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15 Specific Smoothies for Naturally Beautiful Skin

by Cynthia Wilson on April 22, 2013

Getting the most beautiful complexion begins on the inside. In order to enjoy gorgeous glowing skin, you have to mind what you eat. By ensuring that you are getting certain vitamins and nutrients, you can give yourself the beautiful skin that you want without having to spend a fortune on lotions and potions. We have collected 15 very effective smoothie recipes that will handle those acne, wrinkle and other skin issues that you may have and these smoothies taste great, too.

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1. Yummy Coconut Pear Smoothie

Coconut pear beauty smoothie

This smoothie uses hemp milk which is a great substitution for dairy milk. Dairy products tend to irritate the skin, at least in some people. This recipe avoids dairy and gives you the skin benefits of coconut and kale.

• ½ cup of hemp milk
• ½ cup of coconut water or coconut milk – whichever you prefer
• 1 medium pear
• A small handful of kale – you can substitute spinach if you prefer
• 2 tablespoons of hemp protein powder
• ½ teaspoon coconut extract – this is optional
• About 4 or 5 ice cubes

2. Kale Smoothie for Glowing Skin

Kale smoothie

Kale helps to protect your skin from oxidation stress and can help to clear up those nasty wrinkles. This smoothie contains kale and many other natural foods with a load of minerals and vitamins to keep you healthy from the inside out. The ingredients are:

• 1 cup of kale
• 1 cup of spinach leaves
• 1 cored and seeded pear – Bartlett pears work nicely
• 1 peeled and pitted orange
• 1 medium banana
• 1 cup of seedless grapes – red or white; your choice
• 2 cups of ice
• ½ cup of water
• 1 teaspoon of chia seeds

3. Coconut Skin Repairing Smoothie

Skin repairing coconut smoothie

Coconut contains healthy oils that are essential for beautiful skin. It also provides you with a healthy dose of vitamin E which is very effective in skin repair and regrowth. This delicious coconut smoothie contains many vital minerals that will help you to nourish your skin and give you a wonderful glow. Plus, it tastes like the tropics so you can relax and imagine you are on a wonderful vacation when drinking it. To make it, simply gather together:

• ½ banana – freeze a banana and cut it into chunks – use half
• 1 packet of sweetener
• 4 ounces of cold water
• 4 ounces of almond milk – unsweetened is best
• 1 tablespoon of unsweetened, shredded coconut
• About 4 ice cubes

4. Avocado Smoothie for Inflammation

Avocado antioxidant smoothie for inflammation

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. Just blend: Photo

• 1 peach
• ¾ fat free yogurt
• 2 tablespoons chopped avocado
• 1/3 cup strawberries – frozen works best
• 3 tablespoons pomegranate juice
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 1 teaspoon grape seed oil

5. Very Berry Smoothie

barry smoothie

Berries contain many nutrients that are excellent for healthy skin. Not only do they have vitamin C which is great for your complexion but many berries can help your body to produce collagen which is essential for a youthful complexion. To make this miracle smoothie, just blend together:

• 1 cup cold water
• ¼ cup kale
• ¼ cup each of strawberries, raspberries and blueberries – you can use fresh or frozen

6. Clearer Skin Smoothie

Skin cleaning smoothie

This smoothie contains hemp seeds which are great sources of Omega-3 and Omega-6 acids. It contains dandelion greens that will help to cleanse your body from harmful toxins and avocado which offers its own wonderful skin beautifying properties. Blend:

• 1 Scoop hemp protein
• 11 ounces of coconut water
• ½ cup of blueberries
• A handful of dandelion greens without the stems
• 1 tablespoon of raw cocoa powder
• ¼ chopped avocado

7. Mango Smoothie for Moisture

Mango smoothie

Mango helps to boost the hydration in your skin and can keep acne breakouts at bay. It also helps to fight wrinkles so this mango smoothie is great for any skin condition. To make it, you will need:

• About 3 or 4 ice cubes
• ½ plain yogurt
• ½ cup frozen chunked mango
• 1 tablespoon fish oil
• ½ cup orange juice – you can use fresh or frozen
• 1 mint leaf

8. Green Metabolism Boosting Smoothie

Green metabolism boosting smoothie

This smoothie is good not only for your skin but for your eyes, hair and everything else. It is a great weight loss smoothie as well and gives you a number of essential nutrients to start your day. To make it, you will need to blend together:

