What a famous facialist eats for flawless skin: Expert shares her go-to morning smoothie recipe – and the diet she swears by for a glowing complexion
- Melanie Grant, a noted facialist, shared her typical daily diet
- The skin expert counts Victoria Beckham and Kim Kardashian as customers
- Melanie eats a lot of avocado; she puts a whole in her smoothie
- She also said she cooks almost everything in bone broth and snacks on nuts
- Melanie shared the foods to eat for good skin, and what to cut altogether
Smoothies filled with creamy avocado, salmon, and bone stock are just three of the foods famed facialist Melanie Grant relies on for flawless skin.
The Australian expert – who counts Victoria Beckham, model Georgia Fowler and Kim Kardashian as loyal customers – said that what you put into your body is just as important as what you apply locally.
‘Nutrition is everything when it comes to good skin. I am trying to eat an anti-inflammatory diet. I’m not a nutritionist, but I think it works really well for me, ‘Melanie explained to her website.
Smoothies filled with creamy avocado, salmon and bone broth are just three of the foods famed facialist Melanie Grant (pictured) relies on for flawless skin
Australian expert (pictured) explained that nutrition is ‘everything’ when it comes to good skin and she tries to stick to an anti-inflammatory diet whenever possible
What does Melanie’s day look like on a plate?
* FOR BREAKFAST: One cup of warm water and 500 ml of alkaline water at room temperature.
* BREAKFAST: Smoothie and coffee with almond milk.
* LUNCH: Wild salmon fillet with brown rice and avocado.
* SNACKS: Nuts, peppermint and English breakfast tea.
* DINNER: Chicken or fish with vegetables or salad.
* BUTTON: Square or two of dark chocolate and / or a glass of organic red wine.
This means she tries to avoid gluten, wheat grains and any refined sugars.
Post on Instagram, Melanie revealed that she starts each morning with a smoothie full of vitamins.
My morning smoothie contains spinach or kale (I prefer frozen or baby spinach if it’s fresh), frozen wild blueberries (game has more antioxidants), a whole blueberry (this helps keep me full all day) and two tablespoons Vida Glow un-flavored marine collagen powder, ‘she said.
Melanie then adds a splash of pea protein powder, whole flaxseed and whole hemp seed.
She tops off the mix with water and lots of ice to make sure it’s refreshing.
Melanie said she usually has a smoothie for breakfast every morning, along with a cup of hot water, 500 ml of “room temperature alkaline water,” and a cup of coffee with almond milk.
‘I sometimes try to make my own almond milk, but the best is Nutty Bruce. It pairs well with coffee and doesn’t have all of the added sugar, ‘she said.
Melanie added that it’s always important to read the label when you buy something, because often even something as aesthetically pleasing as almond milk can be packed with sugar.
Melanie considers Victoria Beckham (pictured together) and Kim Kardashian to be loyal customers
The facial therapist (pictured at work) said she eats nuts, dark chocolate and peppermint and English breakfast tea while working
The facial therapist said she has ‘the same lunch every day’: a fillet of salmon, brown rice, and half of a different avocado.
“I don’t like farmed salmon, I order wild Canadian salmon online and have it delivered to my favorite cafe,” she said.
“They poach a small piece for me and I eat it with brown rice or half an avocado.”
Melanie said she “ never ” eats salads during the day, as she often rushes back and forth between customers and eating them takes too long, but she makes sure to keep her energy levels up by snacking on activated nuts throughout the day.
What are the foods that will improve your skin?
Dark leafy vegetables
Fruit (sugars from fresh fruit are fine)
Fatty fish (salmon, mackerel, herring, sardines)
Organic bone broth
Fresh herbs and spices (ginger, turmeric, black pepper, cinnamon, cloves, rosemary)
Healthy oils (coconut, cold pressed olive, avocado)
What are the foods to cut forever?
Excessive consumption of red meat
Source: Melanie Grant
“I try to put bone broth in almost everything I cook, it’s so good for you!” Melanie (pictured) said
She also tries to slow cook most of her meals in the morning because it’s easier and she’s not in a hurry to starve when she gets home
In the afternoon, Melanie drinks plenty of peppermint and English breakfast tea, before eating chicken or fish with salad or vegetables in the evening.
“I try to put bone broth in almost everything I cook, it’s so good for you!” she said.
Bone broth is made by simmering the bones and connective tissue of animals. It is a very nutritious broth often used in soups and sauces.
Melanie also tries to slow cook most of her meals in the morning, because it’s easier and she doesn’t rush hungry when she gets home.
Finally, Melanie adds an assortment of supplements to her diet, including fish oil and probiotics and prebiotics.
She also treats herself to a little of what she loves, like dark chocolate and an occasional glass of red wine – which is filled with antioxidants.