December is just around the corner (yes, yes it is, prepare now. That is the secret to getting all the best stuff and people calling you ‘gift-finder extraordinaire’) usually this is when these beauties come in full force, but thanks to places like Marks & Spencer, us here on mud island can languish in the fact that we do indeed get tropical fruit too.
I’m sure you will see some cheeky ones peeping around a little bit earlier this year. I couldn’t help nab a few to make some delicious flavoured water for the week. Well, I say a week, it will probably be gone come tomorrow…yes, it’s that good!
I love feeling hydrated and everyone knows just how good it is for you, but lets be honest knowing something is good for you doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll be very keen to try it or you might try it but, you probably wouldn’t make it a habit, specially during the winter months. Que the flavoured water- fresh, naturally sweet , not only good for you but you can adjust to your taste and mood- puuuurfect! Just remember that all store bought flavoured waters’ will have either artificial flavours or colours-absolute no-no if you can help it.
- 1 litre Filtered water or spring water
- 2 juicy oranges, skin removed
- 3 ripe pomegranates, use just the seeds
- 1 lime, skin removed
- Juice in a juicer and mix with water.
- Add ice
- Enjoy, Guilt free!
Look what’s in it:
Very high antioxidants, potassium, vitamin C, niacin, calcium, folic acid, iron, bioflavonoids and fibre.
Why its so rawgeous:
Not only does this fruit have anti-ageing benefits it is also has the ability to improve wound healing, resulting in faster repair of skin cuts and scrapes. It also helps heal acne and prevents the scar formation by regenerating tissues in the affected area.
Pomegranate seed oil stimulates the production of collagen, resulting in a mild thickening of the epidermis and dermis of the skin. It also prevents the breakdown of collagen fibers, which are the harbingers of skin ageing. This suggests that pomegranate oil may boost the ability of skin to repair itself by regenerating the supporting collagen structure of the skin.
Most beauty oils with pomegranate are usually very hard to come by and at a very high price tag. Why not make yourself a pomegranate facemask, by blending a thick paste, which could be applied to the face and neck. If like me, you don’t care much for mess, you could juice the pomegranate and use a cotton pad or cotton ball to apply the juice straight after cleansing. Rawgeousness doesn’t have to come at a price