Nutrition

 

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Hippocrates famously said, ?Let food be thy medicine? and he would certainly approve of the multitudinal medicinal benefits found in Asparagus.Aside from tasting delicious and being totally in season in May, this member of the cruciferous family is packed full of fibre, folate and vitamins A, C, E and K, acts as an antioxidant in the body and can protect from and fight certain forms of cancer.
Asparagus has a fresh flavour synonymous with summer and can be enjoyed simply grilled with salt, pepper, lemon and oil, blended into a light soup or added to more substantial dishes such as risotto.
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As the days get longer and the nights warmer, it?s the perfect excuse to take your food outside.

Whether this means taking an alfresco lunch break, early evening picnics or throwing barbeques at the weekend, it?s highly beneficial to enjoy as much of the great outdoors as possible.

Summer is the perfect time to get creative with your lunches.Nutritious and delicious salads are perfectly padded out with rice or pulses such as lentils, beans, peas and/or quinoa.Try making a large batch of your base ingredient to have on hand and adding the finishing vegetable accompaniments as you go to ensure maximum freshness and flavour.Nuts, seeds, dried fruit and fresh herbs add further taste and texture and a light dressing can be used to add further depth to the salad.

We are bombarded on a daily basis with competing ideas about what is means and looks like to be ?healthy?.The easiest way, however, to make this assessment, is to focus on how you feel.When you concentrate on how you feel, you gain better understanding into what kinds of nutritional sustenance your body requires, and when.Use this wisdom to help you make the the most nourishing choices for your composition.As a general rule of thumb, the cleaner you are eating and drinking, the better you will feel!



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RECIPE: Super easy – High-protein energy balls

If you lead an active lifestyle, it?s important that you are eating the right food at the right times in order to replenish your muscles, avoid injuries and to get the most out of your fitness routine. Instead of reaching for heavily processed powders, we love these high-protein energy balls that you can prepare in advance to have handy after those strenuous strengthening sessions:

You will need:

  • 4 tbsp tahini
  • 3 tbsp almond butter
  • ? mashed banana
  • 4 tbsp ground almonds
  • 2 tbsp dessicated coconut
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 1 tbsp goji berries

1.) Mix the tahini, almond butter and banana in a bowl until combined.

2.) Add in the rest of the ingredients slowly until a dough is formed. You may find that you need additional ground almonds if the mixture is too sticky.
3.) Prepare the mixture into balls and roll in chia seeds, desiccated coconut, cacao or stud with goji berries (N.B Chia is a great source of protein and Omega-3s)

4.) Store in the fridge or in the freezer if you know they?ll be in transit for a long period of time

 

 

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