I don’t know about you, but I find myself reaching for a cold and refreshing beverage when the temperature goes up. One of my favorite go to beverages is a smoothie. With so many options you will never get board and when you do it right they taste great (if your smoothies fall flat we are going to change that). What if I told you that you could make a nutrient dense smoothie that not only tastes great, is refreshing, but also helps improve you beauty? That would be pretty amazing right? Well guess what, this article has some of my favorite smoothie recipes that can do just that. Get ready to cool off while getting hot!
Amazing Smoothies for Acne
Acne can be a terrible experience for most people, regardless of the age. The misconception from people who have not had severe acne is that it is only a visible issue. The truth is, severe acne can be very painful and cause pain in the face, or the affected area, and severe discomfort throughout the day. The problem with this is, there is medication to help reduce acne, but not a lot out there to help with the pain as well. If you find yourself dealing with this, you may have heard that food can be medicine but felt that it would not work with acne. The truth is, it may work for you if you combine foods to make a smoothie. Here are some smoothies that can help with all aspects of your acne.
Beginner Clearing Smoothie
This smoothie is for people who are new to smoothies and who want to start clearing their skin. It is designed to help you start on a clearing routine that will help reduce acne and allow you to add more or less to your smoothie. It gives you the baby steps and building blocks you need all in one drink. The smoothie is fairly easy to make.
- 1 frozen banana
- ½ of an avocado
- 1 cup of frozen strawberries
- 1 ½ cups of spinach
- 1 cup of coconut milk
Mix all of the ingredients together until you reach the consistency you want. You may start seeing results in a matter of a few days.
Pina Colada Smoothie
You may not think of pina colada being a morning option, but in smoothie form they can bring you energy and they can reduce acne.
This smoothie requires:
- 1 cup of pineapple
- 1 ½ cups of spinach
- 1 frozen banana
- 3 tablespoons of coconut flakes
- 1 cup of coconut milk or water
This smoothie can help reduce acne by giving you potassium and natural coconut milk. The natural boost tends to help people reduce their need for sugars and salts and helps you remove those foods from your diet. This will curb your cravings and in effect curb the ingestion of the foods that may be causing your acne.
Vegetable Garden Smoothie
If you need a boost of vegetables in your diet then you may want to remove yourself from the fruit smoothie option and go with a vegetable smoothie instead. The vegetable garden smoothie tends to remind people of popular vegetable juices. You can add any vegetables you want, but the most common base for these smoothies is tomato. Three tomatoes is usually a good start. At that point, you can add fresh herbs like rosemary, cilantro, and parsley. One cup of carrots, celery, and cucumbers also help boost vitamins and minerals to the body.
Feel even more beautiful when you try our amazing berry beautiful smoothie. It will have your skin glowing in no time!
- 1 ½ cups dairy free milk or water
- 1 cup of mixed berries (frozen)
- 1 cup spinach
- ½ avocado
- 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon ginger
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3 to 4 ice cubes (optional)
Combine all ingredients into a blender. Mix well and enjoy.
I hope you enjoy these smoothie recipes and reap all the benefits that go with them. I enjoy at least one smoothie a day (I really like strawberry smoothies). One of my favorite things about smoothies is that you get even the pickiest eater to drink them. My nieces and nephews love getting smoothies. I think they are getting a special treat and I know they are getting the proper nutrition. It makes mornings so much easier when you know it is the one breakfast they all agree on.
I have been working on a couple of smoothie recipe books and I will be offering them for free to all of my subscribers. If you are not a subscriber yet, why not? Be sure to subscribe and ensure you get your free recipe books! As always, I love to hear from you so if there is a skin solution smoothie you want me to create be sure to leave it in the comments section. If you have any questions or just want to chat privately please feel free to email me directly at DrDeeandMe@gmail.com. Oh and let me know if you want me to name the smoothie after you!