Avocado's never fail me. I'm obsessed with avocados. They contain an amazing array of carotenoids. They are also anti-inflammatory. They help digestion, are high in vitamin K, fiber, folate and vitamin C. Avocados are also high in fat but it is considered to be the good fat that helps you absorb nutrients, protects you from inflammation, and helps lower your risk of heart disease. This pesto is super fast and super tasty. If you want to make it a 100% raw dish, make zucchini noodles instead :)
Mmmm sweet, sour and savory all in one dish and your kitchen will smell amazing in the process!
This is definitely the most crunchy muesli I have made so if you love a bit of crunch, this one is for you! Quinoa is a nutritional powerhouse of a super-food, take a read here for the long list of benefits quinoa has to offer. Technically, quinoa is a pseudo grain but for grain-free folk, sometimes still makes it's way into their diet. So this muesli may be suitable for those who want to stay away from the usual cereal grains.
A cross between a brownie and a breakfast bar :) Full of nuts and grains with some yummy dark choc chunks. A good snack for smoko.
...it's as good as it sounds. Any type of pasta will do - choose gluten free if you wish :)
2 major studies published this month highlighting the detrimental health effects of consuming animal protein vs plant protein
The meat and dairy industries are two of my biggest bugbears as far as ill-informed, persistent marketing to the public in order to stay the centre of people's plates in the developed world. So I was happy to see two major studies be published in journals as well as major news sites in the UK, Europe, USA, Australia and NZ that highlight the truth about what animal protein does to the body. Here are the summaries of these two studies. These studies draw the same conclusions as decades of previous studies which haven't had the same public exposure - that plant protein is far superior for long term health. The authors of third study in the same journal found that a high protein diet is as bad for your health as smoking 20 cigarettes a day.
There's a first for everything and purple soup was my first today! Such an amazing colour. Here's some of the health benefits of purple foods:
Purple foods prevent premature aging
Purple foods are colored by a pigment called anthocyanin, a strong and protective antioxidant which can help reduce the risk of cancer, help improve memory and assist with healthy aging.
Purple foods protect your heart
Purple fruits and vegetables are also packed with flavonoids — known to be one of the most powerful phytochemicals. Flavonoids are heart-healthy, beneficial to the cardiovascular system and can lower your risk of heart disease.
I've had zucchini coming out my ears recently(!) so I've been trying to come up with new ways of using it. Here is a rather experimental "cheesecake" which turned out great! Using soaked cashews and avocado as the base for the filling, it turned out a beautiful creamy texture that you get in an ordinary cheesecake but without the dairy and with all the amazing health benefits that come with eating nuts and avocado. The flavour is a vanilla/lemon combo. It's very easy to make - your food processor does more of the work for you! Enjoy :D
Clean, plant based recipes for EVERYONE :) And some research thrown in for good measure.