Liz Earle, co-founder of the award-winning Liz Earle Beauty Company, knows that the secret to flawless skin isn't just the products you use, but the good food you eat.
'Green leafy salads, such as baby spinach, rocket and lambs lettuce, are an especially useful source of skin-friendly beta-carotene, an important antioxidant that helps prevent the free-radical cell damage that leads to premature skin ageing,' explains Liz.
Sharing her recipe for a beauty boosting herb salad, Liz adds that 'each of the plant oils suggested here is a good source of the skin-plumping essentially fatty acidsthat help keep skin soft and smooth.'
'This tasty all-leaf salad makes a great accompaniment to a cold pasta or rice salad. Don't be tempted to make a more complicated dressing - let the herb flavours speak for themselves,' adds Liz.
- 300g (11oz) mixed salad leaves such as; spinach, radicchio, frisee, chicory, rocket
- 50g (2oz) mixed fresh herbs such as; chevrl, basil, parsley, coriander
- 2tbsps (30ml) olive oil, rape seed or walnut oil
- 1tsp (5ml) lemon juice
Mix the salad leaves and place into a picnic container, or put into a bag ready to tip into a salad serving bowl.
Mix the remainder of the ingredients in a travel container or jam jar. Shake well to mix before drizzling over the salad before serving.
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