When you think of healthiest vegetables…spinach definitely always comes to mind. And for good reason too! One of the most nutrient dense foods around, packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.
Including spinach in your diet regularly has many health benefits and as it’s not the most strongly flavoured vegetable it can easily be added to many dishes (even raw in smoothies) with out altering the flavour!
Top 3 health benefits of spinach
A delicious meal to be served with a leafy salad, or cut into small squares as a popular appetiser.
Once all the ingredients are prepared its really quick to put together and only needs 20minutes in the over.
Caramelized onions (see below for ingredients)
4 handfuls of spinach
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 garlic clove mashed
1 tub of soft goats cheese
1 roll of ready rolled puff pastry.
Caramelized onion ingredients
2 onions sliced
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 tablespoon sugar
Following on from my last post I thought I would share this delicious way of adding ginger to your diet.
Ginger contains a wide range of important vitamins and minerals. It also contains gingerol an active chemical component that is related to capsaicin and pipeline, and it’s what gives chilli peppers and black pepper their spiciness. Gingerol is a potent antioxidant with anti inflammatory benefits.
These healthy muffins are so simple to make and an excellent on the go snack. Store in your freezer and just pop in the microwave when needed. Full of health boosting nutrients and fibre.
Following on from my last weekly tip ‘the health benefits of cranberries.’ I thought I would share this delicious recipe as another way to get this super nutritious fruit into your diet.
A perfect snack to have when you get that chocolate craving. Packed full of protein, fibre and other healthy nutrients, they won't last long!
3 tablespoons organic coconut oil
10 dates (soaked in boiling water for 15minutes)
2 tablespoons nut butter
1 can of cannellini beans drained and rinsed
50g raw cacao powder
1tsp of milk
Desiccated coconut, raw cacao and hemp hearts to roll the truffles in.
Soak the dates for 15minutes in boiling water to soften them.
Melt the coconut oil in a microwave proof bowl.
Drain the dates and add all the ingredients to a food processor and blend until it becomes a smooth paste.
Have a taste to check if its sweet enough - if not add a little squeeze of agave syrup.
Scrap mixture our into a bowl, cover with clingfilm and leave to set in the fridge for 1hr.
Once set, use a teaspoon to scoop out and roll into balls.
Add the desiccated coconut, raw cacao powder and hemp hearts
Delicious a filling vegan Thai curry recipe. Roasting the sweet potatoes before adding them them gives the curry added texture.
Packed full of goodness and no refined sugar these muffins are the perfect balanced snack for the whole family.