Roasted vegetables are the perfect accompaniment to every savoury meal.
Whether you’re focusing on leaning down or just trying to incorporate enough veggie servings into your day, roasted veg + protein will help you get there.
Roasting vegetables is a delicious way to get the vitamins, minerals and fibre that they provide. A diet rich in vegetables will decrease the chance of cancer, diabetes and many other health complications.
For me, maintaining a healthy balance means making food that tastes as good as the benefits it provides.
I’ve developed the perfect recipe for roasting up delicious vegetables quickly. This blend of spices has the aroma and flavours of a warming winter meal.
You will need:
- Garlic Powder
- Olive Oil
This combo of oils and spices can be used with any combination of your favourite vegetables, but here are my favourites for a roast:
- White Onion
- Brussel Sprouts
To prepare, just chop the vegetables into desired sizes, cover in olive oil and sprinkle with salt, pepper, garlic powder, rosemary and oregano.
Cook for 35 minutes at 200˚C and enjoy!
And I’m back after a huge dry patch of not posting – I’m sorry! I’ve been busy perfecting my Acai bowl recipe.
For those who don’t know what an acai bowl is, it’s a smoothie decorated with crunchy, fruity garnishes and dollops of nut butter. Except, you eat it out of a bowl – like soup!
Acai (pronounced ah sah ee) powder comes from the Acai berry, which comes from the Amazon region. The berries are packed with nutrients, providing a dense source of antioxidants that fight harmful free radicals in the body.
The recipe is very simple, but once you are done with all the different colourful toppings and it begins to look like quite a fancy breakfast dish.
You’ll need to use a blender to whizz all the ingredients together. I use my Nutribullet, which is by far the most powerful blender I’ve ever owned.
For the base:
- One pitted Medjool date
- 1 tbsp Acai powder
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1.5 cup mixed berries
- 1 cup of almond milk
- 1 tbsp of peanut butter (any nut/seed butter will do)
- 1 cup spinach
For the topping, you can use any combination of:
- Chopped banana
- Goji Berries
- Shaved Coconut
- Cacao Nibs
- Crushed Walnuts
- Almond Butter, Peanut Butter, Cashew Butter, ABC Butter
- Honey or Maple Syrup (if you are craving extra sweetness)
And voila! Enjoy. Have you tried Acai Bowls before?