Clear Skin Smoothies: Berry, Honey and Almond
Yesterday I attempted my first clear skin smoothie – I got a blender for my birthday and am currently going through a phase of making many smoothies!
– Almond Milk: Contains a lot of Vitamin E (apparently 50% of your recommended daily amount) which works wonders on your skin! Vitamin E helps maintain your skins natural moisturisers and also helps protect your skin against sun damage. I hadn’t tried this previously, but absolutely love the taste, and it will now be an essential in my food shop as I know it will help my skin but also helps with weight management and keeping your heart healthy.
– Mixed Berries: Berries contain many antioxidants including vitamin C which is responsible for the health of collagen. They also aid in weight loss as well as lowering cholesterol and blood pressure. Blueberries in particular are known to reduce the levels of oil in your skin therefore helping acne.
– Honey: Honey is a top D.I.Y skincare product, there are so many face masks and scrubs people make using honey as the main ingredient as it is an anti-inflammatory and can help fight acne, eczema and other skin issues. I decided to add this to the smoothie to give it a sweet taste which isn’t fattening and also has these clear skin properties.
– Protein Powder: I just added one little scoop as this helps you to feel fuller for longer, and it also causes sugars to be released at a slower rate which helps your skin – blood sugar spikes can cause inflammation.
On top of this any other fruits could be added to make it more tasty – I added some Kiwi and Peaches to mine!
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