Smoothies Great for your Skin

antioxidant smoothies good for your skinSmoothies offer great versatility and a healthy treat any time of the day even in the winter time. You can easily use fruits and vegetables that are available in the grocery store. A single glass can deliver antioxidants, protein, fiber, vitamins, and much more. This refreshing smoothie is packed with nutrition that’s good for your skin, yet easy to make!

Prep: 5 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Level: Easy!
Calories: 191 per serving

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups of Greek or fat-free natural plain yogurt
  • 1 pint of blueberries
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • ½  cup of “no pulp” 100% natural orange juice
  • ½ lemon, squeezed (for tartness, if desired)

Directions
Place all ingredients in a blender. Liquefy and then add more orange juice if the consistency is too thick for you. Enjoy!

A smart start with lasting benefits
Antioxidants, which are found in many fruits, have been shown to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and create a more youthful-looking complexion.1 Antioxidants can help fight free radicals—tiny, unstable molecules that have been shown to cause damage at the cellular level—and when applied topically, antioxidants can help reduce the signs of skin damage caused by the sun and other environmental stressors. Did you know that blueberries rank third as a natural source of antioxidants after prunes and raisins?2 You may notice an energy boost from such a nutritious start to your day and find yourself exercising more! In this recipe, yogurt provides protein, calcium, and good bacteria to aid digestion. Bananas are packed with potassium and slow-release sugar to sustain you throughout the day. Blueberries are also full of fiber, so you may notice that you feel full sooner, and you’ll eat less. And finally, orange juice is a popular source of Vitamin C. Add more or less OJ, depending on how thick you want your smoothie. Here’s to Obagi Skin Health!

Antioxidants in a bottle
We love this smoothie recipe as a way to fortify ourselves from the inside. For an extra boost of antioxidants, you can turn to Obagi Professional-C Serums. Professional-C Serums offer the antioxidant Vitamin C in a rich, concentrated formula, and are available in four different strengths for different skin types and needs.

Obagi Professional-C Serums and other Obagi Products including Obagi Nu-Derm Clear are still on sale for 15% off this month at Healthy Glow Skin Store.com.

References: 1. Bouchez C. Want healthy skin? Feed it well. WedMD Web site.
http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/features/want-healthy-…. Accessed August 14, 2012.
2. Prior R.L. Antioxidant capacity and health benefits of fruits and vegetables. US Highbush Blueberry Council Web site.
http://www.blueberry.org/antioxidants.htm. Accessed August 15, 2012.

Reprinted with permission from http://www.Obagi.com

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