Beauty Recipes with Tyler Tolman

What you eat can have as much impact on your skin as the products you put onto it. Here, holistic health and fasting expert Tyler Tolman shares his favourite recipes for healthy beauty.

Cabala Juice


2 carrots, 3 apples, 1/2 beet, 1/2 lemon, 1/2 knob of ginger, 1 glass of coconut water


Blend on high until all ingredients are juiced and smooth.


Decadent rich chocolate pods with mixed berries (courtesy of chef Cynthia Louise – a close friend and business associate of Tolman)


150 gms cacao paste, liquid, or cacao mass
1 cup soaked cashews
1 teaspoon vanilla seeds
1/2 cup coconut sugar (more if you want it sweeter)
1 young Thai coconut flesh
1/2 cup coconut water (you can use more to make it easier for the blade go around in the blender)
Pinch of salt


Combine all ingredients in your Vitamix and blend on high until completely smooth and creamy. Transfer into small glasses, filling up halfway. Pop into the fridge to cool down, add some beautiful berries on top, and serve.


Makes 6-8 servings depending on the size of your glasses, or you can pop this into a nice dish and top it with berries.


Image courtesy of Cynthia Louise

Image courtesy of Cynthia Louise

MiNDFOOD meets new Estee Lauder face Eva Mendes in LA

Actress, businesswoman and mother Eva Mendes has been announced as the spokesmodel of Estee Lauder’s upcoming New Dimension transformative skincare collection.

MiNDFOOD and MiNDFOOD STYLE beauty director Liz Hancock was lucky to fly to Los Angeles last month to exclusively interview Mendes about her career, motherhood and work with Estee Lauder. You can read the full interview in the September issue of MiNDFOOD, when the groundbreaking New Dimension range launches later this year.

The stunning Cuban-American actress began her Hollywood career in 1998, but Mendes first major role came opposite Denzel Washington in 2001 film Training Day. Since then she has selected a diverse range of roles that vary between comedy and drama, including films Once Upon A Time In Mexico, We Own The Night and Beyond The Pines.

Last year Mendes and partner Ryan Gosling had their first child, a daughter called Esmeralda. Mendes juggles her roles as an actor and mother with her business ventures including a home decor line – Vida, a fashion collection called Eva Mendes for NY&CO, and a colour cosmetics line called CIRCA.

Mendes told MiNDFOOD that she has loved the brand Estee Lauder since she was 12, when she fell in love with the perfume Knowing while shopping in an LA mall in the Valley. “I’ve been wearing it ever since then,” said Mendes.

Mendes is the face of Estee Lauder’s new range which is dedicated to re-shaping the face, and includes New Dimension Shape + Fill Expert Serum and New Dimension Expert Tape. Facial transformation is a new product category for the beauty industry, and the range promises both instant and long-term results.

“As an actress, businesswoman and now a mother, Eva understands the power of transformation that is at the heart of our new approach to beauty,” comments Jane Hertzmark Hudis, Global brand president for Estee Lauder.


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