Skincare expert Olga Parno of Masktini shares her delicious immunity-boosting breakfast recipes that you can make from simple ingredients at home.
Olga’s refreshing breakfast smoothie is perfect for spring and summer since the high levels of Vitamin C found in the kale and mango enhance the effectiveness of sunscreen! The drink contains antioxidant-rich kale which helps slow cellular aging, plus lots of vitamin C to help protect skin from damage, ease inflammation, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and assist the body’s natural production of collagen.
The pineapple contains bromelain, which not only helps digestion but also fights inflammation, while flaxseeds contain a high amount of omega-3 fatty acids to give you glowing skin and speed up the body’s healing process.
Skin Magic Mango Smoothie
- 1 cup chopped kale
- 1 cup of mango chunks
- 1 cup of pineapple chunks
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar – unfiltered
- 2 tbsp ground flaxseeds
- 1 cup of water or almond milk – you can add more if needed for desired consistency
Add all the ingredients to your blender. Place kale closest to cutting blades. Blend until the mixture is smooth. Pour and serve.
Skin Refresher Watermelon Smoothie
Inspired by hot summer days & Masktini Woke Bae moisture spray this smoothie is super refreshing, light, and good for your skin! Watermelon is rich in vitamin A and C. Vitamin C helps your body make collagen (a protein that keeps your skin supple and your hair strong).
Vitamin A helps with the production and repair of skin cells (regenerating function). Strawberry has great anti-oxidant properties that help protect your skin from UV rays and delay the process of aging.
They are also anti-inflammatory and packed with alpha-hydroxylic acid that helps remove dead skin cells and works well for acne-prone skin.
Pineapple contains a powerful enzyme called bromelain which helps to exfoliate dead skin cells and reduce inflammation. Mint leaves work as mild astringent that helps to tone your skin; they also help retain moisture in your skin by tightening the pores.
Let’s make it:
- 1 1/2 cups of watermelon cut into cubes
- 1 cup of strawberries
- 1 cup of pineapple
- Fresh mint leaves
Throw all these ingredients in the blender and add coconut milk/or water. Squeeze a fresh lemon blend together, add some ice and blend more for smooth consistency pour in a fancy island/tropical inspired glass, top it off with a cute umbrella/or flower and a shiny sustainable straw – it’s a self care moment.
If you don’t feel like spending time in the kitchen working on the above recipes, consider this ready-to-blend smoothie from Blendtopia.