The Radiance Smoothie
Getting your nutrients in can be tough at times, and for those of us on the go, a deliciously refreshing smoothie can be the perfect solution.
Here at omayma skin, we believe that what we put both on our bodies as well as in our bodies, does make a difference, and we love getting creative with what we eat to extend our skin ritual.
Here's our founder Omayma's go-to Radiance Smoothie recipe:
Take all the ingredients in your blender, and blend on a medium speed for 45 seconds.
- 1 cup organic frozen wild blue berries
In addition to being the super food we love and adore, wild blueberries contain almost double as many anti-oxidants than regular blueberries, and specifically 33% more of the anti-oxidant called Anthocyanin, which is believed to protect against brain aging and to promote vision health.
- 1 cup frozen papaya chunks
Papaya is an incredibly gut-friendly food, due to being rich in an enzyme called Papain, which helps break down protein in your digestion. Additionally, papaya is rich in the anti-oxidant lycopene, which protects against free-radicals that cause aging. Both the enzyme papain, as well as chymopapain can decrease inflammation, which could lead to acne.
- 1/3rd bunch of organic parsley
Incredibly rich in vitamin K, Vitaminc C and anti-oxidant rich Flavinoids. Parsley also is a great anti-inflammatory and has been known to work wonders for reducing inflammation and bloating. Parsley's anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties make it an excellent addition to your smoothies if you are acne-prone.
- 1/3rd bunch of organic cilantro
Similarly to parsley, cilantro also contains anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties and acts as a detoxifier, known for treating skin conditions like eczema.
- 1 teaspoon organic adaptogenic mushroom powder
If you are new to the world of adaptogens, then get ready to get on the band wagon. Adaptogens are essentially a class of herbs and foods that can boost your body's ability to manage and handle stress - emotional and physical. As the name suggests, they help your body adapt to your life. Adaptogens have been used in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine and have been used since then. There are various adaptogenic foods available at your local supermarket, but look for ones that contain Reishi mushroom (known for strengthening the skin barrier and working as a powerful anti-irritant that helps sooth and calm the skin), cordyceps (known to improve skin elasticity and boost collagen and elastin production), and chaga mushroom (restorative, known to reduce redness and sensitivity, whilst being UV blocking and being richer in antioxidants than berries.)
- 1 cup organic unsweetened flax milk
High in fiber and rich in alpha linoleic acids, which have been used to prevent and treat diseases in the heart and blood vessels- a great milk alternative that has been used to prevent heart attacks, lower blood pressure, and reverse the hardening of blood vessels. Additionally, it is just as high in calcium than regular dairy milk, whilst also containing heart-healthy fatty acids, which help keep skin moisturized and smooth.
- 1 teaspoon of organic Spirulina powder
This superfood, enables higher cell turnover whilst enabling the skin to heal quicker. It protects against free radicals that cause collagen damage, whilst eliminating toxins from the skin to thus increase skin metabolism. Spirulina contains high Vitamin E and selenium, which are known for their anti-aging effects and slowing the aging of skin cells, and also for promoting fuller, healthier hair.
- 2 table spoons chia seeds
Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, ALA and linoleic acid, which has been shown to help restore and maintain a healthy skin moisture barrier. These powerful seeds are rich in vitamin A vitamin C, iron and potassium, and have been used to repair and relieve conditions like atopic dermatitis and psoriasis.
- 1- 1 1/2 cups of water for your preference of thickness.