Has your kitchen storage space reached maximum capacity thanks to Gwyneth Paltrow's life-changing wellness books? Well, make sure to save some room for GOOP's newest masterpiece, GOOP Clean Beauty. When it comes to health, spirit, and beauty guidance, you can always count on the GOOP dream team to share reliable and accessible tips. And since we love food so much, we thought we'd start cleaning up our acts with easy recipes that promote glowing skin and a positive mood. Yes, apparently you can get a flavorful meal, that glow-from-within look, and a mood boost all in a few easy recipes.
Think omega-3-packed protein, nutritional superfoods, and refreshing beverages. So to find out more about them, we asked GOOP's Food Editor, Thea Baumann, to curate a three-recipe menu for a full day of good eating, happy hearts, and glowing skin. She reminds us that it's the "the less tangible benefits—the positive effects on our spirits—that keep many of us… coming back to good, nutritious food." As if we needed any more convincing to try these do-gooders. Read through to get the full details of all these benefits, and then make the recipes for yourself. Enjoy!
Say "Good Morning" With a Matcha Latte
If you haven't caught on to this superfood staple yet, you're in for a treat. One which you can enjoy hot or cold, depending on the season. The GOOP editors describe "this emerald powder, made by grinding whole green tea leaves, [as] chock-full of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids." Ready?matcha is packed with antioxidants that help fight free radicals, as well as other beneficial vitamins, minerals, and amino acids;
1⁄2 teaspoon ceremonial-grade matcha
1 teaspoon coconut sugar
Pinch vanilla powder
1⁄4 cup hot water
3⁄4 cup almond milk
Combine the matcha powder, coconut sugar, and vanilla powder in a glass or bowl.
Add the hot water and use a bamboo whisk to dissolve the matcha.
Add ice cubes and the almond milk and stir to combine.
Treat Yourself to a Hummus Snack
Next up, we have this yummy afternoon pick-me-up. The GOOP team has completely won us over, explaining that you'll get protein from "chickpeas, good fat from olive oil, fiber, vitamins, calcium, and iron from spinach, and vitamin C." As if that weren't enough, you'll also meet your nutritional needs of antioxidants from the lemon. Pack this powerhouse to eat after lunch, and don't forget the crudité. Or, you and your work wife can just spoon feed each other.
1 (14.5-ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons tahini
1 cup packed baby spinach leaves, cleaned, dried, and roughly chopped
Zest and juice of 1 medium Meyer (or small regular) lemon
1 large clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon kosher salt
Combine all the ingredients with 1⁄4 cup water in a food processor.
Blend until smooth and add more salt to taste.
Fill Up on Tasty Omega-3 Proteins
This salmon and avocado salad is almost too good to be true. Baumann explains that "salmon and avocado are high in poly- and mono-saturated fats, which are great for brain function and promote healthy, beautiful skin." And don't forget the omega-3! She also encourages playing "around with different versions of the grilled salmon and avocado salad for dinner… the flavor possibilities are really endless," as are the skin benefits.
1⁄4 cup soy sauce (or tamari if on a detox)
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for the grill pan
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
2 teaspoons mirin 2 small or 1 large clove garlic, finely grated
1 (2-inch) piece fresh ginger, finely grated
2 (6-ounce) salmon fillets
1 firm yet ripe avocado, quartered
2 handfuls baby spinach, washed and dried
Whisk together the soy sauce, olive oil, vinegar, mirin, garlic, and ginger in a glass measuring cup or small bowl. Pour half of the dressing into a shallow bowl, add the salmon, and turn to coat. Marinate for 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat a grill pan over medium-high heat and brush lightly with olive oil.
Add the salmon and avocado quarters to the pan and grill for 2 to 3 minutes on each side, until salmon is cooked to your liking and the avocado has nice grill marks.
Toss the spinach with reserved dressing to taste and top with the grilled salmon and avocado.
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