4 Smoothie Recipes For Bright, Glowing Skin

If you want to supercharge your weight loss while creating a healthy skin glow, look no further than a protein shake! The powerhouse ingredients in today’s shake recipes will help keep your skin supple, and fight age-related damage…all in a single sip!

For glowing, younger-looking and vibrant skin, these skin-saving shakes are the answer! Remember, every morsel you eat or drink becomes part of both the inner and outer fabric of your body. Healthier foods mean better looking skin! When your diet is missing certain foods, including essential fats, antioxidants, and vitamins (such as vitamin A and C), your skin will suffer. So for a brighter complexion, don’t miss today’s 3 protein shake recipes!

For any of these recipes, try using green tea as a base. Green tea is filled with inflammation-fighting antioxidants.

1. Chocolate Raspberry ENERGIZING Smoothie

You’ll feel ready to take on the day with today’s ENERGY-PACKED smoothie! Thanks to the natural lift you get with green tea mixed with the smooth chocolate raspberry flavor, it’s the perfect combination to allow you to DRINK MORE, and WEIGH LESS!

The secret ingredient in my new go-to shake is…..green tea! Here’s a little secret about me…green tea is my no-penalty pleasure. Not only does its natural caffeine levels speed up your heart rate, but a new study by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that due to the EGEC levels in green tea, drinking four cups of green tea a day helped participants lose six pounds in 8 weeks.

1 C. green tea *A spark of caffeine makes this the perfect morning energy boost!*
1 serving chocolate protein powder (I recommend Kathy Smith Protein Shake)
1/2 C. frozen raspberries
1/4 avocado
1 Tbsp Barlean’s omega-3 pomegranate swirl
Handful of ice

Directions:
Steep green tea, then chill. Place in protein powder, raspberries, avocado, pomegranate swirl, and ice. Blend for 30 seconds and enjoy

2. Mixed Berry Maqui Berry Protein Shake

The maqui in this protein shake is called a “superberry” because of the wonders it works for skin, hair and nails. Plus, the added chia seeds are rich in omega 3s  (almost 5 grams per 1 oz serving!) which reduces inflammation and promotes cell membrane health. Also, strawberries have more anti-aging Vitamin C than oranges and grapefruit! People who eat food high in vitamin C have fewer wrinkles and age-related dry skin than those who don’t.

Ingredients:
1 serving vanilla protein powder (I recommend Kathy Smith Protein Shake)
8 oz unsweetened almond milk
2 tsp maqui berry powder
1 Tbsp chia seeds
1/4 C. frozen strawberries

Directions:

Place ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.

3. Kiwi Mint Coconut Smoothie

This smoothie is a must-try because the mint and kale are anti-inflammatory ingredients. Kale also increases skin’s elasticity and hydration. Coconut is “rich in antioxidants, which are nutrients that help remove free radicals caused by outside stressors that may damage your skin, such as sun and pollution,” says Dr. Frank Lipman

Ingredients:
1 serving vanilla protein powder (I recommend the Kathy Smith Protein Shake)
1 cup shredded kale
1/4 cup fresh mint
Juice of one lime
1 small box coconut water (11 oz)
1 tablespoon chia seeds
4  ice cubes
Directions: Place ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.

4. Apricot Dream Protein Shake

Ingredients:

1 serving vanilla protein powder (I recommend using the Kathy Smith Protein Shake)
8 oz unsweetened almond milk
1- 2 small apricots (fresh or frozen)
1/4 cup raw almonds
1/2 tsp almond extract
Optional: 1 scoop Nanogreens
Directions: Place ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.

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