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Bestow founder, Janine Tait shares with us 4 awesome benefits of drinking Green Tea, the extra benefits of Bestow Green Tea and why she created an organic range of fair trade Teas.

FOUR AWESOME BENEFITS OF DRINKING GREEN TEA:

  1. It’s anti-carcinogenic
  2. Is scientifically proven to increase the hydration of the upper layers of your skin
  3. It enhances the action of protective enzymes in your skin
  4. Improves the protective barrier of your skin

TWO EXTRA BENEFITS OF DRINKING BESTOW LUMINOSITEA (Green & White Tea):

  1. It’s very high in Catechins a type of disease-fighting flavonoid and antioxidant. Here’s a tip: the longer you steep the tea, the more flavonoids you’ll get in your brew.
  2. White tea is even more powerful than green tea as it does all of this and more! And helps prevent the loss of your anti-wrinkle fibres. Bestow Luminositea is a Green and White Tea Blend.
Janine Tait, Bestow Founder
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You get enough of these powerful phytonutrients in one cup of Luminositea to reap all these benefits. Drink at least one cup a day!

BESTOW ORGANIC HERBAL TEA GIVES BACK

I think you’ll pleased to know that Bestow Organic Teas are not only delicious and good for your skin, they are also helping to transform a community in Sri Lanka.

When we decided to develop a range of skin-beautifying teas, it was very important to me that they were not only organic but were sourced from a fair trade supplier.

I know that many of the workers in tea plantations in third-world countries are poorly paid and treated like second-class citizens.

For me, socially conscious business it is not about beating the supplier down to get the bottom dollar but paying a fair price for a quality product that is fair to all the people who are involved in producing it.

A breakfast smoothie is a delicious way to kick-start the day nutritionally and super-easy to make. This smoothie recipe includes protein to sustain your energy throughout the morning.  Naturally, it includes the Twin Skin Essentials (Bestow Beauty Oil and Bestow Beauty Powder) and you can also add any other Bestow blends you are using.

Cacao powder is a great way to get that chocolatey taste and feeling of indulgence with the added benefits of providing your body with nutrients found in cacao such as magnesium and antioxidants for skin health. Creaminess is essential to a tasty smoothie and we find avocado is one of the best ways to do this as well as providing a serving of healthy fats for your body, keeping it full for longer. Tahini, which is made from sesame seeds, also contributes to the creamy texture and gives the body a calcium boost. The chia seeds in the smoothie are bound to keep you full providing the body with fibre to help with gut health.

RECIPE

250 ml of liquid (such as water, coconut water, almond milk or coconut milk)
1.5 tablespoons of cacao powder
1 tablespoon of tahini
1-2 medjool dates (or 2 teaspoons of honey or rice syrup)
1/2 frozen banana
1 tablespoon of cacao nibs
1/4 of a ripe avocado (optional)
1 tablespoon of Bestow Beauty Oil
1 dessertspoon of Bestow Beauty Powder
1 dessertspoon of Bestow Be Cleansed
1 teaspoon of chia seeds

Blend well, enjoy!

 

  • May 24, 2017

BAKED JACKET KUMARA
WITH BLACK BEAN SALSA

4 medium sized kumara or sweet potato
1 400g can of organic black beans 2 avocados, chopped
1 red onion, diced
8 cherry tomatoes, chopped
Juice and zest of 2 limes
Small handful of fresh coriander, chopped
Pre heat oven to 200 degrees celsius.
Wash the kumara and pat dry. Brush all over with olive oil, place on a baking tray, sprinkle with Himalayan salt and freshly ground black pepper. Bake in the oven till soft – approximately 40 mins.
While the kumara is baking make your salsa. Drain and rinse the can of black beans and place in a bowl. Add all the remaining ingredients except for the lime zest. Mix gently then season with salt and pepper.
When your kumara is cooked, remove from the oven and allow to cool for a few minutes. Slice through the centre lengthwise but don’t cut right through the bottom. Fill each kumara with spoonfuls of salsa, dress with tahini dressing, garnish with lemon zest and serve. Serves four.

TASTY TAHINI DRESSING

1⁄4 cup of tahini paste
1⁄4 cup of water
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 tablespoon of Bestow Beauty Oil Juice of one lemon
1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon of honey
1 clove of garlic, crushed
Blend all the above ingredients with a stick blender. Store in a jar in the fridge for several days.
One cup of kumara (sweet potato) contains a whopping 38,433 IU
of the plant version of vitamin A. This is over seven times your daily recommended requirement. They are also rich in vitamin c, many of the b vitamins and lots of minerals. What an amazing skin food they are! And don’t forget all the fibre you will get from this dish with the addition of the black beans.

  • May 23, 2017

To make life super easy for you we have been busy creating short videos and recipes on 5 simple ways that you can include Bestow Beauty Oil or Bestow Beauty Plus Oil in your daily life.

