It's no secret that I love to enjoy good food, no matter how indulgent. Now that I'm getting older, I am making a concerted effort to live a more balanced life. This change in my lifestyle has led to better sleep, more energy, and clear skin. Living a balanced life is pretty sweet thanks to my favorite Clear Skin Smoothie.
My Journey to Clear Skin
A few years ago, I developed hormonal acne and I was honestly mortified. I always had clear, healthy skin growing up and didn't even have acne as a teenager, so when I developed painful cystic acne in my twenties, I wanted to crawl under a rock. I went to many doctors, tried every acne product on the planet, and cried tears of frustration because nothing worked. I spent countless hours researching as much as I could about skin care and how to cure acne to no avail. Every doctor I went to said it was stress from my job and told me to meditate or work out. As someone who always likes to be in control of my body and health, I was particularly irritated and upset.
After many setbacks, I talked to my mom about my acne and she scheduled an appointment with her dermatologist in Beverly Hills as a last-ditch effort. I did not have high expectations, but my new doctor immediately diagnosed my hormonal acne and wrote me a prescription. The medicine worked within a couple of weeks and I cried from happiness and relief. While the medicine worked wonders and my skin was clear, it wasn't glowing like I wanted it to.
Get Your Glow On
In a world where we sit in front of computer screens indoors all day, it's seemingly difficult to achieve glowing skin. Luckily, it doesn't have to be thanks to Clear Skin Smoothie. Clear Skin Smoothie is full of vitamin-packed fruit and leafy greens to brighten your skin, which I simply blend in my Vitamix. A couple of glasses of this smoothie leave my body feeling nourished and my skin looking clear and bright.
Pineapple and mango are rich with enzymes and vitamins A and C, which are excellent for preventing acne and fine lines. Spinach, kale, and honey are full of antioxidants, making a for glowing, beautiful complexion. Chia seeds have omega-3 fatty acids and are anti-inflammatory. This combination of nutrient-dense antioxidant ingredients will make your skin and feel refreshed and rejuvenated.
It's All About Balance
There is no secret to perfect skin, but the Clear Skin Smoothie has definitely helped me maintain healthy, clear skin. In addition to this smoothie, I make sure to get good sleep, drink lots of water, and make time for myself outside of work and blogging.
Please comment below or email me once you've tried this recipe -- I'd love to hear about your experience!
Clear Skin Smoothie
- Prep Time: 8
- Total Time: 8
- Yield: 4 1x
- Category: Smoothie
Clear Skin Smoothie is full of vitamin-packed fruit and leafy greens to brighten your skin. A couple of glasses of this smoothie leave my body feeling nourished and my skin looking clear and bright.
- 3 cups rice milk
- ½ cup baby kale
- ½ cup spinach
- 1 frozen banana, cubed
- 1 cup mango, cubed
- 1 cup pineapple, cubed
- ¼ cup honey
- 3 tablespoons chia seeds
- Optional: a few pineapple slices for garnish
- In a blender, add rice milk, kale, spinach first. Then add the banana, mango, pineapple on top. Top with honey and chia seeds.
- Blend on low to break up the ingredients, then turn on high for 2 minutes, or until smooth.
- Serve in chilled glasses and garnish with pineapple slices.
Keywords: CLEAR SKIN, HEALTHY, MANGO, PINEAPPLE, SELF CARE, SKIN CARE, SMOOTHIES, VEGETARIAN, SMOOTHIE
Brittany S. Patterson
What was the medication prescribed? I am currently experiencing what you surpassed. It is beyond frustrating. I just want my beautiful clear skin back! 😔
Hi Brittany, I'm so sorry you're going through this. Persistent acne is so frustrating. My derm prescribed spironolactone and a couple of topical solutions. The combination of the medicine and consuming leafy greens and low-sugar smoothies like the Clear Skin Smoothie helped SO much. Feel free to email me if you have any more specific questions!
Hello, how often do you drink this smoothie?
Hi Maciej! We make this smoothie a few times a week, and drink smoothies just about every day. If you like this recipe, we also recommend Peanut Butter & Berry Smoothie and Piña Colada Collagen Smoothie .
What other base can I use besides rice milk?
Hi Violet, send me an email and I'll send you more info: firstname.lastname@example.org
OBSESSED with this smoothie! I've been drinking it on the daily!
I'm so glad, Laura! I'm sipping it as I type this 🙂
Thank you, Ichi! It's a tasty way to get all of your nutrients for the day!
Yum this looks absolutely delicious, such amazing Thanks!
Thank you! It's refreshing and does wonders for your skin!