Are you ready for one of the most refreshing smoothies ever?! I swear to you I would just about rather sip this than anything else on a hot summer day. This beauty smoothie is full of fruity flavor, and the lion’s share of vitamins and nutrients you need for beautiful, radiant skin. We’ve talked about the best vitamins for beautiful skin before, but here’s a quick refresher in case you missed it.
As we age our skin loses its elasticity, it can start to look dull, those darn age spots might start popping up. Number one important thing to do is stay hydrated.
This smoothie uses a coconut water base that is not only rehydrating, but a good source of magnesium and potassium, as well as smaller amounts of Vitamins C and B. It’s an excellent way to replenish electrolytes.
Strawberries are one of the best sources of Vitamin C, which is a powerful antioxidant, and is needed for our bodies to make collagen.
Our bodies convert the beta carotene found in carrots into retinoids that are powerful anti-aging antioxidants.
Mangoes are loaded with vitamins! Just 1 cup of diced mangoes supplies 76% DV of Vitamin C, 25% DV Vitamin A, plus smaller amounts of Vitamin E, K, and B (thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, B6, folate, and pantothenic acid).
Oranges are high in Vitamin C, but also contain flavonoids which help with cell growth, plus they add natural sweetness.
- 1 cup coconut water, chilled
- 1 cup fresh or frozen organic strawberries
- 1 cup organic baby carrots
- 1 cup fresh or frozen mango chunks
- 1 navel orange, peeled
- Puree ingredients in a blender until smooth.
- Note: can add some ice to make it cold if using fresh strawberries
This recipe makes enough for two smoothies – perfect for blending up for you and a friend after a workout.