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Glowing Skin Smoothie + What to Eat for Perfect Skin
This smoothie is PACKED with all of the essential foods for that smooth, glowing skin you've always wanted. √ The avocado. Avocados hydrate your skin which brings back that glow we all crave. It is filled with oils and good fats to promote health skin and hair. √ The mangos and pineapple. Mangos contain carotenoids, which help our skin glow while pineapples are high in vitamin C. These nutrients help produce collagen which makes our skin firm and youthful. √ Spinach OR kale may be used. Both are nutrient dense super foods! Try throwing these guys in soups, salads, omelets, etc! √ Coconut water. It’s incredibly hydrating and makes skin look more youthful and shiny. It's not the best tasting thing under the sun, but added into a smoothie its fine! Plus, you get used to that taste :) If you’re replacing a meal with this smoothie, try adding a little flax or flax oil. Your skin needs oil to keep it hydrated! 2-3 teaspoons per serving is perfect. Ingredients: 1/2 cup plain coconut water* 2 frozen ripe bananas, previously peeled & sliced 1 cup chopped pineapple (frozen or fresh) 1 cup chopped mango (frozen or fresh) 2 cups spinach or kale 1/2 avocado, sliced optional: 1 Tablespoon ground flax or flaxseed oil Directions: Make sure you have a strong, powerful blender. Add all of the ingredients to the blender in the order listed. Blend on high for at least 3 minutes or until smooth. Scrape down the sides of the blender as needed. Add more coconut water if it's too thick.
[Week 1] Monday & Friday - Rest Day Recipes (Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie)
You've got to love a training plan that starts off with a rest day! Since Tuesday will be my first long distance run, I want to make great post-run meals ahead of time since I'll probably be too tired once I get home. I'll be making a Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie since it has complex carbs AND protein. Plus its chocolate peanut butter...hello! Here’s the protein breakdown of my new favorite smoothie: 6 oz greek yogurt → 18 grams 3/4 cup skim milk → 6 grams 1 Tablespoon natural peanut butter → 4 grams The yogurt adds a ton of protein to the shake and should be pretty easy on your stomach, which can be sensitive after a run. Here's the recipe, enjoy! Ingredients: 1 large banana, peeled, sliced, and frozen 3 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 6 oz Chobani 0% Greek Yogurt (or 2%, flavored or unflavored) 3/4 cup skim milk (or your favorite kind of nondairy or dairy milk) 1 Tablespoon honey, maple syrup, or agave 1 Tablespoon peanut butter (any kind you like) Directions: Put all of the ingredients into the blender, in the order listed, and blend on high until thick and smooth. I would start with only 2 Tablespoons of cocoa powder, blend, and then add 1 more for a stronger chocolate taste. You may need to stop and stir/scrape down the sides of the blender a few times. Drizzle glass with 1 teaspoon of chocolate syrup (optional) and enjoy! If you prefer a less sweet smoothie, you may leave out the honey. Add more peanut butter for a stronger peanut butter taste. Add more milk to make the smoothie thinner, if desired. Add 1 cup of your favorite greens for added nutrition.
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