Hi, my beautiful friends. How are you doing? It's Mimi here today, and today, I'm actually going to share with you a really exciting recipe, and I've been absolutely loving it. This recipe is how to make your own biotin shake. So what is biotin, and why would I make a DIY biotin shake recipe in the first place? Well, biotin actually promotes hair growth and supports metabolism of protein, fats, and carbohydrates. So it's really, really important for the scalp, and for the hair growth, and for just stimulating healthy hair in general.
Over the years, I met so many women and girls that take biotin, but I kind of never really got into it because I personally prefer not to take pills. But recently, I was just like, "Okay, let me research. So what is this biotin? Why is everyone taking it?" I did a lot of research, and I mean, it does help you stimulate hair growth, but there are so many nasty side effects that I was like, "Uh, I don't know if I want to take it," but I'm still curious about biotin, so I did more research because I believe that whenever it comes to most pills and vitamins, we can just take it from natural sources, such as food and drinks.
So I did a research, and I looked into the fruits and vegetables that have the highest levels of biotin, and right now, I'm going to share it with you. I'll start with Swiss chard, which has the highest levels of biotin, and it's actually good for you because it also has a lot of other amazing things like vitamin A. It has a lot of fiber and magnesium. I could talk about it for hours, but right now, we're going to focus on biotin. So this is what we're going to be adding to the shake.
Another ingredient in the shake is going to be banana because it also has high levels of biotin. It also has protein. It has potassium, so it's really, really good for you. We're also going to be adding a slice of avocado, which also has very high levels of biotin. Also has very healthy fats, which are good for hair, so we're going to be adding that. We're also going to be adding... I don't know if you can see, but we're going to be adding some sunflower seeds, which also have some of the highest levels of biotin. They also have a lot of iron, which will help with hair growth as well because iron is really important for hair growth.
One of the last ingredients. If you do have some berries at home, I would definitely suggest adding raspberries. They have very high levels of biotin as well, so I'm going to be adding that today, and the last ingredient in our shake is going to be coconut water. If you don't have coconut water, no problem. You can just add water. I'm trying to make this shake as potent as I possibly can. Almost as good as a pill. Actually, better because our body will better digest natural ingredients that come from nature as opposed to a pill, so let's begin.
So first, I'm going to cut up a few leaves of Swiss chard, and I mean, you can just do it by hand. I'm just being really fancy here and cutting it with a knife. I'm just going to add it here. Then, I'm going to add half banana. We're going to need a quarter of avocado, some sunflower seeds, and raspberries. Then, in the end, I'm going to add half a cup of coconut water. I usually just eyeball everything, but if you want to use measuring cups, go ahead and do that, and we can start blending.
This is what the shake looks like when it's done. I know it doesn't look too appetizing, but it's worth it. Do it for the hair. It tastes actually pretty good. I mean, I don't mind the taste. I can say it tastes like a delicious strawberry-banana smoothie, but if you add a little more banana, if you prefer your shakes to be more sweet, that will work. Personally, I'm okay with just half of banana. I'll drink it for you. So I personally love it.
If you really want to see results, you'll have to drink this once a day for a month to actually see new hair growing out, your hair thickening, looking healthier overall. It's not a magic pill, and even if you do take the biotin pill, it's going to be the same thing. It will take at least a month to see any results. I prefer this so much better because I can feel my hair getting healthier.
That's it for today, my beauties. Give this biotin shake a try, and let me know how you like it. Well, probably in a month, but let me know how you even like the taste or maybe within a week if you see any results or any changes with your hair. I would absolutely love to hear about it. Also, if you have any kind of special recipes that you do or you take, please share with us. Just leave a comment down below. I would love to read about it, and I'm sure everyone else would as well. Thank you so much for tuning in. Love you guys so much, and I'll see you soon.