Are you ready for another beauty smoothie? I just can't get enough of these tasty, healthy creations, and I think you'll really love this one. Taking care of our skin starts from within, and this Wrinkle Fighting Berry + Kale Smoothie is full of nutrients to help combat those pesky wrinkles we all hate. As a bonus, this wrinkle-reducing beauty smoothie is also delicious!
Wrinkle-Fighting Berry Kale Smoothie
Let's take a closer look at the smoothie ingredients and how they can help reduce wrinkles:
Coconut water is nature's sports drink. Full of potassium and electrolytes, coconut water replenishes and rehydrates skin from the inside out, making it softer and younger looking. It's also full of antioxidants, which fight free radicals, decrease the effects of sun damage and improve the look and feel of fine lines.
Kale is one of nature's original superfoods. One of the most nutritious foods on the planet, kale is loaded with the skin's favorite Vitamins A, D, and K, not to mention antioxidants that help to detox the body and rid it of free radicals. While not scientifically proven, kale is said to tighten pores, reduce dark circles, boost collagen production and increases cell turnover.
Considered one of nature's best super foods thanks to an abundance of phytonutrients, blueberries are full of antioxidants and, like kale, combat free radicals. They're also loaded with significant amounts of zinc and iron, both skin-friendly minerals. Blueberries also help boost the production of collagen when eaten regularly.
Oranges are loaded up with Vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that is essential for collagen production. Getting a high amount of vitamin C in one's diet is said to aid in the skin's natural regeneration process, which helps your body repair damaged skin cells and improve skin's texture.
These powerhouses are one of the best sources of selenium, which can help improve the skin's elasticity. They're loaded with the healthy omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamin E that will keep skin moisturized and supple, and they also contain copper to help support the production of melanin and protect and repair tissues.
Flax oil and seeds
Flax oil and seeds both contain essential fatty acids which help keep the skin hydrated and smooth. They're powerful anti-inflammatories that can help with other skin maladies like rosacea, acne, and dermatitis, and they'll even help wounds heal more quickly. For even more benefits, you can substitute flax oil instead.
Blueberry Kale Smoothie
- 1 ½ cups cold coconut water
- 2 cups lightly packed kale, roughly chopped
- 2 cups frozen wild blueberries
- 1 orange peeled and cut in half
- 1 tablespoon flax seeds
- 2 Brazil nuts
- Place ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour into a glass and serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to an hour.