If you want glowing skin this summer, this smoothie will help get you on track! As I’ve said in my previous post, beautiful skin starts from the inside. This delicious smoothie is full of goodness and will super charge your body with antioxidants, protein, good fats and fiber which will help make your skin glow!
Now that the weather is warmer I have been loving smoothies for breakfast! They are so simple and quick to make, and you can pack all sorts of goodies in them.
What’s great about it:
Berries: Are high in antioxidants which can help slow the aging process down by preventing oxidation. Berries are also rich in vitamin C, which help with skin collagen production, this helps to improve the firmness and elasticity of your skin.
Banana: Contain significant amounts of vitamin C and B6 which play a vital role in maintaining the integrity and elasticity of the skin. They are a good source of potassium which is important for nerve and cardiovascular function, regulating the transfer of nutrients into cells and facilitating muscle energy. They are also a good source of antioxidants and manganese.
Avocado: Packed with antioxidants like vitamin C, E, alpha carotene, beta carotene, lutein and more. This creamy fruit is also a great source of fiber, and contains healthy fats which help to lock in moisture.
Spinach: Rich in antioxidants, specifically lutein which is important for eye health and will make your eyes sparkle. It’s also loaded with B vitamins, vitamin C, E, potassium, iron, calcium and magnesium.
Flaxseeds: One of the richest sources of omega-3 fatty acids and is a potent anti-inflammatory food source. This essential fatty acid helps keep skin hydrated.
Protein: A key nutrient for ageless beautiful skin! Skin hair and nails are all made up of proteins so it’s vital to include protein into your diet in order to maintain beautiful skin, hair and nails.
Water: A key ingredient for beautiful skin. If your skin is not getting sufficient amount of water, the lack of hydration will present itself by turning your skin dry, tight and flaky.
• 1 cup blueberries
• 1/2 banana
• 1/2 avocado
• 1 large handful of spinach
• 2 tablespoons flaxseeds
• 1 scoop strawberry or vanilla protein (I use nuzest)
• 1.5 cups water (OR 1 cup coconut water 1/2 cup water)
1. Combined all ingredients into a blender and blend together until smooth. Pour into a large glass jar and enjoy!
Recipe by Natalie Brady, from Natalie Brady Nutrition ©