FOOOOOD. Ah yes, one of my favorite subjects. Food is the main reason my skin cleared up and I stopped having crazy gut issues. Using healthy whole foods for fuel is seriously underrated. It wasn’t until I started experimenting with different recipes at the start of the stay at home order that I found other wellness bloggers who make damn good healthy food! Spending so much time at home, I realized how much I’m starting to love gettin’ down in the kitchen when it comes to making food that I know will benefit my body and my mental health. Here are 3 skin foods I’m currently loving and incorporating into my daily diet.
This one is basic, but I had to add it to the list for good reason. They’re delicious and can be used in many different ways. Guac, avocado toast on sourdough bread or rice cakes, makes smoothies creamy and nutritious, & a drool-worthy topping for stuffed sweet potatoes (see recipe here).
What’s in them? They’re jam packed with vitamins and minerals such as E, K, C, B, and Omega-3s. All powerful for the skin & for gut health. Some may shy away since it is full of fats, but it’s all healthy fats that will only do your body good. I tend to go for HASS avocados because they have a rich taste and are creamier. This also gives my smoothies a dreamy texture, it’s so satisfying. If you use a HASS avo in your smoothie, don’t forget to tag me because I really want to see you reaction. It’s that good.
Another healthy fat, you might be seeing a pattern. Throw them in a baggy and take em’ with you everywhere, like this. Crush them up and use them as a topping for your bowls/smoothies/ice cream/ANYTHING. Pistachios are one of the easiest, healthiest snacks that you can incorporate into your daily life. A handful a day keeps the glow up.
What’s in them? Protein rich, fibers (need those good bowel movements), vitamin, mineral, and antioxidant-rich. Full of magnesium and potassium (if you don’t know, I LOVE magnesium – see why here). I like to get them unsalted & not roasted. It’s just my preference but I do like to treat myself to the lemon flavored pistachios here n’ there. I find the roasted ones make me a little too thirsty and I don’t love that feeling. I’ll have them sometime after lunch, before dinner when I want a small snack to keep me going. Because of the vitamins, it gives me energy to keep going when I’m feelin’ the crash.
Must add as a snack because truly they are fun to throw up and see if you can catch it in your mouth (I’ve been practicing and not to brag but I’m becoming a pro). Another really easy snack to throw in a tiny glass container and take anywhere with you. Add them on top of your coconut yogurt (see easy recipe here), smoothie bowls, or take it as a side of fruit for your breakfast.
What’s in them? Blueberries are high in antioxidants which is not only amazing for your body, but will give the skin a healthy glow just like the above foods. They contain a high amount of polyphenols. Foods that are high in polyphenols are great for heart health, gut health, and skin health. Anti-aging and immune boosting to say the least. I learned this from The Longevity Paradox – one of my favorite books when it comes to anti-aging and nutrition. I’ve read many books and I love how easy the author of this book dumbs things down for an audience that doesn’t understand simple terms that are important to know, like polyphenols.
You’ll be seeing a lot more foodie content on my page! I’m starting to realize how beneficial it is to share my knowledge on how using foods as fuel and as a way to maintain skin/gut health. Don’t worry though, my weakness is unhealthy food. I’m going to do my best to make unhealthy, healthy foods because I love my sugars and tacos too, but I value my health WAY more. I’m trying to find ways to get creative. I got you.
To see what recipes I have my eye on, check this board out.
If you make anything from here, tag me!
let’s get this glow up, & keep pullingraviity