Super Skin Bok Choy Smoothie Recipe

Green Smoothie with Bok ChoyHere’s a quick recipe for better skin using bok choy and other healthy foods in a smoothie.

It taste great and contains some exceptional nutrition for your skin.

If you could make up this bok choy smoothie once or twice a week I’d be very surprised if you didn’t see a significant improvement in your skin’s appearance in a few weeks.

Feel free to vary it according to your own tastes but I would recommend trying the complete smoothie recipe at least once.

Here’s the ingredients and instructions for how to make this recipe for healthier skin.

Smoothie Ingredients 

  • 1 organic bok choy, soaked in hot water and vinegar and roughly chopped. Bok choy is rich in the skin nutrients vitamins C and K, folate, potassium and selenium and particularly antioxidants carotenoids that protect your skin cells from free radical damage.
  • 1 organic cucumber, chopped (if not organic, peel it to remove waxes and pesticides). Cucumber is an excellent source of skin improving silica and has a cooling effect that can reduce skin redness.
  • 2 kiwifruit (cutting them in half and scooping out the beautiful green pulp with a teaspoon is much faster than trying to peel them). Kiwi is rich in vitamin C for collagen production and skin protection.
  • Half a large or 1 small avocado. Avocados have healthy monounsaturated fats and vitamin E for better skin and a wealth of other important nutrients.
  • 1 organic apple. Apples are rich in a variety of protective antioxidants, potassium and copper and have good levels of fiber for digestive health.
  • 3 to 4 branches of organic parsley (or regular parsley soaked in hot water and vinegar), well chopped. Parsley is a particularly cleansing green superfood for your liver and kidneys. When these organs are working effectively there are less toxins for your skin to have to eliminate. It also contains high levels of vitamin K, vitamin C, beta carotene, minerals like copper and zinc and volatile oils with antibacterial and antifungal properties that can help with acne and skin blemishes.
  • 1 heaped tablespoon of ground flaxseed (preferably organic) or a teaspoon of flaxseed oil. Flax is one of the richest sources of omega-3 alpha linolenic acid that promotes beautiful skin and can be used to treat many skin diseases like eczema and psoriasis.
  • 2 heaped tablespoons of desiccated coconut or 2 teaspoons of organic coconut oil. Coconut, and particularly its oil, are rich in lauric acid which has strong antifungal and antimicrobial properties. Taking it regularly is believed to keep your skin feeling soft and looking youthful. Extra virgin coconut oil is also very effective as a topical treatment for improving your skin.
  • A cup of real unflavored bio-live yogurt. True yogurt (not the sugary flavored kinds you most often see in supermarkets) is full of probiotics for healthy intestinal flora, which can also have a big bearing on your skin’s appearance.
  • Half a cup of coconut water, almond milk, or organic milk if you tolerate it and a couple of ice cubes.
  • Optional: A scoop of nutrient rich green powder, like Organifi Green Juice, will significantly increase the skin benefits of this smoothie.11 Superfoods

How to Make a Bok Choy Green Smoothie

How well you need to chop up your ingredients will depend on the quality of your blender. I use this one almost every day and it is probably the most important piece of equipment in my kitchen.

  1. To start, wash the bok choy, apple, cucumber and parsley well.
  2. This green smoothie will be easier to blend if you start with the bok choy and parsley pushed down to the blender base.
  3. Follow these with the ground flaxseed and desiccated coconut if you’re using them, or the oils and then the cucumber, avocado and apple on top.
  4. Next pour the yogurt and milk over these and blend until it’s all smooth.
  5. Drink immediately for the best taste and most nutritional value.

I hope you enjoy this bok choy smoothie recipe as much as I do and I’d really appreciate hearing what you think in the comments below if you make it up yourself.

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I’m enjoying your website & picking up a lot of good info here! Can conventionally grown watermelon, cantaloupe or papaya be safely juiced whole, skin and all, after washing? Are pesticides absorbed into the rind/skin or these so that at least some will remain there even after washing?

Jim Dillan

Hi Scott,

I’d scrub them with apple cider vinegar first but the skins do contain many nutrients and would be worth juicing. Watermelon skin is particularly healthy.

Hope this helps.


Reading the title of this article I thought this concoction would be a little far fetched for my taste. However reading through the article I think i’ll definitely try it! Super healthy


I’m enjoying your website & picking up a lot of good info here! Can conventionally grown watermelon, cantaloupe or papaya be safely juiced whole, skin and all, after washing? Are pesticides absorbed into the rind/skin or these so that at least some will remain there even after washing?

Jim Dillan

Hi there,

Both watermelon and papaya can be washed with hot water and apple cider vinegar on the skin to minimize any sprays or used organic where possible. Cantaloupe is probably better used from the inside though you could dig into the rind.

Hope this helps

Bobbi :)

Good morning !!! :)
Having the BEST DAY “ever” since discovering your website !!
VERY informative …interesting AND inspiring!!
May I ask “why” in the recipe for the glowing smoothie you recommended “soaking” the BOK Choy and parsley in warm/ hot water and apple cider vinegar ..? Or is it just simply to ” clean/rinse ” it??
Also … As I have been reading thru articles and recipes …I had you pictured as a FEMALE … Lol!! … So when I saw the ” responses” in the REVIEWS I had to chuckle at how our MINDS can be stereotyped into catorgizing Beauty and Nutrition with women !! LOL
Thank you for fabulous informative SITE … have a great day !! :)
P.S. I will let you know if I see a difference in my skin in 2-21/2 weeks after purchasing PUMPKIN SEEDS and making this smoothie !! ;)


Can I use chia seeds instead of flaxseeds?


Jim Dillan

Hi Bobbi and thanks for the positive comments.

The reason for soaking leafy greens like bok choy is hot water and ACV is that it has been shown to greatly reduce pesticide residue.

I hope the smoothie recipe works well for you.

All the best,


Jim Dillan

Hi there,

Chia seeds would be an excellent replacement.

All the best,


Wren Tidwell

I wondered where in the process you suggest putting in the avocado? You didn’t mention it.

Jim Dillan

Well spotted Wren thank you. Have fixed that now. Avocado should be added last with the apple to push down the greens.

All the best.

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