Skin and hair strengthening vegan Beet and Matcha milk
Strong & healthy skin is the result of healthy diet + regular exercise routine + healthy habits + adequate sleep + consistent skincare routine. As we are all gearing up for Summer in Oz, I chose few specific ingredients for this recipe which acts as a defence against UV damage to skin.
Here is a very light and refreshing vegan milk recipe that offers powerful support for a healthy skin and hair. I would like to briefly talk about the ingredients I have used to make this vegan milk.
* Soaked Macadamia nuts :
Macadamia nuts are a rich source of Monounsaturated fats (good fats our body needs) & is high in Palmitoleic acid, which is a building block lipid of the skin. As an antioxidant, it also protects cell lipids from UV damage. When young our skin has adequate amount of Palmitoleic acid but as we age, the level decreases. 100 grams of macadamia nuts has 330 mg of potassium and 95 mg of magnesium. A good magnesium level in our body reduces stress & anxiety level and relaxes muscles.
* Soaked blanched peanuts:
Peanuts are from legume family and is a good source of vitamin B7 or biotin. Biotin offers powerful support for hair and nails and is essential for healthy metabolism.
* Beet powder:
Beet powder offers natural sweetness to this drink & is a good source of vitamin K. Vitamin K strengthens blood vessels to reduce dark circles and helps in preventing varicose veins. Beta - carotene in beets protects our skin against UV damage.
* Premium Matcha powder:
High grade matcha powder offers smoothess and creaminess to this milk. Matcha is naturally high in Catechins & Chlorophyll. Catechins fights free radical damage and blocks wrinkle formation. Chlorophyll oxygenates blood and increases good bacteria in the gut.
* Honey or Xylitol :
To sweeten the drink (optional).
1. Rinse 1 cup of macadamia and 1/3 cup of peanuts under running water.
2. Soak them in filtered water for 4 hours.
3. In a good processor add the soaked ingredients with 2 cups of filtered water and blitz them until smooth and light.
4. Add 2 tsp each of beet powder & matcha. Mix well.