(Smoothies are one of the healthiest options for achieving a great skin)
The pursuit of glowing, clear skin is always urgent, especially if summer is around the corner. But, irrespective of what season it is, we all want to be the best version of ourselves.
Desperate times need desperate measures? Not always. You can bid adieu to expensive facial treatments, and harmful detox cleanses with just your blender and natural ingredients.
Here, we have devised a list of smoothies that are guaranteed to Fix Your Skin:
- Fruit Fusion
Fruit Fusion is a supercharged smoothie that gives you bright and radiant skin through the goodness of fresh fruits. It is filled with vitamins E and C which are essential for glowing skin. The smoothie is also rich in antioxidants with anti-aging properties. The zinc present in the smoothie can combat inflammation, clogged pores, and rashes.
Coconut milk, papaya, frozen pineapples, banana, hemp powder, ripe avocado and grounded flaxseed are the primary ingredients. The selenium content in flaxseed is said to have cancer-fighting properties.
Blend the following to enjoy tasty and healthy fruit fusion.
One cup coconut milk
Half a cup of Ripe Avocado (peeled)
Half a cup of papaya
Half a cup of frozen pineapples
One small banana
One tablespoon of grounded flaxseed
Two scoops of hemp powder
Add ice as desired
- All Green Smoothie
If you believe that a weekend of binge drinking and eating have destroyed your outside and inside, then this detox smoothie is what you are looking for. It includes lettuce, parsley, bananas and apples. This combination is on target and will be of great help in cleansing you all over.
This smoothie is very filling and can even serve as a replacement meal, notably for dinner. If you want a more enriched tropical flavor, add frozen pineapple cubes.
The following recipe can serve one person as a meal replacement and two people as a part of the meal.
One cup of water
A handful of baby kale
A couple of parsley sprigs
Four romaine lettuce leaves
One small lemon
One small banana
One small apple (Fuji apple is recommended)
Two tablespoons of ground flax seeds
Five ice cubes
1/2 – 1″ cucumber
1/16 teaspoon of stevia
- Chocolate-Cherry Smoothie
All of us love smoothies with chocolate in it. This smoothie fights fine lines and improves your skin’s glow. Flavonoids in dark chocolate are natural antioxidants and can help in making your skin softer and smoother. It also helps in protecting you from UV damage and sunburn.
They also improve the blood flow to your skin. The main ingredients are Greek yogurt, cocoa powder, milk, sweet cherries, ripe banana, and spinach. This smoothie won’t makes you feel guilty of consuming chocolate as you can reap its benefits.
Blend the following to make the delicious chocolate-cherry smoothie
Half a cup of frozen and sweet cherries
Eight tablespoons of Greek yogurt
One tablespoon cocoa powder
Quarter a cup of milk
Half a cup of sliced ripe banana
Half a cup of spinach
- Clear Skin Smoothie
Coconut water, avocado, frozen blueberries, spinach leaves, hemp (pea based protein) and spirulina powder are the primary ingredients of this recipe. Blend all these nutrients together for skin with a radiant glow.
Avocado is proven to enhance complexions of dull, dry skin inside out. It helps in building membranes of skin cells as well. Spirulina powder gives your skin a look which is youthful, and Vitamin K present in spinach can assist in improving your complexion. Coconut water can help in combating acne as well. If your skin is prone to acne, 10 best foundations for acne prone skin can be of great help.
One scoop of hemp protein
Half a cup blueberries (organic)
Half a cup of dandelion greens without stems
10 ounces coconut water
Quarter of an avocado
One tablespoon cacao powder (raw)
- Glowing Skin Coconut Water Smoothie
This recipe is the one you would want to share with your friend on a summer day. It includes chilled coconut water, strawberries, organic baby carrots, mango chunks and peeled navel orange. The orange and mango together contain vitamin A, B, C, E and K. It also makes sure that you need not add any artificial sweeteners to the smoothies. Strawberries can help in boosting collagen in your skin, and carrots contain antioxidants with anti-aging properties.
