Save face this summer! We know that proper skincare, like sunscreen and staying hydrated, is key when we’re basking in the sunshine, but so is a diet full bright-colored fruits and vegetables.
#MoveOverKale – Cress is Best
Though all fresh produce is healthy, there is one leafy green that stands out from the rest: Cress. Why should Pete’s Living Greens Upland Cress and Organic Watercress top your grocery list this season? Based on its nutrient-to-calorie ratio, cress is ranked highest on the nutrient scale even more than the all-mighty kale. The peppery green contains cancer-fighting compounds, helps the body recover after intense bouts of exercise, and has all sorts of vitamins including A, C, and K.
It even helps protect your skin and eyes from the blazing summer sun. Cress is full of carotenoids, particularly lutein — an antioxidant that supports eye and skin health. Pete’s Living Greens Upland Cress and Organic Watercress, in fact, are certified to contain 14.76 mg/bag of lutein. That’s 127% higher antioxidant density than the USDA reported average value.
OSEA: A Skincare Line That’s Good for You and Environment
Speaking plants that are good for your skin . . . Like Pete’s Living Greens, the plant-based skincare company OSEA (Pronounced OH – SEE – YAH) improves the way your skin looks and feels without causing harm to your health or the environment. A female-founded family-run business based out of Malibu, CA, OSEA creates innovative skincare formulations using non-toxic ingredients and packaging that are vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and non-GMO. Their proprietary seaweed trio, for example, is USDA certified organic and is sourced from the pristine waters of Patagonia, which acts as the base for the majority of their formulations.
To get you on the right foot, we’ve collaborated with our pals OSEA and Robin Plotnik of What Robin Eats to bring you a plant-based recipe and giveaway that will keep you feeling and looking good all summer long. Go to our Instagram page from June 21-25 to enter for a chance to win OSEA products and a two-month supply of Pete’s Living Greens cress and lettuce products.
Chilled Watercress and Cucumber Soup
- • 4 big handfuls of Pete’s Living Greens Watercress, washed
- • 2 medium cucumbers, peeled and cut into small chunks
- • 1 large avocado
- • 1 small clove garlic
- • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- • 2 tablespoons fresh mint
- • 1 tablespoons fresh dill
- • Dash of sea salt
- • Extra virgin olive oil, extra watercress, and cucumber for garnish
- • Combine all ingredients in a high speed blender and puree until smooth. You’ll need to scrape the sides of the blender with a silicone spatula every 30 seconds or so.
- • Chill for one hour or overnight.
- • Once chilled, serve soup topped with a drizzles of extra virgin olive oil, watercress, and cucumber slice. Enjoy!
By Robin Plotnik (@whatrobineats)
Pete’s Living Greens Blog http://www.livegourmet.com/wordpress/
Robin Plotnik is a certified nutritionist and personal trainer who has a passion for a healthy lifestyle. She has worked in gyms from San Diego to New York City and now works with clients all over the country via her website, www.whatrobineats.com.
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