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Glowing Green Smoothie for Healthy Hair and Skin

Hey Sistas! Here’s an update on my daily green smoothie. I drink this smoothie about 4- 5 days out of the week in the morning. It packs a lot of vitality in one drink that will maintain and promote healthy hair and skin, energy levels and immune support. I got this smoothie recipe from a book called “The Beauty Detox Foods/Solution” by certified nutritionist Kimberly Snyder, who promotes a plant-based diet. I tweaked the recipe a bit and added more fruit because I’m a sugah lovah and I like my smoothies SWEET!

Some benefits of the ingredients:
– Romaine lettuce: reduces cholesterol, regulates blood pressure
– Spinach: promotes youthful skin
– Kale: promotes a toned body and anti-aging
– Parsley: reduces cellulite
– Cilantro: removes heavy metals like mercury, lead and aluminum from the body
– Celery: eliminates dark circles and puffiness under the eyes
– Apples: promotes bright and clear eyes
– Pears: unlined, wrinkle- free skin
– Bananas: promotes a good mood
– Lemons: clear, blemish- free skin

It’s important to implement as much organic fruits and veggies as possible into your diet, especially the ingredients in this recipe. Organic produce will give you optimal results. Be sure to switch up the greens and fruits with what’s in season for variety and for personal preference. If you don’t have a high-speed blender, chop everything up before putting it in the blender to help reduce chunks. Lets get started!

Products Needed:

  • 1 head of organic romaine lettuce
  • 7 cups of organic spinach, chard, arugula and/or kale – sometimes I do a mixture and combine all of these ingredients
  • 1 cup of organic cilantro OR 1/2 cup of organic cilantro and 1/2 of parsley – the stems are okay
  • 4 stalks of organic celery
  • 2 organic pears, cored & chopped
  • 2 organic apples, cored & chopped
  • 1 organic banana
  • 1 organic lemon
  • 1 organic lime
  • 2 cups of cold, filtered water

The Process:

Step 1: Add the lettuce, seasonal greens (spinach, kale, etc.) and cold filtered water to your blender
Step 2: Start the blender on a slow speed and blend until smooth. If needed, use a stirring stick to help mix.
Step 3: Gradually move to a higher speed and add the herbs (cilantro and/or parsley)
Step 4: Add the celery, apples, pears and banana
Step 5: Turn off the blender and squeeze in the juice from the lime and lemon
Step 6: Pour it in your cup and ENJOY!

That’s it! Let me know if you end up trying this technique in the comments or in The Sistahood Forum! And subscribe to our YouTube channel to view more videos and stay updated on new uploads!

XOXO,
Toni

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Written by Toni

Toni is the middle sister in My Natural Sistas. She enjoys sharing natural hair tips, styles and her passion for living a Vegan lifestyle

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  1. Thanks for sharing such a nice article. I will definitely try this. For treating cellulite, I have been focusing on my diet. As diet plays an important role in reducing skin issues like stretch marks, cellulite, etc. I came across a fit food guide http://www.cellublue.com/fr/fit_food_guide.php which helps me to enjoy delicious and healthy food.

  2. I love drinking green smothies.. It reduce cravings for junk foods, unhealthy sweets, salt and fats. I will find that after a few weeks of drinking smoothies, I will crave healthier foods such as fruits, vegetables and greens. Green smoothies provide a rich source of minerals thanks to the dark, leafy greens.

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