and my skin.
Last summer I published a post called People always ask me… It was about the foods that I feel have made the biggest difference in the health and appearance of my skin.
It ended up being the most popular post ever on happy, healthy and hot.
You can read the post, or if you just want to cut to the chase those foods are:
fatty fish, healthy fats, leafy greens, lemons, carrots, berries and collagen.
These are all foods that I try to consume as frequently as possible. Some days are better than others.
But I started thinking about fitting them all into one meal. So I made this salad, which included five of those foods. A few raspberries for dessert, and some collagen peptides stirred into my tea, and I was good to go!
Here’s what I put in the salad:
For the fatty fish, I just opened a can of Alaskan sockeye salmon. Doesn’t get easier than that! Salmon is high in omega 3’s, and the same pigments that give it that gorgeous color are also great for your skin. Fatty fish like salmon and sardines make your skin glow.
To add even more healthy fat, I diced up a bit of avocado, and also drizzled the salad with the Extra Virgin Avocado Oil from Primal Kitchen Foods. Because there is no such thing as too much avocado! (At least not in my book.) The fat in avocados helps your body absorb the water soluble vitamins from your produce. It also tastes great and helps you maintain steady energy levels.
For the leafy greens, I used pre-washed organic spring mix. There are so many great options when it comes to greens these days. I like to rotate… spring mix, arugula and baby kale are my go-to’s. Leafy greens have a wide variety of vitamins and minerals…try to get them in every day!
Lemons are a great source of vitamin C and other antioxidants. I love starting my day with lemon water, but there’s nothing wrong with sneaking it in again later. Vitamin C helps your body to produce more collagen for firmer skin. I just squeezed half of a fresh lemon over the salad. No need to make dressing… the lemon and avocado oil were delicious.
Carrots are another awesome skin food. Eating a raw, unpeeled carrot every day may help to balance your hormones. I know it has worked for me! Read Cheap and easy to find out more. Also, studies have shown that the carotenes found in carrots give your skin a healthy color.
Berries are loaded with antioxidants for skin health, and are higher in fiber and lower in sugar than most fruits. Since I didn’t feel like throwing berries into the salad, I ate a few raspberries along with it.
I’ve pretty much shouted from the rooftops how much collagen has done for my skin…it is visibly firmer at the age of 50 than it was ten years ago. So even though I had some in the am with my coffee, I threw a scoop of collagen peptides into the tea I had with my lunch.
So there you have it…a meal that tastes great and will make you look great!
If you want specific directions, here’s how I made the salad:
happy, healthy and hot skin-loving salmon salad
large handful organic washed spring mix
small can Alaskan sockeye salmon, drained
one half large organic carrot, diced
one quarter red bell pepper, diced (wasn’t on my skin food list, but another great source of vitamin C)
one quarter avocado, diced
half of a lemon
drizzle of Primal Kitchen Extra Virgin Avocado Oil (about one tablespoon)
Spread the spring mix out on a plate. Sprinkle with diced veggies (carrot, bell pepper and avocado) and top with drained salmon. Squeeze the lemon juice on top and drizzle with avocado oil. Sprinkle with salt. Enjoy!
So can this meal help you feel happy, healthy and hot? Damn straight it can! This is pretty much what happy, healthy and hot is all about.
You will be happy eating a meal that is so tasty and colorful. It is totally loaded with healthy ingredients that support your skin, and may also help you lose weight and increase your energy. So you’ll be energetic with glowing skin and a fit body…very hot!
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