5 Best Smoothies for Healthy Skin

Exams are picking up, the weather is clearly doing the opposite, and maintaining that tan is getting pretty difficult. That winter break, post-Cancun tan is quickly fading and you’re frantically searching for a way to stop the inevitable pale-ing process. This blog post is here to offer you two ways to help keep up that tan.

You can either pull this stunt:

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(Although we don’t recommend trying this one)

Or you can simply curb your diet to boost the health of your skin. Foods high in beta-kerotene are responsible for affecting one’s skin pigmentation. Here are a couple delicious smoothies that contain ingredients high in beta-kerotene like carrots, spinach, kale, oil, and cantaloupe.

1.    Seriously…It takes as good as it looks!  Full recipe and instructions here.


Immune Booster Orange Smoothie

  • 1 cup loosely packed sweet potato puree (~1 large potato), skin removed (or substitute pumpkin puree + extra banana or maple syrup for sweetness)
  • 1 medium ripe banana, previously sliced and frozen
  • 1 tbsp almond butter (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp each ground turmeric, cinnamon, and ginger (if using fresh ginger, use 1 tsp chopped)
  • 1/2 tbsp flaxseed meal or chia seeds
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup orange juice (optional)
  • Large handful of ice


2.    C’mon. Are you seriously surprised? You knew a kale smoothie was going to make an appearance. Full recipe and instructions here.


Kale Smoothie

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup packed chopped kale
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup diced pineapple
  • 1 banana


3.    At least this one will make you feel like you’re in the Caribbean.   Full recipe and instructions here.


Mango Yogurt Smoothie

  • 1 large ripe mango
  • 1 ripe banana, peeled and cut in half
  • 1 cup whole-milk yogurt
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • Pinch or cardamom (optional)
  • Mint for garnish


4.    Tomatoes are an awesome natural-tan superfood. Don’t be intimidated by it’s color!  Full recipe and instructions here.

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“The Big Red” Tomato, Beet, Strawberry and Cherry Smoothie

  • 1 cup filtered water
  • 1 cup unsweetened 100% cranberry juice
  • 1 well chopped small beet (beet greens are optional but recommended)
  • 1 chopped medium whole tomato
  • 2 cups fresh pitted cherries
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries


5.    Artsy and yummy!  Full recipe and instructions here.


Mixed Berry Protein Smoothie

  • 1 cup frozen mixed berries
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 3/4 cup non-fat milk
  • 1/2 tbsp sunflower seed butter
  • 1/4 cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp organic ground flaxseed


Hopefully, these delicious drinks will hold you over until Spring Break. Nonetheless, they taste great and are an excellent way to start your day!