Avocado Kale Smoothie

Avocados contain a wide range of healthy minerals and vitamins. They contain vitamin C, K and E, which are all good for your skin, and they offer certain antioxidant properties that are great for reducing inflammation.  This combined with every other ingredient in this smoothie make it perfect for a cleanse without sacrificing on flavor!

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Skin Benefits

Avocado’s are packed with healthy fats and omega 3’s that keep your skin supple and elastic. If you smoke, tend to have UV ray damage or you simply want a good repairing smoothie, this is a great one. Add some flax seed which is an essential fatty acid that has omega 3’s and anti-inflammatory benefits that can help calm red or puffy skin. The kale helps to fight oxidation in your skin which is what causes wrinkles. It’s also packed with Vitamin C, A (retinol), and K, which all contribute to healthy skin and combat signs of aging! Kale has 133 percent of a person's daily vitamin A requirements- more than any other leafy green. Retinol also helps with acne scars, wrinkles and contributes to healthy skin cell growth and repair. Chia seeds are also packed with healthy fats and antioxidants and they have many known health benefits so we always like to add them in (they also add nice texture).

Tip: Make sure the banana is frozen when blended (this will add a creamy thick texture).

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup coconut water

  • 2 cups kale leaves

  • 1/2 cup avocado

  • 1 banana, frozen

  • 2 tsp fresh lime juice

  • 1 tablespoon of flaxseed oil

  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds (soaked in water for 2 minutes before blending)