How To Make A Smoothie For Glowing Skin

 

It’s important to remember that our skin is the body’s largest organ. What we put into our bodies will directly reflect in our skin. Your skin cells regenerate approximately every 27 days, and because of this, what you eat has a domino effect for your skin. Whether you are already a skin care junkie or just starting on your skin care journey, incorporating the correct foods into your diet should be an essential part of your routine. 

Just like how we approach skin care, we’re not about making it complicated. For us, a better life comes from simple, practical steps that will lead to a better you. If you are wanting to try a recipe that would take Martha Stewart to bat, by all means go for it. For those of you looking for a quick, simple recipe you can implement this week, we’ve got you covered.

If you want glowing skin that starts from within, it’s time to get your blender out. We’ve shared one of Pamela’s favorite smoothie recipes that’s full of the antioxidants you love. The best way to fight free radical damage is by both applying skin care high in antioxidants AND eating foods high in antioxidants. 

Antioxidant Smoothie Recipe:

-1 ½ cup frozen blueberries
-handful of spinach
-one cup strawberries
-one cup orange juice
-sliced kiwi

Bonus: protein powder of your choice

At a Glance Ingredient Benefits:

Blueberries:
A long known superfood, blueberries are pack full of antioxidants. They are great for your health and preventing aging. Along with that, just one serving gives you 25% of your daily requirement for Vitamin C.

Spinach:
Getting your greens doesn’t have to be hard. Just adding them into your smoothie in the morning is a quick fix for those of you that hate salads. Spinach also contains Vitamins C, K, and A, which are conveniently three of the most necessary vitamins for our overall health.

Strawberries:
A cup of strawberries is a cup full of healthy benefits. Rich in fiber and antioxidants, it will make your gut and skin happy. The anthocyanins present in strawberries protect the skin from oxidative stress, thereby slowing down aging. Since the anthocyanins act as antioxidants, they actually help promote the growth of new and healthy cells.

Orange Juice:
If you are new to The Better You Blog, you should know that Vitamin C is kind of our thing. It’s a vitamin that is great for your skin in particular, as it aids in collagen production. Oranges contain 45mg of Vitamin C. So switch out your dairy milk and add something with a little more zest.

Kiwi:
Kiwis are packed with flavor and packed with skin-friendly nutrients like vitamins C and E and antioxidants.In fact, one kiwi has over 100% of the recommended daily dose of vitamin C. But the kiwi isn’t done there, the polysaccharides are able to double collagen synthesis in the body, which is vital since collagen production decreases as we age. 

 

Drink up and enjoy! 

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