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
- 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
Combine ingredients in a high-speed blender. Enjoy immediately!
Photos: Mary Hood