Brittle Nails? Hair Loss? Insomnia? These 20 Recipes Will Work Wonders

by Chandrama Deshmukh

Are you one of those who always gets disappointed when you are gearing up for a party? You would have planned to flaunt the most trending nail art, but one of your nails would have split at the last minute, making it impossible to sport that look you so desired. Or else, you would have planned to let your free flowing hair loose over your shoulders, but it would have turned into a messy bedizenment of wiggly fallen hair all over the back of your dress. You would also have had to do heavy makeup to conceal the puffiness of your eyes due to lack of sleep.

Do not blame your genes for your nail/hair quality. You might be having onychoschizia (brittle nails), alopecia (hair loss) or insomnia (lack of sleep). Most often, the real cause of these diseases is the deficiency of essential nutrients in your diet – vitamins and iron. Chill… we are not asking you to consume a dozen pills of vitamin boosters. Just be cool and enjoy these 20 original nutritious recipes. These juices and smoothies provide a fresh burst of energy and are really easy to make.

1. Honey, Walnuts, And Ginger Parsley Topped With Raisins

Blend Australian walnuts with a handful of dried parsley leaves and a small amount of ginger for flavor. Add honey to sweeten it and top it with the raisins of your choice. It targets the adrenal gland, and you may have it twice/ thrice a week.

2. Banana, Spinach, And Lemon

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There’s nothing richer than bananas and spinach. To 350 ml of water, add a handful of spinach and three bananas, and blend it into a delicious smoothie. Add lemon juice. You may add salt or honey to taste.

3. Banana, Spinach, Celery, And Lime

Add two bananas, a handful of spinach, two sticks of celery and the juice of half a lime to 350 ml of water and blend well. You will see the magic of how celery cuts the fat in your body and the bananas, along with the spinach, boost your energy levels with essential nutrients.

4. Banana, Bilberry, Celery, And Lemon

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Here go two bananas, a handful of bilberries, two sticks of celery, and the juice of half lemon straight into 350 ml of water in the blender and zwoooop… another healthy drink ready within seconds.

5. Bilberry, Pomegranate, Apple, Cucumber, And Spinach

Mix half a glass each of pomegranate juice, apple juice, and cucumber juice. Add blended spinach (a cup of fresh leaves) and frozen bilberries (half a cup) to it. Shake… shake…shake… like an experienced mixologist. This juice is just wow!

6. Banana, Apple, Spinach, And Lemon

You would have understood by now that bananas and spinach definitely go together. Take two bananas, a handful of spinach, one apple, juice from half a lemon, and 350 ml of water and blend to get a veggie-fruity mocktail.

7. Banana, Pear, Lettuce, Spinach, Celery, And Lemon

Take one yellow banana, one juicy pear, some lettuce leaves, a handful of spinach leaves, and two sticks of celery and blend them in 1.5 glasses of water. Add the juice of half a lemon and honey to taste.

8. Banana, Green Apple, Bran, And Mint

Blend half a banana, half a green apple, one teaspoon of bran, and also a few mint leaves and shake it…shake it to have it… have it.

9. Bell Pepper And Lemon

Sounds icky? Well, not so. It helps arrest your mood swings and fatigue. Just blend two bell peppers and the juice from half a lemon. Add honey to taste, and here you go!

 10. Carrot, Beetroot, Cucumber, Apple, Parsley, Celery, And Ginger

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Looking for a drink of deep color? Well, take this one, which is also a drink of deep health. Turn the mixer on with one carrot, half a beetroot, one cucumber, two apples, half a handful of parsley, one celery stick, and a small piece of ginger.

 11. Carrot, Apple, Banana, Orange, Ginger, And Mint

If you are looking for another colorful drink, blend two carrots, one apple, two bananas, and one orange with a small piece of ginger and a bunch of some mint leaves and enjoy good health with every sip.

12. Apple, Cucumber, And Lemon

Looking for an easy three-ingredient drink? You would always have an apple, a cucumber, and a lemon in your kitchen. Why not blend these to get an awesome health booster? Don’t forget to lace it with honey.

13. Pineapple, Cucumber, Spinach, Green Tea, Lemon, And Ginger

You wanna treat someone with a healthy drink and take them on a surprise ride of tastes? Just take a cup of fresh pineapple, a cup of fresh cucumber, two cups of spinach, a quarter cup of lemon juice, a cup of green tea, and some fresh ginger root. One blend, and your taste buds are ready to enjoy a variety of flavors.

14. Pineapple, Kiwi, Cucumber, And Lemon

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Mix all these fruits and cucumber (one cup each) and add some lemon juice and honey for flavor. Feel the drink relaxing every inch of your body.

15. Carrot, Tomatoes, Celery, Olive Oil, Salt, And Pepper

Take one carrot, two tomatoes, and one celery stick and blend them smoothly. Add one teaspoon of olive oil, salt, and pepper to taste. It is an ideal drink for the cold weather.

16. Cucumber And Parsley

Just blend these two magic veggies (one cucumber and a bunch of parsley), and see the change for yourself. You can either sweeten this drink by adding honey or salt it up.

17. Avocado, Banana, Orange, Herbs, And Lemon

Blend one banana, one orange, and the pulp of one avocado. Spice it up with some mint, lemon juice, and honey. Enjoy!

18. Almonds, Dates, Honey, Cinnamon, And Mint

Cinnamon and mint provide a rich flavor to this unique vitamin E blend made of one cup of raw California almonds, three seedless dates, and one teaspoon of honey.

19. Banana, Almonds, Cinnamon, And Salt 

One banana, 15 raw almonds, one glass of water, half a teaspoon of cinnamon, and a pinch of salt are all you need for this drink. Just blend it all smooth, and there you go!

20. Orange, Grapefruit, Banana, Lemon, Green Tea, And Honey

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Take one orange, half a grapefruit, and one banana, and blend them with one cup of green tea as a base. Mix the juice from half a lemon and add honey to taste. You will surely fall in love with this drink because you will feel light after the detoxification of your body.

There are no better detoxifiers than green tea, citrus fruits, and cucumber. There are no better immunity boosters than ginger, mint, and honey. While lettuce and almonds are rich in vitamin E, kiwis and bananas are loaded with minerals. Spinach, carrot, and beetroot are rich supplements of iron, much needed for our hair and nails (1). Cinnamon not only suppresses your hunger pangs but also keeps you away from allergic infections (2). Cinnamon, mint, parsley, etc., help boost your metabolism and keep digestive ailments at bay (3). You will also be able to enjoy your beauty sleep. So, enjoy these drinks and say bye-bye to brittle nails, hair loss, and insomnia. Stay happy, stay healthy!

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Chandrama Deshmukh

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