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Put down the illuminator, because all you’ll need for radiant skin are the fruits and veggies in your pantry.

Here’s a small fact you can share around the dinner table tonight: Studies show that people who consume 15mg of beta-carotene (like carrots) a day develop a beautiful golden glow on their skin. There are also many other fruits, vegetables, and nuts that will have you shining from the inside out white providing benefits for healthier skin.

 

With that said, there’s no better time than summer to shake up your skincare game… literally. Tropical fruit is in season and in abundance, so you’ll find plenty of fresh produce to work with. We’re here to help you mix up your juices and smoothies with wholesome goodness, while topping them off with ingredients that are proven to promote glowing skin, and take them to the next level.

 

Here are 3 smoothie recipes that will have you firing up the blender and sipping your way to that coveted summer glow.

The Booster Smoothie

 

This smoothie is designed with a unique combination of detoxifying, hydrating and enriching ingredients. When you put these ingredients together, you’ll be feeding your skin what it needs to look naturally healthy and illuminated.

 

Here are the ingredients and why they’re good for you:
Hemp – A balanced source of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.
Dandelion Greens –  Provides the detox factor

Avocado – Full of healthy fats and antioxidants which boost glow

Blueberries & Raspberries – Also provides antioxidants & reparative properties.

Coconut Water – Packed with potassium, helping keep skin cells hydrated.

 

Simply blend:

 

1 scoop of hemp protein

1/2 cup blueberries

1/4 cup raspberries

1/2 bunch dandelion greens (no stems)

11 ounces coconut water

1/2 avocado

 

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Love Your Gut Smoothie

 

A healthy gut means glowing skin – it’s that simple. Full of fresh and healthy tummy-loving probiotics, this smoothie will keep both your belly and your skin happy as can be.

This smoothie is a real all rounder – Here are the ingredients:

Carrots –  Vitamin A benefits

Mangos – Vitamin C-rich

Pineapples – Anti-inflammatory properties

Kombucha –  For that gut-friendly glow

 

Simply blend:

 

1 mango

1 cup of carrots

1/2 cup pineapple

1 cup kombucha

 

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Ultimate Green Goddess Smoothie

 

Vitamin-packed superfood kale is an excellent source of carotenoids. In fact, just one cup packs almost ten times the minimal amount you require daily. Don’t worry, it’s pretty much impossible to have too much.

Here’s what you can also add to it to create this healthy green smoothie, for skin that just can’t stop, won’t stop glowin’:

 

Lemon – Super detoxifying

Coconut Oil – Healthy-fat-filled & moisturizes from the inside out.

Kiwi – A great source of Vitamin E

Celery – High levels of water

Lemon Juice For hydration

Parsley – Has Beta Carotene

Mint – Promotes skin rejuvenation

 

Simply blend:

 

1 cup chopped kale

1 cup kiwi

1 cup chopped celery

1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

Handful of fresh parsley

Handful of fresh mint

1 tbs coconut oil

 

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