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Food For Clear Skin: Our Bone Broth Soup Recipe


Food for clear skin
Image Courtesy of The Wooden Skillet

As we gear up for another busy week, it's so important to make the time to practice your self care rituals. From skincare to exercising, meal prepping to cleaning your space, these moments of self care build habits to become your true self and reach your full potential. It's time for a Sunday reset!


Food For Clear Skin


There's so much that goes in to clear skin. At Starlight, our Glow Masters are advocates of a wholistic approach to caring for your skin, which includes nutrition. The skin is the body's largest organ, so naturally it makes sense that the food you consume can benefit your skin, if you're eating the right things. Eating food that are rich in antioxidants - such as blueberries, cranberries, spinach, açaí, oranges, broccoli, or truly any fruit or dark green leafy vegetable-are foods that are best for clear skin.


What Foods Should I Avoid for Clear Skin?


Each of us are prone to our own set of food sensitivities, whether we are aware of them or not. While one person may notice their skin reacts negatively to strawberries (unlikely, but not impossible,) this is not standard across the board. In general, we notice most of our clients have some sensitivities to dairy, junk food, which contain processed sugars and other ingredients, and alcohol.


Starlight Tip✨: To keep your skin looking and feeling its best, limit the amount of dairy, junk food, and alcohol you consume to special occasions. Keep a skin diary to track your nutrition intake and make notes of any reactions you may have so that you can observe any correlations to the foods you eat and how your skin health.


The Starlight team loves this White Beans and Greens soup regardless of the season. Not only is it nutrient-dense and gluten-free, it's ready in 30 minutes. Made with polyphenol-rich olive oil, this soup is packed with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that are so good for your skin. Layer on Starlight Skin Clearing Clay Mask and make this skin-healthy soup for the week ahead.


Starlight Tip✨: Double the recipe and freeze half for easy grab-and-go meals when you're in a pinch.



Food for clear skin
Image courtesy of Giadzy

White Beans and Greens Soup Recipe

 

15 min prep time

20 min cook time

4 servings

 

GROCERY LIST

 

1/4 cup olive oil (divided)

1 Spanish onion (chopped)

2 celery stocks (chopped)

2 carrots (peeled and chopped)

2 garlic cloves (smashed & peeled)

1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)

2 1/2 cups chickpeas (canned or cooked)

4 cups of chicken bone broth

5 cups baby spinach (chopped)

Juice of 1 lemon

Rind of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (optional for flavour, we recommend that you omit this if your skin is acne-prone or your skin is reactive to dairy)

Freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (optional garnish, we recommend that you omit this if your skin is acne-prone or your skin is reactive to dairy)

 

INSTRUCTIONS

 

Heat a medium dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil to the pan along with the onion, celery, carrot, and garlic. Season with the salt and cook, stirring often, for about 4 minutes or until fragrant and soft. Add the red pepper flakes, if using, and chickpeas, and stir to combine.

 

Add the bone broth and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese rind, if using, bring to a simmer, and cook for 10 minutes. Add the baby spinach and stir to wilt. Serve topped with a drizzle of olive oil and Parmigiano-Reggiano, if using. Bon appétit!

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