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Big Breakfast for Glowing Skin | Oil Free

Big Breakfast for Glowing Skin | Oil Free

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Breakfast; it's the most important meal of the day & for a few reasons:

1. I am starving when I wake up

2. I love breakfast food

3. It's so important to fuel your body from the beggining of the day to get your metabolism started.

4. If you are trying to loose weight, skipping breakfast doesn't help you, eating good food 3 times a day however, does!

 

This recipe is packed full of antioxidants, healthy fats, vitmans, minerals, and anti inflammatories that will have your skin glowing from the inside, out. Nourishing your skin starts from what you put in the inside. I think the best way to clear, glowing skin, is eating a wholefood plant based diet, along with drinking plenty of water!

Here are the superfoods you'll to have to thank for glowing skin, included in this recipe;

Tumeric - The antioxidant curcumin found in tumeric has amazing anti inflammatory properties, meaning it is good for acne prone skin.

Kale - Do I even need to explain this one? Kale has got to be one of my favourite superfoods. It's packed full of vitamins K, C, and A which all have anti aging properties. 

Cooked tomatoes - Tomatoes release lycopene when they are cooked, Lycopene increases collagen production in your skin.

Capsicum - Contain large amounts of vitamin C, which in turns helps to form collagen.

Avocado - Full of monounsatured fatty acids, this increbile fruit not only tastes good with EVERYTHING, but it also helps prevent aging and skin damage.

Of course there are plenty more benefits every ingredient in this recipe will give you, but I'll save those for another time!

Serves 2
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15-20

Ingredients:

1 block of firm tofu
2 tomatoes
1 avocado
2-4 leaves of kale (the more the better)
1/2 red capsicum
1/2 red onion
3 cloves of garlic
1 tsp pink himilayan salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
3/4 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp tumeric powder (or use fresh tumeric root if you can source it locally, as it's even better for you!)

Method:

1. Rub the tofu block into pieces till it looks similar to scrambled eggs, then with a clean tea towel, press the tofu down to get as much excess water out of the tofu as possible.

2. Mix together the garlic powder, chilli powder, cumin powder, tumeric powder and salt in a small bowl and add enough water for it to become a paste.

3. Heat a frying pan on medium heat while you prepare your onion and garlic by finely chopping them.

4. Add the garlic and onion to the pan along with1/2 a cup of water. If you find the pan becomes dry add more water until they are fragrant.

5. Add the scrambeled tofu to the pan along with the spice paste and a dash of water if needed. everything in the pan together and it will start turning a yellow colour.

6. Push the tofu mix to one side of the pan and add your two tomatoes (chopped into halves), to the pan, along with the kale.

6. Cook the tomatoes until they soften as this is when the lycopene is released.

7. Add all of the ingredients to your plate along with the avocado. If desired, season with salt and pepper.

8. Fuel your body with all this goodness for your day ahead.

I really hope this recipe inspires you to incorporate more plant based foods into your diet. People often think being vegan means eating a diet of lettuce, and being really malnourished, however there are so many delcious vegan foods and I am thriving off of this lifestyle, feeling the healthiest I ever have.

If you re create this recipe make sure to tag me on instagram @brooklyngreenfield and let me know if you like it, or have any suggestions on other vegan recipes you'd like to see.

Enjoy!

- Brooke xx

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