Coconut for Repairing Damaged Skin
“Healthy fats such as coconut oil are crucial for healthy skin,” says Frank Lipman, M.D., founder of Eleven Eleven Wellness Center. That’s because coconut oil contains lauric acid, which has antimicrobial properties. Coconut also contains vitamin E, which is essential for healthy skin growth and repair.“The saturated fat in coconut oil is even known to protect the skin from UV damage from the sun,” adds Dr Lipman. This coconut oil smoothie will help nourish your skin from the inside out—and may make you feel like you’re vacationing in the tropics.
Coconut Bliss Smoothie
Recipe by Frank Lipman, M.D.
1 Sustain packet
4 oz water
4 oz unsweetened almond milk
1⁄2 frozen banana cut into chunks
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp shredded unsweetened coconut
4 ice cubes
Add all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Ahh!