It’s Summertime and that means one thing…it’s H O T outside. With that, I tend to focus on two things: how to keep my skin clear during this insane weather (ugh sunscreen and sweat), and how to feel my best about my body (swimsuits, you know?).
The only thing I want to eat these days is a nice cold smoothie! It’s just too hot for anything else. Lucky for you guys, my best gal Lauren, has just the trick!
Lauren has her own health and wellness practice and is a legit genius when it comes to foods, how to stay healthy and the proper supplements to better your health! Make sure you check out her website for all things health, wellness and beauty from the inside out.
I don’t know about you, but I’m obsessed with skincare and doing all that I can to keep my skin healthy, clear and glowing. This smoothie, full of anti-oxidants and fresh, whole, foods is certain to make you GLOW! Not to mention, it’s seriously so delicious. I make this one all the time now. Take a look at the super simple recipe and get to glowing!
Blueberry Beauty Smoothie
WHAT’S IN IT: Vitamins C, E and zinc and collagen, just to name a few. These are some of the most important nutrients for skin health. I try to eat foods naturally high in these nutrients, but sometimes it can be hard. I love this smoothie because it’s delicious and packed with beauty foods that help keep your skin healthy and beautiful! It has 5 ingredients and takes less than 5 minutes to make!
WHAT YOU’LL NEED: You’ll need blueberries, a banana, peanut butter, coconut milk and marine collagen. It’s best to use organic ingredients to help protect your body from harmful pesticides and other environmental toxins.
WHY IT WORKS: Collagen is the main structural protein in the body, which helps to promote youthful skin and healthy hair. Of course, we want to give our body the nutrients it needs to make our own collagen, but I like to supplement with marine collagen. It’s not only great for your skin and hair, but also supports healthy joints.
Blueberries are a great source of antioxidants (vitamins C and E), which protect the skin from sun damage and play an important role in collagen production. Last but not least, add in a little peanut butter and coconut milk and blend everything together.
I hope you enjoy this as much as I do!
· ½ organic banana, frozen
· 1 cup organic blueberries, frozen
· 1 tbsp organic peanut butter
· 1 packet or serving of marine collagen, unflavored
· Splash of vanilla coconut milk, unsweetened
· Place all ingredients into a blender
· Blend until smooth