Skin healing smoothie
This nutrient-packed smoothie contains a sneaky vegetable that you can't even tell is in there. The inclusion of carrot to this smoothie adds additional skin healing benefits which you will love. Oh and we almost forgot to mention...it's delicious too!
The health benefits:
Carrots are extremely rich in beta carotene, which can help to increase your skin's hydration and protect it from UV sun damage. Beta carotene is converted to vitamin A in the body which also encourages skin cell turnover.
Papaya is also rich in beta carotene, and especially high in vitamin C which is vital for the formation of collagen in the skin and is necessary for wound healing.
Papaya contains a higher level of amines, so if you do not tolerate amines or are following the FID (Food Intolerance Diagnosis program from The Eczema Detox), then avoid papaya until you have improved your amine tolerance.
Carrots contain moderate levels of salicylates so this smoothie should be avoided if you are following the FID program.
- 1/2 cup of grated peeled carrot
- 3/4 cup of frozen banana
- 3/4 cup of frozen papaya
- 1 cup of dairy-free milk such as rice milk or oat milk
- 2-3 scoops of skin friend AM
- 1 tablespoon of chia seed (for an omega 3 boost)
- 1 teaspoon of flaxseed oil (for an omega 3 boost)
- 1 heaped tablespoon of GF oats
Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender or Nutri bullet and. blend on high until smooth. Taste, adjust if needed, and enjoy!
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At Eczema Life, we recommend following a low food chemical program based on nutritionist Karen Fischer's 'The Eczema Detox' book. Along with our additive-free supplements for skin health and wellbeing.
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Food photos and recipe by Katie Layland