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, when eaten on a regular basis, will help contribute to the overall health of your tresses in a number of ways.
Foods for Healthy Hair
Almonds – With both almond milk and almond butter, this smoothie is a great source of the trace mineral copper. There is evidence that adequate levels of copper in your diet reduce premature greying of the hair and inflammation. And the vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids in almonds are fantastic for glowing skin and healthy hair.
Greek Yogurt – Like your skin and nails, protein is one of the most 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, and pantothenic acid, which boosts hair growth.
Figs – Figs have long been thought to accelerate hair growth by increasing blood circulation to the scalp.
Bananas – Bananas are rich in sulfur, which supports the production of collagen and keratin. It’s so good for your hair that you can even use it to make a topical hair mask!
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.
Recipe, photos and video by Emily Caruso
Almond Butter Fig Healthy Hair Smoothie
- 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.