Following on from Tuesdays post. I thought I would share another tasty way to enjoy raspberries on these last few warm autumn days. So healthy they can even be served alongside breakfast!
Raspberries have a lot of health benefits similar to blueberries. But did you know they actually contain more vitamin C and fiber than blueberries.
Raspberries are full of antioxidants that have been shown to help keep our hearts healthy.
Some studies have shown raspberries to help with pain associated with arthritis, this is thanks to the polyphenols that have anti-inflammatories benefits.
Raspberries help protect our body from cancer. Again thanks to their high level of antioxidants which can help slow down the reproduction of cancer cells.
An excellent healthy snack as they are low in sugar but high in nutrients.
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.
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
Cranberries are related to blueberries and bilberries. And like these two berries they contain really high levels of antioxidants, phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals.
They can be added to our diet in many ways, from drinking their juice, baking, making homemade jam or jellies, adding them to smoothies, or snacking on them dried or raw. It’s important to remember that if you want to get the most from them - raw is best! I’ve listed below the benefits of including them in our diet.
Delicious a filling vegan Thai curry recipe. Roasting the sweet potatoes before adding them them gives the curry added texture.
Following on from my last post on peppermint, I thought I would share a tasty chocolate treat
Containing organic coconut oil which is packed with lauric acid to fight off bacteria and viruses, raw organic cacao which is high in antioxidants, iron, calcium and magnesium and peppermint oil which has been shown to help relax muscle spasms in the colon and stop bloating. These raw chocolate aren't just a tasty treat - but an excellent way to increase your intake of vitamins and minerals.
Chicken Bone Broth
Following on from my bone broth and vegetable soup recipe. I would like to go a little deeper into the benefits of this tasty liquid gold.
Chicken bone broth has been an old fashioned go to remedy for helping fight illnesses for many years. Its a soothing, easy to digest and delivers a heap of nutrients - exactly what we need when we are unwell. Chicken bone broth contains and amino acid called cysteine which helps thin mucus in the lungs.
Bone broth has gained a lot of popularity over the years, and you can find it for sale in many health food shops (liquid or powder form). You caneven get it as a takeaway from Pret!! The best bone broth though is the one you make at home yourself - that way you know exactly what is in and flavour it to your liking. See my bone broth recipe at the end of this blog.
I’ve mentioned in past posts about how important it is to keep our gut healthy - it makes up around 80% of our i