Feed Your Beauty - Rose and Pistachio Cookies
These delicious little cookies are so simple to make but also have some wonderful health benefits too. With Spring finally here, using a floral ingredient for our April Feed Your Beauty recipe, seemed the perfect pairing. Why not get the children involved? Use different shaped cookie cutters or really get them exploring their artistic side by decorating them once baked?
The ingredients make a large batch, so you can always freeze one half and use when you are in need of something yummy quick, or on a rainy day.
The smell of Roses is extremely nostalgic. When using Rose Water in cooking, the aromatic smell and taste is very apparent, remember, a little goes a long way. It also creates a sensory experience and is known to be an effective mood enhancer, calming stress and uplifting an anxious mood.
Rose water contains a number of antioxidants including flavonoids and anthocyanins, making it an excellent ingredient to combat free radicals. The petals from roses are full of nutritional benefits, containing vitamins A, C, E, and B and it is from the petals that Rose Water is derived. Another wonderful benefit Rose Water has, is that it has been know to relieve troubles in the digestive system such as bloating and a general upset tummy.
With their pretty colour and moreish taste, it’s hard to imagine Pistachio’s having many health benefits, but oh they do! Rich in nutrients such as Vitamins B-6 and packed with antioxidants which play a vital role in our bodies health, Pistachios contain γ-tocopherol, phytosterols and xanthophyll carotenoids. It is these special substances which have high anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.
They are also beneficial for our eyes and general gut health too. Being rich in fibre, Pistachios help to improve and maintain a healthy digestive system by moving food through the gut more efficiently.
If you are a Vegan or Vegetarian, then make sure to include the good old Pistachio in your diet, as they are high in protein and will make a large contribution to your daily protein total. Also, those suffering with diabetes who have a low glycemic index should eat pistachios regularly, as they do not cause a sharp rise in blood sugar levels.
To try these delicious cookies which are kind on your body and wellbeing, thenclick here for the recipe.
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At Home Products
A wonderfully relaxing treatment featuring Rose is the Pevonia Rosacea Facial. Featuring an alleviating thermal clay mask, this facial provides soothing relief and visible results to dilated capillaries, congestion, blotchiness, and irritability. Comforting and healing ingredients, such as: Rose, Green Tea, Chamomile and Liquorice, combine to decongest and calm skin for an even, healthy appearance.