Healthy Food for Healthy Skin: The Recipe Roundup

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If there’s something we love more than skin care (believe us, there are very few things that top the list), it’s food. And while we’re willing to admit that yes, you should eat to live, mindful eating allows you to live to eat. We can be happy and healthy and have beautiful skin! Here’s what’s on our anti-aging, skin-brightening menu this week: 

BREAKFAST

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Green Monster Smoothie (via Naturally Ella)

Another smoothie to add to our breakfast blend-and-go repertoire. The perfect wake-me-up that gets you all the greens you need and the energy you crave, thanks to banana and spinach.

LUNCH

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Raw Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Lemon & Oil (via Skinny Taste)

Another super simple meal to whip up, meaning lunch prep the night before (or even the morning of!) is easy-peasy, lemon-squeeze-y. Literally.

Brussels sprouts are one of the most underrated of greens – they are high in antioxidants and vitamins like Vitamin C and folic acid (a B vitamin).  Just shred and toss with olive oil (more antioxidants!) and lemon juice (for pH balance).

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Roasted Butternut Squash, Quinoa, and Arugula (via Naturally Ella)

The ultimate meal come winter that’s every bit healthy as it is hearty. The arugula superfood base provides antioxidants and vitamins, while the baked butternut squash and quinoa mix turns this entire dish into a bowl of warm comfort food.

DINNER

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Glowing Green “Pasta” Primavera (via Oh She Glows)

Let’s get to the technical stuff right off the bat: it’s vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, refined sugar-free, and soy-free. What we love, though, is just how many vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other good-for-you things there are in one plate. Just pure veggie goodness that makes you rethink primavera as you once knew it.

Carrot pasta? We’ll take another serving, please.

Author: Kimberly Yang

I hold these truths to be self-evident, that skin care is paramount, green tea is everything, and the Internet rules all (typical Gen-Y philosophy; if it wasn't 'grammed, it never happened). Also pertinent: writer, content creator, national sales director at Mario Badescu. For more about me, visit my Google+ page.

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