2 cups of spinach, 1/4 of an avocado, and 1/2 C of red grapes ("contain anti-inflammatory antioxidants")
1/2 C of frozen strawberries (to "help fight free-radical damage, giving skin a more radiant glow")
1 T of almond butter ("offers the minerals zinc and selenium, both essential for healthy skin")
1 t of flaxmeal ("contains omega-3s that help reduce inflammation)
First off, let me tell you I did not buy flaxmeal (it was $5 and for just a teaspoon's worth, it wasn't worth it). Also, I used almond milk instead of almond butter because almond butter was $8!
Second, I doubled the recipe because my husband had just come home from a run and wanted to give it a try. So I mixed the ingredients in a blender for 2-3 minutes until smooth.
Lastly, it will not be the same color as the original post. The original post looks like a Shamrock Shake from McDonalds. This looks like... well... liquid spinach.
It's not bad, but I wish it were sweeter. Honey would have been a nice addition. If you don't add something sweet, your face might freeze like this when trying to choke down something so... so... healthy...
|This better make my skin look freakin' radiant.|
TOTAL COSTS: About $16 to make as many as you can stomach (prices from Vons)
$1 for an avocado
$3.29 for spinach
$4.34 for red grapes
$4.99 for frozen strawberries
$2.99 for almond milk (versus $8.19 for almond butter)
($4.99 for flax meal, if you choose to add it)
TOTAL AMOUNT OF TIME: Less than 5 minutes
EASY-PEASY SCALE (1 super easy - 5 very difficult): 1 out of 5
Nothing easier than placing ingredients in a blender and hitting the "On" button. The hard part is drinking it.