? ?Warming Recipes and Nutritional Tips

wf paint resize Keep your immunity in check this Autumn by complementing your diet with Turmeric. The root adds depth to a refreshing juice, a simple salad or a warming curry. Related to Ginger, Turmeric?s flavour friends include Citrus Fruits, Carrots, Beans, Root Vegetables, Coconut, Fennel, Figs and Seafood. Aside from adding vibrancy to any dish, Turmeric promotes healthy joints, illuminates your skin and acts as a digestive aid.
mo paint resize Whilst Kale is a regular on the health scene, it deserves a special mention in October as this is the month that the cruciferous vegetable really comes into season and is most readily available and flavoursome. For optimum results, consume raw in a salad, juice or smoothie. Kale?s benefits reach furthest when absorbed raw but it?s bitter flavour can be a shock to those unfamiliar with it. This can easily be mellowed out with Cacao and Goji Berries in a smoothie and other fruits such as Apples, Pears and Berries in a juice. Alternatively, Kale can be enjoyed lightly sauteed, steamed or even oven baked or dehydrated into a healthy alternative to crisps.
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lkm Our Autumn?edition wouldn?t be complete without paying homage to the Pumpkin. Aside from being one of the more decorative legumes, Pumpkins are something of a nutritional powerhouse. Packed with beta-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin and potassium, the humble Pumpkin stimulates immunity, provides a source of healthy fat and is a highly nutritious post-workout option as it rehydrates the body and promotes muscle recovery. Pumpkin is extremely versatile and is a hearty addition to any soup, casserole or curry. It can alternatively be enjoyed oven roasted or baked into virtuous breakfast muffins.
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coconut If you haven?t already experienced the multiple health benefits of using Coconut Oil, now?s a great time to introduce it into your routine. Fantastic for hair, skin and nails due to it?s high (healthy) fat content and also supports brain, heart and thyroid function. This multitalented oil can be used in cooking or simply taken orally. It can also be applied topically as a moisturiser, in place of deodorant and can even be used to clean your teeth!
co resize paint Ayurvedic medicine has long drawn on the medicinal qualities of herbs. A popular drink in India is Chai which harnesses the properties of Cardamon, Ginger, Cinnamon, Turmeric, Clove and Black Tea and transforms them into a heavenly concoction that can be enjoyed hot or cold, although it is traditionally served warm. Here?s how to recreate your own dairy free version at home:?

Ingredients:

1 cup whole Almonds/Cashews (soaked overnight in refrigerator),?1 Tbsp loose black tea leaves,?Date nectar or Honey (to taste),?Powdered Cinnamon, Cloves, Cardamon, Ginger, Nutmeg, Basil, Black Pepper (a pinch of each).

1. To make the milk, place the nuts in a blender (enough to cover blades), fill to the top with water and blend until nuts have been very finely ground. Using a sieve, strain the finished product until it reaches a milk like consistency.

2. Heat 1 cup of nut milk in a saucepan

3. Add in the tea leaves, the spices and the nectar/honey

4. Heat at a very low simmer for roughly 5 minutes

5. Taste and sweeten/marinate if required

6. Strain the liquid (to remove tea leaves) and enjoy immediately

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