This Avocado and Kale smoothie recipe is great for anyone with Eczema or skin allergy symptoms as it contains a load of healing ingredients and it’s so easy to prepare.
It’s liquid nutrition and you can think of it as an easy-to-make skin doctor.
Kale smoothie benefits for Eczema
I created this recipe using ingredients for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits.
It is a nutritional drink for Eczema sufferers to assist with combating the inflammatory effects of the condition.
It’s got Mango and Kale which are rich in carotenoids. These nutrients have an antioxidant effect that can reduce inflammation where there is an Eczema patch on the skin.
Then there’s Ginger which also reduces inflammation because it contains essential oils that interrupt the chemical reaction that occurs when inflammation occurs1.
So this drink is great for the healing and prevention of an Eczema ‘flare-up’.
Healing benefits of a green Kale smoothie
First, I’ll discuss the health and healing benefits of each ingredient so you know exactly why it’s included and I hope it will inspire you to create a smoothie recipe variation of your own.
First up you’ll start with a versatile raw base ingredient for your Kale smoothie.
Healing ingredients in this recipe
Raw Kale – a great way to add a collard green to your diet
Kale leaves are rich in Carotenoids and these have an antioxidant effect that reduces skin inflammation.
Kale is also high in Zinc and this mineral is essential in tissue healing as well as in fighting infection. So it’s really good for immunity.
Contains Vitamin E which is beneficial for general all-over skin health.
It’s also high in antioxidants which play an important role in reducing inflammation.
Avocados also contain Potassium which is another powerful anti-inflammatory and it’s very good for heart health too.
A Carotenoid-rich food which has an antioxidant effect that reduces inﬂammation.
It also contains the fat-soluble antioxidant Beta carotene.
Mango – make it a tropical smoothie
This carotenoid-rich vegetable can also help reduce inflammation, which is a great remedy for eczema sufferers or any allergy-related skin condition.
Celery – a great ingredient for any green drink
It’s high in Potassium which is great for the suppression of inflammation.
Ginger – add an antimicrobial food
This is a powerful anti-inflammatory that reduces inflammation and swelling, so it’s good for psoriasis and eczema.
Food prepping tip: If you struggle with peeling ginger, a great hack is to use the back of a teaspoon and scrape off the skin effortlessly. Otherwise there are plenty of other smart kitchen gadgets to build up your toolkit.
Maca powder – add a superfood
This superfood contains antioxidants that fight free radical damage to cells in the body.
Extracts from Maca leaves could help prevent the formation of sunburn cells2, as well as protection from UV rays.
Maple Syrup – make this sugar-free and diabetic-friendly
This is a great sugar replacement and its stable when heat is applied to it.
It’s high in antioxidants as well as Zinc which is beneficial for wound and tissue healing.
It also contains Magnesium which is good for reducing toxicity and can help to reduce stress, a key factor in the aggravation of Eczema symptoms. Plus it helps to reduce inflammation.
Chia Seeds – make sure you add a superfood
Well-known for its antioxidant content, it’s also known to help alleviate the cracked and itchy symptoms of Eczema. This is because it contains EFAs (essential fatty acids) that suppress the anti-inflammatory response.
It’s a superfood that you should add to your other recipes like salads, puddings, and ‘overnight’ oats (breakfast).
Ghee – add a ‘good’ fat
Clarified butter, as it’s also known, is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids which reduces inflammation.
It also contains Vitamin E which gives Ghee its potent antioxidant qualities.
Raw Coconut -add an antiviral food
Coconut is antimicrobial and is great for killing bacteria – perfect for those who suffer from exposed bleeding patches of Eczema as it is so easy to contract an infection.
It is very moisturising and perfect for dry skin, and is known to reduce inflammation.
Kale Smoothie RecipeCourse: Breakfast, Snacks, LunchCuisine: DrinksDifficulty: Easy
1 cup Kale
1 small Carrot
1/2 medium Avocado
1/2 cup Raw coconut
1 Tbsp Chia seeds
2 medium Celery sticks
1 Tbsp Maca Powder
1 Tbsp Ghee
2 cups Ginger tea
1 Tbsp Maple syrup
- Place all dry ingredients into blender and pulse until finely processed
- Add Avocado and Ghee and blend on normal speed until well combined
- Add the liquid and blend on full speed until you have a ‘smoothie’ consistency
- Ginger Tea. Use either ginger root tea (bag) OR slices of raw ginger root steeped in boiled water.
2 servings per container
- Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat 8.9g 45%
- Cholesterol 4mg 2%
- Sodium 72mg 3%
- Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
- Potassium 689mg 20%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 7.4g 30%
- Sugars 9.7g
- Protein 3.6g 8%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
As you can see this smoothie is loaded with foods containing significant nutritional benefits if you suffer from Eczema and can be used as a remedy to treat dry skin overall.
If you enjoyed this recipe article, you’ll love this Kale Pesto recipe that’s just as skin-friendly!
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