All recipes make one large smoothie which you could have with or instead of a meal. Simply place all the ingredients into a high power blender and blitz until smooth. Unlike juicing this will allow you to keep the fibrous content too.
If you find the flavours of kale or spinach a little too strong then give swiss chard a go as it has a light and earth flavour you may find more palatable. And Swiss chard is also high in contains vitamin K which helps you heal wounds and is important for bone health too. This often colourful vegetable is also rich in vitamin A to keep your eyes and skin glowing with health.
Walnuts are high in good fats which help improve the texture of our skin and also contain protein, needed for making new skin and hair cells. The apples are a source of copper, which helps skin produce melanin and protect against UV damage. Celery has a very high water content so it’s a great way to hydrate.
This smoothie is a perfect blend of sweet and spice. Pineapples are loaded with antioxidants, which fight free radicals in the body and help prevent cell damage while also reducing inflammation which in turn will prevent redness and puffiness. The cayenne pepper not only stops this being too sweet but also adds another antioxidant to help give your metabolism a boost and also increase detoxification. Seeds are incredible for skin as they contain so much Omega-3s and Vitamin E to reduce damage and replenish skin cells.
Avocados are great news for your skin. They are full of fatty acids which make amazing skin moisturisers. They also contain plenty of vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant which could help reduce UV damage to skin. With a healthy dose of potassium, lecithin, and many other nutrients that can nourish and moisturize the skin, it’s a fab fruit to include in your diet if you want to help your skin glow. If the flavour isn’t for you then this is a great way of including avocado in your diet without having to ‘taste’ it too much! The smooth, creamy texture helps make the more fibrous texture of the kale less jarring too. Cashews are high in copper, which helps rebuild collagen and elastin and the cucumber will help hydrate and clarify your skin.