Written by Martel Jaimes
Summertime is fast approaching! Smoothies are more popular than ever.
But don’t you know that this ultimately healthy beverage is not only used to satisfy the stomach but also the skin? Yes. Smoothies are made purely from fruits and vegetables that contain the antioxidants our skin needs. Antioxidants inhibit oxidation of free radicals that can cause damage to our cells. This leads to pimples and even cancer.
Smoothies can be a great addition to our diet since they contain vitamins and minerals like Vitamin C, Potassium, Fiber and Vitamin A. Our diet cannot synthesize all the vitamins and minerals our body needs in our meals alone so these smoothies can be a great addition to our diet. Vitamin C helps your immune system and synthesizes collagen that aids the framework of your body. Potassium promotes healthy cells as it helps maintain normal blood pressure. Fiber is for good digestion in the stomach. Vitamin A which contains beta carotene helps your vision and immune system function properly. Smoothies also contain fish oils that have omega 3 oils. These have an anti-inflammatory effect that reduces redness from acne lesions and it also makes our hair shiny and strong.
Smoothies are quick and easy to make and are very good for the kids. Smoothie flavors ranges from banana blend, Strawberry blend, Carrot apple, berries and all the combination of fruits and vegetables that you can think of!
To make a berrylicious smoothie for your skin, what you need is:
1 tbsp fish oil, 1⁄4 cup frozen strawberries, 1⁄4 cup frozen blueberries, 1⁄4 cup frozen raspberries, 1⁄4 cup frozen raspberries, 1⁄4 cup frozen banana, 1⁄4 cup chopped kale leaves, and 1 cup water.
Just combine everything in the blender and blend until smooth. Now you are closer to that happy tummy and happy skin!