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    “You are what you eat”

    I am always looking for beautiful gut enhancing recipes to incorporate into my lifestyle. This Collagen Beauty Bowl is a perfect example of something that will not only taste divine but is a deliciously healthy recipe to have under your wing.

    The relationship between your mind, skin and gut is inextricably linked by what we eat and drink on a daily basis. Incorporating collagen boosting foods (like I have below) is a great way to combat ageing. For more on collagen check out my top tips here.

    My Collagen Beauty Bowl

    Why this beauty bowl is beautiful inside and out:

    Magnesium

    Why? Magnesium helps to cleanse and detox our bodies and skin (so if you are facing that extra special breakout – opt for foods rich in magnesium!) Increasing your magnesium intake, have more chances in treating allergic reactions or skin conditions such as eczema.

    Eat more: Bananas, leafy greens, cacao, avocados, pumpkin seeds.

    PreBiotics

    Why? An increase in prebiotics makes for a happy gut, that help fuel the growth of good gut bacteria.

    Eat more: Berries, bananas, seeds, broccoli.

    ProBiotics

    Why? If you and your family aren’t already, get yourself savvy with what probiotics are. Probiotics are an essential element that keeps your gut microbiota in check, alleviating oxidative stress on your body and in turn your skin. When you have a healthy gut environment, your body flourishes, making for that healthy and happy skin to shine.

    Eat more: Probiotic supplements (I take a tablet every morning, along with a sprinkle of Natures Way probiotic powder in my shakes), Fermented food like kefir, yoghurt, kombucha, kimchi.

    Antioxidants

    Why? A very important part of slowing down the ageing process, along with helping combat harmful free radicals that cause inflammation and the breakdown of collagen

    Eat more: Look for bright colourful vegetables and fruit, green tea, seeds (chia, flaxseeds).

    Ellagic Acid

    Why? Helps reduce an enzyme made by free radicals that creates a breakdown of collagen.

    Eat more: : Blackberries, raspberries, pecans, cranberries, pomegranate, strawberries.

    Beauty Enhancing Bowl

    Ingredients


    • Smoothie

    • ½ cup frozen blueberries

    • ½ cup frozen blackberries

    • ½ cup frozen raspberries

    • 12 Frozen coconut water cubes

    • 1 teaspoon flaxseed oil

    • ¼ cup filtered water

    • 1 tablespoon Natures Way Beauty smoothie

    • 1 heaped tablespoon Natures way Probiotic

    • 1 tablespoon Natures Way Acai powder

    • Small handful of baby spinach

    • Topping

    • Banana

    • Blueberries

    • Raspberries

    • Rose Petals

    • Dragonfruit

    • 1 teaspoon chia seeds

    Instructions


    • This one is so easy, you’ll love it!

    • Chuck all ingredients (excluding the toppings) into a blender. I love my Kenwood.

    • Blitz until your desired consistency!

    • Top with your favourite topping ingredients (or use mine as an example!)

    http://krumbled.com/collagen-beauty-bowl/

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    Tip: You can pop this beauty bowl into a take away drinking jar and have for a quick breakfast.

    This recipe will be naturally high in sugar, so this isn’t an everyday recipe, more of a once a week kind of thing!

    To get your kids or your inner child gleaming when eating, use cookie cutters to make shapes to make your meal that little bit more special.

    Kx
    Disclaimer: Keira is the Natures Way Superfoods Ambassador, while she is compensated for her posts and recipes, all views and opinions are her own and she regularly uses any product that she writes about.

    Goodness Gracious Granola!

    To store this delicious granola, keep in a sealed container, away from sunlight. Doing this will make it last roughly 4 weeks.

    Healthy Granola

    Ingredients


    • 2 cups gluten free oats or quinoa flakes

    • 1/3 cup rice malt syrup

    • coconut flakes/peeled coconut flesh

    • 1/2 orange (juice and zest)

    • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

    • pinch nutmeg

    • 1/4 cup vanilla extract

    • splash of water

    • SEEDS & NUTS

    • *Try and use activated nuts

    • handful pepitas

    • handful pecans

    • handful macadamias

    • handful almonds

    • 1 tablespoon chia seeds

    • 1 tablespoon flaxseeds

    • Optional: choice of dried fruit (goji, apricots, cranberries etc)

    • 1/2 orange (juice and zest)

    Instructions


    • Pre heat oven to 170 degrees celsius.

    • In one bowl, mix the cinnamon, nutmeg and oats together.

    • Place a saucepan on a low heat, and heat until warm the rice malt syrup, vanilla extract and the orange juice. Take off the stove, let it cool slightly, fold in the orange zest.

    • Pour over the oat mixture. Then fold in all remaining ingredients except the dried fruit (if using)

    • On a lined baking tray (foil works best) evenly spread the mixture (you want this to be one even layer, so it cooks evenly and the rice malt mixture makes the oats stick together and cluster)

    • Cook for 20 minutes, check to see if slightly golden, then break up the clusters to cook the under side.

    • Turn down to 150 degrees and cook for a further 15-20 minutes or until golden and crispy.

    • Will keep in a airtight container for up to 3 weeks!

    http://krumbled.com/healthy-granola/

    Kx