The ultimate smoothie for glowing skin from the inside out

Sip your way to more radiant skin with this delicious vitamin-packed smoothie.

The route to glowing skin isn’t just the products you apply, it also comes from the inside out. That's why I try to incorporate as many skin-friendly ingredients into my diet as possible and smoothies are an easy way to do that.  


Banana, cherry, coconut and rose water all contain antioxidants and vitamins that help to keep your skin looking youthful. Both the cherries and the coconut water give this smoothie an exciting flavour and the rose water is optional, but it adds a lovely floral note. If, like me, you like to make your food look as good as it tastes – scatter some rose petals on top to add some elegance.  


Prep time: 5 minutes 

Serves: 1 


  • 1 ripe banana, cut into pieces 
  • A handful of cherries (frozen) 
  • 200 ml coconut water 
  • 1 tbsp rose water (optional) 
  • 1 tsp rose petals (optional) 


  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.  
  2. Pour your smoothie into a pretty glass and decorate with the rose petals, if desired.   
Winnie Verswijvel

Winnie Verswijvel

Trading her psychology books for cookbooks, Winnie Verswijvel now creates recipes and writes culinary articles for various clients. A woman of many talents, she also doubles as a food stylist and steps behind the camera to shoot pictures of the delicious plates she makes.  

This Flemish food lover fell in love with Amsterdam, where she has been turning her kitchen upside down for several years now. Often found strolling local markets carrying a huge pile of vegetables, Winnie does not shy away from a little spice and is always on the lookout for surprising flavours.