A Wellness Writer's 'Skin Glowing' Day On A Plate

In the business of beauty, there are multiple (incredible) topical products that help us reach our glowy skin goals. But, even the makeup mavens among us must admit, true beauty quite literally comes from within. Eating a diet rich in nutrients can never be replaced by (only enhanced by) makeup or skincare, and no one lives by the superfood rule more than wellness author Melissa Ambrosini. From a gut-loving pre-breakfast tonic, to a skin glowing veggie packed meal plan and a seriously delicious winter warming coffee alternative, we were eager to share exactly what makes it on to her daily plate. Get ready to do some serious screen grabbing for your next supermarket run... 


Pre Breakfast:

“A big glass of room temperature, clean, filtered water with lemon or apple cider vinegar to kick-start digestion.”

 

Breakfast:

“Like all my food, my first meal is always changing as I eat seasonally, but at the moment I am enjoying my fatty latte [recipe below] from my ebook The Glow Kitchen. The fatty latte is full of good quality saturated fats that are great for brain cognition and keeps you fuller for longer which is why I don’t need a mid-morning snack.”

 

Lunch: 

“I usually have a massive plate of veggies with some organic protein like chicken and good quality saturated fats like grass fed butter or olive oil. I also have a spoonful of fermented veggies to help feed my good gut bacteria.”

 

Afternoon Tea:

“I might have a cup of bone broth, some Kultured Wellness coconut kefir or an Orchard Street green juice. Whatever my body feels like and sometimes that’s nothing. I always make sure I tune into my body and listen to whether it actually wants something to eat or drink.”

 

Dinner:

“It’s very similar to lunch - loads of veggies, salad, protein and fermented veg. My favourite dinner is organic slow cooked lamb. Yum! You can get this recipe from The Glow Kitchen.”

 

Fatty Latte Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbs raw grass fed butter or ghee
  • 1 tbs coconut oil or MCT oil
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 drops of liquid stevia or ¼ tsp green stevia powder
  • ½ to 3/4 cup hot filtered water (or a brew of tea such as Yerba Mate)
  • 2 tbs Great Lakes Gelatin (red package)
  • Pinch nutmeg
  • Pinch vanilla bean powder
  • 1 tsp matcha green tea powder
  • 1 tsp passion flower powder (optional)

Method:

Place all ingredients into blender and mix on high until creamy.

Pour into a mug or glass and garnish with cinnamon.