Sarah Carr’s delicious skin smoothie

Posted by Sarah Carr May 1, 2019

Spring and summer are ideal times to benefit from skin glowing foods that are quick, easy and local. For me, a busy new mum, smoothies are perfect. They help me avoid processed foods and I use the lighter mornings and evenings to help with prep, the part that usually takes the most time.

Best of all, with a homemade smoothie you decide what goes in, so if you’re not keen on a particular fruit or veg, throw in something else. The key is having all the ingredients at the ready so it makes it easier and less of a mission.

Below, you’ll find my go-to recipe for a glow-boosting smoothie. Use it as your base, but feel free to add whatever you fancy to make it your own. I use a NutriBullet but you can use any type of blender.

Sarah’s skin glow smoothie


Handful of washed spinach

½ ripe avocado

1 tablespoon of water-soaked oats

½ teaspoon ground flaxseed

¼ of a normal sized cucumber

Milk/coconut water − just enough to cover the ingredients

NB. Add more to make it a drink and less to make it thicker and more of a smoothie bowl texture.

Smoothie wisdom

Try adding celery, lime, ginger, dates or honey to taste.

Add granola and fresh fruit to enjoy a smoothie bowl.

Leftovers? Try freezing your surplus smoothie into lolly moulds to enjoy later.

Sarah x