Nutrition Edit

Melissa Hemsley’s favourite recipe inspired by Skin Blue Filter 

If there’s one person that understands how a balanced, nutritious diet can benefit our overall health – it’s feel-good chef and cookbook author Melissa Hemsley. Having written Eat Green, Feel Good, and The Art of Eating Well among others, she champions striping cookery back to the basics – avoiding processed foods in favour of whole, nutrient-dense ingredients that pack a vitamin-rich punch.

We asked Melissa to create a recipe supplement featuring Skin Blue Filter, highlighting the key nutrients: biotin, vitamin E, lutein, and zeathanin. This recipe is great to take alongside your daily supplements – remember, absorption is at its highest when you take any supplements with a main meal.

Mellissa ingredients

Melissa’s Recipe 

Carrot cake bircher muesli served with green tea

*Ingredients to protect skin for sunnier skies / aligning with Skin Blue Filter*

  • Feeds 4, takes 10 minutes (plus chill overnight) 
  • 200g oats, quinoa flakes or buckwheat flakes, or a mixture
  • 2 tbsp ground flax seeds(rich in biotin!)
  • 2 large handfuls of toasted walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 2 apples, cored and coarsely grated
  • 2 carrots, coarsely grated, containing luetin and zeathanin
  • Handful of raisins or dried cranberries (optional)
  • Thumb of fresh ginger, finely grated
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 500ml milk of your choice 
  • Honey or maple syrup, to taste


To serve:

  • 200g Greek yoghurt or your favourite coconut yoghurt
  • 4 large handfuls of raspberries
  • Green tea 



  • The night before you want to eat your bircher, mix all of the ingredients (except the yoghurt) in a large bowl, adding maple syrup to taste depending on how sweet you like things. Put in the fridge overnight. 
  • To serve, spoon the bircher into bowls and top with yoghurt and raspberries. Serve with green tea. You could layer into jam jars for a breakfast on the go! 

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