Beauty Food: Skin Glow Salad

With the holiday season coming around, we want to feel- and look- our best.

As the saying goes, ” you are what you eat”. This cannot be more true when it comes to metabolism, digestion, and nutrition.

So here is a simple salad recipe for glowing, clear skin:

The key ingredients in this nourishing salad are rich in vitamins and minerals that help give your skin that radiant glow.

  • 2 baby romaine (cos) lettuces, roughly chopped
  •  1 carrot, diced
  •  1 medium cucumber, diced
  •  ¼ bunch radishes, diced
  •  ½ x 14 fl oz (400g) can garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
  •  ¼ bunch parsley, roughly chopped
  •  ¼ bunch mint, roughly chopped
  •  ¼ red onion, finely diced

For the dressing:

  •  ½ avocado
  •  1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  •  1 lime, juiced
  •  ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  •  1 teaspoon maple syrup
  •  Pinch of unrefined sea salt
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Method:

  1.  For the dressing, mash the avocado using a fork. Add apple cider vinegar, lime juice, cayenne pepper, maple syrup, and a pinch of sea salt, and stir until a smooth consistency is achieved. If you have a blender you may prefer to use that.
  2.  In a large bowl, arrange the lettuce leaves, carrot, cucumber, radishes, garbanzo beans (chickpeas), herbs, and onion.
  3.  Dollop dressing generously on your salad. Mix through before eating. 

Buon appetit!

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