The Bobbi Brown lifestyle: Beauty from the inside out

To Bobbi Brown, beauty starts from the inside out. "When you feel good, you look good," are words Bobbi lives by. Skincare and makeup aside, for Bobbi, it's all about living a healthy lifestyle -- eating simple, whole foods and exercising regularly are the key components in looking beautiful both inside and out.

"I'm a huge fan of eating healthy. I believe that great skin is 70% what you put in your mouth and 30% what you put on your face, so I eat a healthy diet so that it reflects on the outside. To me, being healthy is about incorporating a well-balanced diet and exercise into your lifestyle. It's really about finding something you're comfortable with and that you can stick to. I don't believe in being a fanatic about food, but I know I feel better when I eat better." When we stopped by Bobbi's Soho headquarters in NYC last summer, we were greeted with one of Bobbi's favorite breakfasts – a fresh green smoothie. See below for the kale shake recipe Bobbi swears by.

Bobbi Brown's Coconut Kale Shake Recipe:
·1 cup of ice
·1 cup coconut milk
·¼ cup of cocoa powder
·2 tablespoons of chia seeds
·2 scoops of chocolate protein powder
·½ frozen organic banana
·A handful of frozen organic cherries
·½ to 1 cup of kale, depending on personal taste

Add all ingredients to blender (Vitamix recommended) and blend for one minute until you have a smoothie. Pour and serve.

While a healthy diet is important, exercise is just as essential for Bobbi. "I also try to exercise every day – even if it's just for 30 minutes. If I don't have time to work out, I'll take a quick walk around the block or I'll take the stairs, instead of the elevator. I love to start my days off with some yoga or I'll go spinning or running. Exercising in the morning leaves me feeling energized and transformed," Bobbi says.

Even a woman as busy as Bobbi can make time in her daily routine for exercise and a wholesome diet -- proof that beauty really does start from the inside out.
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