Who doesn’t want glowing skin that’s radiating with health? This detoxifying sunshine smoothie packs in vitamins, minerals, and powerful antioxidants to help your skin shine with good health – proof that what you put in your body is just as important as what you put on it.
What you eat plays a huge role in how your skin (and the rest of you, too) looks.
This recipe includes nutrients that not only benefit your skin’s health, but also your entire body.
Glowing Skin Smoothie – The Ingredients
Ginger is your health ally, especially if your skin suffers from puffiness or redness.
It’s one of the best anti-inflammatories on the planet, and is also full of antioxidants which further protect your cells from inflammation. Ginger offers anti-aging benefits if taken either orally and topically, helping to improve elasticity and skin tone (3).
You can use fresh ginger or organic ground root with the same health benefits.
Bee pollen is a naturally nutrient-dense “skin food” that can help with the tone and moisture content of your skin, boosting its appearance.
It also can help improve circulation and it stimulate the growth of new skin tissues (4). If you’re after younger-looking, glowing skin, bee pollen should definitely be part of your arsenal.
Coconut water forms a tasty base for this smoothie, thanks to its numerous health benefits. Studies show that it might be helpful in lowering blood sugar and blood pressure levels, help beat kidney stones, and more (5).
It also hydrates your skin, firms it up, and adds to that natural glow.
Pineapple is also a great choice when it comes to maintaining glowing skin. It’s full of skin-friendly nutrients, and is especially good if you have sensitive or inflamed skin.
The vitamin C in pineapple has healing properties, and the vitamin A reduces inflammation and is anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. It hydrates your skin, and its antioxidants get rid of toxins that damage your cells (6).
And it tastes so good, you will just want more of it.
Blend this sweet smoothie up for great skin. And if you’re looking for even more nutrient-packed smoothie ideas, try this Power Green Detox Smoothie with Ginger and Pear.
(You may also like: Green Apple and Chia Seed Colon Detox Smoothie)
- ½ cup pineapple cubes, fresh or frozen
- 1 banana
- ½ cup coconut water
- 2 tsp ginger powder or 1 inch ginger knob, peeled and grated
- 2 tsp organic bee pollen
- 1 tsp turmeric powder
- Pinch cayenne pepper
- Blend all the ingredients until smooth and drink straight away.
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