Welcome back to the skin series! Let’s continue our chat about nourishing the skin from the inside out. Like I mentioned before, good nutrition is vital to keeping the skin healthy – and there are specific nutrients that the skin really loves!
I am so excited to share this recipe with you because it will give your skin a triple dose of specific skin-loving nutrients. Introducing the Papaya Beauty Bowl. This is a smoothie bowl that is good anytime of the day, so delicious, super healthy, and really easy to make. Papaya or paw paw is one of my favorite exotic fruits with a mild, tropical flavor that bursts with nutrition for the skin. In fact Papaya has one of the highest vitamin C counts along with a hefty dose of vitamin A, both which target skin health. A powerful role vitamin C plays in skin health is the production of collagen in the skin which helps fight those wrinkles and keeps the skin firm, providing great anti-aging benefit overall. Vitamin A (carotenoid) is very well-known for topical skin health, but ingesting foods rich in vitamin A also can help the skin with anti-aging effects, fight acne, and keep that skin glowing.
What I love about this smoothie bowl is that it is jam packed with vitamin C and A because the combination of papaya, pineapple, and carrots are all three very rich in these skin loving antioxidants! This smoothie bowl is so fresh, so tropical, and so delicious, one of my personal favorites! Give this recipe a try, I think you will love it and your skin will thank you! Here you go!
Papaya Beauty Bowl
1 cup raw carrots-pureed
1 cup frozen fresh papaya
1 cup frozen fresh pineapple
1/2 frozen fresh banana
1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk or coconut milk or skim milk or nonfat organic greek vanilla yogurt
1 tsp local honey
Blend/puree fresh carrots first until well pureed then add the rest of the above ingredients and pulse/blend in high powered blender such as Nutritbullet, Ninja, or Vitamix. I used the Nutribullet for this recipe. Blend until smooth. Texture should be thick, creamy, and smooth.
Toppings: optional: raw shredded coconut, sprinkled hemp seeds, and sliced fresh papaya.