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 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 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

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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 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

Yield: 2 huge smoothies

Total Time: 5 minutes

Print Recipe

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.


  • 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


  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.

Additional 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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168 Responses to “Glowing Skin Smoothie.”

  1. #
    Emilyposted January 28, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    I just made this and it is delicious! I threw in 1/3 cup each of carrot juice and pineapple aloe Vera juice. I am planning to drink this daily from now on!


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    Kristinposted January 29, 2015 at 11:09 am

    I have wanted to try this recipe for months and finally had a chance to do so today and the result is delicious. I love the addition of avocado, spinach and flax, these healthy ingredients make you feel good while enjoying this drink. As a bonus, my two year old toddler likes it as much as I do. What a great way to get some much needed nutrients into his diet. Thanks for another amazing recipe.


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    Doraposted January 31, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    I noticed u said kale OR spinach. I added both and it tasted great. Any downside to using both?


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    Biancaposted February 7, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    Loved this recipe! Have made a couple times now. I’m all over frozen bananas now, thank you Sally! Also, my dad doesn’t like pineapple and still loved this drink because you can’t hardly taste it. Thanks, yummy! Will be a regular in my household!


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    Pposted February 19, 2015 at 10:10 pm

    Thank you Sally! This is by far the best green smoothie I have tried. I was a little scared of the avocado but man it makes it so creamy and delicious. Thank you for sharing your secret weapon with us. Glow on girl! 🙂


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    Stephanieposted February 19, 2015 at 11:38 pm

    Recently came across your site & am hooked. You’ve changed my life for the better & made recipes easy to follow. I’m in my early 30s, never had skin terrible until hit 30 & I’m excited to get my skin healthy again. Thank you thank you


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    Sarahposted February 22, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    What do you do with the other half of the avocado? I’ve never had luck storing leftover avocado, so I end up using the whole thing for a recipe even when it doesn’t call for it. Any tricks? Thanks!


    • Sallyreplied on February 23rd, 2015 at 6:32 am

      I usually slice it up, sprinkle with a little fresh lemon or lime juice, and save it for dinner that night or the next day for another smoothie. Sliced avocados don’t last too long after that. The lemon/lime juice prevents over-browning.


    • PALSreplied on March 7th, 2015 at 12:04 pm

      I eat it while the smoothie is blending …ooopsie. LOL


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    Connieposted February 28, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    I almost always have Trader Joes frozen mango but of course, didn’t today, so I used an apple. I make a lot of smoothies, and this one is very high on my list of favorites.


  9. #
    Amayaposted March 2, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    I only have a Nutrabullet…will that work?


    • Sallyreplied on March 2nd, 2015 at 3:53 pm



    • PALSreplied on March 7th, 2015 at 11:40 am

      I have a nutribullet and I find that I have to cut this recipe down a little bit or its too packed and overflows while blending. I only use 1 banana and just eyeball everything else. But it is tasty and I love my nutri-bullet good luck!


  10. #
    Reginaposted March 2, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    Sally, what’s the nutritional breakdown of this smoothie? I’m really interested in trying, but I’m also calorie-conscious.


  11. #
    Karyposted March 4, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    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.


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    Stephanie D.posted March 14, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    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!


    • Sallyreplied on March 14th, 2015 at 4:56 pm

      I don’t know– sorry!


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    Rachel Cposted May 20, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    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.)?


    • Sallyreplied on May 21st, 2015 at 7:42 am

      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.


  14. #
    Sarahposted June 2, 2015 at 4:37 pm

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


  15. #
    Chrissyposted June 10, 2015 at 10:12 am

    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!


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    Grace Lamposted July 25, 2015 at 5:41 am

    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!


    • Sallyreplied on July 25th, 2015 at 8:56 am

      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!


      • Grace Lamreplied on July 26th, 2015 at 8:42 am

        Thanks Sally! Can’t wait to see the improvement ^^

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    Nicoleposted September 2, 2015 at 9:16 am

    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?



    • Sallyreplied on September 2nd, 2015 at 2:00 pm

      Same day– no more than 12 or so hours in the fridge I’d say. So glad you love it!


      • Nicolereplied on September 2nd, 2015 at 2:09 pm

        Great, Thanks!

  18. #
    Juliaposted November 5, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    Could I make this without the banana?


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    Rachaelposted November 15, 2015 at 8:48 am

    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 🙂


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    Haleyposted January 8, 2016 at 11:27 am

    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


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    Jillposted January 12, 2016 at 10:28 am

    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!


  22. #
    Haneys Omarposted January 15, 2016 at 4:07 am

    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!


    • Sallyreplied on January 15th, 2016 at 7:05 am

      It’s best on the same day. Hope you enjoy it!


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    Lubnaposted January 15, 2016 at 8:15 am

    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


    • Sallyreplied on January 16th, 2016 at 8:25 am

      I don’t– feel free to calculate with an online recipe calculator.


  24. #
    Haleyposted February 20, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    does it help with acne as well? 


  25. #
    Karmenposted March 3, 2016 at 4:25 pm

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


    • Sallyreplied on March 4th, 2016 at 7:29 am

      I have– just as tasty when they thaw out!


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    Caitlinposted May 30, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    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!


  27. #
    Terrielynnposted June 18, 2016 at 8:12 am

    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?  


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    Salehaposted June 20, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    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?


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