What are smoothies you might ask? They are thick, smooth drinks made of fresh fruits. A smoothie is quite different from a juice.
A smoothie is a blend of whole fruits (with the skin unpeeled) while a juice is the extracted nutrients from a fruit or vegetable in a more liquid form. Usually, not all the part if the fruit is used and the fibre is left out.
We all know that hair growth starts from our scalp and it is a function of our overall total health. To get the type of hair you desire, you must take care of yourself and hair from inside out. AND smoothies are here to make the work easier!!
There are different types of smoothies recipes depending on your taste and needs.
Sometimes, we pop multivitamin pills just to augument our bodies’ requirement of essential nutrients. The fact is: our body needs vitamins, minerals and enzymes that raw food contain. There are over a thousand recipes for smoothies and you too can make yours! All you need are just the fruits and a blender and voila! You have just created your own smoothie. It is advisable that you include some SUPERFOODS (foods rich in antioxidants) such as blueberries, strawberries, etc into your recipes.
Some recipes for smoothies for healthy hair and skin include:
1 cup of almond milk
1 fresh banana
A handful of spinach (provides protein, antioxidants)
A handful of kale (provides vitamin A, C & sulfur)
1 tablespoon of flaxseeds (provides omega-3 fatty acids)
½ cube of ice (optional)
(Recipe culled from Black girl with long hair website)
4 large carrots (ends trimmed)
1 large tomato (tomato contains lycopene which helps the body fight the production of cancerous cells)
Recipe C :
1 ½ cup of cucumber, unpeeled. Cucumbers are an excellent source of silica. An adequate intake of silica is needed to prevent baldness and stimulate hair growth
1 cup plain, non-fat yoghurt with probiotic bacteria (nature’s own good bacteria)
1 tbsp fresh mint chopped
Fresh lemon juice
(Recipe culled from Maneedits.com)
Have fun enjoying your smoothies and don’t forget the taste might not be great but you are drinking for health!
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