Try these simple smoothies for ultimate skin + gut health! These drinks are an easy (and delicious) way to stay hydrated. Incorporate these vitamins into your everyday routine to help prevent dehydrated, dull, and sagging skin.
1.) Refreshing Watermelon + Mint Smoothie
Moni's easy, invigorating, antioxidant filled smoothie for glowing skin.
Ingredient Benefits: Watermelon is full of antioxidants such as lycopene, vitamin C, and A which helps reduce these free radicals that can slow down the signs of ageing. The consumption of Vitamin A can encourage growth of collagen and elastin cells that helps your skin stay young and supple.
Fresh Peppermint Leaves offer antioxidants for healthy skin as well as benefits gut health by increasing bile secretion and encourage bile flow. This helps to speed and ease digestion while also thought to relieve pain and discomfort from gas and bloating.
Honey is rich in minerals, antioxidants, probiotics, enzymes, and antibacterial properties, which act to protect and nourish damaged skin
4 Ice Cubes
5-10 Cubes/Balls Fresh Watermelon
1 1/2 tsp Honey (To Taste)
3-4 Fresh Peppermint Leaves
1 1/2 Cup Water
Directions: Add all ingredients in blender and pulse or blend until slushy-like consistency. Top with fresh peppermint.
2.) Antioxidant Coconut + Berries Smoothie
This heart-healthy, berry-filled smoothie offers powerful antioxidants for both skin and body!
Ingredient Benefits: Berries: Any berries including raspberries, blueberries and strawberries taste great, and they also provide nutrients for healthy skin. Packed with antioxidants, berries can protect skin from damaging effects of the sun. Strawberries spur production of collagen fibers that keep your skin smooth and supple, as they are loaded with vitamin C.
Bananas: Loaded with vitamins and nutrients to help metabolism and digestion, and can also promote sleep by offering the natural muscle-relaxants magnesium and potassium. (This is the perfect dessert smoothie!)
Coconut Water: Coconut water is anti-inflammatory, detoxifing, and an anti-microbial, which can help decrease incidences of acne. It can also decrease the excess oils on skin, which can help reduce breakouts.
1 Cup Coconut Water
1 1/2 Cups Berries (fresh or frozen, mixed or any kind)
Optional: Honey or Sugar to taste
Directions: Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.
3.) Papaya, Banana, and Greek Yogurt Smoothie
This nutritious smoothie is rich in antioxidants, fiber, and vitamin C!
Ingredient Benefits: Papaya: Offers a good source of vitamin A and Papain, to
help remove dead skin cells from the skin as well as aids in Digestion.
Greek Yogurt: Contains lactic acid which is an organic compound that helps in diminishing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines by tightening and shrinking pores.
1 Cup Milk (Or milk substitute such as Almond or Rice)
1/2 Cup Greek Yogurt
1 tsp pure Vanilla Extract
1 Small Banana
2 Large Ripe Papaya peeled, seeded, chopped (Or Frozen Papaya)
1 Cup Ice Cubes
Directions: Combine all ingredients together in a blender and blend until smooth.
What do you think of these glowing skin smoothies? Let us know what you think and tag us @monisnaturalskincare on Instagram.