Happy Sunday everyone! Sunday & sweet pace of a lovely week end. What best than a healthy and easy to make salad to enjoy your day? Today, on OiB, sharing with you a lovely recipe compelled and detailed by Pistachio.
First, take off the fennel fronds from the fennel bulb, add it with the grated ginger and garlic along with lemon juice and process it in a food processor whiling pouring olive oil in it.
Note: Process only to make sure that everything gets mixed but you can still see the fronds! (If you don’t have a food processor , use mortar and pestle or a whisk).
Then, it is time to remove the pesto in a bowl and add salt and black pepper to it and mix it.
Slice fennel bulb thinly removing the root and stem. Once done, its mango time 😉 ⇒ Remove the skin of the mangoes and slice off the flesh in the same way as fennel.
2. Mix it all together
In a salad bowl, take the fennel and mangoes slices and dress the salad using the fennel frond pesto. You can more salt if needed. Don’t forget to add the pine nuts on top for the crunchy taste!
I have used it as a salad, you can also chop it slightly smaller size and have it in your tacos. The pesto is also great to be used to grill fish or use in dressing cantaloupe or honey dew salad. It is really versatile.
Feel free to visit Pistachio’s blog for further recipe and travel photos!
Today on OiB, I will discuss the importance of fennels seeds to enhance your beauty. Yes, that’s right fennel seeds have a lot of beauty benefits while 8 of them have been given below with 8 incorporated ways later because these have worked out extremely exceptionally in comparison to others.
1.Keep Your Skin Beautiful
Fennel seeds are very rich in dozens of minerals. They provide iron, copper, selenium, potassium, magnesium, zinc, Vitamin A, C and E besides fiber which makes the skin become beautiful overall.
Note The presence of fiber-rich food in your diet ensures that your body gets more time to absorb the nutrients required for collagen production
They provide anti-septic effects since the skin is nourished with loaded essentials of all time that have made the immune system strong to be weakened.
3. Bring the right amount of Anti-oxidant for your skin
The anti-oxidant factor replenishes the skin whenever anything harmful gets in contact with the skin’s layer or skin’s cells. It neutralizes the bad effect and keeps the skin vibrant.
When it comes to anti-aging ingredients, the research is abundantly clear: Antioxidants reign supreme. Not only do antioxidants combat the free-radical damage that is responsible for the visible (and hidden) signs of aging, they also enhance the effectiveness of sunscreens in preventing sun damage.
4. Your skin is damaged? Fennel seeds can also help!
The skin is toned well which is why cell damage is prevented and acne conditions can be treated as well too.
Recall my previous article on the benefit of Argan Oil for your skin, especially when you start loosing the natural elasticity of the skin.
They help you stay away from aging problems like dark to light spots, wrinkles, fine lines etc.
5. Give back Your Skin its Natural Glow
The different vitamins help providing a younger looking skin with a great glowing complexion as the skin is soothed and is free of any skin inflammation, irritation or condition too.
6. A tea break? Try Fennel tea !
If Fennel tea is taken on a daily basis, then this can impart a greater and smoother texture to the skin. This Fennel tea can be bought or made very easily as well. It just includes mixing in and blending together to have equal amount of crushed fennel seeds and boiling water made into an effective tea.
When zinc, selenium and calcium combine together at one place, they provide a great combinational cooling effect that balances the oxygen within to provide a healthier skin.
If, like me, you tried over an over again the lemon water, than the homemade tumeric latte, Fennel tea is a fresh and new alternative to adopt and enjoy. Plus, it tastes delicious!
If you’re looking for some other way than Fennel tea to incorporate in your daily beauty regime, then you can do so taking it during meals that uses it or as a mouth freshener many times. Decide the right pea-sized amount that you can intake easily. You can even garnish any kind of salad you like to enjoy well too. It is great for garnishing, where one can consume it without knowing.
It can also be consumed as fennel water, which can be applied after heating tablespoons of fennel seeds into a glass of water at low temperature for about 15 minutes and mixing with a tablespoon of yoghurt to apply for 15 minutes.
You can also drink fennel mixed in water or add it to any of your day infused detox water recipes.
Moreover, one can also prepare a mask by boiling fennel water to 30 minutes and adding spoons of honey and oats each for a 20-minute application. Lastly, even a steam facial can be hanging under a towel for 5 minutes after mixing a spoon of fennel seeds in 1 liter of boiling water,
If you think, you have any other uses of fennel seeds that are even better than these, please enlighten me and other visitors in the comments below.
Almond milk is a plant milk with a creamy texture and nutty taste. It contains neither cholesterol nor lactose and is often consumed by the lactose-intolerant and others who wish to avoid dairy products, including vegans. Commercial almond milk comes in sweetened, unsweetened, plain, vanilla and chocolate flavors, and is usually enriched with vitamins. Recipe and photo from Lasofra. The good thing is that you can make your own almond milk at home, and here is how.
∴ What you need
∴ 4+ 1 Ingredients
1 cup raw almonds, preferably organic
2 cups water + more for soaking
1 cup raw almonds, preferably organic
2 cups water + more for soaking
Sweeteners like honey, maple syrup, to taste, optional
1 – Place the almonds in a bowl and cover with about an inch of water. They will plump as they absorb water. Let stand on the counter, covered with a cloth, overnight. You can also refrigerate for up to 2 days. It will do the job 😉 ❤ Simple.
2- Drain the almonds from their soaking water and rinse them thoroughly under cool running water. You will notice at this point the almonds feel a little squishy if you pinch them.
TIPS : It’s best to discard the soaking water because it contains phytic acid, which inhibits the body’s ability to absorb nutrients.
3-Place the almonds in the blender and cover with 2 cups of water. Pulse the blender a few times to break up the almonds, then blend continuously for two minutes. The almonds should be broken down into a very fine meal and the water should be white and opaque.
4- Pour the almond mixture into the strainer. You can then squeeze & press (with clean hands) to extract as much almond milk as possible. You should get about 2 cups.
Done! Taste the almond milk, and if a sweeter drink is desired, add sweetener to taste.
∴ Benefits of Almond Milk:
While almond milk is becoming more and more popular, it is important to note that it does not provide as much protein or calcium to be a complete substitute, so make sure you receive adequate amounts from other sources. However, almond milk has a lot of benefits. It help with weight management and the following 😉
It keeps your heart healthy and do not impact your blood sugar. Keeping your cholesterol under closed watch. What about your digestion? No worries here. Almond milk is also spot on! It will keep your digestion in check.
It keeps your bones strong since it also contributes to muscle strength and has natural healing properties.
It keeps your skin glowing. Almond milk is an excellent source of vitamin E, a known antioxidant. Antioxidants protect cells from damage caused by free radicals. It contributes to collagen and elastin depletion.
Vitamin E, present in almond milk, protects the skin from the harmful effects of free radicals; this makes the skin healthy and younger-looking.
And the big plus. You will love the taste and how easy it is for storage and conservation made easier. It does not require refrigeration! Yep
Hope you enjoy the recipe. Always remember what you eat reflect on your skin!
Happy week end to all of you, I am off to the beach now ❤❤❤