Greens have so many benefits for your skin, however I've never really been much of a fan of green smoothies as they always seem to taste a bit, well, earthy!
However I was determined to come up with a recipe that I liked so I could incorporate them more into my diet, as the benefits are just way too good to miss out on. And I think I've done it!
This smoothie is kale and spinach based, but with a tropical twist so it's super fresh and sweet!
- 2 Kale Leaves
- Handful of Spinach
- 1 Ripe Banana
- 1 Mango
- 3 Frozen Cubes Passionfruit
- 1 Tsp Hemp Seeds
- 250ml Almond Milk
- Juice Of 1/2 Lemon
- 1 Tsp Flaxseeds
The passionfruit really gives it a sweet and tropical flavour and I found frozen cubes just at my local Coles in the frozen fruit section. They're such an easy way to sweeten up a smoothie!
TIP! Because of the kale and passionfruit, this smoothie works best with a high powered blender. (Mine isn't great so you can see little flecks in it, however the taste is just as good!)
BENEFITS FOR THE SKIN
Kale is an amazing source of vitamins A, B, C & K as well as antioxidants and phytonutrients. It can also help with collagen production, increasing cell turnover and preventing free radical damage.
Spinach contains so many antioxidants as well as vitamin C, E & A, which are all amazing for increasing collagen production and also repairing the skin.
These are a great source of healthy fats and acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory while simultaneously encouraging skin growth and new cell generation.
Lemons are an anti-bacterial and also contain vitamin C, which can help brighten and revitalise the skin.
These are packed with omega 3 fatty acids and are also an amazing anti-inflammatory.