I’ve mentioned how diet can impact not just your overall health, but your skin as well. One of the things I love to incorporate into my diet is a green smoothie.
~ more energyNow, when I say “green smoothie”, I mean just that. Greens, maybe some fruit to sweeten and water or a nut milk of choice. No cow’s milk, no yogurt, no ice cream, no sugar. We’re trying to get the glow in our complexion, and dairy, sadly, does not do a body or your skin good.
Some of the many benefits of drinking green smoothies are:
~ weight loss
~ clearer, more radiant skin
~ stable blood sugar and less cravings for sugar
~ better digestion
~ fewer mood swings
…and the list can go on.
One of my favorite, quick green smoothie recipes involves just a handful of raw, organic baby spinach, a banana, a sprinkle of chia seeds, and water. Blend and yum!
Another of my absolute favorites is Kimberly Snyder’s Glowing Green Smoothie (check it out here). This smoothie contains over 3 cups of dark, leafy greens, which is more than most people consume in a week (unless you’re a vegetarian of course! :-D)
Another great benefit that smoothies have is that by blending the greens, the nutrients that are inside the plant cells are made more readily available to the body. Also, blending keeps all of the fiber intact, which is important for digestion. And as you know, digestion is critical for flushing toxins out of the body and for keeping your skin clear.
Just by adding one green smoothie to your diet a day, you will start to not only feel better, but your skin will become more radiant and healthy as well. 🙂
Peace and love