Curcumin is the main active ingredient in the spice Turmeric and gives the Turmeric its distinctive yellow colour. Its health benefits have been recognised for thousands of years and now, backed with extensive clinical research, the use of Curcumin as a powerful antioxidant as well as an anti-inflammatory supplement is gaining significant interest.
This vibrant Beetroot and Horseradish Hummus is not only very simple to make but also contributes 2 portions of your 7-a-day! No, it’s not the horseradish that counts, but the red kidney beans that I’ve used a base to make this delicious fiery dip. This is a perfect protein and fibre rich snack and also […]
If there’s one convenience item I’d love to encourage you to avoid (forever!), it’s a shop bought salad dressing! The list of nasties are endless and if you’re looking for a healthier, fresher and delicious alternative, you’d be surprised how easy it is to make your own homemade dressing, invariably using store cupboard ingredients. This homemade creamy lemon dijon […]
This delicious Hearty High Fibre Red lentil and Tomato Soup is a perfect one bowl meal, with the red lentils providing good protein, fibre and tomatoes and red peppers offering plenty of nutrients. Whether its a warming snack you’re looking for or a hearty portable lunch, this Hearty High Fibre Red Lentil and Tomato Soup is a winner!
This delicious Creamy Carrot, Ginger and Coriander soup is subtly spiced and delicately sweet, providing good protein, fibre and plenty of vitamins and antioxidants. As well as low fat and low GI, it is thickened with a brown rice flour adding even more fibre and protein for a complete meal that will keep you feeling full for longer […]
These Healthy Protein Packed Granola Bars are a delicious homemade alternative to the shop bought energy bars, that more often than not, although high in protein are also very high sugar. These are an ideal snack for slow afternoons and post exercise. Thermomix Instructions
This nutritious Butternut Squash Cinnamon Granola uses butternut squash to provide sweetness whilst boosting the nutrient content and can be used as a topping with yoghurt, but as it’s so delicious, do watch the portion sizes! Makes an ideal portable snack.
Combining Sautéed Sesame Kale, Sweet Potato and Cashew Wasabi Dressing, topped with Tamari coated pumpkin seeds creates a delicious salad that is not only stunning but super nutritious! The combination of the nutrient-rich dark leafy greens, with cashews and pumpkin seeds for added protein and sweet potato providing a complex carbohydrate source, this is a […]
These Nutrient-Rich Chocolate Beetroot Brownies not only offer a lower fat, no flour version but also deliver an intensely rich brownie, packed with antioxidants from the beetroot and the dark chocolate. The addition of ground almonds provides valuable oils as well as additional protein, making these Chocolate Beetroot Brownies a healthy longer lasting snack. Ideal lunch […]
Oxidative stress is a type of stress that we cannot see, as it affects the cells deep inside our bodies. It causes damage, more specifically, damage to the mitochondria, which are the power houses of each cell, thus affecting the amount of energy they produce and need to function.