Best Green Smoothies For Hair Growth You Can Make Yourself
Struggling with hair growth seems to be everyone’s top concern these days. Whether it is the pandemic stress, hormonal imbalances, or even environmental factors, most people are frustrated with the amount of hair shedding they are experiencing. But what if we put an end to this frustration and embark on a nutritional journey by consuming green smoothies for hair growth?
Stay with me while I discuss what these green smoothies are and how they help with hair growth. In this article, I will also tell you three super-green smoothie recipes that you can easily make yourself!
Maybe you will make these smoothies once and become addicted enough to try it out for months? Who knows? Let’s find out!
In case you are wondering where I get my organic, non-GMO superfoods, head on over to my post on the Herbal Goodness Brand where I did a detailed review on the company and all their awesome products!
Green smoothies are made with leafy greens that are loaded with hair-healthy vitamins and nutrients. They provide the body with tons of natural energy, enhance your cognitive capabilities, aid in digestion, improve skin and overall health & wellness. Drinking green smoothies is an excellent way to get your 2-4 daily servings of fruits and vegetables.
Let’s face it- there are a lot of people that don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables; perhaps because of too much work or maybe the taste is not up to your liking. So why not make life easy and toss them in a blender to make a delicious drink?
Diet plays a huge role in the health of your hair. With the right kind of nutrition, hair health can improve in a matter of a couple of months! Yes, you read that right.
But what is the “right kind of nutrition” and how does it impact hair?
Adequate amounts of biotin and protein are the two most important nutrients that are needed to improve hair growth. Protein is vital for hair growth as hair follicles are mostly made up of a protein called keratin. Biotin is crucial for hair because it is responsible for the production of keratin.
Increasing the intake of these two nutrients can substantially improve hair health. Aside from biotin and protein, you will need to eat foods rich in other nutrients like sulfur, zinc, iron, and Vitamin E as they all help to nourish the hair follicles and promote healthy hair growth.
Read my articles on which foods help with hair loss and which don’t:
Where do you find these hair-mazing nutrients and minerals? In food, where else! More specifically, superfoods!
Superfoods are literally the superheroes of the world of plants. They are nutritional powerhouses that offer amazing benefits for hair. From vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, enzymes, and even healthy fats, superfoods have it all! They make hair stronger, thicker, and shinier from the inside out.
Including superfoods in your daily diet ensures you are providing your body the fuel it needs to fight back against chronic illnesses and nutritional deficiencies that hinder hair growth.
Although there are a whole lot of superfoods out there, the majority of them grow from the soil and are easily found in nature. You can also find superfoods like bananas, berries, and spinach in your local supermarkets.
However, the easier way to consume superfoods is in powder form because they can be added into smoothies, oatmeal, yogurt, and even just water.
Here are my personal favorite superfoods that I like to include in my smoothies to reap all the hair goodness from them.
Kale contains more than 2 times the Vitamin C found in spinach and helps the body produce collagen that builds hair’s strength, structure, and elasticity. This dark leafy green offers an abundance of other vitamins (A, B, & K) and minerals like iron & potassium that all work together to moisturize the scalp, making it healthy, free of dryness and dandruff.
Matcha is powdered green tea that contains 3 times more antioxidants (catechins) than regular brewed green tea! One gram of matcha contains 30% recommended daily dose of manganese, a powerful antioxidant that improves skin, bones, and hair. The natural caffeine found in matcha promotes attention & memory while avoiding a crash in energy levels.
Moringa is truly a nutritional powerhouse of a herb containing 6 times the amount of iron than kale. It has 27 bio- available vitamins and minerals, 46 active antioxidants, and 21 amino acids. If that is not enough, moringa is 30% vegetable protein which makes it a perfect protein source for those on a vegan diet. The herb helps to improve the thickness of hair, helps fight harmful toxins, keeps the nervous system healthy & functioning at its best.
