Three Course Dinner Recipe That Will Make Your Skin Sing

Clear, healthy, flawless skin is not only achieved through what we put on our skin – a lot of it really depends on what you put in your mouth. Certain foods work to repair different problems that the skin can face, and can alleviate acne, excessively oily skin, dry skin, and ageing. I have worked on combining a mixture of these wonder-ingredients to make a three course tasty skin-happy meal, that are easy to prepare, tasty for your belly, and rebalancing for your skin.

Thai Fish Cakes

Gluten Free, Dairy Free

To prevent and defeat: Acne, Dry Skin, Wrinkles

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What you’ll need:

  • 300g Sweet Potato
  • 400g Tinned Tuna
  • 2 Medium Free Range Eggs, Beaten
  • 2 Tbsp Fish Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Cornflour
  • 1 Tbsp Red Curry Paste
  • 75g Spring Onions, Chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Lime Juice
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut Oil
  • Coriander to Garnish
  • Salt & Ground Pepper to Taste
  • Sweet Chilli Dipping Sauce

Method:

  1. Mix together the tuna, beaten eggs, and curry paste until the mixture becomes a smooth paste
  2. To the mixture, add the lime juice, fish sauce, cornflour and spring onions and combine
  3. Get your hands messy and shape the mixture into flat, round patties around 2-3 inches in diameter. You should have six yummy patties.
  4. Heat the coconut oil in a frying pan on medium to high heat, and cook for around 2-3 minutes each side, or until cooked through.
  5. Place the cooked fish cakes on some kitchen towel, and sprinkle some chopped coriander on top to garnish. Enjoy with some sweet chilli dipping sauce, with a bell pepper and rocket side salad. Yum!

The Benefits:

Sweet Potato – Gain a fresh complexion with all foods deep in orange and red, as the beta-carotene (a type of carotenoid that are a group of plant pigments that give veggies their orange colour), has antioxidant powers. Naturally our bodies transform beta-carotene into vitamin A, which stimulates cell production, swapping our old cells for clean, fresh new ones, encouraging a smooth surface.

Tuna – Tuna is packed full of omega 3 fatty acids, which naturally moisturise your skin. Tuna also contains selenium (also found in egg yolks) which preserves the elastin within the skin, helping to prevent wrinkles; and whilst we’re on the subject of wrinkles, tuna helps to prevent skin damage from UV rays too!

Turkey Kofta & Sage Rice

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Gluten Free, Dairy Free

To Prevent and Defeat: Acne, Wrinkles, Sun Damage

What You’ll Need:

Kofta:

  • 500g Free Range Minced Turkey
  • 1 Fresh, Finley Chopped Chilli
  • Handful of Chopped Coriander (50g)
  • Handful of Chopped Parsley (50g)
  • 1 Large, Free Range Egg
  • 1 Tbsp Dried Mint
  • 2 Spring Onions
  • 2 Crushed Garlic Cloves
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • Salt & Freshly Ground Pepper to Taste

Sage Style Rice

  • 450g Cooked Wild Rice
  • 1 Chicken Stock Cube
  • 1 White Onion Finley Diced
  • 2 Tbsp Sage
  • 1 Crushed Garlic Clove
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • Salt & Freshly Ground Pepper to Taste
  • Finely diced cherry Tomatos

Method:

  1. Combine the kofta ingredients together, mixing well and seasoning to taste
  2. Create 14 hand sized kofta balls and refrigerate for thirty minutes to harden
  3. Once the kofta’s are refrigerated, mould into kofta’s on skewers, with two kofta’s per skewer, you should have seven
  4. Cook under a grill or over a charcoal flame, turning regularly on high for around 12-14 minutes, until golden brown, juicy and cooked through
  5. Heat olive oil into a pan, adding chicken stock and chopped onion, and garlic
  6. When the onion is soft, add the sage and rice and mix together, adding seasoning to taste
  7. Serve with tzatziki and chilli sauce, and garnish with coriander and cherry tomatos

The Benefits:

Turkey – The low fat source of protein contains Zinc which is essential in the development of protein within the body, and therefore collagen. Collagen keeps the skin plumped, allowing less wrinkles to develop. The darker part of the turkey actually contains double the amount riboflavin and zinc and white meat, which not only build your collagen levels but help to maintain them too.

Sage – Sage play’s a major role in cell regeneration, as it is enriched with calcium and Vitamin A. The anti-oxidants of sage combat free radicals, which battle fine lines and wrinkles, making it a herb that helps your skin to look radiant, younger, and flawless.

Garlic – Garlic, and especially raw garlic helps to reduce the size and redness of pimples, and also kills bacteria in the body that cause breakouts.

Mint – Mint contains Omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin C and A, which helps to prevent sunburn. It also contains antioxidant which helps healing and revitalises the skin.

Chilli – Chilli contains nutrients, which promotes healthy skin and blood circulation, helping to your skin to glow, and prevent pimples from appearing.

Peppermint Avocado Mousse

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Gluten Free, Dairy Free

To Prevent and Defeat: Unbalanced Skin Types, Acne, Dry Skin, Dull Skin

What You’ll Need:

  • 2 Bananas
  • 1 Large Avocado
  • 2 Tbsp Peanut Butter
  • 3 Tbsp Raw Cacao
  • 7 Mint Leaves
  • 50g Melted Dark Chocolate
  • As Many Strawberries As You Want

Method:

  1. Peel and mash the avocado and bananas with a fork in a bowl
  2. Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth
  3. Refrigerate the mixture for two hours
  4. Serve with strawberries!

The Benefits:

Banana – Banana contains potassium, Vitamin C, and E, and plenty of moisture, which moistens the skin which makes your skin glow! Bananas are also a good source of zinc and lectin, which fights germs causing acne.

Avocado – Avocados contain antioxidant carotenoids such as alpha-carotene, beta carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin, zeaxanthin and lutein. These free radical compounds provide great protection for your skin from the environmental damage that eventually leads to fine lines, wrinkles and other visible signs of ageing.

Mint – Mint helps to rebalance the oils in your skin, and regulates the oils produced within the skin, meaning fewer clogged pores, and less acne!

Dark Chocolate –  Yep, dark chocolate really is good for your skin! It contains bioactive compounds such as flavonols, that protect against sun induced damage, and hydrate the skin.

Through eating these yummy skin-loving ingredients, whilst maintaining a cleansing skin-care routine, your complexion, natural glow, and skin’s surface will see a vast improvement. It’s not only what’s on your face, but in your body that contributes to flawless skin.

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