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BEAUTY-BOOSTING SMOOTHIE

The secret to glowing skin is simple. Eat lots and fruits and vegetables and make sure you are feeding it with antioxidants, healthy fats and protein to feed and nourish it from the inside out. As an additional benefit, you’ll also do wonders for the rest of your body such as lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure, improve sleep, improve memory + concentration, reduce stress and basically feel amazing!
Below is one of my favourite smoothies of the moment  - My skin saving anti-ageing smoothie that takes 1 minute to prepare. It contains a blend of berries, salad greens, superfoods, protein and essential healthy fats to nourish and maintain healthy skin and make it glow.

WHAT’S GREAT ABOUT IT:

Home made almond milk is high in vitamin E, an antioxidant that can help fight off free radicals for healthy skin as well as a healthy immune system. Goji Berries have high anti-oxidant activities and are believed to slow the ageing process down. Cos lettuce (Romain lettuce) are rich in vitamin A, that revitalises skin by increasing cell turnover.

 

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ingredients (1)

1 1/2  cups of your choice of (coconut water  - almond milk - macadamia nut milk - cold hibiscus tea )  see notes…
1 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 cup fresh pineapple
1/4 avocado
4 leaves baby cos lettuce (romaine lettuce)
1 teaspoon whole chia seed or ground flaxseed
1 tablespoon goji berries
1 tablespoon Healthy Chef Protein
1 tablespoon Healthy Chef Organic Superfood

 

method

  1. Combine berries, coconut water or others in your choices, avocado, lettuce, yoghurt, goji, flaxseed, protein and superfood into a high speed blender.
  2. Blend for 15 seconds until smooth and creamy.
  3. Pour into a glass and enjoy.
+ notes & inspiration +
  • Hibiscus tea is a delicious antioxidant packed addition to this smoothie as a replacement for the milk or coconut water. Its is rich in vitamin C and has astringent properties for the skin. Brew it the night before so it’s lovely and chilled.
  • It’s slightly tart like cranberries, so you may like to sweeten your smoothie by adding a little raw honey or some fresh pineapple.
  • Add 1 cup of fresh sweet pineapple to aid protein digestion and use filtered water in place of coconut water if doing so.

 

  • The added bonus of making your own almond milk is that you can also use the leftover pulp to make almond milk face and body scrub. Just combine 1 cup of almond pulp with 1/2 cup cold pressed almond or macadamia nut oil + 1 tablespoon raw honey + 1 tablespoon fine ground sea salt.
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