Blueberry Avocado Banana Smoothie {Glowing Skin!}

This post is sponsored by Almond Breeze.

This harsh Wisconsin winter has not been kind to my face. I never imagined I’d be battling adult acne, wrinkles, and dry skin at the same time, but apparently that’s what a combination of being in my early 30s and living in the tundra can do to a girl. Today’s Blueberry Avocado Banana Smoothie is one of the ways I’m fighting back to protect one of my most important and most personal assets—my skin.

Hydrating Blueberry Avocado Banana Smoothie for glowing skin! With antioxidants and healthy fats from ingredients like spinach, blueberries, almond milk, avocados, and flax, this green smoothie is DELICIOUS and a natural way to promote beauty and health. Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated

My skin isn’t an area where I’ve ever had much confidence. I battled severe acne through high school and college. Every morning, I’d meticulously apply my foundation, trying to hide every pockmark and scar. My skin looked cakey and flat, and I was constantly checking the mirror to see if my makeup needed to be reapplied. I usually decided that it did.

Now that I’m in my 30s, although I’ve left acne *mostly* behind, I’ve moved onto other stresses. According to glossy magazines, I should have started my anti-aging skincare “regimen” ages ago (<—did you see what I did there?). According to primetime commercials and mailbox flyers, I should be talking to my doctor about “options” to “smooth the appearance of fine lines” that have begun to form at the corners of my mouth and along my forehead.

It’s tempting to believe that, if I could only find the right medication or combination creams, my skin would magically become as bright and dewy as a girl in a Neutrogena ad. It’s why I don’t go into Sephora on days when my self-esteem is low. Know thyself.

Blueberry Avocado Banana Smoothie – try this hydrating green smoothie for natural glowing skin! With healthy fats, antioxidants, and fiber, made for giving you your most beautiful skin yet. Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated

While I certainly think that some skincare products are important (I wear sunscreen every single day, even in the winter), in recent weeks, I’ve been paying more attention to what I’m putting inside my body, not just outside of it.

I did some reading about different ingredients that can help promote healthy, glowing skin, and although the lists I found varied here and there, all of them included foods that are rich in antioxidants (which remove toxins from the body and fight inflammation), fiber (another inflammation fighter), and healthy fats (which help your skin hold on to water and stay moisturized).

While not all of the ingredients I read about made the recipe cut (oysters, I’m looking at you), I am happy to report that many skin-boosting foods taste delicious blended together in my new favorite smoothie, this Glowing Skin Blueberry Avocado Banana Smoothie.

Glowing Skin Blueberry Avocado Banana Smoothie. With healthy fats, antioxidants, and fiber, this hydrating green smoothie is a natural way to promote beautiful skin, even in the winter! Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated

Check out this smoothie powerhouse: On the healthy fat side, we have almonds, avocado, and flax. On the fiber/antioxidant/vitamin side, we have blueberries, spinach, and banana.

I took the almond factor a step further by using Almond Breeze Almondmilk Unsweetened Vanilla. This is my second year partnering with Almond Breeze to bring you a series of healthy recipes that will help you be your best self. I love almondmilk in my smoothies and cereal because it’s extra creamy while being low in calories, and it provides an excellent dairy-free option for those who can’t have regular cow’s milk. It’s also delicious. Ben has even started using it in his cereal and smoothies, which means we plow through at least two cartons a week.

Hydrating Blueberry Avocado Banana Smoothie. Get bright, natural glowing skin with this delicious green smoothie recipe! Made with spinach, healthy fats, and antioxidants. Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated

Even if you aren’t battling the winter-skin blues, this Blueberry Avocado Banana Smoothie is still absolutely worth making. It’s sweet, fruity, filling, and one of the tastiest, creamiest smoothies I’ve made in a long time.

Blueberry Avocado Banana Smoothie - the BEST green smoothie for glowing skin! Hydrating, creamy, and absolutely delicious. Filled with healthy fats, fiber, and antioxidants, it promotes beauty the natural way. Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated

Get your glow on, you beauty you.

Some unsolicited skin care favorites + blender recs:

  • Current favorite face wash: This all in one. A friend gave it to me, and I am in love! I never thought that a moisturizing wash would be important, but I notice that when I use it, my skin is much less dry throughout the day, and I love that it removes makeup too.
  • Current daily sunscreen: I’ve been using this one for years and am now wondering if the time has come for me to go with this one. Any fans?
  • Blender: I use this high-powered blender. (This is another excellent and much more economical option.)
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Blueberry Avocado Banana Smoothie {Glowing Skin!}

Blueberry Avocado Banana Smoothie. With antioxidants and healthy fats from spinach, avocado, and flax, this vegan smoothie promotes glowing skin.

