Spring Time Recipes

Now that winter is officially over what better way to celebrate than to begin a healthy eating program, and really ensure we are looking after our bodies in the best possible way. So here I have a few recipes for you to try out, that I have recently used which are nutritious and will help to nourish and energise your body over the coming months.

Breakfast Crunch

Ingredients:

  • apple
  • handful of dessicated coconut
  • handful of nuts of your choice
  • handful of sunflower seeds
  • handful of goji berries
  • half a teaspoon of maca
  • half a teaspoon of mesquite

Method:

  • Cut up apple removing the core.
  • Place all ingredients in food processor and process just enough so it is still crunchy.
  • Eat with milk or yogurt of your choice.

(serves one)

This is a tasty raw muesli that is rich in vitamins, minerals, is a great source of protein and is so easy to make. You can add in nuts that you like or seeds of your choice, for an extra blast of antioxidants you could top it off with blueberries, and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

Chocolate Slice

Ingredients:

Base

  • 2 cups of ground up almonds
  • 1 cup of dates
  • 1 tbsp cacao nibs
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 2 tbsp water

Icing

  • 6 tbsp cacao butter
  • 2 tbsp raw honey
  • 4 tsp cacao powder

Method:

  • Put all ingredients for the base into your food processor and process until it starts to stick together.
  • Then press into a pie dish and place in freezer for half an hour.
  • Melt the cacao butter very gently, add in honey and cacao and whisk ingredients together until it is a smooth consistency
  • Take base from freezer and pour icing over it.
  • Place in the freezer for another half an hour and then cut into slices and enjoy

(store in the fridge or freezer to keep it fresh)

This is a delicious tasty snack perfect for afternoon tea that is once again rich in protein, provides you with a great source of antioxidants and contains good fats. If you want to be decadent you could serve it with whipped cream or make your own cashew nut cream.

Curried Almond Cream Dip

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup filtered water
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp Himalayan salt
  • 1/2 tsp curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tbsp raw maca powder
  • 2 cloves of garlic crushed
  • juice of 1 lemon

Method:

  • Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and whizz up until it comes to desired consistency

This makes a great dip to have with veggie sticks or crackers but also goes well as an addition to dahl. The addition of maca means that it gives you an extra nutritional boosts and ensures you get all the amino acids you need. I have previously written about the health benefits of maca.

What recipes you are trying at the moment, are there any special seasonal vegetables you are using in your cooking?
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