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Today, I want to share one of my favorite smoothie recipes with you…

I love this one because it’s not just packed with ingredients that support overall skin health to help boost radiance, firmness, and smoothness…

It also makes a delicious breakfast, afternoon snack, or even dessert!

Here’s what you’ll need:

1/2 cup coconut water
1/2 cup almond milk
1 Tbsp pure cocoa powder
1 Tbsp coconut oil
1 Tbsp almond butter
1 tsp granulated stevia or raw sugar
1 dash allspice
Handful ice

Toss all of your ingredients into the blender and pulse until smooth. That’s it!

It tastes sort of like a frosty chocolate milk. You can even leave the ice out if you want something a little smoother.

Here’s why it works:

Coconut water is an EXCELLENT ingredient for skin health, because it’s high in potassium. Potassium is an electrolyte that helps keep water balance “even” in skin cells – meaning skin stays hydrated longer when you’ve had enough potassium.

Almond milk and almond butter add a huge boost of Vitamin E to help fight off the environmental damage that causes wrinkles and dark spots. Coconut oil packs a major antioxidant punch, while helping you feel full – so you’ll be less likely to load up on the salty, carb-packed foods that cause skin to swell.

Coconut oil packs a major antioxidant punch, while helping you feel full – so you’ll be less likely to load up on the salty, carb-packed foods that cause skin to swell.

Cocoa powder is a flavonoid powerhouse that fights off the damage of the day, AND provides just a touch of invigorating caffeine.

Finally – not many people realize that allspice is a TOP ingredient to include in any skin-saving recipe. That’s because it’s a great anti-inflammatory, reducing any puffiness or redness you tend to develop throughout the day.

I hope you enjoy this recipe, and share it with anyone you know who would love to add a healthy and delicious treat into their daily routine.

Your Beverly Hills MD,

Dr. John Layke

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Dr. John Layke

Dr. John Layke grew up in Milwaukee, WI, where he knew from a young age that he wanted to practice medicine. After completing his undergraduate degree at Marquette University, Dr. Layke went on to attend medical school at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and trained in general surgery at the University of Illinois Metropolitan Group Hospitals in Chicago.