Strawberry Pineapple Protein Smoothie: For Glowing Skin
Sweet, refreshing, packed with protein, AND provides skin boosting benefits - this smoothie is a perfect way to start your day or grab on the go!
It is simple to make and easy to fit into a healthy diet for weight loss or muscle gain.
This smoothie is a staple recipe that I continue to reach for in day to day life!
"I make this smoothie at least 2 times a week. I just cannot get enough!"
"It is so refreshing and leaves me feeling full the entire morning!"
Skin Glowing Ingredients
Pineapples: This fruit contains the enzyme bromelain which may provide anti-inflammatory benefits to the body, including the skin. Pineapple is also rich in vitamin C which promotes collagen production and helping to keep wrinkles away!
Strawberries: Strawberries contain vitamin C. The stable, water-soluble version of this vitamin known as sodium ascorbyl phosphate (SAP) is known to brighten skin. Strawberries are high in vitamin C, which is known for its anti-inflammatory qualities, it’s possible that strawberries could help reduce some of the inflammation associated with acne.
Chia seeds: These mighty seeds are an excellent source of omega-3 fats which are used by the skin cells for flexibility and moisturization. Omega 3 also has anti-inflammatory properties and may help to reduce redness of the skin.
Nut butter: The fat and protein in nut butter helps your skin recover and stay healthy. It also contains vitamin E which is great for protecting skin and helping it glow.
Time: 5 minutes
What You Need: Blender
Blenders we recommend:
Strawberry Pineapple Protein Smoothie
1 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 cup frozen pineapples
2 tbsp strawberry or vanilla non-fat Greek yogurt
1 tsp chia seeds
1 scoop vanilla or strawberry protein powder
1 tbsp nut butter
1/2 to 1 cup unsweetened plant-based milk (cashew or almond)
Tip: Feel free to add in oats, ice, bananas, honey and make it your OWN!
To a high powered blender add your frozen fruit, Greek yogurt, chia seeds, protein powder, nut butter and milk
Blend on medium to high speed for about 2 minutes or until well blended
Add more milk if needed or desired (this will depend on the protein powder you use and your personal preferences)
Tip: Double or triple the recipe and save in the freezer for meal prep!