This is my go-to smoothie. I can make it in less than five minutes, it’s super delicious, filling, and nutritious. It’s perfect for busy mornings when I’m working or homeschooling my daughter.
The best part about this smoothie, though, is how it can benefit your skin! It contains foods that are high in vitamins A, C, E, K, plus biotin, magnesium, zinc, and omega-3 fatty acids. I have also added collagen peptides for an extra glowing skin boost. Here’s a look at how these nutrients can help promote a healthy, clear, complexion from the inside-out:
Vitamin A– An antioxidant that can help decrease skin aging and acne by fighting free-radicals and inflammation.
Vitamin C– Another antioxidant that supports a healthy immune system, promotes radiant skin, and helps blemishes heal faster. This vitamin is also a building block for collagen production in our bodies.
Vitamin E– Also an antioxidant, this vitamin helps protect against sun damage which can prevent dark spots and premature aging. It also helps balance oil and reduces inflammation.
Vitamin K– This particular form of vitamin K, is K1 (primarily found in dark, leafy, greens). It helps aid in the skin’s healing process which can reduce inflammation, redness, and swelling.
Biotin– Another building block for the production of collagen in our bodies, it also helps regulate oil production due to its role in our daily metabolic functions.
Magnesium– Helps to improve the skin’s overall appearance. May reduce acne by lowering cortisol, balancing hormones, regulating blood sugar, and fighting inflammation.
Zinc– This trace mineral can help with acne and acne scars. It boosts the immune system, which in turn helps lower inflammation. It also helps with collagen formation, wound healing, oil regulation, and cell turnover too.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids– Specifically the plant form, alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) in this smoothie. Omega-3’s can help lower inflammation, improve skin barrier function, accelerate wound healing, and may reduce acne.
Collagen– An important building block for the skin. Collagen helps keep the skin firm, plump, hydrated, and radiant.
Alright, it’s time to get glowing! 😉✨
Glowing Skin Berry Collagen Smoothie
- Measuring Cups
- Measuring Spoons
- 1/4 cup Organic Frozen Blueberries
- 1/2 cup Organic Frozen Strawberries
- 1/4 cup Coconut Milk Yogurt plain, unsweetened
- 1/2 cup Fresh Organic Baby Spinach
- 1 cup Coconut Almond Milk vanilla, unsweetened
- 1 tbsp Sunflower Seed Butter raw, unsweetened
- 1 tsp Organic Chia Seeds
- 1 scoop Collagen Peptides* grass-fed, pasture-raised
- Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until desired consistency is reached. If you prefer a thicker consistency, feel free to add a little ice before blending.
- Pour into a tall glass and enjoy!
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