Our diet contributes a lot to our overall well-being. It’s important to eat well to keep our engines running smoothly. While we know how important a balanced and nutritious diet is for our internal organs, it can also do wonders for our outward appearance.
Apart from making sure our organs get the right amount of nutrients they need, it’s equally important to make sure they stay hydrated. Dehydration can lead to a lot of issues such as fever, fainting, dizziness, heart palpitations, increased heart rate, decreased blood pressure, and others.
Our cells, tissues, and organs need to stay hydrated to continue functioning properly. Our skin, being the largest organ in the body, is no exception. In fact, our skin is among the first to manifest signs of dehydration.
When the skin suddenly becomes dry and wrinkled, it may be a sign of inadequate water intake. Surely, there are various ways to combat it. You can slather as much moisturizer as you want, you can make frequent visits to your local spa and dermatologists, but nothing beats hydrating your skin from within.
The secret to having amazing skin can be hiding inside your pantry. Your blender might be the only machine you’ll need to get that skin glowing, supple, and hydrated! Not sure where to start? Here are some delicious skin-hydrating smoothie recipes you should try.
The Banana-Strawberry-Baobab Smoothie
Baobab fruit is rich in vitamin C which boosts the formation of elastin and collagen in your body. These are the two main structural proteins that support the skin’s elasticity preventing premature wrinkles from forming.
To make this smoothie, you’ll need:
- A handful of almonds
- 1 medium sized banana
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 tsp baobab powder
- ½ cup coconut water
- 1 tsp Natrisweet 100% Pure Stevia Powder
This is the best smoothie to make if you’re in a hurry since all you need to do is pulse all ingredients together in a blender until you get a smooth texture. Add in more coconut water if you feel the need to. Pour mixture in a cup and enjoy!
Mango Matcha Green Tea Smoothie
Got 10 minutes? Why not whip yourself up a refreshing and antioxidant-rich matcha smoothie!
- ½ cup coconut milk
- 1 frozen mango
- 1 frozen banana
- A handful of spinach
- 1 tsp TEAki Hut Matcha Powder with Stevia
First, mix in coconut milk and matcha powder in the blender. Once the powder is dissolved, add in the spinach and blend. Lastly, throw in the rest of the ingredients until it reaches a smooth and creamy consistency.
Cucumber Cantaloupe Smoothie
Cucumber is rich in fiber which benefits not just your skin but your entire digestive tract in so many ways. Cantaloupe, on the other hand, is rich in potassium and vitamins A and C!
- ½ cup ice cubes
- ½ cup chopped cantaloupe
- ½ cup chopped papaya
- 1 small seeded lemon (peeled and sliced)
- 1 medium cucumber (peeled, seeded, and chopped)
- 1 cup coconut water
Just blend all ingredients together until you reach your desired consistency. Enjoy it before the ice melts!
Banana Pancake Smoothie
This one is great to have in the morning just like your regular pancakes but with a healthier twist. Adding nuts to your smoothie is a great way toad texture as well as vitamin E and omega-3. Another ingredient you should definitely try to get healthier skin is Hyaluronic Acid. While you can easily see this ingredient used in numerous topical skincare products, Hyaluronic Acid is great or even better when ingested too. What it does mainly is to help retain moisture all throughout your body to keep your tissues and joints well lubricated.
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 cup ice
- 1 banana
- ½ cup strawberries
- ¼ cup nuts (preferably walnuts)
- 2 tbsps oats
- 1 tsp Purisure Hyaluronic Acid Powder
Mix the almond milk and Hyaluronic Powder in the blender first. Once the powder has dissolved completely throw in the rest of the ingredients and pulse until desired consistency is achieved.
Nourishing your skin from within is quite easy. As mentioned, all you’ll ever need is your fridge and your blender. There are no rules on how to make the perfect smoothie. You can just throw in whatever fruit is in season. But if you must follow a formula make sure to incorporate some ice, a cup of milk, coconut water, or just plain water will do, and a combination of your two or three of your favorite fruit! Just make sure everything is seeded and chopped.
If you want an extra boost, you can throw in a teaspoon of tea powder and some vitamin supplements such as Hyaluronic Acid, Spirulina, protein powders, and so on. Have fun with it and stay glowing!