Beauty Smoothie

7.24.2015

Plant-Based Recipes • Smoothies • Beauty Smoothie This beauty smoothie helps bring out that naturally glowing skin with plant-based ingredients that taste delicious together. 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 […]

This beauty smoothie helps bring out that naturally glowing skin with plant-based ingredients that taste delicious together.

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.

How this beauty smoothie helps your 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).

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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.

This smoothie is a great one to bring on the go. I like to store my smoothies in mason jars and use eco-friendly lids that travel well like these Bamboo Wood Lids for Mason Jars.

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21-Day Cleanse

Beauty Smoothie


  • Author: Jen Hansard
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 smoothie 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

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. 


Ingredients

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  • 1 cup spinach, (fresh)
  • 1 cup coconut water, (unsweetened)
  • 1 cup pineapple, (frozen)
  • 1/2 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.

  • Category: smoothie
  • Method: blending
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: skin smoothie

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About Jen Hansard

Mom of 2, ran across the Grand Canyon and lover of smoothies, coffee & tacos. I transformed my family's health with a plant-based diet. I also found myself again along the way.

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  1. Esperanza Chavez says:

    Just wondering how often should you drink this delicious smoothie?

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Esperanza,

      We recommend adding one smoothie to your daily diet! You can have it in the morning or as a afternoon pick-me-up. Whatever works best for you!!

  2. Aaron says:

    Do you recommend to drink this right away or can it be in the fridge overnight? Thanks!

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Aaron,

      Great question! Our smoothie can last in the fridge up to two days in a sealed air-tight container. Just give it a little shake and you are good to go. If you don’t want the color to fade at all, add some lemon juice to it.

      Enjoy!

    • Aaron Germain says:

      Thanks!

  3. Mandy S says:

    Can’t wat to try this recipes. Thanks a lot for sharing. I love avocado and smoothies. Knowing healthy recipes are always helpful and life saving.
    🙂

  4. Mandy S says:

    Can’t wat to try this recipes. Thanks a lot for sharing. I love avocado and smoothies. Knowing healthy recipes are always helpful and life saving.

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Mandy,

      Hope you enjoy this recipe! We absolutely LOVE avocado as well =P

  5. Shannon says:

    I have a pineapple allergy… What can I replace it with?

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hey Shannon,

      You can replace the pineapple with mango, peaches, or papaya!

      Enjoy!

  6. Lena says:

    I Love your recipe!!!! Thank you S2

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Thank you so much, Lena!! I am so happy you love our recipes. 🙂

  7. KittyKat says:

    I’ve noticed the post on this recipe mentions coconut oil, but I only see coconut water in this recipe… am I missing something…?

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hi KittyKat,

      You are not missing anything the post is suppose to say coconut water not oil. Thanks for catching that! 🙂

  8. Ketlynn says:

    Thank you for sharing!!!

    Great recipes and tips. It’s mouthwatering, mainly because I love avocado.

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Thank you so much for blendin’ with us, Ketlynn!

  9. Bella says:

    I really want to try your smoothies especially as meal replacements, thanks for sharing this amazing content

  10. joao vieira says:

    Wow!!!

    It really worked for me.

    Thanks for sharing with us

  11. Patrick says:

    Perfect,Thanks

  12. Ashley Tompson says:

    Valuable information in this article. Congratulations!!!

  13. Ótima receitas e dicas. Espero que no futuro eu também possa divulgar receitas e dicas relevantes assim como estás, visto que estou no começo ainda.
    Está de parabéns.
    Muito obrigado por compartilhar!!!

  14. Julia says:

    Very helpful and interesting!

  15. Amy says:

    I love it… it’s all I needed to read today. It helped me a lot! Thank u for share this!

  16. Ana Maria says:

    Amei essa receita de suco verde!
    Obrigado por compartilhar

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hi Ana,

      Thank you so much for sharing the smoothie love + blendin’ with us!

  17. Great recipe!

    I love it

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hi Gertrudes,

      YAY! I’m so excited to hear you loved this recipe. It’s one of my favorites. My favorite addition to to add one tablespoon of fresh ginger to this recipe, it adds a great hint of spice and a major nutrient boost!

  18. Josselin says:

    How many time a week can i drink the spa cleanser smoothie?

  19. joana says:

    I am already using this recipe for a few weeks and I am feeling my skin softer and hydrated

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hi Joana,

      YAY! Cheers to health, happiness + glowing skin!

  20. Mary says:

    I loved doing it today, I have all the ingredients at home.

  21. Raquel says:

    The avocado I always knew that it is good for the skin now, the coconut water I did not know, I will test the two when I have some result I put here again

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Raquel,

      We love this recipe, for it’s taste + it’s major skin benefits. We hope you love it too!

