When it comes to skin superfood you’ve probably heard a few times that there is clear research that shows acne and cow’s milk aren’t really friends
Here is a link to an article written by Dr. Mark Hyman that goes into quite some depth explaining the relationship between dairy (+ sugar!) and the impact they have on the acne condition.
But wait!!!!! Here’s the good news….
Who says us acne-prone folk have to throw in the towel and forgo delicious milky treats!
I’ve created a non-dairy milk recipe for you that is not only creamy and delicious …it’s great for skin…. specifically acne-prone skin!
- 1/2 cups walnuts
- 2 Brazil nuts
- 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
- 3 cups filtered water
- Rinse off nuts in a strainer under cool running water.
Add all ingredients to a high speed blender (I adore my Vitamix) and blend for 2-3 minutes.
Pour the blended mixture through a nut bag or a couple of layers of cheese cloth (use the leftover nut meal in baking).
Store in the fridge for up to 4 days (if it separates just shake it up!)
THOUGHT BEHIND THE SKIN SUPERFOOD RECIPE
Walnuts are high in Omega-3 fatty acids which reduce inflammation in your body. Increasing essential fatty acid intake in your diet has been shown to improve acne.
Brazil nuts are very high in selenium and studies have shown that a lack of selenium can contribute to inflammatory conditions like acne.
Pumpkin seeds contain zinc which helps fight inflammation and also plays a vital role in skin repair and renewal.
I am a person who believes in the healing power of food but I am NOT a nutritionist. This is NOT medical advice.
As with everything else nuts and seeds should be enjoyed in moderation and obviously avoid if you have or suspect you have a nut and/or seed sensitivity or allergy.
If you try the recipe be sure to reach out and let us know what you think and please tag us on social media if you make any skin lovin’ culinary creations in the kitchen!
So much changed on my skin journey when I started asking myself how I was NOURISHING my skin.
What we eat and absorb has the power to heal us.
Focus on what you CAN have instead of fixating on what you need to eliminate.
Often balance is all that is called for and I personally don’t believe in completely demonizing foods.
There is real freedom from the negativity that comes from deprivation when you think of outside-the-box ways to have meals you love and help heal your skin at the same time!
Always with Alofa (because you can’t heal skin you hate),