Smoothies and Other Drinks for Acne Sufferers (Recipes)
If you want to learn how to make delicious smoothies and other healthy drinks for acne sufferers, this recipe collection is for you! The acne-preventing smoothie recipes included here rely on foods that are bursting with acne-preventing nutrients.
Now, before you get that Vitamix or NutriBullet out your kitchen cabinet and start experimenting the smoothie recipes and other drink recipes below, you might want to browse the section 7 Diet Tips for Acne-Free Skin and check out the overview of the Best Foods for Getting Rid of Acne first.
In Scandinavia, blueberry soup is a popular treat that can be served warm as an appetizer or chilled as a dessert. But the benefits of blueberry soup extend far beyond its culinary use. In a laboratory test conducted by USDA researchers, wild blueberries were ranked number one in terms of antioxidant capacity over 40 other tested fruits, berries, and vegetables. In addition, blueberries are a good source of pectin, which helps clear intestinal toxins that may contribute to acne, and vitamin E.
Research suggests that certain catechins found in green tea help modulate the production and actions of androgens and other hormones. Consequently, it has been hypothesized green tea could be useful for the treatment of hormone-related acne. This anti-acne recipe uses loose tea leaves (instead of using tea bags) and advises a fairly long brewing time, both of which improve the release of catechins from green tea leaves. Lemon juice, rich in vitamin C, further improves the availability of catechins.
This wonderful anti-acne recipe pairs green tea with pineapple to create a delicious and highly nutritious smoothie to fight acne. It's also a cinch to make: you just throw the ingredients into a Vitamix or whatever blender you're using, and hit the blend button.
This smoothie is literally bursting with flavor and antioxidants, making it an excellent drink against acne. Wild blueberries have been shown to have the highest antioxidant capacity from more than 20 fruits and berries. They are also a good source of pectin which helps clear intestinal toxins that may contribute to acne. What's more, the ground flaxseed this recipe calls for adds valuable omega-3 fatty acids to this smoothie.
Want to Make Your Own Non-Dairy Milk?
Almond milk, hemp milk, soy milk, rice milk. Alternatives to cow's milk are many and varied. Unfortunately, shopping for specialty 'milks' regularly can be expensive. The solution? Start making your own non-dairy milks! With Soyajoy's versatile Soy Milk Maker you'll turn beans, grains, nuts, and seeds into healthy, additive-free cold milks, hot milks, soups, and porridge with minimal effort. And no need to stick to common beans and grains – less obvious foods such as cashew nuts, brown rice, quinoa, macadamia, and oats will yield delicious milks and porridges, too! Note: This product is manufactured for North American electrical standards.
For more recipes that can help you maintain a radiant, blemish-free skin, go to the main recipe directory of HealWithFood.org's Guide to Acne-Free Skin.