4. Bamboo Leaf
Bamboo leaf contains the richest source of natural silica to promote healthy hair and nail growth. Niacin and vitamins A & E found in the bamboo plant reduces hair breakage and protects hair from free radicals, giving it shine and luster. Bamboo leaves help to support the body’s detoxification process, aid in digestion and strengthen the bones, teeth, nail, and hair.
I get most of my superfoods from Herbal Goodness because they offer premium quality USDA approved organic, non GMO herbs. Also, they are a completely woman-owned and managed business that gives back 10% of their profits to educate impoverished girls in Africa!
Read my review post by clicking on the link below to know more about the company and what products they offer.
Now that we know how beneficial the above superfoods are, why not look at some of the yummy ways we can include them into our diet?
Below are three recipes that I personally love making myself and now you can too!
Feel free to double or triple the ingredients in the recipe, especially if you are entertaining guests.
1. Green Tea Detox Smoothie
1 cup Vanilla Greek Yogurt
½ cup Almond Milk (or a milk of your choice)
1 Banana (peeled & sliced)
1 tbsp Honey (optional)
2 tsp Matcha Powder
Mix all ingredients together and blend until smooth.
Detox your body and scalp from the inside out with this deliciously smooth & creamy matcha filled goodness! You can skip your regular visit to Starbucks when you can make your own matcha detox at home. Proteins from the greek yogurt and almond milk make hair stronger and honey adds shine to your hair!
2. Moringa Smoothie Bowl
This green smoothie is almost like a meal on its own, especially since you eat it right from a bowl and with a spoon! It is delicious, thick, and packed with ingredients that are nourishing to your hair follicles. Vitamins A, B C, & K from the fruits and iron, folate, & niacin from the rest of the ingredients promote healthy hair growth!
3 Bananas (peeled & sliced)
½ cup raspberries (used as topping)
½ cup Diced Pineapples
1 cup Almond Milk
1 cup Kale (stalks removed)
2 tsp Moringa Powder
1 tbsp Chia/Flax Seeds (optional)
Take 2 bananas and pineapples and blend until smooth.
Add almond milk, moringa powder, and kale.
Blend again until smooth.
Dish out into a bowl and top with the remaining banana (sliced), raspberries, and seeds of your liking.
3. Bamboo Citrus Cleanse
2 Apples (red or green)
1 Orange (peeled & seeds removed)
2 cups Kale
6-8 drops Bamboo Leaf Extract Liquid
Blend all ingredients together until smooth.
You have to try out this citrus cleanse! It is simple, refreshing and loaded with vitamins from the fruits that all help to invigorate not just your senses but your hair follicles too! I sometimes add a small piece of ginger to give it a little kick on a hot summer day. The bamboo leaf extract liquid from Herbal Goodness tastes delicious and helps to make hair smooth and silky!
You can read my review of Herbal Goodness here if you would like to know more!
Taking It Further
As you can see, green smoothies are nutritionally dense and provide a wide variety of health benefits, including for hair. The above green smoothies for hair growth is just the beginning to your nutritional journey. Once you find or develop your taste buds for these power-packed smoothies, the possibilities of making different kinds of them are endless!
Why not take it further and challenge yourself to build up a routine for a green smoothie each morning for the next 10 days? Slowly and steadily when you are able to complete the challenge, you can then stretch it for another 11 days.
After all, they say it takes 21 days to make an action into a habit, don’t they?
In addition to the green smoothie cleanse, you can also include herbal teas to your diet as they are also filled with hair-healthy benefits. Read more about these herbal teas for hair growth here.
Continuing to consume nutritionally-packed drinks for the next 3 months will do wonders for the quality of your hair, as well as your overall health! You will find yourself feeling healthier, cognitively sharper, more physically active and maybe even shed a few extra pounds!
So why not give it a go?
Which of these green smoothie recipes are you going to try?
Let me know which recipe is your favorite in the comments section below!