Looking for a snack alternative can be difficult, especially on those ‘’lazy’’ days where most of us tend to be unprepared and we often find ourselves just grabbing processed and packaged foods. But before you do, think about the outcome, I don’t know about you, but I always try to think about how glorious my skin will feel in a week’s time when I cut my intake of sugar and refined foods. I know that sometimes it can be difficult finding a snack that is more satisfying than a celery stick or something that comes with less guilt than a bag of potato chips. However I can happily say your search is over, so look no further and put down those chips and munch of my top 3 healthy snacks for blooming complexion made in less than 5 minutes.
Colorful Fruit Kebabs
I love this combination , it’s one of my favourite snacks to have because it’s a quick and easy way to get a hit of Vitamin C and a fun way to get just about anyone to eat fruits. So let’s get started, simply cut all your favourite fruits into bite sizes pieces and add them onto skewers or chopsticks (try to have more than 4 colors on each of the skewers ; red , yellow, green , orange , blue and purple ). You can also substitute fruits for veggies or mix both of them together, whatever floats your boat. Wasn’t that easy? The great part is, once the Vitamin C is in your body, it reacts as an anti-oxidant, which contributes to healthy skin and helps prevent and reduce various skin disorders. Let’s move on to the next one!
Almond Butter Banana Cakes
This is my interpretation of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Trust me when I say this taste pretty damn good. Both almond butter and bananas are high in Vitamin C which is great for protecting the skin from cell damage and helps maintain for a glowing and clear skin! Also did you know bananas contain high amounts of Vitamin B6, which helps you stay hydrated and prevents premature aging! So here’s what you will need, for one serving; simply smear 1 -2 tablespoons of almond butter onto a rice cake (you could use cashew or peanut butter) and half a sliced banana or your favourite fruit on top. Sometimes I like to drizzle honey, cacao or sprinkle cinnamon for extra health benefits.
Egg & Avocado with Fresh Tomato
This is for my savoury lovers out there and a personal favourite of mine, because it’s packed with tons of essential nutrients such as protein, potassium, Vitamins C, K and B6. All of these nutrients help repair tissues and are beneficial to healthy skin and hair. Simply slice some fresh avocado and place them onto your toast (I prefer spelt bread or wholegrain for some extra goodness). Next, slice one boiled egg and half a tomato and place them on top of the toast (I like to grill my tomato because I like the char flavour to it). Lastly, season with salt and pepper and you’ve got a mere site of a creamy and tasty snack. Tip: If you find the seasoning a tad dull for your liking, then try it with a fresh lemon zest and red pepper flakes on top.
Farah has been using SkinB5 for two years now. She is an advocate for natural and organic beauty products, healthy living and a self-proclaimed whole foods enthusiast. Her passion for health and beauty stems from her personal experiences dealing with problematic skin and now she wants to help others learn her secrets to flawless skin from the inside, out.