skin-loving smoothie recipe

8.28.2014

Note: this post was previously published here as a part of my freelance work.
So you love smoothies. There’s no doubt that its healthy, but you really just throw random ingredients into the blender with no rhyme or reason. Why not construct a super-power combination to boost one system or another? The smoothie recipe below will provide a powerful dose of antioxidants and nutrients for the skin. Down it as often as you’d like to help prevent wrinkles, smooth the surface, and get glowing. Not to mention, it's pretty tasty.

THE INGREDIENTS:
70% Dark Chocolate: The darker the chocolate the more the antioxidants. This will help you improve luminosity. 
Spinach: Spinach is chock full of lutein, a carotenoid that will protect your skin from UV damage. 
Mixed Berries: Berries are a great source of vitamin C and antioxidants. The healthy dose will protect you against free radicals in the environment.
Avocado: Avocado is packed with antioxidants like vitamin C and E, alpha carotene, beta carotene, beta cryptoxanthin, zeaxanthin and lutein. They also have a great amount of mono saturated fatty acids which help to maintain moisture in the epidermal layer of the skin.  

Coconut Water: Healthy skin needs one thing above all: good hydration. Coconut water will hit you with electrolytes and give skin all the drink it needs.
DIRECTIONS:
- Throw ingredients into a blender and drink as soon as possible.

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