You are what you eat! Food for healthy skin – Pu’er tea infused porridge with black rice and sesame cream

You are what you eat! Food for healthy skin – Pu’er tea infused porridge with black rice and sesame cream

Food for healthy skin: Pu’er tea infused porridge with black rice and sesame cream, combines some real superfoods for your skin!

We are back on the topic of glowing skin from the inside-out, partnering up again with Lu Ming Tang, a high-end skincare brand, which I trust to take care of my skin with their line of natural products made in the enchanting tea-harvesting mountains of Longjing, close to Hangzhou using ingredients outsourced from Japan. What I like about Lu Ming Tang is that it combines western technology with eastern tea philosophy, offering products which help those living in urban areas fighting pollution and keeping a healthy skin.

Like their Detox paste, which extracts and dissolves environmental toxins, pollution particles and all traces of impurities. It deeply detoxifies and nourishes the skin. All you have to do is apply it on your face and wait for 3 minutes, then massage it on your skin and rinse it off. This is a 2 in 1 product, it first nourishes and then it exfoliates the skin. Leaving it pure, smooth and radiant!

Today’s recipe is inspired by Lu Ming Tang Detox Paste. It is an easy porridge which features some superfood and best alley for a glowing skin.

  1. Sesame Seeds – fights free radicals keeping your skin elastic and young

2. Black Rice – softens and nourishes your skin

3. Pu’er tea – deep skin detoxifier, powerful anti-inflammatory. Supercharged with anti-oxidant, reach in vitamins, minerals, amino acids and essential cell nutrients.

For those of you not familiar, pu’er is a variety of fermented tea produced in Yunnan province, China.  This type of tea is different from what known as black tea in English, which in Chinese is called 红茶 hóngchá (literally, “red tea”).

If you are wondering where to find Pu’er tea, I have got you covered!

Xiangyuan Tea Store (香缘茶铺) has got a variety of traditional Chinese teas. They also offer tea ceremony training courses which teach you to recognize different types of tea and the specific ways to steep them, and help to improve your knowledge about tea and tea culture!
West Zhongshan road 520 Tianshan tea market No.2 building Shop 3307.

Back on the recipe – as I was saying, I got inspired by Lu Ming Tang Detox Paste and wanted to make something easy, yummy which could help detoxifying and nourishing my skin. SO. I made tea infused porridge. I still find it totally weird that I despise drinking tea, but love using it in cooking. Tea infused oat porridge with a cream of black rice and sesame seeds, the perfect everyday breakfast if you ask me, or a nice extravagant dessert to offer to your girlfriends.

The black tea infused steel-cut oats are awesome. The tea lends such a nice light and subtle flavor them, while the vanilla and coconut milk (or almond if you want) add a little sweetness and flavor. The really awesome part though is the creaminess. I love warm and creamy. Really I do.

But the COLOR! Gosh, I love color. Color makes the world a better (and brighter) place. <–fact. The color that the black rice give to this porridge just gives an extra pop and makes you want to dig right in.


for the porridge

  • 1/2 cup steal cut oats or use gluten free oats if needed
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut milk or almond milk plus more if needed
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or 1 vanilla pod
  • 1 bag of Pu’er tea 
  • 1 tablespoons honey or to taste
  • a pinch of Himalayan salt

for the black rice and sesame cream

  • 1 cup full-fat canned coconut milk or almond milk
  • 1/2 cup black rice
  • 1/8 cup maple syrup
  • 1/8 cup white sesame seeds
  • a pinch of Himalayan salt

In a saucepan over medium-high heat, bring milk to a boiling point, pour into a cup and add the tea. Let it infuse for 5 to 7 minutes.

Remove the tea and pour tea-milk into saucepan,  add the oats, vanilla bean and a pinch of salt, bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to maintain a gentle simmer, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the oats are tender and creamy. Remove from heat , stir in the honey and add milk to reach your desired consistency.

Boil rice in plenty of water until completely cooked, it will take over 20 min.

Transfer to your food processor, add sesame seeds, maple syrup, milk and salt and process until creamy. Add more milk if needed until you reach a pourable cream.

To serve, divide the warm porridge among two glasses alternating layers of oats and rice cream. Top it off with fresh berries and an extra drizzle of honey!

Serve warm or at room temperature.

This is SO yummy and SO good for you.

Healthy food to make you beautiful and strong from the inside-out.



About the author:

An Italian living in China with a strong passion for cooking! Browse my 'left-overs' session for many tasty grub!. Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.