You Are What You Drink

In a previous post, we listed several nutrients that promote optimal hair and overall health. Wondering how you can easily load your diet with these miracle foods when the year starts getting busy? We’ve got the answer: smoothies!

Try this Green Goddess Smoothie, perfect for an on-the-go, active lifestyle and packed with:

Omega-3 Fatty Acids – for hair growth and prevention of dry scalp (flaxseed)
Protein – for keratin production, which strengthens and structures hair (almond milk)
Biotin – for prevention of brittleness and hair loss (cucumber and raspberries)
Iron – aids in supplying oxygen to hair follicles for hair growth (kale)
Vitamin C – for collagen building and iron absorption (apple)
Vitamin A – for sebum production, which conditions the hair and prevents dandruff (romaine lettuce)
Potassium – for prevention of hair loss (avocado)

Green Goddess Smoothie Ingredients:
½ cup plain, unsweetened almond milk
2 leaves of romaine lettuce
2 leaves of kale
½ cup raspberries
1 cucumber
1 green apple
¼ of an avocado
1 tablespoon flaxseed

Tip: blend the kale, romaine lettuce, and almond milk first as they are bulkier, but tend to break down easily