Wednesday, April 29, 2015

#WCW What's Cookin' Wednesday; A Spring Salad for Youthful Skin

This week's What's Cookin' Wednesday is a delicious take on healthy looking skin! Bon appetite! 

This week’s post is inspired by the fact that I have a birthday coming up. Let’s look at a few foods that help our skin look younger!

Avocado:  One of my favs! It has Vitamin A, D, And E, all rich in antioxidants that prevent those crazy free radicals from damaging your skin.

Spinach: Rich in Vitamin K which helps keep skin springy and firm. Also contains zinc, which helps protect against blemishes and breakouts.

Ruby Red Grapefruit: Contains lycopene, which has been shown to protect against burning from the sun’s UV rays. Also helps fight against wrinkles, sagging and skin discolorations.

Blackberries: Protect against cellular damage and help shield the skin from damaging UVB rays. Also helps to repair existing damage.

Ok, so now that we know that, here’s a great recipe that combines all 4! Delicious on a nice spring or summer day!

2 smaller ruby grapefruits
2 tbs blackberry preserves
¼ cup unrefined avocado oil
8 cups loosely packed baby spinach leaves
½ cup fresh blackberries
1 small avocado-peeled and cubed

-Peel grapefruit with a sharp knife so you can totally remove the white pith. Cut between membranes to release the grapefruit pieces. Do this over a bowl so you can catch all the juice. Once you have all the pieces out, squeeze the membranes over the bowl capture all the juice.

-Whisk the jam in the grapefruit juice until well blended. Slowly drizzle in the avocado oil and whisk until creamy. Season with a dash of salt and pepper.

-In another bowl, combine your spinach, grapefruit pieces, fresh blackberries and avocado cubes. Drizzle with the dressing and toss gently to mix.

-Delicious served as is, or sprinkled with toasted macadamia nuts, or any other nut of your choice!


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