• 1 ½ cups of cold water
• 1 head of romaine lettuce
• ½ bunch of spinach
• 1 apple
• 1 pear
• 4 stalks of celery
• 1 medium banana
• The juice from ½ a lemon
• You can also add cilantro and parsley if you like

9. Chia Seed Beauty Smoothie

Chia seeds smoothie

Chia seeds are very good for your skin. They contain Omega-3 fatty acids that boost hydration and help to heal dryness. This alone can be great for those wrinkly areas and the fruits in this smoothie will give you all the vitamins and minerals that you need to help firm your skin and fight damage from oxidation. Note that in all of these smoothies, you just add the ingredients to a blender and process until smooth unless otherwise noted. For this skin healing smoothie, you need:

• 1 peeled and pitted orange
• 1 medium banana
• ½ cup of blueberries – you can use fresh or frozen
• ½ cup of plain fat-free yogurt
• ¼ cup of strawberries – fresh or frozen
• 2 tablespoons of chia seeds
• 1 tablespoon of agave nectar

10. Hemp, Orange and Avocado Smoothie

avocado-hemp

This recipe also contains hemp and adds oranges which are rich in Vitamin C along with avocado for a number of wonderful beauty benefits. To make it, simply gather together and blend:

• 1 cup of hemp milk
• 1 medium orange
• ½ medium avocado
• 2 tablespoons hemp protein powder – vanilla flavored is best and you can cut this down to 1 tablespoon if you prefer

11. Green Tea Beauty Smoothie

Green tea smoothie

This is a smoothie that combines the health and beauty benefits of green tea along with honey to ward off bad bacteria. Green tea contains many antioxidants that help to fight wrinkles so if you are looking for a great anti-aging smoothie, this is a good one. Just process together:

• 1 cup of prepared green tea – allow it to cool and do not sweeten it
• 1 cup of key lime yogurt
• ½ cup chopped mint
• About 6 or 7 ice cubes
• 1 teaspoon of honey
• The juice and zest from 2 medium sized limes

12. Sour Apple and Flaxseed Smoothie

Sour apple smoothie

This one contains flaxseed oil which is great for your skin. It also has a wonderful sour apple and banana flavor so it tropical tasting and very healthy. You will need:

• 1 medium sized Granny Smith apple
• 1 medium sized banana
• 1 cup of orange juice – you can use fresh, frozen or canned
• 1 cup Greek style vanilla yogurt
• ½ cup fat free milk
• 1 tablespoon of flaxseed oil

13. Skin Healing Chai Smoothie

Chai smoothie

This oriental styled smoothie contains chai which offers many skin healing benefits. It also has cardamom, allspice and ginger which is a natural pain reliever. To make it, you will need to blend together:

• 3 black peppercorns
• 1 allspice berry
• 1 green cardamom pods
• 3 whole cloves
• 1 cup of cold water
• ½ tablespoon of grated fresh ginger
You simmer all of these ingredients together for about 5 minutes and then cool. Once cooled, blend them together with:

• 4 tablespoons of maple syrup • 16 ounces of kefir Photo

14. Strawberry and Cucumber Smoothie

Strawberry cucumber smoothie

Strawberries contain many antioxidants which help to repair skin damage. Cucumbers help to promote hydration and keep your skin from drying out. When combined, these two make a smoothie that tastes wonderful and can help you to fight signs of aging. To make this yummy smoothie, just blend:

• 3 cups of coconut water – unsweetened
• ½ cup coconut milk
• 2 cups of strawberries – fresh or frozen
• 1 cucumber
• 2 tablespoons of chia seeds
• 3 cups of baby spinach
• Sweetener to taste

15. Cucumber and Cilantro Smoothie

Cucumber cilantro smoothie

This final smoothie recipe combines the skin benefits of cucumber with those of cilantro to give you absolutely glowing skin. It contains greens that are loaded with antioxidants and the cilantro will help you to fight off acne breakouts and helps with certain fungal infections as well as eczema. To make this smoothie, you need:

• 1 head romaine lettuce
• ½ cup cold water
• 2 cups spinach
• 3 stalks celery
• ½ cup cilantro
• 1 cucumber
• 1 medium sized apple
• About 4 ice cubes
• You can also add raw almonds if you want a few more minerals and vitamins

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