Get glowing with glow bowls and Clarins

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The powerful effects of your diet don’t just manifest themselves in how you feel, they can also affect the way you look. You are what you eat.

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Chocolate avo oats bowl

Soak rolled oats overnight in a liquid like water, apple juice or almond milk (half a cup of oats, just covered in liquid is enough for one adult serving). Drain oats before serving if needed.

For the mousse, blend 1 ripe small avocado, 3 – 4 T cocoa powder, 2 T honey and ½ cup coconut milk until smooth and glossy.

Caramelise halved bananas in butter and honey.

To serve: swirl chocolate avo mousse in a plate, top with overnight oats, add warm caramelised banana, a dash of coconut milk, runny honey and blueberries to taste. Dig in.

Get the recipe here.

Tropical smoothie bowl



To a food processor, add 1 small ripe mango, 1 peeled kiwi, 1 peeled banana, 1 t freshly grated turmeric root, juice and zest of half a lime. Blend with ¼ cup water. Add some ice if you like. Blend until smooth.

Pour into a bowl and top with: coconut chips, lime zest, grated turmeric root, a wedge of lime and a sprinkle of micro basil.

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Green quinoa pancake Mexican bowl


Cook the desired amount of quinoa until tender, then drain.

For the pancakes, whisk together 120 g flour, 1 – 1 ½ cups water, a pinch of salt and 2 free-range eggs.

Add the batter to a blender and blend with chopped and blanched 200 g baby spinach, 30 g chopped and blanched mint. Blend until smooth.

Drain through a sieve and discard solids. Fry the pancakes over a medium to low heat in a greased, non-stick pan.

As you ladle in batter, sprinkle over cooked quinoa. Flip when ready.

For the pancake bowl:
Serve the pancakes in bowls with (to taste), chopped cucumber, tomatoes dressed in red wine vinegar and extra virgin olive oil, sliced ripe avocado, diced mango, black beans, pink pickled onions, freshly grated turmeric root, sprinkle with more quinoa to serve.

Get the recipe here.

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Just as it’s possible to eat your way to better-looking skin with a diet rich in antioxidants, for example, so you can protect your skin by choosing a powerful anti-ageing serum such as Clarins’ Double Serum. Developed as a complete age-control concentrate, Clarins Double Serum is formulated to support the vital functions of the skin for a more youthful and radiant complexion.

The serum’s secret recipe is the blend of 21 active plant extracts with proven benefits, including turmeric for anti-ageing, oats for firming, green banana for skin density, cocoa to soothe, mango and kiwi for skin cell nutrition and quinoa for strengthening the skin barrier.

A feast of ingredients that support more radiant, firmer skin. And if you want to double your efforts, you could work these superstars into your breakfast as well as your grooming routine with a glow bowl. A winning combination for skin that really glows.

Discover more at clarins.co.za

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The TASTE team is a happy bunch of keen cooks and writers, always on the look out for the next food trend or the next piece of cake.

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