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01st Jul 2019

Beauty food: This ‘no-filter-needed’ smoothie will make your skin GLOW

Trine Jensen-Burke

We are what we eat.

This phrase might be a bit tired at this stage, but it’s still true none the less.

Meaning, you can throw money at expensive skin serums and hi-tech facials and even a little nip-and-tuck, should you be that way inclined. However, the fact remains that the most important thing you can do for your skin is to eat well.

Which is why we love this gorgeous beauty smoothie from nutritionist and cookbook author, Kimberly Snyder.

This green beauty drink is loaded with skin-loving ingredient, and, according to Snyder, the most delicious way to make sure your skin is glowing from within – no filter needed.

No-Filter-Needed-Selfie Smoothie
Serves 2


2 cups coconut water
1 3⁄4 cups fresh or frozen mango chunks
1⁄2 ripe avocado, pitted
1 Tbsp chia gel
2 tsp vanilla extract
1⁄4 tsp ground turmeric
1 Tbsp chopped fresh mint leaves
Pinch of sea salt


To make chia gel, combine 3 Tbsp chia seeds with 1 1/2 cups slightly warm water in a glass jar. Let sit for 10 minutes. Store any extra in the fridge for future use.

Combine all ingredients in blender. Starting on low speed, slowly increase speed to high, and blend ingredients together until smooth.