A Naturopath's Day on a Plate for Plump & Healthy Skin

As a naturopath and founder of a holistic beauty brand, people are always asking me what to eat for healthy skin.

I love filling my day with beauty boosting additions which you will notice below.

From beauty boosting protein, to skin and gut loving fibre, probiotic rich kefir and sauerkraut to hormone balance seeds and cleansing greens these foods really do help you radiate from the inside.

If you aren’t a fan of all of these foods, just picking up one or two of the add-ons eg Flaxseed meal, Avocado, kefir or sauerkraut will make a huge difference to your gut and skin health.

Upon waking – Aloe Vera juice with Beauty Dew and/or warm water with lemon juice

Aloe vera is soothing and hydrating, helping nourish skin from the inside out. Beauty Dew provides 3 x your RDI of Vitamin C, antioxidants and silica (which acts like the glue to bind collagen).

Lemon juice in water kick starts digestive juices and liver enzymes and neutralises the body’s PH for clear and balanced skin. 

Recipe:

  • 50 – 100 ml Aloe (I like Aloe Vera Australia)
  • 1 Tablespoon Beauty Dew

 

Breakfast – Beauty Boosting Overnight Oats

This breakfast is jam packed with fibre, antioxidants and gut restoring botanicals to keep your gut health and happy, which means healthy and nourished skin. The addition of Complexion Protein boosts the antioxidant intake whilst providing a generous dose of Hyaluronic Acid for inside skin hydration! Keeping our gut in check is so important when it comes to our beauty so I try to incorporate gut restoring ingredients in meals, this breakfast contains glutamine (Gut+Skin Renew) and healthy probiotics (from kefir) along with fibre (including hormone balancing phytoestrogens from flaxseed meal) which are ideal for a balanced gut microbiome Did we mention this was delicious? 

 

 

Recipe

  • ½ cup organic quick oats ( I use Macro Organic)
  • 1 cup plant-based milk
  • 1 Tablespoon Edible Beauty Complexion Protein+
  • 1 scoop Edible Beauty Gut+Skin Renew powder
  • Handful mixed berries (organic is best, I use frozen and thawed)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoons flaxseed meal
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Goji berries
  • 1 Tablespoon Coconut Kefir (I like the Amphor brand)

 

Simply mix all ingredients (except Goji berries and kefir) in a bowl. Refrigerate overnight. Sprinkle with goji berries and add a dollop of kefir.


Lunch - Green Goddess Plate

This salad is where I get all my greens! It contains an abundance of chlorophyll to alkalise and boost skin hydration internally. It is also abundant in fibre, healthy fats and phytoestrogens which again will help keep your gut and hormones in check – the key to beautiful skin.

 

Recipe

  • 1 cups Salad greens (rocket, kale or mixed greens)
  • ½ cup Sprouts
  • ½ cup Puy lentils ( soak and boil for 30 minutes)
  • ¼ Avocado
  • 1 tablespoon Sauerkraut (make your own or Peace Love Veggies)
  • 3 stems Steamed Broccolini
  • Seeds (Pumpkin, Sunflower)
  • 1 T Olive Oil and Lemon Juice

Place all veggies/leaves on plate. Sprinkle seeds and sprinkle with pesto and a squeeze of lemon juice.

 

Afternoon Pick Me Up - Cookie Dough Beauty Protein Slice


 

Recipe  

Topping

  • 100 g Dark Chocolate
  • 1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil

Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Spread on a tray. Drizzle with melted chocolate (you can add a touch of coconut oil to spread thinner). This blend of protein and healthy fats is the perfect afternoon beauty pick me up.

 

Dinner - Wild mushroom and fennel Soup (with flaxseed cracker or Sweet Potato Bread)

I love to keep it light in the evening with soup! This mushroom soup contains beauty boosting shitake mushrooms! Rich in polysaccharides, they are the ultimate skin hydrators (internally). The addition of fennel (surprisingly) boosts the vitamin C content of this soup and also helps digestion.

The benefit of eating lightly in the evening is that your digestive system can work more effectively at clearing toxins purifying skin internally for the perfect complexion the next morning.

Recipe

  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 Clove Garlic, chopped
  • 1 Brown Onion, chopped
  • 1 Fennel Bulb, chopped
  • 500 grams Mushrooms (mix of any wild mushrooms or shitake, brown and button)
  • 1 Stock Cube (vegetarian)
  • 800 ml Hot Water
  • 1 Tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar
  • Handful sage (optional)
  • Sprinkle of dulse or wakame flakes

Cook garlic and brown onion in olive oil for 5 minutes until soft and fragrant, stirring occasionally. Add fennel and sautee for another 10 minutes. Add mushrooms and cook on low heat for 10 minutes. Add water/stock cube and 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar along with salt and pepper. Simmer for further 10 minutes until mushrooms are really soft.  Blend using immersion blender or food processor.

 

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