One of the best ways to beat aging is through your diet. Incorporating nutrient dense foods can help you get smoother, younger looking skin, thicker hair, and help keep your bones and joints strong. Plus some anti-aging foods such as brahmi and green tea can provide brain boosting benefits, which becomes super important as we age. Here’s some of our favorite anti-aging recipes, all packed with healthy and delicious foods that can help you prevent and reverse signs of aging.
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Spinach is full of nutrients and antioxidants as well as providing an excellent source of vitamin C. Incorporating spinach in your anti-aging diet is important for strong, healthy teeth, nails, and bones.
- 2 handfuls of raw or frozen spinach
- 1 1/2 cups pineapple (cut up)
- 1 large banana
- 1/2 yellow bell pepper
- Blend all ingredients in a blender on high for 30 seconds.
2Amla/Indian Gooseberry Sharbat
The immense health benefits this small citrus fruit Amla offers is unmatched. Anti-aging property of Amla is the most important quality of the fruit.
Apart from that, it also pacifies all the three Doshas (Impurities according to Ayurveda) i.e. Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. According to Ayurveda, vitiation of three Doshas is the major reason for any disease in the body.
1 cup concentrate
- 2 Cups amla/indian Gooseberry, de seeded & chopped
- 3 tablespoon ginger, roughly chopped
- 1 cup water
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon rock salt
- 1 teaspoon roasted cumin powder
- Combine chopped amla and ginger, add 2 tbsps water and blend to a fine puree.
- Sieve the puree through a fine muslin cloth and squeeze out all the possible juice out of it. Keep the juice aside.
- Now heat water in a pan, add sugar and mix well. When it is completely dissolved and a white froth forms, immediately add amla juice and lemon juice. Mix well and cook for 2mins.
- Add rock salt, roasted cumin powder and mix well. Turn off the flame and let it cool completely.
- Store in air tight container in refrigerator.
- When serving, add 1 tbsp of amla mixture in the glass and pour chilled water.
3Turmeric Detox Tea
Turmeric is one of the most powerful anti-inflammatory foods out there, and it’s super high in antioxidants. The antioxidants in turmeric can help reduce cell damage, helping your both the inside and outside of your body.
- 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
- Pinch of black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon ginger powder
- 1 tablespoon raw honey
- 2 cups water
- 1/4 cup coconut milk
- Add water to a pan
- Add turmeric, ginger, cover and boil for 5 mins
- Add pepper, honey and coconut milk
- Stir and serve
4Spring Onion and Pea Soup
Leeks / spring onion / green onions contain flavonoids with powerful anti-oxidant effects. Here, they are combined with nutrient-rich green peas and the anti-oxidants of mint.
Frozen Pea Soup
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 large spring onion (white part only), chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 3 1/2 cups vegetable stock
- 4 cups peas
- 1 cup chopped mint
- 1/2 cup yogurt / plain curd
- 1 pinch black pepper
- Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add spring onion / leek and cook, stirring occasionally, 8 minutes, until softened. Stir in garlic and cook 1 minute.
- Add stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook, covered, 5 minutes. Add peas and return to a boil, then reduce and cook, covered, 5 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly, about 10 minutes.
- Add mint and 1/2 cup yogurt. Use a handheld stick blender to puree, or puree in batches in a food processor or blender. Return soup to pan if using a food processor. Season well with pepper and heat gently until hot but not boiling.
- Ladle soup into serving bowls, top each with 1 tablespoon yogurt and serve.
5Matcha Power Bites
Matcha green tea powder is full of antioxidants and plenty of other useful amino acids that can benefit your entire body. Drinking or cooking with matcha can boost energy without the caffeine crash, improve cognitive focus and function, and help you burn more calories by helping with metabolism stimulation.
Frozen Pea Soup
- 1 cup walnuts
- 1 cup almonds
- 2 tablespoons ground flaxseeds
- 1 tablespoon matcha powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
- 4 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk
- 1/4 cup shredded coconut
- Puree almonds and walnuts in food processor until mixture becomes crumbly.
- Add flaxseeds, matcha, vanilla extract and salt. Pulse until mixed.
- Add almond milk one tablespoon at a time until mixture forms into a dough.
- Roll into balls
- Put coconut in small bowl. Roll balls into coconut and use hands to pat coconut into balls.
- Refrigerate for 1-2 hours until firm.