Aging. It’s inevitable. Some people manage to perpetually look younger than their years. While genes account for a lot, the way we treat our skin and the foods we ingest daily can certainly help keep a youthful glow.
The Problem: Free radicals, fast-paced lifestyles, squinting at screens and improper sun care can all speed up the aging process and can even effect the biggest winners of the gene lottery.
The Solution: Diets heavy in antioxidants help combat free radicals and promote collagen stimulation, preventing wrinkles and other signs of wear and tear. Berries rich in antioxidants are also a great way to control blood sugar. Overindulgence in sugar can lead to redness of the skin and an overall lackluster complexion. Omega 3, proven to fight inflammation, and vitamins E and C, known especially for their dermal-boosting properties, are all found in this skin-saving smoothie.
Berry-Rich Skin Saver Smoothie
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup pitted cherries
3-5 strawberries, depending on size and freshness
1/2 avocado, peeled and pitted
1 scoop chocolate protein powder of your choice
2 tsp ground flaxseed
1 tsp chia seeds
water or ice to thin, as needed (if using frozen fruit, ice may be unnecessary)
Place all ingredients in a powerful blender and blend to desired consistency. Enjoy!