Summer Treat

Can you believe Summer is right around the corner and that the year is nearly half way through?!? I have mixed feelings about Summer because of the high temps here in Cali (and my son turning 1!) but this year I’m not pregnant so I don’t have anything to complain about- I can do all of the things I that I couldn’t do last Spring and Summer- wakeboarding, dirt bike riding and have a few drinks(more like one anymore! hehe)!

I thought I would kindly welcome the season and share this yummy recipe for for a skin-brightening summer treat that I found on beautyish, Enjoy!

skin brightening summer trea



Everyone loves BBQs, picnics, and long days spent on the beach, but indulging in sugary alcoholic drinks won’t keep you looking your summer best. So this season, why not make something that tastes delicious and does wonders for your skin, too? Kimberly Snyder's recipe for watermelon slush smoothie combines just two ingredients for a delightful summer treat. "Watermelon has great cooling and hydrating properties, as well as amazing cleansing and detoxifying effects," says Kim. So not only will you be hydrating your body with one of nature's yummiest fruits, your skin will be getting a much needed moisturizing boost, which in turn leads to a brighter, clearer, and smoother complexion. Almonds are also one of the best nuts to eat, and contain plenty of vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids—good for skin plumping and cell regeneration.

Watermelon Slush Smoothie
  • 1 small watermelon
  • 2 ½ cups unsweetened almond milk
  • Mint sprigs

Cut the watermelon into small chunks and freeze overnight. When fully frozen, blend the icy watermelon pieces and the almond milk in a blender until smooth. Pour into a glass and garnish with a few sprigs of mint. Enjoy!


credits []


  1. Oh yum!! I have been craving watermelon so this is a must try!

    1. Doesn't it look delicious? Maybe we can yet together for a little backyard bonfire and mocktails when your in town..

  2. That sounds like a good idea to me :) I'll be moving to Bakersfield in August so I'll live a lot closer!