Smiley’s Kitchen ~ Gooey Glowing Green Smoothie

Friends, let me let you in on a little secret (well it’s probably not much of a secret), but the key to healthy, glowing skin starts on the inside, literally.  It can be difficult to think clearly, when you’re in that “skin” panic, rushing to the nearest skin counter, thinking about the next serum, cream or chemical to “make things right” and “do the job”, so you can get on with your life (can anyone relate?)  When it comes to “troubled” skin (this can be a delicate/sensitive topic)  patience and persistence is key; basically, don’t give up on your goal of healthy/glowing skin, but pay attention to your body.  Acne/troubled skin is basically your body crying out for attention ~ Cleansers and creams truly cannot combat internal inflammation, infections, and hormone imbalances now can they? (Didn’t think so) ~  SO when it comes to your skin (if there’s one thing I’ve learnt, having my own human skin difficulties), it’s that my body is in trouble, and this is just another symptom (yes, it’s a hell of a painstaking, unfair symptom, but it’s the way the human body works).  How you start the day, is almost as important (if not more), as the way you spend your day.  I start with smoothies  ~ Friends, not all smoothies are alike however.  People often think because it’s a “smoothie” it must a “safe” go-to.  However, a majority of “healthy” smoothies, are riddled with sugar (not properly balanced with proteins and healthy fats).  Fruit is a glorious alternative, but starting off the days, I found myself adding bananas, and berries, and pineapples, apples, etc, in my smoothies, with small amounts of protein, fat and omegas to balance.  Next thing I knew, I’d be hungry within the next HOUR!  I thought, how is this possible, I eat healthy breakfasts!? Once I started eliminating fruit slowly out of my smoothies (eventually entirely), I noticed myself having more energy, feeling more sustained, and looking/feeling better overall!  I was SUGAR-CRASHING all this time!  But when I brainstormed, that I had the power to change that, BOOM, instant inspiration, and hence brainpower smoothies were born ~ Enough chit chat, this powerhouse smoothie, was designed to combat inflammation, supporting your skin and wiping away your worries, with a boost of omega-3 fatty acids, healthy fats and protein! So wipe away your tinctures friends, and GET BLENDING


 

 

Gooey Glowing Green Smoothie

  • 1 serving vanilla protein powder (organic pea or whatever you prefer, I use @sunwarrior vegan vanilla)
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 2 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 handful of spinach
  • 1 small Persian cucumber
  • 1/4 c. mint leaves
  • 1 handful crushed ice
  • 1 tbsp maca root powder
  • 1 c. unsweetened nutmilk (almond/cashew/hemp/macadamia)

 

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