Dr. Trevor Cates' Recipe Blog
What you eat can have a big effect on your skin. Many nutrients and foods can and do nourish the skin from the inside out. I’m excited to share with you some of my favorite skin-nourishing and cleansing recipes.
A cross between broccoli and kale, broccolini is almost akin to a young broccoli. Because this nutritious veggie is in the brassica family, it's a cleansing food and best served steamed. Serve this warm or cold with the tasty dressing.
Light and refreshing, this lycopene-rich watermelon salad also contains radishes, mint, cucumber, and lime – making it cleansing and replenishing. Because watermelon is seasonal and refreshing to the taste buds, it's best enjoyed during spring and summer.
Creamy Artichoke Soup
Artichokes are rich in fiber and micronutrients like folate and vitamins A, C, and K. This creamy delicious soup is gluten and dairy-free and is packed full of antioxidants for glowing skin. Enjoy it warm in early spring and chilled in late spring.
Healthy Snack Bites with Medjool Dates
These snack bites can be a quick and healthy pick-me-up to keep handy in your fridge.
Crisp Antioxidant Salad
The greens, carrots, blueberries, and pomegranate seeds fill this salad with vitamin C and the antioxidant family of carotenes, especially beta-carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin. Human studies have shown carotenoid-rich diets can protect skin against sun damage by increasing its defense against UV light-mediated damage. In addition, walnuts are a nutrient-dense food and full of
Oat, Green Tea and Yogurt Face Mask
This combination is fantastic for sensitive or inflamed Heath- and Emmett-types (take theskinquiz.com to find out yours) because of the anti-inflammatory and hydrating properties. The oats also help absorb excess oil, and the balancing effects of yogurt and green tea make it great for acne-prone Olivia-types. This mask doesn't have photosensitivity issues so you
Raw “Pasta” Salad
This is a refreshing way to serve zucchini and yellow squash and it can make an excellent alternative to the traditional carb-heavy pasta salad. Using a spiralizer makes this quick and easy. My children love to help prepare this one, and I think it's fun to eat as well!
Coconut Milk Whipped Cream
Whipped cream is the ultimate dessert topping but when you try this coconut milk version, you may never go back to the traditional dairy version. Enjoy this on the peach cobbler, baked apples, or simply with a bowl of fresh fruit. Delish!
Grain-Free Peach Cobbler
This healthier take on the traditional Southern Peach Cobbler only lasts a few minutes at my house! Using almond flour and erythritol instead of traditional flour and sugar makes this dessert grain-free and guilt-free! Give it a try and let us know what you think. Peach cobbler is another traditional Southern treat that is hard
Evening Papaya Mask
Papaya is rich in vitamins A, C, and E, and has antioxidant properties that help rejuvenate skin. Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and papain help exfoliate. This mask is beneficial in treating acne and dark spots. Use this mask only at night because, like citrus, AHAs can cause photosensitivity. If you have hyperpigmentation this could make