“Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty,” says Coco Chanel.
What you choose to put in your body today may determine how you will look in your old age. Try the following easy-peasy yet delectable anti-aging recipes that can make you feel and look young, and make your age just a number.
Spinach Salad with Tuna and Avocado
Rekindle your younger years with this delectably healthy salad. Its main ingredient, the spinach, is rich in lutein and zeaxanthin. These two antioxidants are stored in the macula, a part of the retina that protects the eyes from damaging light. They don’t only improve eye vision momentarily, they also promote and maintain long-term healthy vision.
Red peppers stimulate collagen production that is necessary for maintaining healthy, glowing, and firm skin. The super fruit avocado’s healthy oils and fats promote weight loss, and the tuna and beans provide cell support with its clean protein content. Beans are also known as superior anti-aging foods that slow down the aging process.
• Cooking Time: 15 minutes
• Ingredients: 3 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp. virgin olive oil
1 tbsp. water
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
1 ripe avocado
cayenne pepper and salt
2 tbsp. parsley
2 tbsp. fresh chives
1 baby spinach
2 stalks of celery
1 red pepper
1 can white kidney beans
1 can tuna in water
It only takes three easy steps to enjoy this anti-aging salad. First, combine and puree lemon juice, water, olive oil, Dijon mustard, half of avocado, cayenne, and salt. Add in parsley and chives when smooth. Second, toss spinach, red pepper, tuna, celery, and beans with the dressing. Third, slice the remaining avocado and top it on your salad.
Berry Tasty Smoothie
Rev up your low energy levels with this “berry” healthy and mouth-watering smoothie. Berries may be little, but they are great immunity boosters. Moreover, they are rich sources of anthocyanins. Anthocyanins do wonders in encouraging cell rejuvenation and cancer protection.
• Preparation Time: 5 minutes
• Ingredients: 1 cup frozen strawberries
½ cup fresh blueberries
½ cup fresh orange juice
2 tsp chopped and peeled ginger
¼ cup plain, low-fat yogurt
2 cubes of ice
It only takes a few minutes and a single step to enjoy this mouth-watering smoothie. Just blend all the ingredients until smooth. This smoothie is not only “berry” delicious, it is also ”berry” easy to make.