Cocktails, travel and lots of sun!
Hello my dear friends!! and welcome back here on Dedycated with our tips and recipes of “supercocktails” and “superfoods” …. I have a question for you! where will you spend your holidays this year? have you been hitting the seaside yet? but If you haven’t yet… well this is my advise, jump and see your gardener first, then go right away! you’re wondering why? this article, this cocktail and our advise will give you one or two reasons!
Returning from a good trip
Our short and recent trip to Sardinia featured a great sunny week and we’ve got to be honest… we were really lucky as this 2018 summer in Italy has really done the whims! We spent some nice days with the family by the sea, we explored new places and even an uninhabited island where I discovered a spontaneous plantation of garlic, and we saw closely the areas where the delicious sea urchins are sourced.
Skin burnt, despite much of sunscreen lotions
it was right on the desert island of “Mal di Ventre” by the west coast, where we anchored the boat for a short break and took a refreshing bath. Surrounded by so much beauty, we had been hit by a real insolation, the one that literally burns your skin! yet we are not naive, certainly we were equipped with the necessary to fight the burns, with creams and various sprays that unfortunately have not fulfilled their duty.
If there is one thing that continues to be good, ithese are my skills where it comes to find solutions in situations of uncertainty … and therefore to my question about “how can I avoid carbonizing my skin again??” and above all “how can a barman, passionate about HEALTHY food and drink like me find a solution to all this? “…how silly…. maybe not…!
A cocktail and lots of tips
1-Surely I would be more careful, 2- perhaps I’ll wear a shirt! 3- certainly I could increase the protection level of my sunscreen cream lotion or 4- simply stay longer in water and less exposed the sun! for sure if you ask me a natural method and suitable for a good, healthy and lasting tanned I present you my brand new cocktail, remember to drink it, not to pour it on your body 🙂
the Sunny Mary … from the beaches of Sardinia!
The pharmacy precautions, sunscreens and the right stuffs should never be left at home, but an advice on something “not too alcoholic” but “sparkling” and no doubt “creative” and definitely rich in superfoods is here ready for you, so try this drink 🙂
- few Organic carrots, to be squeezed with a electric juicer until obtaining a quantity of about 120 ml, it is going to give volume and body to the cocktail;
-We chose the small ones that the lands have donated with still mud to be washed off! with an eye to the organic, in fact you source them from the gardener that you trust the most! The carrot is the undisputed queen of that category of these ingredients, which go hand in hand with tanning as containing Vitamin A (beta-carotene), helps to stimulate the melanin, aka the primary determinant of the color of human skin, that pigment red-brown color that is present not only in the skin, but also in the eyes, in the hair and in the ear, and partly in the nervous system.
- A mix of tomatoes, to stick to the great classic, I suggest to cook them in the oven, let them caramelise, then adjust them with salt and your favourite seasonings, I always like a cloud of oregano, and fresh basil.
Have you ever heard of lycopene? I studied this for the first time back at schools, many years ago… the effects and benefits of this substance contained in the seeds and peel of tomatoes, can be decisive to the cause as they give a hand to your skin to RESIST in direct UV rays right to the body! with them, peppers and watermelon are also rich in Lycopene.
- Beer, the unknown power of hops, about 50 ml;
I am strongly convinced that beer is the most beautiful gift that has been given to us by middle-age times farmers and brewers , who since the fifteenth’ century have cultivated, harvested the hop, to give life to the foam of the most drunk fermented beverage in the world. this time we use the local Beer Ichnusa “unfiltered” … she’s loved all over the world, has a higher content of hops and yeasts, does not undergo complete filtration and gives me an idea to add an unusual ingredient in mixing, but that marries the cause very well: hops also favor the activation of melanin.
- Lemon, basil and oregano, adjust the C vitamins as you like;
From Marcella’s homegrown full of veggies garden, we pick basil and oregano, along with organic lemons, with a skin thinner than my finger 🙂 aiming to give the right spiciness, these are all the necessary dressing and the right balance with the acidity and vitamin C that will also contribute to the balance of the mineral salts you need … and will stop bad free radicals that develop naturally with exposure to the sun … a hot pepper of those very spicy, called “habanero” for the right pleasure to bring the same burning of the sun on the tongue as well as on the shoulders!