This delicious smoothie is packed full healthy foods to clear your skin and nourish your whole body!
- 1 Small Roasted Beet
- 1 Cup Frozen or Fresh Strawberries
- ½ a Fresh or Frozen Banana
- 1 Kale Leaf (torn into small pieces)
- 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
- 1 Tbsp. Almond Butter
- ½ Tbsp. Hemp Hearts
- ½ cup Water
Directions: Blend all ingredients in blender until smooth. Beets
are a wonderful source of dietary fiber, potassium, manganese, folic acid, Vitamin C, zinc, copper, and iron. Beets also contain the antioxidants polyphenols and betalains. They are a unique source of betaine, a nutrient that protects cells from environmental stress and reducing inflammation. Zinc and folic acid are known to help clear acne. Strawberries
are an excellent source of Vitamin C and Ellagic Acid. Vitamin C is a powerhouse antioxidant known for strengthening your immune systems and anti-aging benefits. Ellagic acid acts as an antibacterial and an antioxidant. Studies show that ellagic acid helps to negate skin damage caused by UV Radiation such as wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, the breakdown of collagen and inflammation. Kale
contains many vitamins and nutrients that are good for skin and whole body, like beta carotene, vitamin k and lutein. Our bodies convert beta carotene into Vitamin A, an antioxidant that increases the rate cellular turnover which can help reduce clogged pores, acne, wrinkles, discoloration and dryness. Vitamin K improves circulation, helps to reduce dark under eye circles, and improves skin elasticity. Lutein, a carotenoid like beta carotene, can provide a bronzed glow to skin when consumed in large quantities. Hemp Hearts
are rich in two essential fatty acids, linoleic acid (omega-6) and alpha-linolenic acid (omega-3) that maintain healthy cells, keeping you skin looking hydrated, plump and youthful. These fatty acids strengthen the skin barrier function to protect the skin from free radical, and can help soothe inflammation and dryness from a variety of skin concerns. Almond Butter
is loaded with Vitamin E and fatty acids that help keep skin supple and hydrated. Vitamin E is an antioxidant, strengthens capillary walls, improves moisture, reduces inflammation and aids in the healing of skin. By reducing inflammation and speeding up skin regeneration, Vitamin E is a great help to resolving acne. Vitamin E also helps your body create stores of other vitamins, making them work better.