Updated: Feb 6, 2020
There is a massive connection between the health of your gut and the skin. Internal inflammation or gut microbiome changes can be reflected in the skin. The skin is considered an organ of elimination which means when the internal environment becomes congested and the organs such as the liver, kidneys, and large bowel cannot keep up with waste elimination skin eruptions such as eczema, acne or pimples, rosacea, and psoriasis may occur. So to care for your skin there must be care for your insides which includes having a supportive diet.
Besides being uber delish this smoothie is so great because it is an example of food as medicine - promoting detoxification in the liver, loaded with gut-healing fibres and skin-loving nutrients including vitamin A, zinc, and essential fatty acids. The carbohydrate content in this smoothie is low and therefore suitable in PCOS or metabolic conditions that require low carbohydrate intake.
1 handful of fresh spinach and mint leaves
1 Tbsp whole chia seeds
1 Tbsp whole flaxseeds
1 Tbsp pumpkin and hemp seeds
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
+ 1 tsp broccoli sprout powder (liver hormone clearance support)
For a choc-mint flavour amp up the fresh mint and add 1 Tbsp of raw cacao powder.