We love Turmeric to revive the skin and bring out its natural glow—and so does Nutritionist & Naturopath, Dr Simoné Laubsher.
Simone lists a few of the many benefits of Turmeric to be:
- Anti-bacterial &
- Antioxidant rich.
When it comes to Turmeric in skincare—did you know it also helps to:
- Brighten & even skin tone while reducing the appearance of pigmentation
- Relive redness & calm sensitive skin with anti-inflammatory properties
- Protect against environmental stressors while helping to delay the signs of aging.
Simoné has kindly shared what she calls her “sunshine” healing soup recipe, so you can revel in the benefits of this ingredient—inside and out.
Sunshine Healing Turmeric Soup
- 1 medium-sized butternut squash (peeled and chopped into large chunks)
- 1 sweet potato (peeled and chopped into large chunks)
- 3 carrots (peeled and chopped into large chunks)
- 1 medium-sized leek (sliced)
- 1 onion (sliced)
- 2 sticks of celery (sliced)
- 1 litre vegetable stock (heated)
- 2 cups of fresh spinach
- Add a few sprigs of thyme
- 2 tbsp olive or avocado oil
- 1/2 – 1 tsp turmeric powder
- Salt & pepper.
Soup MethodIn a casserole dish or large pan, and over medium heat, sweat the celery, leek, and onion in the oil until soft and translucent. Stir in the thyme leaves and turmeric powder. Add the chopped butternut squash, sweet potato and carrot and pour in the hot veggie stock. Simmer until the root veggies are tender and just before serving, drop in the spinach. Add sea or rock salt and pepper to taste. Serve with a generous helping of fresh green sauce.
Green Sauce Ingredients
- ½ cup pine nuts
- ½ cup walnuts
- ¼ cup olive or avocado oil
- 1 tsp crushed garlic
- 2 to 3 tbsp lemon juice
- ½ cup vegan parmesan (optional)
- 1.5 cups fresh basil leaves
- ½ cup water (60ml)
- Sea or rock salt and pepper to taste.
Green Sauce MethodAdd all the ingredients to a food processor and mix until well combined. Coarse or smooth is fine, whichever you prefer. If the sauce is too thick it can be loosened with water or oil. Any leftover sauce can be used as a spread or dip for crudites. It’s also delicious drizzled over roasted vegetables! Stay well, Simone x Not sure where to start with your wellness journey? Try our free Rejuv Wellness Quiz.
Simone Laubscher has a BSc MSc PhD in Science and nutrition and has treated patients for over 20 years.
After struggling with health issues relating to obesity (metabolic, thyroid, adrenal, blood sugar and eating disorders), Simoné treated herself successfully 22 years ago, following her graduation from university with her B.Sc.-Nutrition, from the UNSW, Sydney, Australia.
Simoné then went on to do an M.Sc in Naturopathy and Nutrition and a PhD in human nutrition. She is very passionate about setting both adults and children free of disease and debilitating conditions. Simoné specialises in obesity, long-term weight loss, metabolic reset, eating disorders, diabetes, IBS / gut disorders, depression, stress/adrenal fatigue, hormonal regulation and immune-related illnesses such as cancer.
Due to her own health issues and observations with her clients Simoné became increasingly frustrated with the vitamin industry using synthetic ingredients, so as a result 15 years ago started to formulate her own whole food organic supplement line called Rejuv Wellness. Simoné also went on to formulate the whole food supplement line for Welleco, born out of her client Elle Macpherson’s own personal journey for optimum wellness.