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5 Smoothies for Perfect Skin

THE CLEAR SKIN SMOOTHIE

 

This smoothie, created by Koff, uses a protein powder made from hemp seeds, which is a balanced source of skin-boosting omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. The dandelion greens are great for the liver, helping to detox the body and skin; the avocado and raw cacao powder contain a powerful mix of antioxidants, which help clear the complexion and get skin glowing; and the coconut water is loaded with potassium, which helps skin cells get the water they need to stay (and look) hydrated.

 

 

Blend …
1 scoop of hemp protein (Koff likes Manitoba Harvest Hemp Pro 70)
1/2 cup organic blueberries
1/2 bunch dandelion greens (no stems)
11 oz coconut water
1/4 avocado
1 tablespoon raw cacao powder

MANGO YOGURT SMOOTHIE

Boyer also created this smoothie and says the frozen mango gives it its sweetness and smooth texture and adds skin-boosting vitamins B6, C, and E. Plus, the omega-3s in the fish oil help to regulate oil production, says Koff, which boosts hydration, helps prevent acne, and staves offwrinkles.

Blend …
1 tbsp fish oil
1⁄2 cup plain, low-fat, organic yogurt
1⁄2 cup frozen mango chunks
1⁄2 cup orange juice
1⁄2 cup ice cubes
1 fresh mint leaf (optional)

VERY BERRY DETOX SMOOTHIE

The powerful blend of antioxidants in this smoothie (also created by Boyer) helps cleanse your liver, which processes the toxins that could be contributing to your skin woes, says Koff. Bonus: It’s a great way to sneak in some bitter-tasting greens, because the berry flavor overpowers the taste of the veggies.

Blend …
1 tbsp fish oil
1⁄4 cup frozen strawberries
1⁄4 cup frozen blueberries
1⁄4 cup frozen raspberries
1⁄4 cup frozen banana
1⁄4 cup chopped kale leaves
1 cup filtered water

NONI COLADA

Coconut water kefir is another great non-dairy smoothie ingredient, and it’s loaded with probiotics — the “good” bacteria that help keep our digestion running smoothly (and our skin clear as a result). The pineapple in this recipe, created by raw vegan chef Jason Andrew Wrobel, also acts as an anti-inflammatory agent, helping to calm puffy, irritated skin.

Blend …
10 oz coconut water kefir
Handful ice cubes
4 oz frozen pineapple chunks
1 tsp dried noni fruit powder
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
Pinch of sea salt
Sweetener to taste (half dropper-full of vanilla stevia is great)

GREEN TEA COOLER

Created by Mary Kennedy, M.S., a nutrition and wellness professional who works for Stonyfield Farm, this smoothie combines two powerful skin foods: organic yogurt and green tea. The yogurt is loaded with live active cultures that provide the gut with beneficial bacteria, which helps digestion (the better your digestive tract runs, the better your skin will look); mint and honey also help fend off “bad” bacteria, and the green tea is loaded with anti-aging antioxidants.

Blend …
1 cup Stonyfield organic fat-free key lime yogurt
1 cup prepared green tea, cooled
1/2 cup loosely packed mint, chopped
Juice and zest of 2 limes
1 tsp honey
2 cups ice cubes

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Comments

  1. I love this beauty topic. I’ll be trying some of these smoothies out. They look good so hopefully they’ll taste good 🙂

  2. I really want to try the green cooler tea.

  3. Shit if I try the first smoothie option I wont have to use proactive!!!

  4. I tried the green tea smoothie and I loved it!!!

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