Beauty Boosting Recipes: 5 Elixirs to Incorporate in the Diet

By      24-Nov 2021       Reading Time: 5 Mins

Beauty Boosting Recipes: 5 Elixirs to Incorporate in the Diet

Everyone wants glowing and smooth skin free from any signs of aging and pigmentation. You can achieve all these by simply incorporating certain foods in your diet rich in skin-boosting properties. Eating your way to beautiful skin and a healthy body is really simple. As long as you include antioxidant-rich green leafy greens, good fats, and protein in your diet, you will be getting the nutrients to give strength and structure to your skin to help it glow, and the fuel your body needs for youthful skin.

Here are the top five beauty-boosting recipes using nourishing skin foods:

  • Skin tonic smoothie: Here’s a delicious smoothie that promotes healthy, dewy, and glowing skin. All you require is a few ingredients namely cucumber, peeled lemon, mango peeled and diced, and cilantro. Put all ingredients through a juicer and blend well. Cucumber is hydrating and contains a mineral called silica, which is important for the production of collagen and for maintaining healthy connective tissue. The mango not only adds delicious flavour; it contains beta carotene, an antioxidant that helps protect the skin from sun damage.
  • Kale spinach salad: kale and spinach help to increase alkalinity and detoxification in your body that can promote healing and glowing skin. They are also rich in vitamins A, C, and K and folic acid, as well as calcium, potassium, copper, and iron which help to promote healthy skin. Beans are a great source of protein making them the perfect food for vegetarians or anyone wanting to eat a healthy plant-based diet and added skin benefits. Add toasted nuts to give an extra crunchy taste and health benefits.
  • Fresh vegetable frittata: Make your skin happy with this fresh frittata that’s loaded with ingredients your skin will love. Take a saucepan and add broccoli, garlic, bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, sauté until soft. Pour this mixture into a baking tray and add potatoes as well. Pour egg mixture over vegetable mixture. Bake in a preheated oven for about 30-45 minutes, or until the centre is set. Serve hot or cold. Bell peppers are rich in vitamin C which is a crucial nutrient for collagen production and also protects skin from free radical damage.
  • Strawberry smoothie: This skin-saving & anti-ageing smoothie takes 1 minute to prepare. It contains a blend of berries, salad greens, protein, and essential healthy fats to nourish and maintain healthy skin and make it glow. Homemade almond milk is high in vitamin E, an antioxidant that can help fight off free radicals for healthy skin as well as a healthy immune system. Combine berries, almond milk, avocado, lettuce, flaxseed, and everyday Greens into a high-speed blender. Blend for 20 seconds until smooth and creamy. Pour into a glass and enjoy.
  • Baked cauliflower sprouts mix: This easy and tasty recipe loaded with iron, protein, and calcium will help to prevent skin damage and maintain the rigidity of your skin. Ingredients required are cauliflower, mashed sprouts, spices to taste, and olive oil for the dressing. Combine all the ingredients, add your favourite herbs and spices and drizzle over some freshly squeezed lemon juice and it’s ready!

Over to you:

You don’t have to deprive yourself while eating your favourite healthy foods. All you need to do is get creative in the kitchen! These recipes not only allow you to indulge in some of the comforting treats but also get your daily serving of collagen into your diet! Try these skin-boosting recipes and do let us know how you like them.

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