Treat Yourself: How to Make a Nutrient-Rich Smoothie for Healthy Hair

by Viviscal Hair Expert on January 11th, 2016
Mango strawberry healthy hair smoothie

Taking the daily dietary supplement Viviscal is clinically proven to promote hair growth. But if your hair needs an extra boost, try this nutrient-rich smoothie packed full of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients to nourish your hair follicles from within.

Why This Healthy Hair Smoothie Is Good for Your Hair

The dark leafy green Swiss chard is high in Iron as well as Vitamin A. Strawberries are high in Vitamin C, which helps the body to absorb more Iron. Walnuts are packed with omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin E, Zinc and Biotin (Vitamin B7). Biotin helps the body to metabolize carbohydrates, fats and amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein and thus are essential in the formation of the hair structure. Biotin may also help protect hair against sun damage. Zinc deficiency can lead to the deterioration of the protein structure of the hair follicle, leading to hair shedding and hair loss. Flax seeds have lignans, proteins and omega 3 fatty acids, which help strengthen hair, prevent hair loss, and make hair look healthier and shinier.

Mango Strawberry Healthy Hair Smoothie

Ingredients
3 large chard leaves, washed well, tough stems trimmed
1 cup frozen mango
1 cup strawberries
1 cup plain Greek or regular yogurt
¼ cup walnuts
1 Tbsp. flax seeds
½-1 cup water

Directions
Place the ingredients into a high-speed blender. Add enough water to chard to puree for easier blending. Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to two days. (Prep time: 5 min. Servings: 2)

(Recipe by hellonatural.co)