My Ultimate Skin Glowing Smoothie
I can literally have this smoothie every day and never get bored of it, especially on a hot day, so Summer please hurry up and show your face.
It’s packed with all the essentials vitamins for glowing skin… so drink on up!
- 1 frozen banana.
TIP: Peel your banana, cut it up and bag it in a zip lock bag before freezing it. Peeling a frozen banana isn’t easy.
- 1 scoop of protein powder.
- Handful of brazil nuts
- 1 tbs flax seeds
- 1 tbs maca powder
- 1 tbs almond butter (or any nut butter really.)
- A dash of almond milk
- A dash of water
- x2 ice cubes
If you not afraid of spirulina, add 1 tbs to your smoothie mixture.
Blend it up, and serve it just like that or topped with some dried coconut and cocoa nibs.
So what exactly does this smoothie have in it that helps with glowing skin? Here’s the low down:
Apart from the obvious potassium benefits, bananas are great for lowering your blood pressure and act as a prebiotic, stimulating the growth of friendly bacteria in the bowel. They also produce digestive enzymes to assist in absorbing nutrients.
Protein is essential for weight loss as it balances the sugar levels and keeps you fuller for longer. It requires more energy to burn off therefore your body is actually burning calories when you consume protein.
Brazil nuts, spirulina and maca powder are full of vitamin-E which is a powerful antioxidant. It is required for maintaining the integrity of cell membrane of mucusa and skin by protecting it from harmful oxygen-free radicals. These ingredients also contain vitamin C and B, helping improve the digestive system and detoxing your system. Maca is know for balancing moods and clearing the skin.
Lastly flaxseeds are filled with omega fats which boost the immune system and are great for skin health.
So blend it up and get busy sipping. Please let me know if you try this recipe and whether you love it as much as me. Tweet me at @emmamenteath or snap a pic on instagram and tag me @emmajanementeath.