Healthy Skin Recipes: Radiant Raw Tacos

14 Jan

When it comes to having beautiful skin, it should be natural, effortless and reflect your healthy inside.  Eating a diet full of fresh fruits and vegetables and free of processed food will fuel your body with vitamins and nutrients essential for internal health and external beauty.  Incorporating certain foods into our diets can help us achieve that beautiful, healthy glow that we all seek.

Nuts are a great source of good fats which are essential for skin health.  Walnuts in particular have a high level of omega 3 and 6 fatty acids which help reduce inflammation, while the omega 9’s  improve blood circulation.  These healthy fats can also protect against harmful UV rays.  Vitamin E is another beneficial compound in walnuts which is a powerful antioxidant and accelerates healing.  People suffering from skin ailments such as eczema can find relief from applying walnut oil topically.

My recipe below for raw tacos is an example of how you can incorporate walnuts into your diet in an interesting way.  These will give you all the flavors of traditional tacos but with a new, healthy twist.  Using red cabbage as the taco shell adds an extra dose of antioxidants.  Skin healthy fruits such as tomatoes and avocados also make an appearance in this dish making it an anti-aging powerhouse meal.

raw wanut tacos

Radiant Raw Tacos

1/4 head red cabbage

Walnut Meat

2 cups walnuts

1 tbsp liquid aminos

1 tsp cumin

1/2 tsp chili powder

pinch paprika

sea salt to taste

  • Place all ingredients into your food processor, pulse until it is a crumbly consistency, similar to that of ground meat

Tomato Peach Salsa

3 tomatoes

1 peach

1 med onion

1 jalapeno

1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar

1/4 cup cilantro

sea salt to taste

  • Chop the tomatoes, peaches, onions, jalapeno and cilantro.
  • Add into a bowl with the vinegar and sea salt, mix well

Chunky Guacamole

3 avocados

1 small tomato

1/2 onion

1/8 cup cilantro

1/2 lime, juiced

sea salt to taste

  • Chop the tomato, onion and cilantro, set aside
  • Mash the avocado, mix in the veggies and season with lime juice and sea salt
  • To assemble the tacos, layer walnut meat on the bottom and top with salsa and guacamole

 

 

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