From Your Plate to Your Face: DIY Broccoli Bites and Face Pack You Need to TryPriyanka Vithlani
Grab and Go – DIY Broccoli Bites
- 1 cup broccoli, roasted and chopped
- ⅔ cup green peas
- ½ cup onions
- 1 tsp cumin powder, jeera
- ¼ cup tomato
- 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
- 2 tbsp coriander, chopped
- 1 tsp chili powder
- ¼ tsp turmeric powder
- ½ tbsp garam masala powder
- ½ cup sattu flour, use as required
- ½ tbsp A2 ghee
- Semi-crush the green peas using the blender and mash well.
- Roast the broccoli and mash.
- Heat a few drops of ghee, add cumin followed by onion and sauté.
- Once slightly translucent, add the ginger garlic paste, chili powder, and turmeric powder. Sauté these well.
- Add the tomatoes next. Mix in the broccoli and green peas.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and check the seasoning.
- Once it has cooled, add sattu and mix well so the moisture is out and it can form a Tikki.
- Roast the tikki in a pan with few drops of ghee.
- Serve with mint chutney.
- Carotenoid-rich broccoli stimulates collagen production and helps reduce wrinkles.
- It is rich in sulforaphane and offers anti-cancer and anti-estrogenic activity.
- NMN (nicotinamide mononucleotide) and glucoraphanin, an active substance in broccoli, help renew skin and give it a natural glow.
- Green peas are a rich source of protein, Vitamin C, and niacin and contain flavonoids, catechin, epicatechin, and alpha-carotene that reduce fine lines.
- Overcooking cruciferous vegetables reduces the level of sulforaphane, their most beneficial bioactivated compound. So, it is best to steam or roast them.
- A study found that cutting broccoli florets into small pieces and leaving them for about 90 minutes before cooking increases sulforaphane levels!
- Adding powdered mustard seeds while cooking can boost sulforaphane levels in cruciferous vegetables.
- You can alternate broccoli with cauliflower or cabbage if it is not available.
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Get the Glow – DIY Broccoli Face Pack
- ¼ cup broccoli
- 2 tsp honey
- 2 tsp almond milk
- 2 tsp aloe vera gel (ethically-sourced) or homemade
- 2 tsp rose water
- Crush the broccoli and mix it with the rest of the ingredients.
- Stir well to make a fine paste.
- Evenly spread the mask on the face and leave it on for 15 minutes.
- Wash and pat dry.
- Broccoli contains Vitamin E and minerals like zinc, potassium, calcium, and protein – all of which are extremely important for better skin health.
- Vitamin C in broccoli aids collagen production and gives you a natural glow.
- Aloe vera gel helps keep the skin soft and subtle and improves elasticity.
- Honey hydrates your skin and possesses antibacterial properties, keeping it spotless and blemish-free.
- You can alternatively use papaya/zucchini and curd instead of broccoli and almond milk.
- If you have sensitive skin, you can use this mask if it suits you. Use hydrating ingredients like honey, curd, oatmeal, and cucumber.
- Want to make a quick aloe gel, all you need to do is peel the aloe leaf, scoop the gel, and blend it for a few seconds.
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Wonderful!! Can’t wait to try
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