3 Smoothies For Fresher Looking Skin

Do you often wonder the secret to glowing skin? Can sipping help in this regard? Consider a study published in Evolution and Human Behavior which claims that taking an equivalent of 15 mg of beta-carotene supplements daily leads to developing the golden skin tone that is perceived as attractive.

So that would mean having caretonoid rich foods is the key to a healthy-looking, fresh skin, right? Wrong. They key is to blend your carotenoid intake with healthy fats like yogurt to see the real benefits. Read on to find out some delicious and easy-to-make smoothie recipes filled with carotenoid-rich veggies like carrots and spinach:

1. Pumpkin Smoothie

Drinking this pumpkin smoothie ensures that you get your beta-carotene intake along with alpha carotene which is contained in pumpkin. The body then converts these into vitamin A, which becomes an essential skin supporting nutrients when combined with fat.

Ingredients:

Canned pure pumpkin: ½ (frozen in ice cube tray)

Greek style yogurt: 7 oz

Avocado: ¼

Water: ½ cup

Ground flaxseed: 2 tbsp

Pumpkin spice pie: ½ tsp

 

This recipes makes one serving which you can enjoy chilled!

2. Mango Smoothie

Mango and other orange fruits are filled with the goodness of carotenoid with 2 mg of beta-carotene in each raw fruit cup. Blend the following ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth and enjoy!

Ingredients:

Mango cubes: ¼ cup

Mashed ripe avocado: ¼ cup

Mango juice: ½ cup

Fat free vanilla yogurt: ¼ cup

Fresh limejuice: 1 tbsp

Sugar: 1 tbsp

Ice cubes: 6

 

You can also garnish this smoothie with strawberry or mango for added flavor!

3. Kale and Orange Smoothie

This healthy smoothie, with a combination of kale and orange, will provide you with more than 6 mg of beta-carotene goodness, which fuels the body with energy and gives your skin a fresh and healthy glow!

Ingredients:

Chopped ale: 1 cup

Kiwi: 2 large (peeled and chopped)

Fresh orange or tangerine juice: ½ cup

Cilantro sprigs: ½ cup

Rib celery: 1 (chopped)

Ice cubes: ¼

 

Blend all ingredients together and enjoy the goodness of kale and orange smoothie.

Make sure that you make smoothies a part of your daily diet in order to derive their benefits. To check out which blenders would make these awesome smoothies, check out our review page here.