One of our favorite things about summer is all the fresh ingredients that flourish this time of year. Whether it’s an at home garden, or a local farmer’s market, we love to take advantage of the natural foods available around us.
And because we’re feeling so inspired, we thought we’d bring you some refreshing summer salad recipes to keep you feeling energized through your fun-filled days.
So, here are two of our favorite superfood salads that are easy for anyone to make at home. And, psst, these salads are just as good for your skin as they are for your taste buds.
Blueberry Kale Quinoa Salad
This hearty salad is packed with all the nutrients you need. Kale’s high in fiber, blueberries are high in antioxidants, and quinoa’s high in protein. It also has avocado and almonds, both sources of the good fats you need to fuel your body throughout the day. And not to mention, avocado, kale, and blueberries are among some of the best foods for your skin.
So, here’s all you need to make this healthy summer snack:
- Goat Cheese
- Lemon Juice
- Olive Oil
And, it’s so easy to make. Just cook your quinoa and let it cool, remove the kale leaves from the thick stalk, and slice your avocado. Then, mix it all together and you’ve got a summer salad that will nourish both you and your skin.
Pomegranate Broccoli Sweet Potato Salad
Sweet potatoes, broccoli, and pomegranate are also some of the best foods for your skin. Broccoli is packed with Vitamin C, while sweet potatoes are a great source of Vitamin A, all important for good skin health. Pomegranate helps hydrate skin, and also combats breakouts and inflammation. So, after eating this salad, both your stomach and your complexion will be thanking you.
Here’s what you need:
- Sweet Potatoes
- Olive Oil
- Salt & Pepper
- Mixed Nuts
- Balsamic Vinegar
This summer salad takes a little bit longer than the last, just because the potatoes need to roast in the oven after being chopped and brushed with olive oil, salt and pepper. But we promise, it’s worth the short wait. Once the potatoes are tender, after baking from anywhere between 15 to 20 minutes, you’re ready to toss together your ingredients and enjoy.
What we like most about these summer salads, other than the fact that they’re so awesome for our skin, is that they’re simple. You can play around with them, adding and changing different ingredients to make the superfood salad you like best. And, since they’re so easy, they make the perfect side dish or starter to bring to a summer barbeque.
So, if you want to show off those chef skills, then try one of these superfood salads this summer.