Supporting your natural skin, from the inside out, begins with a healthy diet. You make yourself DIY face masks and cleanse with oils, right? So why not devote as much attention to what you put in your body, as what you put on your body. Add smoothies filled with berries, greens (and even cauliflower!) to your daily routine and watch how opting for healthy fats, nourishing proteins, and detoxifying antioxidants can help support your healthy skin. We played around with a few recipes and here are our favorites, packed with protein to perk you up, antioxidants to fight free radicals, and essential vitamins to maintain healthy skin. Add these simple, ultra-healthy DIY blends to your morning smoothie repertoire and say hello to your naturally beautiful skin.
FOR ENERGY + GLOW
Mixed Berry Get Glowing Smoothie
Do your afternoons tend to drag on? Need a little pick-me-up to get you through the rest of the day? Give yourself the energy you deserve with our take on this Mixed Berry Fruit & Yogurt Smoothie from one of our favorite Pinners, Averie Cooks.
Healthy Bonus: Berries — especially blueberries and blackberries — are one of the highest sources of antioxidants, which help to neutralize free radicals.)
● I cup of mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries)
● 1 cup of ice
● 6 ounces of plain Greek yogurt
● 1 scoop of strawberry protein powder OR pea powder (unflavored)
FOR POWER AND LESS PUFF
Strawberry Veggie Breakfast Smoothie
Wake up the right way and gear up for your day with a filling, easy breakfast smoothie, like this Strawberry Veggie Smoothie from Nutritious Life. Strawberries pack in antioxidants and the rest of these wholesome ingredients blend fiber, protein, and healthy fat to stay full all morning long.
Healthy Bonus: Surprisingly, cauliflower is a solid source of omega-3 fatty acids which can provide some healthy benefits to the body.
● 2 cups strawberries (fresh or frozen)
● 1 cup frozen cauliflower
● 1 large zucchini
● 1 tablespoon nut butter
● 2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
● 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
● 1 large handful ice
RESTORE AND RADIATE
Chocolate Banana “Sundae” Smoothie
Desert does NOT have to be a guilty pleasure (or tack on unwanted calories!). Add this delicious chocolate-banana smoothie recipe from Easy Healthy Smoothie to your routine when your sweet tooth kicks in. Or add it to your self-care night when you just need to kick back, relax and treat yourself.
Beauty Bonus: Eating cocoa, also packed with antioxidants, and can help fight radicals. Using it topically, in a face mask like one of these, from Style Craze, delivers a little local caffeine to your skin barrier tones your skin and helps reduce puffiness.
● One frozen banana
● ½ cup cottage cheese or plain flavor tofu cheese
● ¼ cup raw chocolate vegan protein powder
● 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
● 1 teaspoon vanilla
● ½ cup water