Sunday, April 10, 2016

5 Anti-Aging Smoothies That Help Give You That Youthful Look





Green Smoothies are one of the best foods you can prepare for your skin and overall wellness.  Green Smoothies are full of minerals, vitamins and paired with different super foods that can help with preventing chronic disease, cancer, obesity, and much more.

Here are a few more benefits of drinking Green Smoothies.
·        Natural Weight Loss
·        Increased Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables
·        Easier Digestibility and Nutrient Assimilation
·        Antioxidants
·        Increased Energy
·        Mental Clarity and Focus
·        Increased Fiber Intake
·        Clearer Skin
·        Reduce Cravings
·        Rich with Chlorophyll

The following smoothies are great for healthy skin.  Some of these smoothies have ingredients that can help deal with specific skin care issues.   Here are some great ingredients that are included in some of the smoothies below that are especially great for your skin. 

Kale – helps protect your skin from oxidation stress and can help to clear up wrinkles.
Coconut – Provides a healthy dose of Vitamin E oil which is important for skin repair and regrowth.  It is a great moisturizer and contains many vital minerals that is important for you skin
Avocado – Contains vitamins C, K, and E all are great for the skin and have antioxidant properties.  These vitamins are also good for reducing inflammation
Berries – Any kind of berry is excellent for your skin.  They have vitamin C but also helps with producing collagen for the skin which is very important when it comes to slowing the aging process for your skin.
Hemp Seed – is a great protein but also provides great sources of Omega-3 and Omega-6
Mango – is great hydration for the skin and can help with pimples and acne breakouts



Chia Beauty Smoothie
1 peeled and pitted orange
1 medium banana
 ½ cup of blueberries – you can use fresh or frozen
 ½ cup of plain fat-free yogurt
 ¼ cup of strawberries – fresh or frozen
 2 tablespoons of chia seeds
 1 tablespoon of agave nectar

Glowing Skin Smoothie
1 head romaine lettuce
½ cup cold water
 cups spinach
 3 stalks celery
 ½ cup cilantro
 1 cucumber
 1 medium sized apple
 About 4 ice cubes
 *raw almonds 

 

Pineapple/Mango Avocado Smoothie:
1 C water
1/2 medium ripe avocado, peeled & pitted
2 C spinach
2 C frozen pineapple chunks
1 C fresh mango
1 to 2 Tbsp honey or agave, or to taste




Banana and Hemp Seed Smoothie
3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (Almond Breeze)
1 pitted date
1 tbsp raw shelled hemp seeds (or seeds of your choice)
1/2 ripe medium banana
1/2 tbsp chia seeds
 3/4 cup baby kale (or spinach)
1 cup ice


Wrinkle Fighting Smoothie
1 ½ cups cold coconut water
2 cups (lightly packed) kale, roughly chopped
2 cups frozen wild blueberries
1 orange, peeled and cut in half
1 tablespoon flax seeds

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