One thing I love about smoothies is that they are such a great delivery system for powerful nutrition, not only for your body, but also for your skin! And, talk about energy!! Yes, smoothies give you that, too.
Here are a few things I love to ADD IN to my smoothie for an extra skin-loving, energy-producing punch:
This helps to tighten and firm skin. I am currently using Organifi Glow in my smoothies and I love it! Not only is collagen great for skin, it's got other super powers, too. Excellent for gut health, joint health, and supports fat-burning.
In my opinion, celery makes a smoothie VERY refreshing. I absolutely love celery in my smoothies. (My husband does not, however, so I have to make him a separate smoothie when I use celery!) Celery is very supportive of liver health (the liver can always use some extra love!), and because it's 95% water, it's super hydrating for your skin. Psst...hydration is key to supple and soft skin. :)
3. Plant-based protein powder!
If you are consuming a smoothie as a meal replacement (breakfast, for instance), if you add a plant-based protein powder to it, your smoothie will keep you full and satiated until lunch. And, with the greens, fruit, and added protein powder, you'll be powered up and energized all morning long. I like Garden of Life and Vega protein powders.
I also love ginger, lemon, and cinnamon in my smoothies!
IMPORTANT TIP: One thing I NEVER add to my smoothies is sugar.
They are sweet enough with the fruit I put in them. If you find that your smoothie isn't sweet enough for you, you can add a little bit of stevia or honey. But, don't add sugar. And, if you buy a smoothie from a place like Smoothie King, tell them, "no added sugar!"
Now, your turn!
What do you love to add to your smoothies?
We will be drinking lots of yummy smoothies in my upcoming "Don't Wait Until January" 3-month Program! You should join us!! This program will keep you healthy, happy, and on track with your health and weight loss goals from October through mid-January! CLICK HERE for details and registration.