We’re continuing June’s healthy skin theme with these colorful and invigorating smoothies. Flag Day is coming, so wave your foodie flag high! All of the body’s organs support each other — if everything is functioning at top form, your skin will show it! Toxins are released through the skin, which can indicate other issues within the body. Drink and eat healthfully and you’ll see results inside and out. In the unlikely event of leftovers, you could probably even apply your smoothie as a face masque!
Watermelon Cherry Mint
Somehow we managed to combine every iconic summer flavor into one delicious drinkable.Have you ever had cherry tomatoes with actual cherries? Pair these with watermelon and it’s a pretty red hydration bomb! Pomegranate is one of nature’s biggest sources of antioxidants, with more of the cancer and inflammation fighters than red wine or green tea. Pumpkin seeds are rich in iron, which helps regenerate skin and stimulate blood flow for that healthy glow.
Cantaloupe Chamomile Cleanse
Age-old remedy chamomile is soothing to the skin. The daisy-like plant reduces inflammation and can help you relax; stress is one of the biggest culprits of troubled skin! Chamomile is antibacterial, can help with allergies, and even rashes. Greens help cleanse the system with fiber and vitamin K. Hydrating cantaloupe and pear combine for a sweet, refreshing flavor. Cashews contain niacin, which can help with various skin conditions, including dermatitis.
Strawberry Banana Bread
Okay, this is a seriously delectable dessert! Sneak your greens into this tasty treat. Bananas help put the “smooth” in smoothie, and combine in a classic way with sweet strawberries. The summertime berries are chock-full of vitamin C, a surefire way to brighten skin. Eat fruits with vitamin C to help smooth skin and combat signs of aging. Oats are anti-inflammation superstars, and almond milk and walnuts provide the skin-plumping good fats!
Apple Carrot Top Wake-Up
Use the whole carrot, bunny! Different parts of the vegetable have different nutrients. Did you know that carrot greens have six times the vitamin C content of the root? Combine super hydrating cucumber and apple with the green power of spirulina. The bright green supplement is rich in calcium and energy-enhancing chlorophyll. The dynamic duo of lime and cilantro blend to keep this smoothie from being too syrupy sweet.
Carrot Orange Creamsicle
Orange you glad we created this smoothie? Ataulfo mango is also known as "honey" "baby" or "Champagne" mango. As the names imply, this smaller variety of the tropical fruit is sweet, soft, and non-stringy. Most ingredients in this smoothie contain skin-healthy vitamins C and A. Turmeric contains curcumin, a natural anti-inflammatory compound that can help reduce puffiness. The omegas in hemp seed provide even more anti-inflammatory oomph!
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