If you have a copy of my book Eat Beautiful you’ll know that my skin-first beauty approach includes a diet packed with fresh, healthy, seasonal foods. But healthy doesn’t have to mean boring or bland; which is why I love highlighting the season’s most nutrient-packed (and delicious) hero foods so that you can switch things up every few months. Summer is a great time to add figs into your diet. They are full of fibre, so they flush through the system quickly and help to detoxify the skin, meaning they are a great choice if you have psoriasis, acne or other skin conditions. They also add a touch of natural sweetness to dishes, making a healthier alternative to processed sugars. Sold? Check out my delicious fig salad recipe, which is great for light lunches, picnics or garden parties.
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Good for detoxifying the system, figs add a touch of natural sweetness, providing a healthier alternative to processed sugars, which can be detrimental to your skin.
230 calories per serving
100g burrata or buffalo mozzarella
2 fresh figs, quartered
2 large handfuls of rocket
1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
Fresh basil, to serve
- Break the burrata or mozzarella into bite-sized pieces and place in a bowl with the figs. Add the rocket and mix well to make sure everything is evenly distributed.
- Dress at the last minute, drizzling over the olive oil and balsamic vinegar in a zigzag motion and scatter over basil leaves to serve.
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