Regenerative Foods: A Sun-Protective Smoothie Recipe

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Perennial Sun-Protective Smoothie Recipe

Regenerative Foods

What are regenerative foods? Regenerative foods come from regenerative farms. They also promote regenerative wellness. Ok - a lot of this word "regenerative" but what does it actually mean? To "regenerate" means to build up. It is a foundational level of improving and moving forward. Regenerative farming is a style of agriculture that works to rebuild and improve the soil, and thus mitigate climate change (we have a whole article on the future of farming). Regenerative foods work to improve your health and wellbeing from the inside out. This microgreen smoothie recipe is one of many plant-based examples for your perennial kitchen!v bh

Sun protection through your diet?

Some of you may be familiar with the concept of eating your sunblock. (And no-we don't mean to take a bite of our ocean friendly sunblock!) There are foods, many of which come from perennial plants, that upon consumption, help your body fight off sun-induced damage. We think this is really nifty.

Foods that protect your body from the sun

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Anato is all about regenerative wellness. This means you eat the right foods, plus you protect yourself and the environment by using toxic free products - like ocean friendly sunblocks and plant-based serums. We harness the power of the plants, and impart their wisdom onto your face with our Forest to Face® skincare products. This allows us to regenerate the planet and regenerate your skin at the same time. We want you to bask in the sunshine, stay active, fill your soul with joy, all the while knowing that your skin is protected and safe. 

ocean friendly sunblock reef safe sunblock

So we not only have an SPF 50, annatto seed-powered ocean friendly sunblock, we also have a regenerative rose elixir serum for a post-sun skin treatment. The combination of these two plant-powered products work to prevent sun damage. 

...And now, we are presenting you with an after-sun smoothie recipe. So yes, these ingredients will actually support your body’s healthy response to UV-exposure. All of these ingredients are perennial plants, and should be easy to find at your local health food store. Have fun crafting new recipes for your perennial kitchen! 

eat your sun protection

After-Sun Smoothie Recipe:

Serves 2

1 cup of cubed Mango - For the power of the carotenoids and triterpenoids 

1 cup of Pomegranate Juice - For the polyphenols and antioxidants

½ cup of your favorite Berries  - For the ellagic acid & antioxidants

4  Peppermint leaves - For the polyphenols

1/2 inch of peeled Turmeric - For the antiinflammatory polyphenols

10 toasted Macadamia Nuts - For the essential fatty acids

1 handful of microgreens of your choice

Optional superfood powders: ½ teaspoon of ashwagandha, reishi, or matcha

Blend all ingredients together. Sip strawless, or use a reusable bamboo straw. And enjoy! Though please remember to still apply an ocean friendly sunblock before extended sun exposure.



Regenerative Foods: A Sun-Protective Smoothie Recipe

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Any statements or claims about the possible health benefits conferred by any foods or supplements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and are not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any disease. 


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