We all want silky hair, healthy nails, and radiant skin. Moisturizers, oils and serums, can help us achieve these goals from the outside-in, but don’t overlook ways to boost your beauty from the inside-out.
A diet high in fruits and vegetables promotes shinier hair, stronger nails, and healthier skin. Yes, please! Maybe salads aren’t your thing, though. Maybe you prefer pasta and pizza over quinoa and wheatgrass. We get it and who could blame you! Pizza is delicious, and it’s easier to order a pizza than it is to make a nutrient-rich meal. However, it’s easier to get those vitamins and nutrients into your system than you think.
Calling in… smoothies!
Who doesn’t love a refreshing smoothie? Loaded with hair, skin, and nail-healthy nutrients, these smoothies can help regenerate you from the inside-out. Below are some refreshing, rejuvenating and simple smoothie recipes that are destined to get your springtime glow-up.
She’s gorgeous, she’s green, and she’s full of manganese – which is essential for collagen formation. This mineral packed smoothie helps defrizz and heal damaged hair follicles from heat and chemical exposure.
2 c collard greens
1 cup water
1 cup chopped cantaloupe
2 cup chopped mango
½ cup chopped carrots
- Blend collard greens, water and cantaloupe until smooth.
- Add the mango and carrots; blend.
Tasty Tropical Turmeric
Fight off inflammation with this tasty turmeric goodness! Turmeric reverses the look of sun damage on your skin, helping to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. It also aids in lessening itching and inflammation on the scalp, reducing poor scalp conditions.
1 cup of kale
1 cup of pineapple
1 cup preferred milk
½ tsp turmeric
½ tsp honey
½ tsp ginger (optional)
- Add all ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth
Hiya Papaya Sunrise Smoothie
Escape to the tropics with this delicious, nutrient-rich smoothie! Papaya prevents hair breakage and helps to thicken hair texture. The vitamins and minerals in this tasty tropical drink also aid in increasing blood flow to your scalp and encourages hair growth.
1 cup papaya
1 cup strawberries
1 orange, peeled
2 cup spinach
2 cup unsweetened coconut water
- Deseed the papaya and remove the skin (or use pre-cut papaya chunks)
- Blend spinach and coconut water until smooth
- Add rest of the ingredients and blend
If you try these recipes, be sure to tell us which was your favorite at your next appointment!