Up for a challenge? Why not dedicate one whole day to your skin and follow naturopath Pam Stone’s recipes to having you looking and feeling your best.
Step #1 Rise and shine
Start the day with two glasses of warm water with a squeeze of lemon juice in each to kick start the metabolism and hydrate the skin.
Step #2 Breakfast
Make yourself this fruity rice porridge – it’s full of vitamin C and fibre and a good way to use up leftover rice.
- 1 apple or pear 1 teaspoon grated orange or lemon rind 1 cinnamon stick or ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon 1 cup of apple juice 2 cups of cooked brown rice 1/4 cup coarsely chopped raw nuts
- Peel fruit and add to saucepan with 2-3 tablespoons of water and cook until soft. Add rice, lemon rind and apple juice and simmer for 5 minutes.
Step #3 Morning tea
This yoghurt and berry recipe is great for a healthy snack that’s easy to make and antioxidant-rich, with the added benefits of the omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids from linseeds.
- 225 g yoghurt 1 cup of mixed berries 2 tablespoons of LSA mix (linseed, sunflower, & almond) 2 tablespoons of lecithin Drizzle of Manuka honey
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and serve
Step #4 Lunch time!
This apple and tuna salad recipe combines tuna, rich in essential fatty acids, with the fibre of apples, and mineral-rich celery for a unique skin-friendly salad.
- 1 red apple, chopped 80 g tuna in brine, drained 2 stalks of celery, sliced 1 little head of lettuce, torn 1 large handful of bean sprouts 1 tablespoon low fat mayonnaise 70 g natural live yoghurt Black pepper
Drain tuna and mix with other salad ingredients, blend the mayonnaise and yoghurt and mix into salad.
Step # 5 Little afternoon snack
Munch on a handful of Brazil nuts, rich in selenium, or a corn cake with smoked salmon, avocado and cracked black pepper for essential fatty acids.
Step # 6 Get physical
30-mins exercise of your choice followed by 10-min meditation
Step #7 Dinner
Salmon with greens. This recipe contains lutein as well as folic acid, vitamin C and other antioxidant nutrients, plus it’s an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids.
- 2 Atlantic salmon fillets Greens such as snow peas, spinach leaves, asparagus Steamed rice Lime wedges
Marinade consisting of:
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil – a good source of vitamin E Finely grated rind of lime Dressing 1 tablespoon maple syrup 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- Combine marinade ingredients; rub into fish and leave (covered) in fridge for two hours or overnight Cook both sides of salmon on hot element until done to your liking (less than 6 minutes total) Blanch the greens (drop into boiling water, bring back to boil, then remove and drain) Serve fish on bed of rice with greens, lime wedges and a little dressing dribbled over the fish