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Thanks for stopping by! I'm Carol Aguirre MS, RD/LDN, a Registered and Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist. We at Nutrition Connections (NC) teach the simplicity behind the science of nutrition & art of healthy living so you can live a nutritionally balanced life! Our mission is to inspire you to live your healthiest, happiest life. We believe health involves all aspects of physical, mental and social health and our goal is to inspire and educate you to make practical changes to live your best life. We look forward to getting to know you better...

Glowing Skin Smoothie

Glowing Skin Smoothie

Glowing Skin Smoothie

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A thick and creamy green smoothie full of healthy fats, protein, and nutrients important for overall skin health.

A new way to add to your skincare routine! This smoothie is full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, specifically those for great skin, hair, and nail health. Not only are you nourishing your skin on a cellular level with this smoothie, but it’s also simple and tastes amazing!

This contains acai, kale, carrots, hemp seeds, spirulina (to read more about spirulina HERE), and plant-based protein powder the perfect ingredients for radiant skin. It’s rich in vitamins C, A, K, zinc, iron, protein (vegan based protein powder), fiber, and healthy fats. The mixture of greens, fruit, protein, and healthy fats make this smoothie completely satisfying.

Beauty starts from within

A true statement on many levels, it truly does start from within. What we put in our bodies impacts our skin is. Whether it be dry, oily, aging quicker than you’d like, or glowing, soft and smooth; our lifestyle impacts our skin. This smoothie isn’t just for those of you interested in anti-aging or fighting the free radical damage that comes with the territory of daily living, but for anyone who has suffered from skin issues, or if you’re after that natural “glow”. Frequently researched are antioxidants as well as vitamins A and C, and  essential omega-3-fatty acids are vital for skin health.

Vitamin A-rich Foods Make You Glow? 

Researchers found that those who consume vitamin A rich foods, beta-carotene, were found to have a natural “glow”, literally made their skin glow with a natural golden hue from the beta-carotene.

This smoothie contains essential vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients vital for healthy skin. The acai and kale which are full of vitamin C, which is important to produce collagen, maintain skin integrity, and fights off damaging and aging free radicals. Carrots and kale are both high in vitamin A, which plays an important role in skin, hair, and nail health for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits.

The acai and hemp seeds both contain healthy fats which are vital for healthy hormonal production which leads to healthy hair, skin, and nails as well. Hemp seeds in particular, have omega-3 fatty acids alongside protein, iron, zinc, calcium and provides a feeling of fullness after eating due to the fiber (read more about hemp here).

If all of these powerful nutrients don’t convince you to add this smoothie to your beauty routine, I don’t know what will! Enjoy this for breakfast or as a snack. It’s great with half a frozen banana to give it a bit more carbohydrate and calorie content, always adjust it to your goals and needs.

Ingredients:

  • 1 bunch of kale

  • 1 handful of baby carrots

  • 1 tsp of spirulina

  • 1 tablespoon of hemp seeds

  • 1 packet of frozen acai

  • 1 scoop of plant based protein powder ( re: I like sunwarrior protein powder or vegaprotein powder + greens)

  • 6 oz of flavored or unflavored dairy free milk (more or less per preference)

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Directions:

  1. Place in blender

  2. Blend on high

  3. Enjoy!

By: Carol Aguirre MS, RD/LDN

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