8 Breakfast Ideas for Clear, Healthy Looking Skin
Breakfast Recipes You Need to Try for Clear, Glowing Skin
Appearance is not everything, but in this day and age, first impressions are important. With delicate, clear skin having been made a top beauty standard for centuries, we all desire a dewy, glowing complexion that radiates health. Your skin grows and changes, which is normal and nothing to be ashamed of. In fact, many symptoms are usually due to our skins incredible ability to foreshadow internal issues that need addressing, such as allergies, nutrient deficiencies, dehydration, you name it. Skin care is a journey, and for some of us it is not an easy one. It is common to run into trouble along the way, with skin complaints popping up from time to time - such as acne, eczema, dryness, texture, pimples, blackheads and many more.
When you feel good, you look good, right? So why are we overlooking our body’s largest organ – our skin? You may think it is impossible to feel confident in your own skin and are often left feeling deflated after multiple skin care routine fails. Feeling comfortable in your own skin is important, but looking and feeling good all starts from within, after all, you are what you eat!
The work starts early in the morning with, you guessed it, breakfast! After all, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Your skin battles numerous challenges and elements every day, it’s time for us to take on some of the workload! There are many parts of the body which we can’t control, so take control of what you can with both hands.
High sugar and fast-food diets can result in a host of skincare issues. Unfortunately, that does mean a McDonalds brekky every morning is a no-go! If you’re lacking inspiration, keep reading to find 8 recipes that will give your skin the boost it needs recipes. Don’t forget to check out our NutriHome for 100’s of simple recipes packed with healthy food for glowing skin and all round health.
1. Super Greens Egg Muffins
Green is the theme!
These tasty little muffins are not only super easy to make but they can be filled with any flavour combination you fancy. Super Greens are filled with antioxidants and are packed with Vitamin A, omega-3 and Zinc, all contributing to a younger, glowing complexion.
If you are feeling adventurous, add some red bell pepper for an extra boost of Vitamin C and beta-carotin. Or perhaps your more a mushroom fan? Mushrooms are packed with B3 +B7 which help to improve skins overall health, acne, eczema, hyper pigmentation, and even dry skin.
Our pro tip - We all love a slice of bread with our eggs but next time, opt for sprouted grain bread to eliminate any added sugar.
2. Banana-nut Protein Pancakes
Go bananas for B7!
Did you know, dry skin is a sign of b7 (biotin) deficiency?
This recipe is packed with skin-quenching nuts. Walnuts are your skins holy grail, providing essential fats, zinc, Vitamin E, B7, selenium and protein. Essential amino-acids found in protein are the building blocks of your skins tissue, along-side supporting collagen production which will help to maintain your skins elasticity and structure.
3. Avocado Green Smoothie
Are you suffering with pigmentation, dull or dry skin? This one’s for you!
Enriched with Simone Thomas Wellness Super Greens Powder, this smoothie is a skin care godsend and one of Simone’s favourites. Each individual ingredient boasts skin boosting properties from B Vitamins provided by the banana to the Omega-3 fatty acids of the avocado. Did you know, too little healthy fat in your diet can actually make your skin appear wrinkled and dry?
And another one for the spinach lovers. The lutein, Vitamin C and E found in spinach, promote that beautiful, clear complexion you deserve.
Our pro tip - Stick to a healthy and natural peanut butter to keep the sugars low.
4. Yoghurt Parfait
Let’s talk fermentation! (It’s better than it sounds!)
Yoghurt contains probiotic properties which help increase good bacteria, which is beneficial for the entire body and helps to promote clear, beautiful skin, all whilst eliminating acne and creating a brighter, more even skin tone.
Go crazy. The toppings are entirely down to you but allow me to make some healthy suggestions.
Let’s Talk Toppings
- Why not try some fennel seeds? Small but mighty, these little guys pack a punch full of vitamin A, C and E, ideal for oilier skin types and acne prone skin, fighting to eliminate bacteria and dirt build up under the skin.
- If fennel is not your cup of tea, try adding sunflower seeds. 28 grams of sunflower seeds pack a whopping 49% of your daily value for Vitamin E, 41% for Selenium and 14% for Zinc.
5. Super Greens Salmon Omelette
Who knew green could taste so good?!
This omelette is not only delicious but contains a huge amount of skin boosting nutrients, such as healthy fats, Selenium, Zinc and a variety of other great vitamins. Ideal for those suffering with acne and eczema, salmon and spinach provide a hearty amount of omega-3, which supports the reduction of inflammation (a leading cause of eczema) and the prevention of collagen breakdown, helping your skin to stay hydrated, firm and flexible. Try incorporating oily fish into your meals 2-3 times a week.
Our pro tip – Appreciate spinach! Spinach is your skins lifesaver, with it being nutrient dense with vitamins such as C, E, and A helping to fight against all types of skin problems. Aim to get this guy into your 5-a-day when you can.
6. Weetabix Cheesecake
This one’s for you sweet-toothed foodies!
We all love dessert, but have you tried dessert for breakfast? Not only is it totally guilt free, but this cheesecake is also packed with goodness to start your day off by fuelling your body with the tasty food it deserves!
Weetabix are high in fibre, low in sugar and an excellent source of B vitamins. B vitamins (thiamine especially) help to balance your skins natural oils, so for any readers suffering with an oil imbalance, go and grab a box of these bad boys!
Our Pro Tip - To help fight those dark, morning circles, try prepping this one the night before.
The powerhouse of all breakfasts.
Porridge is a brilliant source of protein due to containing ample amino acids, which are used to make collagen and keratin that form the main structure of our skin. Vitamin A and fibre help to boost collagen production, improve digestive function and reduce skin inflammation from conditions like eczema.
But the benefits do not stop there…
Oatmeal contains zinc, a nutrient that helps in the detoxification and rejuvenation of skin. Recent studies show that zinc can aid both acne prone skin by decreasing oil production, or dry dull skin by balancing your natural oils. Plums are also a rich source of Vitamin C, ideal to brighten your complexion for that healthy, morning glow.
In simple terms oats are a delicious step to radiant skin!
8. Blueberry Burst Smoothie Bowl
Blueberries are a skin superfood!
This one doubles as a quick breakfast to eat on the go or one to put your feet up and enjoy!
This Vitamin C boosting, antioxidant-bursting breakfast works wonders for the skins structure, complexion, and elasticity. Vitamins C’s role in producing collagen is vital for healthy, glowing skin.
Our Pro Tip – Pack in the additional nutrients by adding even more berries. Try raspberries or strawberries for an extra Vitamin C punch.
How to Get Glowing Skin with Simone Thomas Wellness
While a hearty breakfast could be the missing piece to a clear complexion, our tips don’t stop there!
Simone Thomas, founder of award-winning collagen supplements offers a wealth of resources on the Simone Thomas Wellness website with healthy recipes, blogs, podcasts and more to give you everything you need to know to take care of your skin naturally.
Alternatively, Download ’30 Days to Better Skin’ to discover insights and advice on combatting the most common skin conditions, and even more helpful tips to reveal clear, glowing skin for long-lasting results!