Your skin has been asking for this and your tummy won't mind one bit at all to do the honors!
I was cleaning out my computer closet, making some space for all the amazing photos I have yet to share with you all. when I came across this beautiful smoothie I made last year! You've got to try it!
All of the ingredients in this beautifully, delicious little number are gathered together to pump your body full of antioxidants thus, giving you younger looking, tighter/firmer, brighter skin! Who doesn’t want that?
I have noticed a dramatic difference in the appearance of my skin since I redesigned my diet to disclude any animal products- that means no butter, meat, milk, cheese, yogurt etc and that completely altered the texture of my skin beyond my expectations! I started pumping my skin with beneficial ingredients instead of blocking it up with foods that build up in the body! Everyone talks about the vegan glow and it's definitely true for me (and nothing in my whole life worked before this so I am THRILLED!
Let me share a delicious recipe with you that doesn't have the typical smoothie ingredients like milk or yogurt but instead, will rock your world!
Papaya-Orange, Coconut-Banana, Dragonfruit Antioxidant Twist
Smoothies are a great way to play around with your food! You can try a different combination every day by adding similar ingredients with different proportions and it can be a lot of fun to experiment with new flavors and colors!
Most of the time, I keep things simple and don’t add in anything other than water or juice into my smoothies (occasionally coconut milk or cream like this one if I want something a bit thicker!) Normally, I like to keep my wake-up drink light, sweet and delicious to jump-start my day full of healthy sugars and clean energy and might make a thicket one later in the day!
In order to achieve this out-of-this-world-galaxy experience you’ll need to form layers in the smoothie.
How do you do that? Simply put, it’s going to depend on the weight of the liquids you add and you need to do it in steps.
If we start like this, (which looks really cool on its own even before we mix), you’ll notice that there are obvious layers throughout. I blended each section separately and poured them gently on top of each other.
Ingredients: (makes 2 servings)
- Handful of ripe (orange) papaya
Papaya is great for the skin, heart health and digestion! It’s full of antioxidants and is a soldier against inflammation!
- 1 orange
Jammed packed with vitamin C, fiber and potassium! Low glycemic on the index scale and a champion for your immune system by reducing free radicals in the body.
- 6 tbs coconut cream
Dairy free which also means vegan! Coconuts are filled with vitamins minerals and healthy fats which make them a great addition to any smoothie!
- 2 finger bananas
Bananas are full of fiber and antioxidants.
- Half of a pink dragon fruit
Helps decrease cholesterol levels, high fiber (relieves constipation), rich in antioxidants and vitamin C= great for skin!
- 1/3 cup water
- Blend the ‘orange’ ingredients together (do not add any water! The orange should be enough to blend your mixture together, you want it to be thick!)
- Pour ‘orange’ section into cups
- Blend ‘white’ ingredients together, you want it to be thick and creamy!
- Pour ‘white’ section into cups
- Blend the ‘pink’ section together, for this part it’s better to be a bit more liquidy than the previous sections!
- Now you can add the ‘pink’ section ontop, it should all stay in its layers like shown here!
- If you want, you can drink it like this but if you want the galaxy effect, take a utensil and put it in the cup, continually gently lifting the liquid to the top, mixing it bit by bit and creating your own masterpiece!
Now you have this fantastic, beautiful smoothie to share with your face and your friends!
Play around with it, do different layerings, Instagram it and most importantly, enjoy it!
BEWARE people might want to start licking your face! ;)
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