Everyone wants gorgeous, radiant skin. Lotions and potions can help you get a beautiful complexion, but they’re mostly a quick fix. For a truly healthy glow, you need to be good to your body and feed it with all the vital nutrients it so desperately craves.
This green smoothie recipe for glowing skin is packed with powerful superfoods known for their beauty-boosting benefits.
Spinach is my all time favorite ingredient to add to green smoothies because it plays well with other flavors and it’s beyond healthy. Loaded with lutein, potassium, iron, magnesium, and a variety of vitamins, spinach and other dark leafy greens boast anti-aging properties and have been linked to skin repair and a clearer complexion.
Blueberries add a little sweetness to the smoothie and are rich with antioxidants, which are said to protect your skin from the damage of free radicals.
You don’t often find cooked sweet potatoes in smoothie recipes, and it’s a total shame. They contain beta-carotene, an antioxidant that fights the appearance of aging, as well as Vitamin C, which is thought to increase collagen production. Better still, sweet potatoes taste deliciously, well, sweet!
I also threw in a little of Barlean’s Essential Woman oil into the mix. It’s made with organic flaxseed and evening primrose oil. They’re potent ingredients that can nurture and moisturize from the inside out. Plus, the healthy omega-3 fatty acids possess healing qualities that can strengthen nails, encourage healthy hair growth, and give you supple, dewy skin.
All these ingredients combine to form one tasty and filling smoothie.
The Get Glowing Smoothie
Makes: 1 serving
1 cup almond milk
2 ice cubes
1/3 cup cooked sweet potato
1/3 cup blueberries
2 cups spinach (about 2 heaping handfuls)
1 tbsp Barlean’s Essential Woman oil
1 tsp cinnamon
1. Place all ingredients into a high-powered blender.
2. Blend until smooth.
3. Drink immediately.
Try out this recipe the next time you’re in the mood to rev up the blender. And don’t fear the sweet potato—it’s really delicious!
What are some of your go-to smoothie ingredients?