Glowing Skin Smoothie.

This glowing skin smoothie is not only energy boosting and delicious, it has dramatically improved my skin tone. One of my favorite smoothie recipes, by far.

Glowing Skin Smoothie by sallysbakingaddiction.com. Not only energy boosting and delicious, it has dramatically improved my skin tone.

The goal is to have my skin looking its best on September 20th, so I’ve been doing all sorts of things like drinking my weight in water, getting enough sleep, SPF SPF SPF SPF, more SPF, and exercising regularly.

Oh hey, guess what. I’m already at 88 miles so far this month. (!!!)

I did a lot of research in the beginning of the summer about which foods can help improve my skin tone. There were obvious finds like salmon, broccoli, and almonds. But I also stumbled upon a whole list of foods I already enjoy, but don’t eat on the regular. So I bought a bunch, blended them up, and today’s smoothie was born.

Glowing Skin Smoothie by sallysbakingaddiction.com. Not only energy boosting and delicious, it has dramatically improved my skin tone.

I’ve been drinking this glowing skin smoothie everyday for the past month and have noticed a huge difference in not only my energy, but my skin has never looked better. And the best part? This green smoothie actually tastes good. Like, really really good. It’s now one of my favorites. And it’s the only green thing Kevin will drink!

I feel so silly that I’ve spent so much money this past year on creams and moisturizers to improve my skin tone. Though they are certainly helpful, I firmly believe that the quickest way to glowing skin is not in your makeup bag. It’s in your food.

A few things first…

√ The avocado. Don’t leave it out! Avocados hydrate the skin, bringing back that glow we all love. Maybe have this smoothie with a side of mango guacamole while you’re at it? Yes.

√ The mangos and pineapple. Mangos contain carotenoids, which help our skin glow. My dermatologist told me that these carotenoids help give a rosy glow to dull looking skin. And pineapples are high in vitamin C, which I’ve learned is key to the production of collagen – giving our skin its firmness and strength.

√ Spinach OR kale may be used. Both nutrient dense super foods, removing toxins from our bodies. I eat both everyday, either in an omelet, salad, wrap, homemade juice etc.

√ Coconut water. This stuff is so good for us. It’s incredibly hydrating and makes skin look more youthful and supple. I wasn’t a huge fan of coconut water when I first tasted it, but I now love Naked’s pure coconut water. I buy this brand at Acme, Giant, and/or Target.

Avocado for Glowing Skin Smoothie

Pineapple for Glowing Skin Smoothie

Just a few more things…

Do not add sugar. There is no added sugar in this smoothie recipe because we are using sweetness from the fruit. Mangoes, bananas, and pineapples are plenty sweet, so there is no need for anything more.

No cans, please. Use only fresh or frozen ingredients. I usually stock up on fresh fruit in the summer and freeze it so I can enjoy smoothies with summer fruits all year long. It’s cheaper than buying frozen, too. Take advantage of summer’s sweet fresh pineapple!

If you’re replacing a meal with this smoothie, try adding a little flax or flax oil. Your skin needs oil to keep it lubricated. 2-3 teaspoons per serving is perfect.

Glowing Skin Smoothie by sallysbakingaddiction.com. Not only energy boosting and delicious, it has dramatically improved my skin tone.

The frozen banana and avocado leave it incredibly thick, the mango and pineapple sweeten things up, the coconut water adds a tropical flare, and the greens pack one HUGE nutrient punch. Your skin will love it. I call this my “secret weapon” wedding smoothie.

Glowing Skin Smoothie

This glowing skin smoothie is not only energy boosting and delicious, it has dramatically improved my skin tone. One of my favorite smoothie recipes, by far. I drink it 5-7 times per week.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup plain coconut water1
  • 2 frozen ripe bananas, previously peeled & sliced
  • 1 cup chopped pineapple (frozen or fresh)
  • 1 cup chopped mango (frozen or fresh)
  • 2 cups spinach or kale
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced
  • optional: 1 Tablespoon ground flax or flaxseed oil

Directions:

  1. Make sure you have a strong, powerful blender. I like this Ninja or this Vitamix.
  2. Add all of the ingredients to the blender in the order listed. Blend on high for at least 3 minutes or until smooth. Scrape down the sides of the blender as needed. Add more coconut water if it's too thick.

Recipe Notes:

  1. Coconut water is ideal since it is so hydrating for our bodies and skin. If you absolutely cannot find it (it's sold in all grocery stores, Target, Walmart, etc) - use regular water or almond milk or your favorite juice. If not using coconut water, perhaps add a touch of coconut oil. Great for the skin.

Try adding 1/2 cup blueberries. Another super food great for your skin!

If you do not like any of the fruits listed, simply replace with another fruit used. Or add strawberries or blueberries.

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170 comments

  1. My skin has really been hit hard this winter and it needs help! I am going to give this recipe a try for the next couple days. I’m sure the recipe will be delicious. Love your blog, Sally.

