Follow Me

Close
Feijoa Cacao Boost Smoothie Bowls
Nothing says autumn quite like the familiar taste of feijoa! Try these delicious smoothie bowls for breakfast, dessert or a tasty snack!
 
You’ll need:
3 frozen bananas
1 cup of feijoas, chopped (fresh or frozen)
1/2 cup of coconut yoghurt
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon of ginger
1 teaspoon of chia seeds
2 tablespoons of Bestow Beauty Plus Oil
1 tablespoon of cacao powder (added later)

For the topping:
1/2  cup of feijoas, chopped (fresh or frozen)
1/4 cup of pistachios, chopped
1 tablespoon of cacao nibs
1 tablespoon of coconut thread
 
To make:
Serves two

Blitz all the smoothie bowl ingredients in a bullet or blender. Spoon half of the mixture evenly into two bowls.

Sprinkle toppings.
 
Warm Nourishing Pumpkin & Black-eyed Bean Curry
The nights are cooling and the days are getting shorter. Treat yourself to a delicious bowl of pumpkin and black-eyed bean curry to warm yourself up from the inside.
 

You’ll need:
1 tsp of curry powder
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
 1 onion, sliced
3 garlic cloves, finely diced
1 inch fresh ginger, finely diced
1 green chilli (optional), finely diced
 1/4 of a pumpkin, diced small
1 can diced tomatoes
1/4 cup water
 1 can black eye beans, drained and rinsed
Handful or two of spinach (frozen or fresh)
1 can coconut milk
 Handful of coriander, roughly chopped
1 lime, cut in wedges

To make:
Serves 2.
Sprinkle spices in a dry pot and toast on medium heat until the colour changes, then remove. Sauté the onion, garlic, ginger and chilli (if using) in a small amount of either water or oil until fragrant. 
 
Add pumpkin, tomatoes and water to a pot and cover, let simmer for 20-30minutes until pumpkin is tender. 
 
Add the black eye beans, spinach and coconut milk tot he pot. Simmer for a few mins and then serve with coriander and a squeeze of fresh lime juice! Optional to serve with rice or naan bread.

  • April 1, 2021
Carrot Hummus
We love hummus, and this delicious Carrot Hummus recipe is no exception. Try it with our delicious BONUS Recipe: Seed Crackers or try with cut up veggies! 
 

You’ll need:
1 cup of dried chickpeas (or 2 cans of tinned chickpeas)
3-4 medium-sized carrots
2 tablespoons of tahini
Juice of one lemon
1 tablespoon of Bestow Beauty Plus Oil
2 tablespoons of rice wine vinegar
1 inch of ginger
1 clove of garlic
1 teaspoon of cumin
½ teaspoon of turmeric
½ teaspoon of salt
¼ cup of water
 
Garnish
1 teaspoon of sesame seeds
1 small handful of fresh coriander

 

To make:
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celcius.
 
Soak the chickpeas overnight. Rinse and place in a pot of water. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 1 – 1.5 hours until tender. 
 
While the chickpeas are cooking, line a baking tray with baking paper. Place the carrots on the tray and place in the oven. Roast the carrots for 1 hour.
 
Whisk the tahini, the juice of one lemon, Bestow Beauty Plus Oil and rice wine vinegar to make a thick paste. Mince ginger and garlic and add to the paste.
 
Once the chickpeas are cooked, drain them and let them cool. Remove the carrots from the oven. Once the chickpeas and carrots are cool, put them in a food processer with the tahini paste and the remaining ingredients. Blend on high until it reaches the desired consistency. Add more water if needed. 
 
Garnish with fresh coriander, toasted sesame seeds and a swirl of Bestow Beauty Plus Oil.

Seed Crackers
These crackers take 2 hours to cook so plan to cook these when you are spending the day at home. Trust us, they’re worth it!
 

You’ll need:
1 cup of sesame seeds
1/3 cup of flaxseeds
1/3 cup of sunflower seeds
1/3 cup of pumpkin seeds
2 tablespoons of psyllium husk
1 teaspoon of fresh rosemary, finely chopped
2 tablespoons of nutritional yeast
1/2 teaspoon of dried onion flakes 
1/2 teaspoon of dried garlic flakes
1 tsp salt
2 cups warm water

To make:
Mix all the dry ingredients together, add water and mix.
 
Allow the mixture to stand for 15 minutes to become thick and gooey. It will resemble a dough.
 
Preheat the oven to 140 degrees celcius on fan bake.
 
Depending on how thick you would like the crackers to be, line one or two baking trays with baking paper.
 
Spread the dough evenly over the baking tray. Bake for 1 hour, removing after 30 minutes to score lines in the dough indicating where you would like the crackers to break apart once baked.
 
After an hour, check the colour of the crackers. If you would like them to be more golden in colour, bake for a little longer. If you are happy with the colour,  switch off the oven, leaving the crackers in there to crisp up for another hour.
 
Remove from oven and let cool completely before breaking into crackers and storing in an airtight container.

  • March 1, 2021
Cheese-free Pesto
Pesto is a super multifunctional dip/sauce, but for those of us with congesting skin, the cheese in pesto can cause problems. This cheese-free option is a great recipe to keep up your sleeve.
 
You’ll need:
1 ½ cups basil
½ cup Italian parsley
1/3 cup pine nuts
3 cloves of garlic 
1/3 cup sunflower seeds
1/3 cup hemp seeds (or pumpkin seeds)
1 tablespoon Bestow Beauty Oil/Bestow Beauty Plus Oil
2/3 cup Olive oil 
Juice of 2 lemons 
½ teaspoon sea salt


To make:
Places all ingredients in the blender and blend well. If you need more liquid to get it moving use a touch more olive oil.
  • February 1, 2021

One benefit I wasn’t expecting to learn about collagen powder was its ability to act as an antioxidant. Antioxidants protect our body from the damage caused by free radicals by donating an electron or hydrogen to stabilize them.

Researchers found that he antioxidant properties of collagen powder were mostly due to the presence of hydrophobic amino acids it contains. However, more research is needed in order to investigate the exact way in which these amino acid acts as antioxidants. What is known is the antioxidant properties of collagen powder are directly linked to the size of the molecules it contains. The lower the molecular weight of the peptides in the collagen powder, the greater their antioxidant effect.

Bestow Collagen Boost contains the lowest molecular weight peptides available on the market with a size of only 1000 to 2000 Daltons.

Fish-derived collagen, like the type found in Bestow Collagen Boost can also counteract the effect of sun exposure on our collagen and elastin fibres. Typically collagen and elastin, when exposed to UV become abnormal or degraded. Taking these types of collagen powders, help their recovery.

Another added benefit is the affect collagen powder has on hyperpigmentation. A study carried out by dermatologists found that not only did their subjects notice an improvement in the texture and hydration of their skin within 60 days but a reduction in the intensity of any irregular pigmentation they were experiencing.

With all of these benefits, it seems very likely taking collagen powder is an excellent addition to our skin care regimes. All of this research is encouraging, but the final proof will be the improvements we see in not only our skin, but the growth of our hair and nails as well.

We would love to hear about your experiences.

  • January 31, 2021