Skin Boosting Blueberry Avocado Smoothie

When it comes to getting a little older day by day, working a little harder day by day and sleeping a little less day by day, I need a little help when it comes to keeping my skin looking young, fresh and wrinkle-free (and I’m pretty sure I’m not alone on this!)

On a recent visit to see my beautiful, talented and super sweet esthetician, Elizabeth Rabena, I asked her about things I could do to improve those annoying circles under my eyes… seriously it’s like one day I woke up and was no longer 22, how did that happen? LoL!

She recommended incorporating more turmeric in my diet to help with the dark circles.

I took her advice and then thought about doing a little research on other foods that would help boost the skin and alleviate wrinkles.

Blueberries are super antioxidant rich which helps offset free radical damage and helps slow down the aging process, woo hoo, in the words of my girl Taylor Swift “I’m feeling 22!” Haha!

Avocados are packed with Vitamin E which is a great natural moisturizer for the skin.

Protein helps skin firm and become resistant to lines, which is why I incorporated Silk Soymilk into the smoothie. Original Silk Soymilk packs 8 grams of heart-healthy soy protein into this smoothie. It also has 50% more calcium than dairy milk. Read more about the power of Silk Soymilk protein.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup blueberries
  • 1 avocado (peeled & de-seeded)
  • 5.3 oz Silk Blueberry Fruity and Creamy
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger (grated)
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed
  • 1 cup Silk Soymilk
  • 1 cup ice

Add the blueberries, avocado and Silk Fruity and Creamy to a blender. Add the turmeric and cinnamon, freshly grate the ginger into the blender.

Add the honey, flaxseed, soymilk and ice to the blender.

Blend until smooth.

A creamy and delicious smoothie, packed with healthy ingredients that will help your skin look younger and smoother, now that’s a great way to start the day if I do say so myself!

♣ Vegetarian Option: This recipe is vegetarian. Omit the honey to make this recipe vegan.

♦ Gluten Free Option: This recipe is gluten-free.

This conversation is sponsored by Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.


Skin Boosting Blueberry Avocado Smoothie

Total Time: 5 minutes

Serving Size: 1 (16 oz) smoothie

Skin Boosting Blueberry Avocado Smoothie

Ingredients

  • ½ cup blueberries
  • 1 avocado (peeled & de-seeded)
  • 5.3 oz Silk Blueberry Fruity and Creamy
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger (grated)
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed
  • 1 cup Silk Soymilk
  • 1 cup ice

Instructions

  1. Add the blueberries, avocado and Silk Fruity and Creamy to a blender.
  2. Add the turmeric and cinnamon, freshly grate the ginger into the blender.
  3. Add the honey, flaxseed, soymilk and ice to the blender.
  4. Blend until smooth.
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