You probably know that plenty of fresh vegetables and fruit can give your health – and skin – a boost. But most Americans miss the mark on daily recommendations – click here to visit the USDA website. According to these guidelines, an average 40 year old woman should consume 2 ½ cups of vegetables and 1 ½ cups of fruits daily.
A smoothie can be an easy way to fit more veggies and fruits into your day. With springtime here and thoughts of body-baring clothes on the mind, a smoothie regimen can be a perfect way to not only slim down, but get your skin in tip-top shape – after all, a high quality skincare regimen combined with optimal nutrition is the best way to beautiful skin.
So, what to look for in a skin-boosting smoothie recipe? Dark, leafy greens like kale and spinach are rich in antioxidants Vitamin A and Vitamin C. Avocados are packed with healthy monounsaturated fatty acids and an array of antioxidants. Fruits like pineapple and mango up the antioxidant tally, and coconut water adds a hydrating punch. While these star ingredients are often found in skin-specific smoothie recipes, the bottom line is that eating more fruits and vegetables of any variety will benefit your overall health and skin. Here are just a few recipe links to get you started:
There’s just one thing left to do: Grab your blender, start experimenting, and fine-tune a smoothie that’s nutritious, delicious, and perfect for you and your skin!