BEAUTY SMOOTHIE

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My amazingly talented cousin Claire, is the master-mind behind The Kitchy Kitchen.  It’s filled with wonderful recipes, lifestyle tips, beautiful photography, and now a collaboration with yours truly.  I’m so excited to be a part of her monthly beauty series and this month I show you how to whip up a beauty smoothie.  Check out the article on her blog, and read below!

The holidays are over and we’re well into winter, so now is the perfect time to start those new year’s resolutions and get well from the inside out. A beauty smoothie is perfect for getting those much needed nutrients in your body that will also benefit your skin and help bring back that summer glow.

Avocado is a super food for many reasons – it’s loaded with vitamins C and E, and is an antioxidant.  It’s a good fat and is so yummy in just about anything, but makes this smoothie rich and creamy. Ginger not only adds a spicy kick but also has a multitude of goodness going on.  In addition to being a traditional digestion aid, it also helps with acne, anti-aging, and skin toning. Almonds are packed with vitamin E and using almond milk in your smoothie adds B2, which helps with hydration.  Spinach is another super food and adds a punch of nutrients, including potassium, iron, and calcium. Add a few slices of cucumber for freshness and another vitamin rich boost of C, K, and A.  Sweeten your drink by adding honey (a natural skin saver), agave, or stevia.

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DSC_9317Ingredients:

Ginger
Spinach
Cucumber
Avocado
Almond Milk (or your choice of Milk)
Honey, Stevia, or Agave

Directions:     Add all ingredients together and blend! Adjust sweetness to your taste.

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