By Tiffani Bachus, RD
Whether you’re undergoing fractionated laser treatments to improve crinkly skin texture or balancing out an asymmetrical face with fillers and Botox, you’d fare well with a nutritional boost to help reduce bruising and inflammation. This simple smoothie recipe offers up some key vitamins, minerals and a specific enzyme that helps with cellular growth, tissue repair and speeds healing time from cosmetic enhancement treatments.
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup frozen pineapple
- 1/2 cup papaya
- 1 cup frozen mango
- 1/4 lime juiced
- handful spinach
- 1/8 avocado
Blend all ingredients together. Makes 2 servings.
Nutrients per serving: Calories 134, Carbohydrates 31.5 g, Protein 1.6 g, Fat 1.9 g, Fiber 5 g
Drink prior to a dermatological treatment and throughout your social downtime period.
The Vitamin C found in Papaya helps prevent bruising by supplying oxygen to injured cells.
Pineapple contains anti-inflammatory enzymes, which help reduce swelling and decrease bruising.
Spinach contains vitamins A, vitamin E and vitamin K. Vitamin A is essential in the body to maintain healthy skin and to generate new skin cells. It also aids with skin regeneration and is needed to form new connective tissues.
Vitamin E, found in both avocado and spinach, works in tandem with vitamin C to repair damaged tissues.
Finally, Vitamin K is a blood-clotting agent that is found abundantly in leafy greens. Because bruises are caused when capillaries and blood vessels break, having enough vitamin K in your body can help capillaries become stronger so they don’t break as easily which leads to less bruising.
Enjoy! Here’s to a healthier and even better version of you!
About the Author Tiffani Bachus is a registered dietician and fitness model living in Scottsdale, Arizona.