Filled with antioxidant-rich superfoods, this glowy skin smoothie helps improve complexion and fight the aging process.
The sweet treat is rich in cocoa flavanols, plant compounds with antioxidant properties, which help hydrate skin and improve circulation. Cocoa hydrates your skin, making it firmer and more supple.
This leafy green is one of the best sources of lutein and zeaxanthin, nutrients that absorb and neutralize the free radicals created by UV light—including the wavelengths that actually get through sunscreen and reach your skin. Plus, just one cup gives you 134% and 133% of your daily value for skin-firming vitamin C and A.
This makes the list because of what it’s not: dairy. Dairy is highly inflammatory, which means it will aggravate acne, wrinkles, and rashes.
The fruit is rich in monounsaturated fatty acids, which have been proven to hydrate and shield the skin by lowering the risk of premature aging caused by ultraviolet radiation. The potent source of fat in avocados also helps our bodies absorb many of the fat-soluble vitamins that help protect our skin from sun damage.
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 banana (frozen is best for texture)
- ½ medium avocado
- 2 dates
- 1 small handful of kale
- 1 tbsp cacao nibs
- Blend ingredients in a blender until smooth, and enjoy!