Friday, January 3, 2014

Feed Your Beauty: Black Bean, Pomegranate and Avocado Salsa

Our mouths began to water the second we read the title of this recipe! This colorful combo mixes some of our favorite flavors into an absolutely skinful (and low calorie) salsa! It would be a crime if we didn’t share this recipe for Black Bean, Pomegranate and Avocado Salsa with you! Both black beans and pomegranates are super high in antioxidants which, as you know, do wonders for your skin, such as helping with issues like age spots, hyperpigmentation, acne flare-ups, and acne scars. But wait… there’s more… avocados are not only a delicious and filling treat for the tongue, they are great for skin complexion! They are full of vitamins which help to hydrate dry, red, itchy, and irritated skin.  So go ahead and dig into this skinful snack! We’ll join you!

black bean pomegranate avocado salsa recipe

Ingredients:

1 15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
2 cups pomegranate arils
1 small jalapeño, minced, seeds removed
1/4 cup red onion, chopped
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1 large avocado, diced
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Tortilla chips, for serving

 

Directions:

In a medium bowl, combine black beans, pomegranate arils, jalapeño, onion, cilantro, avocado, lime juice, salt, and pepper. Gently stir. Serve with tortilla chips.

 

Note-This salsa is best the day is made.

 

Source: Two Peas and Their Pod

Monday, July 15, 2013

Feed Your Beauty: Fresh Pico De Gallo

What summer BBQ would be complete without some salsa?  But why get store bought salsa that can be filled with sugars and sodium in order to preserve freshness, when you can easily chop up a few ingredients & make your own fresh salsa (or Pico De Gallo)?!  In fact, fresh tomatoes have lycopene, which is an antioxidant and actually works as a sunscreen from within which makes it the perfect food to consume in the summer!  It is recommended to have at least 16 milligrams of lycopene per day as they reduce the number of free radicals in the body and help to retain the moisture in the skin and reduce redness.
So get your cutting board ready and check out this recipe for Fresh Pico De Gallo…
fresh pico de gallo salsa
Ingredients:

7-8 firm Roma tomatoes, diced
½ medium white (or yellow) onion, finely diced
1-2 jalapenos (remove the seeds if you want to tame the spice), finely diced
Large fist-full of cilantro, chopped
Juice of 2 limes
1 tsp Salt
Black Pepper to taste

 

Instructions:
Mix together and allow to sit (the longer it sits, the better the flavors meld together). Serve with tortilla chips, or as a topping on tacos or fajitas.