Avocado Kale Smoothie
Avocado Kale Smoothie

‘Avocados contain a wide range of healthy minerals and vitamins. It has vitamins C, K and E, which are all good for your skin, and it offers certain antioxidant properties that are great for reducing inflammation. 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!’

Ingredients

·      1 1/4 cup coconut water

·      2 cups kale leaves

·      1/2 cup avocado

·      1 banana, frozen

·      2 tsp fresh lime juice

·      We like to Add 1 tablespoon of flaxseed oil

Sources:

http://www.livestrong.com/article/522832-the-skin-benefits-of-kale/

From The Little Epicurean

 

 

 

ANTI-AGING COCONUT TURMERIC SMOOTHIE
ANTI-AGING COCONUT TURMERIC SMOOTHIE

Here’s what Chalkboard (a great blog) has to say about this one: ‘Sip yourself pretty! We’re dying over this former model’s beautifying smoothie, filled with turmeric, coconut, maca, + more!’ & “I am a huge fan of turmeric smoothies. I especially love them with coconut oil, which is rich in healthy fats and helps to build collagen and keep my complexion glowing. Turmeric is also anti-inflammatory, which helps with anti-aging. I love the following recipe. I freeze all the fruit when it’s ripe and this eliminates the need for ice.” 

Ingredients

·      1 cup hemp or coconut milk

·      1/2 cup frozen pineapple

·      1 frozen banana

·      1 Tbsp coconut oil

·      1/2 tsp turmeric (can be increased to 1 tsp)

·      1/2 tsp cinnamon

·      1/2 tsp ginger

·      1 tsp chia seeds

·      1 tsp maca (love the energy from this)

From: The Chalkboard Mag

 

GYM RAT SMOOTHIE
GYM RAT SMOOTHIE

Think protein and vitamins.  We suggest adding a banana to make it creamier. The almonds are packed with healthy fats and vitamin E so your skin will be radiant!  The cinnamon helps you keep sugar cravings under control and the dates are packed with fiber to help you stay feeling fuller longer.  This is packed with enough protein to help you refuel after a good workout.  And it tastes like a dessert!!! Not to mention chia seeds are absolutely packed with antioxidants! They are like the serum of superfoods!

Ingredients

·      250ml almond milk

·      2 tbsp. gluten-free rolled oats

·      2-3 pitted Medjool dates, to taste

·      1 tbsp. chia seeds

·      1 tbsp. peanut butter or almond butter

·      1/4 to 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon, to taste

·      1/4 tsp. pure vanilla extract

·      4-5 ice cubes

From Oh She Glows Cookbook

PINK POWER DETOX SMOOTHIE RECIPE-BEETS
PINK POWER DETOX SMOOTHIE RECIPE-BEETS

Ingredients

·       1 cup water or coconut water

·       1/2 medium avocado, pitted

·       2 celery stalks, roughly chopped

·       1 cup strawberries (frozen preferred), hulled if necessary

·       1 small/medium beet, ends trimmed and roughly chopped*

·       1 lemon, juiced (about 3 tablespoons or so)

·       1 tablespoon coconut oil

·       4 large ice cubes

·       1 apple ( if sweeter smoothie is desired - optional), cored and roughly chopped

 

Some ingredient Info from ‘Oh She Glows’

·Beet – cleanses the liver, purifies the blood, anti-inflammatory, source of iron

·Avocado – helps lower blood pressure, lubricates joints, anti-inflammatory, loads of healthy fats, high in fibre

·Strawberries – high in antioxidants, rich source of vitamin C, benefits digestion

·Celery – acts as mild diuretic, promotes feeling of fullness, rich in B vitamins and fibre

· Lemon – antibacterial properties, aids digestion, high in Vitamin C, detoxifies and alkalizes, mild diuretic

· Virgin Coconut oil – fights viruses, fungi, and bacteria, metabolism booster, healthy MCT fats, increases good HDL cholesterol

·  Apple (optional) – helps balance blood sugar levels, helps lower cholesterol, aids digestion

[Source: Healing Foods, DK Publishing 2013]

From Oh She Glows

 BLUEBERRY GINGER SMOOTHIE
BLUEBERRY GINGER SMOOTHIE

Blueberries are high in antioxidants, fiber and vitamin C while ginger aids in digestion, boosts metabolism, and detoxes.

Ingredients

·       2 cups frozen blueberries

·       2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger

·       1 cup low-fat plain yogurt

·       2/3 cup low-fat milk

·       2 tablespoons honey

·       ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

·       1/8 teaspoon cinnamon + additional cinnamon to taste

·       additional blueberries for garnish (optional)

From: JoyLoveFood Blog