Want Radiant Skin: Smoothie on up

Green Smoothie

Smoothies are a favourite in my house, they are nutritious and filling and are great for breakfast or as a post yoga workout in the afternoon.

Smoothies are a complete food, are easy to digest and are a meal in themselves. They will give you a radiant complexion, will set you up for a restful nights sleep, assist with managing cravings for sugary processed foods, can assist with weight loss and improve overall vitality.

By blending your greens and fruit, you are breaking down the fibre to allow your body to more easily access the vitamins and nutrients. Depending on what you add to your smoothies, you can also be boosting your calcium intake – see my previous blog post on this topic.

Smoothies are a great way to increase your intake of fruit and vegetables, especially green leafy vegetables. By combining the veggies with fruit you won’t even be able to taste the greens you have added, so please don’t be put off by the colour.

Ready to get your skin glowing? Follow my four steps to get your smoothies happening.

Four steps to smoothie on up

Here are the basics to get you started.

Smoothies will keep for up to 48 hours in an air tight container. So you can always prepare your smoothie before you go to bed so that you can take your breakfast smoothie with you to work or have it on the commute in.

Smoothie on up

You can create and modify to suit your taste buds. Overtime I have found that I want my smoothies less sweet, so if you are just starting out with smoothies add a small amount of greens to begin with and increase the amount overtime.

My favourite Smoothie Recipes

Here are some of favourite smoothie recipes to help get you started.

Radiant Complexion

  • 1 Frozen Banana
  • 1/2 Frozen Avocado
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 Apple, peeled and cored
  • Handful baby spinach
  • 2 Inch Cucumber, peeled
  • 1 Medjool Date, pitted
  • 1 1/2 cups Water

Add all ingredients to blender and combine well. Feel free to add ice cubes if you would like it more chilled.

Chocolate Delight

  • 1 cup Nut Milk, I used almond milk
  • 1 Tablespoon cacao or carob powder
  • 1 Frozen Banana
  • Handful baby spinach
  • 2 Medjool Dates

Add all ingredients to blender and combine well. Feel free to add ice cubes if you would like it more chilled.

Berry Delicious

  • 3/4 cup Coconut Milk or Nut Milk of your choice
  • 1 cup berries – I used strawberries and cherries
  • 1/3 cup Cashew nuts, soaked 1-2 hours and drained
  • 1 Medjool date, pitted
  • 2-4 Ice-cubes
  • 1 teaspoon Cacao powder

Add all ingredients to blender and combine well. If it is too thick, add some water. Feel free to add more ice cubes if you would like it more chilled.

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