Pair your Winter Warmer Recipe with your Lipstick. The chilly weather can only mean one thing: it’s time to get out that recipe book full of those age old hearty recipes. Indeed, turning up the heat in the kitchen with the ultimate winter warmer meals is sure to keep those mid-year blues at bay. After all, nothing beats being rugged up on the couch with a big bowl, cup or plate of heart-warming goodness. Most importantly, clean, healthy food is a natural immunity boost that your body needs to stay strong and energised warding off irritating coughs and colds. Even better, we’ve paired a Lip Nourish that features some of the ingredients in each delicious recipe for a much-needed antioxidant boost for your lips and to add winter nourishment and hydration.
With its exotic taste and nourishing benefits, chai is a power spice during the chillier months. A traditional chai spice mixture usually contains cinnamon, ginger, clove, cardamom, black pepper and black tea. This combination is incredibly nourishing from the inside out encouraging and facilitating balanced energy production within the body. Featuring antioxidants including vitamin C, vitamin A, manganese, potassium, calcium, iron and theobromine, chai spices are perfect at preventing free radical damage. The mixture of ginger and cardamom will undoubtedly keep the sniffles at bay while warming the insides. Time to chai this RECIPE Lipstick Pairing: Chai Shimmer Lip Nourish
RAW CACAO & MINT SMOOTHIE BOWL
No need to pack away the blender this winter, smoothies are the easiest and quickest way to sneak an extra serving of greens into your day. Try adding raw cacao to the mix – it has 40 times the antioxidants of blueberries and is a natural mood elevator. This smoothie from the inspiring Jessica Sepel (who counts Lip Nourish as a †˜Top Favourite’ on her website) is also full of satisfying heart- healthy fats from avocado and almonds. This is what healthy indulgence is all about!
PEAR AND BERRY CRUMBLE
This healthy pear and berry crumble is the perfect way to end a cool winters day. Strawberries and blueberries work to neutralise free radical damage to tissues in the skin, and the high count of antioxidants help prevent disease and promote good health. Pears also pack a vitamin C punch to cure the common cold and boost the immune system Experience the goodness with this signature RECIPE Lipstick Pairing: Tangerine Pomegranate Lip Nourish
CRANBERRY CITRUS TEA
For an antioxidant burst, this gorgeous ruby and aromatically spiced tea made with fresh cranberries and citrus is the perfect winter warmer. Cranberry and citrus are anti-inflammatory powerhouses, and help boost immunity to protect against a wide range of winter ailments. The ingredients also have stress-relieving properties to help to relieve tension and stress. Sip away by clicking HERE Lipstick Pairing: Cranberry Citrus Lip Nourish
POACHED MANDARIN PORRIDGE
A warm bowl of porridge is the perfect way to start a chilly morning. Poached mandarins are a zesty way to pimp out your oats! Simply heat your peeled mandarins with water, honey, cinnamon, cardamom and star anise until the honey melts and mandarins are tender. Mandarins are a winter classic and in season throughout the colder months and their high vitamin C properties help with skin health and promote a healthy immune system.
ANTIOXIDANT PLUM CAKE
The Antioxidant Plum Cake is the perfect guilt-free dessert. Plums are in season and are a great way to fuel up on vitamin C and are jam-packed with potassium helping high blood pressure. The deep rich Queen Garnet plum found in this warming dish is certain to help fight free radicals caused by the elements as well as minimising fine lines and wrinkles.
What are some of your go-to Winter Warmer recipes natural beauties? Which Lip Nourish will you be reaching for this season? Tell us in the comments!