Yield: 1 large or 2 small smoothies

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Almond Breeze Almondmilk Unsweetened Vanilla
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1 medium ripe banana, peeled
  • 1/2 ripe avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 2 cups frozen blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed meal
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter (or whole almonds if you have a very high-powered blender that will ensure the mixture is smooth)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Place all the ingredients in your blender in the order listed: almondmilk, spinach, banana, avocado, blueberries, flaxseed meal, and almond butter. Blend until smooth. If you’d like a thicker smoothie, add a small handful of ice. For a thinner smoothie, add a bit more almondmilk. Enjoy immediately.
All images and text ©/Well Plated.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 (of 2)

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 283 Calories
  • Total Fat: 13g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Sodium: 60mg
  • Carbohydrates: 42g
  • Fiber: 11g
  • Sugar: 23g
  • Protein: 6g

I am sharing this post in partnership with Almond Breeze. As always, all opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands and companies that make it possible for me to continue creating quality content for you!

About Erin Clarke

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34 comments

  1. I certainly agree that skin care should begin at an early age. I’m in my late 20s and is seeing signs of skin ageing. This is a good way to stay healthy inside and out. Great read.

    Rating: 5
  2. I’d totally enjoy the taste of this for breakfast everyday, and knowing that it helps my skin is just a huge bonus!

  3. This looks delicious Erin and I love knowing so much goodness is in it too! I love good smoothies!

  4. Do you deliver? Because this looks heavenly! 

  5. I need to get more serious about my skincare regimen… I’m 24, but I’m starting to get little lines on my forehead. I need the nutrition boost of this smoothie!!

  6. I am so going to try this as my husband just said this morning, “We have to use up four avocados,” and I noticed we have a Costco blueberry container in the fridge. Thanks for the recipe.

  7. I’m really looking forward to trying this recipe. The presentation of all of your recipes is excellent. The time you take to present new recipes and add information about your life is greatly appreciated! You are the best!

  8. Looks like a wonderful recipe Erin. I am trying to incorporate smoothies into my diet, so I will give this a try :) As for skincare, I am an avid Cerave user! They have an AM face lotion with SPF and a PM face lotion, I am obsessed with both. I also use their facial cleanser – I highly recommend.

  9. Looking back from over 70, I think that keeping the look of a 20-year old is highly over-rated.  The guy I was dating before I married my husband wanted a woman who always wore her long hair down (even when hiking), always wore makeup, didn’t have any gray hair.  To him, gray hair made a woman look old, but made men look distinguished.  I tried dying my hair and hated it.  I’m proud of my gray.  I earned every single one of those gray hairs.  (Note that I was in my early 60s when dating him.)  From my point of view taking good care of your skin is important; fighting wrinkles is not.  Most wrinkle treatments are over priced and under effective, IMO.  If you take good care of yourself and of your character, you will do fine.

  10. Susan – you have the secret to a happy life! I totally agree with what you have written. If your boyfriend/husband doesn’t love you for what’s on the inside, he is not worth your time. Move on!

    God Bless, Susan, you are a real woman to be admired! For those in their twenties and thirties worried about their skin, don’t be mislead by false advertising which causes you to spend lots of money out of fear of looking older. Best thing for your skin is a healthy diet and limiting your skin’s exposure to the sun.

  11. I bet this is so creamy and delicious!!

  12. That is a wonderful blend. I need to have this kind of stuff for lunch more often. Thanks for sharing (:

    Rating: 5
  13. This looks amazing! I have a bit of a case of dull winter skin too :/ 

  14. HI Erin, I made this smoothie this morning.  It was very filling and tasted great.  The ingredients didn’t sound like they went together, but they did.  No guilt having this concoction.  Thanks

    Rating: 5
  15. Hi Erin,
    I just posted a Blueberry Detox Smoothie on my website DessertsbyJuliette.com. I saw you Blueberry Smoothie on Foodgawker and your pics were so gorgeous I had to take a look at your site. Great twist to your blueberry smoothie!
    Juliette at DessertsbyJuliette.com

  16. I say yes to anything that will help keep a glow on my skin! This looks so delicious! It’s a perfect start to my day!

  17. I could get on board with starting every day with this yummy smoothie!  Healthy and helps give me glowing skin…sounds like the perfect smoothie!!!

  18. Oh, Erin, this looks fabulous. Miss you, girl!

  19. Great smoothie! Thanks so much!

    Rating: 5
  20. Blueberry Avocado Banana Smoothie, that’s a good start to the day!

  21. Any idea how long this would keep? Could I make the night before? Could I premake for 3-4 breakfasts? 

    • Hi Andrea! It will keep the the refrigerator for a few hours, but I wouldn’t leave it overnight, because the ingredients separate. I’d suggest cutting the fruits and veggies into pieces, portioning them into individual bags, then freezing them. In the morning, blend 1 frozen bag with enough almond milk to thin it. You’ll need a pretty powerful blender and some extra almond milk beyond what is called for in the recipe, but that should help speed things along.

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