What you eat can significantly affect your skin health. As we age our skin gets thinner, less elastic and more prone to fine lines and wrinkles but by including the right foods in your diet and getting enough essential nutrients you really can nourish from within.
Isabella, our in-house super foods expert has prepared a smoothie using foods that are especially good for your skin. The ingredients in this delicious refreshing smoothie pack a strong punch to keep your skin healthy, strong, and attractive.
Serves: 2 People
This glowing skin smoothie is low in sugar and high in fibre, energy boosting and delicious and it is made from ingredients known to keep skin healthy. In fact, you could probably use this smoothie on your face as a beauty treatment!
There are so many foods that can help you radiate bright and glowing skin, these are the ones that I use…
● ¼ avocado pitted and peeled
● ½ cup chopped pineapple ( I have mine frozen but fresh works too)
● ½ cup chopped mango ( frozen or fresh)
● 2 cups spinach or kale or both!
● ½ cup of plain coconut water
● Chopped walnuts for topping
● 2 tbsp organic chia seeds
Place all the ingredients except the walnuts and chia seeds into a blender and blend until completely smooth. Serve topped with the nuts and seeds.
Why your skin need these foods:
1. Avocados are full of healthy fats and offer nearly 20 vitamins and minerals, it is no secret that avocados are a key ingredient in making healthy dishes. Since avocados are high in fat, it’s best to eat them in the morning so your body can burn the calories throughout the day, that’s why this smoothie is perfect for breakfast.
2. Pineapples are known for their high content in vitamin C which is essential for the production of collagen, giving our skin its firmness and strength. So win-win!
3. Mangos are also rich in vitamin C and contain carotenoids, which help our skin glow helping give a rosy glow to dull looking skin.
4. Coconut water is known to be incredibly hydrating, bringing back that glow we all love. Hydration is such an important factor for that healthy luminosity and personally milk doesn’t help my skin so coconut water is my favourite.
6. Spinach, Kale are my favourite greens, they are nutrient dense and contain antioxidants which help to prevent and repair damage to body tissues, our skin included.
7. Walnuts are rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, and are a powerhouse in fighting inflammation.
Tip: Not a fan of the flavour? Add berries – strawberries, blueberries whatever you like. High in vitamin C, low in sugar, high in flavour and antioxidants, berries are super good for your skin.