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