Buddha Bowl with Beauty Benefits

by - Sunday, January 13, 2019

I'm always trying to find way to heal my body from the outside in and I'm obsessed with nutrition that has additional beauty benefits. I even listed some of my favorite wellness and beauty books. You can benefit from all my obsessive hours of deep diving into beauty and nutrition. This particular recipe is an adaption from Bobbi Brown Beauty. I love this recipe because it is completely customizable for your liking or for what you have in the fridge! As well as being delicious, each ingredient has an added bonus of beauty benefits that will help you towards your beauty goals. Hope you enjoy!
Ingredients (Serves 1):
  • 1/2 of a Sweet Potato, roasted
  • Handful of Arugula
  • 1/2 cup of Cherry Tomato
  • 1/2 of a Avocado
  • 1/4 cup of Pumpkin Seeds
  • 1/2 cup of Lentils, cooked
  • 1/3 cup of Red Cabbage, chopped
  • Spoonful of desired Humus (optional)
  • Tahini Dressing (recipe below)
Tahini Dressing:
  • 1/4 cup of Tahini
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Soy sauce, as desired
  • Siracha, as desired
  • 1 tsp ginger

Beauty Benefits:
  • Sweet Potato- Skins best friend! Sweet potato contain vitamin A which help repair and smooth skin. Just 1 cup contains 769 percent of your daily need of vitamin A.  SEVEN HUNDRED SIXTY-NINE PERCENT. Sweet potatoes also contain vitamin C, B, B6. 
  • Arugula- Anti-aging protection! Arugula is another friend for your skin because it contains phytochemicals that lower inflammation, protect cells from DNA damage, and reduce skin redness from the sun.
  • Tomato- This is a natural Sun defender! Tomatoes contain the nutrients Lycopene, beta-carotene, Vitamin E, and Vitamin C which help aid in defending against UV damage. If you cook them or pour a little olive oil, you can help increase the Lycopene absorption. Lycopene is an antioxidant that helps aid in defending against sun damage, it improves heart health, and can also lower risk of certain types of cancer.
  • Avocado- Beauty boost! Avocados burn easily for energy and fire up the natural detox process of the liver, which help skin stay clear. They are a natural fat, so only half an avocado would be sufficient, but honestly who would do that? 
  • Pumpkin Seeds- Say helloooo to great skin! Pumpkin seeds are high in zinc which help fight breakouts- specifically propionibacterium acne. If you suffer from acne consider putting zinc into your diet. They also help collagen production, and who doesn't need more collagen?! "Pumpkin seeds contain nutrients like omega-3s, vitamin A, B, and K and minerals niacin, magnesium, iron, and copper." 
  • Red Cabbage- The more collagen, the better! Red cabbage contains twice the amount of vitamin C than green cabbage, which help builds collagen. It also contains fiber, vitamin K, vitamin B6, and silicon, which helps your hair and nails against breakage. 
  • Lentils- Under appreciated  legume. Lentils support cellular repair because of their blood sugar  stabilizing ability. This is key for healthy, wrinkle-free, clear skin. 
  • Tahini- Calm nerves and clear skin! Tahini contains zinc, which we have learned previously helps aid in getting clear skin. An added bonus is the vitamin B, which helps relieve stress.


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