Who doesn’t love a tasty green smoothie? Not only is it an easy way to get a potent dose of nutrients, but drinking green smoothies on the regular also has slimming and beautifying benefits for your body and skin.
Start by choosing a mix of veggies (kale, spinach, cucumber and broccoli are all winners), add in some fruit for a touch of sweetness, and blend it together with the liquid of your choice – perhaps some almond milk or coconut water.
Finally, add in one (or several!) of these nutritious boosts for the ultimate green smoothie that will leave you looking and feeling your absolute best.
Take your pick from cashew butter, almond butter or peanut butter, and add some protein and healthy fats to your green smoothie. Trying to keep the calorie count low? PB2 is a great option, offering the same taste as peanut butter and 5 grams of protein per serving, but without the high fat and calorie content.
|Z Natural Foods Spirulina Powder|
This blue-green superfood is one of Mother Nature’s best ingredients for health and vitality. Spirulina is an algae packed with vitamin B12, omegas, iron, calcium, and chlorophyll – everything you need for gorgeous skin.
|Nutiva Organic Chia Seeds|
Ancient Myans used to be able to sustain themselves for an entire day just by eating a spoonful of chia seeds. Obviously, these little guys pack a huge energy punch, complete with omega-3 fats, protein and fiber. Add a tablespoon of chia to your green smoothie to keep you going throughout your busy schedule and fuel you through any fat-blasting workouts!
|Viva Labs Organic Ground Flaxseed|
If you want shiny hair and beautiful skin, flaxseed is your new BFF. Armed with B vitamins, protein and omegas, green smoothies with flaxseed (either ground up or in oil form) strengthen your hair, moisturizes your skin from the inside-out, and gives you that coveted “glow-y” look.
|Nature’s Way MCT Oil|
It may sound counterproductive, but one of the best ways to slim down and fight fat is by eating fat – medium-chain triglycerides, that is. Coconut oil contains these fat-burning molecules as well, but think of MCT oil as a concentrated version. Rather than being stored, MCTs are directed towards your liver, which raises your metabolism and helps the body to burn fat more efficiently. Drink up!
|Simply Organic Ground Turmeric|
Turmeric is a mainstay in Chinese and Indian culture, having been used for medicinal purposes against inflammation, aches, digestion, and even as a way to prevent Alzheimer’s and cancer. A small scoop of this vibrant spice in your green smoothie, when taken regularly, works wonders for your overall health.
While those green smoothies are working their magic on your insides, take care of your tummy on the outside with Cheeky Physique’s Tummy Sleek. This lightweight, tummy-tightening serum contains sculpting ingredients such as Actigym, bitter orange extract and triple action caffeine, which smooths the skin and firms the appearance of your midsection.
Even when your smoothie is gone and you’re not hanging out in a plank position, Tummy Sleek works overtime so you don’t have to. Oh, and it smells amazing!