This smoothie is an exciting, colorful add on to your skincare routine. When looking for great skin, you can gulp down in a smoothie with high antioxidant content and vitamins. The extra dose of nutrients carries powerful potential for the skin, including brightening, regenerative, and clarifying effects.
Ingredients (for 1 person)
- 1 Cup Frozen Blueberries
- 1 Banana
- 1 Tbsp Almond Butter
- ½ Cup Milk (of your choice)
- 1 Tsp Chia Seeds
Blend the banana, frozen blueberries, almond butter, chia seeds and milk until smooth.
You can use the milk of your choice. We used organic 2% reduced fat milk but you can also use a vegetable milk such as oat milk, almond milk...
Blueberries: High in antioxidants, which are natural compounds that help fight cell-damaging free radicals. In particular, they’re high in plant compounds known as anthocyanins, which have strong antioxidant properties.
Banana: In bananas, potassium and manganese are found in abundance, which are essential elements for making our skin soft and healthy. Manganese helps in increasing the amount of collagen in human skin. Collagen is a type of protein produced by the skin cells and helps in softening the skin and removes aging signs on the face.
Almond Butter: Contains a healthy dose of Omega-6 fatty acids, which the body uses to make eicosanoids. Eicosanoids have been shown to reduce the incidence of eczema, psoriasis, acne and other inflammatory skin conditions.
Chia Seeds: Chia seeds are rich in the omega-3 fatty acid ALA and omega-6 fatty acid linoleic acid. These two healthy fats have been shown to help restore the skin's moisture barrier, especially in those with dry skin conditions, such as atopic dermatitis and psoriasis.