Saturday 15 June 2013

Clear Skin Smoothie Shots

When it comes to your skin the phrase 'you are what you eat' couldn't be truer. Sometimes no matter how many amazing skincare products you use or how diligently you adhere to a skincare routine your skin can still look a mess. The main causes for spots other than poor skincare are hormones, stress and diet. There's not much you can do about hormones or stress as they're just things that everyone has to deal with but you can improve the things you eat. I eat a buttload of sugar which I would say is one of the major contributing factors to my breakouts (and flab!). My diet really affects my eczema too. So I've been trying to eat slightly better by adding more green vegetables and fresh fruits to my daily food intake.

Mini Milk Bottles*

It doesn't help that I'm super lazy and if I make a green smoothie one day I'll probably end up leaving my blender in the sink for the rest of the week. So a way of making sure I get some green goodness every day is to divide the smoothie mixture into smaller portions and down one each morning. I was sent these adorable milk bottles from Dotcomgiftshop and I think they make the perfect shot glasses.

There's tons of green smoothie recipes out there but I like this one because there's enough natural sweetness in the fruit to negate the taste of the kale and every ingredient is brilliant for your skin. Most people choose spinach for their smoothies but kale is even better for you and contains more vitamins than any other green vegetable so I'd recommend using it instead.

1 cup kale
2 cups pineapple
2 sliced bananas
2 tbsp desiccated coconut
1 cup coconut milk
1 scoop protein powder (optional)

Layer all solid ingredients in the blender.
Pour in the coconut milk.
Blend on high until smooth.
Pour into milk bottles.

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  1. Going to try this looks lush and the milk bottles are the cutest thing ever!

    Claire x

    Claire does beauty

  2. this looks amazing! definitely good for lazy people like me who can't be bothered blending something everyday haha:)

  3. This is such a cute idea, is there a place to get the milk bottles? love it
    Lauren xx

    1. you can get the bottles here: :) xx

  4. Oh wow those little milk bottles are adorable, especially in the holder!!! Perfect for making smoothies for the working week ahead to shot before leaving for work! xx

    Gemma ♥ | Ɱiss Ɱakeup Ɱagpie

  5. Wow! These sound awesome, and those mini milk bottles are so cute too! xxx

  6. This is such a great idea! Thanks for sharing it, my skin will be glowing in no time!

    Charlotte - xx

  7. This is a fab idea - a bit like those Actimel shots! I love those mini milk bottles as well, they're definitely Pinterest-worthy. I'm not a fan of smoothies simply because I can't stand the taste of banana and they all seem to have it in, but maybe I'll give this one a try.

    Sophie | An Arrangement of Notes

  8. I love this, not enough people share health tips! love those milk bottles and that blender is adorable! :)


  9. The milk bottles are adorable - I'm a sucker for anything that promises to help my skin so I'm definitely lining this recipe up to try xx

  10. These are so cute! I seriously need to get my hands on a nice blender as I just keep buying spendy juices anyway! x

  11. Oh my goodness how adorable are those milk bottles?! I love the little holder too! This is such a good idea, I'm trying to eat healthier too and I'm really enjoying trying new combinations and meal ideas :) xx

  12. Ohmygod these milk bottles are the cutest thing. it's a shame they don't have lids, not sure I could leave smoothie in them all week without a lid but I'm sure I could fashion something! xx

    Visit The Other Side Of Cool

    1. yeah i'm a bit fussy about putting things in the fridge uncovered too so i covered the tops with tin foil as makeshift lids. i just didn't takes pictures of that because it made them look a bit ugly haha xx

  13. I love the milk bottles ;) It's funny. I've never try to do smoothies with coconut milk. I'll try your next time, thanks

    1. i normally use almond milk for mine but i think coconut milk is a another nice dairy free option :) xx

  14. Firstly those bottles are so cute! love the recipe too .

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