5 Beautifying Smoothie Recipes

Getting a gorgeous, glowing complexion doesn’t only mean slathering on sunblock or the latest antioxidant serum (though that helps, too). It also means paying attention to your diet. By tossing nutrient-rich fruits, vegetables and other goodies into your blender, you can nab more beautifying foods that will nourish your skin from the inside, out.
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Avocado for Reducing Inflammation

An avocado is capable of a lot more than delicious guacamole. This creamy green fruit is loaded with vitamins C, E and K, which are essential for healthy skin. It may also help reduce dryness and irritation. “I love the avocado in this recipe because it’s loaded with antioxidant power, giving skin a beauty boost by helping your body cut down on inflammation and making your skin glow,” explains Keri Glassman, R.D., author of Slim, Calm, Sexy Diet: 365 Proven Food Strategies for Mind/Body Bliss. In addition to all of those beautifying benefits, avocados also contain glutathione, a substance that specifically blocks intestinal absorption of certain fats that cause oxidative stress—the damage to our skin due to environment, diet, alcohol, UV rays or smoking.

Paradise Smoothie

Recipe by Keri Glassman, R.D.


Ingredients

1 medium ripe peach, sliced

2 tbsp chopped Hass avocado

1/3 cup unsweetened frozen strawberries

3/4 cup fat-free plain yogurt

3 tbsp 100% pomegranate juice

1 tsp grapeseed oil

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Directions

Place all ingredients in a blender. Puree about 15 seconds or until smooth. Pour into a tall glass and serve with a tall straw.

Article written by Deborah Dunham
Author for YouBeauty.com