Hello lovlies – it’s Wednesday, and you are probably like “what? a recipe? shouldn’t it be lifestyle on Wednesdays?” You are right, but this post has both – because it is about refreshing natural spring skincare as well. To get your glow on, you do not only need the right skincare, but also have to make sure that you nourish your body right. A glow from the inside out is better than any kind of skincare or makeup! So let me show you an easy and delicious way to help you glow from the inside out with with rainbow buckwheat bowl and also natural, refreshing skincare that is perfect for spring and suitable for sensitive skin.
This delicious bowl is a true vitamin C bomb, as strawberries, kiwis and physalis have a lot of it to offer! In addition, physalis are rich in iron, kiwis in vitamin K and strawberries in manganese, to name just a few. Buckwheat is gluten-free and actually not even a grain! I enjoy it’s very distinct taste and it’s a wonderful alternative to oats. I’m no nutritionist, but if you do a quick search online, you will find all of those health benefits and much more. All in all, this is a delicious rainbow buckwheat bowl that will fill you up and help you glow form the inside out.
- ⅓ cup buckwheat (dry)
- ⅔ cup water
- 1-2 dates (chopped)
- 1 handful hazelnuts
- 2 large strawberries (or more!)
- 4 physalis
- ½ kiwi
- 1 handful cocoa nibs
- Wash buckwheat thoroughly under running water, then put in a small pot.
- Add the hazelnuts and turn up the heat - and dry roast until fragrant (stir every now and then, so the buckwheat does not stick to the pot).
- When the buckwheat starts to smell good, add in the water, chopped dates and give it a good stir before covering the pot. Lower heat to medium-low.
- Watch the pot for 2-3 minutes, so it doesn't boil over and lower the temperature even more - it should gently simmer. It will be done after about 15 minutes or when all the liquid is absorbed.
- Chop up all the fruits and add together with the cocoa nibs on top of the buckwheat to enjoy your rainbow bowl!
So, what do I do to help my skin glow from the outside? If you want to know more about my skin in general, please head over to my winter skin care post. Generally speaking, I have quite sensitive skin that is leaning towards combination skin – especially the warmer it gets. I use a mixture of different products for day and night and not even all of this every day.
While I use a cleansing milk during the colder months, I enjoy a witch hazel and chamomile cream cleanser during the warmer months. The one I currently use and love is from Alverde, from their Sensitive line. It helps keeping my skin clear, without drying it out. I also use the day cream from the same line – I’m not a big fan of the smell, but it’s the perfect combination of nourishing and still light enough so it doesn’t make my t-zone shiny throughout the day. If the smell was just a little nicer, it would be my holy-grail day cream. 😉 I also enjoy using the Vitamin Fluid from Alverde – it’s a seabuckthorn based fluid, so I guess the Vitamin C in it makes it so nice. It’s very lightweight and actually smells good. Currently it’s a bit too lightweight for me to wear it every day, but the warmer it gets, the more often I reach for it (sometimes also at night). By the way: Alverde is the private label brand from DM here in Austria (and Germany), it’s very affordable and still certified natural cosmetic, which I really enjoy.
At night I still use my Little Miracle Rosehip Serum from Balm Balm every few days, because my skin looks just flawless after I use it over night. On top of it, I often use my refreshing night cream from Weleda‘s Iris series. It has quite the strong herbal scent, but otherwise is a lovely refreshing moisturizer that doesn’t break me out, i.e. it does exactly what it says. I’m actually nearly out of it, because I got it already last summer, so I will have to repurchase it very soon. Oh, and my eye cream never changes – it’s my beloved Weleda rose one that I mentioned already in my winter skincare post. As it’s getting warmer and warmer, I use my rose water hydrosol even more. It’s so incredibly refreshing and smells divine of roses – it’s my toner, it’s my mid-day-refresher. I love it!
What are your secrets for glowing skin? Do you agree with me that it’s important to nourish your body well, so your skin has help from the inside? Have you made a rainbow buckwheat bowl yourself? Let me know!