Healthy Skin Starts From Within. This is one of my favorite smoothies. It reminds me of the milkshakes from the ice cream parlor I would visit as a child. But it's full of nutritious and delicious ingredients that support graceful aging.
This delicious chocolate skin smoothie also provides the body with a lot of energy while lifting your mood. Chocolate and healthy fats are known for their mood-boosting properties.
Did you know the human brain is composed of 60% fat, and we need optimal amounts for brain function and mood?
Healthy fats also play a role in the health of your skin.
Healthy fats are required for balanced hormones and vibrant skin. Healthy fats help to plump up the skin and aid in moisture retention.
1 ripe banana
1 1/2 cups almond milk (any nut milk will do)
2 tbsp organic peanut butter
tbsp raw cacao powder
1/4 tsp Ceylon cinnamon (much higher in antioxidants...hello beautiful skin)
1 scoop unflavored protein powder or collagen powder
1 tbsp ground flax seed
Blend & enjoy!
Chew your smoothies! Say what? Yes, digestion starts in our mouth, and the enzymes required to break down foods are released when we chew. To get all the benefits from your smoothie you will want to make a chewing motion with your mouth so the enzymes will be released. This will result in easier absorption of the nutrients in the smoothie.
Beautiful skin starts from within and healthy digestion is very important for supporting graceful aging.
I hope you enjoy this smoothie as much as I do. Cheers!
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