Okay, full disclosure here: you’re not going to be able to drink this smoothie once and have gorgeous, shiny hair. It just doesn’t work that way!
But this healthy hair smoothie is full of ingredients that will help contribute to the overall health of your tresses in a number of ways when eaten regularly.
Almond Butter Smoothie Ingredients
With both almond milk and almond butter, this smoothie is a great source of the trace mineral copper. There is evidence that correlates reduced copper, iron, and calcium levels with premature greying of the hair and inflammation [source]. And the vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids in almonds are also fantastic for glowing skin and healthy hair.
2. Greek Yogurt
Like your skin and nails, protein is one of the essential nutrients for gorgeous hair, and Greek yogurt is particularly high in protein. But Greek yogurt also contains vitamin D, which is important because a deficiency in that vitamin can lead to hair loss [source], and pantothenic acid, which boosts hair growth [source].
Figs have long been thought to accelerate hair growth by increasing blood circulation to the scalp.
Bananas are rich in antioxidants, which can help protect hair from free radical damage [source]. You can even use them to make a topical hair mask!
5. Collagen Protein
You know collagen is amazing for your skin, but did you know it’s good for hair too? By strengthening hair follicles, collagen protein can help promote hair growth.
Adding 1-2 scoops of collagen peptides to a smoothie is a super simple way to add protein because it won’t affect the taste of your smoothie. Hurrah! Or try these morning breakfast options:
Butter coffee – Combine 1 cup of freshly brewed coffee + 1 tablespoon of grass-fed ghee or coconut oil + 1 scoop collagen peptides + 1 teaspoon of cinnamon + 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract + a pinch of sea salt in a blender and blend on high for 30-60 seconds until frothy. You can also stir collagen into a plain cup of coffee or tea.
Oatmeal – Add 10 grams (1 scoop) of collagen to your oatmeal, along with some healthy fat (like 1 tablespoon of nut butter) for a well-balanced breakfast.
More Healthy Hair Smoothies
For more recipes your hair will love, try this Swiss Chard, Mango + Strawberry Beauty Smoothie, or this Smoothie with Blueberry + Kale.
Fig Almond Butter Smoothie for Healthy Hair
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 4 dried figs
- 3 tablespoons almond butter
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1 scoop collagen peptides
- Pinch of nutmeg
- Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Serve immediately.
This article was medically reviewed by Dr. Gina Jansheski, a licensed, board-certified physician who has been practicing for more than 20 years. Learn more about Hello Glow’s medical reviewers here. As always, this is not personal medical advice and we recommend that you talk with your doctor.
Recipe and video by Emily Caruso, photos by Ana Stanciu
Sandee Blankenship says
Why is it that there is no nutritional value info? Its so important! Looks amazingly yummy????