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Healthy Food for Clear Skin

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HUGE bananas! No joke! haha!

HUGE bananas! No joke! haha!

I went out to purchase fruits and vegetables because I didn’t buy any at Trader Joe’s. I hardly ever do unless I need to on the spot (which is never). I find Trader Joe’s fruits and vegetables a tad more expensive compared to my local grocery store or even the groceries at Target (really!). This is what I bought.

#1. Bananas:

I love bananas! You should too!

I love bananas! You should too!

I ran out of bananas for my green smoothies, and I was so disappointed in the results of my green smoothie. Check out my 1 Week update here. I used strawberries as a last resort because that’s all I had. The final product was not pleasing whatsoever. Taste-wise and aesthetically, it just wasn’t the same. Bananas give the smoothie a creamy, smooth texture that I enjoy very much. It’s so much better by the mile! Bananas are really cheap too. It’s funny how I ended up with gigantic bananas (photos above). I love them! Purchasing bananas weekly is on my grocery list from now on. I will never forget! They are that awesome!

#2. Strawberries:

Strawberries

Strawberries

Strawberries were on sale, so I picked some up. Even though I don’t like them in my green smoothies, I like them in my oatmeal in the morning for breakfast. A handful of sliced strawberries in my bowl of oatmeal, and I’m ready to go! Pictured below, I purchased two containers of strawberries. It takes me a whole week to finish them. I just need to eat them before they become soft and squishy. I can’t seem to eat a lot in one day for some reason. How about you? Do you like strawberries? What is your favorite fruit?

Strawberries and Bananas

Strawberries and Bananas

#3. Organic Power Greens and Organic Spring Mix:

Organic Power Greens and Organic Spring Mix

Organic Power Greens and Organic Spring Mix

As always, I had to replenish my greens for the week. I’ve been using 2 handfuls of greens in my green smoothies instead of one! 😉 Fresh greens spoil very fast if not used up ASAP. That’s the main reason why I’ve been adding more greens into my smoothies. It would be a waste if I didn’t. I think that’s the max I would go for the greens in my smoothies (right now). There is such a thing as too much of something. Plus, green leafy vegetables provide tons of essential vitamins and minerals per serving. They are extremely low in calories.

Organic Power Greens

Organic Power Greens

Nutrition Facts:

Organic Spring Mix

Organic Spring Mix

Nutrition Facts:

#4. Cherry Tomatoes:

As you can see, I’ve talked about cherry tomatoes many times before. They were featured here. I love cherry tomatoes. I always buy them when I can. They’re very versatile. You can put them in a lot of foods, such as pasta, stir-fry, salads, and they make an easy, convenient snack. They’re sweet and satisfying.

Healthy cherry tomatoes on-the-go!

Healthy cherry tomatoes on-the-go!

Lastly, I did buy more dark chocolate! These are my absolute favorite!

My faves! Cherry Tomatoes. Dark Chocolates.

My faves!

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Healthy Green Smoothie for Clear Skin

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My Healthy Green Smoothie for Clear Skin.

My Healthy Green Smoothie for Clear Skin.

I’m on my second week of the Whole Foods Diet. I’m doing the best I can to stick to it. It hasn’t been perfect, but I’m learning from my mistakes instead of dwelling on it. This week is going to be a better week. Today, I decided to dedicate myself to making healthy green smoothies. I’ve done green smoothies before in the past and have had awesome results from it! It lessened my acne problems and made my complexion brighter, more healthy-looking! I received lots of questions and compliments on how I achieved a glowing, brighter, acne-free complexion! So, I decided to embark on this journey once again. Why? I noticed that I haven’t been eating as much vegetables and fruits like I once did. Making healthy green smoothies would definitely motivate me to add more rich greens and fruits into my diet. Also, I hope it motivates others to do the same as well! We need to eat our vegetables and fruits to maintain optimal health!

Ingredients: Mixed Greens, Sliced Lime, Banana, Cucumber

Ingredients: Mixed Greens, Sliced Lime, Banana, Cucumber

How I made my Healthy Green Smoothie for Clear Skin:

I came up with this Healthy Green Smoothie for Clear Skin right from my fridge. All I had were almond milk, container of mixed greens, a bunch of limes, bananas, and cucumbers.

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I used almond milk. You can use any type of plant-based milk you want. Other options include coconut milk and soy milk. Almond milk is just so very convenient on a daily basis. The mixed greens I used consists of baby spinach, baby greens, baby lettuce, and radicchio. I used sliced organic cucumbers that were homegrown and picked straight from the garden. I didn’t peel the skin off. I made sure I thoroughly rinsed it before the blend. That extra fiber is good for digestive health. A single lime to add a citrus zest to the smoothie. I usually purchase limes over lemons because they are less expensive. On some occasions, I purchase lemons if my recipe calls for it. The sweetness of a lime and lemon are totally unique and different. Lime is more bitter in comparison to a lemon. For everyday use, lime fits into the budget. Bananas are always a great healthy choice to add to smoothies. They make an awesome natural sweetener and are affordable. Lastly, I sprinkled the Healthy Green Smoothie for Clear Skin with Hemp Seeds. Hemp Seeds are my absolute favorite! You will see why below. 🙂

Nutrition:

This Healthy Green Smoothie for Clear Skin is loaded with healthy nutrients. Almond milk provides a dose of Vitamin A, Calcium, Vitamin D, Phosphorous, Copper, Iron, and Vitamin E. The mixed greens I used contains lots of Vitamin A and Vitamin K, but also Calcium, Vitamin C, Iron, Manganese, and Folate. Cucumbers has many essential vitamins and minerals, such as Potassium and Vitamin C. Limes are a good source of Vitamin C. Bananas, of course, are high in Potassium, but also Magnesium and Folate. Hemp Seeds are high in omega-3 fatty acids and a great source of plant-based protein. They provide an abundant of nutrients like Calcium, Thiamin, Vitamin B6, Iron, Riboflavin, Folate, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Zinc, and Manganese. Vegetables and fruits are high in fiber and low in calories. A perfect way to lose weight and keep your belly flat! Plus, giving your skin the vitamins and minerals it needs!

All Done! Healthy Green Smoothie for Clear Skin!

Mmmm! Green smoothies are oh-so-healthy!

Mmmm! Green smoothies are oh-so-healthy!

Ingredients rich in antioxidants for a healthy, beautiful complexion!

Healthy Clear Skin Green Smoothie. With Hemp Seeds.

With Hemp Seeds.

Clear Skin Green Smoothie Recipe 🙂

Here's my Clear Skin Green Smoothie Recipe. Made from my kitchen with healthy, rich ingredients.

Here’s my Clear Skin Green Smoothie Recipe. Made from my kitchen with healthy, rich ingredients.

Thank you for reading. I hope this helps anyone suffering from acne and wanting a smoother, brighter, clearer complexion! I know what you’re going through. You are not alone. I’m going to begin drinking a cup every morning, every single day! Come join me on my health journey!

More on My Healthy Lifestyle:

Eating Clean Every Week

A Healthy Way to Start the Day

Healthy Eating at Trader Joe’s

Shopping for Healthy Food

Whole Foods Diet for Health, Fitness, Weight Loss

What I Ate for Breakfast (Health, Weight Loss Goals)

Healthy Green Smoothie for Clear Skin

1 Week Results: Drinking Healthy Green Smoothies

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