I swear by my Glow From Within smoothie and have had it daily for the last 12 months. I handpicked the ingredients that are rich in amazing beautifying nutrients and I have to say – it works! Its rich in vitamin C, A and E as well as zinc and magnesium to name a few. Drinking this nutrient rich powerful smoothie each morning can provide you with tons of health benefits, balance blood sugar, clean out any toxins in your system and help to maintain muscle.
Handful of Spinach
1x Green Apple
Small Handful of Parsley
1x Celery Stalk
4x Slices of Cucumber
1/2 Glass of Water
Optional: Hemp Seeds
Rinse well, chop and blend!
Spinach is rich in beta-carotene, which converts into vitamin A – a nutrient that is extremely powerful for anti-ageing and skin problems. It helps to remove dead skin cells whilst promoting new cells, prevent wrinkles and retain moisture from the epidermis. It is also high in vitamin C, E, K, zinc and magnesium, fibre and antioxidants.
For a long time, kiwi has been highly appreciated for their medicinal properties. Kiwis are packed full of more vitamin C than an orange and contain numerous vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients. This beautiful little fruit can help to boost immunity and protect your skin from degeneration.
Green apples are packed full of a variety of essential nutrients such as proteins, vitamins, minerals and fibres. They can offer relief from digestive disorders and are incredible for stabilising blood sugar levels. They contain a number of minerals – iron, copper, zinc, manganese and potassium and rich in antioxidants helping in cell re-building and cell rejuvenation.
Parsley is incredible in fighting bloating and digestive issues. Studies have shown that it is a natural diuretic and can help to clean your blood, remove toxins from your body and cleanses and rejuvenates the liver (which is directly linked to skin problems). It can also help to improve the digestion of proteins and fats due to its high enzyme content.
Celery is an excellent source of antioxidants and beneficial enzymes, as well as vitamins and minerals such as vitamin K, vitamin C, potassium, folate and vitamin B6. Celery has a high percentage of water and electrolytes which can prevent dehydration and acts as a supplier of antioxidant flavonoids and polyphenol phytonutrients.
Cucumbers contain mostly water, as well as plenty of other nutrients that hydrate and support the body. They also contain vitamin C and caffeic acid- both help to soothe skin irritations and reduce any swelling (often why they are used for swollen eyes!). The more you work them into your diet, the better your skin will look and feel.