Smoothies to Strengthen Hair, Skin and Nails

In addition to giving us the vitamins necessary to strengthen hair and nails from within and to revitalize our skin, these smoothies are very satisfying and nutritious, and ideal for breakfast.
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Do you have thin hair, which breaks off or falls out easily? Do you notice dry skin or want to prevent wrinkles? Do you have brittle nails with small white spots or vertical lines? In this article we will suggest some smoothies which are rich in silicon, biotin and vitamin A, among many other nutrients, which you can drink every day for breakfast or as a snack to strengthen hair, skin and nails from within. And besides, they are delicious.

Very nutritious smoothies

Smoothies are an easy and appealing way to take in a lot of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. They are also very satisfying and help you maintain a healthy body weight, so they are recommended for all kinds of people.

We will provide you with some recipes that are geared especially towards helping improve hair, skin and nails. If you drink them daily you may notice many other benefits and possibly an enhanced well-being.

The best time of day to drink them is in the morning, for breakfast. You can drink the amount you need or take it in a bottle and drink it throughout the morning.

You can also drink it in the afternoon, but then we recommend you do not drink more than one glass, as they are very nutritious and during those hours we don’t usually perform very much exercise.

Try them all and then combine the ingredients to create new recipes. The whole family will like them.

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Smoothie rich in silicon

Silicon forms part of the structure of the hair, skin and nails. In addition, over the years our body begins to lose silicon, especially after 40 years of age, and above all in the case of women, since the loss of estrogen at menopause can accelerate a deficiency of silicon.

In this smoothie we will make foods rich in silicon a priority, but which also contain other beneficial vitamins and minerals:

  • Oats: this cereal is an important source of silicon (595 mg per 100 g) and further it makes an excellent breakfast, very nutritious and filling.
  • Pears: one of the fruits most rich in silicon, that also contributes sweetness to the smoothie.
  • Brewer’s yeast: this supplement, essential in any natural treatment for skin or hair, has a high content of silicon.



Amounts for two people or two servings:

  • 2 tablespoons of oats which have soaked for 2 hours or even better, a glass of oat milk.
  • 2 ripe pears.
  • If you use rolled oats, then add 150 ml (5 ounces) of water also.

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Smoothie rich in biotin

Biotin, also called vitamin H or vitamin B7, is an essential nutrient for many body tissues, such as hair, skin and nails, especially when these are delicate or fragile.

For this smoothie we will use the following ingredients:

  • Banana: this is one of the fruits with the highest content of biotin.
  • Strawberries: besides containing this vitamin, they will give a delicious flavor to the smoothie.
  • Waluts: these are a great option to include this vitamin, and they also contain vitamin E and healthy fats.

Amounts for two people or two servings:

  • 1 ripe banana.
  • 6-8 ripe strawberries.
  • 5 raw and shelled walnuts.
  • 150 ml (5 ounces) of water.

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Smoothie rich in vitamin A

Vitamin A, found mainly in orange and green colored foods, helps to regenerate tissues and fight the dryness of hair and skin.

We recommend this smoothie especially for those with dry hair or skin and those who want to promote the growth of hair and nails.

  • Carrots: carrots are rich in vitamin A and also combine nicely into the smoothie thanks to their sweetness.
  • Avocado: this fruit is one of the most complete, and therefore should not be missing in our diet.
  • Milk: milk is a good source of vitamin A if we digest it well. If not, we can replace it with yogurt or a vegetable drink.

Amounts for two people or two servings:

  • 2 peeled and grated carrots.
  • 1 ripe avocado.
  • 1 cup of milk, yogurt or a vegetable drink.

 

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