April 18, 2016

4 Green Smoothies for Optimal Hair Growth


by Sabrina Perkins of SeriouslyNatural.org

I'm all about green smoothies and how great they are for our bodies, but did you know they have amazing benefits for our hair too? With many of us over 30 and looking for ways to keep our hair healthy, vibrant and moisturized, what we put into our bodies is the best way to get and keep healthy tresses.

Whether your hair goal is length, regrowing edges or staving off grays, there is a green smoothie that can help you with achieve it!  Optimal diet leads to optimal health and optimal health gives you optimal hair growth! Check out the four green smoothies below as they are great for your hair's health.


-1-1 1/2 cup almond milk (plain or vanilla)
-1 banana
-1 tablespoon natural peanut butter
-3 ice cubes
-2-3 kale leaves (use 4 or 5 if you’re brave enough)
-blueberries (optional)

Add all ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth.

The kale is loaded with vitamins A and C which improve the flow of blood to the scalp to help with growth. The protein from the peanut butter and greens is to give nutrients to the building blocks of the hair. Also, the blueberries assist in UV protection, and healing damaged follicles.

-3 1/2 cups cucumber, unpeeled, chopped
-1 cup plain non-fat yogurt
-Fresh lemon juice
-Pinch of salt
-Pinch of freshly ground black pepper
-Crushed ice
-Lemon wedges, for garnish

Combine all the ingredients except ice and lemon wedges intro a blender and blend smoothly. Then place crushed ice into a glass, pour in smoothie, then garnish with lemon wedges.

The cucumber gives the hair shine while Greek yogurt is for protein and our hair needs protein to rebuild damaged hair cuticles. Lastly, the lemon juice treats dandruff and other minor scalp irritations.

-1 cup baby spinach
-1 Tbsp. chia seeds
-1/2 banana, cut into chunks
-1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
-3–5 ice cubes

Mix all ingredients in a blender until smooth and frothy.

Spinach provides folate and Iron and iron helps red blood cells transport oxygen around the body. Iron deficiency (anemia) can inhibit the transportation of oxygen to cells and can cause hair loss.

-1 banana
-1 small sweet potato (cooked)
-2 cups almond milk (or more for desired consistency)
-1 scoop protein powder (optional)
-4 ice cubes

Place all the ingredients in the blender and mix until you’ve reached your desired consistency.

The sweet potato is filled with A, B6, C, D, and E. It also has iron, zinc, copper, calcium, potassium, niacin and magnesium and great for combating hair loss. Also, the protein powder is for strength for the hair follicles while the almond adds shine to the hair, assisting in treating dandruff and reduces scalp inflammations.

Please note that if you drink a glass once you won’t see a result the same day, you have to be consistently drinking it for optimal results. I've been drinking green smoothies for breakfast for a while and noticing not only great results with my hair but my nails too.

Let me know your recipes and how they work for you.

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