Inner Beauty - EAT PRETTY

Inner Beauty - EAT PRETTY

How we fuel our bodies is reflective of how we care for them. Foods play a crucial role in your overall health, optimal skin health, and mood.
We should note that we don’t follow any specific “diet” per say. We opt for foods that are rich, nutrient dense, and leave us feeling GOOD.

Peaches & Bee Pollen
1 peach, halved.
Drizzle of honey
2 TBSP Bee Pollen
2 tsp Cinnamon

The Method:
Drizzle honey overtop halved peaches. Top with equal amounts of Bee Pollen & Cinnamon. Grab a fork and enjoy!

The Benefits: This recipe is too easy for how good it is.
Did you know this stone fruit is a skin savior when it comes to inflammation? Its macronutrients also help in diminishing fine lines. In addition to their anti-inflammatory antioxidants, peaches have beta carotene and vitamin C to support healthy skin. 
Bee pollen boasts an impressive nutritional profile.

Season Harvest Bowl
1 cup farro
4 cups water
Olive oil
2 cloves garlic
Chili flakes
1 Bay Leaf

The Bowl
3 Carrots (left whole)
1 Golden Beet (sliced)
3 Broccolini (left whole)
Handful of Olives (use whatever kind you have in your fridge!)
1/2 Cucumber
1/2 Avocado
Olive oil
1 TBSP Pesto
Chili flakes

The Method:
Put a nice glug of oil into a large skillet that has a lid and heat over medium heat. Add smashed garlic and chili flakes and cook slowly to toast garlic so it's beginning to get soft, fragrant, and nicely golden brown, about 3 minutes.
Add farro and cook over medium heat, stirring more or less constantly so grains toast evenly, for 3 to 5 minutes. They will darken slightly and become quite fragrant.
Add water, bay leaf, and salt and bring to a boil. Cover, adjust heat to a nice simmer, and cook until farro is tender but not so much that it has "exploded" and popped fully open--it will be mushy if cooked that long. Depending on your farro, this could take 15 to 30 minutes or even a bit longer.
Drain farro well.

While the farro is cooking, preheat the oven to 400. Add carrots, beet, and broccolini to a sheet pan. Drizzle with avocado oil, and salt & pepper. Bake until lightly browned - about 15-20 min.

In a separate bowl, mix cucumber with olive oil and pesto. Season with paprika, salt, and pepper.
Plate as seen in photo. Add farro to bowl, add in carrots, beets, and broccolini. Add cucumbers. Top with avocado, and olives. Season with paprika, salt, and pepper. This recipe is a wonderful template and can change as the seasons do. Enjoy!

The Benefits:
If it’s food related, you will always hear us mention healthy fats! Our skin is made up of fat and protein. It’s no secret our body needs both of these for optimal (skin) health.
Golden Beet: Beets are a unique source of phytonutrients called betalains. Betalains have powerful antioxidants and inflammatory properties. They’re a wonderful source of vitamins and nutrients.
Olives: Olives are renowned for their good fat content. They contain monounsaturated fat, the same good fat you find in nuts and avocados.
Avocado: Another one of our favorites when it comes to fats.

Firecracker Salmon
1 lb Salmon
2 tbsp Soy Sauce
2 cloves Garlic
1/2 Lemon juice
2 tsp Manuka Honey
Salt & Pepper

The Method:
Add Salmon with all ingredients to marinate for at least 30 min before preparing.
When ready, add the butter as the pan is heating up. Since salmon can vary in size, thickness, and even fat content, it’s best to use an instant read thermometer and cook to an internal temperature of 145˚F. 

The Benefits:
Salmon: Salmon is a wonderful source of omega 3 fatty acids. Salmon is also rich in Vitamin A, which is an immune-boosting nutrient.
Vitamin A is arguably the most important “anti-aging” fat soluble vitamin for your skin.
Your Epidermis (outer layer of skin) and Dermis (beneath the Epidermis), are controlled by your bodies levels of Vitamin A.
When your body has a good amount of Vitamin A, it will noticeably become soft & firm. The genes that make collagen, need Vitamin A. Vitamin A triggers the production of collagen.
The lesson? Throw away your collagen peptides and grab some salmon instead!

We're so excited for you to try these recipes, let us know what you think in the comments! :) 

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