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Beauty Smoothie time: SPA Skin Cleanser


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I can’t count the number of battles I’ve had with my skin over the years. From acne, to dry skin to oily skin to sunburns… I can go every which way. I’ve learned a few constants over the years to keep my luscious skin between the ups and downs: hydration, fiber and healthy fats. Yep— those three things are the magic ingredients to beautiful luscious skin.

Wanna know why? Your skin is the largest organ on your body. And like your other organs, it’s affected by what you feed it and how other organs are functioning around it. I’m gonna be blunt here: if you’re having plumbing problems, there’s a good chance it’ll show on your skin. If foods are moving through you and leaving the body at a healthy pace, then the toxins will make it out via bowel movements. Yet if you’re clogged up, the toxins will find another way out… and the skin is the next avenue (and it isn’t pretty).

The Beauty Smoothie

To help keep my skin healthy, I rely in this beauty smoothie — SPA Skin Cleanser. It’s loaded with fiber, hydrating coconut water and healthy fats. It’s a gem of goodness and the taste is amazing too. Blend it, and let me know what you think by leaving a comment below.

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Spa Skin Cleanser for healthy, glowing skin

SPA Skin Cleanser Green Smoothie


Description

Avocado has a significant portion of healthy fats and vitamin E, while the coconut water is like nature’s gatorade, hydrating and regenerating your tissue. By gulping natural skin boosting ingredients and applying external moisturizer, your skin should be glowing in no time. This beauty smoothie will become your go-to skin booster. 


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Ingredients

  • 2 cups spinach, (fresh)
  • 2 cups coconut water, (unsweetened)
  • 2 cups pineapple, (frozen)
  • 1 avocado

Instructions

  1. Blend spinach and coconut water until smooth.
  2. Add remaining ingredients, and blend until smooth. Enjoy!

Notes

*Use frozen pineapple to make smoothie cold.

 

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  1. Sarka

    August 11th, 2015 at 9:37 am

    What an amazing combination, so tasty…thank you for the inspiration 😉

  2. SGS Rawkstar

    August 11th, 2015 at 11:03 am

    Hi Sarka,

    We love this recipe, + glowing skin is a great plus!

  3. London_girl

    August 16th, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    Hi There.Can you freeze your greens? Doesn’t freezing destroy them?

  4. SGS Rawkstar

    August 17th, 2015 at 10:22 am

    Hi London_girl,

    Great question! We love freezing our leafy greens! It’s perfect for stocking up on your favorites when they’re in season, or even better…ON SALE! Learn all about how we freeze our leafy greens here…

    https://simplegreensmoothies.com/tips/freeze-leafy-greens

  5. Kim

    August 17th, 2015 at 6:54 am

    I love all your recipe ideas! Thank you!! How often do you recommend drinking the glowing skin smoothie?

  6. SGS Rawkstar

    August 17th, 2015 at 10:01 am

    Hi Kim,

    Yay! We’re so happy to hear you are loving our recipes! We suggest adding one (16oz) green smoothie to your diet everyday! Can’t get enough of our Spa Skin Cleanser Green Smoothie, enjoy this recipe throughout your week, just switch up your leafy greens occasionally. I try to blend this one at least once a week!

    https://simplegreensmoothies.com/rotate-your-greens

  7. MJ

    September 2nd, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    Hi 🙂
    so i have been reading a lot of your recipes and they include pineapple. i don’t really like pineapple as it makes my smoothie taste bitter. and so i was wondering if i can substitute pineapple with something else?

  8. SGS Rawkstar

    September 3rd, 2015 at 3:40 am

    HI MJ,

    Not a fan of pineapple? No worries, we’ve got you covered! Orange, grapefruit, + mango are all great substitutes! You can also try adding a natural sweetener like honey, maple syrup, or dates to your green smoothie to help cover any bitter flavor from the pineapple.

    Learn more about our favorites here…

    https://simplegreensmoothies.com/healthy-eating/natural-sweeteners

    Hope this helps! 🙂

  9. desiree

    September 19th, 2015 at 7:17 am

    Love all the info and your site
    I’m in for the next 30 day challenge

    Just wondering about turning recipes like this into meal replacement.
    Would I still add both a half avocado and hemp hearts? Or leave out the extra avocado? Or does it matter? Lol
    ☺ thanks in advance

  10. SGS Rawkstar

    September 21st, 2015 at 5:20 pm

    Hi Desiree,

    Great question! This is one of my favorite recipes (I add ginger, yum!) + perfect for using as a meal replacement because it’s already packed with healthy fats from the avocado! Simply add a protein like hemp hearts, your tummy + taste buds will thank you!

    Cheers,
    Amanda, SGS Rawkstar

  11. heather

    October 15th, 2015 at 9:33 am

    I generally drink a green smoothie every morning as a breakfast meal replacement, but I add plant protein powder, like Vega…you don’t have protein powder in any of your recipes – is there a reason?

  12. SGS Rawkstar

    October 15th, 2015 at 10:45 am

    Hi Heather,

    We love adding plant-based protein powders to our green smoothies! Especially when using our green smoothies as a meal replacement. We also suggest adding healthy fats to ensure you’re getting a complete meal…

    https://simplegreensmoothies.com/tips/healthy-fats

    https://simplegreensmoothies.com/tips/green-smoothie-meal-replacement

    We don’t include protein powders in our recipes, as we want to give our SGS tribe the option of adding proteins + healthy fats to any recipe!

    Cheers 🙂

  13. Stephanie

    February 11th, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    Is this a good shake to drink every morning? I can add flax seed or chia seeds to it? Also in making smoothies in advance how do you store the avocado in a jar or bag?

