Try These Yummy Smoothie Recipes for Glowing Skin!
Our beauty editors are OBSESSED with these, btw!
From what we eat to how many hours of sleep we get every night, everything we do makes an impact on our overall skin health. After all, our skin is the largest organ in our bodies, so it’s so important that we take care of it as best as we can! Besides maintaining a healthy lifestyle and including our Miracle White Glow Vitamins® in your daily routines, there are always more things you can do to keep your skin in tip-top shape.
One of the most delicious ways to boost your skin health is by drinking healthy smoothies. They’re not just packed with good-for-your-skin ingredients, but they’re also perfect treats to cool you off from Manila’s heat. Whether you prefer having your smoothie for breakfast or as a snack, we’ve narrowed down our top two favourite smoothie recipes for you to try at home.
Glow Babe Skin Smoothie
This Instagram-worthy smoothie will be a deliciously yummy treat that you’ll look forward to! It’s the perfect pick-me-up whenever your skin is in need of a glow boost. Bursting with vitamins and nutrients, this smoothie contains some of our favourite tropical fruits and vegetables. You’ll find the recipe below, as well as an overview of the ingredients and why they’re good for your skin.
What You’ll Need (this makes 1 smoothie)
- ½ cup of coconut water (buko juice)
- 2 frozen bananas (sliced)
- 1 cup chopped pineapples (frozen or fresh)
- 1 cup chopped mangoes (frozen or fresh)
- 2 cups of spinach or kale
- ½ of an avocado (sliced)
- Optional: 1 tablespoon ground flax or flaxseed oil
Put the coconut water (buko juice), sliced bananas, chopped pineapples, chopped mangoes, kale or spinach, and avocado into your blender. Blend until smooth. Feel free to add more buko juice if you find that the consistency is too thick for your liking.
Buko juice: Buko juice is widely popular for the go-to when you’re dehydrated, but did you know that it also contains antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties? That means that besides keeping your skin moisturized, it can also soothe irritated skin.
Banana: While we’ve already mentioned some skin benefits that are derived from bananas, the list goes on. Bananas have anti-aging properties, so they can help fight the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as reduce age spots.
Pineapple: Pineapples are rich in bacteria-fighting antioxidants to reduce inflammation and combat acne. Aside from being natural exfoliants, pineapples also contain anti-aging and skin-lightening properties.
Mango: Mangoes are abundant in minerals and antioxidants including Vitamin B6 (controls oil production) and beta-carotene (protects the skin against bacteria and other toxins).
Spinach: Spinach can reduce skin inflammation and help with skin breakouts. Containing Vitamin C and Vitamin K, spinach can repair damaged skin caused by UV rays and reduce the appearance of scars and spots.
Avocado: Full of fatty acids, avocados are very nourishing on the skin and keep it feeling supple. Avocados are also rich in antioxidants like carotenoids, which can reduce signs of aging.
Gorgeous Glow Grape Beauty Smoothie
This super easy-to-make glow smoothie definitely tastes as good as it looks! You only need five ingredients to make it, so this is a great option when you’re running low on groceries. Have we also mentioned that it’s vegan-friendly? Read on for the recipe, plus a quick rundown on the smoothie’s ingredients and their benefits for your skin.
What You’ll Need (this makes 1 smoothie)
- 1 cup of almond milk
- A handful of frozen grapes
- A handful of spinach
- ½ of a banana (sliced)
- 2 tablespoons of peanut butter or almond butter
Put the almond milk, frozen grapes, spinach, and banana slices into your blender. Add peanut butter or almond butter into the mixture and blend until smooth. Enjoy!
Almond milk: Almond milk is high in skin-soothing Vitamin E, so it’s beneficial for skin that’s been damaged by the sun or skin that’s prone to breakouts. It’s also packed with essential vitamins and minerals like zinc and magnesium, giving your skin a natural glow.
Grapes: Grapes are full of powerhouse vitamins and nutrients like antioxidant-rich Vitamin C. These can help improve the skin’s elasticity and blood circulation, resulting in youthful-looking skin with a healthy glow.
Spinach: Spinach is rich in Vitamin A and Vitamin C, which help even out the skin tone and boost collagen production. Spinach also has a high water content, so it provides extra hydration to the skin and improves the complexion.
Banana: Bananas are known to be rich in potassium, which is ideal for moisturizing dehydrated or dry skin. It also contains acne-fighting zinc, skin-nourishing amino acids, collagen-boosting Vitamin C, and anti-aging Vitamin E.
Peanut butter or almond butter: Whether you opt for peanut butter or almond butter, your skin will reap a ton of benefits! Peanut butter contains Vitamin E, which reduces damage caused by free radicals such as lifestyle and environmental aggressors. Meanwhile, almond butter has anti-inflammatory properties, so it can even out the skin tone and soothe problem skin.