Ever dared to go out without stealing a glance at the mirror? I think not. It is in human nature to care about our physical beauty. It’s a key feature which helps in building our confidence too. Beauty doesn’t always have to mean the expert usage of numerous expensive cosmetics and beauty products. True beauty lies in simple qualities like healthy eyes and a clean, glowing skin. But in reality, these are the qualities hard to acquire and maintain. Consistent care and efforts are required to maintain them. But again, times have changed so has our lifestyle. In the current scenario, we have little time to apply packs and wait around. That is exactly why we have this list of best smoothie recipes for a healthy glowing skin. These are easy to make and drinking them is something easy to follow. With the summer at our footsteps it is extremely easy to get these fruits for a glowing skin. Many of these juicy fruits possess qualities beyond our imagination. So make sure to grab a few of them next to you go grocery shopping.
#1 Pumpkin Smoothie
Best smoothie recipes list is incomplete without this one. You could either use canned pumpkin or fresh pumpkin. If you are looking for radiance, then we suggest you have pumpkin smoothie on regular basis. Pumpkin is rich in Vitamin A, C and E; nutrients required for healthy skin. Studies prove that they help in improving heart health, digestion, immunity and healing speed.
- ½ cup canned pure pumpkin, frozen in ice cube tray
- 7 oz 2% Greek-style yogurt
- ½ cup water
- ¼ avocado
- 2 Tbsp ground flaxseed
- ½ tsp pumpkin spice pie
Blend all ingredients until smooth and enjoy this healthy drink.
#2 Mango Summer Smoothie
I love mangoes and it is my favorite fruit. I know, most of us stay away from Mangoes because we believe it is the number one cause of breakouts. But, did you know, mangoes contain carotenoids which are important for glowing skin? And that’s just beginning of the list of benefits. It helps in preventing cancer, lowers cholesterol level, maintains blood pressure and also improves eye health.
- ¼ cup mango cubes
- ¼ cup mashed ripe avocado
- ½ cup mango juice
- ¼ cup fat-free vanilla yogurt
- 1 Tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- 6 ice cubes
Blend the mango, avocado, mango juice, yogurt, lime juice, sugar, and ice cubes until smooth. Garnish with sliced mango or strawberry, if desired.
Also Read: Mango Recipes to Enjoy this Summer
#3 Young Glow Smoothie Recipe
Sweet potato is an essential root vegetable that is responsible for collagen production. Why is collagen production important? Well, collagen helps maintain our skin’s elasticity and prevents from getting wrinkles. Orange brightens the skin and pineapple and flaxseed boost the collagen production. This is one of the healthiest and best smoothie recipes for glowing skin.
- 1 cup sweet potato – scrubbed, peeled
- 4 oz pineapple
- 1 orange – peeled
- 1 tbsp flaxseed
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup ice
In a blender, combine all the ingredients and blend well. Serve cold.
#4 Best Banana Smoothie
This is another delightful smoothie that has numerous benefits. Banana is a very popular fruit in the tropical regions and specially in India; it is part of our diet. It is included for a reason. Apart from helping to maintain a healthy skin it has other qualities due to it’s high fiber content. It supports to maintain blood pressure, eases digestion and also helps fight anemia.
Soak a mixture of raw seeds in water and keep overnight. This is done to absorb maximum nutrients from them. You can use linseeds, pumpkin, sesame, sunflower, etc. (1 heaped tablespoon)
- Protein powder (1 heaped tablespoon)
- Banana (1)
- Ground cinnamon (1/2 teaspoon)
- Raw honey (1 teaspoon)
- 200-300 ml of oat/almond/soy milk
Blend the ingredients and have it for breakfast.
#6 Pretty Pear Smoothie
Pears are irreplaceable fruits that have been widely used around the world and savored for their delicious flavor. The health benefits of pears include their ability to aid in weight loss, improve digestion and heart health, regulate the body’s fluid levels, and reduce blood pressure. They also increase the cognitive ability, prevent cancer, and promote wound healing and tissue repair. Now I’m sure you can’t say no to them the next time.
- Unsweetened vanilla milk (8 ounce)
- Kale- stems removed (4-5 leaves)
- Asian pear (1/2)
- Frozen banana (1/2)
- Fresh grated ginger (1/2 piece)
- Cinnamon (1/4 teaspoon)
- Chia seeds (1 teaspoon)
- Ground flax meal (1 teaspoon)
Blend all the ingredients together and serve.
#7 Glowing, Green Smoothie
This smoothie is a perfect union of everything good, green and soothing. All the fruits at their best. They all blend in to form the most unique taste. Kale used in this recipe, is full of carotenoids, which gives you a very healthy looking skin. Orange, rich in vitamin C is abundant in benefits too. Spinach has been praised for it’s qualities since ever. Remember Popeye, our childhood hero?
- Clean spinach leaves (1 cup)
- Clean chopped kale (1 cup)
- Seedless green grapes (1 cup)
- 1 pear (seeds and stem removed)
- 1 peeled and sliced orange
- 1 peeled banana
- Chia seeds (1 teaspoon)
- Water (1/2 cup)
- Some ice
Follow similar pattern as above. Kale used in this recipe, is full of carotenoids, which gives you a very healthy looking skin.
#8 Coconut Crave Smoothie
Last in the list of best smoothies for a glowing skin is this coconut recipe. We Indians have been blessed with this fruit in abundance. The fact that they are not that hard to procure makes them extremely appealing. They are folate powerhouse and also helps in weight reduction.
- Sustain packet (1)
- Water (4 ounces)
- Unsweetened almond milk (4 ounces)
- Frozen and sliced bananas (1/2)
- Coconut oil (1 tablespoon)
- Unsweetened shredded coconut (1 tablespoon)
- Ice cubes (4)
Blend all the ingredients and sip this healthy smoothie. Coconut is essential for skin growth and repair of damaged skin. It contains lauric acid, which possesses antimicrobial properties.
These were some of the best smoothie recipes for you to enjoy this summer. They not only taste good but also helps keep our skin healthy. Checkout more smoothie recipes at www.foodnetwork.com.