It’s certainly the weather for it this weekend – so drawing to the end of winter we thought you might like to see this great winter soup recipe again,
it will keep you warm – and give your skin a gorgeous healthy glow.
Soup For Your Skin
So the saying goes that ‘Beauty Is Only Skin Deep’, but the importance of our skin is a lot deeper. We often only think of our skin as an outer layer,
but the skin is our largest organ and has many important functions. For example, the skin plays a key role in protecting the body against pathogens
and excessive water loss, it’s other functions are insulation, temperature regulation, sensation, and the production of vitamin D folates. For these
reasons it is essential to keep our skin healthy.
Healthy Skin Soup
If you don’t have a slow cooker then just use a large pot on the stove top.
If you can get your veggies from the local farmers market or organic market even better!
4 Medium Tomatoes
1 Cup Broccoli
1 Cup Chick Peas
1 Cup Sweet Potato
1 Cup carrots 1 Cup Lentils
1 Cup Pumpkin
1/2 Cup Quinoa 1 Cup Zucchini
3 Cups Water
1 Teaspoon Cumin
1. Soak your fresh chick peas (or you can used tinned ones) and lentils overnight in water
2. Roughly chop up all the vegetables, and combine with water, cumin, chick peas, lentils and quinoa in your slow cooker or on the stove top.
3. Cook on low in the slow cooker for 6 hours, or 3 hours on high. If using a pot on the stove top simmer for 2 hours.
The Finished Product….
Skin Benefits of These Ingredients
lycopene: the red pigment which not only gives them their bright red colour, but also stimulates skin circulation.
skin-care products like retinol and retinoic acid are actually derived from Vitamin A. Plus beta-carotene combats the free radicals which result skin
tissues and is integral to cell reparation
large amounts of folate – a B vitamin that skin cells need in order to repair damage from sun and toxins.
keeping them from damaging the cells that fast-forward ageing, it is also filled with vitamins C, E, and A, as well as powerful enzymes that help to
cleanse the skin.
and protects against the sun’s harsh rays.
and keeps your skin healthy and supple, while vitamin E protects your skin cell membranes and guards against UV radiation damage.