Berries are one of the best parts of summer, and they also happen to be amazing beauty- and nutrition-boosters. Raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries are packed with fiber, which offsets their naturally occurring sugars and is key for gut health, weight loss, and digestion. The flavonoids in berries also help shrink fat cells, reduce blood-sugar swings, and ease inflammation, while antioxidants protect the skin from free radicals. A few berries a day is a great way to keep your skin healthy and glowing, and these 3 smoothies combine the power of strawberries, blackberries and raspberries ingredients for smoothies with other beauty-boosting ingredients for healthy treats you’ll want to sip all summer long.
Summer Love Smoothie
Brazil nuts are packed with selenium which, combined with raspberries’ and coconut oil’s beauty benefits, helps protect skin from sun damage and retains its elasticity. Only consume a few Brazil nuts per day, though—the selenium is extremely concentrated.
Sweet Sunshine Smoothie
This smoothie has a nice subtle chocolate flavor (and even more antioxidants) thanks to cacao—sub in raw cocoa powder if needed, and omit the cilantro if desired.
Berry Beauty Smoothie
What’s your favorite berry smoothie recipe for summer?
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