06 Aug It’s An Inside Job
You cannot eat crap and have clear skin.
Today’s topic is truly dear to my heart.
It took me 15 years to figure out why I constantly have breakouts no matter how much I ‘eat clean’.
So, I did something unconventional.
Did an elimination test by taking turns to remove different food group from my diet.
And holy moly, guess what?!
*Big light bulbs went off*
It turns out that dairy and wheat seemed to trigger breakouts for me.
Finally, I found my diagnosis.
Most of us find health and skin care not only stressful, but confusing because we’re always trying to mould ourselves into some sort of a food trend.
Low carb, Paleo, Vegan, Gluten-free…
Have you ever felt that way?
Rather than removing ‘fun’ food (can you see why feeling deprived is not sustainable because you then start thinking what’s the point of living), why don’t we add more food that nourishes us FIRST, then decide later on if you still want to eat them?
Recently I visited a raw café and absolutely fell in love with Key Lime Pie dessert.
Only thing is it’s pretty pricey, $15 per slice.
So, after a casual chat with the staff, finding out the magic ingredients (all skin-loving!) they used, I made a mental note to re-create this on a budget!
Best of all no-bake (convenient co’z I don’t own an oven), no dairy, no flour, no artificial stuff.
All you need is a blender and a freezer.
Feed your skin right because essentially, it’s an inside job!
- 1 cup of almonds
- 6 Medjool Dates, pitted
- 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
- Key Lime Avocado Filling
- 3 ripe avocados, pitted
- 3 limes, juiced
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp maple syrup or honey
- Put crust ingredients into the blender and begin to pulse a few times until crumbly. Press the mixture into a 3 inch glass dish.
- Place key lime avocado filling ingredients into the blender and blend till smooth and creamy. Add in lime juice and maple syrup to taste. Spoon mixture into the glass dish.
- Cover and place finished pie in the freezer to set for at least 4 hours or overnight.
- To serve, let pie sit at table counter for 10 minutes before cutting into squares!