Skin Improving Tomato Paste
Protect the skin against the sun, strengthens the immune system, is anti inflammatory and tastes really good. Use it in dressings and as a sauce.
Tomatoes contains a lot of lycopene which is a very powerful antioxidant that recently has been shown to protect against sun damage and is thought to play a role in preventing cancer and heart disease. Cooked tomatoes and tomato products like pasta and sauce, makes lycopene more bioavailable than raw tomatoes.
The antioxidants in rosemary help prevent skin damage and maximize skin tone by neutralizing free radicals. Free-radical damage compromises the support structure in your skin, leading to wrinkles, sagging and uneven skin tone. This flavorful herb is a good source of iron, calcium and vitamin B6, which supports healthy collagen levels. Rosemary is also a rich source of manganese, a mineral that helps minimize wrinkles and protects the skin from damage.
Eat 2+ tbs. a day to help protect your skin.
- Prep time: 5 min.
- Cook time: 40 min.
- Total time: 45 min.
- Serves: 0,6 cup
- 6 ripe tomatoes, peeled and seeded (to peel, cut a small "x" on the top and drop in to boiling water for 10 seconds and drop in to an ice bath. Skin will easily peel off)
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 2 cloves of fresh garlic (or more to taste), chopped
- 2 tsp dried rosemary
- 1 cup of water
- 1/2 organic veggie bouillon cubs
- Slice the tomatoes into halves.
- Pour all the ingredients into a medium stockpot and bring to boil.
- Then simmer on low heat for 30 minutes (until rosemary is soft and done).
- Use an immersion blender to puree sauce until smooth.
Use fresh or store in the fridge up to 3-4 days.