SKIN LOVING KALE SMOOTHIE

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!

 

INGRIDIENTS:

  • 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:

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:

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.

HEMP SEEDS:

These are a great source of healthy fats and acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory while simultaneously encouraging skin growth and new cell generation.

LEMON:

Lemons are an anti-bacterial and also contain vitamin C, which can help brighten and revitalise the skin.

FLAXSEEDS:

These are packed with omega 3 fatty acids and are also an amazing anti-inflammatory.

 

 

 

Enjoy!

 

xx