You’ve heard us say it before: skin is nourished from the inside out. Because our skin is our biggest organ and is so intimately tied to our gut health, the nutrients we consume will have a direct impact on our glow!
If you have yet to meet Amanda (the incredible woman and certified personal trainer behind the Amanda Kimberly Method), you will soon realize how much importance she attributes to a balanced lifestyle. This inevitably includes all facets of wellness including nutrition and self-care, which she ties closely together. Feeling satisfied and nourished from the inside is the base of her method, and she actively reminds us all how it’s impossible to show up as your best self without fuel!
That being said, with the hot days around the corner, we thought about how there isn’t anything better than a cold and fresh smoothie on a steamy summer day. So why not make hydration and nourishment skin-boosting, too?
We asked Amanda to share with us her daily green smoothie recipe which she specifically designed to cater to both the skin and gut’s health. It’s chock-full of skin-boosting fibers, vitamins, and minerals including Vitamin C, K, potassium, and collagen––check out the recipe for yourself right here!
AMANDA’S GO-TO GREEN SMOOTHIE RECIPE:
- 100 grams of frozen mango
- 100 grams of frozen pineapple
- 2 handfuls of spinach
- 4 stalks of celery
- 1/2 English cucumber with skin
- Filtered water
- 1-2 scoops of Vital Proteins collagen
- Optional: ½ - 1 scoop of protein powder
Toss all ingredients except the collagen and protein powder into a high-powered blender. Blend until smooth. Add in your collagen and protein before blending one last time, and voilà––it doesn’t get simpler than that!
Vitamin K helps protect the collagen in the body, while Vitamin C helps protect from free radical damage and boost collagen production. Collagen is essential to the formation of new skin cells, and as our natural supply decreases with age, adding a collagen supplement to your routine is a great way to keep those levels up high!
Fiber, on the other hand, slows digestion, prevents a spike in blood-sugar levels, and helps us feel full and satisfied longer. Not to mention it keeps us regular, meaning less bloating and water retention!
Feel free to drop us a comment below if you’ve given it a try to give us your feedback. Oh, and ICYMI: you can check out our Instagram live with Amanda right here!
Until next time,
The BSE Team