Happy Friday, all! First things first, I’d like to announce the winner of the Traditional Medicinals giveaway! Kira Corbett, of HealthAble Old Soul. Kira, just go to the “Contact” tab, shoot me an email, and I’ll put you in touch with TM to get your teas sent right away! And now, on to this week’s “What’s on your face?!” installment!
Ahh, the smoothie. It’s a breakfast, snack, vehicle for greens, and nutrient power drink all in one. I’ll be the first to admit that my smoothies aren’t always the prettiest of beverages, but I always love the way that they taste and of course the way they make me feel. I try to drink at least one green smoothie per day to make sure I’m getting my daily dose of greens and other goodies.
Sometimes getting a well rounded plant based diet can be tough in my world with changing work schedules, several small side jobs, and some recent traveling I’ve been doing. The smoothie offers the perfect way to consume healthful foods in a compact form, often while I’m walking or driving from one place to the other or while I’m doing my daily exercise. But what about smoothies for skin health? I’ve talked before in this series about making sure you get your greens and antioxidants for beautiful, healthy, glowing skin. This simple smoothie recipe offers the perfect icy cold green beverage to help you get all of your little greenies and beasties for good skin health.
Skin Care Smoothie
handful of kale
handful of spinach
1 cup plain plant milk based yogurt
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1 cup mixed berries (I use frozen blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries)
1 cup plant milk or orange juice
1/2 frozen banana
1 teaspoon chia seeds
Add ingredients to blender, process until smooth. Consume immediately.
If you’re using orange juice, I recommend watering it down slightly or else the smoothie is a bit too sweet for my taste. Unsweetened plant milk helps a bit with the sweetness factor and makes the greens stand out a bit. If you think the smoothie will be too bitter for you with both types of greens, omit the kale and just use the spinach as it has a much milder flavor and is a bit more palatable especially if you’re new to green smoothies or drinking raw veggies.
Enjoy, and happy skin health!