Make a Beauty Smoothie!

February 15, 2010

What if you could boost your skin with a drink? Look your best by breakfast thanks to these recipes.

Nutritionists today have replaced the old saying “beauty is only skin deep” with the more scientific “you are what you eat”. Leading nutritionist, Karen Inge, says, “It’s vitally important to choose the right foods to radiate wellbeing and beauty from within. A combination of the right nutrients, vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals, together with an active lifestyle, should create optimal health and help achieve those beauty goals.”

So how can you make sure you’re getting all those goodies in your diet? Have them in one hit! These two power drinks contain a bunch of skin-friendly fruits. Have one for breakfast and notice the difference!

Beauty Smoothie

This smoothie is like an A-Z of good things! In just one glass the beauty smoothie delivers vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin A, zinc, potassium, calcium and protein to name a few. Beauty benefits include assisting the removal of toxins from the body, boosting new cell growth, preventing hair loss and dry skin and maintaining fluid balance.


  • 1 small mango, skinned
  • 1 medium banana, skinned
  • 1/2 cup high calcium/low fat soy milk
  • 200g carton vanilla soy yogurt (or tofu)
  • 1/4 cup cold green tea
  • 1 tablespoon wheat germ
  • 1 passionfruit
  • Method
    Put all ingredients into a bowl or beaker and puree with the Braun Multiquick Professional handblender until smooth. Add more green tea if a thinner consistency is preferred. Serve immediately in a tall glass or freeze and serve as a delicious dessert. Makes approximately 3 cups. Tip: if mixture is frozen, remove from freezer and allow to soften a little before serving.

    Anti-ageing Fruit Ice

    90% of adult illness is due to the degenerative processes of ageing which include diseases such as heart disease, many cancers, diabetes, stroke, high blood pressure, osteoporosis and more. Whilst ageing is a natural process, it appears there are some foods we can choose which may help to slow the process down. This recipe contains an array of beneficial vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals with names such as Anthocyanins, Lycopene, Limonene, Lutein – all of which are believed to play a role in the anti-ageing process whether it be by protecting against chemical carcinogens and UV light, reducing collagen damage deep in skin tissue or reducing cell damage.


  • 1 orange, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1 small guava, with skin on
  • 1 cup diced seedless watermelon (rind can be left on)
  • 1 cup mixed fresh or frozen berries
  • 1/2 small grapefruit, peeled
  • 1 small strip orange peel
  • 4 sprigs of mint to garnish
  • Method
    Put all ingredients, except mint, into a bowl and puree with the Braun Multiquick Professional handblender in short bursts until smooth. Pour mixture into a freezer-proof container and freeze for one hour. Use the whisk attachment on your Braun Multiquick Professional then freeze for another hour. Whisk again and freeze until partially frozen. Serve with a sprig of mint. Makes approximately 2 1/2 cups.

    Tip: if mixture is made ahead, remove from freezer and allow to soften a little before serving.

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