The Best Smoothies for Hair Health & Growth
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The Best Smoothies for Hair Health & Growth

Use Veggies In A Smoothie and Watch Your Hair Grow

I have to tell you all that the first thing that comes to mind as I write this is @yesimprettyvee! She has me rolling laughing with her song “I Got Hair.” It’s so hilarious and perfect to sing along to as you read my tips on how to grow healthy hair with the help of some yummy smoothies.

Yes! Smoothies are packing all kinds of nutrients and vegetables which make them the right thing to replace the cakes and candy with. Not only will you be improving your health you’ll also be giving your hair exactly what it needs to grow. So let’s get into how you can drink (responsibly) to more inches and a full head of hair.

Go ahead and press play on your Fantasia playlist and let’s get into it!

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What Hinders Hair Growth

Nothing can be more frustrating than suffering from hair loss, breakage, or hair that that won’t grow. Some of us want inches while others desire a full head of healthy hair.

There’s something about our hair and how we connect our worthiness and self-esteem to it. There are tons of reasons why you can suffer from hair loss.

Below are a few reasons:

  • Nutrition
  • Pregnancy
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Genetics
  • Stress
  • Radiation treatments

Some of the reasons hair loss occurs you can reverse. Such as improving your nutrition. However, other reasons for hair loss may require you to adjust your lifestyle to begin to see healthy hair growth.

Have you dealt with hair loss due to any of the issues above? Comment below with your experience and how you deal with it.

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Terms to Know and Understand

Before I get into some delicious smoothie recipes, I want to make sure you understand the benefits of some of the most common ingredients used in smoothies. Let’s get into it!

 

  • Vitamin d is the perfect vitamin to fight hair loss. If you are dealing with an autoimmune disease, you want to increase your intake of this vitamin.
  • Folate/ Folic Acid (B9) helps with cell regeneration. It assists with getting nutrients to the scalp and hair follicle.
  • Potassium provides strength to your hair and helps prevent hair loss.
  • Biotin converts nutrients into energy. It’s an excellent source of Omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin e, b1, and b6. In other words, it makes your hair look amazing! It helps to revitalize your hair from heat and styling damage. Hair loss is a clear sign of biotin deficiency.
  • Almond butter is also an excellent source of biotin, vitamin e, omega-3 fatty acids, and protein.
  • Red grapes are full of vitamin k, b2, copper, and natural sweetness.
  • Coconut milk is high in protein vitamin e, lauric acid, and omega-3.
  • Mangos have vitamin e, minerals and potassium.
  • Pineapple is packed with vitamin c and antioxidants.
  • Spinach is an excellent source of vitamin b2, b6, e, c, iron, folate, and calcium.
  • Bananas are an excellent source of biotin, vitamins b6, vitamin c, and potassium.
  • Oats are rich in zinc, iron, magnesium, and potassium.
  • Oat milk has vitamin a, calcium, and fiber.

Now that you know a little about the key ingredients used in most smoothies, it’s time to make one of your very own. Go ahead and choose one of the recipes below. Let us know how your’s turns out by commenting below!

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Recipes To Try

1. Berries

I love berries in my smoothies. They mask all the green, healthy stuff by adding just the right amount of natural sweetness.

Strawberries have tons of vitamin c, folate, b9, and potassium. They are full of healthy goodness and a significant boost to your smoothie. Raspberries are excellent antioxidants, packed with vitamin c, and gallic acid.

If you want to keep a healthy heart and protect yourself from cancer, add this berry to your diet.

Recipe #1

Step 1:

Combine the following ingredients in a blender:

  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 50 chard
  • ¼ cup walnuts
  • 1 cup oat milk
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed
  • 100g mango

Step 2:

Blend the ingredients for about 30 seconds

Step 3:

Pour into your favorite container

Recipe #2

Step 1:

Combine the following ingredients in a blender:

  • 1 cup of frozen berries
  • ½ of an avocado
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 50g frozen spinach
  • One frozen banana
  • 1 ½ pineapple juice

Step 2:

Blend the ingredients for about 30 seconds

Step 3:

Pour into your favorite container

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2. Banana

Bananas are rich in potassium, and when you include them in your smoothies, you will see improvement in your hair’s shine and manageability.

Recipe #1

Step 1:

Combine the following ingredients in a blender:

  • ½ cup frozen strawberries
  • ½ cup frozen pineapple
  • ½ banana
  • 2 tbsp rinsed quinoa
  • 1 tbsp coconut flakes
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • ¼ cup greek yogurt
  • Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 cup ice

Step 2:

Blend the ingredients for about 30 seconds

Step 3:

Pour into your favorite container

Recipe #2

Step 1:

Combine the following ingredients in a blender:

  • Two frozen bananas
  • 1 ½ cup oats
  • 1tbsp chia seeds
  • Peanut butter
  • Honey
  • Flaxseed
  • Organic cocoa or hot chocolate
  • Coconut milk
  • Almond milk

Step 2:

Blend the ingredients for about 30 seconds

Step 3:

Pour into your favorite container

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3. Biotin

Read above to find out the benefits of liquid biotin. Below you’ll find two delicious recipes filled with biotin to give your hair all the nutrients it needs. Liquid hair growth vitamins absorb at a higher rate. It’s about 90% versus a 20% absorption rate for pills.

