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Celebrate world plant milk day with a smoothie for your hair and health

Celebrate world plant milk day with a smoothie for your hair and health

Have you gone vegan but haven’t thought about how that decision can help your hair? That’s okay; you’re not alone. In fact, many people who opt for a vegan lifestyle don’t give thought to their hair at all, but you should.

While your body is busy absorbing nutrients from all of the delicious and healthy vegan options you give it, your hair is also benefitting. But there is a more direct way you can boost your hair health on World Plant Milk Day on August 22nd. 

The goal of World Plant Milk Day is to celebrate these plant-based alternatives to dairy. While some people opt for plant-based milk because of the flavor, the nutritional benefits, their vegan lifestyle, or due to allergies, these milk-like products have a place in society, and they’re here to stay. 

If you’re already a big fan of plant-based milk, then get ready to love them even more. The following smoothie is perfect for boosting your health and giving you gorgeous hair, too. In fact, it might be the most perfect hair smoothie ever.

Quinoa raspberry coconut smoothie recipe

There are a number of ingredients in this smoothie that are excellent for your hair. The benefits of raspberries are based on the folate, magnesium, and silicon they contain. 

Folate helps create healthy red blood cells in the body, which in turn nourishes your hair and skin to keep them looking great and healthy. The magnesium and silicon of raspberries improve the overall quality of your hair by thickening it and possibly prompting it to grow faster. 

This smoothie also features coconut and coconut milk because it’s just that good for you. Coconut milk restores moisture and strength to your hair. 

While coconut milk provides a creamy and sweet basis for your smoothie, you can use a little extra as a topical treatment too. It’s high in lauric acid, protein, and multiple vitamins. All of this boosts your hair health inside and out. 

But there’s more! Quinoa might seem like an odd addition to a smoothie, but it’s perfect if your hair health is important to you. In fact, quinoa is the new hair superfood. Quinoa is a complete protein, meaning it contains all nine essential amino acids that the body cannot create on its own. This pop of protein strengthens and builds hair from the inside out. 

Want more? Believe it or not, this smoothie has even more power for your hair. Goji berries and dates are not common ingredients in many smoothies, but they should be. They’re both fantastic for your hair, skin and all-over health. 

Goji berries and hair go hand in hand, even if you haven’t heard of these berries before. With 19 amino acids and protein, your hair gets stronger and thicker with every berry. Not only that but your liver and kidney will also benefit, which keeps you on track for avoiding hair loss.

While dates have been eaten for hair health in India for a long time, it’s only recently that people in the United States have embraced these drupes. Dates are loaded with minerals, proteins, vitamins, and fiber. These are all excellent for getting lusher and shinier hair.

Now that we’ve pulled together the best ingredients for your hair, it’s time to layout this hair health building smoothie recipe.

Ingredients: 

1 cup coconut milk

1 cup raspberries

1 Medjool date

1/2 cup quinoa, cooked

2 tablespoons dried goji berries

2 tablespoons shredded coconut

Directions:

1. Remove the pit from the date, and put the rest of the date in a blender with the other ingredients. Blend until smooth and enjoy!

2. If you prefer your smoothie colder, you can chill in the refrigerator or add a few ice cubes to your ingredients.

Final thoughts

It’s hard to believe that one smoothie can do so much for your hair and your health, but it’s loaded with superfoods that are known to provide your hair with the nutrition it needs to retain its moisture and strength. 

If you want to play with this recipe, take out ingredients while adding others. Feel free to have fun, and see what concoctions you can come up with. 

You may find that adding chia seeds in place of quinoa is a better fit for you because you want the omega-3s for your hair. Or maybe you just want to add a banana because you like the flavor. Whatever you decide to do to alter the recipe is perfect because, in the long run, you’re just looking for a healthy treat that tastes great while adding nutrition to your day.

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