Healthy dessert anyone? Pears are packed with phytonutrients that provide us with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory benefits. Add in some deliciously melted dark chocolate and your not only getting more antioxidants but also topping up your iron and magnesium levels. Healthy gut!
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This is a deliciously light breakfast for those warm summer months. Low carb, highly nutritious, with a bit of added protein. Find more recipes at fertilitylifestyleprogram.com Papaya and banana with yoghurt topping Top half a papaya with slices of banana, your favorite yoghurt (I prefer plain or coconut). A squeeze of lime and lots of seeds. Great enzymes and probiotics for digestion and gut health. Can be a breakfast and even a dessert
If you are a lasagna fan then you’re going to love this pasta free recipe!! It’s super low in carbs and lower fat cheese options. Give it a try and let us know what you think. It’s amazing! More recipes at fertilitylifestyleprogram.com Pasta free lasagne serves 4 (leftovers for lunch tomorrow) 3 large zucchinis (cut into thin long strips) 2 cups low fat cottage cheese ½ cup low fat mozzarella (grated) Pesto 1 bunch basil 1 cup pinenuts 2 garlic cloves ½ cup grated parmesan 4 tbsp olive oil Blend to paste Tomato sauce 1 can crushed tomatoes 1 brown onion (finely chopped) 2 garlic cloves (crushed) 2 cups chopped spinach 1 tbsp olive oil Fry onion and garlic unitl brown. Add tomatoes and spinach, simmer for 10 min Chicken mix 1 pack chicken mince 2 handfuls of button mushrooms (sliced) ¼ tsp cinnamon ¼ tsp cardamom 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar 1 tbsp olive oil Heat olive oil in a hot pan. Add mushrooms and chicken mince. Keep turning until chicken is cooked through. Add the spices and balsamic vinegar. Simmer and stir for 15 min. Pre heat oven to 220C. In a baking dish begin to layer the ingredients in thin layers. Start with the tomato sauce, then a layer of zucchini strips, a layer of chicken, a layer of pesto, a layer of cottage cheese and continue layering in this order until you finish with the last layer of zucchini on top. Sprinkle with grated mozzarella and bake covered for about 30-40 min until zucchini is tender. Uncover and bake for another 10 minutes until cheese has lightly browned. Cut and serve. Drizzle with balsamic reduction and enjoy!
Do you want to function at your best? Eat the rainbow! Each colour gives us its own group of phytonutrients. In 2018, I’m going to give you some delicious and nutritious recipes that show you how to include a lot of colour into your meals. Wait until you see how your going to feel by the end of the year! Stay tuned What’s in a colour? RED Red fruits and vegetables are coloured by a natural plant pigment called lycopene. Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant that can help reduce the risk of cancer and keep our heart healthy. PURPLE /BLUE The plant pigment anthocyanin is what gives blue/purple fruits and vegetables their distinctive colour. Anthocyanin also has antioxidant properties that protect cells from damage and can help reduce the risk of cancer, stroke and heart disease. ORANGE/YELLOW Carotenoids give this group their vibrant colour. A well-known carotenoid called Betacarotene is found in sweet potatoes, pumpkins and carrots. It is converted to vitamin A, which helps maintain healthy mucous membranes and healthy eyes. Another carotenoid called lutein is stored in the eye and has been found to prevent cataracts and age-related macular degeneration, which can lead to blindness. GREEN Green vegetables contain a range of phytochemicals including carotenoids, indoles and saponins, all of which have anti-cancer properties. Leafy greens such as spinach and broccoli are also excellent sources of folate. BROWN/WHITE White fruits and vegetables contain a range of health-promoting phytochemicals such as allicin (found in garlic) which is known for its antiviral and antibacterial properties. Some members of the white group, such as bananas and potatoes, are also a good source of potassium.
Great day for one of our smoothies. Give them a try and let’s us know how you like them. Find more recipes at fertilitylifestyleprogram.com Cacao & Banana smoothie Serves 1 1 banana 250 ml almond milk 1 tablespoon maca powder 1 tablespoon coconut oil 2 tablespoons cacao powder (or unsweetened cocoa powder) Place all the ingredients in a blender and mix well. Pour into a glass and enjoy straight away. Green Goodness smoothie Serves 1 1 banana 375 ml apple juice juice of 1 lime 2 heaped teaspoons spirulina powder Place all the ingredients in a blender and mix well. Pour into a glass and enjoy straight away. Berry Smoothie (serves 2) 1 cup blueberries- fresh or frozen 1 banana 2 cups coconut water 2tbs ground flaxseeds or flaxseed oil Papaya Smoothie (serves 2) 1 papaya 1 banana 1 cup plain coconut yoghurt 2 cups coconut water 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 2 tsp Maca powder Juice of 1 lime