Refresh and revitalise your body and skin with these delicious smoothie recipes full of healthy ingredients such as antioxidants, vitamins and other necessities that are vital in gaving your skin that glowing healthy look.
Our skin reflects what we put inside of our body. To obtain a clear and luminous one, apart from wearing sunscreen and moisturizing, we need also to consider our daily consumption of vegetables and fruit adding glow-getting ingredients like cucumber or lemon. Nurturing our skin from the inside out.
The best and easy way to consume them is in a smoothie. It’s always better choosing to eat what’s in season. Seasonal fruits and vegetables retain more nutrients, making them the better choice for your health.
Apples, pears, kiwi, blueberries, banana but also cranberries, avocado, kale, cucumber, spinach and lemon. Then you can add ginger, cinnamon, chia seeds and almonds to bring an additional flavour.
So, get out your blender and try these 5 delightful smoothie recipes for healthy skin:
1 BLUEBERRIES, CUCUMBER, APPLE, CHIA SEEDS
1 medium-sized cucumber, unpeeled
2 handfuls of blueberries
1 scoop of chia seeds
Apples are low in fructose and high in vitamin C which helps collagen formation. Blueberries provide a kick of antioxidants and keep collagen production pumping,
Chia seeds are loaded with Omega-3s, which increase hydration in your skin even better than water can. Omega-3 fatty acids are also responsible for the health of our skin cell membranes, so they’re a crucial dullness fighter.
2 AVOCADO, MANGO, KALE, COCONUT WATER
1 handful of kale
100 ml of coconut water
This glowing skin smoothie is yummy and is claimed to dramatically improve skin tone.
Mango is a great source of vitamins A and C. It contains up to two-thirds of the daily recommended intake of vitamin C.
Kale is the powerhouse of vitamins. It contains vitamin A, C, E, K which helps to decrease puffiness, like under-eye bags. The mild sulfur content in Kale also reduces redness and smoothes skin texture. It also reduces acidity and inflammation externally and internally, whilst detoxifying the body.
3 CRANBERRIES, CELERY, GINGER
150 gr of cranberries
1 celery stem,
200 mineral water
1 thumb-sized piece of fresh root ginger
Rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory soothing elements this combination is an effective remedy against acne. Cranberries can also help flush out your system, improving your digestive system and metabolism, as well as ridding the body of free radicals that contribute to the aging process. Celery is a great source of soluble fibre which helps maintain a healthy digestion as well as being high in vitamin C, which keeps the circulation flowing.
4 AVOCADO, SPINACH, BANANA, COCONUT MILK
210 ml coconut milk
120 gr of spinach
2 tea spoon of honey or maple syrup
Avocado packed with all we can ask for our skin. Minerals (potassium, phosphor. Magnesium), vitamins A, D, E, K. Spinach have similar properties. The high dose of vitamin K and A makes it possible to maintain the skin well hydrated throughout the day. Bananas contain Vitamins A, B, and E, which all have great anti-ageing properties. Coconut milk helps rejuvenate skin’s elasticity and it’s delicious. It contains high level of calcium, potassium and vitamin C. Your skin will shine on. Moreover gives you an additional protection from UV rays.
5 PEAR, BANANA, CAVOLO NERO
100 ml of coconut milk
2 handful of kale or cavolo nero
Pear, as well as containing a lot of beneficial components, it also helps in case of iron deficiency. Who suffer from anaemia knows how much tiredness and paleness don’t make our skin looks better. Cavolo nero really is a superfood. It’s high in vitamin C and A, omega-3 for brain health and has more calcium than milk. It does pack a strong dose of calcium, vitamins A, B (to the B vitamin known to stimulate cell repair, C and K, omega-3 fatty acids, fibre as well as other nutrients and minerals.