Recipe: Berry Good Smoothie

Here’s a big congrats to The Beauty Chef, Carla Oates, whose inner beauty brand has just been embraced by Sephora in the US, along with a line of prestige international distributors – but, more importantly, in medispas and retailers with conscience here on home turf.

Carla shares with SPA+CLINIC her Berry Smoothie, brimming with antioxidants:

“Antioxidants are the good guys that fight health and skin-damaging free radicals, generated by everything from pollution and stress to the air we breathe and the food we eat.

“Wild blueberries are super high on the antioxidant scale – half a cup has an antioxidant capacity of 6,713.

“While fibre-rich pears are also a great source of these premature-ageing-preventers, as well as anti-inflammatory flavonoids.

“Marshmallow root powder soothes digestion so it’s perfect for a happy belly and that means clear, glowing skin.

“Plus a serve of antioxidant Inner Beauty Boost, our bio-fermented, probiotic concentrate, gives this yummy smoothie extra power to help prevent and repair cellular ageing.”

INGREDIENTS

1/ 2 cup (70 g) frozen blueberries

1/ 2 ripe pear, coarsely chopped

1/ 3 cup (80 ml) coconut milk

3 ice cubes

1 tablespoon marshmallow root powder

1 tablespoon antioxidant Inner Beauty Boost

1/ 2 teaspoon vanilla bean powder

1/ 2 teaspoon edible lavender flowers

METHOD

Place all of the ingredients in a high-speed blender. Blend until smooth.

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