MAKE THIS SKIN-LOVING SMOOTHIE, USE THE LEFTOVERS FOR A DIY MASQUE.
This weekend, whether you’re lounging poolside or working overtime, let this luscious #beautyfood smoothie take to away to a tropical paradise! The base of nutrient-rich coconut milk provides lauric acid - a medium-chain fatty acid that is easily absorbed by the body and used for energy - as well as adding beautifying moisture and elasticity to the skin with vitamins B, C, E, and copper.
What’s more, we’ve added tropical fruit stars here to provide important enzymes. Papaya contains detoxifying papain which also serves as a digestive aid, while pineapple offers bromelain, which helps the body to synthesize collagen, firms skin, and fights acne.
Yield: 1 serving (8 ounces)
Time: 5 minutes
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk I prevents premature aging + helps hyperpigmentation
1 small banana I anti-aging vitamins + minerals
1 cup fresh pineapple I firming + clarifying
½ cup fresh papaya, seeded I detoxifies + vitamin C for building and maintaining collagen
1-2 tablespoons raw coconut nectar, to taste I low glycemic, mineral-rich natural sweetener
4 spring water ice cubes I hydration + minerals
- Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend at high speed for 1 minute, or until smooth.
#Beautyfood tip: Garnish with finely chopped pineapple and unsweetened coconut for even firming and moisturizing!
DIY Masque Directions:
This #beautyfood masque is extra easy to create.
Pour 1 tablespoon of leftover latte into a small bowl and let cool.
Add 1 teaspoon of Om Aroma & Co Manuka Honey Masque to thicken consistency and add exfoliating, softening benefits.
Apply resulting masque to the face with circular massage and leave on skin for 15 minutes.
Remove with a warm washcloth & seal in the benefits with your moisturizer of choice.