You only need five minutes and a few good-for-your-skin ingredients to glow from the inside out with this green smoothie that doesn't taste like one!
Wondering what to drink for glowing skin? Hydration is key to skin health so that's a sensible question and I'm answering with a naturally sweet green drink you can whip up quick and easy. Let's get into the details!
What does it taste like?
This drink is basically part celery juice and part green smoothie. There are refreshing leafy green notes and subtle hints of spice. But you'll also taste sweetness from fruit to balance everything out so you don't need to pinch your nose to consume.
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What You'll Need for this Recipe
Here are the glowing skin superfoods ingredients you'll need to make this smoothie.
Blueberries are the HBIC when it comes to antioxidants, which are wonderful for skin and just about every other part of the body. You can use fresh blueberries or frozen in this recipe.
Celery juice has been touted to improve gut health and balance blood sugar--both of which help keep my skin clear--when consumed on the regular. But it's anti-inflammatory properties also help with acne and eczema. And since we're blending and not juicing for this recipe, you'll get all the fiber!
Ginger & Turmeric have serious glow inducing benefits. They are full of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, which help prevent signs of aging. Use fresh for best results but ground dried ginger and turmeric will also work.
Kale & Spinach because dark leafy greens are great for the skin with vitamin A to help moderate oil product, vitamin C to support collagen, vitamin K to help tight skin and reduce dark circles. Fresh or frozen works and you can swap in other greens like collards or Swiss chard, if needed.
Pineapple also helps fight inflammation and provides vitamins and enzymes that aid in digestion. Again, all roads lead back to the gut! I also add pineapple for natural sweetness so this green smoothie doesn't taste green. Use fresh or frozen here.
Check out the recipe card below for full ingredients list, measurements, and step-by-step instructions!
Tips & Tools
What can I add to a smoothie for healthy skin? You can add more skin supporting nutrients and a boost of protein with a scoop of unflavored collagen peptides.
How to Layer Smoothie Ingredients in the Blender
Most of the time, I just throw all the ingredients into my blender and hit liquefy, however, when you have lots of roughage--like celery and kale--in the mix, it can be more difficult to get everything smooth. In this case, layering is key.
Pour in the liquid first. Next add the pineapple and celery, ginger, turmeric, greens, and berries. The press the liquefy button for your life! Pour, then sip your glowing skin sweet green smoothie and feel yourself radiate.
Consistently clear skin has been a periodic struggle for me but I've noticed that when I take in more of the good stuff (and follow my dermatologist's recommendations), my skin thanks me for it. And sharing is caring so be sure to pin this recipe for later and follow me over on Pinterest. Thanks for reading!
Glowing Skin Smoothie Recipe
Sweet Green Smoothie that Makes your Skin Glow
- 1 knife
- 1 cutting board
- 1 Blender
- 2 stalks celery
- 1 cup cold pineapple juice or coconut water
- ½ cup pineapple chunks fresh or frozen
- 1 one-inch piece ginger
- 1 ½ inch piece turmeric
- 1 handful kale
- 1 handful spinach
- ½ cup blueberries fresh or frozen
- Chop celery stalks into three inch pieces.
- Add pineapple juice to blender, followed by pineapple chunks, celery, ginger, turmeric, kale, spinach, and blueberries.
- Pulse ingredients until mixture is uniform, smooth, and no large pieces remain (about two minutes).
- Pour smoothie into a glass. Enjoy immediately while still cold.