Why do these ingredients help promote healthy skin?
Quinoa is rich in vitamin B. This helps enhance and brighten your skin. Its high levels of riboflavin gives your skin elasticity and suppleness.
Sauerkraut not only keeps your gut health, it keeps your skin healthy too. Research shows that having healthy bacteria in your digestive tract can help heal inflamed skin.
Avocado has a really high concentration of carotenoids and chlorophylls which can help speed up skin cell renewal and may help improve chronic skin conditions like eczema.
Ingredients for the Sauerkraut
- 1 x white cabbage (about 1½kg, finely shredded).
- 6tbsp x Himalayan sea salt.
- 1tbsp x juniper berries.
Make the Sauerkraut
- Combine the cabbage and salt in a large bowl and massage with your hands for 10 mins.
- The cabbage will begin to slowly release liquid.
- Add the juniper berries and transfer to a large sterilised jar or container.
- Cover loosely with cling film and place a plate on top to ensure that the cabbage is immersed in the liquid.
- Leave in a cool dark place (about 18-20C) for at least 5 days to allow the cabbage to begin to ferment. It takes around 2 weeks for the flavour to fully develop.
- Once it's to your liking, transfer to a smaller sterilised jar and keep in the fridge for up to 6 months.
Ingredients for the Quinoa Bowl
- 200g x wholegrain quinoa, cooked.
- 1 x large spoonful beetroot hummus.
- 1 x large spoonful sauerkraut.
- 50g x smoked salmon or 50g/1½oz tinned chickpeas.
- Large handful of spinach.
- 1 x avocado, sliced.
- 8 x radishes, finely sliced.
- 2tbsp x olive oil.
- 1tbsp x nigella seeds.
- Small handful fresh dill, roughly chopped.
- Small handful fresh mint leaves, roughly chopped.
Make the Quinoa Bowl
- Place the quinoa in the bottom of a large bowl with a spoonful of sauerkraut (shop-bought or homemade) and hummus in the centre.
- Arrange the salmon, or chickpeas and vegetables around this.
- Scatter over the nigella seeds and fresh herbs then drizzle over with olive oil.