Skin-Saving Orange Banana Green Smoothie

25 Mar

photo-1This is a smoothie concoction I came up with while researching cures for hormone-induced acne. While that may not sound too appealing, food is the best health care, and this smoothie is as delicious as it is nutrient-packed.

So what ingredients are good for a glowing complexion? Orange for texture-improving vitamin C, coconut oil for essential fats, turmeric and ginger for brightening, maca powder for hormone balancing, spirulina for zinc, iron and deep sea minerals, and plenty of greens. I try and keep the fruit content here relatively low, as sugar is not good for acne flair.

I have been drinking one of these bad boys every day for the past two months and have seen major improvement in my skin. Note that I also gave up coffee (!) and processed sugar.

Skin-Saving Orange Banana Green Smoothie

Serves one hungry person  or 2 snackers

  • ½ of a banana, frozen
  • Juice from 1 orange
  • ½ inch nub of ginger, peeled.
  • ¼ inch nub of turmeric, peeled.
  • 1 teaspoon maca powder
  • 1 teaspoon spirulina
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 cup organic baby spinach
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1.5 cups of unsweetened non-dairy milk (more or less for your preferred thickness)
  • 4-5 ice cubes
  • 1 scoop Sunwarrior Warrior Blend Vanilla Protein Powder (optional)

Throw em all in the blender and enjoy!

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