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Spring Smoothie

Spring Smoothie

This fruity green smoothie is not only delicious and nutritious but also provides a variety of skin-specific benefits. It can help support healthy skin by providing antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that can help protect against damage, reduce inflammation, and promote cell growth and repair. So, drink up and enjoy your healthy, glowing skin!

AND, you don’t have to read my whole life story before you get to the recipe 😉

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana, frozen
  • 1 cup spinach, packed
  • 1/2 cup frozen mixed berries
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup plain Coconut yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions:

  1. Add the frozen banana, spinach, mixed berries, almond milk, Coconut yogurt, honey, and vanilla extract to a blender.
  2. Blend on high speed for 1-2 minutes, or until smooth and creamy.
  3. Pour the smoothie into a glass and enjoy immediately.

Health benefits:

This fruity green smoothie is packed with nutrients and health benefits:

  1. Spinach is a rich source of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, iron, and calcium. It also contains antioxidants that can help protect against cancer and other diseases.
  2. Berries are loaded with antioxidants, fibre, and vitamins. They can help boost the immune system, improve heart health, and protect against cancer.
  3. Bananas are a great source of potassium, which is essential for maintaining healthy blood pressure and heart function. They also contain fibre and vitamins that can support digestive health.
  4. Oat milk is a low-calorie and dairy-free alternative to cow's milk. It also has a very low environmental impact, compared to other milks.
  5. Greek or Coconut yogurt is a high-protein food that can help promote satiety and weight loss. It also contains probiotics that can support digestive health.
  6. Honey is a natural sweetener that can provide antioxidants and help soothe coughs and sore throats.

This fruity green smoothie also provides skin-specific benefits. Here are a few:

  1. Spinach contains vitamin A, which can help promote healthy skin by supporting cell growth and repair. Vitamin A can also help reduce inflammation, which is a common cause of skin issues such as acne.
  2. Berries are rich in antioxidants such as vitamin C and anthocyanins, which can help protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals can contribute to premature aging, wrinkles, and other skin issues.
  3. Almond milk contains vitamin E, which is an important antioxidant that can help protect the skin from sun damage and premature aging. Vitamin E can also help moisturize and nourish the skin, leaving it soft and supple.
  4. Greek yogurt contains lactic acid, which can help exfoliate the skin and promote cell turnover. This can help improve skin texture and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  5. Honey has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that can help soothe and heal the skin. It can also help moisturize and nourish the skin, leaving it smooth and glowing.

 

 


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