Everyone jokes that every family needs a lawyer and a doctor, but I’d like to add make up artist to that list. My cousin Erica is a fabulous professional makeup artist and the beauty blogger behind Pretty Pleased, her site featuring beauty tips and tricks, her insider advice. I thought she could bring a little of that beauty wisdom over to The Kitchy Kitchen, so she’ll be here blogging once a month. Stay tuned for all things pretty and lovely!
Now that the holidays are over and we’re well into winter, now is the perfect time to start those new year’s resolutions and get well from the inside out. A beauty smoothie is perfect for getting those much needed nutrients in your body that will also benefit your skin and help bring back that summer glow.
Avocado is a super food for many reasons – it’s loaded with vitamins C and E, and is an antioxidant. It’s a good fat and is so yummy in just about anything, but makes this smoothie rich and creamy. Ginger not only adds a spicy kick but also has a multitude of goodness going on. In addition to being a traditional digestion aid, it also helps with acne, anti-aging, and skin toning. Almonds are packed with vitamin E and using almond milk in your smoothie adds B2, which helps with hydration. Spinach is another super food and adds a punch of nutrients, including potassium, iron, and calcium. Add a few slices of cucumber for freshness and another vitamin rich boost of C, K, and A. Sweeten your drink by adding honey (a natural skin saver), agave, or stevia.
Almond Milk (or your choice of Milk)
Honey, Stevia, or Agave
Add all ingredients together and blend! Adjust sweetness to your taste.