This delicious smoothie will make your skin glow

Packed with vitamins that help keep your skin healthy, this smoothie is the perfect way to start your day. 

This smoothie contains orange blossom water, which is originally from Morocco and is often used throughout the Middle East as a natural treatment for an upset stomach. It also includes ginger, a well-known anti-inflammatory, which can help to leave your complexion calm and glowing.  


What’s more, according to Dr Caroline Longmore, author of The Serotonin Secret, bananas are an easy way to stock up on the ‘Happy Hormone’ serotonin, and they contain vitamin A and C which can help to brighten your skin tone from the inside out.  


Recipe for 2 people
Preparation time: 5 minutes




  • 1 banana
  • 400 ml fresh orange juice
  • 1 mango
  • 2 tsp orange blossom water (make sure you get the actual water, not just the aroma of it)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbs orange blossom water
  • 10 g fresh ginger, peeled
  • juice from half of a lime
  • honey or agave to taste, if desired



Blend all of the ingredients together until they are fine and smooth, then drink immediately. 



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.