Smoothie Recipes for a Golden Glowing Skin

Even the use of makeup has limitations. As much as we want to cover up our imperfections with the use of these aesthetic products, it’s not always 100% effective. A glowing skin that’s from within can’t be substituted by your extravagant skin care routine and expensive highlighters. All you need is a dose of carotenoid-rich fruits and vegetables–in smoothie form, of course. Studies show that women who took a daily dose of 15mg of beta-carotene supplements had a golden glow to their skin. But before you start hoarding and popping supplements, a better and cheaper option is to max out your intake of fruits and vegetables rich in those vitamins. The good thing about vegetables and fruits is that you don’t have to force yourself to eat it plainly. There are a lot of smoothie recipes for a glowing skin that can be tailored to being palatable and suitable to your taste.

Here is a list of smoothie recipes for glowing skin:

Power Pumpkin Smoothie

smoothie for glowing skin

SERVINGS: 1

½ c canned pure pumpkin, frozen in ice cube tray
7 oz or 2% Greek-style yogurt
½ c water
¼ avocado
2 Tbsp ground flaxseed
½ Tsp pumpkin spice pie

Blend all ingredients until smooth.

Ginger Cantaloupe Smoothie

smoothie for glowing skin

SERVINGS: 4

20 ice cubes
2 c cubed cantaloupe (about ½ melon)
6 oz low-fat plain yogurt
3 Tbsp sugar
½ Tsp grated fresh ginger

Combine ice cubes, cantaloupe, yogurt, sugar, and ginger in blender and puree until smooth.

Apricot Delight Smoothie

SERVINGS: 2

12 pitted canned apricot halves (packed in juice), drained
1 c skim milk
⅔ c nonfat vanilla frozen yogurt
⅛ Tsp almond extract

Combine apricots, milk, frozen yogurt and almond extract in a food processor or blender. Process until smooth.

Carrot Spinach Blend Smoothie


SERVINGS: 2

½ c orange juice
½ c low-fat vanilla yogurt
1 c frozen loose-pack mixed berries
1 c fresh spinach leaves
½ frozen banana, sliced
6 baby carrots

Combine orange juice and yogurt in a blender. Add the berries, spinach, banana, and carrots. Pulse until smooth.

Fruits and vegetables that are mainly high in the yellow-orange pigments are packed with carotenoids. The body converts the nutrient beta-carotene into active Vitamin A or the famous retinol that can give you healthy eyes, organ and skin. Although there isn’t a recommended amount of Vitamin A that should be consumed as beta-carotene, eating ample amounts of beta-carotene rich foods have showed improvements with regards to the golden glow of the skin. It also reduces wrinkles and other signs of visible aging. If you want that glowing skin from within without spending over supplements, the smoothie recipes above will naturally give you that golden youthful glow.

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15 Comments

  • Quin Meri says:

    I love pumpkin soup but pumpkin smoothie is… Erk…???

    • Nancy Garrett says:

      I think the avocados will neutralize the taste of pumpkin. Plus, pumpkins have a sweet and bland taste when it’s not in savory dishes. I’ve tried this before and it’s actually good!

  • Olivia Young says:

    Apricot smoothie sounds good. I also like adding peaches to the mix and it’s soooooooooooooooo deliciously addicting.

  • Nancy Smith says:

    These are actually good smoothie recipes. I’m starting to get bored with my same old mix of veggies and fruits. It’s a good thing to find out new recipes whenever I can.

  • Anila William says:

    Recipes like this are heaven-sent. Whenever I conjure up my own smoothie mixture that has vegetables and fruits together, it would taste like green crap. I want my smoothies to be like an all-in-one kind of health drink.

    • Kristine Bradley says:

      Aww, don’t mix too much of it. I don’t think smoothies can have that effect so you might as well just make smoothies as snacks and use different ingredients every time.

  • Eloise Hines says:

    I want a golden glow too! But I’ve read that too much of vitamin A is bad? Can you really have too much vitamins in your body?

  • Dorothy Garrett says:

    Yum! Sounds very healthy and incredibly appetizing. I’m going to try this when I get home. This is the perfect dinner tonight.?

  • Lorena Joseph says:

    I usually have ginger in my smoothie when my throat feels weird. I know you’re not supposed to drink something that’s icy when you already have discomfort in your throat but I usually just put less ice and add honey too. I’m not a warm drinker of any beverage so tea isn’t an option for me. I find that it works just fine as long as it isn’t too cold. Most of the time, cold water already does the trick.

  • Jessi Agusta says:

    I know carrots are healthy but I dislike them in smoothies. They have an odd taste. I would rather just eat them raw than with milk.

  • Claire Vega says:

    I have actually seen research about this last month and it was really cool because not only did my skin looked better, it was just more plump and I didn’t even have any new skin care. I just religiously drank smoothies with fruits/vegs that are rich in beta-carotene.

  • Tara Lowe says:

    More smoothie recipes.❤️ I love smoothies because I’m a lazy food prepper. They’re the best breakfast when tossed with some nuts and a few oats.

  • Cindy Ruiz says:

    I think the ginger cantaloupe smoothie is delicious but it’s an acquired taste. Sometimes, ginger has a way of spicing things up in a unique way.

    • Nellie James says:

      I think it’s also nice to add mint to that mix.

  • Martha Brady says:

    Craving smoothies now, thanks to this. The pictures look fantastic! But, does it mean anything yellow has beta-carotene?

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