Recipes Which Promote Health & Wellness

Garlicky White Beans with Kale & Parmesan
Garlicky White Beans with Kale & Parmesan

There are so many healthy eating plans around at the moment, it is difficult sometimes to know which you should choose. We want our food to be nutritious, quick and easy to make but above all tasty. If you are new to clean eating, it is important to get a variety of dishes available to you as I would imagine (it hasn’t happened to me…yet) that eating lots of vegetable based food can get a little boring after a while and you could potentially fall into the rut of same old, same old quite quickly.

I am glad to say that I have never gone short of ideas of what to prepare for dinner and that is down to Dale Pinnock, The Medicinal Chef. His recipe books contain a host of fairly humble ingredients but which have been shown to have beneficial effects on a number of medical conditions. His recipes are easy to make and give the body a boost to maintain good healthy and increased energy levels.

With his kind permission, he is allowing me to share some of his recipes with you and I will be dedicating a page to this on the main blog. You can read about Dale at his website on http://www.dalepinnock.com you can also follow him on Twitter @dale_pinnock

Water With A Twist

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We all know that water is essential to good health but if like me you can’t manage a glass of water without putting a tea bag in it, this might just be the answer!!

Try making fruity water with herbs – you can make up some great combinations and generally if the items work together on the plate, chances are they will make a lovely refreshing drink for you to keep in your fridge and enjoy when you need that thirst quencher.

The two waters pictured were honeydew melon with cucumber and mint. Drunk lovely and cold straight from the fridge, it really did hit the spot. The second was a lemon & lime with rosemary, again a lovely combination which was tasty and refreshing. Strawberries, lemon and basil was a strange mix but tasted totally divine. You can good old plain water, or jazz it up a little by using coconut water for a Caribbean twist.

Watch this space as I experiment with different fruit and herbs over the coming days!!

Wellness Smoothies Made By Yours Truly

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Stepping away from the recipe book and creating my own yummy smoothies.

Blend together the following Ingredients:

1 x banana
1 x tbsp of blueberries
1 x tbsp of oats
1 x tbsp of pumpkin seeds
1 x tbsp of hemp protein powder
1 x tbsp of maple syrup
1 x large handful of fresh spinach
Top up with coconut milk

Totally scrummy even though I say so myself – any ideas for a name??