  14. SGS Rawkstar

    February 11th, 2016 at 5:14 pm

    Hi Stephanie,

    This is a great morning smoothie! Adding flaxseed or chia seeds is a great idea! When using your green smoothie as a meal replacement we suggest adding protein + healthy fats to ensure you’re fueling your body with a complete meal. Learn more here…

    https://simplegreensmoothies.com/tips/green-smoothie-meal-replacement

    Planning on having this smoothie every day? We do suggest rotating your leafy greens to prevent oxalate build-up. So one week blend this recipe with spinach, and then the next week blend it with a green from another leafy green family like kale. Learn more about the importance of rotating your leafy greens here…

    https://simplegreensmoothies.com/rotate-your-greens

    We personally love freezing our avocado! ou simply purée/mash it, put it in a air tight bag, and place it in the freezer. It might help to put a little lemon juice in with it, too! Don’t be surprised if the color is less of a vibrant green and more of a dull brown–it still has a great taste and lots of nutrients!

    Hope this helps! 🙂

  15. Joy

    February 12th, 2016 at 3:15 am

    This is a great recipe, u guys are doing a great work.
    Can I take it every morning.

  16. SGS Rawkstar

    February 12th, 2016 at 8:05 am

    Hi Joy,

    Thanks for your leafy love! This is one of our favorite recipes! Want to enjoy this recipe every day? We do suggest rotating your leafy greens to prevent oxalate build-up. So one week blend this recipe with spinach, and then the next week blend it with a green from another leafy green family like kale. Learn more about the importance of rotating your leafy greens here…

    https://simplegreensmoothies.com/rotate-your-greens

  17. Ida

    February 16th, 2016 at 3:18 am

    Hi there!
    What would be a good alternative to coconut water? I unfortunately cannot find it in my country, and I think the smoothie is a little too tasteless if I use regular water instead.

  18. SGS Rawkstar

    February 16th, 2016 at 7:13 am

    Hi Ida,

    Can’t find coconut water? No worries! Filtered water is the perfect substitute! Learn more about our favorite liquid base options here…

    https://simplegreensmoothies.com/liquid-base

  19. Lola

    February 20th, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    Hi!

    Do you recommend a particular brand of coconut water? Thanks!

  20. SGS Rawkstar

    February 22nd, 2016 at 6:51 am

    Hi Lola,

    Great question! We suggest reaching for coconut water that is unsweetened and free of additives or preservatives. Personally, we love reaching for brands from Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods.

  21. Pauline

    February 25th, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    I’ve recently started having green smoothies, a number of your recipes have pineapple and some have kiwi fruit. I’m allergic to these two fruit, can you please recommend what other fruit or vegetable I can use in their place. Thanks for a fab website and yummy recipes!

  22. SGS Rawkstar

    February 26th, 2016 at 8:27 am

    Hi Pauline,

    We’ve got you covered! Some great substitutes for pineapple are orange + mango. And reach for mango, orange, tangerine, or lime in place of kiwi!

    Hope this helps! Reach out with any questions! 🙂

  23. Lucbabe

    February 29th, 2016 at 4:56 am

    Hi, when you indicate fresh spinach( or fresh greens in general) can I substitute it with frozen ones instead? Thanks!!

  24. SGS Rawkstar

    February 29th, 2016 at 11:34 am

    HI Lucbabe,

    Great question! We love using frozen greens, but those from the grocery aisle don’t always yield the tastiest results. For that reason, we love to free our own!! It’s perfect for stocking up on your favorites when they’re in season, or even better…on sale! Learn more about freezing your leafy greens here…

    https://simplegreensmoothies.com/tips/freeze-leafy-greens

  25. Bella

    March 29th, 2016 at 9:49 am

    Very good, approved recipe 😉 thank you

  26. SGS Rawkstar Jessie

    March 29th, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    YAY! Thanks Bella, glad it has your stamp of approval! CHEERS!

  27. Josephine

    April 23rd, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    So I stumbled across this website and I’m eager to try this recipe, (I have acne prone skin), and all the other recipes.

    The only problem is that I don’t have a fancy blender. But I do have a juicer. Could I make these recipes in my juicer?

    What are the benefits of fresh smoothies over fresh juice? Or does it not matter?

    Thanks!!

  28. SGS Rawkstar

    April 25th, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    Hi Josephine,

    Thank you so much for reaching out! We’re so excited you found us in this busy digital world. You definitely don’t need a fancy blend er to enjoy green smoothies! You just need to follow our blending tips. Check them out here…

    https://simplegreensmoothies.com/tips/blend-without-chunks

    Only have a juicer? While we are partial to green smoothies, juicing still provides your body with major health benefits. Learn more about the difference here…

    https://simplegreensmoothies.com/tips/juicing-vs-blending-whats-the-difference

    Hope this helps!

  29. gabrielle

    May 2nd, 2016 at 10:47 pm

    Hello! From today on i am going to Make this smoothie for 30 days but spinach is only good for 2 days… And to Goto the grocery store every other 2 days is impossible for me … Do you have an alternative for the spinach? An other Green ingredient? Maybe frozen spinach.. Sorry for my Bad english 🙂 greetz from Holland!

  30. SGS Rawkstar

    May 3rd, 2016 at 6:53 am

    Hi Gabrielle,

    Don’t want to run back and forth to the store? We’ve got the perfect solution for you! Freeze your greens! It’s perfect for stocking up on your favorites when they’re in season, or better yet…on sale!

    Also, feel free to change up your leafy greens! We love blendin’ with a wide variety.

    Learn more about freezing your greens + all our favorite greens for green smoothies below…

    https://simplegreensmoothies.com/tips/freeze-leafy-greens

    https://simplegreensmoothies.com/rotate-your-greens

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