Glowing skin bonbons
Why glowing skin? To have your attention of course! This is how it works nowadays, unfortunately: you make a health claim in the name of the recipe, and it will be liked many times.
To be honest, pretty much every recipe on this website can be described as “healthy” as they are all composed with great care by a dietitian (myself).
Anyway, every ingredient in this recipe does something for the skin.
Coconut oil contains lauric acid which has a great anti-inflammatory property. Furthermore, coconut oil is a unique source of capric and caprylic fatty acids, which have antibacterial and antifungal properties and fight against harmful fungi such as candida. However, coconut oil does contain a lot of saturated fat, so it is not the first choice for those suffering from heart conditions.
Pumpkin seeds, among other nutrients, contain a lot of vitamin E, manganese, copper and zinc. All these four nutrients are antioxidants. A daily dietary intake of antioxidants is necessary for the optimal functioning of the antioxidant system. This system is responsible for the state of our overall health, including skin health.
Dried apricots are a good source of vitamin A, a well-known “beauty vitamin”.
Both barley grass and wheat grass powder are a concentrated source of vitamin K, which is essential for blood coagulation and thus for proper healing of the skin tissue.
By the way, instead of grass powder you can use spirulina powder (in a smaller quantity). But do so only if you are absolutely sure you like spirulina flavour in your foods (most people don’t). You can also omit the green powder. The bonbons will still be delicious, the colour will just not be as bright green.
- 60 g dried apricots, chopped
- 40 g pumpkin seeds
- 1 tbsp melted coconut oil
- 2 tbsp barley grass powder or wheat grass powder
Blend all the ingredients in a food processor until you have a homogenous consistency.
Divide the mixture into 15 portions.
Roll a piece of dough on a flat surface until you get a small ball. Repeat until all the dough is used.
Put aside in the fridge for at least an hour to allow the bonbons to become firm.
Keep covered in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.