• Solving your skin issues from the ‘inside-out’ has become a major trend over the years, as people look at their health and wellness from a holistic perspective. As the old adage goes, you are what you eat! If you’re battling with stubborn skin, smoothies for healthy skin may just be the solution you’ve been looking for!

    According to dietician Abby Courtenay, you can “halt further damage by starting to include phytonutrients into your diet.” These are special types of antioxidants that can be found in brightly coloured fruit and vegetables, which can give you benefits over and above their nutritional value.

    Here are our pick of the best smoothies for healthy skin, that will boost from within…

    The anti-ageing smoothie

    This smoothie is great for naturally enhancing collagen production.

    • 1 cup unsweetened coconut water
    • 2 scoops collagen powder (we love Dose & Co, available on Takealot)
    • 1 peeled orange (or any other citrus fruit)
    • a handful of mango chunks (seasonal)
    • 1 large carrot (peeled)
    • 1 tablespoon chia seeds

    The smoothie that fights pigmentation

    Fight pigmentation from the inside by using ingredients that help protect.

    The glowing skin smoothie

    We love cult-favourite Elemis Superfood Facial Oil, R1 021 for 30ml from SkinMiles, with its anti-oxidant and omega-rich ingredients that feed the skin from the ‘outside-in’, including broccoli, flax seed and daikon radish, to name a few.

    Just imagine the benefits if you started to include some of these glow enhancing ingredients in your daily diet! With this easy recipe you’ll be making daily smoothies for healthy skin!

    • 2 cups cold water
    • 1 avo (peeled and pitted)
    • ½ cup fresh parsley
    • 1 apple (cored and seeded)
    • 1 carrot (cut into chunks)
    • 1 lemon (peeled)
    • kale leaves (add to taste)
    • fresh ginger root (to taste)

    Option add-ons:

    • 1 tablespoon flax seed powder
    • 1 tablespoon chia seeds

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    Recipes created by Dietician Abby Courtenay of Nutritional Solutions, Waverly.

    Written by Tasneem Soni of Woman&Home.