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Nourish Your Skin from Within: A Healthy Bread Recipe Inspired by Barbara O'Neill's Teachings

Nourish Your Skin from Within: A Healthy Bread Recipe Inspired by Barbara O'Neill's Teachings

In the quest for radiant, healthy skin, we often focus on skincare products and treatments. However, renowned health educator Barbara O'Neill reminds us that true beauty starts from within.

By nourishing our bodies with wholesome, nutrient-rich foods, we can support our skin's health and vitality. Today, we're excited to share a delicious bread recipe inspired by Barbara O'Neill's teachings, packed with ingredients that promote glowing skin from the inside out.

Whole Grain and Seed Bread


  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds (for topping, optional)


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a loaf pan and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the whole wheat flour, oat flour, ground flaxseed, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the almond milk, maple syrup or honey, apple cider vinegar, and melted coconut oil.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until well combined.
  5. Transfer the batter into the prepared loaf pan, spreading it out evenly. Sprinkle the hemp seeds on top, if using.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 45-55 minutes, or until the bread is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. Allow the bread to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely before slicing.

Benefits for Skin Health:

  1. Whole Wheat and Oat Flour: Rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals, whole grains support digestive health and help maintain stable blood sugar levels, which can promote clear, radiant skin.
  2. Flaxseed and Chia Seeds: Packed with omega-3 fatty acids, flaxseed and chia seeds help maintain skin hydration, reduce inflammation, and support skin barrier function.
  3. Pumpkin Seeds and Sunflower Seeds: These seeds are excellent sources of zinc, vitamin E, and antioxidants, which protect the skin from free radical damage, promote collagen production, and support skin repair and renewal.
  4. Coconut Oil: Provides moisturizing properties when consumed internally and contains antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory compounds that may benefit skin health.
  5. Maple Syrup or Honey: While sweeteners should be consumed in moderation, natural options like maple syrup or honey offer trace amounts of antioxidants and can add a touch of sweetness to the bread.


With Barbara O'Neill's wisdom in mind, let's embrace the power of nourishing our bodies with wholesome, nutrient-dense foods. This whole grain and seed bread recipe not only satisfies the taste buds but also provides a nourishing boost to support radiant, healthy skin from within.

Enjoy each slice as a delicious reminder of the beauty that comes from taking care of ourselves inside and out.