Beyond the Advanced Connective Tissue supplement (a powder that adds thickness, but blends in seamlessly), these healthy skin smoothies contain some other great anti-aging “superfoods”:
Cherry Juice – Cherries have been labeled as top anti-inflammatories and rich in beta-carotene (a wonderful helper for those skin cells). Cherry juice is reportedly a good source of melatonin to aid in quality sleep, allowing time to rejuvenate and keep dark circles at bay.
Pomegranate – Filled with Vitamin C and other free radical fighters, pomegranate juice may help to prevent wrinkles by exerting its antioxidant powers and preserving collagen.
Orange – It may be old school, but this beta-carotene and Vitamin C filled fruit is still tops in nutrition, and studies are showing it to be a standout not only for fighting free radicals, but also for maintaining strong bones!
Mango – Like it’s brilliantly hued cousin, the mango is rich in antioxidants and even boasts some anti-inflammatory properties.
Raspberries – Berries of all types are lower in sugar than many fruits, but are key providers of anti-aging compounds that aid from the inside out. We often think of blueberries and cranberries as the superfoods, but summer raspberries should not be forgotten!
Chocolate – Cocoa is being hailed for its disease-fighting flavonoids, but its antioxidants are also skin softeners that help to repair damaged skin.
Blueberries, green tea, guava, and grapes are other antioxidant-rich foods to consider for boosting and adding flavor to healthy skin smoothies.
Below is a slightly modified version of their Orange-Mango Age Management Smoothie that I’ve been enjoying. By ingredients, this healthy skin smoothie is dairy-free / non-dairy, gluten-free, peanut-free, nut-free, and soy-free, and it is optionally egg-free.