- Raw, Vegan, Packed with Multi-vitamins and minerals
- Skin balancing, helps with skin dryness, acne, and sunburn/excessive sun exposure
- Great source of dietary fibre & antioxidants
- No Refined Sugar
- Takes less than 15 minutes to make
- Light, refreshing & helps retain moisture!
Introducing… Exotic Skin Rejuvenating Fruit Salad
(1) 1 large mango (the orange reddish ones, though a yellow one will do)
(2) 10 slices of pineapple
(3) 5 mangosteen
(4) 1/2 tablespoon of chia seeds
(5) 10 grams of lemon/lime juice (I’d just squeeze the juice from fruit)
(6) Himalayan Salt
(7) 1/2 tablespoon of Maple Syrup
(8) Mint Leaves
Preparation (Takes less than 15 minutes to make!):
Slice mango in half past the seed and slice flesh without breaking the skin. Scoop out slices (1). Put aside.
Dice (2) into small cubes.
Cut mangosteen and remove meat from fruit.
Also “scoop” a bit of rind out from peel with knife and cut rind into small pieces (one mangosteen is sufficient because the peel is very bitter). Mix rind pieces with (7).
Mix (1) – (3) and the rind pieces above. Add (4), (5) and a pinch of (6). Mix. Add (8) to garnish.
Vitamin A and C have great antioxidant properties for beautiful skin. I love eating mangoes after a day in the sun kitesurfing because the vitamins A and C really help my skin recuperate.
Pineapple is an excellent source of Vitamin C which counteracts free-radical and prevents skin aging. It also contains trace mineral manganese, which helps energy production and antioxidant defenses.
Mangosteen contains powerful phytonutrient called xanthone, which is a polyphenol found in plants like olives. Xanthone can fight free radical and prevent cell damage and is probably stronger than vitamins C and E.
Why Chia Seeds?
Chia is the richest plant based source of Omega 3, dietary fibre, protein, vitamin, and antioxidants. It also contains a right ratio of amino acids and essential fats.
Once chia seeds soak in the carob mixture, they will dissolve into the water, creating a substance that looks like gelatin. This gel substance is believed to slow the conversion of carbohydrates to sugar, helping with endurance and metabolic rates. This is probably why Dr. Perricone stated that indigenous population in Central America would use chia to sustain their energy and blood sugar levels so that they could sometimes run over 100 miles in a few days.
Chia seed is also believed to have hydrophilic properties, prolonging hydration, helping retain moisture and regulating the body’s absorption of nutrients and electrolyte balance.
Why Such Tropical Mixture?
Since mangosteens are “cooling” fruits in Chinese medicine, I’ve decided to mix “warming” tropical pineapples and mangoes into the salad to balance mangosteens’ cooling effects. I’ve also added chia seeds into the salad because the seeds dissolve into the fruit salad, creating a substance that looks a bit like gelatin and tastes a bit chewy. Chia seeds also add protein to the mix. Himalayan salt and lime/lemon juice add a bit of zing to the flavor, and the “sourness” from the lime/lemon juice counteracts the sweetness of this fruit salad.
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