Sip Your Way to a Clear Complexion With These Delicious Smoothies

Lauren Keller
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Pretty much every girl wants clear skin, the kind that doesn’t require any makeup – it just always looks flawless, leaving you looking like you’ve just walked off the set of a Neutrogena commercial. We’ll try any product out there that will help us get that glowing, flawless complexion we’ve always been dying for. While regularly wearing sunscreen and moisturizing daily are a huge part of it, something not everyone realizes is how much your diet can affect your skin.

Certain foods are known to contain antioxidants, vitamins and other necessities that are vital in clearing up our skin, so why not start consuming them right away? We’ve gathered up five delicious smoothies full of the best ingredients for you to try so you can drink your way to a clear complexion in no time.

Blueberry smoothie

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Clear Skin Smoothie

Ingredients:

1 cup Unsweetened Coconut Water
1/2 Flesh of Avocado
1/2 cup Frozen Blueberries
Handful of Organic Spinach Leaves
1-2 tablespoons of Hemp (pea based protein)
1/2 teaspoon Spirulina Powder

Blend all of these nutrient-packed ingredients together for a radiant glow! Avocado is chock full of nutrients and is proven to improve complexions of dry, dull skin from the inside out by building skin’s cell membranes. Spirulina Powder helps tone skin for a more youthful look while the Vitamin K found in spinach works to improve your complexion. (Via zss-skincare.com)

Glowing Skin Coconut Water Smoothie

Ingredients:

1 cup Coconut Water, chilled
1 cup Strawberries (frozen or fresh)
1 cup Organic Baby Carrots
1 cup Mango Chunks (frozen or fresh)
1 Navel Orange, pealed

This recipe provides you with enough to make two smoothies, so pop one in the fridge for later or share one with a friend on a hot summer day! The mangos and oranges together contain a ton of Vitamins: A, B, C, E and K, while providing a natural sweetness to the smoothie so there’s no need for added sugars. The strawberries are also a great source of Vitamin C, which is known to help boost the collagen in your skin. The carrots also supply the added benefit of anti-aging antioxidants. (Via hellonatural.com)

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Glowing Skin Berry Smoothie

Ingredients:

1/2 cup Blueberries
1/4 cup Raspberries
1/4 cup Strawberries
1/4 cup Kale
1 Greek Yogurt (0% Fat)
1 tablespoon Honey
2 teaspoons Flax Seeds
1/4 cup Water

Berries are one of the best sources of antioxidants, and this smoothie is loaded with them. The antioxidants help protect your skin against the sun’s harmful rays as well as boost collagen production. The fiber and protein found in Greek yogurt will help with your skin’s elasticity and flax seeds contain Omega-3 fatty acids which reduces redness and inflammation while also rehydrating your skin. (Via aseasyasapplepie.com)

Glowing Skin Smoothie

Ingredients:

1/2 cup Plain Coconut Water
2 Frozen, Ripe Bananas, peeled and sliced
1 cup Pineapple (frozen or fresh), chopped
1 cup Mango (frozen or fresh), chopped
2 cups Spinach or Kale
1/2 Avocado, sliced
Optional: 1 tablespoon Flaxseed (oil or ground)

Coconut water is super hydrating, so anytime you can find it in a smoothie it’ll do wonders for your skin by making you appear more awake and refreshed. The mango is high in carotenoids (the ingredient that gives yellow, red and orange fruits and vegetables their colors), which absorbs really well in the outer layers of your skin. Consuming these deeply pigmented foods can take your skin from dry and dull to rosy and glowing simply by ingesting them! (sallysbakingaddiction.com)

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Banana Almond Flax Seed Smoothie

Ingredients:

1 medium to large Frozen Banana, chopped
1 spoonful of Almond or Peanut Butter
2 spoonfuls of Flax Seed
1/2 cup Almond Milk or Yogurt or Milk
Drizzle of Honey, Agave Nectar or Maple Syrup
Drop of Almond Extract

Though it may seem more like a milkshake, this indulgent smoothie is still a perfectly healthy way for you to achieve that glowing complexion you’re dying for. The flaxseed will help to smooth any irritations, redness or inflammation on the skin while also moisturizing from within. If you choose to use almonds, they are packed with Omega-3 fatty acids which promote skin radiance and plenty of vitamins and proteins that eliminate toxins from the body and skin while protecting against sun damage. (cookieandkate.com)

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