This fourth one is the super easy Bestow Lemony Vinaigrette, great on any salad!

 

RECIPE
Bestow Lemony Vinaigrette

Juice of one lemon
1/3 cup of olive oil
1 tablespoon of Bestow Beauty Oil or Beauty Plus Oil
1 teaspoon of Dijon Mustard
1 teaspoon of organic Maple Syrup or Rice Syrup
Himalayan or Sea Salt and Cracked Black Pepper for Seasoning

Shake all the ingredients together in a lidded jar. For variations add chopped fresh herb, minced ginger and/or garlic.

View all the 5 Ways videos.

 

 

To make life super easy for you we have been busy creating short videos and recipes on 5 simple ways that you can include Bestow Beauty Oil or Bestow Beauty Plus Oil in your daily life.

This third one is a delicious Bestow Peachey Turmeric Smoothie. You can change out the fresh peach ther fresh, in season produce like pineapple, mango, feijoa, apricot or kiwifruit.

RECIPE
Bestow Peachey Turmeric Smoothie

1 cup of coconut water
1 tablespoon of Bestow Beauty Oil
2 tablespoons of coconut yoghurt
1 fresh peach, cut into chunks
½ a frozen banana
1 tablespoon of tahini
1 Medjool date, pitted
½ teaspoon of turmeric
½ teaspoon of cinnamon

Process all the ingredients in a blender.

View all the 5 Ways videos.

 

To make life super easy for you we have been busy creating short videos and recipes on 5 simple ways that you can include Bestow Beauty Oil or Bestow Beauty Plus Oil in your daily life.

This second one is Bestow Beetroot Yummus which is a breeze to make and is great as a snack, dip or base for a salad platter!

 

RECIPE
Bestow Beetroot Yummus

1 beetroot, roasted
1 can of chickpeas, drained and liquid reserved
1 tablespoon of tahini
1 clove of garlic
Juice of one lemon
1 tablespoon of Bestow Beauty Oil
Himalayan or sea salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius.

Wrap your beetroot in tinfoil and place on a tray in the oven. Roast for 20 minutes, test for doneness by inserting a skewer or knife, roast for another ten minutes if still firm. Remove from the oven, cool for ten minutes, unwrap and peel off the skin. Chop into peices.

Add the beetroot, drained chickpeas, tahini, garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper to a food processor and blend to a smooth consistency. Add reserved chickpea liquid if your yummus is too thick.

This also makes a great dressing, just thin it down with water and extra lemon juice.

View all the 5 Ways videos.

 

  • March 23, 2017

Simple ways to use Bestow Beauty Oil in your daily rituals – Series 1 of 5

To make life super easy for you we have been busy creating short videos and recipes on 5 simple ways that you can include Bestow Beauty Oil or Bestow Beauty Plus Oil in your daily life.

This first one is Bestow Creamy Dreamy Avo Sauce which is a breeze to make and is great dolloped on to salads, fish, chicken, crackers – pretty much most food!

RECIPE
Bestow Creamy Dreamy Avo Sauce

1 ripe avocado
1 tablespoon of Bestow Beauty Oil or Bestow Beauty Plus Oil
Juice of one lemon
Small handful of fresh herbs – try basil, coriander or parsley
Himalayan salt and black pepper freshly ground to season

Blitz all together, can be refrigerated for 1 to 2 days as the lemon juice keeps it lovely and green.

View all the 5 Ways videos.

 

 

Make a beautiful beginning on your Bestow wellness journey with these value-packs which contains the essential products you need to create beautiful skin from within.

Beautiful Beginnings Pack
Nourish your skin from within

Make a beautiful beginning on your Bestow wellness journey with this value-pack which contains the essential products you need to create beautiful skin from within.

YOUR BEAUTIFUL BEGINNINGS PACK CONTAINS:

BESTOW BEAUTY PLUS OIL moisturises your skin from within. We recommend you begin with Bestow Beauty Plus Oil to clear any existing processing blockages and to address EFA deficiencies efficiently. After one or two bottles, you can move on to Bestow Beauty Oil.

BESTOW BEAUTY POWDER nourishes your skin from within. It contains eight super-foods, which are rich in the nutrients your skin needs to produce anti-ageing structures like collagen and elastin.

BESTOW WITHIN I RECIPE BOOK offers inspiring, skin-friendly recipes and an introduction to the Bestow philosophy of eating for skin health. Enjoy making delicious, nutritious meals designed with beautiful skin in mind.

BESTOW TREATS I RECIPE BOOK offers healthy sweet treats.
Have a sweet tooth? These skin-friendly, refined sugar-free recipes are nutrient rich and truly satisfying.

