Blackberry & Acai Smoothie

Rich in skin-rejuvenating anthocyanins

This breakfast smoothie contains blackerries and Acai as they’re rich in the antioxidant compounds: Anthocyanins.

These potent anti-ageing flavonoids are found in dark red / purple foods such as red cabbage, purple sweet potatoes, blackberries, purple plums, blackcurrants and blueberries.

Not only are anthocyanins know to be powerful antioxidants to prevent ‘cellular rusting’ instigated ageing BUT preliminary studies are showing that anthocyanins can increase the levels of Collagen, Elastin and Hyaluronic acid in skin.*

Eat your purple foods for youthful skin – even after menopause.

*Nutrients. 2018 Apr; 10(4): 495. ‘Blackcurrant Anthocyanins Increase the Levels of Collagen, Elastin, and Hyaluronic Acid in Human Skin Fibroblasts… Naoki Nanashima et al


    This anti-inflammatory phytonutrient is found in berries – including strawberries and has been proven to have protective properties against UV damage and sun-ageing [1]


    A potent anti-oxidant which scavenges Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) – the bad guys that age skin and cause ‘cellular rusting’ and protects against UV skin damage. Vitamin C is also essential for collagen production within the dermis [2]


    This mineral is a known co-factor in the synthesis of collagen 


    Found in the essential oil in citrus peel limonene is known to be protective against skin cancer [5]

The Recipe

  • 300g Blackberries

    You can freeze them for a cold thick smoothie

  • 2 organic bananas

  • Finely grated zest of one organic lemon

  • Pinch of Himalayan pink salt

  • 2-4tsp of Acai powder

  • 300ml-400ml of organic almond milk

Blend everything together.

Pro-tip: Sieve out the blackberry seeds if you prefer (I do this as I like my smoothies to be SMOOTH).

Split into 2 servings, enjoy one now and bottle one to store in the fridge.

In beauty, Star x
Creator of The Facelift Diet® | Founder of Academy of Beauty Nutrition 

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