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Beauty from the Inside out: Breakfast for beauty

In the interest of promoting beauty from the inside diet cannot be ignored. I decided to start with Breakfast beacuse, well, I just love breakfast. I would happily eat breakfast foods at every meal time. I found this recipe last year in Carol Vorderman’s detox book. It’s great for those trying to loose some weight before Summer or for those of you after a morning detox. I love it  because it’s nutritionally balanced and provides lots of beauty benefits.

The ingredients in this breakfast really fill you up but they also promote healthy looking skin. Oats are rich in soluble fibre which improves digestion and encourages clear skin (it also lowers cholesterol). Oats contain magnesium and zinc, necessary for skin healing and immunity. They provide slow release energy leaving you fuller for longer. When I have porridge for breakfast I eat less rubbish during the day. The almonds and the seeds provide essential fatty acids. These balance hormones and will help alleviate any hormonal breakouts.

Banana porridge with honey:(makes 4 servings)

  • 175g Rolled Porridge Oats
  • 250ml of Soya, rice, sesame or almond milk – Cows milk is a no no for a detox breakfast
  • 250ml Water
  • 1-2 tablespoons Linseed (flaxseed oil)
  • 4 tablespoons raisins
  • 2 tablespoons ground almonds
  • 1 tablespoon toasted pumpkin seeds
  • 2 bananas peeled and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon of honey

Cook the oats and linseeds in the water and your choice of milk (above).Add in the rest of the ingredients after cooking.

Yum yum, I’m off to grab make some breaky. Enjoy yours!

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