Healthy Hair Recipe: Berry & Spinach Smoothie

by Viviscal Hair Expert on October 19th, 2014
Healthy hair recipe: Pretty Potion Smoothie by Joy Bauer

Boost your morning routine with the ultimate smoothie for healthy hair growth. Health expert and nutritionist Joy Bauer packs superfoods such as spinach, berries and chia seeds into her Pretty Potion Smoothie recipe. It’s full of Vitamin C and Iron, making it great for your hair and overall health. Plus it’s dairy-free and vegan. Joy is a renowned health expert and TV host who is committed to helping Americans eat, look and feel healthier.

The berries in Joy’s healthy Pretty Potion Smoothie are a great source of vitamin C. Vitamin C helps the body absorb Iron, which in turn helps red blood cells carry oxygen to the hair. Vitamin C also essential for the formation of collagen, a structural fiber that keeps hair strong and flexible, preventing it from becoming dry, brittle and easily breakable. Did you know that Vitamin C shows up in lots of your favorite foods? Surprisingly, you can find it in found in strawberries, kiwi, broccoli, peppers and cauliflower.

The spinach in this healthy hair recipe nurtures your body and your hair with folate and Iron. Folate is a B vitamin that helps form red blood cells, and iron, as we said above, helps red blood cells transport oxygen around the body. Iron deficiency, or anemia, can inhibit the transportation of oxygen to cells and, in some cases, cause hair loss.

Healthy Hair Recipe: Pretty Potion Smoothie

INGREDIENTS:
1 cup baby spinach
1/2 cup frozen mixed berries
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1/2 banana, cut into chunks
1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
3 – 5 ice cubes

PREP TIME: 5 mins
TOTAL TIME: 5 mins

Serving size: 1 smoothie
This recipe makes 1 serving

PREPARATION
Mix all ingredients in a blender until smooth and frothy. Enjoy!

About Health Expert and Nutritionist Joy Bauer

This healthy hair recipe was created by Joy Bauer, MS, RDN, CDN, is one of the leading health authorities in the U.S. As a trusted health expert and nutritionist, Joy shares reliable, practical and straightforward advice that helps millions of Americans eat better and lead healthier, more fulfilling lives.