Can a superfood really fix your hair thinning problems? If you want to nourish your problem strands, then a smoothie with benefits will support your efforts. Nutritional physiologist Rick Hay has three that will help. Down one every morning!

Green avocado blast

A fabulous smoothie packed with iron and vitamin B12 to support hair that's falling out due to iron deficiency.

  • 200ml milk (almond, rice or regular for a hit of B12)
  • Half an avocado – for protein and essential fatty acids
  • A handful of spinach – packed with iron and magnesium to help keep the nervous system steady and ease the hair loss worry!
  • A handful of mixed nuts or seeds – essential fatty acids and protein for good hair growth.
  • A few pieces of nectarine, pear or melon – rich in vitamin C to help boost collagen production and hair condition.
  • A tablespoon of Greek yoghurt - to help with vitamin B12 levels.
  • 1 dropper full of liquid vitamin B12 for a real boost!Try: Solgar Liquid Vitamin B12 (£13.99 for 59ml)

Banana nut blast

Biotin can help growth of hair and nails. This smoothie has biotin-rich foods and some extra nutrients in the mix! Blitz together…

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  • 200ml almond milk
  • A handful or almonds or 1-2 teaspoons of nut butter – rich in fibre, protein, biotin and vitamin E, which aregood for a healthy scalp and hair!
  • Handful of kale or spinach
  • 1 or 2 teaspoons of Greek yoghurt – a good source of biotin and calcium.
  • 1 small banana - with biotin, potassium and tryptophan to help with stress.
  • 2 dates - rich in iron to help promote circulation to the scalp.
  • 15 drops of liquid Biotin and Vitamin D3.Try Life-flo Biotin Drops (£15.50 for 60ml).

Berry Green Blast

This smashing little smoothie could help tweak your thyroid thanks to iodine rich foods and greens.

  • 200ml coconut water or coconut milk
  • 1 cup of fresh or frozen strawberries - rich in iodine, vitamin C and antioxidants.
  • 1 handful of cranberries (dried are ok) – another good iodine source.
  • Handful of mixed salad greens - to increase vitamin A and iron levels.
  • 2 prunes - again high in iodine and they provide natural sweetness and energy.
  • Half a teaspoon of sea green powder to boost iodine!Try Synergy Organic Supergreens (£19.96 for 200g)


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