Saturday Smoothie: Glowing Skin & Healthy Hair

I am always a sucker for a great smoothie. Especially a green smoothie.

Today I’m sharing with you one of my all time favorite nutrient-filled smoothie recipes that I like to drink. This beauty beverage is packed with ingredients that nourish the hair, skin, nails and overall health. It is so quick and easy to make in the mornings before work or school, you just throw everything in a blender, and in a few moments, voila! it’s ready to be slurped down as you’re driving to your destination (or at least that’s what I do).

Great Lakes Gelatin Collagen Hydrolysate

I wanted to quickly talk about the “protein powder” that I have been using, and absolutely loving for the past 6 months. It is made from collagen, in a very convenient powder form that allows you to simply dissolve it in hot or cold water, or add it to anything you wish, like smoothies. It is not made from whey, and does not contain any additives. The only ingredient is hydrolyzed collagen, which means no nasty sweetners or bad things for the body. In a serving of 2 tablespoons, it contains 11 grams of protein, and is packed with essential amino acid groups. And the greatest thing about it, since it is made from collagen which is found naturally in bones, skin and cartilage, it is easily absorbed into the body. I have personally seem many benefits after putting it into my smoothies a few times per week, such as increased shine and health of my hair, skin and nails. Although my hair is already thick, I have noticed it to be stronger. I would 100% recommend it to anyone wanting stronger, thicker hair and improvement in their skin.

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I have also been really enjoying my Non-GMO Spirulina Powder
& BodyMe Organic Wheatgrass Powder
(these links aren’t the same brands that I use because I couldn’t find them, but they are just as good)dsc_0726

I included Nutiva Organic Chia Seed, for their omega-3 fatty acids, protein and fiber. I also like to add Nutiva Organic Virgin Coconut Oil for a healthy fat and nutrition for the skin and hair.

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My favorite green smoothie fruit blend is any tropical mix, preferably one that has both mango and pineapple. And spinach is my go-to green of choice since it has a mild flavor and is packed with nutrients, but kale is always a good substitution. dsc_0718

I never make a smoothie without at least one banana (fresh, or frozen) because of the creaminess they add to the drink. But make sure that your banana is spotty, like this one, or else it is not ripe yet and can be hard to digest. dsc_0738dsc_0749dsc_0759

Because I am slightly allergic to almonds, and I don’t think soy is a good alternative, I opt for organic, unsweetened rice milk as my liquid of choice. However, any liquid you prefer will do just fine, such as coconut water, other non-dairy milk, or unsweetened juice. dsc_0769

Finally, after throwing all of the ingredients in, and squeezing in half of a lemon, you will be left with this bright green smoothie that doesn’t even taste healthy.

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Recipe:

1 banana (fresh or frozen)

3/4 cup of frozen tropical fruit mix

1/2 lemon, juiced

1 t. Non-GMO Spirulina Powder

1 t. BodyMe Organic Wheatgrass Powder

2 T. Great Lakes Gelatin Collagen

1 T. Nutiva Organic Chia Seeds

1 T. Nutiva Organic Virgin Coconut Oil

1 and 1/2 handfuls spinach

1 cup non-dairy milk

Blend it up! and enjoy right away.

I hope you enjoyed my quick and healthy smoothie recipe. Please let me know if you’re interested in seeing more of my original health food recipes! Thank you for reading.

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2 thoughts on “Saturday Smoothie: Glowing Skin & Healthy Hair

  1. Jan Masters

    This looks like a healthy smoothie, Maddy! Is this your own recipe?
    I’d never heard of “Great Lakes Gelatin Collagen” before but sounds like
    a great product! Definitely getting it.

    Thanks!

    Jan

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  2. nancyleep

    Thanks Maddie. I’ve been using this same collagen powder for 2+ years – great source of easily digestible protein. And I believe it was one of the reasons why I recovered so well from shoulder surgery.

    Add kombucha for the liquid too/and or an herbal infusion. My favorite is made with hibiscus and linden.

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