This smoothie has many beneficial ingredients in it that will do wonders for your body, both inside and out. It also has a sweet and tropical flavor to it (thanks to the mango) that makes drinking it enjoyable as well as beneficial. This smoothie works to improve the health of your skin as well as to prevent acne breakouts and is suitable for any and all skin types.
Don’t let the fish oil ingredient turn you away, the other ingredients mask any flavor of it and fish oil provides your body with A LOT of benefits. Fish oil can improve the look and health of your skin and aids in reducing redness or blotchy patches on your skin. The benefits don’t stop there either. Fish oil can strengthen hair and leave it looking healthier and shinier and also aids in reducing dandruff and dry scalps. (I can speak from experience that fish oil really does do wonders for your hair. I started taking fish oil gummy vitamins a couple of months ago and noticed my hair growing faster and looking much shinier and healthier.) So, if it can provide you with better skin and hair, why not add a splash of it into your smoothie?
What you need:
4 ice cubes
1/2 c. yogurt (plain only)
1/2 c. mango (fresh or frozen)
1 tbsp. fish oil
1/2 c. orange juice
1 mint leaf
What you do:
If your using a fresh mango, cut the mango into chunks and place in a blender
Add all remaining ingredients and blend until smooth
Transfer to a glass and enjoy immediately
Depending on whether or not you use fresh or frozen mango, you may need to add a couple extra ice cubes to your blender for a cooler smoother
You can always add more mint leaves to the mixture if you want a mintier taste (I tend to like to add a couple more and always enjoy the taste of fresh mint)
Recipe adapted from (and original recipe found at): Womenio
In the spirit of spring and beauty here’s a recipe for a delicious smoothie packed with antioxidants that will quench and moisturize your skin while fighting signs of aging and repairing skin damage. All the ingredients in this smoothie pack a punch when it comes to beauty and health benefits.
Here are just a couple of examples of what some of these ingredients will provide you with:
Coconut Water: helps to heal dry/itchy skin as well as age spots and wrinkles
Cucumbers: Improves hair, skin and nails and gives skin a youthful and glowing complexion. Excellent source of Vitamins A, C and K
Strawberries: Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory with lots of Vitamin C. Improves complexion and fights signs of aging
So, sit back and relax (maybe while doing a relaxing d.i.y. beauty recipe) with this delicious smoothie while it moisturizes and heals your skin!
What you need:
2 c. coconut water
1 c. coconut milk
1 medium cucumber
2 c. spinach
2 c. strawberries (fresh or frozen)
3 tbsp. chia seeds
What you do:
Cut up the cucumber so that it is in smaller pieces that fit into a blender
Add the cucumber and all other ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth
If your not using frozen strawberries, you may need to add a couple of ice cubes for a cooler smoothie