Make Winter Healthy with these delicious Healthy Raspberry Smoothie and Winter Carrot Chickpeas Mandarin Salad recipes.
Make Winter Healthy
New Year celebrations heat is now behind but many cold days are still ahead. So, eating well is a top priority. Here are some fantastic ideas on how to make your winter days delicious and colorful.
Start with salads. They are easy, tasteful and inspiring. Serve your salads onto big salad bowls or wide plates, where you can place a lot of ingredients and properly decorate them with herbs and seeds.
Food creation starts in your mind, so fantasise about various combinations, tastes and herbs beforehand. How about a roasted vegetables base? Now add some protein found in beans, seeds and nuts. Finally, think about the decoration!
Winter Veggies Health Benefits
Winter veggies are extremely healthy because they boost your immune system. For instance, carrots are full of beta-carotene (converted in your body to vitamin A), vitamin B6 and potassium. If you add green salad leaves you will get extra vitamin A, K and C, as well as zinc, calcium and iron.
Finally, it’s time to think about healthy winter desserts. Smoothie is a great idea because it’s full of vitamins and berry flavors. Grab some frozen berries in your favorite store, add soy, almond, coconut milk or water, a bit of honey and cinnamon, and enjoy a glass of a super healthy dessert! By the way, you can serve it in elegant martini glasses and give it a special touch with some seeds, chocolate crumbs and frozen berries.
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Healthy Raspberry Smoothie
- 1 cup frozen raspberries
- 2 bananas
- 1 tbs raw honey
- 2 cups water
- 1 hand full frozen raspberries
- 1 tbl poppy seeds
- 2 pieces crushed dark chocolate
- Pour two cups of cold water into a blender.
- Add banana, raspberries and honey to water and blend all these ingredients together.
- Decorate with chocolate, poppy seeds and raspberries.
Winter Carrot Chickpeas Mandarin Salad
- 2 big carrots
- 1/3 cup chickpeas cooked
- 2 tbl sunflower seeds
- 1 bunch salad
- 1/3 cup pomegranate seeds
- 1 mandarin sliced
- 2 sprigs coriander
- 1 tsp Italian herbs mix
- 4 tbl oil
- 5 tbl freshly squeezed mandarin juice
- 2 tbl sunflower oil
- 1 tbl vinegar
- Salt, pepper to taste
Wash salad leaves.
Heat oven to 392 degrees.
Wash, peel and cut carrot into 0,4 inch slices. Add oil, salt, pepper and herbs. Mix it and place carrot on a tray. Transfer the tray to oven and leave for 10 minutes. After that, reduce the heat to 338 degrees and leave for another 10 minutes or so.
When the carrot is golden and tender, take it out of the oven and set aside for 15 minutes to cool off.
Slice mandarin and cut every piece into halves.
Tear salad leaves with your hands. Place them in a salad bowl, add roasted carrot slices and sliced mandarin.
Decorate with sunflower seeds, chickpeas, pomegranate and coriander leaves.
For dressing, mix oil, vinegar, mandarin juice, salt and pepper together.
Pour the dressing on top of the salad.