Tuesday, February 5, 2013

DIY Beautifying Smoothies for Healthier Hair, Skin and Hydration

It's been a while since we last shared a do-it-yourself beauty post, so we wanted to get back on track by sharing not one but three different do-it-yourself beauty recipes. Yes, you read that correctly - three new beautifying smoothie recipes.

Warning: These are not going to be the usual recipes; these beauty elixirs are from one of Hollywood's hottest Nutritionists, Kimberly Snyder, who shared these with the editing team at OK magazine.

Are you ready to see what smoothies are recommended for our hair, skin and hydration?

diy beautifying smoothies for healthier hair skin and hydration


First up: Stronger Healthier Hair

A green smoothie like the one below packs a week's worth of veggies in one single serving. How long does it take before the results are noticeable?  According to the article, it's said that skin will appear more vibrant after one week, and both hair and nails are healthier after one month of drinking this green smoothie. Not that bad, huh?

The Glowing Green Smoothie
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 head organic, romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 3-4 stalks organic celery
  • 1/2 head of a large bunch or 3/4 of a small bunch of spinach
  • 1 organic apple, cored and chopped
  • 1 organic pear, cored and chopped
  • 1/3 bunch organic cilantro
  • 1/3 bunch organic parsley
  • 1 organic banana
  • Juice of 1/2 fresh organic lemon
Add water and chopped head of romaine to blender. Blend at low speed until smooth. Add in celery, apple and pear - blend on high speed. Add in cilantro and parsley. Finish by adding in banana and lemon juice.

Next up: Smooth Radiant Skin

This smoothie has one super food that is essential for our skin's health: the Acai Berry. The Acai Berry has a very high content of omega 3 fatty acids, amino acids, minerals, vitamins, and fiber.

Rain-forest Acai Smoothie
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 packet frozen acai
  • 1 tbsp. raw cacao (this ingredient is optional)
  • Stevia to taste
  • 1/2 avocado (this is also optional)
Using a blender, blend the acai and almond milk at low speed until you have broken down the acai, then move to a higher speed. Once the liquid is smooth, add in the cacao and Stevia. Add the avocado to make this smoothie into a much denser snack or have this for dessert.

Lastly: Hydration and Added Antioxidants

The essential ingredient to this smoothie is the chia seed. These little seeds provide antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and fiber. It is also said that the seed is capable of absorbing 10 times their weight in water which will help keep you hydrated all day long.

Power Protein Smoothie
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk, or water
  • 1/4 cup hemp or brown rice protein powder
  • 1-2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 frozen acai smoothie packet
  • liquid Stevia to sweeten
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Add the almond milk and or water to the blender first, then add in all the remaining ingredients. Blend until completely smooth.

In my opinion, I think I prefer the fruit smoothies over the Green Smoothie. Although, I am looking forward to trying the Glowing Green Smoothie, I am just not completely sure how I will react to this mix of veggies. One detail that I can point out is that most of the ingredients needed for these beauty recipes can be easily found in the organic/natural section of most grocery stores; if that is not the case in your local area, then I would suggest perhaps visiting a specialty store, such as Trader Joe's instead.

If you enjoyed this article, take a look at our related post - Are you up for a 3-Day Detox Cleanse? {HERE}

Now it's YOUR turn: Which beautifying smoothie recipe are you willing to try? Let us know in the comments!




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22 comments:

  1. Oh this sounds wonderful! I'm going to share this with my oldest daughter. We'll do the smoothies together. Excellent post and fab info. Thanks!

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    1. Oh and I'll probably try all of them... at least once! Then choose my fav.

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    2. Petula - I am so glad that you have enjoyed this post. Yes, please come back after trying these smoothies and let me know which ones you and daughter liked the most.

      For me it has to be the Rain Forest Acai Smoothie!

      Thank you so much for stopping by the blog and sharing your comment! {{hugs}} Mia

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