Happy International Women’s Day!
As Beyonce so rightly said, girls really do run the world and in honour of all females we thought we’d make this week’s food focus all about women.
In this weeks box you’ll find the familiar vegetable, carrot. Our orange, yellow and purple friends are packed full of antioxidants that do all sorts of wonderful things to the female body. Firstly, they have a high level of beta-carotene which has been proven to slow down ageing, carrots have also been recognised to reduce the risk of multiple cancers, including breast cancer. See, they aren’t just good for seeing in the dark!
Carrots are also great for your skin, packed full of vitamin A to preserve from the inside out, protecting your skin from sun damage. Vitamin A is also great at flushing the body of all those nasty toxins reducing your risk of acne. But, have you ever considered using carrots as a skin product? Containing natural antiseptics as well as antioxidants, this wonder veg is just as great as a fancy spa treatment but at a fraction of the price!
Check out our simple/completely natural face mask recipe below, and enjoy!
Carrot-y Face Mask
1 teaspoon of olive oil
2 carrots, grated
1 teaspoon honey
1. Grate carrots and steam until soft.
2. Mash carrots in to a creamy consistency.
3. Mix in the honey and olive oil
4. Add 8 -10 drops of lemon juice
5. Bring Using your hands, gently massage the liquid on to your face
6. Leave for five minutes to dry
7. Wash off in the shower, or over the sink with warm water
For more ideas on how to eat the vegetables in this week’s box, try searching on our webpage for past blogs!
This Week’s Bounty
Potatoes, Perry Court
Red Kale, Yorks
Esmee Rocket, Perry Court
Flower Sprouts, Kent
Kohl Rabi, Lancs
Apples, Kent (All Boxes)
Blood Oranges, ESP (Medium & Large Boxes)
Grapefruit, ESP (Large Boxes)