by Carina Sohaili of Vibrant Healthy Life
Beauty starts from the inside out. Below are two of my favorite snack recipes that will keep you full, satisfied, and give your skin that fresh glow.
My Get-Gorgeous Baked Cinnamon Grapefruit: Sprinkle half of a medium grapefruit with cinnamon and stevia (an all-natural sweetener that does not spike your blood sugar levels). Bake for five minutes at 375 F until the top is a golden brown. If you are on the run, you can enjoy this divine delight without baking it. Grapefruit is a great source of vitamin C and vitamin A, two vitamins that have been proven to contribute to clear skin, a more even complexion, and a reduction in those pesky dark circles under your eyes (no more raccoon eyes). Moreover, grapefruit contains an enzyme that aids in burning fat. It is the perfect afternoon pick-me-up when you are losing focus and hanger (hunger anger) starts to kick in. For more focus foods, check out my old piece here.
My Apple Almond Butter Sandwich: Spread a half tablespoon of almond butter on two thick apple slices, but add cinnamon and nutmeg to the almond butter before spreading. A sweet, crunchy, delicious delight. Apples are one of my favorite healthy carbohydrates and are packed with fiber, keeping you full and satisfied for a longer amount of time. Not to mention the combination of different vitamins in apples is great for banishing blemishes. Pairing an apple with almond butter will keep your blood sugar levels stable, which will reduce your cravings for junk food. Cinnamon and nutmeg are two of my favorite slimming spices because they are both natural metabolism boosters and increase your post-meal satisfaction levels. Check out my old piece for more slimming spices here.
Start spring with simple steps to change and nourish yourself from the inside out.