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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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.


Ingredients

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

Directions

Add all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Ahh!

Deborah Dunham

Article written by Deborah Dunham
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