Looking to make your skin its best?
Along with smart habits -- like wearing sunscreen and using great made for SKIN products -- take a close look at what's on your plate.
From fighting free radicals to smoothing fine lines, some types of foods are packed with the good stuff for glowing skin. Healthy oils, vitamin rich fruits and vegetables are a great place to begin, and summertime is the perfect time to start.
No need to obsess about a particular “superfood" or exotic ingredient (although there are tons available). A simple guide is to look at the colour of your food choices, and there are plenty of options in regular grocery stores. What matters most is your overall eating pattern. In a nutshell, most people need to eat more fruits and vegetables, cut down on sugar and salt, and choose whole foods over processed ones.
It's also a fun (yes) and easy way to teach kids how to shop, cook and eat. Get them involved and a change will happen naturally. Also, start with treats - because who doesn't love a little sweetness now and again.
Here's one of our favourites for a healthy summertime treat!
• ⅔ cup water
• ⅔ cup granulated sugar
• 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
• 1 tsp lemon zest
• 1 lb fresh black cherries, pitted (I use frozen cherries that are easily available at most grocery stores)
Chef's note. . .*I've also used blackberries, blueberries, strawberries and raspberries in this recipe so go with what you love.
To make a simple syrup, add the water, sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest to a small saucepan, and place over high heat until it comes to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, and continue to simmer for about five minutes. Remove from heat and let sit for about 10 minutes.
Add the pitted cherries to your food processor, and pulse a couple times for chunky pieces of cherries in your ice pops, or pulse longer to make a puree for smoother ice pops.
Add the processed cherries to the pan of simple syrup, and mix well.
Fill the ice pop mold with the cherry mixture, and place wooden popsicle sticks into each well. Place in freezer for at least four hours, or until completely frozen.
Remove easily by running the bottom of the mold under cold water for a few seconds.
Carefully lift the popsicles out of each well, and serve immediately!
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Have a recipe to share? Email it to us - la @ madeforskin.com and I'll choose one to add to our next email.
Have a great day!