Hello, young Padawan
It’s hard to display a naturally photoshopped fresh complexion at the office or on vacation when it’s hot. But that’s because you don’t yet have the recipe for the magic smoothie that will make miracles, or almost!
let’s do it together today.
Five ingredients for beautiful skin.
– The orange color of the apricot is due to the presence of carotenoids, particularly beta-carotene, an excellent antioxidant that intervenes in the fight against free radicals.
There are also vitamins A, B, and a little vitamin C (7 mg per 100 g), or for information dermatologists tell us that to keep the most beautiful skin as long as possible, we must abuse the three vitamins at the beginning of the alphabet (A B C, try to follow a little, lol).
– Bananas contain tryptophan, which the body transforms into serotonin which helps to have a good emotional state and to feel happier, and vitamin B9 which reduces the risk of depression and is also essential for cell renewal. It also contains Iron which helps to have good energy.
It is rich in potassium which helps the proper functioning of the kidneys (essential for having beautiful skin) and helps maintain the body’s acid-base balance. Very interesting in these times when we overeat sodium ( inflammation, all that stuff).
– Coconut helps digestion (excellent for avoiding dull complexions). Rich in antioxidants, it helps fight free radicals and better fight inflammation. It contains zinc, vitamins B9, mentioned above, and B3 and B5, the skin vitamins par excellence.
– Turmeric has remarkable antioxidant properties, so excellent for preventing or treating redness and inflammation of all kinds. It is also recommended in case of acne or imbalance of our skin, such as overproduction of sebum or areas of dryness, thanks to its depurative and anti-inflammatory properties.
– Ginger, with its forty antioxidant compounds, had to be part of this recipe. How can you imagine a beautiful skin recipe without the goddess Ginger?!! Yes, I’m getting carried away, but there is something! Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer, just like its friend the turmeric god, it is also excellent for the liver and digestion, and we know how much the better the digestion and the healthier our skin is.
FRESH COMPLEXION SMOOTHIE
For one serving
2 large, very ripe apricots
1/3 banana, sliced and previously frozen
1 fresh coconut (all the water, half of the flesh. If you don’t have fresh coconut, you can put 15cl (2/3 cup) of fresh water and 5 tablespoons of coconut milk instead).
2 large ice cubes
Ginger and fresh turmeric: the size of a knuckle of a little finger (or more, or less, depending on your preference)
Beforehand: cut 1/3 of the banana into thin slices. Place the banana slices in a small plastic bag and hop in the freezer.
If you’re a fan of good frozen smoothie recipes or healthy ice cream, having a few banana slices in the freezer is always good!
Open the coconut without ending up in the emergency room (I remind you that Georges Clooney left the series) and collect the juice and the flesh.
Remove the pits from the apricots (I prefer to specify in these times we’re living in… no nothing, I’m just specifying, lol)
Place all the ingredients in a blender, starting with the coconut water if you have a classic blender or ending with the liquid if you have a Nutri Bullet. Not to mention the little piece of ginger and fresh turmeric!
Blend until obtaining a smooth mixture.
Choose your prettiest Mason Jar or your largest cocktail glass and gently pour the supercharged smoothie to delight your taste buds and skin cells. Add a small slice of apricot to decorate your drink or a small bunch of currants if you like. That day I was in minimalist mode. It’s nice too, simple and effective.
And here is a magnificently creamy, icy, delicate, spicy smoothie that will make your skin happy!
In (almost) summer, let’s take advantage of nature’s wonders; the fruits are just right and full of vitamins, much more nutritious for the body and mind than you imagine.