I don't know about you, but I find that the winter weather has a tendency to leave my complexion feeling dull, dry, and rather annoyingly a little prone to breakouts. Along with changing my skincare routine, I also make it a point to regularly whip up this delicious smoothie to hydrate and nourish my skin from the inside. No amount of creams and serums can have the huge effect that drinking this does. If I drink it four days in a row, by the fifth day, I can, honestly, see a major difference in the look and feel of my skin. It’s clearer, brighter and considerably less dry.
All you need is a blender and a few of the veggies / fruits listed below. This smoothie is jam-packed with eye-brightening spinach, antioxidant-rich watercress, skin brightening and repairing parsley, ultra-nutritious avocados, and skin-smoothing pears, its creamy consistency fills me up for hours, and it’s a great substitute for a full breakfast when you’re pressed for time. Make a glass for yourself today – your skin (and health) will be saying 'thank you'
4 ice cubes
1 handful of spinach, which is full of iron, potassium and lutein, which will bring that sparkle back to your skin and eyes
1 handful of watercress, a powerhouse antioxidant with more iron than spinach and calcium than milk
1 handful of parsley, a superfood with tons of vitamin C, beta carotene which repairs skin cells, and chlorophyll and vitamin K for depuffing and erasing under eye circles
½ ripe avocado, which adds a delicious creamy texture and a ton of nutrients
1 pear, to add a little natural sweetness
1 lime, to alkalize your body
Blend, and serve chilled and with ice
Your guide to living whole and well. Emma Olliff is a Registered Nutritional Therapist, wellness expert, food lover, and advocate for healthy living!