By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey
For glowing skin, you need to keep your body hydrated and nourished with healthy fats. The cucumber and coconut water provides plenty of water and electrolytes while the greens and fruits supply protective antioxidants and vitamin C for boosting collagen production. Using avocado in a smoothie not only gives the drink a lovely creamy texture but crams in healthy anti-inflammatory fats too.
200ml coconut water
Handful of chopped kale or spinach
1 pear, cored and cut into large chunks
150g pineapple, fresh or frozen
1/2 small avocado
1 celery stalk, chopped
Juice of 1 lime
Simply place all the ingredients in a high speed blender and process until smooth. Add a little more coconut water to thin if needed. Serve immediately.
About Christine Bailey
Christine is an award-winning nutritionist, chef and author. With a passion for creating delicious nourishing recipes, Christine has a reputation for transforming people’s health and love of real food. As well as seeing clients and writing for national press, Christine runs ‘Nourish’ cookery classes including popular hands-on days for children. Christine is an inspiring nutritional chef well known for her engaging style and enthusiasm.
Christine is the author of numerous health and recipe books including ebooks on paleo eating and gluten-free recipes. Her books include her popular Supercharged Juices and Smoothies, The Juice Diet Book, The Raw Food Diet Book and Eat to Get Younger. Christine has particular specialisms in paleo diets, allergy free cooking, digestive health, coeliac disease and other autoimmune conditions, allergies, healthy ageing and weight loss.