5 easy smoothie recipes for glowing skin

5 easy smoothie recipes for glowing skin

Green, purple, yellow, orange or blue? Which smoothie will you opt for? Smoothies are the food of the millennials and for good reason. These power-packed drinks can provide a burst of nutrients that support overall health and help your skin to keep glowing. 

Remember you can always pour the contents of your supplement capsule into your smoothie and it will not impact the efficacy. Perfect for people who do not like swallowing pills.

Our registered nutritionists at DR.VEGAN® are sharing their top smoothie picks...

Irish sea moss and almond smoothie

Ingredients: 

  • 2 table spoons Irish sea moss gel 
  • 1 tablespoon of unsalted almond butter 
  • 4 finely chopped figs 
  • 1 medium banana 
  • 1 cup non-dairy milk 

Method 

Blend all ingredients together and enjoy. Simple!

Why is our Irish sea moss and almond smoothie so good?

Irish sea moss is a nutrient-rich seaweed that provides many minerals that help your skin to grow, including zinc, magnesium, iodine and gut and skin-friendly fibre. 

Almonds are rich in Vitamin E which helps to protect the skin from environmental damage, including damage from the sun’s rays. Almonds also provide protein which is needed to keep blood sugar levels stable and inflammation of the skin at bay. 

Figs are an excellent source of Vitamin A and Vitamin C, both are which are needed for the skin. Vitamin C helps to build collagen and vitamin A encourages normal skin cell turnover. 

Bananas are an excellent source of pre-biotic fibre. That is the fibre that feeds the good bacteria in your gut. These probiotics produce substances called short-chain fatty which are absorbed and are beneficial for the moisturisation of the skin.  

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Aloe vera, coconut and kiwi smoothie

Ingredients:

¼ cup aloe vera gel 

1 banana 

2 kiwis skinned 

1 ½ cups coconut water 

Method 

Blend all ingredients together and enjoy.  

Why is our Aloe vera, coconut and kiwi smoothie so good?

Aloe is excellent for the gut and skin. It feeds the microbiome in your gut and soothes any inflammation. Coconut water is also super hydrating to the whole body and will help you maintain skin hydration levels. Kiwis are an excellent source of Vitamin C that keeps the collagen in your skin functioning properly, helping to prevent the formation of wrinkles. Kiwis also provide Vitamin K which helps to strengthen the blood vessels and prevent the appearance of dark circles around the eyes.  

Green tea, blueberry and chia smoothie

Ingredients 

1 ½ cup cooled green tea

¼ cup fresh or frozen blueberries

2 tablespoons chia seeds soaked in dairy free milk over night 

1 medium banana

Method 

Blend all ingredients together and enjoy. 

Why is our green tea, blueberry and chia smoothie so good?

Green tea is packed full of skin supporting antioxidants. Antioxidants protect the skin from environmental damage such as pollution and the suns radiation. It is a key ingredient with Skin Saviour® our supplement for clear and glowing skin.

Blueberries contain a colouring called proanthocyanins which also have antioxidant properties and are particularly good at protecting the skin from the sun and supporting the collagen in the skin. 

Chia seeds are an excellent source of omega-3 fats which are used by the skin cells for flexibility and moisturisation. Omega 3 also has anti-inflammatory properties and may help to reduce redness of the skin.  

Butternut squash, cinnamon and cashew smoothie

Ingredients 

½ cup of cooked and pureed butternut squash

1 medium banana 

½ cup soya yoghurt 

1 tbsp cashew nut butter 

½ tsp ground cinnamon

1/8 tsp ground cardamon 

1/8 tsp ground ginger 

1/8 tsp allspice 

Method 

Blend all ingredients together and enjoy. 

Why is our butternut squash smoothie recipe so good?

Butternut squash is an excellent source of beta carotene which converts into vitamin A in the body. Vitamin A is necessary for skin cells and encourages a normal turnover of skin cells. Bata carotene also has antioxidant properties and gives your skin a healthy colour. 

Cinnamon helps to keep blood sugar levels stable and reduces the formation of something called glycosylated end products – which are very ageing to the skin. 

Cashews contain zinc which may help to fight some types of acne. Zinc balances hormones levels and is needed for a healthy turn over of skin cells.  

GlucoBalance™ helps protect against highs and lows of blood sugar, supporting healthy, balanced short and long-term blood glucose levels and glucose metabolism.

Cucumber, pineapple and mint smoothie

Ingredients 

½ cup sliced cucumber 

½ cup diced pineapple 

1 medium banana 

1 cup coconut water

¼ cup coconut milk 

6 fresh leaves peppermint 

Method 

Blend all ingredients together and enjoy. 

Why is our cucumber, pineapple and mint smoothie so good?

Cucumber is a good source of vitamin E which is needed for skin moisturisation and for protection from the sun. 

Pineapple contains the enzyme bromelain which may provide anti-inflammatory benefits to the body, including the skin. Pineapple is also rich in vitamin C which promotes collagen production and helping to keep wrinkles away. Learn the truth about collagen from nutritionists, it may surprise you.

Peppermint leaves have natural anti-inflammatory properties are may be helpful for anyone with excess redness on the skin as well as giving this smoothie a refreshing taste. 

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