Who doesn’t want clear glowing beautiful skin? Drinking this green smoothie can totally help you get just that. I have been battling skin issues since I was a kid with eczema and now as an adult with acne. I have pretty much tried every cream, pill, supplement and wash out there and nothing, I mean nothing, has had the effect that changing my diet has had. It has made a huge difference in my skin and overall health. I still have small flare ups from time to, to time but my day to day life is no longer focused on dealing with uncomfortable and embarrassing skin (which is such an amazing feeling!).
Our skin is a direct reflection of what is going on inside of our bodies. If you are also battling skin problems I can’t recommend enough looking at what you eat and how it might affect you. It’s way better and more effective than spending all your money on miracle creams that never seem to work. Skin should be treated from the inside out not the other way around. One of the best and easiest places to start is by drinking enough water (half your bodyweight in ounces a day). Spend a few days seeing if you really drink that much. You might be shocked to see just how much water that really is. Bust out your reusable water bottle and give it a try for a week, most people walk around chronically dehydrated, and you don’t what to be that person.
I wanted to make a good tasting green smoothie that was full of amazing healthy skin boosting foods. After some taste tasting and ingredient researching I came up with this cucumber, pineapple, coconut smoothie. It’ll be great to enjoy all summer, as long as you like cucumber that is. ;)
Cucumber is not just for laying over your eyes to help with puffiness and dark circles! Cucumber is the go to vegetable for clearing and healing from the inside out as well, it’s packed with hydrating goodness!
It’s no accident pineapple is in this drink, it reduces inflammation, helps fight off acne and evens out skin tone; it’s packed with vitamin C and B6 both offering great benefits to the skin. And lastly coconut is truly amazing for the skin in so many ways. I added it to this drink because of its antioxidant property. It slows down the ageing process by protecting the body from harmful free radicals. This green smoothie is very light and refreshing so give it a try and let me know what you think.
- 1 cup of unsweetened coconut milk
- 1 cup pineapple
- 1 cup cucumber
- 2 Tablespoon unsweetened shredded coconut flakes (1 to add into the blender and one to put on top once it’s ready to enjoy)
- 1 Tablespoon of chia seeds, optional
- 1 handful of ice
- Add all ingredients in the order listed above into a blender and blend until liquid.
- Pour into a cup and enjoy!
It’s a great practice to take your morning green smoothie outside. After being inside all night the fresh cool morning air will really help you wake up. Take some time to set a beautiful intention for your day while you enjoy this clear skin smoothie.
Do you struggle with skin problems? Do you have any tips? I’m all ears, I’d love to know.