Did you know you spend a third of your life wrapped up in your sheets? What type of sheets do you cuddle up in at night? What do you wash your sheets with?
Collagen is more than a hype right now. It is something we ALL need in our diets every day because it is the most abundant protein in the body making up 70% of our protein in our skin. Unfortunately, when convenience foods were introduced we all stopped consuming the foods that contained these crucial nutrients. In nature is found exclusively in animal tissue, especially bones and connective tissue. Back when traditional recipes included the whole animal, bones, skin and all the tendons, there was no collagen issues!
This mask is YUM, and yes, I might have even licked my fingers!
I made this recipe for a collaboration with Perfect Bar for Springtime. Did you know all the ingredients in the mask are also ingredients in the bars? Superfoods work best when used both internally and externally. So make sure you are eating your bar with you face mask on!
This is more than a superfood cocktail, it has native roots that were used medicinally and for food benefits. Since I have been traveling in Australia, going to farmers markets and trying new foods, I stumbled across these guys! From Kangaroo (all of it is wild and grass fed) to amazing fruits and now this, the Finger Lime.
The alarming state of grain-fed meat we face today all started when cows stopped grazing in the pastures where they would eat anything green found in the wild (i.e. what they would eat naturally). As soon as humans altered their diet we started to notice unhealthy practices take place. Comparing grass-fed vs grain-fed is like looking at two completely different foods! Seriously, they are NOT even in the same realm.
This is my new jam, I mean do you see that bright yellow color?? That rich yellow comes from the grass the cows were eating, craaazzy right! I always tell my clients to eat as much variety from the rainbow in order to get the most nutrient density in your diet. This GHEE is a perfect example! I am OBSESSED with the release of this new product, and you now can get it to too! (just click the pic below)
So what even is GHEE?
Simply ghee is clarified butter. It has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic countries like India and Asia. Ghee tastes different then butter, I would explain it as a stronger more nutty flavor. It enhances flavors especially with spices (think curries, sauces, Thai food, etc). It pairs very well with veggies and long simmered meats. Stay tuned for some recipes coming up!
Why is it good for us?
VITAMIN A- an essential antioxidants as well as an immune system booster
BUTYRATE- a short chain amino acid that helps digestion and feeds the GOOD bacteria in our guts
CLA (CONJUGATED LINOLEUM ACID)- research studies show that it reduces inflammation and helps with cholesterol levels
PLUS it has a significant VITAMIN D, E & K, I mean look at that color
Why use GHEE over BUTTER?
- Ghee has a higher smoke point then butter, meaning if you cook an oil at a higher smoke point then it can handle, it becomes oxidized
- Ghee is essentially dairy free, it contains no casein or lactose
- Ghee is more nutrient-dense then butter, (especially when using Bulletproof brand)
- Ghee needs NO refrigeration, I love traveling with mine
How is GHEE made?
All GHEE is not created equal, you want cows that eat grass (hints the yellow color) and are healthy. The method of how it is heated, just like our food we cook, can destroy essential properties and nutrients. Below is a simple method explaining how Bulletproof creates this amazing product by using a slow Ayurvedic cooking method.
Please let me know how much you love it and how you decide to use it. Click below to get yours!
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