Skin Beautifying Strawberry + Lime Smoothie

  • Skin Beautifying Strawberry Smoothie

Quintessentially English summertime – these juicy berries are sweetly saturated with powerful anti-ageing, skin-beautifying compounds. Combined with almonds, lime zest and pink peppercorns to make a mouthgasmic treat for the tastebuds, health and skin.

Anti-ageing compounds in this smoothie

  • Ellagic acid

    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]

  • Vitamin C

    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]

  • Biotin (B7)

    There’s not a lot of research into Biotin’s (B7) relationship to the skin but preliminary studies suggest that it’s involved with the hair and nails; repairing brittle and splitting nails [3] [4]. Biotin is also reported a treatment for hair loss although not much research has been done in this area. Biotin in this recipe comes from the almonds in the almond milk.

  • Limonene

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

The Recipe

  • 3-4 big handfuls of washed ripe strawberries

  • 1 organic banana

  • Finely grated zest of one organic lime

  • 1 tsp of pink peppercorns (these really bring out the strawberry flavour)

  • (optional) a dash of agave nectar if you’d like your smoothie sweeter

  • 200ml of organic almond milk (more if needed)

Blend all of the ingredients together, pour into a pint glass or split and share with a friend. Drink slowly and enjoy those summery flavours.

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In beauty, Star x

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