Hot skin. salty hair. Sleepy, sun drunk and feeling good. A day on the beach can leave us in a blissful summer state of being. It can also leave our bodies in need of some serious nutritional replenishing. Re-fuel with a cool concoction designed to get you back to balance after a day on the beach. Yogi, mama and Philosophie founder, Sophie Jaffe, has loaded up this hydrating smoothie recipe with superfood ingredients that will keep you energized and feeling your best…
With summer nearing an end, hopefully you’re taking it all in. If you’re lounging by the pool, playing at the beach or taking midday strolls around the neighborhood, guaranteed you’re soaking up some mega sunbeams. The summer sun loads our body with delicious vitamin D and radiates from the inside out, but a long day at the beach can drain our body’s energy and nutrients.
We all know it’s important to protect our skin against the harsh sun rays by topically applying sunscreen, but you can also eat and drink skin protection and recovery by flooding your body with antioxidants. Antioxidants—like those found in most fruits (mainly berries) as well as beans and some veggies—can boost skin protection and reduce sunburn. Consuming nourishing foods and juices can help replenish and restore the body after a day full of sunshine and joy.
This smoothie combines all our favorites into a tasty tropical drink—acting like a sunblock for the skin—revitalizing the body after a lazy beach day. It contains all of the skin-protective ingredients necessary to repair and help fight oxidative stress from free radicals. Many of these ingredients are a strong source of vitamins E and C which help boost UV protection. Bananas are high in potassium and help support muscle function. Coconut water is an awesome recovery ingredient because of its hydrating properties and electrolytes. A high-vibe blend of superfoods like maca and camu camu (also high in antioxidants) and healthy fats like coconut butter also help restore the body’s balance.
The Ultimate Post-Beach Day Smoothie
1 Pitaya Plus Smoothie packet
½ cup almond milk
½ cup coconut water
¾ cup frozen mango chunks
3-4 strawberries (fresh or frozen)
1 Tbsp Berry Bliss Superfood + Protein Blend
1 Tbsp Coconut Bliss Coconut Butter
1 tsp goji berries
½ cup ice
Toss all ingredients in blender, pulse until thick and creamy. Add more ice or nut milk as needed. Top with unsweetened coconut flakes and goji berries. Enjoy!