All posts filed under: Nutrition

Juice Box |Vit Hit C

I have a bit of a love/dislike (hate is too strong!) relationship with juicing. I absolutely love how it makes me feel, but I really dislike all the prep and washing the juicer! So I tend to go through phases. Right now I’m into juicing in a big way. I’ve started getting a Juicing Box delivered with my weekly Veg box from Rocket DeliveriesĀ and I can’t help but be super inspired seeing this rainbow coming through my door every week. Keeping my immune system supported is my number one priority right now as there are so many colds and flus doing the rounds I’m in need of some serious nutritional support. Juicing is amazing for boosting your daily intake of nutrients as the body metabolises it much quicker without the fiber. Helpful as well if you are sick with a diminished appetite! This week I had all of the right ingredients to make a juice really high in vitamin C. Heavy on citrus fruits, this juice is super tangy to taste with the added bonus …

The “Anything” Scramble | Thai Style

I frequently find myself scrambling (excuse the terrible pun!) to make myself something to eat. My family schedule is erratic at best, but generally it is completely chaotic. No matter how are hard I try and get organised, I regularly find myself an hour away from a yoga class without having eaten. Everyone else manages to get fed…except for me šŸ˜¦ So to say I rely on eggs a lot would be a vast understatement. Quick, full of protein, tasty…perfect. But the handy boiled egg and toast scenario can get old pretty fast so I do love spicing things up with whatever eclectic fayre I have in the fridge. Thursdays are always a good day to make my eggs a little more interesting. I have a lot of classes on a Thursday and as it’s nearing the end of the week the energy levels are pretty low, but it’s also Veg Box day (yay!). So this week I had an eclectic mix of shiitake mushrooms (which I was anticipating making a nice soup, see recipe …

Veg Box | Mushroom Soup

I absolutely love mushrooms. They are quick, satisfying, meaty in a non-meaty way and taste delicious. They’re super healthy too, which is always a bonus! Not many people know that mushrooms are one of the very few non-animal sources of Vitamin D. Amazing if, like me, you live in a country which has very little sunshine (thank you Ireland, love you ;-0). If you want to really up the anti in terms of medicinal qualities, shiitake mushrooms are where it’s at. Shiitake “contain lentinan, which has anti – cancer, antiviral, and antibacterial properties” (Healing Foods, Neal’s Yard, pg.91) which provide massive support for your immune system. All very good and very necessary! So whatever way you want to take your mushrooms is good, but eating them in a soup is probably the best. Especially if your going to include shiitake as they normally come dried and a soup is a great way to soften them and get all the good stuff from the water they were soaked in. Below is my take on the humble …

Tomato + Avocado Salsa

Tomato + Avocado Salsa Is there anything more divine than a fresh off the vine tomato? Paired with garlic and avocado you’re onto a winner. If you’re local to the South West Kerry region be sure to make out Kim and her market stall Rocket Deliveries at the Caherciveen Farmer’s Market on Friday and the market at Ballinskelligs on Sundays! Enjoy!! xx Alex

Simple Courgette Salad

  Ingredients 1 Courgette 2-3 Tblsp Pumpkin Seeds Drizzle Good Quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil Drizzle Good Quality Balsamic Vinegar Sea Salt + Black Pepper Method Toast your pumpkin seeds in a non-stick pan on a medium heat. You will know they are done when they start popping. Meanwhile, wash and dry your courgette and grate on the course side of the cheese grater. Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl with your olive oil and vinegar to your taste (about 1 tablespoon of both is perfect) and serve immediately. Great on its own for lunch or as a side for dinner. Health Info Courgettes are a good source of potassium and vitamin C. The skins are a great source of fibre and eating raw courgette is very alkalising. The water content combined with the fibre make this a great low cal, filling option if your looking for something light. Pumpkin Seeds are little powerhouses. They contain magnesium and manganese, copper, protein and zinc and can also have an alkalising effect on the body. …