4 Sexy Salads for Glowing Skin

When it comes to skin, what you eat can have a major impact on your skins elasticity, smoothness and its structure.  Fresh vegetables and fruit provide a natural source of antioxidants.

Research has shown that eating a diet high in plant foods can increase the bodies antioxidant index. Antioxidants provide protection against reactive oxygen species (ROS) that can breakdown skins structure, causing wrinkling and a reduction in moisture.

Antioxidants neutralize ROS, protecting the skin from oxidative damage and keeping the skin soft, supple and hydrated.  Certain vegetables and fruit provide antioxidants that can have a direct impact on your skin.  Here’s four of my favourite fresh salads for glowing skin!

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What’s in these Sexy Salads for Glowing Skin:

Pomegranate Seeds – these tiny juicy jewels have been shown to provide polyphenolic antioxidants that can provide protection against UV radiation from the sun, while also increasing blood flow in the skin to remove toxins!

Avocado – be sure to pick a ripe avocado that will provide a smooth creamy texture. Avocado is full of glutathionine, a strong antioxidant that can help improve the brightness and tone of the skin.

Spinach – is high in antioxidant vitamins A and C, plus they contain plant-sterols that help ramp up protein synthesis that can support the structure of the skin.

Watermelon – watermelon is hydrating.  In fact, it’s like 90% water, but oh that 10%.  It’s also got some amazing ingredients that will aid in tissue recovery including the amino acid Citrulline, a natural nitrate booster, plus skin boosting vitamin A  and collagen boosting vitamin C.

Pistachios – these nuts are higher in antioxidants versus other nuts. They provide both tocopherols – vitamin E and polyphenols. Pistachios are also a great source of arginine, which helps boost nitric oxide.  Increasing nitric oxide stimulates blood flow, improving removal of toxins and increasing nutrient delivery to the skin.

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How to Make these Sexy Salads for Glowing Skin!

The easiest way to prevent aging and keep your skin glowing is to eat a diet loaded in fresh vegetables and fruit.   Here’s four of my favourite salads for glowing healthy skin.  Feel free to mix and match ingredients.

Grilled Peach Halloumi Salad

Grilled sweet caramelized peaches, salty halloumi, on top of rose spring mix!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 6


  • 2 cups Rose Spring Mix
  • 1 cup Chopped Kale
  • 1 med Avocado
  • 1/2 med Cucumber Sliced
  • 1/2 med Yellow Pepper Sliced
  • 1 cup Yellow Cherry Tomatoes
  • Pea Shoots
  • 2 med Pomegranate Glazed Grilled Peach Slices
  • 150 g Grilled Halloumi
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Dried Cranberries
  • Fresh Basil


  • Blanch and peel peaches. Slice peaches and sauté in a non-stick pan on med to high heat, using coconut oil. Add pomegranate glaze once peaches are soft. Allow glaze to caramelize peaches. Set aside to cool
  • Slice halloumi into 1/4 inch slices. Heat a non-stick pan on med to high heat. Add 1 to 2 tbsp olive oil. Places slices into pan, and cook until crispy and golden. Set aside to cool.
  • Layer salad - starting with spring mix. Top with Pomegranate Vinaigrette!
Keyword peaches, Plant Based, Salads, Vegetarian

Strawberry Spinach Avocado Salad

Fresh summer salad with juicy strawberries, spinach, creamy avocado and pistachios.
Prep Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 6


  • 2 cup Spinach
  • 1 cup Arugula
  • 1 cup Sliced Strawberries
  • 1 med Avocado
  • 1/2 med Cucumber Sliced
  • 2 small Vine Ripe Tomatoes
  • 3 Green Onion
  • 1/2 med Red Pepper
  • Fresh Mint
  • 1/4 cup Pistachios
Keyword Plant Based, Salads, spinach, Vegetarian

Kale, Sweet Potato & Pomegranate Salad

Crunchy salad with kale, pistachios, roast sweet potato and juicy pomegranates.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 6


  • 1 cup Kale
  • 2 cups Spinach
  • 1 medium Roast Sweet Potato Cubes
  • 1/2 cup Cooked Quinoa
  • 1 cup Pomegranate Seeds
  • 1/2 cup Herbed Feta Cubes
  • 3 Green Onion Sprigs
  • 1/4 cup Pistachios
  • Fresh Mint


  • Peel skin from sweet potato and clean. Cut into cubes, place on a roasting pan, coat in olive oil, salt, pepper to taste. Bake for 45 minutes at 400F. Set aside and cool before adding to salad.
  • Rinse quinoa, then place in a pot with double the amount of water, bring to a boil then let simmer until all the water is absorbed - approximately 20 minutes.
  • Layer ingredients - starting with the base of kale and spinach.
  • Top with balsamic fig dressing!
Keyword gluten-free, kale, quinoa, sweet potato, Vegetarian


Watermelon Halloumi Salad

Fresh summer salad vibes, with spinach, watermelon, grilled halloumi, pomegranate and mint!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Bowls, Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 6


  • 2 cups Baby Spinach
  • 1 cup Arugula
  • 1 cup Cucumber
  • 1 Medium Avocado
  • 0.5 cup Cherry Tomato Halves
  • 1 cup Watermelon Cubes
  • 3 Green Onion
  • 1 cup Cooked Quinoa
  • 150 g Grilled Halloumi Slices
  • 1/2 cup Pomegranate Seeds
  • 1/4 cup Chopped Pistachios
  • Fresh Mint
  • Fresh Basil
Keyword keto, Salads, Vegetables, Vegetarian

Lauren’s Tips

  • Use Pre-Mixed Salad Bases. Save yourself time by purchasing pre-washed, pre-mixed leaf lettuces – there are so many to choose from. Select from baby spinach, baby kale, leaf lettuce, arugula, and much more.
  • Watch Extra Calories.  The dressing you select will increase the calories quickly.  Choose vinaigrettes, or make your own by combining vinegars such as balsamic or apple cider vinegar with olive oil.
  • Switch Up the Protein. You can add grilled chicken, or even grilled tofu, instead of the dairy from halloumi or feta.

Until Next Time,

Be Fierce & Rule the World!

Lauren Jacobsen

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