20 Jan 2017

5 Best Smoothies For Natural Hair Growth

Healthy hair is based on several factors, one of which is simply good nutrition! Vegetable and fruit-based smoothies have been known to benefit the body in multiple ways. What you might not know is that they are full of anti-hair loss ingredients too.  Healthy eating on a daily basis is critical for healthy hair growth. This can make a world of difference to your hair, helping to nourish follicles with Vitamin C, Iron, Zinc and B-vitamins which helps your hair to reduce shedding and increase hair growth. However, sometimes it is hard to get your full serving of fruit and veggies for the day, and smoothies are definitely the easy way out!

Here are five smoothie recipes that can help boost your hair growth. If you are undergoing hair loss treatment or scalp treatment, these smoothies might just do the trick!

1. Mango-Strawberry Smoothie

Ingredients needed for this delicious smoothie:

  • 3-4 large chard leaves, with stems trimmed
  • 1 cup strawberry
  • 1 cup mango (frozen)
  • 1 cup yoghurt
  • 1/3 cup walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon flax seeds
  • ½-1 cup water

Preparation time for this Mango-Strawberry smoothie is a mere 5 minutes! Simply throw all the ingredients together in the blender. Make sure that there is adequate water so the chard can puree easily. Chard is high in Vitamin A which is an anti-hair loss ingredient. Walnuts have omega-3 fatty acids, while the addition of flax gives protein and lignans to the smoothie.

2. Avocado-Berry Smoothie

This smoothie provides a healthy dose of Niacin, which are widely present in avocadoes.

Ingredients required:

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds

Blend all the ingredients together until creamy. Avocadoes have Niacin (B3), an ingredient that helps generate energy from carbohydrates. It also improves blood circulation in the scalp, providing crucial nutrients, including oxygen to follicles. Almond milk provides proteins, necessary for hair growth. This smoothie is also high in zinc, which helps hair follicle cells to divide normally.

3. Spinach-Berry Smoothie

Hair growth potion, ingredients required:

  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • ½ cup mixed berries (frozen)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • ½ banana, chopped
  • ½ cup almond milk (unsweetened)
  • Ice-cubes

This is a recipe preferred by hair specialists and nutritionists worldwide. It provides high efficacy of Vitamin C and Iron.  While Vitamin C helps absorb iron and facilitates the production of collagen, iron helps avoid anaemia - keeping a smooth flow of oxygen to the cells in the body. This is highly recommend for people undergoing hair loss treatment or scalp treatment.

4. Sweet Potato Smoothie

Sweet potato is a highly nutritious vegetable that provides vital hair growth nutrients.

Ingredients required:

  • ½-1 banana
  • 1 cooked sweet potato (small)
  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • 1-2 cups almond milk
  • Ice cubes

Place in a blender and mix it reaches desired consistency. Sweet potato is packed with Vitamins A, B6, C, and D, it is also rich in iron, copper, zinc, calcium, niacin, potassium, magnesium which is vital for hair growth. Not forgetting, Almond provides shine & strength to the follicles.

5. Cucumber Smoothie

This refreshing smoothie aids in hair growth!

Ingredient required:

  • 4 cups cucumber, chopped
  • 1 cup Greek yoghurt
  • Lemon juice
  • Salt
  • Black pepper, freshly ground
  • Ice, crushed
  • Lemon wedges to garnish

Blend the ingredients till a smooth consistency. Pour it in a glass filled with ices before garnishing using lemon wedges. Cucumber provides shine to the hair & greek yoghurt provides proteins for rebuilding damaged cuticles.

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