15 January 2014

A Day in Skin Food: #2

My first 'A Day in Skin Food' seemed to go down quite well with you lot (no pun intended) - so I'm serving up another round. Three healthy foody picks, or drinks, from my week make up this feature, not necessarily all from the same day, but each aid in feeding the skin from the within and I'm going into details here as to why. You are what you eat is true say - diet leads to health, health leads to the impact on our complexions - you get the picture...

Lunch. When a spare avocado is found rolling about the kitchen, there's only one thing to do - whip up a bowl of guac. Chuck in some chopped red onion, tomatoes, coriander and a splash of lemon juice - et voila! To substitute salty tortilla chips, I'll toast a pitta bread (brown is best) for slightly longer than normal to ensure a crispy crunch, cut them into chunky triangles and get scooping. Avocados contain almost 20 vitamins and minerals, provide fiber and are rich in the 'good' fats, but are pretty calorific so I try to go easy on the dip. 

Drink. Call me a beverage bore, but I'm simply just a water or herbal tea gal, and when it's not peppermint I'm sipping, it'll be green. I found it a little bitter on initial gulp, but it's seriously grown on me and now I can't be without a cup to complete my day. Sidenote: this is not my 'breakfast', just an added extra for any time of day. Green tea has plant compounds which are said to be even better antioxidants than vitamin C, studies have shown it can reduce the risk of damage from UV rays, not to mention it's anti-inflammatory propertiesBRB *puts kettle on*.

Dinner. Soup is one of the most reoccurring meals in my weekly eats; super easy, super healthy - the canned stuff is swimming with sugar and salt, so I always conjure up my own, basically whatever leftover vegetables I find hiding in the fridge get thrown in - the above consists of stock, onion, carrot, celery, potato, roasted peppers and tomatoes, with a pinch of powdered cumin and coriander - that's a whole lot of goodness. If I blend up a big ol' batch, I'll get a good couple of lunches/dinners out of it, but best of all I just love how versatile it can be and in my soup, any veg goes...


  1. Don't worry, I'm exactly the same with drinks, it's only water and green tea!

    Hannah | Girl+World

  2. I adore green tea! I have one every morning before school to wake me up :)

    Kate xo | www.beautybabbles.com

  3. Gosh you really do make healthy food sound so appealing to a self proclaimed salad dodger like me! Definitely going to start eating more soup, homemade of course! x

    Frances Loves/a>

  4. Haha, glad I'm not the only boring one Hannah ;-) x

  5. Ah glad you're a green tea convert too Kate :-) x

  6. Haha thanks Frances - the 'self proclaimed salad dodger' part made me chuckle ;-) x

  7. Yummy, I love avocados. The soup looks deeeelicious too. It reminds me of this one hot pumpkin soup my mom ordered at a restaurant - I thought it seemed gross, but it was actually really tasty so I've opened up to blended veggie soups since then.

    xx becky / star-violet.com

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