For clear, radiant, age-defying skin this summer, try this nutrient-packed smoothie:
- 1 cup filtered water
- 1 TBSP fresh lemon juice
- 2 tsp flax oil
- 1 small banana
- 1 cups frozen raspberries
- 1 cup chopped pineapple
- 4 cups spinach
- (Optional) 1 serving protein powder
Here’s what it does:
Lemon - alkalinizes your water while balancing the PH levels of your skin (super helpful for dry skin, psoriasis and eczema).
Flax - the richest vegetable source of omega-3s, flax is a powerhouse anti-inflammatory (helpful for irritation, redness, rosacea, acne, psoriasis). Your skin needs oil to stay supple and healthy!
Bananas - a powerhouse fruit for the skin! Potassium moisturizes dehydrated skin, manganese and antioxidants protect the skin from free radicals, and high vitamin C & B6 boost elasticity in the skin.
Raspberries - contain anthocyanin, a collagen-building, circulation-strengthening, UV-protecting powerhouse. Raspberries are also high in omega-3s, omega-6s, and antioxidants for skin protection.
Pineapple - high in vitamin C, which helps to boost skin firmness.
Spinach - this nutrient dense superfood provides antioxidants, protein, and helps detoxify our bodies.
Protein powder - protein is essential for generating healthy skin and nails. For skin health I personally recommend whey protein, which has collagen & amino acids to help maintain skin’s elasticity and firmness. OR try your favorite plant-based protein powder.
Last step, enjoy!