HEALTHY AND YUMMY RECIPES TIME !
During the last Tone event at Alaena Cosmétique, our favorite Holistic Cook prepared a snack for radiance, a buffet that is anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and skin-regenerative, full of vitamins and minerals. We're giving you these skin-friendly recipes.
A snack without refined sugars
Without lactose and gluten-free
Rich in anti-inflammatory foods
Because gut health equals skin health
Turmeric and Honey-Poached Pears on a Bed of Coconut Yogurt.
Peel the pears with a peeler, leaving the stem.
In a saucepan, add a large amount of water.
Add 2 teaspoons of turmeric and 6 tablespoons of honey.
Add 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon.
Heat the water over high heat until it simmers, then reduce to very low heat.
Dip the pears in.
Let them cook over low heat for 1 hour and 30 minutes to 2 hours.
Cover with a lid or cut a circle of parchment paper the diameter of the saucepan and make a small hole in the middle, then place it over the water for oxidation-free cooking.
Let the pears cool.
Mix the lactose-free coconut yogurt with lemon zest.
Add honey to serve (optional).
BENEFITS OF PEARS AND TURMERIC.
Hydration: Pears, being rich in water, contribute to hydration.
Vitamins C and K, and antioxidants: They provide vitamins C and K along with antioxidants that protect the skin from free radical damage and help prevent premature aging.
Fiber: The fiber content promotes better digestion, positively impacting skin clarity by aiding in the elimination of toxins from the body.
Turmeric - Also gets boosted when pepper is added
Anti-inflammatory (via the active compound curcumin): Soothes inflamed or irritated skin (acne,…)
Antioxidant: Curcumin is also a potent antioxidant, meaning it can help protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals, thus maintaining a healthy and youthful complexion.
Healing: Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties and cell regeneration capabilities.
Spiral almond butter toast (nuts).
Complete almond butter:
- Toast the almonds in the oven, in quantity (they will reduce).
- Add a bit of sugar and a pinch of salt.
- Blend without adding fats.
White almond butter (may be replaced with tahini)
Same recipe, but with shelled almonds.
Choose a gluten-free bread: buckwheat, corn, chickpea, or rice flour... Spelt flour contains less gluten but still contains some. Gluten can be inflammatory too, for the skin.
Improved Nut Chocolate
Grate a Tonka bean.
Cashews, Almonds to be roasted in the oven for a few minutes under the grill, ensuring they do not burn.
Take organic dark chocolate to melt in a double boiler (bowl over simmering water), continuously stirring, add the grated Tonka bean.
As soon as it is melted, spread it on parchment paper on a tray with a thickness of 5mm using a large spoon or spatula.
Enhance with cooled nuts, almonds, and fleur de sel.
Set aside for a few minutes in the freezer to set well, then keep it in the fridge.
The Benefits of Nuts
Hydration and Anti-inflammatory through essential fatty acids (omega-3 and omega-6).
Strengthen the skin barrier, reducing water loss and preserving skin suppleness.
Rich in vitamin E and selenium, which help combat damage caused by free radicals. These antioxidants can contribute to reducing signs of premature skin aging, such as wrinkles and fine lines.
Collagen and Elasticity
The fatty acids and proteins present in nuts can promote collagen production, a crucial protein for maintaining skin firmness and elasticity.
Nuts are rich in vitamins, minerals, and essential amino acids that promote cell regeneration and help repair skin damage.
The nutrients in nuts can promote a bright and healthy complexion by improving blood circulation and assisting in the elimination of toxins from the skin.
A source of vitamin C, an antioxidant that can help reduce signs of aging. The polyphenols present in apples can contribute to protecting the skin from environmental damage.
Pears are rich in water, which can help maintain skin hydration. They also provide vitamins and antioxidants that support skin health.
Grapes are a source of resveratrol, an antioxidant that can help protect the skin against UV damage, reduce inflammation, and promote healthy skin