Cold, refreshing, packed with anti-aging nutrients, and so easy to make — can we love these delicious fruit smoothies any more? Sit back, sip, and enjoy.
You Glow Mango Smoothie
Mango is rich in carotenoids, antioxidants that help neutralize fix from sun exposure and pollution. Avocado is the healthiest way to get omega 3 fatty acids, which helps your skin stay moist and hydrated. Bonus: with all the Vitamin C in this shake, you’re less likely to pick up a cold!
¼ c mango cubes
¼ c mashed ripe avocado
½ c mango juice
¼ c fat-free vanilla yogurt
1 Tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
1 Tbsp sugar
6 ice cubes
Make Merry Berry Smoothie
Work hard, play hard, then detox with this powerful blend of antioxidants. The frozen berries help hide the taste of veggies, and cleanse your liver of the traces of last weekend’s margaritas. You’ll feel lighter, and your skin will look healthier too. Toxins can make skin dull and dry, and worsen acne and other skin problems.
1/4 cup frozen strawberries
1/4 cup frozen blueberries
1/4 cup frozen raspberries
1/4 cup frozen banana
1/4 cup chopped kale leaves
1 cup filtered water
Breakout Buster Smoothie
The vitamin K in the spinach helps improve your complexion — and don’t worry, you’ll barely taste it with the sweet goodness of avocado (which helps moisturize the skin after a drying anti-acne regimen) and antioxidant-rich blueberries. Spirulina powder, which evens out the skin tone, can help prevent those acne scars. And any smoothie benefits from unsweetened coconut water, which is incredibly hydrating.
1 cup unsweetened coconut water
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
Handful of spinach leaves
1/2 teaspoon spirulina powder
The ingredients help fight the effects of sun exposure. Flaxseed reduces redness and inflammation. Almonds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids which restore radiance. Bananas help restore your electrolyte balance after water loss.
1 medium to large frozen banana, chopped
1 spoonful of almond or peanut butter
2 spoonfuls of flaxseed
1/2 cup almond milk or yogurt or milk
Drop of almond extract
Crash diets will deprive your skin of vitamins! Here’s a healthier way to lose weight! The author of the Healthy Skin Diet shares this papaya smoothie recipe. You feel full and give you all the nutrients you need. Lose the pounds, not the glow!
1⁄2 cup pure apple juice (sugar- and preservative-free)
1⁄2 cup water
1 cup chopped papaya
1 frozen banana
1⁄2 lime, juiced (about 4 tsp/20 mL)
1⁄4 tsp grated gingerroot (optional)
1 tbsp each ground flax seeds or flaxseed oil and lecithin granules (GMO-free soy)