Super-boost your tresses with our bespoke winter hair-superfood recipes brought to you by The Little Deli, Crosby!
With the party season now upon us, it’s no surprise that our guests want their hair to look as beautiful and healthy as possible. Whilst visits to your favourite Formby Hair Salon are the key to instantly gorgeous tresses, it’s also important to understand that you must really care for your hair whilst away from the salon. Team professional hair care products with delicious and nutritious home-made recipes that are crammed with hair superfoods to ensure that your hair looks fabulous for the party season and beyond.
For December, Nutrition Experts Julie Sutton and Rania Crosbie of The Little Deli Crosby have created a Creamy Winter Wonderland Soup recipe that will boost the integrity of your hair whilst encouraging growth and uber-glossy tresses.
You can tune into our social media pages @artelierformby on the first Sunday of each month to read up on our delicious tailor-made #hairsuperfood recipe of the month and follow Julie’s step by step guide.
CREAMY WINTER WONDERLAND SOUP RECIPE
3 Parsnips, peeled and chopped
300ml Vegetable Stock
100g Cooked Chestnuts you can leave these out if you have a nut allergy.
For the Cranberry Jam
25g Cranberries (these can be frozen)
1 tbsp. of maple syrup
1 tbsp. Chia seeds
Add a touch of olive oil into a pan
Add the onion to the pan, stirring until tender, and then add the parsnips
Cook for another 5 mins, and then crumble in the Vegetable stock cube
Add 300ml water and chestnuts
Cover and simmer for 30 mins until the parsnip is tender
Add cranberries, chia seeds, 1tablespoon of maple syrup and ½ chilli chopped into a pan and put on a low heat, stirring occasionally
When the cranberries have softened, take this off the heat and allow to cool
Blitz with blender, then season to taste
Ladle into bowls and top with the Cranberry and chia seed jam
This recipe is 4 servings, however, it can be frozen and easily reheated when you are ready for your next fix of creamy winter wonderland soup.
WHAT IS THIS GOING TO DO FOR MY HAIR?
Parsnips: are a sweet root vegetable that are full of flavour and so easy to prepare. They are particularly rich in Manganese, which is essential to help with the absorption of Vitamins, such as Vitamin C. Parsnips are also an amazing source of folic acid. A diet with sufficient folic acid can help healthier hair growth. If you notice you are experiencing hair loss, it could be because of folic acid deficiency. It can also help control premature greying of hair, as the folic acid helps to keep red blood cell count at a normal level, keeping the hair healthy.
Chestnuts: are a Vitamin B1 rich source, also known as thiamine. If you want beautiful and shiny hair, then thiamine is a vitamin you will want plenty of. Vitamin B1 can help your hair grow by preventing brittleness. This is essential at this time of year when our locks are over styled, dealing with bad weather and need some love.
Cranberries: These juicy berries are a rich source Vitamin C, which has strong antioxidant properties. Antioxidants can help protect hair follicles against damage from harmful molecules called free radicals. These molecules exist naturally in the body and the environment. Also, the body uses Vitamin C to produce collagen, a protein that helps strengthen hair to prevent it from becoming brittle and breaking. What’s more, Vitamin C helps the body absorb iron from the diet. Low iron levels may cause anaemia, which has been linked to hair loss.
Chia Seeds: These little seeds are an abundant source of protein. Protein is essential for healthy hair growth and the production of keratin. They are only small but packed full of protein power.