Recipe #1

Step 1:

Combine the following ingredients in a blender:

  • 8oz Almond Milk
  • 5 Strawberries
  • 10 Raspberries
  • ½ dropper of Biotin
  • Tsp of raw honey (add more to get your desired taste)

Step 2:

Blend the ingredients for about 30 seconds

Step 3:

Pour into your favorite container. I like to keep mine in a pitcher and drink a smoothie for breakfast and post-workout.

Recipe #2

Step 1:

Combine the following ingredients in a blender

  • 50g frozen spinach
  • 50g Chard
  • 10-15 red grapes
  • 1 tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed
  • One frozen banana
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 ½ cup of almond milk

Step 2:

Blend the ingredients for about 30 seconds

Step 3:

Pour into your favorite container

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4. Spinach

Spinach is rich in calcium, folate, and iron. It’s one of the go-to green vegetables as the base for your smoothies. You can easily replace it with kale if you are not a fan.

Recipe #1

Step 1:

Combine the following ingredients in a blender

  • 1 cup of mango
  • 1 cup of pineapples
  • Chia seeds
  • 1 cup flax seeds
  • 2 cups spinach or kale
  • one cup orange juice (adjust to desired taste)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • ½ cup almond powder

Step 2:

Blend the ingredients for about 30 seconds

Step 3:

Pour into your favorite container

Below are some additional recipes to give you more options:

Recipe #1

Step 1:

Combine the following ingredients in a blender

  • ½ cup frozen mangos
  • ½ banana
  • ½ cup frozen peaches
  • ¼ cup greek yogurt
  • Tbsp chia seeds
  • Tbsp honey
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • ½ cup soy milk
  • 1 cup ice

Step 2:

Blend the ingredients for about 30 seconds

Step 3:

Pour into your favorite container

honey

Recipe #2

Step 1:

Combine the following ingredients in a blender

  • 2 cups kale
  • ½ banana
  • ½ green apple
  • ½ avocado
  • ½ cup pineapple
  • Handful of parsley
  • Tbsp walnut
  • One ¼ cup coconut water
  • Lemon juice
  • ½ cup ice

Step 2:

Blend the ingredients for about 30 seconds

Step 3:

Pour into your favorite container

Recipe #3

Step 1:

Combine the following ingredients in a blender

  • 1 cup blueberries
  • ½ cup frozen strawberries
  • ½ banana
  • ¼ cup greek yogurt
  • Tbsp chia seeds
  • half a cup pomegranate juice
  • then, ½ cup cold green tea
  • ½ cup ice

Step 2:

Blend the ingredients for about 30 seconds

Step 3:

Pour into your favorite container

coconut creme

Recipe #4

Step 1:

Combine the following ingredients in a blender

1 oz dark chocolate
1 banana
½ cup greek yogurt
Tbsp peanut butter
Tbsp maple syrup
1 cup of brewed cold coffee
¼ cup oats
1 cup ice

Step 2:

Blend the ingredients for about 30 seconds

Step 3:

Pour into your favorite container

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How to Maintain Your Hair As It Grows

Don’t lose patience as you add smoothies to your diet. Your hair will grow, and your body will begin to respond to the good stuff you are putting in it. Just keep focused on how much more manageable your hair is.

Here I want to share a few tips on how to maintain your hair as it starts to grow.

Tip #1

Avoid styling your hair with heat. Whether it’s a blow dryer, curling iron or flat iron, they can all cause damage to the hair. If you have to use heat, make sure you use a heat protectant.

Tip #2

A mask work wonders for your hair. Sleep with one on your hair overnight. Rinse it out the next morning and take a picture of your hair because it is going to be selfie worthy.

Tip #3

Use the growing out phase as a time to try out some new styles. You’ll be amazed at your creativity. If you need inspiration, check out our blogs.

Tip #4

Trim your hair as it is growing out. Doing this gets rid of split ends and damaged hair. I suggest a trim about every three to four months.

Tip #5

We all love a long hot shower, but this can be detrimental to your hair. Turn the temperature down, so you don’t dry your hair out.

Tip #6

Skip shampooing or co-washing your hair every day! You will strip the hair of oils that take care of your scalp and follicles. We have a great blog on how to keep your hair clean without shampooing it.

Tip #7

A great alternative to shampoo is to co-wash your hair. You use conditioner to wash your hair. This process gets rid of all the nasty stuff yet leaves the natural oils to protect your hair.

Tip #8

Keep water on you 24-7. I like to keep water in the trunk of my car. It’s essential to stay hydrated especially during the summer months.

Tip #9

Massage your scalp to encourage blood circulation. Whenever you shampoo, co-wash, or apply oil to your scalp massage it in with your fingertips. Massaging stimulates the scalp as well as your hair follicle

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Smoothies and Inches for The Summer

I love going into Smoothie King and getting my pick of whatever I want in my drink.

It’s cool to get something that is super healthy and great for your hair. The summertime is perfect for you to get into smoothies. Because there are so many advantages to drinking smoothies, I suggest you drink up. Besides, it’s a great way to get your vegetables without having to eat them on your plate.

Try one of the recipes above. Make it a family affair and make them with your kids. This can be a great way to get healthy together!

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