6 Skin-Perfecting Smoothies You Should Sip the Morning of Your Wedding

Put down the champagne and power up that blender

Updated 04/16/18

Stocksy

Planning a wedding is a magical time: You’re stressed, running on caffeine (because your seating arrangement has caused too many sleepless nights to count), and haven’t eaten a truly nutritious meal in days. Needless to say, your bachelorette glow will have dwindled some by the morning of your wedding. But no need to panic! Instead, take a delicious approach to brighter, dewier, and healthier-looking skin.

When no amount of highlighter, moisturizer, or face mist can bring your dull complexion back to life, we recommend sipping on a glow-getting smoothie during the morning of your wedding—in between glasses of champagne, of course. To make sure you’re feeding your body with ingredients that get the job done, we broke out our blenders and tapped the experts.

Ahead, the smoothie recipes you should sip on your big day, according to some of the industry’s best nutritionists and dietitians.

Dairy-Free Tropical Sweet Green:

  • 1⁄2 cup ripe mango
  • 1⁄2 cup ripe papaya
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 5 drops organic liquid chlorophyll
  • Add spring water to desired thickness

Charles Passler, celebrity nutritionist and founder of the Pure Change detox program, says, “I love sharing smoothie recipes with my patients who want to improve the quality of their skin.” Ever wondered how models get that glowing complexion? Passler—who works with beauties like Bella Hadid, Adriana Lima, and Sara Sampaio—explains that a cocktail of tropical fruits and a few added ingredients can have your skin back up and running in no time. “Fruits like mango and papaya are packed with vitamin C and collagen,” he explains. “Coconut oil is rich in healthy fats for glowing skin and provides energy without putting on extra pounds. Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory herb great for skin and can help reduce darkened patches. Finally, adding several drops of liquid chlorophyll to your smoothie will give you some of the skin-related health benefits of a large portion of greens, without having to eat a huge salad.”

Smooth Apple Zinger:

  • 1 cup skinned, cored, and chopped Granny Smith apples
  • 1⁄2 cup chopped avocado

1⁄2 cup vanilla yogurt with live probiotics

1⁄2 cup finely chopped kale

“Granny Smith apples are a great base for a smoothie because they are rich in vitamin C, which is essential for collagen production,” explains Passler. “Add in avocado, a great source of healthy fats for soft supple glowing skin, and kale, which contains significant amounts of chlorophyll to help removes toxins from the body and improve skin quality. Mix it all together with probiotic-filled vanilla yogurt to promote healthy digestive function, which directly affects the quality of your skin for the better.”

Berry Banana Bliss:

1⁄2–3⁄4 cup nut milk

1 small banana (about 5–6 inches)

1/4 cup fresh or frozen raspberries (strawberries are a great substitute!)

1 tablespoon Berry Bliss Superfood + Protein Blend

1 tablespoon rose water

2 teaspoons goji berries

1⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon

1⁄8 teaspoon turmeric

1⁄4 cup crushed ice

Certified raw food chef Sophie Jaffe knows a thing or two about feeding your body with good-for-you ingredients and is a fan (and creator) of ingestible beauty. She tells us, “this berrylicious smoothie is created with rose water, nut milk, bananas, raspberries, goji berries, and Berry Bliss superfood powder ($15, Philosophie). Blend all ingredients in a high-powered blender until smooth. Add more ice or milk as needed. This cocktail of superfoods is bursting with nutrients that’ll give your skin a natural, beautiful glow!”

Banana-Nut Blemish Blaster:

1 cup nut milk

1⁄2 small banana

2 tablespoons chopped walnuts

2 tablespoons blueberries

1 tablespoon Cacao Magic Superfood + Protein Blend

1 tablespoon orange zest

1 teaspoon flax seed

1⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon

1⁄8 teaspoon ground cardamom

1⁄2 cup ice

When Jaffe needs to get rid of a breakout fast, she fights it from the inside out. “To keep your skin clear and radiant, whip up this Cacao Magic ($15, Philosophie) smoothie," Jaffe says. "It’s packed with flaxseeds, which contain tons of omega-3 fatty acids to keep inflammation under control, and blueberries, another anti-inflammatory and stabilizer of blood glucose and insulin levels.”

Glowing Greens:

3 stalks kale

1 generous handful spinach

1 generous handful dandelion greens

1 ripe banana (with spotted skin)

1 generous handful blackberries

1/2 cup pineapple

1 scoop Vital Proteins Marine Collagen

1 tablespoon Sun Warrior Tocos powder

Coconut water

Vanessa Packer, a holistic nutritionist and founder of ModelFIT, is responsible for keeping some of the most beautiful models in the world looking their best on and off the runway. To look your best on your big day, she recommends upping the dosage on your serving of greens. “The greens help to oxygenate and replenish your skin and body with nutrients that boost your metabolism and skin radiance,” she says. For a delicious and glow-getting smoothie, “add coconut water, which provides an extra dose of hydration and is great for the skin, and blackberries, because they’re low in sugar, and are known as the ‘beautifying berry' because of their high levels of antioxidants as well as Vitamins A and C." Last, she says, “I love the extra boost supplements give. Vital Proteins and Sun Warrior are two of my favorite brands, and I really see a difference in my skin when I use them in my smoothies regularly. Blend all ingredients together, adding coconut water to adjust consistency.”

Ginger Glow-Getter:

10 ounces kale or spinach

1 liter coconut water

2 avocados

1/2 lemon, peeled

1 inch fresh ginger, peeled

1 scoop vanilla protein powder, vegan (Life's Abundance or Amazing Grass)

1 teaspoon E3Live's Blue Majik

Molly Rieger, registered dietician, celebrity nutritionist, and member of the Dr. Brandt Skin Advisory Board. knows good skin—and that the saying “you are what you eat” is true. To achieve a wedding-day glow, she suggests this blend of vitamins, protein, and antioxidants. “Avocado gives a boost of healthy fats to give your skin that wedding-day glow," she explains. "Coconut water hydrates with electrolytes, which is important for the bride who will be pulled in many different directions and not have the chance to drink a lot of water. And the protein powder will help keep you full in case you don't have the chance to eat much.” In addition, Rieger recommends adding Blue Majik from E3Live, "a condensed form of spirulina, dense in the antioxidant phycocyanin, which is extremely anti-inflammatory. The greens also give the skin a hydrated, youthful glow, while also providing fiber. And the lemon gives vitamin C to boost the immune system, to help avoid any honeymoon colds."

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