Superfood Salad for your Skin!
I think this may be THE best seasonal superfood salad. It’s so good I haven’t stopped eating it or raving about it. I’m big on creating meals on the spot, using a million ingredients and hoping they all come together, not measuring anything out. I like my meals to be whimsical, but this salad there’s a purpose. It literally FEEDS your skin and has properties to make you glow.
There’s a million different tastes, and textures. It’s made with some of the most nutritious fall superfoods. Eating seasonally is one of the best ways to keep our body in tune with nature as well, so there you go! Plus it’s pretty, and if you are what you eat, don’t you think you should be eating pretty?
What you need:
– 1/2 apple
– 1/3 avocado
– 1 tbsp. hummus
– mixed greens of choice (I love arugula for this)
– chopped red peppers, cucumber
– sprinkle of pumpkin or sunflower seeds
– a few Mary’s gone or crumbled gluten-free crackers on top
– squeeze of lemon juice
PROTEIN: Personally I would have this with 1/2 C chick peas or a serving of organic salmon. Salmon will be the best for glowing skin. You could use a serving of free-range chicken or tuna or 2 chopped hard boiled eggs. it’s super versatile.
Basically you throw all the ingredients together, adding in the pomegranate seeds, apple slices and mashing the avocado, lemon juice and hummus as dressing OR adding some pesto is also delicious, and sliced beets make a gorgeous addition too.
As you can see I’ve been non-stop eating and renovating this salad.
POMEGRANATES: A cup of pomegranate seeds has more antioxidants than red wine, green tea, blueberries, and cranberries. It lowers blood pressure and cholesterol, boosts immunity, prevents cancer, and is full of antioxidants that keep us glowing and beautiful.
ARUGULA: A pungent green, which serves the need for a bitter taste the North American diet often lacks. Eating a bitter food is known to decrease appetite after meal-time, aiding in weight-loss and reduction of cravings. It also protects against prostate, breast, cervical, colon, ovarian cancers, and is full of vitamin A & C, which we know are anti-aging super vitamins.
AVOCADO: Being a plant-based fat they are easily digested by our body. Tons of vitamins including vitamin E which keeps our skin gorgeous and moisturised, especially important in the dry winter months.
SALMON: Add some serious plumpness to your skin with Salmon. The Omega 3 Fatty acids help to make the skin retain a youthful glow and help to reduce inflammation in the body. Salmon is also great for preventing dry, flakey skin.
Let me know if you try it!! I’m thinking of including a weekly recipe I’m obsessed with with beautifying properties. Thoughts?
What are your favourite ways to eat fall superfoods?