Happy Friday! What are you getting into this weekend? I’m looking at a mix of work, not-work, and dinner with my parents. I’m really hoping beauty sleep finds its way onto the agenda, but I guess we’ll see about that.
In this week’s New York Times, I weighed in on drinkable beauty products. Though some of them contain compounds that show some promise in terms of skincare and anti-aging, their effectiveness in supplement form hasn’t been studied enough to conclusively prove that they work. Though they may not do you harm, they will definitely set you back a pretty penny. Or a lot of pennies.
That said, having a well-balanced diet that provides you with the nutrients you need can help you get the healthy glow you want. With the warm weather finally here, I’m seeing a lot more smoothies in my clients’ food journals, and I’ve been enjoying them myself as an energizing breakfast or snack. Here are a few of my tried and true favorites:
Another favorite I haven’t posted on here yet but was a huge hit at a smoothie demo I did this winter:
- 1 cup plain kefir
- 1 cup frozen mango chunks
- 1 pink each cinnamon, turmeric, ginger
- 1 cup ice
- 1 large handful spinach
As you can see, I like putting stuff on top of my smoothies a lot of the time—granola, oats, chia seeds, coconut flakes, cacao nibs, etc. Obviously, this requires a spoon, so if that’s not your thing, skip it. You can also blend that stuff right in.
A few other things that make good smoothie mix-ins besides fruit, milk, and protein powder:
- Frozen fruit
- Nut butter
- Chia seeds
- Hemp seeds
- Greens (even frozen ones)
- Frozen peas
What’s your favorite smoothie?