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

Mother’s Day Pampering Treatments

Your mother spent years stroking your hair, kissing your grazes and drawing you bubble baths (even if you didn’t want to take them). Give her back some pampering love with one of these therapeutic Mother’s Day treatments…


Forme Spa 3        

Formé Spas across the country are offering 15% off facial vouchers for their ‘Bioelements Rejuvenation Facial’, which is custom designed to every client’s skin concerns. Spas are located in Auckland, Hamilton and Wellington,, (purchases must be made before 9 May 2015).


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Spa at the Pullman has created the ‘Mind, Body and Sole’ treatment, a 75 minute package that includes a raw cacao and honey foot ritual, soothing back, neck and shoulder massage, and an Elemis inspired scalp treatment using coconut and frangipani oil, $139,


MTS Albany1-SML   

More Than Skin spas are offering an exclusive ‘Mother’s Day’ package which includes a Joyce Blok Facial and Body Sugar Scrub, plus a luxurious Joyce Blok Sugar Scrub to take home, $200,


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Prescription Skin Care’s range of medifacials use high quality ingredients designed to lighten and brighten the skin, tackling pigmentation and hydration. Book a single medifacial before the end of May ($155), and quote MiNDFOOD to receive a complimentary mini cleanser,


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Spa Ayurda’s ‘Ananda – Total Bliss’ spa package includes a customized balancing facial followed by a tridosha full-body massage to align the body, mind and spirit, $199 for a two hour treatment,


Jouvence Chch Jouvence spaJouvence spa in Christchurch is offering the nourishing ‘Seasonal Facial with Grape and Pear’, which includes a free product to take home, ($89 for 45 minutes). Jouvence in Auckland have ‘Makeover For Mum’, a complementary makeup consultation with either a Sothys lipstick and a travel sized Sothys Skincare Foundation to take home ($87), or a Sothys lipstick and full-sized Sothys mascara to take home ($111),


About Face   

About Face salons have the heavenly-sounding ‘Pure Fiji Island Time Facial’, which includes a lomi lomi back massage, hydrating foot ritual, and Pure Fiji exotic facial to leave skin glowing. Now on special at $99, Online sales close at 1pm on Thursday 7th May to ensure delivery, but vouchers will be on sale in clinics up to and including Sunday.


Polynesian Spa.  Thermal hot springs and health spa. Rotorua, Ne   

Polynesian Spa in Rotorua has recently launched new wellness rituals. Treat mum to their incredible ‘Body Polish & Aix Spa Massage Combo’, $170, and she can enjoy the new reflexology walk and cold plunge pool, along with the centre’s award-winning thermal pools,