  2. Sally – this is so delicious I just made it! Question – do you happen to know nutritional facts (calories) or is it on my fitness pal? I took nice pics, IG @stephmdaly – Thx so much for this recipe!

  3. As far as versatility and taste+healthiness, this is probably/very definitely my favorite recipe of yours. The spinach and avocado are definitely a tough time for cheaper blenders, but it’s so worth it. I’ve recently been switching out which leafy green I add- I just replaced Italian parsley instead of kale and it’s delicious! I want to try this smoothie with dandelion greens or Swiss chard. 

    Do you think you could post more smoothie recipes, especially for green smoothies (Bok choy, collard greens, Swiss chard, etc.)?

    • I wish I was more adventurous with the greens I use in my smoothies. For now, I really only like kale and spinach. I haven’t tried swiss chard yet, though. Maybe soon.

  4. Hello. I have a silly question! Where can I buy similar straws as seen in these pictures? They are so cute and colorful. Thanks!

  5. This smoothie is SO delicious! I make them one serving at a time and need a full cup of water to get it moving through my Vitamix. All those frozen chunks of fruit make it SUPER thick. Thanks for posting this yummy and healthy recipe, Sallysbakingaddition!

  6. Hi Sally, I found your site and definitely try this recipe tomorrow. But I have 3 questions for you:
    1. What is the best time to drink this smoothies for the best result (I want my body to absorb all the nutrient)? I want to drink it in the afternoon 1hr before my gym time. Or should I drink it in the morning?
    2. Can I add ice cubes? ‘Cause I don’t want to slice all the ingridents and freeze them over night. I want to make it totally fresh and I want to drink it cold as well.
    3. My skin is kinda dull and not bright. Will this smoothies help? (Sorry it’s kinda a dump question but I want to improve my skin in a very short time to prepare for something big coming)
    Thanks Sally!

    • Grace– doesn’t really matter about the time. I like this smoothie best in the morning or after a workout in the afternoon. You can add ice, yes! This smoothie will definitely help with your skin tone. All of the ingredients, especially that avocado, are so rich in vitamins. Great for skin!

  7. Hi Sally, I made this last night and drank this morning, Delicious! My question is though how long will this last in the fridge? A couple days?–or should it be consumed the same day it is made?

    Thanks!

  8. Could I make this without the banana?

  9. I have been taken a smoothie daily for the past month or so.
    I have also been using great skin products on my skin for months. I started to notice a line forming on my forehead and now that line is GONE! I dont know if it’s from the skin products I was using or if it was from the smoothies. I think it may have been from the avocado I have been taken daily in my smoothie 🙂 I always use coconut water, strawberries, blueberries, a banana, kale (sometimes) and mango sometimes I also put chia seeds into my smoothie sometimes 🙂 My skin looks great lately 🙂

  10. Hi there – absolutely delicious! I don’t know where I’m going wrong though, mine was so thick, I had to add nearly a whole carton of coconut water to make it drinkable. I followed the measurements and measured by cup. Help! Lol

  11. This smoothie is delicious!!! This is only my second one for the week so I haven’t noticed if it’s helped my skin yet but the taste is fantastic, even my 8 year old loves it who wouldn’t eat any of the ingredients in it separately!

  12. Hello from Singapore! Stumbled upon your blog when I googled “smoothies for face recipe” and I’m so happy that I did. That picture of your smoothie is just too appealing, I’m definitely heading to the supermarket after work to grab all the ingredients 🙂 Just one question though, is the smoothie meant to be consumed by day or can I at least keep it for a day or two (because I’m just too lazy to prepare them on a daily basis!) or will it turn bad? Thank you in advance!

  13. Do you know the nutrional content breakdown for this smoothie?  I made it for the first time today & it was delicious!! But as i’m trying to lose weight, i want to know how many calories each serving has before i make this a part of my daily routine

  14. does it help with acne as well? 

  15. Have you tried making and freezing these? I’m thinking to pull out in the morning and make easy for packed lunches!

  16. Just made this for the first time, it was delicious! I’ve never been a fan of spinach or avocado so I was sceptic about trying it but you can’t even taste them, yet they’re so healthy! If you love banana, you’ll love this smoothie! It was rather thick so I may have to use more milk next time!

  17. This may sound crazy,  but I have a problem digesting raw produce.  I’ve heard that the force of a blender breaks down the food, making it easier to digest. Is this true?  

  18. Hey Sally, I am a little apprehended for blending all fruits in water? And the place where I live in, I do not find fresh spinach and pineapple around. Any substitute?

  19. Glowing skin smoothie is ideal but measurement for a glass fresh is too much ,can i preserve it in fridge? 

  20. i’ve been drinking this smoothie for 4 days and last night someone told me i was glowing 🙂 thanks -great recipe!

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