Eat Your Way to Youthful Skin!
Smoothie bowls often appear so intricately and beautifully designed that I have been avoiding experimenting with them. Don’t let photos deceive you! The bowls are super easy and so much fun to make. The only thing you really need at hand is a frozen fruit (such as mango, pineapple, or banana) and some activated buckwheat or granola along with a handful of greens.
I have used pineapple and the exotic dragon fruit to enhance the skin-beautifying action of smoothies. Pineapple is a wonderful source of digestive enzymes which makes it wonderful for gut healing. It is also anti-inflammatory which makes it the perfect choice for acne prone or red skin. The Dragon fruit not only looks incredible and has high doses of antioxidants along with B vitamins, it is also a great source of fiber so will act to sweep away toxins and impurities which are playing havoc with your skin. Walnuts are one of my favourite Omega-3 rich nuts. Omegas are essential when it comes to promoting supple skin due to their ability to reduce inflammation and hydrate the skin from the inside out.
2 cups pineapple, chopped and frozen
½ nectarine, chopped
½ white dragon fruit
2 cups of baby spinach (or another green)
½ cup of water or coconut milk
¼ cup fresh blueberries or other berries
½ cup granola or activated buckwheat
½ red dragon fruit, scooped in small balls with a teaspoon and frozen
¼ cup fresh pineapple
Handful of baby spinach
Handful of chopped walnuts
Handful of pomegranate
Combine all smoothie base ingredients into a blender until smooth
Pour ¼ cup of granola into a serving bowl, then pour the smoothie layer over the top.
Add toppings – start by spreading granola (or activated buckwheat) vertically across the bowl and arranging chopped fruit beside it.