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INGREDIENTS

250 ml of almond milk
1½ tablespoons of cacao powder
1 tablespoon of tahini
1-2 medjool dates (or 1 teaspoons of honey or rice syrup)
½ a banana (frozen on prep day)
1 tablespoon of cacao nibs
1 teaspoon of blackstrap molasses
1 tablespoon of Bestow Beauty Oil or Beauty Plus Oil
1 dessertspoon of Bestow Beauty Powder
1 teaspoon of Bestow Gut Love +
1 teaspoon of chia seeds

Suitable for:
Breakfast | Snack

METHOD

Add all elements to your blender, blend well and enjoy.

Sprinkle with extra cacao nibs and chia seeds if desired.

NOTES

Cacao powder is a great way to get that chocolatey taste and feeling of indulgence with the added benefits of providing your body with nutrients such as magnesium and antioxidants. Tahini, which is made from sesame seeds, contributes to the creamy texture and gives the body a calcium boost. The chia seeds in the smoothie are bound to keep you full providing the body with fibre to help with gut health.

YOUR RDI Hero Snack

Your Bestow Skin Essentials Smoothie gifts your body a significant contribution towards the Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) of many important nutrients. (See list below). For example, you get close to half your daily fibre needs and 60% of your vitamin A from this one smoothie.  It also gives the body a good dose of calcium which is otherwise hard to get. This is done through the molasses and almond milk, both of which have high levels of calcium. Not bad for an afternoon snack!

We have set the Bestow Smoothie Ritual as an afternoon snack to avoid a blood-sugar dip. However you can choose to have it any time of day, depending on when you feel your body most needs the boost. Another option is to include this with your breakfast or another meal of choice during the day if you prefer.

RDI’s % of Key Nutrients Supplied
in Bestow Skin Essentials Smoothie

*Please note that the Bestow Skin Essentials Smoothie contains OVER 100% of these 4 nutrients.

To learn more about RDI’s and the importance of these micro-nutrients
for avoiding disease and enjoying optimum health download the PDF below:

INGREDIENTS

Makes 3 servings

2 cups of brown rice, cooked
½ a medium onion, diced
½ cup of walnuts, finely chopped
1 teaspoon of turmeric
½ cup of raisins, sultanas or currants
1 lemon, zested
1 tablespoon of fresh coriander, chopped (or parsley)

Suitable for:
Lunch | Dinner

METHOD

Heat the oil over a low heat in a large frypan and saute the onion until soft and translucent (approx. 10 minutes). Add the walnuts to the pan and toast for several minutes until golden brown. Add the turmeric and cook for another two minutes. Remove from the heat, mix in all the other ingredients and season well.

We serve this with the Slow Cooker Moroccan , Comfort Bowl Day 7 and also the Turmeric Coconut Curry dinner. This recipe makes enough for 3 servings. 1 serving is approximately ¾ of a cup.

NOTES

I really love, love, love this recipe – it’s so tasty!  It’s great to take to a shared meal and can be served warm or cold. It can be used as a side or as a meal by filling lettuce cups or cabbage leaves along with extra veggies and shredded chicken or chickpeas. The brown rice is full of vitamin B, one of the six essential skin nutrients needed for skin health.

INGREDIENTS

½ cup of coconut yoghurt, unsweetened (dairy free)
2 teaspoons fresh herbs (such as basil, parsley, coriander, dill)
2 tablespoons Bestow Beauty Plus Oil
½ a lemon, juiced
Himalayan Salt and Cracked Black Pepper

Suitable for:
Lunch | Dinner

METHOD

Combine all the ingredients in a jar and shake to mix. Season to taste. Refrigerate for up to three days. Add some variety to this tasty dressing with a little crushed garlic and/or ginger and half a teaspoon of cumin powder.

NOTES

Coconut yoghurt is a great alternative to dairy yoghurt, but ensure that the only ingredients are coconut cream/milk and probiotics. Some brands have added sugar, gums and pectins that are best avoided.

INGREDIENTS

400 gram can of organic chickpeas, drained well
½ cup of long thread coconut or coconut chips (unsweetened)
1 ½ tablespoons of tamari
1 ½ tablespoons of sesame oil
1 tablespoon of sesame seeds

Suitable for:
Lunch | Dinner | Snack

METHOD

Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees celsius.

Drain chickpeas and place in a shallow bowl. Using a paper towel, try and absorb as much moisture as possible. Mix with all of the other ingredients, spread over a baking paper lined tray and place in the oven for 20 minutes. Stir your chickpeas a couple of times during the cooking process to even out the final result.

NB: The coconut can burn easily so you need to keep an eye on this. Stir halfway through cooking to ensure an even bake, as the coconut tends to cook quickly on the edges.

NOTES

Chickpeas are a great source of protein and will keep you feeling fuller for longer. 
As well as being a tasty addition to lunch bowls, this Chickpea Crunch also makes a delicious snack.  Make a batch after you finish the cleanse and keep in a sealed container to use over the  following days (if they last you that long!) As they provide a good dose of energy, they are perfect for taking on hikes, walks and other adventures. Next time you go on a road trip, take these along so you aren’t tempted by the sugary snacks at the petrol station.

INGREDIENTS

1 leek, top half + end of stalk
½ a bunch of celery, leafy top and stems, chopped into large chunks
1 onion, skin on, halved
1 carrot, sliced in half
3 cloves of garlic, slightly crushed, skin on is fine
2 bay leaves
1 tablespoon of peppercorns
1 tablespoon of himalayan salt
2 cms of fresh ginger
1 good handful of parsley, including stalks
6 cups of water
Any veggie off cuts or ends (sweet potato, broccoli stalks, cabbage hearts etc)
½ a free range organic chicken (optional)

Suitable for:
Lunch | Dinner

METHOD

Place all the ingredients in the slow cooker first thing in the morning. Put in half a free range chicken if you are making chicken stock. Cook on low for 6 hours.

Once cooked pass the stock through a large sieve into a bowl.

If you are making chicken stock, remove the flesh from the bones and place in a sealed container in the fridge for using in the Tuscan Soup dinner on day 1.

With your stock liquid keep two cups in the fridge for the Tuscan Soup dinner on Day 1 and freeze 2 cups  for the Slow Cooker Moroccan dinner on day 6. Freeze the remaining stock for use after the cleanse.

NOTES

Homemade stock is so easy and is a great way to reduce food waste. We love to save the ends of veggies we are using, placing them in a ziplock bag in the freezer. When the bag is full just take it out of the freezer and you have the base of a tasty veggie stock without the sodium and preservatives found in so many store-bought versions.  It is also so satisfying to use stock you have made from scratch.  

INGREDIENTS

Makes one small jar

2 medjool dates
2 tablespoons water
1 garlic clove
1/2 cm of fresh ginger (optional)
4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 teaspoons dijon mustard
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 tablespoon of Bestow Beauty Oil
Salt and pepper

METHOD

Place all ingredients in a bowl and blend with a stick blender until well combined. Alternatively, place all ingredients in a small blender or bullet and process.

Pour into a sealed jar and keep in the fridge for up to 3 days. Use when directed.

NOTES

This is a anti-inflammatory hit with the turmeric and we also just love the bright yellow colour it has!