Balance Combination Skin with this Chickpea Kale Salad.

I wanted to share one of my favourite recipes for improving combination skin from the inside – out. Because what you put in – and on – your body are equally important.

Did you know kale is on par with broccoli when it comes to antioxidant rich constituents? In fact, it has more than 45 different flavonoid antioxidants, as well as the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin, which protect your skin against free radical damage and inflammation.

Serves 2-3

Ingredients

Salad

8 cups baby kale (or combination kale and spinach)

240 grams cooked chickpeas

1 ripe avocado, diced

2 cups roasted pumpkin, sliced

2 teaspoons

 

Dressing

2 tbsp lemon juice

1 clove garlic, crushed

1 tsp Celtic or Himalayan Sea Salt

Pinch cracked pepper

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil or flaxseed oil

 

Instructions

Rinse kale and tear leaves, discarding the stems. Massage kale with two teaspoons of salt until the leaves soften (about three minutes). In a medium- bowl, whisk lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper and olive oil until creamy emulsion forms. Pour the dressing over the kale and massage to cover. Add chickpeas and avocado. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

 Enjoy!

 

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Anna Mitsios

Adv. Dip. Naturopathy. Adv. Dip. Nutrition. B.Com (Honours)

Anna’s career began in the corporate sector, where she specialised in corporate finance and private banking for over ten years working in Sydney and New York for a large Australian bank. Anna’s career change was sparked by her own health journey, following a diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes at 18 years of age. Her diagnosis triggered her intense study of botanicals and nutrition to manage auto-immune condition and assist others in attaining optimal health. Anna has been involved in the pursuit of herbal medicine and nutrition for over 15 years, with a focus on fertility, women’s and chidlren’s health. Anna’s naturopathy career has included working as a naturopath within a reputable natural fertility clinic in Sydney, within a pharmacy and health food store and running her own naturopathy practice. Anna is committed to creating products founded on naturopathic philosophies, using wildcrafted and exotic ingredients and encouraging her clients and people who use her skincare to nourish their skin, from the inside-out.

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