With the March holidays and some of us still working for home, what better way is there to start the day with our family with a wholesome and healthy breakfast that is also good for our skins? It may be tempting to order food home out of convenience, but a diet rich is whole foods and low in refined food and added sugar is essential for maintaining a radiant and youthful complexion.
Appetiser: Fruit Platter
A combination of fruits with varying colours is a great way to start the day. Fruits contains a variety of antioxidants and enzymes which help helps combat free radicals in the body and aid digestion. Fruits are also rich in vitamins which are essential for collagen synthesis. A platter of oranges, papaya, berries, and watermelon paired with a serving of yoghurt gives your body a booster of vitamins, antioxidants, probiotics, and fiber, all of which are essential for combating ageing.
Main dish: Kale & Shrimp Omelette
If you are not a big fan of having kale salad, an easy and delicious way to sneak this super green into your diet is by adding them to an omelet! We love having an omelette with kale, tomato, onions, and shrimps for our breakfast. Apart from providing us with a healthy serving of protein to keep us full, kale is an excellent source of vitamins and tomatoes contains vitamin A which is essential for skin health. Onions are rich in antioxidants and shrimps or prawns contain omega-3, known to flight inflammation and benefit the skin. I personally prefer Spinach to Kale, just because it is softer and easier to purchase.
Dessert: Overnight Oat
Desserts can be healthy! A small cup of overnight oats loaded with fruits and nuts and topped with chia seeds gives your body another antioxidant boost. Rich in antioxidants and healthy oils, this simple recipe also combats inflammation and fights free radicals.
Drink: Green Tea
Containing polyphenols and six different types of catechins, with epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) and epicatechin gallate (ECG), Green Tea is a miracle drink for your skin (and body). Green tea has been well studied and has been proven to be rich in antioxidants which combats free radicals and may contribute to reduced signs of ageing in the long term. Apart from that, Green tea is believed to help combat acne. Why not add in a squeeze of lemon for some extra vitamins?