BESTOW ORGANIC HERBAL TEA SAMPLES provide hydrating nutrition with specific therapeutic benefits for skin. You will receive our beautiful Bestow Tea Infuser and two Bestow Herbal Tea samples.

Beautiful Beginnings Express Pack
Nourish your skin from within

The express version of the Beautiful Beginnings Pack substitutes Bestow Beauty Powder with Bestow Beauty From Beneath. This vitamin supplement provides essential skin nutrients in a capsule form for woman who need to be healthy on the run.

YOUR BEAUTIFUL BEGINNINGS EXPRESS PACK CONTAINS:

BESTOW BEAUTY PLUS OIL moisturises your skin from within. We recommend you begin with Bestow Beauty Plus Oil to clear any existing processing blockages and to address EFA deficiencies efficiently. After one or two bottles, you can move on to Bestow Beauty Oil.

BESTOW BEAUTY FROM BENEATH nourishes your skin from within. These capsules are an alternative to Bestow Beauty Powder for clients who find taking a vitamin supplement more convenient for their lifestyle.

BESTOW WITHIN I RECIPE BOOK offers inspiring, skin-friendly recipes and an introduction to the Bestow philosophy of eating for skin health. Enjoy making delicious, nutritious meals designed with beautiful skin in mind.

BESTOW TREATS I RECIPE BOOK offers healthy sweet treats.
Have a sweet tooth? These skin-friendly, refined sugar-free recipes are nutrient rich and truly satisfying.

BESTOW ORGANIC HERBAL TEA SAMPLES provide hydrating nutrition with specific therapeutic benefits for skin. You will receive our beautiful Bestow Tea Infuser and two Bestow Herbal Tea samples.


See your Bestow Stockist for details.

  • March 2, 2017

This month we are excited to launch two new packs that we recommend as essential to your daily skin health rituals.

Twin Skin Essentials Pack
moisturise + nourish your skin from within

It is essential to moisturise and nourish your skin from within. Between them, Bestow Beauty Oil and Bestow Beauty Powder are absolutely foundational to skin health.  That’s why we call them our Twin Skin Essentials.

BESTOW BEAUTY OIL moisturises your skin from within. Rich in EFA’s, it helps to clear congestion, makes your skin feel soft, smooth and velvety and gives it a natural, luminous glow.

BESTOW BEAUTY POWDER nourishes your skin from within. It contains eight super-foods, which are rich in the nutrients your skin needs to produce anti-ageing structures like collagen and elastin.

Twin Skin Essentials Express Pack
moisturise + nourish your skin from within

In this value-pack, Bestow Beauty Oil is packaged together with Bestow Beauty From Beneath, which provides essential skin nutrients in a capsule form for woman who need to be healthy on the run.

BESTOW BEAUTY OIL moisturises your skin from within. Rich in EFA’s, it helps to clear congestion, makes your skin feel soft, smooth and velvety and gives it a natural, luminous glow.

BESTOW BEAUTY FROM BENEATH nourishes your skin from within. These capsules are an alternative to Bestow Beauty Powder for clients who find taking a vitamin supplement more convenient for their lifestyle.

 

See your Bestow Stockist for details.

  • March 1, 2017

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Jenny Barrow is an inspiration to all of us at Bestow HQ. She lives and breathes wellness and mindfulness and we have witnessed her extraordinary transformation from a severely congested acne-challenged skin to beautiful, clear skin which glows everyday.She is a vital part of our team, assisting Janine and working as a valuable skincare trainer and consultant.As a connoisseur of healthy food we were very interested to get Jenny’s feedback on the new Bestow Berry Beautiful smoothie booster.

I love having smoothies all year round so I was so excited to try the new Bestow Berry Beautiful. I quickly realised this was not just another superfood blend but a hero ingredient.

I have tried many blends and powders in my smoothies over the years but have found that they either have ingredients that are not desirable or have a terrible taste that needs to be ‘hidden’. This simple blend of fruit and other super-foods such as chia make for a powder that is incredibly good for me with no nasty ingredients or added sugar.

There is no need to hide it with other stronger flavoured ingredients as the berries are a beautiful flavour on their own and provide me with high amount of anti-oxidants, Vitamin C and other nutrients, essential for keeping my skin healthy and glowing.

The ground chia seed in the mix provide high quality fibre, helping to ensure a healthy bowel. For someone like me with a skin that is easily congested, I struggle to find powders or blends to add nutrients to my breakfast without compromising my skin, however I can confidently say that Berry Beautiful only provides my skin with the nutrients it needs and not unwanted congestion!

Since using Bestow Berry Beautiful in smoothies, porridge, overnight oats and mixed into yoghurt I have found that the added fibre has definitely helped improve the health of my bowel and my skin has continued to go from strength to strength with the nutrients it needs being provided daily.

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  • November 1, 2016