A Smile Brilliant kit was provided to me in exchange of this post. I was not compensated and all opinions are my own.
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The smoothie I’m sharing today has a few of those favorite things, beets and cherries. Blended up with fresh watermelon and splash of coconut milk, you have a delicious, hydrating, and antioxidant-packed smoothie. This smoothie is completely delicious any time of day, I even enjoy it for dessert on cool late summer evenings.
So what do some of those things have in common? Well, they’re known to cause all sort of stain and my teeth have certainly shown it. My husband and I tried some drug store whitening before our wedding last year and didn’t find them to help much, perhaps in part due to their strength but also the fact that they were just uncomfortable for me.
When Smile Brilliant reached out to me to try their product, I was really excited to do so. They’re a really unique company in the business of helping people gain whiter teeth without the hassle. Smile Brilliant sends a professional teeth whitening kit in the mail that provides a sort of putty to make impressions of your real teeth. It doesn’t taste great but is painless and quick, I danced around the kitchen to some Florence and the Machine to distract myself. After you send the impressions off in the mail you get your custom fitted teeth whitening trays by mail. Easy!
I like to use my custom teeth whitening trays for about an hour before bed while reading or watching tv. It’s worked well to incorporate whitening into my evening routine and forces me to be aware of the time so I can get to bed on schedule. Maybe most importantly, I found the whitening trays fairly comfortable and the kit comes with a desensitizing gel that you apply for about 15 minutes after whitening. No one likes gum irritation! I also think it made a huge difference to have customized trays that fit my teeth, so they could really do their thing. In just a few short weeks I was able to notice a difference in the appearance of my teeth. Smile Brilliant is the same thing you would get from the dentist but it comes right to your door step, such a win.
So while, it is certainly a good idea to cut down on some of those teeth-staining favorites, Smile Brilliant is a great choice to combat the damage done from every day eating and drinking. Here’s the recipe for my beet, cherry, & watermelon smoothie, because life is all about balance, right?!
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- 1 medium beet, roasted or boiled and peeled
- ¼ c sweet dark cherries
- 2 c watermelon chunks
- ¼ c coconut milk
- ½ t chia seeds
- ½ t hemp seeds
- Add the coconut milk to a blender, followed by the beet, cherries, and watermelon chunks.
- Blend until smooth.
- To serve, top with chia and hemp seeds divided between two glasses.