Posts Tagged "spinach"

Saghi: Goodbye to Baked Goods and Bullshit

Saghi: Goodbye to Baked Goods and Bullshit

I want to start off by telling you about my favourite breakfast smoothie! I made it this morning and finished every drop of it! I blended a small banana, 3 strawberries, a handful of spinach, 1/2 cup of almond milk and 1 tbsp of hemp seeds. I had it with a rice cake and natural peanut butter. Jess says to have produce at every meal, so I’ve been playing around with my greens and fruits for breakfast, trying to find something that is quick, clean and filling. Smoothies are working for me! One of the things I appreciate about Jess is her honesty and no-bullshit attitude. I was honest with her in letting her know I indulged in a Tim Horton’s whole grain blueberry...

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Spinach

Spinach

It’s time to honour this beautiful, versatile and nutrition-packed food.  If it is not something you’re currently including in your meals, you no longer have any excuse to avoid it! Spinach is incredibly jammed with vitamin K, vitamin A, magnesium and folate.  It is also high in iron, vitamin C and vitamin B2 to name a few.  It is one of the top anti-cancer foods, and it contains molecules called “glycoclycerolipids” which are anti-inflammatory, and help to protect the stomach lining against damage. Probably the BEST thing about spinach, given how nutritious it is, is how easy it is to include in meals!  When you heat it, it wilts right down....

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The Latest (and Greatest?) Green Juice

The Latest (and Greatest?) Green Juice

I have to give credit to my client Courtney, who made this for me the other day and got me totally HOOKED. She discovered it at a juice bar in Capetown a couple of weeks ago. The papaya, pineapple and spinach juice. It tastes like pure, replenishing papaya juice! Benefits of this drink: Overflowing with vitamin C High in vitamin E and A High in folate High in fiber High in vitamin K High in iron High in magnesium High in vitamin B2 and B6 A rich source of antioxidants This drink is an immune booster, energy blaster, cancer preventer and heart disease fighter. It makes you feel amazing, and tastes delicious. If you find it hard to get your fruits and vegetables in...

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Quinoa Heaven

Quinoa Heaven

The other day, I had Giada’s cooking show on in the gym, and got this idea for a quinoa dish with a bit of an Italian spin. Giada was making a delicious pasta dish, and I decided to add the same spinach effect to a bowl of quinoa. The toppings just happen to be a few of my very favourites. Avocado, sundried tomatoes and pine nuts can make me devour just about anything they’re atop! The dish turned out just as I thought it would. A great texture, lovely fresh flavour and FILLING. Ingredients: 250g uncooked quinoa 1 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp mascarpone cheese 1 full bag of fresh spinach 2 garlic cloves 6-8 sundried tomatoes 2 tbsp pine nuts 1/2...

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