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EXCLUSIVE: beauty expert Liz Earle shares her mother's best food tip - and the cakes you should bake for your mum this Mother's Day

March 13, 2015
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Health and beauty expert Liz Earle built a hugely successful botanical beauty brand which was sold to Avon five years ago. She has been kept busy since as a consultant to the brand as well as with her organic farm, a worldwide charity and now a new digital magazine titled Liz Earle Wellbeing – not to mention her five children aged from four to 24. Ahead of Mother's Day, the entrepreneur, who is glowing and youthful aged 51, exclusively shares with HELLO! Online the best tip her own mother ever shared with her, as well as those she has passed on to her own children. She also has a delicious, fat-free rose and berry sponge cake recipe and some gorgeous almond and rose petal mini muffins for you to make for your mum this Sunday.

Liz Earle shares heath and beauty tips ahead of Mother's Day

"As a mum," says Liz, "I've always taught my daughter Lily that beauty begins from within and what we put into our bodies from food (and drink!) affects the way we make our skin cells. Eating well is a fundamental part of looking good – if we put good foods inside, we can expect radiant, clear, strong skin on the outside." Remembering her own mother, the former beauty journalist reveals, "The best tip my own mother taught me was to eat something green with every meal – and she wasn't talking about my favourite wine gums! I’ve passed this tip onto my own children to develop a healthy love of peas and broccoli alongside sweeter snacks of grapes, kiwi fruit and apples."

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Liz Earle pictured with her daughter - she has five children aged from four to 24

How to make sure your children get their greens? Liz explains that juicing is her trick. "As a mum to five kids ranging in ages from 4 to 24 years, I know that getting everyone to eat their greens can be a real challenge. I’ve found juicing to be a really easy, sure-fire way to slip in some wholesome goodness.

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These lovely almond mini muffins will make a perfect Mother's Day treat

"Cabbage and apple is an amazingly tasty green juice combo, or try adding a teaspoon of a green 'superfood' such as spirulina or chlorella powder whizzed into plain apple or carrot juice for an instantly healthy all-age wellbeing fix."

More recipes and other creative Easter ideas can be found in the Spring 2015 edition of Liz Earle Wellbeing, available from Zinio, Apple or Amazon for £2.99.

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