Beautiful skin begins with the nutrients you put in your body. Skincare products are important, if you know which brands are least harmful to the integrity of your skin. But these skincare products pale insignificantly in comparison to what you eat and drink. So today, we’re going to focus on a smoothie you can drink for breakfast or lunch, knowing that each ingredient is designed to create clear and healthy skin that glows – from the inside, out.
We present a fruit smoothie for glowing skin that tastes so good, you’ll wonder if it’s actually good for you. Trust us, these are the ingredients you want in your diet.
Fruit Smoothie for Glowing Skin
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup chopped sweet potato
- 4 oz chopped pineapple
- 1 orange (peeled)
- 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
- 1 cup ice cubs
- With a high speed blender, add the ingredients in the above order and blend until smooth/thick, rich and creamy.
- If you don’t have a high-speed blender, add the water and chopped sweet potato. Blend. Add orange peels and blend. Continue until all ingredients are included. Blend until smooth.
Ingredients that Matter
Sweet Potato: This root vegetable provides youthful skin, as it’s a high source of vitamin C. This vitamin is well known at producing collagen, and as we all know, collagen aids in a more youthful appearance and maintains skin elasticity. It also contains vitamin E, which is vital if you desire flawless skin. The vitamin complex in sweet potatoes makes it a bonafide “beauty food.”
Orange: Here is an ingredient to add to any fruit smoothie for glowing skin. Orange is yet another fruit that’s rich in antioxidants, thanks to its high vitamin C content. This prevents the formation of free radicals, which can severely damage the skin.
Pineapple: This tropical fruit treats the health and well-being of our body. However it has a few beautifying effects that can’t go unnoticed. It is high in antioxidants (because it’s high in vitamin C and potassium). These antioxidants help clear your skin and will keep you looking younger.
Flaxseed: This super food has many essential fatty acids to keep your skin well moisturized. Additionally, when you regularly consume flaxseeds, it can increase the body’s oil production. In turn, this aids in softer, more supple skin. You can incorporate flaxseeds in your smoothies, oatmeal, cold cereal and healthy baked goods.
Water: Do we need to say more about the benefits of water? Yeah why not: without adequate water, your skin becomes dull and dry. This results in an increase of wrinkles. Furthermore, water plumps up the skin, which results in reduced pores. This is why we incorporated water as the liquid base for this fruit smoothie for glowing skin.
Make your own and see the difference that transpires within your skin. You won’t see it right away, but with time and consistency, the benefits will undoubtedly come along. And most importantly, enjoy this recipe! It’s a delicious drink, even if it wasn’t super beneficial to your skin.