Monday, August 13, 2012

Eat Your Way to Healthy Skin

     Hi everyone! I wanted to share what I had for breakfast. It's one thing to talk about what I eat like I did in this post, but another to actually show the amount I consume. 
 Everybody is always trying to achieve beautiful, glowing skin. A new product here, and new product there. It's actually so simple to achieve, in my experience, it should be criminal that I didn't do this sooner! Better late than never, though! Definitely so much cheaper than trying product-after-product. Just eat better! You are what you eat, I cannot stress that enough. 
This coming from a Mexican that used to only consume vegetables when they were in a salsa, or fruit that was on top of ice cream. Oh Lord! Shaking my head...
I want you all to be as happy as I've been since I changed my way of eating.:)
Even my hair is growing thicker, shinier, and with lots of body. Not bragging, but rather telling you what you could also have! Not saying your hair isn't already fabulous, of course!

What I had for breakfast:

Mango, green grapes, strawberries, and blueberries.

I loooove fruit. LOVE it. Cannot get enough of it. 
Always make sure to sip water after eating fruit to wash away any fruit acids left behind.

I snack all day so I'm rarely hungry for lunch, which is why there's no picture of what I would typically have for lunch.
 My usual snacks include: baby carrots, raw almonds, smoothies made with almond milk, a glass of rice milk (Rice Dream is my fave. Contains the infamous B12 vitamin and is Vegan), or if I do get hungry a wrap made with: Vegenaise, lettuce, and sliced Tofurkey)


I got this recipe off YouTube and have been having cucumber tomato salad for weeks simply because I love it. I cannot get over how delicious this is. Sometimes I have it for lunch AND dinner. I love it that much! 
Here I added celery and bell pepper to experiment and it was yummy. I start by slicing the cucumbers with a potato peeler to look like fettuccine, either cherry tomatoes or sliced tomatoes, topped with a homemade dressing. 

I make it using:

1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil 
1 tsp Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar
dash Himalayan Pink Salt
dash black pepper
dried basil

So simple but SO good. If you like light dressing like I do, you'll adore this.
I know what you're thinking: "Sonia, you are straight-up cray, cray! How in the world does this fill you up!??" HAH, joke's on you!  It actually does!
It's so filling that I only need to use half a cucumber; strange but true! 
I've noticed a boost in the hydration of my skin ever since I started obsessing over this salad. How could I complain? #WINNING
 If I'm not having my wonderful salad I'm having stew made with: beans, lentils, and/or quinoa (this is where I get my protein, the other thing you were wondering about;P). 

Hope this post was helpful!



  1. Sounds lovely! I think you and I eat a lot of the same foods. I'll have to try the salad, though I'll sub out vinegar for lemon juice and skip the pepper.

  2. Looks yummy!! It only makes sense for your body to feel and look better when you eat better:)

  3. That looks delicious Sonia! I need to start eating healthier myself. :)

  4. I'm all about fruits and greens -- the more colorful, the better they are for you. My only problem now is that I need to increase my protein intake due to the fact that my workout regimen is a lot more vigorous in the summer time (and I want it to actually work). As a vegan, what do you for protein?

  5. Great question! I get my protein from beans, nuts, seeds, and quinoa. :)

  6. Lemon juice is so delicious in salad! I like to make another dressing with lemon, Bragg amino acids (or soy sauce), and garlic.

  7. You are absolutely right, the better you eat, the better you look (and feel)! It definitely has an impact. Vegetables and fruits are actually very filling because they contain fibre which fills you up and is super good for you!

  8. I have never ate fruit for breakfast but I am willing to try. I want to get healthy skin again, I think I will start healthy eating. Love your blog.

  9. Eating fruit can never be bad for your body :) great post!

  10. You couldn't be more right about eating better!
    I started eating clean a few weeks ago and my skin is more vibrant, clearing up and my hair is definitely more fuller and beautiful!

    Fruit salad for breakfast is always my morning go to with yoghurt drizzled on top. Guilt free and tasty :D keep up the great work!
    I'm also you're newest follower and can't wait to see more from you

  11. YUM! i love healthy eating and have lost almost 100 lbs since we've last talked ;P and have also turned 50! But you've always looked fantastic, Sonia :D