Skin Beautifying Strawberry + Pink Pepper Smoothie

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These juicy berries are sweetly saturated with powerful anti-ageing, skin-beautifying compounds. Combined with almonds, vanilla 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]

  • Anthocyanins

    These potent antioxidants – found in blue, red and purple foods – are power anti-agers.

  • Manganese

    Manganese is an important anti-oxidant and co-factor for collagen synthesis. 

The Recipe

  • 300g or organic in-season strawberries (or organic frozen)

  • 1 organic banana

  • 1 tablespoon of organic white* almond butter

    *White almond butter is from skinned almonds and has a lovely mild creamy taste. 

  • 1 fat squishy Medjool date

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

  • A pinch of vanilla powder

  • A pinch of Himalayan pink salt

  • 300ml-400ml of organic almond milk (more if needed)

    Add the milk in stages until you have the thickness you prefer. 

Remove the stone from the date. Skin the banana. Blend all of the ingredients together. Decant into glass bottles to store in the fridge or drink now.

Servings: 1 large meal or two smaller snacks-meals. 

Pro tip: Strain out the strawberry seeds with a fine sieve before bottling / drinking. 

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In beauty, Star x

Creator of The Facelift Diet®

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