As a wise warrior once said: winter is coming. While you may not have to worry about White Walkers during the cooler weather, the drop in temperature can wreak havoc with your complexion. But don’t fear! We’ve created the ultimate beauty-boosting smoothie recipe, which is jam-packed with ingredients that nourish your skin from the inside, out. Bonus: most of the ingredients are probably already in your kitchen, so what are you waiting for?
Beauty-Boosting Smoothie Recipe
1 cup spinach, washed
Why you need it: Loaded with antioxidants, spinach can help reduce the onset of wrinkles (um yes, please!). It also helps strengthen skin tissue and possesses anti-inflammatory properties, which flush out toxins, leaving you with clear, glowing skin.
1 cup strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, washed
Why you need it: The natural plant pigments (also known as polyphenols, flavonoids, anthocyanins and tannins) that give berries their vibrant colours, also make your skin look vibrant too. On top of that, berries are packed with vitamin C, another antioxidant crucial for collagen production.
1 very ripe banana
Why you need it: The humble banana, also known as nature’s fountain of youth, contains vital nutrients that not only help fade age spots but also prevent fine lines and wrinkles from forming.
1 cup coconut water
Why you need it: Coconut water is widely lauded as the secret to making your skin look younger and more vibrant, as it aids in cleansing toxins naturally and erases any harmful toxic build up.
Why you need it: Last but not least, Vida Glow’s Beauty Blend is rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fatty acids, proteins and probiotics, which keep your skin glowing all day long. And who doesn’t want that?
Peel and slice the banana. Place into a zip lock bag and freeze overnight.
Once frozen, remove and place in blender with remaining ingredients.
Blend on high speed until smoothie is thick and creamy.