It’s almost Easter which means chocolate eggs and bunnies everywhere we turn. We wanted to come up with a way you could enjoy an Easter treat that will help your skin rather than harm it. These recipes are all delicious and have ingredients which can help give you a glow this Easter.
Carrot cake with greek yogurt
This cake has Vitamin A and probiotics which make it a great choice. Carrots are high in beta-carotene which can help support skin healing and reduce redness and inflammation. We’ve chosen greek yoghurt for this recipe as it delivers probiotics which support your stomach’s health. A healthy gut can contribute to glowing skin.
- 1/2 cup of flour
- Two teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon and ginger
- 2 and a half cups of grated carrot
- Three eggs
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- Two teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Mix the dry ingredients first and sift.
- In another bowl mix the remaining ingredients before adding the two dishes into one and fold the mixture.
- Separate the batter into two cake dishes and bake for 35-40 minutes or until the centre of the cake comes out clean. Allow the cake to cool before serving with greek yoghurt for a delicious afternoon snack.
Homemade chocolate bunnies
These bunnies are made with raw cacao powder which is an excellent ingredient for your skin. The high levels of antioxidants can help against premature ageing. As well as this they are anti-inflammatory which can help reduce redness and blemishes, so your skin can be clearer.
- 1/4 cup raw cacao powder
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 3 tbsp of maple syrup
- Combine the melted coconut oil with maple syrup
- Stir well and add the cacao powder
- pour into bunny or egg easter moulds
- Freeze and keep stored in the freezer.
We wanted to include a recipe with dates, as dates are an excellent ingredient for your skin and hair. They contain vitamin C and D which can help maintain elasticity of the skin. But they also can go a long way in helping your hair as they are high in iron. This iron helps blood flow to the scalp which can also support hair growth.
- 250g walnuts
- 1 tbsp raw cacao powder
- 2 tbsp protein powder
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- Ten pitted dates
Decorate with coconut, almonds, goji berries or cocoa.
- Combine salt, protein, cocoa, walnuts and cinnamon in a food processor.
- Add dates then process until it can form a softball ( add two tablespoons of water if needed)
- Form into 16 balls
- Roll in your choice of decoration
- Enjoy for up to 2 weeks if kept in the fridge ( if they can last that long)