One cup Coconut Water (chilled)
One cup Baby Carrots (Organic)
One cup Strawberries (fresh)
One Navel Orange (peeled)
One cup Mango Chunks (fresh)
- Banana Almond Flax Seed Smoothie
Even though this recipe can be called a smoothie or a milkshake; it is the best way to achieve that ever glowing complexion you are craving for. Chopped bananas, almond butter, flax seeds, milk, a drizzle of honey and a drop of the almond extract are the ingredients for this perfect recipe.
Flaxseeds are proven to combat inflammation, redness, irritations and also moisturizes the skin from within. Almonds are packed with omega 3 fatty acids as well. It also contains proteins and vitamins that can free the body of harmful toxins and also protect skin damage.
Blend the following together to enjoy the delicious banana almond flax seed smoothie
One medium sized frozen banana
Half a cup of almond milk or yogurt
One tablespoon of almond butter
Two tablespoons of flax seed
A drizzle of maple syrup or honey
A tiny drop of vanilla extract or almond extract
- Orange Creamsicle Smoothie
Many consume a sugar filled dessert at the end of a heavy meal. But, what if you have an alternative that is healthy and will give you ever glowing skin? Orange Creamsicle Smoothie is the answer.
Hemp milk, vanilla flavored hemp protein powder, peeled and sliced oranges and avocado are the main ingredients of this smoothie. Oranges are rich in Vitamin C, hemp is rich in protein and avocado is packed with healthy fats. All these factors can improve your skin’s texture massively.
One cup hemp milk
Two tablespoons vanilla-flavored hemp protein powder
One orange (sliced)
Half of an avocado (sliced)
- Berry Goodness Smoothie
There is a high probability that you are overwhelmed by this organic jam packed smoothie. It contains ingredients like almond milk, goji berries, strawberries, blueberries, bananas and hemp powder. Once it is in the blender, be ready to welcome all the goodness.
One cup of frozen mixed berries
One cup almond milk
Two scoops of hemp powder
Half cup fresh spinach
One tablespoon of grounded flaxseed
Ice as required
- Green Tea Cooler
This healthy smoothie is a combination of two powerful skin beneficial foods – Green tea and Organic Yogurt. Yogurt can be beneficial for the gut as it can help the good bacterias thrive. The better your digestion tract is, the better your skin is.
Honey and mint can also assist in killing harmful bacteria. While, green tea is filled with antioxidants that can fight signs of aging. Key lime yogurt, green tea, chopped mint, lime juice, and honey are the key ingredients.
One cup fat-free key lime yogurt
One cup green cooled tea
Half a cup loosely packed mint, chopped
Juice of 2 limes
One teaspoon honey
Two cups ice cubes
- Coconut-Pear-Hemp Smoothie
One thing that people who are lactose intolerant are missing is how good dairy products taste in a smoothie or a milkshake. Well, your prayers have been answered.
Here, we bring you a smoothie that contains hemp milk, which is one of the best alternatives for dairy products. Hemp milk, coconut water, vanilla protein powder, coconut extract, one pear and a handful of kale are the ingredients waiting to in the blender.
Blend the following to get Coconut-Pear-hemp Smoothie
Half cup hemp milk
Half cup coconut water or coconut milk
Two tablespoons vanilla protein powder
One peeled and cored pear
Handful of Kale or Spinach
One cup ice
You can add coconut extract if you want a more coconut enriched flavor
Hardworking nutrients and antioxidants are the foundations of smoothies listed above. As you know, foods rich in vitamins and essential nutrients are pivotal in nourishing your skin. If you want to compose a diet rich in vitamins, the following infographic is sure to help.
So from next time, when you think of quenching your thirst swap your diet soda or coffee with these smoothies that can benefit your skin and keep you healthy in overall. It’s time to look good on the outside and feel good inside.