Pretty Juicy: Jolene Hart’s Beautifying Smoothies

January 13, 2016

Jolene Hart, beauty editor, certified health coach and author of Eat Pretty, recently mixed up some nutrition-based beauty know-how for us, and much like her signature smoothies, we drank up every last drop. She also provided us with four fabulous, complexion-boosting, health-enhancing recipes, three of which you’ll find nowhere else. So clear off your kitchen counter—it’s time to blend up a batch of beauty.

Golden Coconut Smoothie
Serves 2

The delicate, almost floral, fragrance of fresh turmeric root makes this creamy smoothie a treat for the palate, while its healthy fats, selenium-rich oats and anti-inflammatory benefits nourish skin from the inside out.

3” fresh turmeric root
2 cups unsweetened coconut milk
1 pitted date
¼ cup gluten-free oats

Scrub the turmeric and remove any inedible spots from its peel. Combine all ingredients in a high-powered blender and process until smooth. Serve immediately.

Ginger Beet Berry Smoothie
Serves 2

Anti-inflammatory ginger and energizing beets and chia make a powerfully beautifying and detoxifying combo. The addition of raspberries enhances this smoothie with collagen-boosting vitamin C, hair-building B vitamins and skin elasticity-boosting anthocyanins.

1 medium beet
2” knob of fresh ginger root
2 cups filtered water
1 pint (6 oz) organic raspberries
1 tablespoon chia seeds

Scrub the beet and ginger, remove tough or damaged areas from their outsides, and chop them into chunks (no need to peel completely). Combine all ingredients in a high-powered blender and process until smooth. Serve immediately.

Sun Protective Cherry Chocolate Smoothie
Serves 2

This sweet smoothie is packed with top energy foods like cacao and hemp, along with a phytonutrient boost from cherries and cacao that increases the skin’s natural UV defense.

2 cups unsweetened non-dairy milk
2 cups pitted organic sweet cherries (fresh or frozen)
⅔ cup gluten-free oats
2 tablespoons shelled hemp seeds
2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
few drops almond extract (optional)
handful ice cubes

Combine all ingredients in a high-powered blender and process until smooth. Serve immediately.

Lemony Beauty Smoothie, from Eat Pretty
Serves 2-4

Switch up this smoothie throughout the year by substituting fresh, seasonal greens. Throw in some basil or mint in the summer, or kale in the fall. I like to add a small amount of organic lemon peel for flavor and extra bioflavonoids.

2 cups water
2 large handfuls of spinach leaves
1 medium handful of dandelion greens or watercress
1 medium handful of parsley, thick stems removed
½ ripe avocado
1 organic lemon, peeled
½ frozen banana (use the whole banana if your prefer more sweetness)

In a high-powered blender, combine the water, spinach, dandelion greens (or watercress), and parsley and blend to a coarse puree. Add the avocado, lemon (and some strips of the peel if you like), and banana. Blend on high until smooth and creamy. Serve immediately.

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