My 3 Favorite Smoothie Add-Ins for Beautiful Skin and More Energy
One thing I love about smoothies is that they are such a great delivery system for powerful nutrition, not only for your body, but also for your skin! And, talk about energy!! Yes, smoothies give you that, too.
HERE ARE A FEW THINGS I LOVE TO ADD IN TO MY SMOOTHIE FOR AN EXTRA SKIN-LOVING, ENERGY-PRODUCING PUNCH:
This helps to tighten and firm skin. There are many on the market, but a new one that I’m trying is from Root Brands and it’s called “Give Me Back My Youth”. Yes, please! CLICK HERE to check it out. If you want to order it, you’ll need to set up a FREE account HERE. Not only is collagen great for skin, it’s got other super powers, too. Excellent for gut health, joint health, and supports fat-burning.
In my opinion, celery makes a smoothie VERY refreshing. I absolutely love celery in my smoothies. (My husband does not, however, so I have to make him a separate smoothie when I use celery!) Celery is very supportive of liver health (the liver can always use some extra love!), and because it’s 95% water, it’s super hydrating for your skin. Psst…hydration is key to supple and soft skin. 🙂
3. PLANT-BASED PROTEIN POWDER!
If you are consuming a smoothie as a meal replacement (breakfast, for instance), if you add a plant-based protein powder to it, your smoothie will keep you full and satiated until lunch. And, with the greens, fruit, and added protein powder, you’ll be powered up and energized all morning long. I like Garden of Life and Vega protein powders.
I ALSO LOVE GINGER, LEMON (with the peel!), AND CINNAMON IN MY SMOOTHIES!
IMPORTANT TIP: One thing I NEVER add to my smoothies is sugar.
They are sweet enough with the fruit I put in them. If you find that your smoothie isn’t sweet enough for you, you can add a little bit of stevia or honey. But, don’t add sugar. And, if you buy a smoothie from a place like Smoothie King, tell them, “no added sugar!”