  22. Itamar says:

    Obrigado pelas dicas, tenho que criar o habito de uma alimentaçao mais saudavel. vou seguir as dicas

  23. Camile says:

    Thank you! Just as you also had many battle with my skin.

  24. Lendora says:

    how often to use this smoothie (once per day, once per week etc.).

    I have awful skin, now I am understanding why.

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Lendora,

      We don’t have a specific suggestion for this recipe. Just know that every time you enjoy this recipe you’ll be fueling your body with rawkin’ nutrition + healthy fats for beautiful skin.

  25. Justine says:

    Hi! I’d love to make a smoothie with avocado and this combination sounds amazing. The problem is, I can’t find any frozen pineapple and I find buying fresh pineapple a bit too expensive where I live, at least in winter. What can I use to replace the pineapple? I have thought of oranges, because I read that avocado should be combined best with acid fruit. But oranges don’t blend so well… Do you have any tips?
    Xx

  26. Stephanie Grommer says:

    This is my go-to beauty recipe in the summer! I love the coconut water + pineapple combo.

  27. Susy says:

    Congratulations on the recipe! I want to try to do it here. thanks

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Thanks for blendin’ with us, Susy! We hope you love this recipe as much as we do!

  28. Elíz says:

    Hello!
    First of all, thank you for the amazing recipes and tips!
    I have a question, because I have some trouble with one of your main ingredient:
    Can I use cucumber instead of spinach? (I have read “Why you should rotate your greens” article, but I can’t find cucumber in it.)
    It’s hard to get fresh spinach here in my country right now.
    Thank you and sorry for my English! 🙂

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Eliz!

      Thanks for reaching out! We love adding cucumber to our smoothies :). However, keep in mind that cucumber is actually a fruit! There are so many different leafy greens you can use in our recipes–kale, chard, beet greens, romaine, etc., so if you can, we’d recommend adding at least one to give your smoothie some veggie goodness. However, if leafy greens are hard to come by where you live, totally feel free to use cucumber!

      Hope that helps :). Cheers!

    • Elíz says:

      Thank you for your answer!
      Oh I did not think cucumber is a fruit! Well then I will keep this in my mind and I will use other leafy greens, like cabbage or kale, because I like them too and I can buy them freshly anytime. (I just love cucumber, this was the reason of my question :D)

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Eliz!

      I love cucumber, too :). Always feel free to toss it into your smoothies, as well! It’s especially yummy with pineapple and mint :).

      Cheers!

  29. Jackie says:

    I really want to try your smoothies especially as meal replacements. My major problem is that I am allergic to avocado. Is there anything I can use to replace it as a healthy fat?
    Thanks

  30. Lydia says:

    You had mention where you buy your coconut water from, but not a name. Can you please give us a name of a good coconut water.

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Lydia,

      Looking for a great coconut water? I personally love reaching for Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s brand coconut water, as their label only has one ingredient…with no additives or added sugar! Don’t have a TJ’s or WF’s nearby? Ensuring that your coconut water is free of any additions is the key to finding a great option!

  31. Pat says:

    I cannot move your site into my primary sending area. Any ideas? I tried the press and move. Nope. Help. Old lady needs your help.

  32. Mariah says:

    I LOVE recipes that include avocado!!! I threw together some ingredients and made a delicious smoothie with avocado.
    2 cups of water
    2 cups of spinach
    1 1/2 cup of mango
    1/2 cup of peach
    1/2 cup of pineapple
    1 banana
    1 avocado.
    Hope you guys try it and enjoy it!!!

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Mariah,

      Yum! Your recipe sounds absolutely delicious. And we’re right there with you. We love blendin’ with avocado! Not only does it make our green smoothies super creamy, but it boosts our body with major nutrients + healthy fats!

      Cheers!

  33. gabrielle says:

    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!

  34. Josephine says:

    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!!

  35. Bella says:

    Very good, approved recipe 😉 thank you

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie says:

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

  36. Lucbabe says:

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

  37. Pauline says:

    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!

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      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! 🙂

  38. Lola says:

    Hi!

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

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      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.

  39. Ida says:

    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.

  40. Joy says:

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

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      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/plant-based-diet/leafy-greens

  41. Stephanie says:

    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?

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      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/recipes/meal-replacement-smoothie

      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/plant-based-diet/leafy-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! 🙂

  42. heather says:

    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?

  43. desiree says:

    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

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      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

  44. MJ says:

    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?

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      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…

      Hope this helps! 🙂

  45. Kim says:

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

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      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/plant-based-diet/leafy-greens

  46. London_girl says:

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

  47. Sarka says:

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

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Sarka,

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

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