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5 Refreshing Summer Smoothies for Healthy, Glowing Skin

Posted by Sarah Otto on
5 Refreshing Summer Smoothies for Healthy, Glowing Skin

Psst...guess what? It’s summer! The sprinkler’s out, the sun is shining, the days are longer—and smoothies are here to stay. Hooray!


I can’t think of a better way to get healthy, glowing skin from the inside out than with a refreshing summer smoothie. Packed full of nutrients and flavor, healthy smoothies are just the right balance of vegetables, fruit, protein and fat: Fresh, local fruits and vegetables are super easy to come by these days, either at your town’s farmers market or a you-pick berry patch, while protein and fat can be added from unsweetened nut butters, chia, hemp or flax seeds, full fat organic yogurt and coconut or nut milks. The possibilities are endless! Just blend away and voilà! You have a healthy, delicious breakfast or snack.


Some of the best skin-loving ingredients to look for in a smoothie are berries, yogurt, spirulina, coconut, green leafy vegetables and avocado. But let’s face it: although smoothies are easy-peasy to put together, sometimes combining the right ingredients for the best flavor can be, well...daunting. Have no fear! Here are some of my favorite smoothie recipes, fit for the whole family—even my kids love them! Get ready to get glowing...

Glowing Skin Smoothie // Sally’s Baking Addiction


Ingredients:


  • 1/2 cup plain coconut water
  • 2 frozen ripe bananas, previously peeled & sliced
  • 1 cup chopped pineapple (frozen or fresh)
  • 1 cup chopped mango (frozen or fresh)
  • 2 cups spinach or kale
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced
  • Optional: 1 tbsp ground flax or flaxseed oil

Glowing Skin Smoothie // Simple Vegan Blog

Ingredients:


  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds
  • 2 bananas
  • 2 cups raspberries (frozen)
  • 6 dates

Bright Skin Smoothie // Pickled Plum


Ingredients:


  • ½ kiwi, peeled
  • ½ apple, cored
  • 1 small banana, roughly chopped
  • 4 large strawberries
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond or coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed, ground

Superfood Smoothie for Glowing Skin // Veggie Inspired


Ingredients:


  • 1 avocado, peeled and pit removed
  • 3 clementines, peeled
  • 1 cup chopped kale, stems removed
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 cup mixed berries
  • 1 apple, cored
  • ¼ cup raw walnuts
  • 1 cup ice
  • ½ cup water

Coconut Water Smoothie for Glowing Skin // The Cookie Rookie


Ingredients:


  • 1½ cups coconut water
  • 1 avocado, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup baby carrots
  • 1 cup strawberries, frozen
  • 1 cup mango, frozen

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Love smoothies as much as we do? Share some of your favorite skin-loving recipes in the comments below!

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