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Vegan Smoothie Recipes: Mango Maca Skin Smoothing Smoothie

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Raw Vegan Recipes: Mango Maca Skin Smoothing Smoothie | Peaceful Dumpling
Although their ingredients vary quite a bit, most of my smoothies tend to be green. Every once and a while, however, I crave a smoothie of a different color! If you’re yearning for a little tropical flair in your diet, this lovely yellow-orange smoothie is just the ticket.
The ingredients aren’t only pretty, they’re bursting with skin-smoothing properties. Rich in vitamin E, almond butter comes to the aid of dry skin while turmeric and ginger reduce inflammation, cleanse the blood, and increase circulation (a recipe for youthful, beautiful skin!). Carrots and mangoes are packed with beta-carotene (a precursor of vitamin A), one of the most potent anti-aging nutrients. Carrots are also a good source of calcium, potassium, iron, fiber, and biotin—talk about beautifying! Finally, maca, one of my all-time favorite beauty ingredients is well known for its hormone-balancing properties. As many of us have experienced, there’s no happy skin without a balanced endocrine system.
Enjoy this smoothie on a warm spring afternoon as it helps you glow from the inside out.

Vegan Smoothie Recipes: Mango Maca Skin Smoothing Smoothie

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook time:
Total time: 10 minutes
Yield: 1 serving
Ingredients
  • 1 cup coconut or almond milk
  • 1 cup cubed mango (fresh or frozen); if fresh and organic, include the peel for additional minerals and fiber
  • 1/2 cup cubed apple (any kind)
  • 1 inch chunk peeled ginger root
  • 1 medium-sized carrot
  • 1 tbsp raw maca powder
  • 1 pinch tumeric powder
  • 1 tbsp almond butter

Directions

Combine ingredients in a high-speed blender. Enjoy immediately!

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Photos: Mary Hood
Mary Hood Luttrell

Mary Hood Luttrell

Beauty Editor at Peaceful Dumpling
Peaceful Dumpling Beauty Editor and creator of Bisou du Jour, Mary Hood Luttrell lives with her husband in Corpus Christi, Texas. Mary is a freelance writer and writing and blogging consultant. A lover of whole foods, Mary delights in learning new ways to prepare vegan dishes. Mary also enjoys reading and writing poetry, art journaling, running, and practicing yoga and ballet. Follow Mary on her blog Bisou du Jour, Instagram and Pinterest.
  • Juhea Kim

    i used to eat mangoes almost on a daily basis in high school because my dad would buy them for sushiville. this looks so creamy and delicious. can’t wait to make it!

    • I didn’t eat mangoes until I met Eric. Every now and then he would pick a few up at the grocery store. Now I’m obsessed!

      • Juhea Kim

        so delightful how certain foods relate to people in our lives, different times in our lives. Life is so rich with meaning. 🙂

        • It really is! I have so many special associations with food that I started eating went I was transitioning to a vegan diet 🙂

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