Thanksgiving is only a few days away! This recipe is not only delicious, quick and easy to make, but also has ample skin and health benefits.
Ingredients you will need:
- Sweet Potatoes
- A Pinch of Ground Cumin
- A Pinch of Ground Ginger
- A Pinch of Ground Black Pepper
- A Teaspoon of Maple Syrup
- Baby Spinach Leaves
- Pomegranate Seeds
- Olive Oil
- Whatever else you want to add!
- If you are using bacon, cut them up into little bits and cook them on a frying pan until they are brown and crisp (You can also opt to purchase pre-made bacon bits at your local grocery store).
- Cut the sweet potatoes into little chunks. Toss sweet potatoes with cumin, ginger, black pepper, maple syrup, a little olive oil then spread on a flat baking tray and roast for approximately 35-40 minutes or until it’s cooked through with a golden brown colour.
- Remove sweet potatoes and let it cool.
- Assemble the salad by putting the baby spinach in a large bowl. Top the salad with the roasted sweet potatoes, bacon, pomegranate seeds and cheese!
- Toss salad, and serve either plain, or with your favorite vinaigrette, olive oil or balsamic vinegar!
Studies show that eating sweet potatoes work from the inside out! Filled with beta-carotene, a red-orange pigment found especially in colourful plants and fruits, our bodies converts this compound into Vitamin A, also known as Retinol. While beta-carotene is not an essential nutrient, Vitamin A is! It is important for healthy skin, improving our immune system and maintaining good eye health and vision. Beta-carotene is also an anti-oxidant, which protects our bodies from free radicals that damage our cells through oxidation.
A great home remedy for sun damaged or aging skin, pomegranate aids in the repaid of damaged skin, creating smoother and more youthful skin. This amazing fruit extends to life of fibroplasts, which are cells responsible for collagen and elastin production. Collagen and elastin are two important components that help plump and support the skin, thereby keeping the skin supple, youthful and minimizes the visibility of wrinkles.
A common and easy to find vegetable, spinach aids in slowing down the aging process and protects our skin cells from free radical – which are the one of the major causes of fine lines and wrinkles. Spinach also aids in strengthening our skin tissues, high in anti-inflammatory properties, and helps flush out any toxins built up in our bodies!
The NewDermaMed Team would like to wish you, your family and friends a Happy Thanksgiving!