Nourish your skin from within

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Beauty begins within! Healthy vibrant skin is a reflection of how we nourish ourselves. A diet rich in antioxidants, essential fatty acids, minerals and zinc enhances the skin’s natural beauty and helps heal skin problems like acne and dermatitis. At Alpha-H we are all about delicious skin loving foods, which make us glow.

Put your best face forward with these luscious recipes and be sure to check out our Pinterest for more foodspo!





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RAINBOW SPRING ROLLS WITH GINGER PEANUT SAUCE

30-minute, nutrient-packed rainbow spring rolls

It all starts with a rainbow of fruits and veggies for a full spectrum of colors and health benefits, such as:

Mint – antioxidants + calms stomach
Cilantro – vitamin C, A + antioxidants
Bell Pepper – vitamin C, carotenoids + fiber
Mango – vitamin C, A, fiber + antioxidants
Carrot – beta carotene + vitamin A
Beets – fiber + antioxidants

So much goodness in one wrap. And we haven’t even gotten to the dipping sauce yet! These make a delicious light lunch or dinner and leftovers save well for the next day.

View the full recipe at
minimalistbaker.com






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QUINOA, PUMPKIN & MISO SALAD


This nutrient-dense vegetarian salad is great for boosting the skin's luminosity. Chickpeas are a great source of minerals including manganese and copper that help boost collagen production and skin radiance. It is best to soak and cook them, but canned is ok too.

The pro-vitamin A found in pumpkin helps prevent cell damage and premature ageing, while spinach is an excellent source of nutrients including lutein, that helps keep your skin glowing and eyes lovely and sparkling. Pumpkin seeds are high in zinc, which is helpful for oily, acne prone skin. Cabbage is a favourite beauty food, rich in collagen boosting and stabilising vitamin C and proline.

View the full recipe at thebeautychef.com







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SALMON AND CHICKPEA SALAD

This salmon salad is a skincare nutrtition powerhouse! Full of omega-3 fatty acids for glowing, youthful skin.
Omega-3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fatty acids that can be found in good amounts in salmon.

Benefits can include:
– protecting the skin from sun exposure.
– providing anti-inflammatory properties.
– acting as an antioxidant to combat free radicals.
– inhibiting the production of androgens–hormones that can result in oily skin.

"I love this salad for its brightness, the briny pop from both olives and capers and the way in lingers in the fridge until the next day. Because this is the sort of season that I need food to linger in the sort of satisfying way when the work of one meal carries on to the next and then the next.

As with most of my recipes feel free to tweak this one to suit your tastes. Another green, in place of the arugula would be fine here too. I just happen to have a garden bursting with the peppery green."

View the full recipe at notwithoutsalt.com







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ONE HOUR VEGAN SHEPHERD'S PIE

There is something very wintry, very comforting about Shepherd’s Pie. 

Lentils are a plant-based powerhouse. Not only are they affordable and easy to cook, they’re also high in essential nutrients like fiber, iron and protein (9 grams per 1/2 cup serving). They also absorb flavors well and can be added in place of ground beef in just about any recipe. 

Just 9 ingredients required and about 1 hour from start to finish. This is a must-try to comfort those winter-carb cravings in a healthy way!

View the full recipe at minimalistbaker.com







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SWISS ALMOND DAIRY-FREE 'ICE CREAM'


Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan, Paleo. The perfect guilt-free treat!

“Swiss Almond Ice Cream is so simple but so satisfying. The contrast of sweet and salty, smooth and crunchy is what makes it so appealing.”

Original recipe by Kelly V. Brozyna from her blog The Spunky Coconut.
Kelly shares recipes made without dairy, eggs, gluten or refined sugar. 

View the full recipe at gourmandeinthekitchen.com



 






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PEANUT BUTTER AND CHOCOLATE BLONDIES
- VEGAN AND GLUTEN FREE

Definitely still a treat as these little goodies still pack a reasonably high calorie punch at 389 calories per 157g serve but offer a better nutritional option to your regular sugar-laden desserts. Perfect served slighly warm for the cooler months!

"These peanut butter and chocolate blondies have become one of my favorite desserts. If you like peanut butter and chocolate you will love these."

View the full recipe at eatgood4life.com




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Posted: 1/07/2015 10:45:56 AM by Alpha-H Skincare | with 0 comments
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