Though there’s no such thing as a magical fountain of youth to keep skin young forever, there are things you can add to your diet to keep your skin healthy, hydrated and glowing. Your diet plays a significant role in your skin health, so it’s important that you nourish it well.
Smoothies are a great way to get a variety of skin-friendly ingredients at once like antioxidants, vitamin C and collagen, a protein important for your skin’s health and structure. When I think my skin looks a bit dull, one of my favorite go-to smoothies is this green collagen smoothie to help brighten my skin.
The berries and spinach in this recipe are packed with antioxidants to combat free radicals that damage and age skin when their numbers get too high. Plus, they’re a great source of vitamin C, which is necessary for collagen synthesis. While your natural collagen production slows with age, adding collagen supplements or powders into your diet combined with berries and spinach (for vitamin C) can minimize premature aging, and help maintain skin elasticity and moisture.*
What else is great about this recipe? It’s delicious.
A simple green, collagen smoothie for glowing skin
- 8 oz organic spinach
- 1 cup organic mixed berries
- 1 scoop collagen powder
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon raw cacao powder or nibs
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- *Optional: organic honey to taste
- Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender and mix until liquified. Enjoy!
For more skin-friendly foods, read 8 foods for skin health according to a nutritionist
JoAnne is a Certified Nutritionist with a Bachelor’s of Science in Dietetics and a Master’s in nutrition from Bastyr University. Before Persona, JoAnne worked in a supplement company for years, providing her with vast knowledge of supplements, herbs, and dietary protocols.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
This information is not intended as a substitute for the advice provided by your physician or other healthcare professional, or any information contained on or in any product label or packaging. Do not use the information from this article for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease, or prescribing medication or other treatment. Always speak with your physician or other healthcare professional before taking any medication or nutritional, herbal, or homeopathic supplement, or using any treatment for a health problem. If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem, contact your health care provider promptly. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking professional advice because of something you have read in this article.