4 Smoothies to Boost Beauty in the Year Ahead

A sweet and gingery beet blend, a dessert-like cherry and chocolate treat for your skin, a fresh and lemony green smoothie, and a creamy, anti-inflammatory mix of turmeric and coconut milk. There's something for every taste preference in this list of 4 beautifying smoothie recipes, ideal for nourishing your skin this winter—or any season of the year. Try one, or all, this week for an Eat Pretty boost!

Check out four of my favorite beauty smoothie recipes, shared with Anthropologie.

You may also want to read my interview with Anthropologie about favorite smoothie ingredients and winter beauty foods!

Smoothie images via Anthropologie

6 Ways to Mix Up Your Greens Routine

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March might be the only time of the year when you can fill up on green foods (beer, bagels, cookies) that have absolutely nothing to do with fresh, leafy greens. This year, why not use the traditional wearing o’ the green to remind yourself to add more skin-friendly greens to your diet? During a recent interview for my new book Eat Pretty, a reporter asked me for suggestions on how to make eating greens less, well…monotonous. Crunching the same salad or sipping the same green smoothie day in and day out is a snooze for your taste buds— and it means you miss out on the broad nutritional benefits you’d get from varying your greens a little more. Here are my suggestions for spicing up your greens, this March and beyond.

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Reader Q: How Can I Sweeten Smoothies Without the Sugar?

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Q: How can I sweeten smoothies without the sugar?

A: Add naturally sweet foods that offer extra beauty benefits.

One downfall of smoothies you buy at chains like Jamba Juice and Planet Smoothie is the major sugar content- 30, 40 or 50 grams of sugar (50 grams of sugar is the equivalent of 12 sugar packets!).

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Top 6 Beautifying Herbs to Grow this Year

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If you're like me, the sight of budding leaves and blooming flowers gets you thinking about planting something of your own. While it's still a bit early to plant some seedlings outdoors, there's no harm in planning ahead. Whether you have a rolling green lawn or a sunny windowsill, you can—and should—try your hand at a beautifying herb garden this year. I'm obsessed with herbs for beauty; they're easy to grow (mostly- check out #6 below), packed with beauty nutrients, and inexpensive. They multiply the flavor and beauty benefits of your meals without a load of calories, sugar, or sodium. I bet you already love one or more of my favorite beauty herbs, below.

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