This green smoothie can clear up your skin, tone it, hydrate it and improve its texture. Try using it for two weeks and see for yourself what happens…
Ever since we were kids, we were programmed to glare with distrust at anything green on our plates. How we grew up into people who walk around with green smoothies in our hands is a mystery to us all.
And yet, there they are. On TV. On social media. On YouTube. In a park. At your local gym. These gorgeous, super fit women, full of energy. They look like they’re glowing from within, with clear, radiant skin and sparkles in the eyes. And there’s usually a bottle of green smoothie somewhere within their reach.
Now, do we necessarily want a sip of these sludgy green, thick, yucky looking things? No, not particularly.
But, do we want to look like these girls? Heck, yeah!
Good news – this green smoothie actually doesn’t taste bad. Even better news – it can help you get that clear, healthy, glowing skin, and here’s how:
Coconut water rehydrates the body and skin, and we all know that hydrated skin is plump, smooth, vibrant and glowing.
Contains, amongst other things, good fatty acids and vitamin E, both great for your skin. Together with coconut water, it adds decadence, richness and an exotic note to this green smoothie. Goes great with banana and pineapple.
If you want, you can use almond milk instead.
One of the most often used green smoothie ingredients, and with good reason. Spinach has a pretty mild taste, especially compared to some other leafy greens, so you can slip it into almost any smoothie. It contains vitamins A, C, E and K, plus iron, zinc, calcium, magnesium… It is a real vitamin/antioxidant bomb that can cleanse your skin and boost your energy level.
Avocado is amazing in moisturizing your skin, both when you apply it topically and when you eat it. It is packed with healthy fats that our skin and body really, really need, plus it contains many other nutrients and vitamins, including vitamin E. And it gives a better, creamier texture to this green smoothie.
Banana also improves the smoothie’s texture and adds sweetness and flavor. It helps improve your skin’s elasticity, while vitamin B it contains gets you rid of dull, dry skin.
Pineapple is high in vitamin C, which is a powerful antioxidant. It is important for youthful looking skin, since it protects us from free radicals and slows down the skin’s aging process. It also stimulates collagen production, making the skin firm, plump and supple.
Mango contains vitamins C and E, which work as anti-aging agents, plus beta-carotene and vitamin A, responsible for maintaining your skin healthy and adding that extra glow. It is a perfect addition to any green smoothie.
Matcha powder is derived from only the finest parts of green tea leaves. It is packed with antioxidants, which protect our skin from premature aging signs, keep wrinkles and fine lines at bay and give your skin a nice, youthful glow.
You don’t have to add honey to your green smoothie (people mostly add it only if they want to make smoothies sweeter in a healthy way), but if you do, your skin can certainly benefit from it. Honey is a natural moisturizer filled with antioxidants and it has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It helps clear the skin and treats many skin (and health) conditions.
Green Smoothie for Glowing Skin
- ½ cup coconut water
- ½ cup coconut milk
- 2 cups spinach
- 1 avocado
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 cup pineapple cubes
- 1 cup chopped mango
- 1 teaspoon matcha powder
- honey (optional)
How to make Green smoothie for glowing skin:
First prepare the ingredients. Wash the fruit and spinach and roughly chop it up.
Put the coconut water, coconut milk and spinach in a blender and blend. Add the mango, pineapple and matcha powder and blend again. Then add the avocado and banana and blend everything well. Taste your smoothie and, if you’d like it to be sweeter, add some honey.
Enjoy your green smoothie!