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Salad to Debloat Puffy Face

It's always fun when you wake up to a super bloated face staring back at you in the mirror.¬†ūüėĄ


My diet was so horrible in the past there were literally times my face was so bloated I didn't even recognize myself in the mirror! 


When I eat a lot of processed carbohydrates or drink ANY amount of alcohol, my face will be puffy the next few days. I would always hear drink a lot of water. But I honestly have trouble drinking a lot of water, it can make me nauseous.


I recently learned raw fruits and vegetables hydrate our bodies more efficiently than water. I've tested this and notice my face debloat faster after consuming raw fruits and veggies AND a good sweat session.


All the ingredients in this salad are either very hydrating, or they help our skin in some other way. 


I purposely made this salad salt free because salt is the last thing you should have when your face is bloated. But when I was eating it last night I really felt like it needed a little salt so I ended up pouring in some coconut aminos. Coconut aminos taste like soy sauce but it's a lot lower in sodium, and contains more nutrients. It contains 17 amino acids, potassium, vitamin C and vitamin B so it can be good for skin. 


Ingredients and their benefits:


2 cups of Romaine Lettuce chopped. I chose romaine lettuce because it isn't bitter like other greens, so it is easy for most people to eat.  It is high in vitamin C, and water content. Vitamin C helps boost our skin's collagen production. 


1 cup of cherry tomatoes. Tomatoes are in season right now. They are also very hydrating. Tomatoes are high in vitamin A which is known as the anti aging vitamin because is the active ingredient in retinol creams.


1 cup of sliced cucumbers. We all know cucumbers are extremely hydrating and full of water. So they will definitely help debloat your puffy face. You can even topically apply cucumber slices to your face and eyes to reduce puffiness. Cucumbers are also high in vitamin K. Vitamin K deficiency is a common cause of dark under eye circles.


1 Avocado. Avocado is rich in fatty acids, great for keeping skin moisturized. They are also a good source of vitamin E, which helps protect your skin from oxidative damage.


Sweet Tahini Dressing 


1/3 cup of raw tahini. Sesame seeds, the main ingredient of tahini, are rich in B vitamins, zinc, amino acids, and fatty acids, which all contribute to glowing skin and healthy hair. Tahini can also help balance our hormones which also helps keep skin clear. 


1-2 T maple syrup. Although it contains sugar, maple syrup is actually amazing for our skin. It is high in antioxidants, zinc, magnesium, calcium and potassium unlike refined white sugar.  You can also use maple syrup as a base for a homemade face mask.  It can help fight wrinkles, dryness, redness, and inflammation. 


1 T raw apple cider vinegar. Raw Apple cider vinegar has probiotics, it's anti bacterial, anti fungal, and anti viral which are all great for gut health, and skin health. Alot of people apply it topically to acne. 


1 T lemon juice. Lemon juice is also high in vitamin C, which is great for brightening the skin. I actually apply lemon essential oil topically to dark spots on my face to help brighten them up. 


Seasoning:


Black pepper and turmeric. Turmeric is powerful at combating inflammation. A lot of times when we are bloated our bodies are inflamed from the alcohol or carbohydrates we consumed. Or if your skin is experiencing breakouts or irritation, that is all inflammation.  So turmeric is a great spice to have on a daily basis. Black pepper helps to active the turmeric so it is important to always have them together. 




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