Everyone knows that sipping a smoothie in the warm spring sunshine is bliss… But did you know they can help your skin to naturally glow too?
Try our Antioxidant Rich Spring Smoothie Recipe for a skin loving nutrient boost! This smoothie is specially designed to contain foods bursting with antioxidants and provide your skin with a refreshing treatment from the inside, out. Foods such as spinach, cacao and cherries are filled with a variety of antioxidants and are high on the ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) chart… Plus, they taste delicious together!
Bursting with antioxidants, this smoothie is created to provide your skin the dose it’s been looking for! With this degree of free radical neutralising power, you can say goodbye to skin damage and hello to a glowing complexion. Did you know there is even evidence suggesting our body’s production of antioxidants may decrease as we age? Our antioxidant rich spring smoothie recipe is sure to do the trick! Antioxidants help to destroy free radicals in our body which are unstable compounds. Through reactions in the body, they can transfer electrons and leave behind new free radicals. They come from the suns UV rays, cigarette smoke, pollution, our own normal metabolism and toxins presents in pesticides and other household chemicals. They damage cell function and its integrity which in turn leads to sagging, wrinkled skin, blemishes and a dull complexion. Antioxidants can help combat the damage by neutralising free radicals and stop them from damaging our skin! It’s like your very own anti-aging cream working inside your body. With ingredients bursting with antioxidants, such as cherries, spinach and cacao, this smoothie will leave you feeling young and energised, while helping to sustain bright, smooth skin.
ANTIOXIDANT RICH SPRING SMOOTHIE RECIPE
5 minutes wo to go. Serves 1
3/4 cup cherries
1 /2 cup spinach leaves
1/2 cup walnut milk (or milk of choice, try our recipe here!)
1 tablespoon of cacao powder
Handful of blueberries (optional for garnish)
1. Chop banana and spinach leaves roughly and add to blender. Add remaining ingredients and blend for one minute or until smooth.
2. Pour into a tall glass and enjoy, top with blueberries and ice cubes on a warm spring day!
TIPS AND TRICKS
- Use cherries fresh or frozen. If using frozen you might need to add a touch more milk to the antioxidant rich spring smoothie recipe to ensure a creamy consistency.