Fall is the best, not only because of chunky scarves and layers, but because it is officially soup season. It’s the time of year to come home at night and enjoy a warming, healthy dish that requires minimal heavy-lifting. Anything that simmers on it’s own for 30 minutes and allows for some wind-down time is a win in my book.
Sweet potatoes are a major source of beta-carotene (vitamin A), vitamin C and manganese – all of which are amazing for skin, hair and bone health. This recipe could not be easier and although it’s vegan, it has major flavor. Here’s how it’s done and to watch a video on this recipe head right this way:
You will need:
1 lb sweet potato
2 large shallots
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp fresh thyme, minced
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp kosher salt
2 cups chicken stock
Greek yogurt (optional)
Have you gotten the strobing memo yet? Apparently it’s how Kim Kardashian, Beyonce, Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, et al get that perfect glow. So what is strobing? It’s a light-reflecting method in which a shimmery powder or cream, slightly lighter than your skin color, is applied to strategic areas around the face. So how exactly do you do that? I wasn’t totally sure either until I came across THIS tutorial which I found very helpful. Click on over, learn, try and glow!
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Sam, one of the girls I work with, is obsessed with making all sorts of potions that nourish from the inside out. Now that’s it’s getting cooler she has moved off of smoothies and onto warm drinks and one that she swears by is a night time beauty elixir or as she calls it, “night-cap lattes.”
After a little convincing and research, I tried her favorite elixir and it’s not only surprisingly delicious but the unique blend of ingredients helps you have a great night sleep, improves skin, hair and nail health.
So what’s in this bad boy that makes you glow? Ho shou wu which is a Chinese herb that balances hormones and enhances youthfulness, Pearl which is a potent source of amino acids, essential trace minerals and antioxidants and coconut butter which is a great source of healthy fats. If you haven’t heard of these ingredients (don’t worry I hadn’t either) I encourage you to branch out and give them a go! Here’s how to make it and of course, a LEAFtv video to accompany the recipe:
Night Cap Beauty Elixir
1 tsp ho shou wu
1 tsp pearl
1 tsp raw honey
2 tsp coconut butter