Ruby Woo Breakfast Smoothie.

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1/2 grapefruit
1 beet
2 celery stalks
1/3 cucumber (peeled)

handful of spinach
sprig of basil
1/4 avocado
1 tbsp VEGA natural protein
1/3 cup frozen blueberries or ice

Juice the first 4 ingredients and add the liquid in a blender with the rest.
Blend until smooth, sprinkle with chia seeds, enjoy!

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You guys know my favourite ingredients to use are ones that make your skin glow. Here are a few reasons to love the Ruby Woo (yes, the name of my smoothie is inspired by the iconic Retro-Matte lipstick from MAC) and let me know if you try it out!

GRAPEFRUIT is rich in vitamin C, which is necessary for collagen production in the skin. It’s also rich in Vitamins A and E so it works to even skin tone and brighten the complexion. 

BEETS naturally help to flush our the lymphatic system, which removes toxins from the body, and brightens your skin and eyes!

The folate found in SPINACH helps maintain and repair DNA and the extra water in the leafy greens helps to plump the skin and prevent wrinkles.

The monounsaturated fats in AVOCADO help maintain good moisture levels in your skin that give it that soft and healthy look. Omega-9 fats found in avocados also help to reduce skin redness and irritation.

The vitamins in BLUEBERRIES can neutralize and normalize oil levels in your skin, making it more radiant and less likely to produce sebum (a natural oil created to combat dryness that causes acne). 

  • Loved that you listed the ingredients and what they are good for Lauren! I recently discovered your blog and have been in love with it! The photography, style, and ‘ambiance’ is tasteful, yet unique -I can really see that you’ve developed your own personal style! Although I’m not into beauty products as much, I really enjoy your lifestyle and food posts! Love that you’re a fellow Vancouverite as well, hope to run into you someday :) -Naomi

    • Naomi, thank you so much for the lovely comment, that was so kind! It’s always nice connecting with local bloggers :)

  • XoLexi

    This sounds great I can’t wait to try! I like that it has grapefruit in it.