3 Skin Loving Smoothies and Juices (+ Shopping List)

 

Do you want a green smoothie that also satisfies a sweet tooth? A ready substitute for that tantalizing walnut brownie pan? A hydrating watermelon nectar fit for a goddess?

Read on.

 

Your skin is the largest organ in your body. If it was a room, it would be kingly sized 20 x 20 square feet. But it’s not a room, of course. It’s a waterproof wall that protects and contains all the other stuff.

As an organ, skin is highly responsive to nutrition and it’s often the first indicator of invisible health issues. So, it makes sense to care for your skin from the inside with food.

Smoothies and juices are one of the best, most efficient ways to get some of the foods your skin desperately craves: oils, fruits, and vegetables.

Here are a few of Sidney’s go-to recipes for glowing skin and health.

 

THE WORKHORSE

This recipe is basically the equivalent of an easy chair in smoothie form. It’s Sidney’s stand-by green blend that also happens to satisfy an incorrigible sweet tooth.

Gather:

1 handful chopped kale

1 handful frozen blueberries

½ avocado

1 tsp. coconut oil

1 dash cinnamon

½ frozen banana

1 tbsp. hemp seed

Healthy sweetener to taste

Cashew milk

1 tsp. real vanilla extract

Slight dash sea salt

 

Directions: Put all ingredients in blender except for cashew milk. Once ingredients are in blender, fill blender with cashew milk until it submerges about ¾ of the contents. Less if you like a thick texture, more if you like a thinner one. Blend. Since you’re not sure how much sweetener you’d like, taste it before adding sweetener. Add sweetener or more milk if necessary. Enjoy.

Get your Skin Loving Smoothie Shopping List HERE!

 

DECADENT WALNUT BROWNIE SMOOTHIE

This one is something that you might want to try when overcome by an intense craving for a chocolaty sweet. It’s simple, easy and much better for you than a brownie pan. 

Gather:

1-2 tbsp. pure cocoa

1 tbsp. cocoa nibs

½ frozen banana

1 tbsp. quality nut butter

½ scant tsp. quality walnut oil

Cashew milk

Trader Joe’s Creamed Honey (or honey to taste)

Slight dash sea salt

 

DirectionsPlace all ingredients except honey and cashew milk into blender. Then, fill with cashew milk until contents are submerged about ¾  of the way. Blend. Use more milk if you want a thinner texture. Add sweetener to taste. Don’t make it too sweet or you might find the next step a little much. Once you’re ready, pour in glass and top with dollop of creamed honey. The texture of the smoothie should be stiff enough to prevent the honey from sinking, but if it doesn’t just give it a good stir and enjoy. 

Get your Skin Loving Smoothie Shopping List HERE!

 

FRESH MINT WATERMELON NECTAR

Okay, we can’t take total credit for this recipe. One blistering summer day, Sidney noticed that a cafe in Asheville, called Green Sage, was offering it. By “it,” we mean something like the blend you see below. Once she tasted it, its divine nectar-of-the-Gods quality became instantly apparent. Of course, unable to imagine parting with it, she proceeded to go home and try her hand at making it. The recipe below is what she came up with.

You’ll need a juicer and a blender for this.  

Gather:

1 large organic apple with skin

½ pineapple

3 tbsp. fresh mint leaves

Slight dash sea salt

 

Directions: Juice apple. Then, pour it in blender and add pineapple and mint. Blend together. Mineralize with dash of salt and enjoy.

Get your Skin Loving Smoothie Shopping List HERE!