Keto Zone Lemon Basil Glowing Skin Smoothie

Ever notice how some people’s skin seems to glow? And others’ is dull?

If your skin seems less-than-glowing, you can help improve its health and condition from the inside-out.

In fact, our Glowing Skin Smoothie packs foods and nutrients that do just that. From fight damaging free radicals to moisturizing and nourishing the skin itself, you’re sure to improve your skin with a daily dose.

Here’s how and why to make your own Keto Zone Lemon Basil Glowing Skin Smoothie.

Keto Zone Lemon Basil Glowing Skin Smoothie

  • 1/2 cup coconut milk (canned, full fat)
  • 1 Tbsp. MCT oil or coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt or 1 cup almond milk chia pudding
  • 1 scoop marine collagen powder (make sure it contains type I collagen from marine sources)
  • 1/2-1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1 lemon, zested & juiced
  • 1/4 cup blueberries (or any kind berries)
  • 1/2-1 cup ice water
  • Erythritol or stevia, to taste
  • Ice as needed

Instructions: 

Place all ingredients except erythritol/stevia and ice in a blender. Process until smooth.  Add sweetener to taste. Add ice and process until at desired consistency. Enjoy & Glow!

Nutrition Info: 297 calories, 23 gm fat, 7 gm net carbs (10 grams carbs, 3 gm fiber), 13 gm protein (70% calories from fat)

How does our Keto Zone Lemon Basil Smoothie Make Your Skin Glow?

A smoothie is only as good as its ingredients. This smoothie is full of nutrient-dense foods. In fact, almost every ingredient in it has skin-benefitting nutrients.

Here’s a run-down:

Basil in Our Glowing Skin Smoothie

Basil has many healthful properties that improve skin appearance and health. It:

  • Reduces inflammation and oxidative stress:  Basil’s flavonoids, especially orientin and vicenin, are phytonutrients that protect cell structures from radiation and oxygen-based damage (free radicals/oxidative stress).  And eugenol, one of basil’s volatile oils, works to block the inflammatory activity of an enzyme (cyclooxygenase) in the body. Oxidative stress and inflammation both contribute to the aging of skin.
  • Improves blood flow:  Basil’s vitamin A and magnesium can improve blood flow. Leafy greens like basil keep your artery walls strong and clear of plagues. Then, the magnesium in basil prompts muscles and blood vessels to relax, which improves blood flow out of the heart and throughout the body. All of your organs and tissues, including skin need good blood flow to function their best.

Lemon Juice and Blueberries in our Glowing Skin Smoothie

Lemon juice and berries are great anti-aging nutrition options, and can actually improve skin health.

How? It’s the antioxidants fighting the free radicals.

Free radical build-up can contribute to aging skin, which results in wrinkles age spots, dryness, and loss of elasticity. Antioxidants, from the outside in, and inside out, may improve this condition (1).

In fact, studies have shown that those who suffer from severe acne often have a high level of oxidative stress in the body (2).

Type I Collagen in our Glowing Skin Smoothie

In a 2017 lab study, researchers found that 6 months of oral consumption of collagen increased the collagen content in the skin. It also improved the skin structure and improved the density of different types of collagen (type I and type III).

This resulted in improved color and luster of the skin and fur. While this was a study on mice, it is promising for human skin and hair as well (3).

Water for Glowing Skin

Out of all the things we could put in a smoothie, perhaps the most anti-aging is water! Adequate hydration can improve energy, health, and the condition and appearance of your skin.

In fact, one recent study showed that increasing water consumption by 2 liters per day improved skin condition and physiology, even in those who already consumed high amounts of water. The researchers concluded that this increase and improvement in skin health would likely have the most positive effect on those with lower daily water consumption (4).

When you use liquids as your meal and drink water on the side as well, you double-up on your anti-aging hydration!

Benefits in Addition to Glowing Skin

Our Glowing Skin Smoothie goes beyond skin health. In addition, healthy fats from coconut oil are great for overall health, cardiovascular health, and steady energy.

Ice cold water can slightly increase your calorie output for fat loss and improved metabolism – great for summer months.

Low-carb liquid nutrition is great for fat loss. For one, it doesn’t spike insulin levels since it has very little net carbs. And two, liquid nutrition gives your digestive system a rest. This can reduce swings in hunger/satiety hormones and promote fat loss.

Bottom Line

Our Keto Zone Lemon Basil Glowing Skin Smoothie is just what the doctor ordered for summer months. Enjoy its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, skin structure, and hydrating benefits. You’ll be healthier and glowing inside and out in no time!

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