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4 Smoothie Recipes that Can Naturally Improve Your Skin and Hair

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Eating right makes a huge difference to how your skin looks and feels, as well as the texture, strength and growth of hair. Fresh fruits, veggies and nuts offer a huge range of benefits for skin and hair health, and putting them into a smoothie is the easiest way to make sure you get the nutrients you need. Bonus? Better hydration, too!

Here are 4 super-nutritious and delicious smoothie recipes that could give you the soft, shiny hair and glowing, youthful skin of your dreams:

  1. Turmeric-Pineapple Beauty Booster

Pineapple and mango are rich in vitamin C, which improves collagen production to help make skin and hair healthier. Turmeric can reduce inflammation, promote healing and prevent skin problems, along with additional benefits for immunity and pain relief, while kale is packed with the antioxidants and minerals that your skin loves!

INGREDIENTS

2 cups coconut water

3 cups kale

½ cup cilantro

1 cups pineapple (chopped)

2 cup mango (chopped)

Juice of ½ lemon

½ teaspoon turmeric powder

PREPARATION

Pour the coconut water, kale and cilantro in a blender and process until smooth. Add the turmeric, lemon juice, pineapple and mango, and blend again. Serve fresh or pour into smoothie bottles if you’re preparing healthy drinks for later.

  1. Tropical Fruit and Spinach Surprise

Papaya and orange add a lovely flavor and color to this green smoothie, but they are also loaded with anti-aging nutrients such as vitamin C, vitamin A and beta-carotene. Antioxidant-rich spinach leaves have detoxifying benefits for your hair and skin, and this smoothie improves blood circulation in your scalp as well.

INGREDIENTS

2 cups coconut water

2 cups spinach or kale

1 orange

1 cup papaya

1 cup frozen strawberries

PREPARATION

Pour the coconut water and spinach leaves into a blender and process until smooth. Add papaya, strawberries and oranges and blend again. Serve fresh, since the texture of papaya can change and turn your smoothie into a congealed mess after a while!

  1. Biotin-Rich Fruit Punch

Along with a delicious combination of nutty and fruity flavors, this recipe delivers a whopping dose of biotin. Also known as vitamin B7 or H, this is one of the most important nutrients for skin, hair and nail health. Biotin is commonly found in nuts and fruits, along with other vitamins, minerals and healthy fats.

INGREDIENTS

1 cup coconut water

1 frozen banana

1 cup frozen strawberries

5 walnuts

PREPARATION

Layer all the ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Serve right away, or store in a smoothie container if you’re preparing healthy drinks for later consumption.

  1. Protein Power Green Smoothie

Kale contains high amounts of collagen-boosting vitamin C for improved skin health and vitamin A for better hair growth, as well as other essential nutrients and dietary fiber. The green superfood is paired with biotin-rich banana and protein-rich peanut butter, for a simple and yummy smoothie that’s a nutritional powerhouse.

INGREDIENTS

2 cups almond milk

2 cups kale or spinach

1 frozen banana

1 cup frozen blueberries

1 tablespoon natural almond butter

3 ice cubes

PREPARATION

Layer all the ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Serve fresh or store in smoothie bottles to enjoy it later.

If you want to make large batches of these smoothies and store them for later, use a vacuum sealed or air tight smoothie storage solution that removes air from the container. This helps to keep the all the smoothies ingredients fresh and preserve their nutrients for longer time. If you try these recipes, let us know what you think!

Author Bio:

Nora White is the digital marketing manager for SANS. She has been an advocate of a healthy lifestyle for over 2 decades and loves to keep herself updated with the latest in clean eating and green living. When not at work, you can find her at a hot yoga class or writing to educate and help her readers come one step closer to a healthier lifestyle. In her free time, she loves to travel with her husband and two boys, and hike with friends.

 

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