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Detox, draining, anti-aging: 5 magical smoothies to drink this summer
Detox, draining, anti-aging: 5 magical smoothies to drink this summer
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Draining, detoxifying, anti-aging, for hair beauty and for tanning: 5 smoothies to try this summer

Light, fresh and super healty, the smoothie they are excellent substitutes for summer meals, hyper-vitaminic breakfasts or nutritious snacks.

Rich in fruit and vegetables, and with the addition of yogurt, milk or vegetable drinks, in fact, smoothies enclose essential nutrients and they are a valid (and tasty) ally for health, wellness and beauty, depending on what you put in the glass.

We asked the food blogger Teresa Balzano and the dietician and nutritionist Annamaria Acquaviva, the recipes to satisfy the most common summer needs with powerful smoothies detoxifying, draining, anti-aging, for the hair beauty or a 'Tan from envy.

Common denominator, as you will see, the California plums, a source of fiber, fat-free and rich in vitamin K, B6, potassium and manganese.

Abbronzatura

Smoothie for tanning

INGREDIANTS

2 California plums

1 steamed carrot

1 peach

2 slices of melon

4-5 strawberries

1 jar of plain yogurt

METHOD

Wash the carrot and steam it.

Meanwhile, peel and cut the peach and melon into pieces, wash the strawberries. Pour everything into the blender.

As soon as it is cooked, add the carrot cut into small pieces, the yogurt and start the mixer.

Blend until you get a homogeneous mixture.

BECAUSE IT'S GOOD

The fruit with red color, yellow, orange - like carrots, peaches, melon - is rich in carotenoids, useful for preparing the skin for the sun, precursors of Vitamin A.

To promote the assimilation of this vitamin fat-soluble that benefits the skin and promotes tanning, it is good combine it with a lipid component, such as yogurt, or favor a short cooking, as for the carrot.

To achieve an even complexion, then, they are helpful California plums, thanks to the presence of a antioxidant nutrient such as copper which, together with quercetin and ellagic acid and the antioxidants of strawberries, fights free radicals and premature skin aging.

Capelli

Smoothie for hair beauty

INGREDIANTS

3 California plums

4 handfuls of baby spinach

Juice of half a lemon

1 papaya

10-15 blueberries

1 teaspoon of turmeric

3 ice cubes

Sunflower seeds

METHOD

Wash the fruit and vegetables; peel and cut the papaya into pieces and pour all the ingredients into the mixing bowl of a blender.

Then add the turmeric and ice and blend until smooth.

Pour into the glass and complete with the sunflower seeds. Add oil seeds or nuts to enhance the smoothie's properties

BECAUSE IT'S GOOD

This smoothie nourishes and promotes the natural beauty of the hair thanks to the properties of the chosen ingredients.

First of all spinach: they contain iron (better absorbed since sprinkled with lemon juice) - the deficiency of which can cause hair loss - and lutein, useful for the correct functioning of cell turnover and to reduce excess sebaceous secretion.

By adding plums it makes vitamin B6, regulator of sebum secretion, and copper, antioxidant nutrient that contributes to make hair color more intense and uniform, which sun and salt can make opaque and dull.

Vitamin E contained in sunflower seeds, on the other hand, it is a powerful one antioxidant biological that counteracts the formation of free radicals, prevents premature aging and that due to sunlight.

In the end turmeric acts as an antioxidant and scavenger of free radicals.

Drenante

Draining smoothie

INGREDIANTS

2 California plums

2 slices of pineapple

1 cucumber

2 stalks of celery

Juice of one lime

3-4 mint leaves

3 ice cubes

PROCEDURE

Wash, peel and slice the fruit and vegetables; remove the outer filaments of the celery.

Put everything in a blender, add the mint leaves, lime juice and ice and blend until smooth and creamy.

Ice can only be added at the end to keep it in pieces.

BECAUSE IT'S GOOD

The vegetables contained in this smoothie are very rich in water (they contain up to 97%).

Celery and centriole are low in calories and they have an effect highly draining thanks to the potassium content and low sodium content.

Pineapple, on the other hand, contains bromelain, an enzyme with diuretic action which also promotes digestion.

Rich in fiber and with a low glycemic index, California Prunes contribute to detoxify the body and add natural sweetness to the composition.

This smoothie is the ideal drink to hydrate, fight water retention with taste.

Detox

Detox smoothie

INGREDIANTS

2 California plums

1 bunch of rocket

2 kiwis

1 apple

1 glass of green tea

3 ice cubes

1 squeeze of lemon

METHOD

Brew some green tea and let it cool.

Wash the rocket, peel the kiwifruit and apple and cut them into chunks.

Pour everything into a blender, add the lemon juice, tea and ice and start the mixer.

Blend everything and decorate to taste before enjoying.

BECAUSE IT'S GOOD

The detoxifying effect of this smoothie is guaranteed by fibers present in plums and kiwis and from pectin contained in the apple, which help purify the body of excess waste.

Thanks to potassium content, of which the dehydrated plums have a high content, as well as green tea, it is also appreciable a good draining effect.

All these ingredients, along with the rocket, ensure the contribution of antioxidants and vitamins of group B, C, chlorophyll, potassium and enzymes.

Anti-age

Anti-aging smoothie

INGREDIANTS

2 California plums

1 tub of raspberries

2 tub of blackberries

1 cm of ginger

3-4 leaf of mint

1 glass of coconut milk

METHOD

Wash the fruit, peel the ginger and pour all the ingredients into a blender. Combine the coconut milk and mint and blend everything.

Garnish with fresh mint before serving.

BECAUSE IT'S GOOD

Berries such as blackberries and raspberries, combine the action of polyphenols and anthocyanins, which counteract free radicals responsible for skin aging, to the protective one against elastin fibers (responsible forskin elasticity), carried out by ellagic acid.

The antioxidants contained in California Fists and in spices and herbs, such as ginger and mint, enhance the anti-aging effect and give this smoothie a fragrant aroma.

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