Glowing Skin Smoothie 6


Enjoy this delightful smoothie to help repair damaged skin and keep it glowing from the inside out.

  • The Omega 3s in the chia seeds and flaxseed are anti-inflammatory and help keep skin moisturized.
  • Strawberries are a good source of silica, a trace mineral needed to strengthen our bodies connective tissues, which includes our skin. They are also high in vitamin C, an antioxidant that helps reduce the damage of free radicals from excess sun exposure and environmental pollutants.
  • Pineapple is a great source of bromelian, a known anti-inflammatory that keeps skin bright and blemish free.
  • Coconut is high in lauric acid, medium-chain triglycerides and is a healthy mono saturated fat all which benefit the softness and elastin of your skin while keeping your waistline trim.
  • Spinach is full of antioxidants and is a great source of fiber to increase your body’s ability to eliminate unwanted toxins that can cause skin eruptions. It is also high in Vitamin E, an essential nutrient to fight antioxidants and reduce wrinkles.
  • Coconut water is nature’s electrolyte and body hydrating power house. Packed with potassium and high in electrolytes, it can help rehydrate dry, dull skin.
  • Ginger: Great source of zinc, which helps control oil production on the skin and helps reduce blemishes.
  • Collagen and Hyaluronic acid can help repair skin and improve regeneration.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1 thumbnail size fresh ginger root
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened coconut shredsimages-17
  • 2 cups frozen or fresh pineapple
  • 1 cup coconut water or plain water
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds or ground flax seed
  • 3 handfuls of fresh spinach (baby spinach works great!)
  • Optional: 1 scoop Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides  Beauty Greens or Beauty Water

DIRECTIONS

  1. Place coconut water into blender first.
  2. Add in all ingredients except the spinach and collagen/beauty greens.
  3. Blend until creamy.
  4. Add in spinach and Collagen Peptides/Beauty Greens/Beauty Water last and blend until smooth. 
  5. ENJOY!

 

 

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6 thoughts on “Glowing Skin Smoothie

  • Darlene Lalich

    I saw your interview this morning on “THE MORNING BLEND.” After the program, I went to your website and I have a few questions.

    In the recipe “Glowing Skin Smoothie” on the ingredients list, it says “1/2 coconut shreds.” Should this be 1/2 CUP of coconut shreds? Or is this to mean 1/2 of a whole coconut shredded?

    When you use coconut, are you adding fresh coconut, or coconut from a bag?
    Also, when you use spinach, is baby spinach OK to use, or do you use whole leaf spinach?

    • Maria

      Darlene,

      Thanks for watching! That was my mistake. It is supposed to be 1/2 cup dried coconut and yes from the bag is perfect. Just make sure it is unsweetened. I used baby spinach for this recipe! Hope you like it!

  • Darlene Lalich

    Dear Maria,

    Since my grandson has allergies, I have had to learn to cook differently. Along the way I have been learning more about good nutrition. I’ll send this recipe on to his Mom so that she can make it too. Thanks, Darlene

    • Maria

      Perfect! This is great because it doesn’t contain any dairy, gluten or soy which are very common allergens. I hope he enjoys it!

      • Georgia Sylke

        Hi Maria,
        Caught your piece this am on the Morning Bend. A smoothie recipe question – No banana is on the ingredient list but it is in the directions. Which one is correct?
        Thanks

        • Maria

          Georgia,

          It was my error! You can add a half of a banana to the smoothie if you would like. I prefer to have it without since there is already pineapple and strawberries in it. It really is a matter of preference!