I firmly believe that the quickest way to glowing skin is not in your makeup bag. It’s in your food.
Glowing skin smoothie
This glowing skin smoothie is not only energy boosting and delicious, it can dramatically improve your skin tone.
A few things first…
The avocado. Don’t leave it out! Avocados hydrate the skin, bringing back that glow we all love.
The mangos and pineapple. Mangos contain carotenoids, which help our skin glow. These carotenoids help give a rosy glow to dull looking skin. And pineapples are high in vitamin C, which is key to the production of collagen – giving our skin its firmness and strength.
Spinach OR kale may be used. Both nutrient dense super foods, removing toxins from our bodies. I eat both everyday, either in an omelet, salad, wrap, homemade juice etc.
Coconut water. This stuff is so good for us. It’s incredibly hydrating and makes skin look more youthful and supple.
Just a few more things…
Do not add sugar. There is no added sugar in this smoothie recipe because we are using sweetness from the fruit. Mangoes, bananas, and pineapples are plenty sweet, so there is no need for anything more.
No cans, please. Use only fresh or frozen ingredients. I usually stock up on fresh fruit in the summer and freeze it so I can enjoy smoothies with summer fruits all year long. It’s cheaper than buying frozen, too. Take advantage of summer’s sweet fresh pineapple!
If you’re replacing a meal with this smoothie, try adding a little flax or flax oil. Your skin needs oil to keep it lubricated. 2-3 teaspoons per serving is perfect
1/2 cup plain coconut water
2 frozen ripe bananas, previously peeled & sliced
1 cup chopped pineapple (frozen or fresh)
1 cup chopped mango (frozen or fresh)
2 cups spinach or kale
1/2 avocado, sliced
optional: 1 Tablespoon ground flax or flaxseed oil
Make sure you have a strong, powerful blender.
Add all of the ingredients to the blender in the order listed. Blend on high for at least 3 minutes or until smooth. Scrape down the sides of the blender as needed. Add more coconut water if it's too thick.
Coconut water is ideal since it is so hydrating for our bodies and skin. If you absolutely cannot find it, use regular water or almond milk or your favorite juice. If not using coconut oil, perhaps add a touch of coconut oil. Great for the skin.
Try adding 1/2 cup blueberries. Another super food great for your skin!
If you do not like any of the fruits listed, simply replace with another fruit used. Or add strawberries or blueberries.
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