Everyone yearns for clear skin without having to rely on tons of products just like they’ve walked out of a skincare commercial. Unfortunately, it’s not possible, so we try any product that claims to help us get a flawless complexion. Even though wearing sunscreen daily and regularly moisturizing and exfoliating is an important part of our skincare regimens many of us often forget how diet can affect the skin. Certain foods contain antioxidants, vitamins, and other essential nutrients that help to keep the skin clear. Take a look at the infographic below to know about the important role vitamins play in skin health.
Making a conscious change in your diet may be difficult, but if you want to improve how your skin looks, you have to stop making excuses. A simple way to supercharge your body and give it the nutrients it thrives on is through smoothies. Smoothies are a very popular trend these days because of their high nutritional value. They are a perfect way to detoxify your body and to add a healthy habit to your routine. Plus, they are so easy to prepare that you don’t have to miss breakfast when you’re on the go.
Benefits of drinking smoothies:
• They strengthen your immune system
• You get your daily recommended intake of fruits and vegetables
• They are easy to make, and kids love them
• They improve digestion
• They cut down food cravings and promote weight loss
• They give your digestive system a detoxifying effect
Here are some recipes that will help heal your skin and keep it healthy. Start your day with any one of these delicious smoothies and you’ll glow from the inside out.
1. Green Smoothie
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This enzyme-rich green smoothie is packed with antioxidants that will give you smooth and wrinkle-free skin. Plus, kale is a major source of Vitamin A, C, and E that promotes new cell growth, improves complexion, and fixes your skin from common problems.
• 1 medium sized cucumber
• 2 large leaves of kale
• 1 pear
• 2-3 celery ribs
• Juice of 1 lime
• ½ cup of pineapple juice
• Add all the ingredients in a blender and mash. If the mixture is too thick, you can add some water or pineapple juice.
2. Spinach Power Smoothie
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This smoothie has a combination of spinach, banana, and blueberries that are a rich source of Vitamin E and C as well as antioxidants that can perk up your mornings with a fresh start.
• 1 cup of almond milk
• 2 handfuls of spinach
• 1/2 piece of a small banana
• 50 grams blueberries
• 1 tablespoon Soy yogurt
• Add all of the above ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
3. Beetroot Smoothie
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Beetroots are loaded with vitamins and minerals that help to clean your liver and blood. Plus the addition of spinach, apples, bananas, and citrus will rev up your body with a whole lot of goodness.
• 1 handful of spinach
• 1/4 cup of peeled beetroot
• 1 medium sized apple
• 1/2 banana
• 1 cm piece of ginger
• Juice of 1 small lemon
• 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
• 2 cups of water
• Add all the ingredients into a blender and blend until you get a smooth, creamy consistency.
4. Antioxidant Smoothie
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This smoothie is full of antioxidants, healthy fats, and specific nutrients that treat skin conditions such as acne, eczema, and other forms of skin inflammation. If you don’t have all the ingredients to prepare this smoothie, don’t worry. Even a few of them blended together will make an effective smoothie.
• 1 small avocado
• 2 kiwifruit
• 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
• 1 small cucumber
• 1 small carrot
• 2 branches of parsley
• 1 teaspoon of ground flaxseed
• 1 teaspoon of amla powder
• Coconut water to make into a desirable consistency
•Soak the parsley, cucumber, and carrot in hot water and wash them well.
•Chop the cucumber and carrot and add them to a blender along with the parsley.
•Scoop out the kiwifruit and avocado and add to the blender.
• Add the remaining ingredients and start blending.
5. Purple Smoothie
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The vegetables in this smoothie are packed with Vitamin C, which is required for collagen production and to fight damaging free radicals. Also, it removes unwanted waste and toxins out of your body. This article on the best Vitamin C serums from Fix Your Skin has more information on the benefits of Vitamin C.
• 1/2 cup grated red cabbage
• 1/2 cup blueberries
• 1/2 cup soy milk
•Add all the ingredients in a blender and blend for 1 minute. If the smoothie is too thick add some more soy milk.
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